What events can The Old Chapel rooms be hired for?
The Old Chapel can be hired for private events and parties, as well as ceremonies including weddings, civil partnerships, baby-naming, and funerals.
It can also be hired for corporate or business related events such as meetings, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, presentations, training days, team building, private parties, away days, corporate events and school visits.
How many rooms for hire does the Old Chapel have?
There are two rooms available for hire at the Old Chapel:
The Main Auditorium
This room seats around 100 people. It’s a large, flexible, versatile and carpeted space with great acoustics and light. It has a kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities and plenty of tables and seating you can use to fit your requirements. It can seat 100 in rows with additional seating in the gallery/bar or, when arranged in working groups around tables, it will accommodate groups from 15 up to 70 people.
The Main Auditorium also has a fully stocked bar on the first floor gallery, overlooking the auditorium (ideal for breakout sessions alongside a main conference or meeting). It’s a perfect space for family gatherings and ceremonies, workshops and classes, as well as corporate hire – for meetings, conferences, away days and training sessions.
The Kelly Room
This room seats around 45 people and is perfect for smaller, more intimate events, meetings and ceremonies. Hire of the Kelly Room includes full use of the adjoining, fully-equipped kitchen.
What facilities do you have?
Do you provide caterers or can I supply my own?
Unfortunately we do not offer on-site catering, however, you are very welcome to supply your own caterers.
Is there a bar?
The bar at the Old Chapel is fully licensed and staffed. If planning any drinks at your hiring our Bar Manager will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Can I get married at the Old Chapel?
The Old Chapel is an approved venue licensed for weddings, civil partnerships, renewal of vows and civil naming ceremonies. Subject to availability, weddings can be booked Mondays – Saturdays, between the hours of 9am and 5pm. To confirm availability you will need to check with our Venue Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the hire charge does not include the registrars’ payment, which must be arranged directly with them. We advise you to discuss and agree the date and time of the ceremony in advance with the Registration Officer at the local Registration Office 0300 1234 181 or email@example.com and ensure that the appropriate legal civil preliminaries have been completed (a minimum of 4 weeks should be allowed for this).
For general information about civil ceremonies please click here
Hire of the Old Chapel for a wedding includes the assistance of two arts centre staff. They will be on hand an hour before the ceremony to assist the Registrar, greet guests on arrival, help with seating and assist the ushers. They are present throughout the ceremony to ensure everything runs smoothly.
To discuss your wedding at the Old Chapel please contact our Venue Manager firstname.lastname@example.org or call & leave a message on 01822 833183.
How do I book an event or room?
If you would like to book the Old Chapel for your event, please download or complete our Initial Enquiry Form on line.
Please ensure you read our Conditions of Hire before you make your booking.