The Main Hall
Details of the hall size and capacity is here.
The hall makes an ideal hire venue for weddings, concerts, social functions, clubs, exhibitions and dances. It is used for various, events including fairs and markets throughout the year
A stage is available at the far end of the hall and there are doors leading to the green area to the south of the hall. The adjacent kitchen is accessible from the main hall and there is a serving hatch which may be opened to serve refreshments…
On entering the village hall there is a foyer area from which there are doors to the main hall and the Wallace room. The main hall LED lighting is controlled from a light switch on the right side as you enter the main hall. There are also LED spotlights positioned in each corner of the main hall. The light switch for the spotlights may be found at the front of the stage in the compartment on the left side (where the carpet bowls equipment is stored). The access stairs to the stage are normally in front of the compartment so may need moving.
The Wallace room,which is small function room and the bar area, may also be accessed by doors from the main hall.
The kitchen may be accessed from the main hall and there is a large serving hatch between the kitchen and main hall.
A range of tables and chairs are available, these consist of 25 6ft x 2.5ft collapsible tables, as well as 12 half-size collapsible and 8 bridge tables. There are 190 stacking chairs plus 40 wooden chairs in the Wallace room..
WiFi is available to users of the hall. Details are on the noticeboard inside the main hall.
The wifi is fast, normally running at over 70Mbs (mega bits per second) download and over 17Mbs upload. The more users on the wifi the lower the speed will be for individual users.
The Hall has the following equipment that may be hired:
- Digital Projector & Screen
The digital projector is lowered from the hall ceiling and a large powered screen that is lowered in front of the stage curtains.
- DVD & Blu Ray Player
- Wireless microphone
- There is an HDMI connection and a VGA connection to the main hall’s sound system which plays through two large speakers, one each side of the hall
Apart from the DVD/Blu Ray player other devices (not supplied) may be connected (at the hirer’s risk) using an HDMI or VGA cable. These cables are normally available but if bringing your own equipment you may wish to bring your own cables.
- Hearing Induction Loop Amplifier
Click here for further details on the AV system and on setting it up.
It is possible to fit a marque in the main hall to create a more intimate feel suitable for a wedding function or birthday party. Please contact us for details as the fittings for attaching the marquee are for a specific marquee.
As well as being able to fit a marquee here are many hooks provided around the main hall and reception area, to enable decorations to be hung. Please contact us for further details.
We do ask that no sellotape or bluetac is stuck to the emulsioned walls, but there are many hooks provided around the main hall and reception area, to enable decorations to be hung.
The Wallace Room: Bar & Small Function Room
Separate from the main hall, this smaller room can be hired independently and includes the village hall bar.
There is a door to The Wallace Room from the foyer and also double doors into the main hall.
The Wallace room contains the bar.
Accessed from The Wallace Room and the main hall, with a serving hatch to the main hall, the kitchen is full equipped and the main equipment available includes:
- kettle & hot water urn
- electric oven and hob
- multiple sinks
The foyer and toilets were refurbished to a very high standard in 2021. As well as ladies and gentlemen toilets there is a disabled toilet.
Off the main hall is a small gated patio area which leads onto the large village playing field, with play equipment for all ages of children. Of particular value in Blakeney is the large Village Hall car park.
The area has some excellent caterers and we can supply a list of caterers familiar with the hall who can offer anything from a simple buffet to a full dinner or hog roast / BBQ. Details available upon request.
If used, the hall kitchen must be left clean and tidy unless a post hire clean has been paid in advance.
The Village Hall Bar
Blakeney Village Hall holds a full Premises Licence which includes the sale of alcohol. Bar staff are fully trained and experienced and take the four licensing objectives stated in the Licensing act 2005. (the prevention of crime and disorder; public safety; the prevention of public nuisance; the protection of children from harm) very seriously.
The Hall has a well stocked bar and we are happy to work with the hirer to ensure we offer the right mix of wine, bottled beer, draught bitter, lager and spirits for the event. The bar can only be opened by prior arrangement and bar bookings should be made at the time of booking the hall.
If the bar is not required a corkage charge may be made. Only the licensed village hall bar staff may sell alcohol in the village hall. The hirer can only provide alcohol to guests free of charge and not whilst the bar is open. Only alcohol purchased at the village hall bar can be consumed outside on the playing field. The hire of glassware can be arranged for events not using the bar.
Heating is by night storage heaters. There are eight heaters in the main hall, three in the Wallace room and one in the kitchen.