The hall was originally built during the 1960’s and has undergone a recent refurbishment. The interior is now one of the most modern in Beds, Bucks and Herts.
From its many windows, there are beautiful views over Ivinghoe Beacon and the Chiltern Hills. It is situated next to the Grade 1 listed 12C church of St Mary the Virgin.
The refurbishment has included installing modern lighting, new toilets, baby changing and facilities for the disabled. A modern kitchen was also installed, along with a meeting room which can double up for storage, use as a bar, or even a bride's room. There is parking for 70 cars.
The hall has a maximum capacity of 220 people, but can be subdivided to create any size space you require. A cool air system is installed to help keep the hall temperature comfortable.
The trustees continue to make improvements with new blinds being installed shortly and a totally new entrance lobby, scheduled for later this year.
We trust you find the information both useful and interesting and hope that you choose our hall for your event. It is ideal for any function be it a party, wedding, fitness class, business meeting, training day, fundraising, or other special events.
Read on about the Facilities available in Eaton Bray Village Hall
The Main Hall is fully heated and has both modern and subdued lighting installed. It also divides to provide the right area for your function. The stage is curtained at the front and can be used as additional space should you wish.Read more about the Hall & Stage
The Meeting Room is accessible either via the Main Entrance Lobby or the Kitchen. It can be used in conjunction with other parts of the hall. With it's separate access from the Main Hall, it is an ideal area for meetings and other small events.
The Kitchen facilities comply with current Environmental Health standards and include a commercial six ring gas cooker and ovens, a large double sink with double drainer, ample electric sockets, a large refrigerator, a hot box trolley, crockery & cutlery.
The Kitchen area provides access from the exterior, not interrupting any activity within the Main function areas during an event.
Should you require it we can arrange for a "finish and leave" package.
Additional services available if required include: Music, Banqueting Tables and Chairs, Bar Facilities, Caterers. All of which we hope, will make holding your event in Eaton Bray Village Hall memorable and more enjoyable.
Male and female toilets are situated off the main entrance lobby with a separate single toilet close to the stage.
There is adequate parking available for 70 cars to the rear of the hall. There is a drop off zone and parking for disabled outside the main entrance.
The maximum number of persons, including staff and performers, permitted to use the premises at any one time (subject to Health & Safety or other constraints) is 220.
The Main Hall is 9.0m (30') wide by 18.5m (60') long, heated, and has both LED and subdued lighting.
The additional stage area is raised 1m (3') above floor-level, 4.8m (16') deep and 9.0m (30') wide. It is curtained at the front and has adjustable stage lighting.
The hall has 22 tables, 220 chairs and has a capacity of 220 people.
The stage has a proscenium arch with a small apron. The Pros arch is 6.9mtrs (20ft) wide and 3.04mtrs (10ft) tall. The stage is 4mtrs (13ft) deep behind the arch and the front apron is 1.2mtrs (4ft) in front of the main tabs.
The stage has a simple grid overhead.
The stage can be illuminated by a series of overhead flood lights and two spot lights which are controlled by a simple easy to use dimmer.
In addition the stage is equipped with a separate versatile lighting system for theatrical productions which has a series of prewired lighting bars fed from a 24 channel dimmer and lighting desk.
There are a number of lights available for use with this system. Full details are available on request.
The hall has a stereo sound system installed with inputs for external sources such as an iPod or Laptop and a radio microphone is also available.
There is a digital projection system installed which accepts inputs from laptops with a VGA output or the DVD player in the stage wings. Projection is onto a 13ft by 9ft electrically operated screen.
A mirror ball and coloured spotlights have been installed in the Hall to add atmosphere for dances and parties.