Halls and facilities for hire
The Latin School, High Street, Wye, TN25 5AH. Built as a school in 1447 the Latin School is a listed Grade 1 building and a scheduled monument occupied by Wye Heritage. Please click the photo above for details.
Wye Village Halls
Registered Charity No' 302899
Wye Village Hall and Recreation Ground Charity
Wye Village Hall comprises two halls, with a combined capacity of 280 people, the new Reece Pavilion and a new meeting room which seats ten. All these facilities can be booked online and free WiFi is available throughout the building. Wye Village Hall has Hallmark 2 accreditation. This is a nationally recognised quality assurance scheme designed for community buildings.
The halls are available for regular bookings and one-off events. Each hall is self-contained with its own well equipped kitchen and the halls can be hired either as one unit or individually. There is off-road parking available for hall users, and both halls have separate toilet facilities. The halls are wheelchair accessible via a ramp from the car park. There is a disabled parking space by the ramp.
Outside, the Wye Recreation Ground provides a floodlit Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) completed in 2014, a children's play area, a football pitch and a general recreation area and a riverside walk. The Jungle adventure play area is on adjacent land owned by the Children's Playing Field Charity. Wye Tennis Club rents part of the Recreation Ground, and it has a modern clubhouse and five courts, four of which are floodlit. Non-members can hire these courts on a casual basis.
The riverside walk provides direct public access to a small section of a designated 1,013 acre Local Wildlife Site (LWS). This LWS follows the River Great Stour through Wye, between Boughton Aluph and Fordwich.
The Small Village Hall is a light and airy room, with wood block flooring and large whiteboard make it the perfect venue for children's parties, dinners, social events, clubs and meetings for up to 100 people.
The hall has its own, recently renovated small kitchen and there are patio doors which open onto the enclosed garden and grass area to the rear of The Wye Centre. The hall has full blackout curtains, which enables it to be used as a cinema.
The Large Village Hall can accommodate up to 180 people and it is large enough to have a permanent badminton court. This hall is home to our Short Mat Bowls club, Badminton club and many more local clubs, societies and groups.
The large kitchen has two servery bars, which provide direct access to both halls. This kitchen has been modernised and updated recently. This gives ample cooking space for most types of catering, from providing cups of tea and coffee to being suitable for use by outside caterers at major functions, such as wedding receptions or special birthday parties. The rebuilt WCs off the Large Hall now include a dedicated baby changing room.
The Reece Pavilion opened in August 2019. This is a new south facing community room and veranda with panoramic views over the recreation ground, folding tables and stackable chairs and WiFi. The soft furnishings can be moved around to suit. There is a kitchenette with sink, fridge with ice box, microwave, kettle, crockery and cutlery. This light and airy space is ideal for small family or social gatherings and informal meetings. The pavilion is self-contained, with its own accessible toilet and baby change facility.
The Meeting Room opened in November 2018. This new self-contained meeting room seats 10 and has its own integral kitchen and WC. The meeting room is easily accessible off the new atrium and benefits from having folding soundproof doors.
Wye's Polling Station at election time is the Large Village Hall. The Wye Centre project 2014 - 2019 also installed new access ramps, added new disabled parking bays and improved the car park layout.
- Justine Haskell, Booking Manager
Wye Village Hall
- 07504 839858 (answerphone)
Wye Methodist Church
Wye Methodist Church dates from 1869 and is listed Grade 2. The building has been modernised internally and upgraded over the years to provide a set of comfortable well-furnished rooms with various facilities. These are, in order of descending size:
Worship area: Our chapel, used for Sunday worship, is available for ordinary meetings during the week. Again there is a hearing loop. There are comfortable chairs rather than pews and a moveable projector screen is available on request. It seats 60 people
Wesley Room: Our large hall has recently purchased new stacking chairs, has an electrically driven projector screen, acoustic panels to assist those with hearing difficulties and a hearing loop. Integral to this room is a modern kitchen. It has access to a small garden and can seat 30 people.
Thomas Berry Room: This is an upstairs room suitable for smaller meetings. It has a whiteboard, electrically driven projector screen and tea and coffee making facilities. It is provided with comfortable chairs and collapsible tables and it can seat up to 15 people.
