Book the Hall

The newly-refurbished Scarth Memorial Hall has a range of excellent facilities. It’s the perfect venue for wedding receptions, birthday parties for all ages, christenings, naming ceremonies, funeral and memorial gatherings, anniversary celebrations and more.

Scarth Hall is also ideal for holding meetings, conferences, training courses and seminars. We have audio visual facilities in the main hall and the Training room, and free wifi throughout.

The large and well-equipped Hall can accomodate fairs and sales, rehearsals, concerts, stage productions, dance events and more. We can recommend local caterers, and will provide a fully-licensed bar if required.

Please take a look at our booking conditions and hire charges, then contact us to arrange a visit or enquire about hall availability (our regular events page gives an idea of when the hall is typically in use).

We have four bookable areas:

  • ground floor:  main hall; Bistro area
  • first floor (accessible via staircase and stairlift): Joe Hodgson room; Training room

Each area has a maximum capacity, stipulated by the Fire Officer. It’s the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that these are not exceeded under any circumstances. The maximum number of people in the building must never exceed 150.

Shared use of the kitchen for making tea & coffee is included in the hire fees (though it is possible to book exclusive use of the kitchen – please enquire). Hot water and tea & coffee supplies can be provided for use in the upstairs rooms.

Main hall – capacity 122*, 9.8  metres x 10.3 metres (excluding  stage)

  • Stage 3.8 metres x 7.2 metres (capacity 30)
  • Modern sound/PA system with mixer desk and 4 microphones
  • Cinema projection facilities
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Efficient heating system
  • Tables, tablecloths and chairs if required

*this capacity is with theatre-style seating (eg for a concert or film show). With tables and chairs in cabaret-style, the maximum capacity would be approximately 80/90 (eg for a  wedding reception) depending on the layout required.

Bistro area – capacity 28, 3.5 m x 7.4 m

The Bistro area immediately next to the kitchen can fit up to 8 small tables and chairs. This is a cosy area with convenient access to the kitchen, toilets and the ramp exit. For this reason, it’s not the ideal area if your group wants to be undisturbed, as other Hall users will need to go through or past to access these facilities including the kitchen for teas & coffees.

You can book the kitchen and Bistro for exclusive use – however other users will still need to go through or past to access toilets and ramp exit. You can also hire the whole of Scarth Hall for exclusive use at your event.

Joe Hodgson room – capacity 15, 4.8 m x 3.6 m

Suitable for committee meetings, training courses etc, small conferences. Tables and chairs can be set out to suit your requirements.

Training room – capacity 20, 6.2 m x 3.6 m

Tables and chairs as for the Joe Hodgson Room. Audio visual equipment makes this room particularly suited to training, presentations, online seminars.


Kitchen 4.4 m x 6.3 m

Shared use of the kitchen for all Hall users (for teas & coffees etc) is included in the hire fees. If there is food/catering at your event you will be asked to book the kitchen for exclusive use. This is a commercial kitchen, newly-fitted and very well equipped, with fridges, gas oven and hob, cutlery and crockery and cooking equipment.

Bar hire

A fully-licensed and staffed bar is available, with alcoholic and soft drinks at reasonable prices.

See Booking Conditions for Scarth Hall policy regarding alcohol sale and consumption.

Access to Scarth Hall

  • ground floor: front entrance with steps up to the ground floor; rear entrance with ramp for wheelchair and buggy access.
  • first floor: from the ground floor via staircase or stairlift.