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How do I book the Hall?
You can book the Hall online by visiting the Bookings Diary. All confirmed bookings are shown on there, but please be aware that someone may have requested a date/time slot which is awaiting confirmation so the slot is not guaranteed to be available if someone has requested it before you.

Click the date you would like to book, and enter your details onto the form. This booking request will be sent to the Hall Manager. If your date/time slot is free it will be booked for you, and you will receive a confirmation email within 3 days. If your date/time slot has unfortunately been booked by someone else you will receive an email to let you know. The confirmation email will tell you how to pay, and where to collect the keys etc, and will link to the Hall's Terms & Conditions which you must read. By making a booking you are automatically agreeing to accept those Terms & Conditions.


How do I pick up the keys?
The keys for the Village Hall are collected from a key safe. When you make a booking you will be provided with the details of how to access this.


Why do you not take telephone bookings?
The telephone is not manned 24 hours a day, so it is more convenient for people to be able to book online. If you are unable to book online for any reason, you may write to Clive Folkard, 13 Deanery Road, Crockham Hill, Kent TN8 6RE. This contact address can also be found in the Parish Magazine which is delivered locally once a month.


Do you allow teenage parties?
Sorry, no we don't allow teenage or 21st parties.
 

Can I book a Bouncy Castle?
Yes, there's no problem booking a bouncy castle for the Main Hall, the ceiling height is 3.75 metres.


How much does the Hall cost to hire?
Please see the Prices page for the latest hire rates.


How big is the Hall?
The Main Hall measures approx. 17.5 x 9 metres. The Harris Room measures approx. 6 x 7 metres. See the Photos page for more details.


How many people can I fit in the Hall?
The Main Hall has a comfortable maximum capacity of 135 seated at tables, 240 theatre-style. The Harris Room has a seated capacity of 42. See the Photos page for more details.


How many tables and chairs are supplied?
There are 240 chairs, 22 x 6'x2' tables and 16 x 3'x2' tables available for your use. You can hire in your own tables/chairs if you prefer. See the Photos page for more details.


What facilities are there in the kitchen?
The fully fitted kitchen contains a fridge with no freezer section, dishwasher, hot water urn, electric cooker and hob, double sink, microwave. There are a limited number of pots and pans. There are standard plain white dinner plates, side plates and bowls for 150 people. Cups, saucers and cutlery for 100 people. You must bring your own supply of cleaning products and cloths, and must provide your own black sacks for rubbish. Brooms and mops are supplied. See the Photos page for more details.


Can I view the Hall?
If you would like to book a wedding, then you are welcome to arrange a viewing before booking via the Contact us page. For other events, you should get enough information from the website and the Photos page. If your question about the Hall isn't answered from the website or this FAQ then please use the form on the Contact Us page to ask a question.


If I book the Hall can I use the Harris room?
No, you don't automatically get use of the Harris Room - you would have to book and pay for that as well.


If I book the Harris Room can I use the kitchen?
The Harris Room has its own kitchenette, you can only use the big kitchen if you have booked the Main Hall.


What time does my event have to end?
The Hall's music licence is until 11pm on Sundays and 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The Hall must be cleaned, tidied and vacated by midnight.


Do you offer a cleaning service?
No, we do not offer a cleaning service. You are expected to take away all your own rubbish, tidy up the Hall, sweep the floors in all areas used and LIGHTLY mop any spills. The Hall should be left in exactly the same condition as when you went in.


What do I need to bring if I have an event?
You need to bring your own table coverings, serving dishes and utensils, cooking dishes/pans and utensils, cleaning products and black sacks for the rubbish. You have to take your rubbish away with you as there are NO BINS on the premises. You can bring your own crockery and cutlery or use ours. Although toilet rolls are supplied you can supplement those with some of your own in case it runs out. Liquid hand wash dispensers are provided.


Can I sell alcohol in the Hall?
Yes, as long as you have obtained a Temporary Event Notice from Council 6 weeks before the event - click here for the Council page. You can also bring all your own drinks and run a free bar.


Is there a noise limiter in the Hall?
Yes, there is a noise limiter in the Hall. If the noise exceeds the allowed decibels the power is cut for 10 seconds and then resets itself. You are advised to turn it down!!


How do I access the Wifi?
The password for the WiFi is lordharris (all lowercase).


Who looks after the Hall?
The Hall is run by a Hall Manager. We employ a cleaner, repairs and maintenance are carried out by professionals.

What are the terms and conditions of hire?
The full conditions of hire can be seen here - click here to view/print the Full Terms & Conditions of Hire.