Hire FAQs

How do I start the process of hiring a space?

Contact us at enquiry@longfieldhall.org.uk State which day, what times and which space you are interested in hiring. We will get back to you within 48 hours, but generally more quickly, saying whether we are available for the date and time you requested. Often, if we’re not, we will offer an alternative date or time. We would urge you to come and see us, and any spaces you want to hire, before booking.

How much does it cost to hire a space a Longfield Hall?
This varies according to

  • Day
  • Time 
  • And which space you want.

Weekday mornings are cheapest, though the Minet Room is generally not available then.
Weekend evenings (after 5pm) are our most expensive at £60 per hour, minimum hire time 2 hours.

What time can I hire until?

Our licence specifies that the music must finish at 11pm and everyone must be out of the building by midnight. 

What does my deposit cover?
The deposit which must be paid to secure a booking before the hire fee, is to cover overstaying, damage, and cleaning. Provided you leave the space you used on time, clean and tidy, and there is no damage your deposit will be returned to you in full. 
Can I park outside the hall?
The hall is in a residential parking zone from 8.30am to 6.30pm with a maximum stay of four hours, weekdays only. Once you have booked we can arrange an all day parking permit. There will be a modest charge for doing this.
What else do you offer besides rooms?

We offer a range of add-ons including: the use of a kitchen, tables & chairs, a sound-system, a wide-screen TV, stage lights, a piano, and an electronic keyboard. When you book, please tell us what you would like to hire. Each hire automatically gets the use of a kitchen and tables and chairs for 25 people.

Can I bring in my own equipment?
Generally, no. But please do discuss with us what you would like to do. We are pretty flexible.
Do you have in-house caterers?
No, but we can recommend several local catering companies.
Are you licensed for the sale of alcohol?
Yes, but we need to supply the bar staff to sell all alcoholic drinks. So there will be a charge for this.