Orsett Village Hall is situated at the junction of High Road and Mill Lane, Orsett, Essex.
[View map]. It was built in 1972, with a meeting room Annexe added in
The hall measures approx. 11 x 16 metres with
a maximum capacity of 150 persons (130 comfortably) and parking for 30 cars. Additionally, there's
a fully fitted kitchen, a raised stage, a bar room, men's, ladies and
disabled toilets, baby change table, cloakroom, meeting room and safe
outdoor play area for children. You can see photos and find out more
about the room sizes and facilities by visiting the
The front entrance now has a very accessible push
button entry door, wide enough for wheelchairs and double buggies. The
entrance, kitchen door and fire exit doors were upgraded in 2015; we
were very fortunate to secure funding towards the hall improvements and
repairs from Veolia North Thames Trust.
The hall is home to Orsett Playgroup, various clubs including Orsett
Women's Institute, badminton and indoor bowls, and is hired on a regular
basis by religious, dance, theatre and fitness groups. You can find out more about
who uses the hall by visiting the What's On page.
If you're looking for a new venue for your club,
Orsett Village Hall now has midweek slots available
in the afternoon/early evening and Sunday evenings are also available
for weekly hire. If you are interested in setting up a new or
established club at our village hall on a regular weekly basis we would
love to hear from you. For further information please
come along to the hall on a Monday evening between
7:45 and 8:30 pm (not Bank Holidays) to discuss with committee members.
We will not be taking any bookings in December. You will be able to make
your own bookings online via this website from January 2019 using a
Balance payments due by the end of this month can be paid in person as
usual on 10th December, but from January will need to be paid online
using credit/debit card.
The hall is available to hire on Friday nights, Saturdays and
Sundays for weddings, dances, parties and other events. The
Annexe can be hired at the same time as the hall for an additional fee
if required. Please note that the hall is not available to hire for
teenage parties (13th, 18th etc.) and 21st Birthday parties are at the
discretion of the committee. No booking is confirmed until the Hire
Agreement is completed and the deposit is paid.
You will be asked to pay a £30 booking deposit when making a booking to
secure your date, and this is part of your booking fee. Cash
and cheques only are accepted, we do not take card payment. If it's less than 6 weeks until your
event you will be asked to pay in full. In the event of cancellation,
deposits are non-refundable.
Paying Your Balance and the Security Deposit
Your balance is due 6 weeks before your event. You won't be sent a
reminder. When you pay the balance, you will also be required to
pay a £150
security deposit. This applies to all bookings made, even children's
parties. This will be returned to your account by BACS payment after
your event, as long as the hall is left in the condition in which it was
found (as the per our terms and conditions, which will be given to you at
the time of booking). If the hall is not left in a satisfactory
condition, you will forfeit the full amount. When you turn up at the
time of your event the keyholder will run through a short checklist of
what is required of you as a hirer, and you will be asked to sign this
From 1st January 2019 we will be using a new online booking system.
Weekend bookings (Sat/Sun) 8-4pm £22 per hour, 4pm-close £25 per
Fridays 4pm-close £25 per hour.
During term-time the hall is almost fully booked Monday to Friday - see
the What's On page, although there are
some mid-week slots available which would suit a regular hirer.
The meeting room (the Annexe) is available to hire at the same time as
the main hall if required, but not on its own.
The hall is leased from the local council and is run by a Management
Committee made up of local residents, mostly volunteers. They oversee
the day to day running of the hall and manage bookings, cleaning,
repairs and maintenance. You can find out more about how your local hall
is run by reading the minutes and the constitution. If you would like to
have a say in the running of the hall or have any ideas you'd like to
share please come along to the AGM or drop us an email. You'll find more
information on the
Committee Members page.