A Village Hall with Victorian charm
Hire a Hall
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. As their village hall, the people of Aldermaston use it to run many groups and clubs. Meeting regularly in either individual halls or the whole building.
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 as in times past the gentlemen of the village played billiards and snooker here. No billiard table remains but the spectator benches do and they add a charming character to this room.
There is also a well equipped kitchen suitable to cater for Weddings, family parties and other functions. If you wish to hire a hall or know more about making a booking ... Hire a Hall
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 users and guests hirers. The hall is in constant use by local groups, by the local community and is hired for Weddings, Birthday Parties and Children's Parties regularly throughout the year.
Parish Hall Refurbishment
Work on the current round of refurbishment of the Parish Hall began in 2011. The plan is to bring the hall up to date for new generations of users. Click on the picture to find out more ... in summary we have:
- a modern cost effective heating system
- a fresh colour theme
- renovated main hall floor
- the kitchen re-tiled
- new kitchen equipment and storage
Annual Village Events
There are several highlights to the year in the Parish Hall. In February, the management committee, with the Aldermaston Players, put on Dinner/Theatre evenings. In spring the Parish Hall put on an afternoon 'Talk & Tea Party'. In December, the Parish Hall put on a Carol Concert with lots of joining in. Every third year in December is the historic Candle Auction, often at the Parish Hall, this one of the few remaining Candle Auctions in the country. Once or twice a year there is a village get together where we get to know old and new residents alike over some nibbles and a glass of wine.