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Milborne Port Village Hall

Conveniently situated on the Somerset/Dorset border Milborne Port Village Hall is the ideal venue for regular events and all those special occasions.

Springfield Road, Milborne Port, Somerset, DT9 5RE 

Milborne Port Village Hall is an ideal venue for theatre, sport, social and exhibition events. With a well equipped kitchen, a large hall, reception area and smaller meeting rooms available for hire it can provide the perfect setting for all occasions. Seating can be provided for up to 200 guests and the reception area, kitchen facilities and a stage area for live entertainment provide all that is needed for wedding receptions, parties, dances, discos, and other social and family events.

The Main Hall and Camelot Room are fully licensed for all Theatrical and Musical performances, film shows, indoor sporting events, and including the sale of alcohol. The Management Committee volunteers have been awarded the Hallmark 1 and 2 awards by the Community Council for Somerset. This organisation supports action in local communities and the Hallmark awards, now a nationally recognised accreditation, recognise good management and practice by the hall committee.

Village Hall About Us

The Milborne Port Village Hall is run as a Charity Trust that provides a fully licensed hall  available to local people, visitors, and organisations as economically as possible but at the same time keeping the hall financially sound.

Typical activities that the hall is utilised for include:

University of the 3rd Age, Toddlers, Short Mat Bowls, Gardeners Club, Badminton Club, Keep Fit and Martial Arts, plus social events such as Bingo, Anniversaries, Parties, Operatic Society Performances, Weddings, Elections and Dinners.

Details of the Village Hall facilities on offer can be found by clicking on the thumbnails below or via the Navigation Bar above. The Standard Conditions of Hire and Booking Forms can be viewed and downloaded via the ‘Hire Us’ Page.

Main Hall extra info

The Main Hall is the primary facility and is suitable for sports, theatre, social and exhibition functions. The high ceiling and large floor area are ideal for badminton, short mat bowls and other indoor sports. The stage area with curtains and lighting fixtures is highly visible and ideal for staged productions, presentations or live music performances. Tiered seating can be arranged if required. There is a public address system and hearing loop.

The hall has direct access to the kitchen and Committee room which can be used as a Bar Facility.

The Hall has modern ceiling lighting and refurbished heating system for all season operation. The Kitchen, Committee Room and Stage are included in the hire of the Main Hall.

The Main Hall can accommodate a 216 seated audience, 185 seated with tables, 270 for dancing or 228 for dancing with seating and some tables.

The kitchen is equipped with cookers and fridge and sink with hot and cold running water. The kitchen can be used for the preparation of light refreshments or for hot multi-course meals when used in conjunction with an external caterer.

If preparing, serving or selling food, the Hirer is required to observe all relevant food health and hygiene legislation and regulations. Hot Food preparation must be undertaken by persons with suitable qualifications.

Camelot Room Extra info

The Camelot Room and the stage were added to the building in 2001. This room is completely self-contained with its own kitchenette and ladies/gents and disabled toilet facilities. The room is ideal for small conferences, meetings, training sessions and small parties.

It has its own separate entrance with disabled access direct from the car park so can be hired and used independently from the Main Hall.

There are two points of access from the Camelot Room to the Stage so it can therefore be used as a cast/performance area.

The room is licensed for a maximum of 60 people seated or 40 people seated at tables.

Other Areas extra info

The Stage

The Stage Area can be used for presentations, Amateur Dramatics, or for siting live entertainers or Disco Equipment.

The Main Hall and Stage area are fully wired for stage lighting for use with standard lighting control equipment. The Stage Curtain is fully operable.

Reception Area

The reception area at the entrance to the Hall can be used as a Welcome Area to greet your guests or as a cash desk to collect entrance charges.

There are spaces for Notices and Information Boards to provide directions or information to the attendees.

Car Parking

The extensive Car Park has the capacity to accommodate the parking requirements of a Main Hall capacity audience. Use of the car park is free to Hirers although exclusive use of the car park cannot be guaranteed due to other events which may be taking place in the vicinity.

Village Hall Booking Conditions

General Notes

  1. All events where alcohol is supplied (be that inclusive of ticket price, donations or cash) must only be done by an individual with a Personal Alcohol License. The penalty for running an unlicensed alcohol bar is a minimum of £2000.
  2. All hire charges include PRS, PPL, heating and lighting.
  3. Hours to be booked must include event preparation, clearance and cleaning.
  4. Additional charges may be made if external cleaners are required.
  5. Unless booked by a single party exclusive use of all areas is not guaranteed.
  6. The Hirer is responsible for removal of all their  rubbish from the premises after the event.
  7. Use of the Car Park is included in all charges but such use is not to be considered exclusive.

Hire Agreement Form

*Please Check Hall Availability with Booking Clerk on 01963 251217

The hire agreement is currently being updated. In the meantime, please contact the booking clerk for details.

Village Hall

AddressSpringfield Road
Milborne Port
Somerset
DT9 5RE
United Kingdom
01963 251217

Village Hall (also Camelot room) Contact: Booking Clerk Tel: 01963 251217 or by e-mail villagehall_clerk@milborneport.org.uk

The hall is fully licensed for Alcohol Sales, Plays and Film Shows. Large enough for Badminton or four mats of Short Mat Bowls etc
A curtained stage with professional stage electrics.

Toilets include disabled facilities.

The hall is licensed for varying capacities depending on the layout of the event being organised. For a family celebration, for example Engagement Party or Wedding Reception, the maximum number is 150. It can be used as a party venue, dancing or theatrical use.

Hall History

The Village Hall is situated adjacent to the 5-acre Memorial Playing Field that was opened in June 1955. The original building on the site was the old cricket pavilion that was carried by hand from the old cricket field and is still in use today. Tennis Courts and a children’s play area have been added over the years.

The ‘new’ Village Hall was built as a community project in 1982 and the project won a BBC sponsored competition that saw the Radio 1 Road Show being broadcast from Milborne Port with Paul Burnett and other famous DJ’s celebrities in attendance.

In June 1993, the hall was host to the BBC’s “Any Questions” featuring Ted Heath, Roy Hattersley, and Jonathon Porritt, with Jonathan Dimbleby in the Chair.

Due to the popularity of locally staged events and, in particular, the efforts of the Milborne Port Opera and their Gilbert & Sullivan productions, the stage and Camelot Room were added in 2001.

The Hall has continued to be a significant village asset that is well utilised by local and other private hirers. The Management Committee are dedicated to securing a positive future for the hall and to maintaining and updating the facilities appropriate to a modern village amenity.

Due to the popularity of locally staged events and, in particular, the efforts of the Milborne Port Opera and their Gilbert & Sullivan productions, the stage and Camelot Room were added in 2001.

Private hirers are always welcome and every effort will be made to ensure that the hirer is very satisfied with the facilities and service provided.

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