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Hire Rates

Hire Rates

Welwyn Parish Council keeps the costs down

The Council recognises the value of providing affordable venues for the use of residents and local community groups.  That’s why the council works hard to ensure that rates are kept down, in most cases subsidising them, for residents and local community groups use.  This allows our residents and local community groups to enjoy our venues for a variety of events.

VenueOff Peak Monday to Friday  per hourPeak Saturday, Sunday & bank  holidays per hour
9am to 6pm6pm to close9am to close
Civic Centre

 

AL6 9ER

Inc VAT @ 20%

Main Hall£56.40£60.00£69.60
Small Hall£40.20£45.00£55.20
Committee Rooms£18.00£24.00£31.20
Whole venue£74.40£87.60£112.80
Whitehill  Centre AL6 9ATLarge Hall£33.50£37.50£46.00
Small Hall£29.50£33.50£41.50
Whole venue£47.00£57.00£78.50
Pavilion AL6 9AT£26.50£33.50£41.50
Parish Centre AL6 9NT£26.50£33.50£41.40
Local community groups and residents of Welwyn Parish will receive a 50% discount on all hiring charges.  Commercial businesses will receive a 50% discount after 12 months hire or 12 consecutive hiring’s (whichever applies first).  

Kitchens

The Pavilion kitchen is for sole use of hirers. For our other venues the kitchens are shared with the users of the other halls if the whole venue is booked.  The Parish Centre kitchen facilities are for tea/coffee use only (no cooking facilities).

NOTE

These charges do NOT include the  damage deposit which is refunded after the event provided that there are no issues.  This is usually done within two weeks of a booking via bank transfer. Deposits start from £50 and go up to £250 depending on the event and venue hired.

Hall Hire Charges from 

1st April 2024/2025

 

Welwyn Parish Council has four venues for hire with a total of 7 rooms available for hire. 

A discounted rate of 50% is available for all local community groups and residents of Welwyn Parish on all hiring charges detailed below.

Commercial businesses will receive a 50% discount after 12 months hire or 12 consecutive hiring’s.

(whichever applies first).

Venue

 

 

Civic Centre* AL6 9ER

Off Peak

Monday to Friday

per hour

Peak

Saturday, Sunday & bank

holidays per hour

9am to 6pm

6pm onwards

9am to 11.30pm

Civic

Centre*

AL6 9ER

Main Hall

£59.22

£63.00

£73.08

Small Hall

£42.21

£47.25

£57.96

Committee Rooms

Foyer

£18.90

£18.90

£25.20

£18.90

£32.76

£18.90

Whole venue

£78.12

£91.98

£118.44

 

 

Whitehill

Centre*

AL6 9AT

OTHER VENUES

9am to 6pm

6pm to 10pm

9am to 10pm

Large Hall

Small Hall

£35.18

£30.98

£39.38

£35.18

£48.30

£43.58

Whole venue

£49.35

£59.85

£82.43

Pavilion AL6 9AT

£27.83

£35.18

£43.58

Parish Centre AL6 9NT

£27.83

£35.18

£43.58

Please note:

  • a refundable damage deposit is levied for all bookings,
  • Welwyn Parish Council has the right to refuse any booking, and
  • remember to take into account setting up and clearing away times in you hiring.

Please turn over for more information regarding a description and capacity for all our venues.

To find about availability, contact Susan, Office Administrator on 01438 716706 or by email bookings@welwyn-pc.gov.uk, or in person between the hours of 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday(except Tuesdays) at Welwyn Parish Council, Council Offices, Lockleys Drive, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL6 9NT.

The Civic Centre                 

The Civic Centre in Prospect Place AL6 9ER is available for hire seven days a week, from 9am to 11.30pm. 

The Main Hall can be used for a wide range of activities including badminton, fitness classes, weddings, funeral wakes, amateur and school dramatics, society meetings, events, shows and other private functions. The Centre also has a car park and CCTV.

The Small Hall can be used for a range of activities including local group meetings, parties, a bar facility for larger functions and meetings.

The Committee Room is suitable for small meetings.

Facilities at the Civic Centre include:

  • entrance foyer;
  • main hall – suitable for a maximum of 200 people including theatre style seating, with a raised stage area with sound and lights for theatre style productions, or 115 seated at tables;
  • small hall – suitable for a maximum of 70 people theatre style or seated at tables and chairs;
  • committee room – used for small group meetings of up to 10 persons;
  • cloakrooms and toilets (including baby changing facilities);
  • fully functional kitchen with range of professional standard catering equipment for use by hirers.

The Whitehill Centre         

The Whitehill Centre in Ottway Walk AL6 9AT is available for hire seven days a week from 9am to 10pm. The halls can be used for a wide range of activities including children’s parties, exercise classes, and other private functions. The Centre also has internet access, a small car park and CCTV.

Facilities include:

  • entrance foyer;
  • large hall – suitable for a maximum of 60 people is seated at tables and chairs;
  • small hall – suitable for 40 people is seated at tables and chairs;
  • small kitchen and
  • toilets (including baby changing facilities) and cloakroom.

 

The Pavilion

The Pavilion in Ottway Walk AL6 9AT is available for hire seven days a week from 9am to 10pm. The venue, mainly used by local cricket and football teams, exercise groups and for meetings, overlooks the playing fields at Ottway Walk.

Facilities includes:

  • one main carpeted room – suitable for exercise classes and small meetings maximum 40 capacity;
  • two changing rooms with shower facilities (accessed from the outside of the building);
  • small kitchen
  • toilets, and
  • nearby Whitehill Car Park.

 

The Parish Office

The Parish Office in Lockleys Drive AL6 9NT is available for hire for meetings most evenings until 10pm. The Office has internet access, a car park and CCTV.

Facilities include:

  • one meeting room with a maximum capacity for 14 seated;
  • toilets;
  • a small kitchen, and
  • projector and screen.