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Booking Enquiries for
Private use of
Upton-by-Chester Village Hall

When a private booking is made - the hirer can restrict attendance to their private requirement (ie event not open to the local community). Private bookings are generally private parties or family gatherings or special interest 'closed' gatherings such as performance practices/rehearsals. Private bookings are generally one-offs (casual bookings) - and generally no more than once per year accepted from any one hirer.

Generally the rate for a private booking covers the full building (ie Meeting Room not separately charged)

Childrens Parties - upto 3 hours before 6pm - defined as not exceeding 50 children under the age of 13 and not exceeding 10 adults. (at least 1 adult to every 8 children). Cost 40.

Adult or family events - daytime upto 6pm - Main Hall max capacity 100. Cost 12 p.h. (min charge 60) Above 100 people requires application as for evening events (see below).

Meeting room only hire - subject to use of main hall by others - cost 10 for upto 3 hours.

Adult or family events - evenings - such events need application by e-mail to stating the following - name/age/address of responsible hirer; maximum number and approx. age distribution; intentions for catering and specifically alcohol consumption; numbers of attendees familiar with Upton Village Hall. Allow at least 2 weeks for response since several trustees will consider the application. Cost typically 75 but negotiable according to nature of event. Such events cannot generally be offered a booking for the meeting room only.

We do not take bookings for wedding receptions. Other venues in the area do offer this.

    We do not take bookings for evening children's & youth parties due to a number of reasons
  • our residential location
  • no on-site caretaker
  • the difficulty the hirer has in controlling attendees (the gatecrashing problem)
  • the likelihood of 'overspill' potentially disturbing neighbours
  • the slippery slope of meeting an escalating demand
  • our past experience prior to this ruling
The New Scene Youth Centre in Newton does accept private party bookings for children up to 13 years of age and up to 9pm at the weekend.

See also copy of Hall Rules - Terms & Conditions of booking