Beare Green Village Hall. Merebank, Beare Green, Surrey, RH5 4RD

Booking the Hall

Located just south of Dorking (5 minutes walk from Holmwood train station; direct trains to London Victoria) Beare Green Village Hall has a lot to offer groups and clubs, or the casual hirer for private functions. Close to the A24, and with a large free car park, the community building has a spacious main hall, a second smaller hall, a library area and an additional meeting room. Both the halls have their own unique views overlooking the picturesque village pond.

The village hall building is adjacent to a large modern children's play-area and a grassy park with picnic tables provided by the BGCA.. The airy kitchen is well-equipped with a big oven and hob, dishwasher, serving hatch, and enough place settings for 100 people. The toilets have recently been completely rebuilt to include a disabled access toilet and baby-changing facilities.

The village hall is used by many local groups (see them here) and is a true hub of the community.

Main Hall - This is the largest of our halls (14.7m by 10.7m; height is 5.5m) and as well as being ‘the place to go’ for private parties, business meetings and coffee-mornings. It has a beautiful view over the village pond, can seat 100 comfortably and has capacity for a maximum of 280 people standing and seated; for large public meetings that we host where all are seated and need to see the screen, we have found about 150 to be a sensible upper limit.

We can lend our radio microphone to such meetings. For conferences or other needs it can be blacked out or dimmed via blinds if needed, has dimmable LED lighting, and has anti-echo ceiling tiles giving excellent acoustics, as well as a large, powerful projector and large screen, audio facilities including a sound loop, and even a piano. If you need to connect your sound source (mobile phone or anything else) to our sound system, which has a flying 3.5mm jack plug for this purpose, just let us know beforehand.

It is also possible to connect to an iphone. The screen connection can be HDMI connection type or VGA type, to suit your laptop or other video source. There is a blueray DVD player which is able to connect to BBC iplayer, Netflix, Amazon Movies and similar, if needed (we have a BBC television licence, and reasonably fast wifi, at about 20 MB/s).

Front Hall - This is smaller (5.4m by 5.3m) and regularly being used by various local clubs and groups. It is perfect for smaller groups of up to 45.  It too has a projector/screen (HDMI video connection) and sound system.

Meeting Room - This has a capacity to seat 20 people. It is 4.75m by 4.4m.  It too has a projector/screen and sound, which operates via a VGA connection (not HDMI), but the projector is of a sort where you need to load some software onto your laptop to drive it; it’s not a case of just connecting up a video lead.  Bookers can have early access by appointment to set that software up. 

Tables and chairs are provided in each hall and room sufficient for the maximum number of users above. Both halls and the meeting room are provided with video projector and sound facilities.

All or part of the hall is available to hire for community gatherings and private functions. Do get in touch if you would like to come and see that the hall meets your requirements. You won’t find a nicer hall in Surrey !

Tables and chairs are provided in each hall and room sufficient for the maximum number of users above. Both halls and the meeting room are provided with video projector and sound facilities.

The recently refurbished Village Hall is available to hire for community gatherings and private functions. Do get in touch if you would like to come and see that the hall meets your requirements.

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