The Main Hall – 56ft x 30ft
The spacious main hall has a fine pitched ceiling using Swedish pine. Able to seat up to 160 theatre style and up to 130 comfortably with tables, the hall is an ideal venue for weddings, concerts and social functions. The public address system adds to the flexibility of use.
A serving hatch from the well equipped kitchen makes the hall ideal for wedding receptions, luncheons etc.
The kitchen equipment includes a catering dishwasher, microwave, large larder fridge, water urn, six burner gas range with double electric oven, a second electric oven with four ring ceramic hob.
Matching crockery sufficient for up to 130 place settings includes dinner, breakfast and side plates, rice bowls, cups and saucers all in the Churchill ‘Buckingham’ design. Cutlery also is provided.
There is an ice cream freezer which is ideal for cooling champagne or wine, also another fridge/freezer.
A range of tables are available, these consist of 25 6ft x 2.5ft collapsible tables, as well as 12 half size collapsible tables.
There are 160 stacking soft chairs with other plastic type chairs for outside use available upon request.
Main Hall – 56ft x 30ft
Six Burner Range Cooker
The Function Room – 25ft x 16ft
Separated from the main hall by the kitchen and reception area, this room opens on to the spacious hall gardens which lead down to the Allen River.
The Function Room is ideal for committee meetings, small sales of work or as a quiet room or food area during your wedding. A separate hatchway opens to the kitchen.
Function Room – 25ft x 16ft
The hall has normal toilet arrangements for ladies and gentlemen. A disabled toilet incorporates baby changing facilities. There is also a cloakroom which is large enough to be used as a small meeting room or as storage during your function.
An outside garden shed houses extra tables and chairs for outside use or for inside at larger functions. The car park can take up to 25 cars with extra parking by arrangement with the caretaker in the sports field opposite.
The Village Hall Bar
Damerham Village Hall holds a full Premises Licence which includes the sale of alcohol and takes very seriously 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.)
Bar staff are fully trained and experienced, with the caretaker holding a personal licence for the sale of alcohol.
The sale of alcohol in the village hall is franchised to The Bear Inn, 12 West Street, Wilton, proprietor Mr Jason Sims, who was born and bred in Damerham. He is also the Village Hall Premises Supervisor for alcohol.
An installed beer cooling system can provide Thatchers cider and Carlsberg lager on draught. White, Red and Rose wine is also available by the glass or bottle. A large range of spirits and liqueurs including some malt whisky’s, a full range of bottled bitters, lagers, fruit ciders and soft drinks are on sale, all at pub prices. the bar is ‘CASH ONLY’.
The hire of glassware (hi-ball, wine & champagne flute) and up to 10 x 6ft round dining tables (seating 8 persons comfortably) for functions can be arranged via the caretaker, from the franchisee.
Alcohol may be provided free of charge to guests by the hirer, by arrangement with the caretaker but not whilst the bar is open. Only the franchisee may sell alcohol in the village hall. This also applies to the garden which is also licensed. The bar can only be opened by prior arrangement. A charge for opening the bar will apply. Licensing conditions must still be adhered if the bar is not open. The bar closes at 11 pm (latest).
Bar bookings may be made at the time as hall booking. Please ask the caretaker/booking secreatary for details.
The Village Hall Bar
We of course understand hirers will wish to decorate the hall for functions which is acceptable to the management committee BUT we do ask that no sellotape or bluetac is stuck to the emulsioned walls as this will pull paint from the wall plaster.
There are many hooks provided around the main hall and reception area, for decorating purposes.
Local Bed & Breakfast
We are lucky to have excellent Bed & Breakfast facilities close by in the South End part of the village. Ally & Richard Acland at October House can offer you a warm welcome, if you would like to stay in the village overnight, after attending a function in the Village Hall.
You can find them at www.octoberhousebandb.com
The Compasses Inn at Damerham
DIRECTLY OPPOSITE THE VILLAGE HALL
A friendly Country Inn at the heart of a rural village, serving freshly sourced food. Selection of real ales, craft beers, fine whiskeys & wines. Five en-suite guest rooms. Boasting a large dog friendly garden over looking Damerham Cricket Pitch.
We also have two beautifully refurbished holiday cottages for self catering which sleep 4 – 6 people. Please enquire for seasonal rates and availability.
Call 01725 518231 for reservations.