Please note: Barkham Village Hall is separate from the Parish Council. To enquire or book the Village Hall, please use the details at the bottom of this page. Thank you.
Barkham Village Hall
Barkham Village Hall is located next to St James Church in a beautiful rural location, and is an ideal venue for weddings, parties, christenings and any other social events. Please be aware that this a very popular venue and you should plan to make a booking well ahead of your event.
It benefits from a large car park and has a spacious field area perfect for barbecues, sports and any other outdoor activities. (The field area can only be booked along with a hall booking.) The hall benefits from a fully fitted kitchen with crockery and cutlery for approx 100 people. Plus a fridge, commercial oven, a boiling water dispenser and an industrial quick dish washer (20 mins and does not require tablets). Additionally it has a modern lighting system which is fully dimmable for dances and parties or can be bright for other activities.
Have you been to a function at the hall and liked it, then why not share it with your friends on Facebook from the tab on the left !
More photographs can be seen by selecting the Barkham Village Hall gallery. This gives you a virtual tour of the hall, for those who have not visited before.
Barkham Village Hall is ideal for parties, meetings and events
The cost of hiring the hall is £24.50 per hour for the hire of both halls, except for Saturdays after 6.00 p.m. when the cost is £28.50 per hour. Bookings are only accepted until midnight. Hirers are given half an hour either side of the booking to set up and clear up which is included in this charge. Please view the Conditions of Hire. Wedding receptions bookings are welcomed and are accepted as all day bookings at a cost of £410. If a marquee is to be erected for an event there is an additional pitch fee of £100.
The address of the village hall is Church Lane, Barkham, Wokingham RG40 4PL, this is right next to St James Church whose bell tower can be seen when approaching along Barkham Street. See our Map page for details, the road is opposite Barkham Square on the map.
You can see a plan of the hall here.
Improvements to the doors, ceiling and lighting were kindly funded by the Lottery. The hall is also partially funded by an annual grant from Barkham Parish Council for which we are very grateful.
The size of the halls are
Large Hall 30ft W x 40ft L x 10ft H
Small hall 14ft W x 28ft L x 10ft H
You cannot book these separately but can be physically separated by soundproofed doors.
The hall is licensed for a maximum capacity of
Close seated Large Hall 85 and Small hall 45
Dancing & seated Large Hall 115 Small hall 60
Dancing only Large hall 170 Small hall 90
The hall is equipped with 18 rectangular tables and 113 chairs. Additionally there are 12 small tables and 31 chairs suitable for children’s parties. There are no high-chairs.
For celebrations that include the selling of alcohol, you will need to apply to Wokingham Borough Council Licensing well before your event. If you are giving alcohol away this is not necessary.
Note: Small bouncy castles are allowed inside the hall, if they fit well under the ceiling height of 10ft. BBQs are allowed but only in the field.
No fireworks or open fires of any sort are allowed in the grounds or hall.
Please first check that your required date and time shows as available in the Village Hall Calendar (but please note that regular weekday and Sunday morning bookings are not shown in the calendar).
Then to book and for any other enquiries please contact Judith Neuhofer on 0118 979 0296 between 9 am and 7 pm ONLY or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention you have already checked this website and the time is free.
Regular activities at the hall and contacts
Regular hall activity details, mostly on weekdays, are not shown in the calendar and include Pilates, Bonsai Society, Brownies, Rainbows, Barkham Pre-School, St James’ Sunday Club (Sunday mornings), Friday Youth Club, Painting Group, Dinton Walking Group, Barkham Ladies Group and hosting some BVRA social events.