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Venue Information


A magnificent first floor room 33' (10m.) x 59' (18m.) x 22' (7m.) high constructed in 1851.  Suitable for dancing, music, live entertainment of various kinds, exhibitions, conferences, lectures etc., the room will accommodate up to 200 people depending on the type of function. This room is equipped with a fully licensed bar.  


 This room situated on the ground floor at the South end of the building directly below the Grand Hall and is 24' 6" (7.5m.) x 44' 3" (13.5m).  A pleasant, carpeted room, with a maple dance floor, a fully licensed bar and modern catering facilities.  The room will accommodate up to 90 people depending on the type of function.  There is a direct access from the Dining Room to the garden area. 


An exceptionally attractive medieval room on the first floor with a fine crown post roof and timbered floor.  The dimensions are 61' (18.5m.) x 21' 6" (6.5m.) and is suitable for exhibitions or meetings involving up to 120 people and is ideal for banquets and wedding receptions.  Attached to the Old Town Hall is a small serving area.  Please note that cooking is not allowed in the serving area.  Its use is solely for the purpose of preparing and laying out foods prepared elsewhere by or on behalf of the hirers.  DRINK PROVIDED BY THE HIRER MAY ONLY BE CONSUMED IN THIS ROOM AND NOT TAKEN INTO THE GRAND HALL OR DINING ROOM.



This self-contained function area on the Ground Floor below the Old Town Hall has its principal access from the Churchyard. Measuring 70' (22m.) x 18' (5.5m.) it is a spacious well lit room with good access for the disabled and can accommodate up to 100 people. There is no direct access from this room to the rest of the Complex except through the Garden. The hirer of this room is responsible for setting up prior to and clearing up at the end of a function.  DRINK PROVIDED BY THE HIRER MAY ONLY BE CONSUMED IN THIS ROOM AND NOT TAKEN INTO THE GRAND HALL OR DINING ROOM.  


This light and airy room on the first floor in the North-East part of the Complex has views over the Churchyard and originally served the Town as the Assembly Room. It is 44' (13.5m.) x 18' (5.5m.) and is suitable for meetings and small functions of up to 60 people. The room is used regularly by the Town Council for its meetings. It contains a large five legged oak table and a small Minstrel Gallery.  


An enclosed Garden Area of approximately 15m. x 14m. is grassed and equipped with  garden furniture and is suitable for Bar-B-Qs, Garden Parties and informal receptions.  This area can be used in conjunction with the Guildroom or the Dining Room.



The fully licensed Bar is provided for use in conjunction with the hiring of the Grand Hall and/or Dining Room as these two areas are designated as licensed premises.  Provided due notice is given the facility will be made available at any reasonable time.  The Bar is operated privately by the Resident Licensee and he is responsible for controlling all consumption of drinks in these two areas.  The Resident Licensee is able to advise on and supply table wine for your event and can supply liquor for events in other rooms within the Complex. 

Please contact the licensee direct on 01473 828855 to discuss and determine your bar requirements.

The Kitchen facilities will be made available to outside registered caterers by arrangement.  It is advisable that Clients intending to use their own Caterers visit the Complex to be aware of the location and extent of the Kitchen.  There is an additional charge for the use of this facility.  



Three rooms in the Complex: The Old Town Hall, The Dining Room and The Council Chamber, have been licensed for the purpose of the solemnization of marriages. Hirers must make their own arrangements with the Registrar for the actual ceremony and for floral displays and music if required. 


The Complex is equipped with a portable stage (maximum size 6m. x 3m.) which can be made up of metre square units. A bank of lights is available from an aluminium barrel grid close to the ceiling in the centre of the room and is available for hire by negotiation.  The central console has 2 positions; the main lights are also on dimmer controls. 


A public address system is available for hire by prior arrangement. 


Visual Aid Equipment can be hired by arrangement.  Prices by negotiation. 


Disabled toilets are provided adjacent to the The Grand Hall, The Dining Room and The Guildroom.  

Nappy changing facilities are provided in two of these areas. 


A strict No Smoking policy operates throughout the complex 


After 3 months any lost property will be given to the local Charity Shop.


There are no dedicated parking facilities available at the Complex.  The nearest public car parks are at Toppesfield Hall, High Street and Magdalen Road. Note  -  These car parks are controlled by Babergh District Council and hirers are advised to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions of use as displayed at the relevant time