Recently, the beautiful church building in Wicken Bonhunt has been extended, redecorated and equipped so that the building can be used as a hall for a wide range of activities and functions.The space is extremely versatile and well equipped:
church pews can be stacked against the side or positioned within the hall to suit the occasion.
folding chairs, tables and display panels can be set out as required the kitchen is fully equipped and there is an ample supply of crockery, glassware and cutlery for light refreshments and dinners. Depending on layout, the Centre can easily accommodate 100 – 120 people and can comfortably seat up to 60 people at tables.
The Centre is regularly used as the venue for a number of local clubs and events – see the Village Photo section of the website for some examples.
When not required for church or local events, the Centre can be hired by individuals or organisations for private functions or public events. Hirers are asked to limit maximum numbers to 150 people.
Main hall approx. 15 m x 5 m
72 folding chairs
16 moveable pews (normally stacked along side of hall)
8 large tables (72ins x 30ins)
8 small tables (34ins x 34ins)
6 large display panels
Kitchen – fully equipped with fridge/freezer, 4 burner gas hob, 2 double electric ovens, urn, 2 large kettles, crockery, glassware and cutlery
2 toilets one designed for disability access
Baby changing arrangements
NOTE the Centre is in the main church building and there are therefore items of church furniture and decoration, some fixed, which should be treated with care and respect.
Hire Charges: Charges vary depending on the type and duration of the hire. Indicative charges are given below. Higher rates apply for non-residents and for late night events. Organisations/Public Events Private Hires Morning or Afternoon (3 hours) £20 £30 Evening (18:30 – 22:30) £25 £55 All Day (up to 17:30) £45 £80
Tables and chairs can also be hired for use away from the Centre, when not required in the hall.
For more information about hiring the Centre or equipment please contact Richard Taylor (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joan Morgan (email: email@example.com)
Potential hirers will be invited to visit the Centre to discuss their requirements, undertake a risk assessment for the planned event and receive information about fire, health and safety arrangements.