Frequently Asked Questions


Below you will find the answers to many questions you may have on your mind, that you have not been able to find the answer to in the documents. If the answer is still not shown please email the booking clerk BOOKINGS@BARNSTONVILLAGEHALL.CO.UK

Q; Are there any events that are unable to take place?
A; We are unable to accept bookings for teenage parties from outside the village and wrestling due to licensing laws.

Q; Are we able to use a Bouncy Castle inside the hall?
A; Yes all we ask is that the floor is fully swept prior to erection, that the castle is clean of soil, dirt, small stones and anything else that may cut into the floor or damage the varnish. The castle shall not be any higher than 2.8 meters so that it does not damage light fittings or the ceiling. The suppliers instructions must be followed at all times to prevent injury. If using the castle outside you will need to confirm that the person you are hiring from holds insurance and we will require a risk assessment to be submitted to the booking clerk.

Q; Can we access the hall earlier than booked to set up and bring in alcohol?
A; If the hall is available we are able to let you have early access. We advise you to pre book and include the time for setting up and clearing away in your booked hours. This will enable subsequent hours to be made available to other hirers. Please make any suppliers aware of your booked times.

Q; I am running a charity event is there any discount or chance I can have the hall for free?
A; We are sorry to say we are unable to offer the hall for free use as we are a charity ourselves and have high overheads to pay, however the management committee will consider any application for a discounted hire fee for a charity event at the next committee meeting. It is recommended you make your written application as early as possible and send it to the booking clerk (address will be given on application) or via email to the address above.

Q; How many tables, chairs and crockery do you have and is it included in the hire fee?
A; Yes all the items mentioned above are included in the hire fee and there is a limited amount of crockery at the hall.  We are happy to arrange a viewing for you to inspect that it is suitable for your needs. There are 10 large tables (approx 6ft by 3ft), 14 small tables (approx 3ft by 3ft) and approximately 110 chairs, with about 30 wooden folding ones which are suitable for use outside.

Q; What happens with alcohol and running a bar at the hall?
A;  You have a number of options:-
1, You can supply the alcohol and give it away to your guests for free
2, You can ask the guests to  bring their own alcohol for their own consumption
3, You can apply for a Temporary Events Notice Licence and this will enable you to sell alcohol yourself or you can employ the services of a landlord who may apply on your behalf and run the bar for you.

Q; Can we have a BBQ at the Hall?
A; BBQ and Hog Roasts are welcomed, We just ask you to use them outdoors, keep them clear of the hall and any trees, provide a secure area so children cannot come into contact with the hot BBQ or cooker and  provide full supervision. Please also ensure that all meat is temperature checked to ensure it is correctly cooked. You will also need to submit a risk assessment for our insurance purposes.