We are pleased to report that the Village Hall has re-opened for hirings from 1st September. However, there are restrictions in place so that we can ensure the safety of hirers and staff. For example the rooms are limited in capacity and currently loud music or communal dancing is not permitted.
Please see the attached documents which give guidance to hirers on some of the restrictions.
Please contact the Village Hall on 0116 2779518 for further information.
Covid-19 - Instructions and Guidance for Hirers - download PDF
Countesthorpe Village Hall is a thriving meeting point
for the community. It is busy throughout the week with regular activities
and groups, and is available at the weekend for hire for private
bookings, functions, meetings, etc.
If you have any queries or would like to check availability
of the Village Hall for a private and function or party, please
contact Countesthorpe Parish Council.
Let us know details of required date/time and whether the bar is
required, and we'll get back to you.
Our village What's On page
gives details of regular weekly/monthly activities and upcoming
events that are open to all. If you hire the village hall and your
event is open to the public, why not post details on this website?
Please click here to publicise your event.
If you are setting up a group or activity, please
contact us to check if there is an available slot. Details of available
weekly slots are also shown on our Regular
The Parish Council Offices and Countesthorpe Library
are based within the Village Hall.
How to find us
Countesthorpe Village Hall
Please direct all village hall enquiries to Countesthorpe
Parish Council. Let us know details of required date/time and
whether the bar is required, and we'll get back to you.
There is on-site visitor parking available. Please
note that the rear car park gate is locked at the end of the last
event, therefore people using the Village Hall are advised to ensure
that their cars are removed at the end of their event.
Information for Hirers
The Village Hall is licensed for music, dance, performance
of live music, performance of a play, indoor sport and exhibition
of indoor films. Please note that the Village Hall does not a television
The Village Hall is a single-storey building with
easy access to all areas and with no steps.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Village Hall.
If you would like to view the Village Hall and its
facilities, this can be done during Parish
Office opening hours. If the hall is in use, you may not be
able to gain full access, so it is recommended that you contact
us in advance to arrange an appointment.
Please note that bouncy castles are not allowed on
We always welcome hirers’ feedback and views on our Village Hall. Please feel free to give feedback or share photographs at our Facebook page.
The Main Hall is available for parties, engagements,
weddings, fetes, conference meetings, receptions, etc. It has a
wooden floor and a small stage.
The dimensions of the room are Length: 52ft / 15m,
Width: 40ft / 12m.
The premises can hold a maximum of 175 people. Please
note that capacity levels vary according to the layout of your event.
View sample layout.
Equipment available includes:- Overhead Projector
and Screen and Music System with a connection point for laptops.
There is also an audio connection to the large wall mounted speakers
for music via your laptop or smartphone. We can provide a microphone
with stand or mobile mic, for use with the music centre. The music
centre has a CD player. Please note that there is a sound limiter
in the Main Hall.
There are twenty round tables (112 cm in diameter) and twenty rectangular
tables (76 cm x 182 cm), with enough chairs for all your guests.
The kitchen can be accessed via both the Main Hall
and the Lounge. The hire of the kitchen is included in the price
of your booking. There are two ovens, a microwave oven, a fridge
with freezer compartment, dishwasher and hot water boilers. There
is a hatch serving the main hall from the kitchen.
A basic set of crockery, cutlery and glasses is available
on request. Please contact the Parish Council for further information.
Please note that unless you are hiring the whole Village
Hall, the kitchen may be shared between the hirers of the Lounge
and the Main Hall.
Bookings for Friday and Saturday evenings include
the use of the Lounge and Bar. The Lounge can be hired without the
bar during the week or at weekends up to 5.00pm. The Lounge seats
approximately 24 people when set up for the Bar, and 18 people boardroom
The Bar is run by our own staff and fully stocked for your event
or function. The Bar currently only accepts cash payments.
Arrangements can be made to bring in your own wine
or champagne for your toast or welcome drink, however, corkage is
payable. Please contact us for further details.
The Bar service is available until 11.00pm, however,
this can be extended to 11.30pm on request.
Yes, please bear this in mind when booking your times
to include setting up and clearing away.
Can I decorate the room?
We do not have any restrictions to decorations, however
it is expected that the facilities are left in the condition that
you find them.
Can I have a party with a bouncy castle?
Unfortunately we cannot accept bouncy castles, however,
we do accept hirings with ball pits and soft play. Please contact
us for clarification.
Can I bring in my own alcohol to my function?
It is not possible to bring your own alcohol to your
function. We have a fully stocked licenced bar facility available
which also offers soft drinks. Arrangements can be made to bring
in your own wine or champagne for your toast or welcome drinks,
however corkage is payable.
Do I need to collect a key to open up
the Village Hall for my event?
Arrangements will be made for the building to be unlocked
for you at the start time of your booking and to secure the building
at the end of your event. If you have an event with the bar facility,
the Bar Manager will be in attendance from the time you request
the bar to be opened.
Can I hire the Village Hall on a weekend
evening without the bar?
Friday and Saturday evening bookings after 6.00pm
must include the bar. No alcoholic drinks can be brought onto the
premises by the hirer. However, with prior notification with the
Bar Manager, wine and champagne may be consumed on the premises
with a corkage charge.
Can I make a provisional booking?
We can hold a room booking for you for 10 days, so
that you can check availability with caterers, DJs etc. If after
10 days we have not received the deposit and hire agreement, we
remove the booking from the diary and it becomes available for another