The management committee has imposed this limit on the grounds of comfort and practicality. Note that the fire risk assessment limit would allow significantly higher numbers but hirers may not exceed the stated capacity without authority from the Hall’s Health & Safety Officer. The car park has marked spaces for 40 cars.
There is a surcharge of £1 per hour at weekends (from 6:00PM Friday to midnight on Sunday) for regular hirers.
For information about deposits, see the Booking Conditions page.
[NB Because of repeated incidents of damage to the fabric of the Hall at private parties the Management Committee is currently, with regret, following a policy of only taking private party bookings from people who actually live in Chilworth. This immediately reduces the number of private parties, and takes advantage of the observation that people are less likely to misbehave in their own neighbourhood. Exceptions are made for those from outside Chilworth who have previously made two private party bookings with no problems.]