Minstead Village Hall Facilities

FOR AVAILABILITY AND BOOKINGS PLEASE CALL THE WARDEN ON 023 8081 3143 OR EMAIL MINSTEADHALL@BTCONNECT.COM

Minstead Hall is the largest of its kind in the New Forest. The main hall (65ft by 45ft) with its modern wooden floor and PA system makes it very suitable for dances, Wedding receptions, family gatherings, conferences, concerts, children’s parties, quizzes, theatrical productions, bingo etc. The Hall is licensed to 240 people. It has full disabled access and toilets, kitchen, bar, central heating, good quality décor and lighting. A stage and backstage area are also available at one end of the hall. There is a skittle alley along one side which can be booked separately. A noise level inhibitor is installed to control the volume of amplified music/sound. There is a large amount of parking available around the hall in particular within the dedicated car park accessible from the front entrance. Please avoid parking on the verges.

WEEKLY AUCTION

The Minstead Hall weekly auction is held from 6pm every Monday.  If you would like to enter any items you should telephone 07720 023950 in advance to arrange to bring them to the Hall between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on the  Monday. The cost of entering a lot is 50p plus 10% of the selling price. 

Hall Facilities

Minstead Village Hall Wedding

The layout of the hall is shown below. Click the image to download the Village Hall Plan PDF.

Village Hall Plan

Feedback from our customers…….

“We thought the hall was a good venue and guests liked the bar with reasonable prices. We appreciated the work you and your team put in to make the celebration of my daughter’s wedding a great evening.
Thank once again.
Regards
David”

The Green Room

This smaller room measures 31ft by 16ft and is ideal for meetings (seats 50), or games such as bridge. It adjoins the main hall and they are often hired together. The private bar is located in this room allowing for refreshments to be served separately from the main hall. When not in use the bar is closed off.

Kitchen

A kitchen adjoins the Green Room. It is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, cookers, kettle, urn, crockery, cutlery and plenty of work surfaces. There is a serving hatch to the Green room. If needed the Hall’s caretaker can provide you with a list of catering firms. 

Note that the Kitchen is only intended to serve attendees of events at the hall. It is not intended as a facility catering for members of the public not attending an event.

Bar

There is a bar at the end of the Green room which is manned by staff from the Minstead Social club. Minstead Hall holds a full premises licence which includes the sale of alcohol. Bar staff are available if the bar is part of the booking. An installed beer cooling system can provide draught bitter, cider, larger and Guinness. White, red and rose, wine is also available by the glass or bottle. A range of 50 plus spirits and liqueurs including malt whisky’s, a full range of bottled bitters, lagers and soft drinks are all available at a reasonable price. Alcohol may be purchased on demand or bar tabs can be used to fund drinks for guests of the hirer.

Corkage per bottle will be applied to alcohol brought into the hall. For special requests for alcohol please email bar@minsteadhall.co.uk.

The Danby Room

The newly refurbished Danby Room is a perfect venue for corporate meetings of up to 20 people, or up to 30 theatre style. It’s also great for small parties with its dedicated kitchen.

Equipment

The following tables and chairs are available for use:

  • 20 x 6ft by 2.5ft collapsible tables
  • 180 plastic stacking chairs

Other equipment & features include:

  • Wheelchair access
  • Black out facility
  • Staging Sound equipment
  • Skittle alley
  • Server
  • Fire alarm
  • Entrance
  • Window locks
  • Intruder alarm
  • Main hall
  • Lounge bar
  • Projection screen
  • Kitchen
  • Disabled parking
  • Committee room
  • Disabled toilets
  • 2 x large sinks
  • Accessible toilets
  • 2 x cookers
  • Heating
  • PA system for speaking events – not appropriate for discos

The Hall has oil-fired central heating supplying thermostatically controlled radiators and hot water.

Car Parking

There is a large car park adjoining the hall which can take up to 49 cars and there is easy access for coaches. There is a separate area for disabled parking.

FOR AVAILABILITY AND BOOKINGS PLEASE CALL THE WARDEN ON 023 8081 3143 OR EMAIL MINSTEADHALL@BTCONNECT.COM