Brookwood Memorial Halls are located in Connaught Road, Brookwood, adjoining Connaught Crescent. There are two halls standing in their own grounds and hirers share the car park.
Firstly there is a small Community Hall dating from the 1950's, of pre-fabricated construction, originally used for social club purposes to raise funds toward the cost of building what is now called the large Memorial Hall. The Community Hall is capable of seating up to 80 persons in rows. Large and small tables are available permitting some 60 seats.
The Community Hall is well lit and is kept in good decorative condition. There is a small kitchen (no cooking facilities), complete with simple crockery (full crockery and cutlery available by arrangement), sink, instant water boiler, kettle and urn. There are separate ladies and gentlemen toilets and the hall is centrally heated. Access to the hall is easy for the disabled although the toilets may present a problem. There is a purpose-built disabled toilet in the Memorial Hall.
Regular users of the Community Hall include Brookwood Womens Institute and Whist Club, and various exercise, dancing and painting clubs. It is a popular venue for children's birthday parties. It is also used as the polling station for all elections.
The second hall is the large Memorial Hall. This hall has a premises licence covering public entertainment et cetera and permitting a seating capacity of 240 in rows. Large and small rectangular tables are available and functions are regularly held seating over 100 persons. The hall is bright and welcoming. There is a disabled persons toilet as well as the usual ladies and gentlemen facilities. The hall is centrally heated in all parts, well decorated and well lit. There is a good size kitchen with an electric fan-assisted range type multi cooker, a commercial microwave, large frost-free fridge/freezer, instant water boiler, twin sinks, kettle, under-unit lighting and ceiling lighting. A doored hatch serves onto the main hall. An urn is also available on request, as are crockery and cutlery. The hall has adjustable ceiling lighting and dimmer-adjustable up-lights. The hall has a fully curtained stage with good stage lighting. The hall is marked out for badminton. There is a large two-door committee room that can double as a dressing room. It is wired and bracketed to enable a TV monitor showing the stage performance. The stage holds a Public Address system suitable for speech through a set of wall mounted speakers; a wired microphone and a set of two wireless microphones are available (two handheld, or one tiepiece or one headset microphone). An induction loop system is available and can be used with a separate wired microphone. Regular users of the hall include Brookwood Art Group, Mothers and Toddlers, badminton clubs, dancing classes and the Scouts Groups. It is ideal for wedding receptions and parties, and fairy lights are available on request. The WI hold a Christmas fair here. There is a large, flat grassed terrace behind the rear double exit doors of the Hall, with an external double power socket, within a well fenced area lined by trees.
Outside, the car park is shared by users of both halls and can hold about 30 cars. There are also bicycle racks. The car park, driveway and cycle racks are well lit. The grounds are lightly wooded, securely fenced, and are maintained by a gardener. The halls are centrally located and close to various shops, take-aways and restaurants as well as to Brookwood Station (which has a large car park). Brookwood Station lies on the main South Western Railway train line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour, five minutes train journey from Woking, from which there is a regular direct coach service to London Heathrow Airport. Farnborough and Basingstoke stations are a short ride down the train line. Brookwood Station is also served by the Alton to Waterloo line.
We are fully licensed for a variety of activities, and keep current PRS/PPL licences for use of copyrighted and recorded music. We keep a 5/5 rating for our Food Hygiene facilities. We maintain public liability insurance as below. Hirers are responsible for obtaining a Temporary Licence from Woking Borough Council for provision of alcohol to the public, after obtaining our permission.
Contact our Lettings Agent for more information and hire rates.
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Hire rates (pdf)
Hire agreement & Terms of Hire (pdf download 988kb)
Special Conditions covering supply of alcohol (pdf download 36kb)
Premises licence which include a Floorplan of the Memorial Hall