Hiring the Empire Hall
Whilst hall hirers are responsible for arranging their own entertainments and catering, the Hall Committee are always available to make suggestions and help where we can. To check availability or to book the hall, and for any further information, please contact our Bookings Secretary, Sally Blunt, via email: email@example.com or telephone: 07854 732566.
The Main Hall comprises a large spacious hall with church-like beamed ceiling, a stage at the rear and a balcony seating 20 people. 120 people can be seated comfortably without using the stage. The polished-wooden floorboards come complete with badminton lines. The period feature windows let in broad sunlight with roller blinds available.
The Kennedy Room, adjacent to the entrance lobby, is normally included when the Hall is hired. It has a large hatch through to the Hall and is used as a bar for drinks and light refreshments. The Kennedy Room is not available for separate hire.
The Committee Room is also adjacent to the entrance lobby and may be hired separately for small meetings. It is a small conference room that can fit up to 16 people. Flip chart available. It is not available when a major event is taking place in the Main Hall.
Facilities A wheelchair-friendly ramp is accessible to the front door of the hall.
The Treatment Room has recently been refurbished and is located to the rear of the hall and is currently in use by a local osteopath, physiotherapist, and a chiropodist. It also functions as a dressing room for hall performances and becomes a storage area when the whole hall is booked for one event.
The Kitchen is of commercial specification, medium in size with a central island and window to the garden. The kitchen contains two gas cookers, warming cupboard and serving gantry, and two refrigerators. There is also a dishwasher for commercial use and two sink units, and a range of storage units and work surfaces.
The Rear Entrance & Lobby is newly installed and provides an alternative entrance to the hall with easy access to the kitchen and the treatment room.
Refurbished Toilets are located to the right of the stage next to the treatment room. In addition to a Ladies and a Gents lavatories, there is a wheelchair-access toilet, with baby-changing facilities.
Hall Equipment: There are sufficient fold out tables and cushioned chairs to seat 120 people. There is a range of kitchen equipment, crockery and cutlery in the kitchen. Users should check in advance of their hire that this is adequate.
There is a separate refrigerator in the Kennedy Room/Bar, together with work surfaces and sinks for washing up glasses.
SERVICE PROVIDER INFORMATION
Food & Drink
The Three Moles Full professional bar service with the finest local ales, beers, wines and gins, along with traditional stone baked pizzas. Tel: 01798 861303 or 07932 865154 (based in Selham).
Grittenham Mobile Cocktail Bar - Any type of bar and cocktails a speciality!
Taste Caterer - With over 25 years in rosette kitchens and award winning establishments, we’re experts in creating bespoke menus, developing the finest dishes using the freshest ingredients which are sourced locally from our selected handful of the best in Sussex.
Pescadoras Catering Co - The home of authentic Spanish cuisine to entertain and impress your guests! We cater for up to 150 people.
Maria Shiner Catering - Party catering for any occasion.
Michael Courtney Butchers - Specialising in Hog Roasts for large events, based in Midhurst.
Langham Brewery & Tap - Traditional beer straight from the brewery in Lodsworth (just 4 miles away).
Flying Saucer Crockery Hire - Providing vintage crockery hire for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other social events in the Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex areas.
Spriggs the Florist - Beautiful flowers for all occasions – be it a birthday or get well, celebrating new life, new relationships or farewells, all occasions matter to us. Based in Petworth.
Three Wild Flowers - Beautiful floral designs arranged & delivered locally from our studio in Tillington, West Sussex. Suitable for all occasions.
Wigwam Marquees - Providing beautiful bespoke hand made traditional cream canvas sailcloth marquees. The most luxurious marquees in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Kent.
Petworth Marquee Hire - Professional Marquee Hire in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and London.