Old Basing Village Hall

Here we have listed some frequently asked questions that we receive.  We hope that this helps.

What is the Post Code for the Village Hall?
RG24 7DA

Can I hire the hall by the hour?
You can hire by the hour (or divisions of 1/4 hour).

How many parking spaces are there?
Over 60.

Is there disabled access?
Yes, there is a disabled parking space near the door and there is also a ramp up to the main entrance.  We also have disabled toilet facilities.

Can I use my own bar?
In order to comply with the licensing laws if you wish to have a bar to sell alcohol to your guests then you will have to use our designated bar service (Southern Bars). We can provide the details for you to book this service directly with them. They will provide everything needed on the day. They will charge you a fee for this service.

If you wish to provide alcohol free of charge to your guests you are already covered by our license.

How many tables and chairs are there?
We have over 200 chairs, 32 trestle tables (182 x 60cm / 6ft x 2ft) which seating 3 people per long side, 10 tables (137 x 76cm / 54 x 30″), 32 square tables (81 x 81cm / 32 x 32″) and 11 round tables (152cm / 5ft) seating 8-10 people.

What size is the hall?
The main is hall is divided by concertina doors which can be opened up to create a larger space or left in situ. They have opening doors to accommodate free movement between the halls.

The main hall is 18.3m x 10.4x / 60ft x 34ft.

The small hall (Trevor Dyer Room) is 4.6m x 10.4m / 15 feet by 34 feet.

What facilities does the kitchen have?
We have 2 x 5 burner double oven gas cookers, a microwave, a small fridge and some crockery, although we do not guarantee numbers. There is also an instant access hot water boiler that can provide up to 90 cups.

Do you have a stage?
Yes ,we have a stage with curtains at one end of the main hall.

The stage is 7.4m x 4.6m.

Does the hall have internet access?
Yes, the hall has a broadband connection with free WIFI.

How many people does the hall accommodate?
For an evening function we recommend 150 for comfort 200 at a squeeze.

We have a fire limit of 300 people which is for a concert or meeting layout for chairs and includes 20 people on the balcony.

Can I have a bouncy castle?
Yes

How much deposit do I have to pay?
To secure the booking* we require a deposit of 50%. The balance is payable two weeks before the event date.

*Unless it is less than a month away in which case full payment is required.

We also ask for a refundable damage deposit which is payable 2 weeks before the event date. This will be returned to you within 5 working days of the event.

Payments can be made via BACS and this information will be provided with the Hiring Agreement.

If I have to cancel will I get my money back?

In the event of cancellation by the hirer, in writing to the Booking Secretary, the following charges will be applied:

  • More than 28 days’ notice – full refund provided
  • 14-28 days’ notice – 50% of hire cost retained if hall cannot be rebooked
  • Less than 14 days’ notice – 100% of hire cost retained if hall cannot be rebooked

What is the latest time I can hire the hall?
Bookings can be made up to midnight, but bar/music must finish no later than 11:30pm. If you book a Saturday night we will give you a free hour (9-10am) the next morning to finish clearing up.

How many people does the Frank Goddard Room hold?
This custom-built meeting room is only accessible by a flight of stairs and has a fire limit of 50 people.