Although running costs have increased, the hire charges for the Village hall have remained unchanged since September 2013.
In March 2020, the Village Hall Management Committee decided that it would be necessary to increase the hire charges from 1st September 2020 onwards. It was subsequently agreed that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the increase should be deferred until 1st January 2021.
The fees will increase by approximately 6% (i.e. an extra 50p to £1 per hour, depending on the facilities booked).
In accordance with the usual Village Hall policy, any hirer who makes, or has made a booking for 2021 and who has paid in full before 1st December 2020, will be charged at the existing (2013) rate. Any bookings for 2021 made and/or paid for after 1st December 2020 will be charged at the new rate.
The charges below are for the 2020 rates. Details of the charges from 2021 can be found here
The Hall can be booked for a minimum of one hour in half-hour increments.
When possible we allow 30 minutes between bookings, however this cannot be guaranteed. If you need time to set up, this should be included in your booking times.
* The Children's Party rate of £26.50 is for under 12s in the Main and Small Halls. This is for 3 hours only, and must end by 18:00.
** Half day rates, starting at 2pm, are intended to allow decoration and preparation time prior to a wedding reception, or similar event.
Swaffham Prior residents get a 20% discount. Anyone booking five or more similar sessions at one time will get a 10% discount.