Aldermaston Parish Hall
This beautiful village hall is situated on the A340 in the historic village of Aldermaston in West Berkshire. Conveniently situated between the major towns of Reading, Basingstoke and Newbury and very close to Tadley in North Hampshire. The Parish Hall is a building for all the local community, the neighbouring area and anyone who'd like to use it.
Available to hire to both residents and non-residents, it has two main rooms that can be hired separately or together, with an overall capacity of 100.
The main hall is larger and has a stage at one end and a unique balcony at the other end. The balcony can be used as a minstrels gallery for a band, curtained off as an extra room, or as a 'dress circle' for staged events.
The smaller hall is affectionately known as the Billiard Room, for obvious reasons - in times past the gentlemen of the village played billiards and snooker here - although no billiard table remains the spectator benches do and they add a charming character to this room.
There is a well equipped kitchen suitable to cater for Weddings, family parties and other functions.
As it is their village hall the people of Aldermaston run many groups and clubs that meeting regularly in individual halls or the whole building.
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Annual Village Events
There are several highlights to the year in the Parish Hall. In February, the management committee in partnership with the Aldermaston Players put on Dinner/Theatre evenings. Once or twice a year there is a village get together where we all get to have a good natter over some nibbles and a glass of wine. In December, the Parish Hall host a Carol Concert. Every third year in December is the historic Candle Auction, one of the few remaining in the country.
Brief History of Aldermaston Parish Hall
The victorian Parish Hall, built in 1897, has a period charm that is equally at home with a disco or afternoon tea party. It has been cared for by a succession of dedicated caretakers and committee members that have looked after it and kept it in good order for both regular and guest users. The hall is in constant use by local groups, the local community and is also hired regularly for Weddings, Birthday Parties and Children's Parties throughout the year.
Parish Hall Refurbishment
The first phase of the latest hall refurbishment project was completed in the summer of 2011, when the hall was equipped with a new gas fuelled heating system replacing the 25 year old radiant heaters.
The second phase has taken place this summer. The main hall has received a new lighting system and a refreshed colour scheme.
The next phase of the refurbishment is the revamping of the wooden flooring in the main hall.
The Parish Hall has received a £4000 grant to refurbish the main hall wooden flooring.
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