Aldermaston Parish Hall
A Village Hall with Victorian charm
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
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.
Parish Hall Refurbishment
Work on refubishing the Parish Hall has been going on for several years. The first phase of the 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. This new system heats the halls quickly, is more efficient and is cheaper to to run. The second phase was completed in 2012 when the main hall received a new lighting system, was painted in a new refreshing new colour scheme and new curtains.
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The 3rd phase in the summer of 2013 was the revamping of the wooden flooring in the main hall and gallery which resulted in the floors looking like a new! The Parish Hall were gratefull to receive a £4000 grant to refurbish the flooring from the Veolia Environmental Trust. Click here for full article on their website
Phase 4 is the refurbishment of the Kitchen in the autumn of 2014 and includes new tiling, new storage cupboards, re-painting in anti-bacterial paint and a new dual fuel cooker.
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.