Vestry/Garden room: This room, recently refurbished, is that nearest the car park and, while available generally, is adapted particularly to the needs of less able people. It has ramped access and can seat 10 people. There is an electrically driven projector screen, tea and coffee making facilities and with an easily accessible toilet for the less able.
Small meeting room: This is suitable for small committee-type meetings and serves as a foot clinic at the beginning of each month. Tea and coffee making facilities are available there. It can seat six people.
All rooms are heated separately for economy. Access to any room to and from the building can be made without disturbing other meetings and the same is the case for toilets. Our rooms are maintained to a high standard and cleaned regularly. Conveniently, our building is centrally located in the village, and it has a small car park.
- Bridge Street
- Bookings 01233 812519
The Latin School
The Latin School is a listed Grade 1 building and a scheduled monument near the centre of Wye. This historic 1447 school room in Wye High Street seats up to 12 people (boardroom style) or up to 25 (theatre style), and it is available for small group meetings and exhibitions by arrangement. The Latin School is a self-contained building with its own WC, and coffee making facilities in the lobby. Visitors also have access to the adjacent walled Latin School Garden and The Green as break-out spaces.
The Latin School is accessed by two steps up from the High Street pavement. Parking is restricted in the High Street and The Green, however there is free parking nearby in Churchfield Way and Gregory Court car park.
Wye Heritage manages the Latin School as a not for profit community organisation, dedicated to the preservation of the rich heritage of the village of Wye, and the former Wye College.
- c/o Cumberland Court
- 01233 813884
Facilities for hire near Wye
Brook Village Hall
Registered Charity 208586
Village Hall Trust
"Brook Village Hall is modern and well-designed with a spacious main hall as well as a recently refurbished kitchen and cloakroom area. Able to seat around 80 theatre style and 75 comfortably with tables, the hall is an ideal venue for concerts, plays, social functions or dances as well as being a great club venue. Our rates are extremely competitive."The spacious main hall is light and airy with double doors that lead out onto the Parish owned recreation area. There is a stage with stage curtain, spot-lights, PA system, projector and screen." Extract from Brook Village Hall website
- Brook Village Hall
The Street, Brook,
Ashford, Kent TN25 5PE
- 01233 812803
Thomas Hill Education Room (Brook)
Registered Charity No: 1055879
The Agricultural Museum, Brook
Wye Rural Museum Trust has converted a workshop at Court Lodge, Brook into a small, high quality meeting room. This is self-contained with its own kitchen and WCs.
The Thomas Hill Education Room has an AV projector fitted to a cross beam, plus a white board. The room is available for hire at the cost of £6 an hour for non-commercial groups, and £10 an hour for commercial uses.
To book the room, or ask for more details please email the Hon. Curator Brian Whimsett.
Please do not write to the address as the museum is not always open. If you wish to contact the museum please do so by email via the link above or telephone.
The museum is open at weekends between May and September, from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Group visits are welcomed at other times. There is off-road parking.
- The Agricultural Museum, Brook
Kent, TN25 5PF
- 01304 824969
Godmersham and Crundale Village Hall
Registered Charity Number 226915
Godmersham & Crundale Village Hall
The well appointed hall was completed in the Autumn of 2013, and it offers a light and airy place undertake your activity. We offer:
- A car park for up to 30 cars, with an overflow car park for another 60 available. There are Disabled parking spaces reserved by the main entrance.
- Level access to the entrance lobby with easy access to male, female and mobility impaired toilets.
- The John Sunley meeting room, a light room ideal for meetings of up to 20 people, with direct access to the kitchen.
- The main hall, which can seat 150 in a theatre setting or up to 130 in a banquet setting.
- A large kitchen designed with the professional caterer in mind. Equipment includes a large double fridge, three large under counter wine coolers, two ovens, a large induction hob and an industrial dishwasher. There is a hatch with a serving counter into the main hall.
- A digital projector and a large pull down screen are provided in the main hall.
- A two speaker sound system in provided in the main hall.
- Disco lighting and mood lighting is provided in the main hall.
- A large stage for performances.
- WIFI will be available soon.
- Under floor heating provides efficient heating during the cooler months.
- The hall is designed to be kind on the environment, we have large solar energy panels and recycling facilities for your waste.
- Free access to the Parish Field, a large open space recently planted out with a community orchard, a lime walk and many other trees.
