Aldenham War Memorial Hall, Grange Lane,
Hertfordshire WD25 8DY
Frequently asked questions
How many people can the hall hold?
The hall is licensed for a maximum of 120 people.
Are there tables and chairs available for use?
Yes, there is a store room off the hall (at the end where the stage is and on the right hand side) where a large number of tables and chairs are stored. There are a number of square and rectangular tables with wipe clean tops. There are also some round tables which need a table cloth. There are trolleys for moving both the tables and chairs. Please do not drag tables and chairs across the floor as this damages the wooden floor.
Is there a kitchen?
Yes, contains large fridge, freezer, drinks fridge, 2 electric hobs, 2 electric ovens, microwave and dishwasher.
Does the kitchen contain crockery and cutlery?
No, saucepans, crockery or cutlery or kitchen utensils provided. Please bring anything you need.
Can we bring in our own caterer?
Yes, we do not have an in-house caterer. You will need to make your own catering arrangements.
How much does it cost to hire the hall?
£75 for each session: sessions are 8am to 1pm, 1pm to 6pm and 6pm to 11pm. Plus a £50 security deposit returned after the event.
Why do you need a security deposit?
We require that our terms + conditions are adhered to. If they are not we reserve the right to retain the security deposit. T&C’s can be requested at email@example.com
All security deposits will be returned (if no issues occurs) after the hall has been checked within 2 days of the event.
Can I view the hall ?
Yes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a convenient time.
Does the hall have recycling facilities? What do we do with rubbish after our event?
It is your responsibility to put all rubbish in the correct bins; brown for recycling and black for non-recyclable. No loose rubbish, all in bags please.
Will the caretaker clean up after our event?
You are responsible for clearing up after your own event, i.e. putting away tables and chairs, cleaning the kitchen (if used), throwing any rubbish and sweeping the floor. Please leave the hall ready for the next user. Hoover, broom provided for this purpose.
Can we play music?
As the hall is so close to residents’ house, we have a NO AMPLIFIED MUSIC policy, which means no discos or live bands. We are aware that many children’s entertainers now use amplification and would ask that if you are having an entertainer who uses such a system, that you exercise some judgement and keep the noise down to an acceptable level i.e. should not be audible from outside of the hall. We are getting increasing numbers of complaints about the noise from children’s parties and have now agreed that if we receive complaints about the noise at an event, it will lead to an automatic non-refund of the £50 deposit that we take.
How long will you hold the booking for?
We will reserve the booking for you and will send you a copy of the relevant documentation. If we do not hear back from you with the form, hire cost and security cheque within 2 weeks, we will cancel the booking.
Where do we get the key from?
Door has a key code which changes daily. The code will be provided once full payment has been received.
Does the hall have heating?
The hall heating is programmed on a weekly basis to be on for all events booked in the following week, for events that take place between 1st October and the 31st May. The thermostat will have already been set at 20deg, so please do not adjust it. No heating from 1st June to 30th September.
Can our guests park at the hall?
As you may be aware, there is very limited parking at the hall. There is space for a couple of cars on one side of the hall and for two cars in front of the hall. We would ask that you inform your guests that they should park in the centre of the village and walk up to the hall, as otherwise the road outside the hall becomes very congested and it can be dangerous for pedestrians.
How do I book the Hall
Please contact us with your requirements & contact details at email@example.com and we will come back to you