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Click to view more photos of the hallOrsett Village Hall is situated at the junction of High Road and Mill Lane, Orsett, Essex. [View map]. It was built in 1972, with a meeting room Annexe added in 2006.

The hall measures approx. 11 x 16 metres with a maximum capacity of 150 persons (130 comfortably) and parking for 30 cars. Additionally, there's a fully fitted kitchen, a raised stage, a bar room, men's, ladies and disabled toilets, baby change table, cloakroom, meeting room and safe outdoor play area for children. You can see photos and find out more about the room sizes and facilities by visiting the Photos page.

The front entrance now has a very accessible push button entry door, wide enough for wheelchairs and double buggies. The entrance, kitchen door and fire exit doors were upgraded in 2015; we were very fortunate to secure funding towards the hall improvements and repairs from Veolia North Thames Trust.

The hall is home to Orsett Playgroup, various clubs including Orsett Women's Institute, badminton and indoor bowls, and is hired on a regular basis by religious, dance, theatre and fitness groups. You can find out more about who uses the hall by visiting the What's On page.

If you're looking for a new venue for your club, Orsett Village Hall now has midweek slots available in the afternoon/early evening and Sunday evenings are also available for weekly hire. If you are interested in setting up a new or established club at our village hall on a regular weekly basis we would love to hear from you. For further information please come along to the hall on a Monday evening between 7:45 and 8:30 pm (not Bank Holidays) to discuss with committee members.

Weekend bookings
The hall is available to hire on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays for weddings, dances, parties and other events.  The Annexe can be hired at the same time as the hall for an additional fee if required. Please note that the hall is not available to hire for teenage parties (13th, 18th etc.) and 21st Birthday parties are at the discretion of the committee. No booking is confirmed until the Hire Agreement is completed and the deposit is paid.

How to make your booking
You cannot book online or over the telephone - please come along to the hall any Monday evening (not Bank Holidays) between 7:45 and 8:30 and you will be able to make a booking there and then if your date is available. Click here to check availability before you come to the hall, to save a wasted journey. Your booking confirmation will be emailed to you at the time of booking.

Booking Deposit
You will be asked to pay a 30 booking deposit when making a booking to secure your date, and this is part of your booking fee. Cash and cheques only are accepted, we do not take card payment. If it's less than 6 weeks until your event you will be asked to pay in full. In the event of cancellation, deposits are non-refundable.

Paying Your Balance and the Security Deposit
Your balance is due 6 weeks before your event. You won't be sent a reminder. When you pay the balance, you will also be required to pay a 150 security deposit in cash. This applies to all bookings made, even children's parties. This will be returned to your account by BACS payment after your event, as long as the hall is left in the condition in which it was found (as the per our terms and conditions, which will be given to you at the time of booking). If the hall is not left in a satisfactory condition, you will forfeit the full amount. When you turn up at the time of your event the keyholder will run through a short checklist of what is required of you as a hirer, and you will be asked to sign this agreement.

Hire rates (from 1st April 2016):
General hire - 22.00 per hour; Small children's parties - 20.00 per hour; Charity events - 17.00 per hour; Hall + Annexe meeting room - 28.00 per hour

Mid-Week bookings

During term-time the hall is almost fully booked Monday to Friday - see the What's On page, although there are some mid-week slots available which would suit a regular hirer. During school holidays there is some limited availability in the daytime, so if you want to check a date/time and make a booking please come along to the hall on any Monday evening (not Bank Holidays) between 7:45 and 8:30 to make a booking there and then if your date is available.

The meeting room (the Annexe) is available to hire at the same time as the main hall if required, but not on its own. You cannot book online or over the telephone - please come along to the hall any Monday evening (not Bank Holidays) between 7:45 and 8:30 to make a booking there and then if your date is available.

The hall is leased from the local council and is run by a Management Committee made up of local residents, mostly volunteers. They oversee the day to day running of the hall and manage bookings, cleaning, repairs and maintenance. You can find out more about how your local hall is run by reading the minutes and the constitution. If you would like to have a say in the running of the hall or have any ideas you'd like to share please come along to the AGM or drop us an email. You'll find more information on the Committee Members page.

If you manage a village hall and would like more details about the Easy Bookings and Invoicing system please click here for more information.