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Park Hall Community Hall

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Managed by Harpenden Town Council, Park Hall is the ideal venue for all types of functions including wedding receptions, dinner/dances, children's parties, craft fairs, sales and exhibitions. Many clubs hold their meetings in the hall and several dance and exercise classes take place weekly. The hall is decorated annually to keep it to the highest possible standard. Located opposite Harpenden Common and adjoining Rothamsted Park it provides exceptional photographic opportunities for wedding receptions, christenings, etc.

 

665_IMG_4876.JPGThe main hall is 36' x 33' and can hold 180 people for a standing reception, 85 for a Dinner Dance and 155 for a seated meeting. The hall is on one level throughout making it fully accessible to wheelchair users and it also boasts a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities. We suggest you have no more than 100 guests for a disco or formal dinner. It is non-smoking throughout. The hall is licensed for entertainment but does not hold an alcohol licence (you can serve alcohol but you cannot sell it) or have a bar. Outside bars can be brought in as well as a disco or other entertainment if required. 

The professionally furbished kitchen has direct access to the hall and is equipped with six gas rings, large oven, urn, freezer, fridge, warming cupboards, microwave, adequate sinks and preparation tables. There are also 80 cups, saucers and side plates, 60 beakers, 5 jugs for juice and approximately 80 knives, forks and teaspoons. The hirer must provide all other crockery, cutlery utensils and wine glasses. Portable staging is available for hire for a small fee of £20.00. This can be used for receptions, plays, etc or to raise speakers or a band. The hall has an induction loop for hearing aid users and there is also a projector and screen and a microphone available.

200_Inside May 05.JPGThe Hall offers private, secure parking for 2 cars in the weekday daytime and 18 cars during the evening and at weekends.

Approximate charges (community) for Park Hall are as follows:

• Sunday - Thursday before 6.00pm = £20.00 per hour
• Friday & Saturday before 6.00pm = £25.00 per hour
• 6.00pm - 12 midnight, party on Friday/Saturday = £239.00
• 6.00pm - 1.00am party, on Friday/Saturday = £270.50
• 9.00am - 12 midnight, all day wedding reception on Saturday = £464.00

Please note:
- 18th or 21st birthdays are not permitted in Park Hall due to licence restrictions.
- A separate bond cheque is taken for all evening bookings against any damage or extra cleaning above and beyond what is  expected, which is not banked and returned if no problems occur.
- There is a cancellation policy in place for all confirmed bookings in the hall. This policy can be viewed here

The Booking Guide for the hall which goes into more detail can be viewed here.

For further details or to arrange a viewing of the hall please telephone Heather Scott on Tel: 01582 463664 or you can complete the online Park Hall Enquiry Form here

Park Hall Regular Hirers and Activities

*** MONDAY MORNING AVAILABILITY ***

Monday

9.00am – 1.00pm

AVAILABLE TO HIRE

 

 

1.15 – 3.15pm

Yoga

Joy Pascoe
Tel: 01582 713479

 

3.30 – 7.00pm

Louise Sheaves School of Dance

Philippa O’Donovan
Tel: 01727 856421

 

7.30 – 9.45pm

Kun Lun Tai Chi

Molly O’Malley
Tel: 01923 440637

Tuesday

9.15 – 11.15am

Weightwatchers

Ange
www.weightwatchers.co.uk

 

12.00 – 2.00pm

Ballroom Dancing

Natalia Richardson
Tel: 01582 460381

 

3.30 – 8.45pm

Louise Sheaves School of Dance

Philippa O’Donovan
Tel: 01727 856421

 

8.45 – 10.00pm

Ballroom Dancing

Natalia Richardson
Tel: 01582 460381

Wednesday

10.00 – 11.00am

Pilates

Susanne Barry
Tel: 01582 623936

 

11.15 – 12 noon

Baby Sling Swing

Jackie Hislop
www.facebook.com/slingswingstalbans

 

1.00 – 3.00pm

East of England Ambulance Service

Referral only. 

 

3.45 – 9.15pm

Louise Sheaves School of Dance

Philippa O’Donovan
Tel: 01727 856421

Thursday

9.30 – 10.30am

Zumba

Helen Morfitt
Tel: 07914 012783

 

10.45 – 4.00pm

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

 

 

4.30 – 6.30pm

Louise Sheaves School of Dance

Philippa O’Donovan
Tel: 01727 856421

Friday

9.00 – 11.15am

Louise Sheaves School of Dance

Philippa O’Donovan
Tel: 01727 856421

Saturday

NO REGULAR BOOKINGS

 

 

Sunday

Alternate Sunday’s
10.30 – 1.30pm

Young Miscellany

Lynda Swaine
Web:www.youngmiscellany.co.uk

200_Proclamation of King George V at the Old Public Hall.jpgBackground Information
Originally built in 1850 as a school, Park Hall was for many years allowed to deteriorate and consequently its use as a community use building was diminished. In 1988 there was a proposal to demolish it and to sell the land, but because of its historic importance to Harpenden this proposal was rejected and instead the District Council placed a Conservation Order on the building and in 1994 Harpenden Town Council secured a 99-year lease for it to be used as a community hall. Park Hall was opened by the Right Honourable Peter Lilley, M.P. Secretary of State for Social Security, on the 8th October 1994. The hall is now managed by Harpenden Town Council and is licensed for music and dancing, plays and cinematographic performances.

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