- Godmersham & Crundale Village Hall
Kent CT4 7DR
- 07842 073193
Petham Village Hall
The recently built village hall in the picturesque village of Petham, situated 4 miles south of Canterbury, is a much sought after venue. Just a few metres from the lovely country church of All Saints with a view across rolling countryside, the hall has gained the Hallmark III award for its facilities and management. Performances of drama, song, dance and other arts together with concerts, jazz evenings and various arts company bookings are all possible. Stage lighting, a removable stage, audio systems and a projector are available so that performers can enhance their shows.
There are two halls which can be joined into one large area and a room equipped for computers with an overhead projector and interactive board. This particular room is ideal for IT courses or for business bookings – if your company is looking for a venue to hold a day conference or training day then Petham has everything you need. Broadband is available at the hall.
The hall has everything to make the reception memorable including a fully fitted kitchen for self-catering or outside caterers, tables and chairs to seat up to 148 guests and a barbeque area in the landscaped garden at the rear of the hall. (text abbreviated from the Petham Village Hall website)
- Petham Village Hall
Waltham Village Hall
The Hall has one large room, with tables and chairs to seat up to 70 people, with toilets, and with a kitchen for preparing hot drinks and with space for the laying out of simple meals. A fridge and cooker are available for hirers' use, along with an assortment of plates and cutlery, an urn and kettles. Hirers should discuss their detailed requirements with Lynn when contacting her for enquiries and bookings, including those for key collection and return.
Regular events that take place at the Hall include table-tennis, parties, social afternoons, and Wine & Wisdom evenings.
Hire Charge Rates
Prices are periodically reviewed and are subject to change.
Monday – Friday: £10 per morning, afternoon or evening
Saturday and Sunday mornings: £10
Saturday – Sunday: £25 per afternoon or evening
Please note: the Village Hall and its users are precluded by the Village Hall Lease from selling alcohol at the Village Hall, and hirers agree that they will not do so.
Enquiries and bookings: Ms Lynn Saxby
- Richdore Road
- 01227 700 071
The Evington Hall
Regd. Charity No. 302758
The Evington Hall is situated close to the War Memorial and village pond of Hastingleigh, on the border of Elmsted and Hastingleigh in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounded by stunning Kentish landscape.
The Evington Hall is a Charitable Trust run by a Board of Trustees, comprising a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Representatives of regular-user organisations, Ex-officio and Co-opted members.
The Hall is a reasonably priced and ideal venue for Private Hire Functions such as parties, large family gatherings, meetings, workshops, presentations, etc. The facilities at the Evington Hall include:
- Main Hall (12.5m x 7.5m) plus curtained stage (4.5m x 5.5m) which can be extended to 6.5m x 5.5m. The main hall can seat up to 130.
- Modern Kitchen with servery to main hall, hot water dispenser for beverages, ceramic hob, electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
- Two unisex self-contained toilets, each with wc, washbasin and electric hand dryer.
- Disabled Toilet with wc, washbasin and electric hand dryer, emergency alarm and baby changing facility.
- Free wifi
- Fully integrated audio-visual system with ceiling-mounted high definition digital projector and screen, hand-held and tie-clip microphones, CD/DVD player, MP3 player input and hearing loop.
- Disabled access
Contact details for regular user groups here
(Text taken from The Evington Hall website)
- Evington Lees, Elmsted
- 07401 908249
Thannington Neighbourhood Resource Centre
Conference, meeting and training rooms available to hire, from £10 per hour.
"The Centre is fully accessible with parking for 40 vehicles, 6 being designated for disabled drivers, integral and portable induction loops, 3 accessible lavatories and level access. We are open 7 days a week 12 hours a day and have free computer and WiFi use – We have a variety of rooms to rent for a wide range of meetings and activities, friendly helpful staff and a delicious buffet menu..."
"This registered charity has transformed a community. By using these facilities you and your organisation will be part or our sustainability and will be helping a community to help themselves..." Extracts from the Thannington Neighbourhood Resource Centre website.
Access: The Centre is on the A28 and bus route No1 from Wye. National Cycle Route 18, (NCR18) which links Canterbury and Ashford, via Wye, passes the Centre, and it is a short walk from the Wincheap Park and Ride car park. Canterbury West and Canterbury East railway stations connect to the Centre by foot, cyclepath and bus.
Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Reg. Charity No. 1155263
- Thanington Road,
- 01227 767720