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About Rockbourne Village Hall

Layout

A major refurbishment in 2007 included a ground floor extension providing new kitchen, WCs, Committee Room and Store Room. The entrance to the hall is approached up a ramp designed for wheelchair access. The large entrance hall gives ground floor access to the Main Hall (with Store Room off), Kitchen, Committee Room, and modern WCs including one with facilities for the disabled. A staircase by the front entrance gives access to the Gallery above the Committee Room.

rockbourne village hall layout plan

Capacities

For dinner the main hall can seat a maximum of 72 with a further 24 in the gallery.
Theatre style, the hall can seat a maximum of 86.
For a party, the hall and gallery combined comfortable standing capacity would be 150, with 120 in the Hall and 30 in the gallery.

Please click here for detailed seating & table layout plans.

Facilities

Main Hall (11.5m x 3.2m)

  • Sprung wood floor – perfect for keep-fit and dance classes
  • Induction loop supporting hearing aids
  • 5:1 Dolby surround sound, with inputs for microphone sockets in the main hall and the gallery and from a CD player in the Gallery
  • Audio visual equipment, including surround sound and video projector with drop screen (available by arrangement only for commercial hirings only)
  • 18 folding tables seating up to 8, 12 card tables for 4, 70 upholstered chairs and 24 plastic chairs, plus 8 upholstered chairs in the committee room
  • Large glazed double doors providing light and outside access as well as emergency exit

Kitchen

  • Large serving hatch to the Main Hall
  • Generous work surfaces
  • Electric range cooker with five hobs and two ovens
  • High speed industrial dishwasher
  • Microwave oven
  • Automatic water heater for hot drinks
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large warm cupboard for food, plates etc.
  • Double sink
  • Glasses, china and cutlery sufficient to cater for 84 meals

NB: Tea towels and table linen are NOT provided

Gallery  (6.2m x 5.5m)

  • Back curtains and dimmable spotlights to allow the front part to be used as a stage

Committee Room (4.5m x 3.2m)

  • Conference table with 8 upholstered chairs

Store Room (5.5m X 3.5m)

  • Space is available in the Store Room when the chairs and tables are in use and can be used as additional working space for a catered function.

AGM

Please see below a link to the minutes from the most recent AGM.

AGM Minutes 22-02-22

Seating Layouts & Capacities

The following diagrams show the maximum numbers which can be seated in different configurations in the Main Hall, ranging from 86 Theatre Style down to 48 for Bridge evenings. These are also the maximum numbers permitted for the various configurations.  However, when planning your event please remember that people also need space to move around, and for serving from the kitchen hatch.

Space in the Store Room is available when the chairs and tables are in use and can be used as additional working space as a second servery or plating-up room.

Click on the plans to view or the links below the text to download an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file to your computer.

A further 24 can be seated in the Gallery at 3 tables, but if this is used as well as the main hall at maximum capacity it is very uncomfortable when guests arrive. The gallery is an ideal space to use for preliminary reception/drinks.

About Rockbourne Village

Rockbourne Village

The village of Rockbourne is situated in a picturesque valley on the western edge of the New Forest National Park in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It is one of four villages which comprise the Western Downlands, the others being Damerham, Whitsbury (home to a stud farm and racing stables) and Martin, clustered around the Hampshire/Wiltshire/Dorset borders. A winter bourne parallels the road which runs North-South through the village along which most of the cottages and houses are located, many being Grade II Listed buildings.

The surrounding countryside is farmland, with the cathedral city of Salisbury ten miles to the north east and the town of Fordingbridge on the river Avon four miles to the south east. The village is also home to one half of the Western Downlands School and St Andrew’s Church.

Rockbourne Village Hall has excellent facilities and is set in idyllic surroundings with ample availability of holiday lets and B&B’s. There is also a privately owned pub The Rose & Thistle with its popular bar and restaurant.