What We Offer

Details of our facilities and equipment are provided below.  For the relevant hire charges see hire charges.

Our Rooms

Our Village Hall offers two rooms.

The Chanctonbury Room

Our largest room with disabled access, a stage, kitchen with serving hatch, toilets, including a disabled toilet and ambient lighting.

The room is suitable for functions, wedding receptions, birthday parties, large meetings, sports etc.
The floor is a multi-use composite floor.
The room has a sound system and stage lighting.

The Room Size

13.80 x 6.60 x 3.85 m high (to base of gable windows)
Stage with lighting 5.80 m wide x 4.50 m deep

People Capacity

Standing 180
Sitting – theatre style 60
Sitting – tables 90


Serving hatch
Gas 4 ring Hob
2 electric ovens
Water boilers
Electric kettles
microwave (on request)

The Dore Room

A smaller room with a kitchen with serving hatch, a toilet and ambient lighting.
The room is suitable for small private functions, meetings etc.

Room Size

8.20 x 5.80 m

People Capacity

Standing 100
Sitting – theatre style 40
Sitting – tables 50


Serving hatch
Gas Cooker with oven
Water boiler
Electric kettle
microwave (on request)


Both rooms, kitchens and toilets are provided with electric heating.


The Chanctonbury Room has disabled access and toilet.

Crockery & Cutlery

Tea cups, saucers and side plates for 120
Place settings for main meals 80


16 Large tables 1830 x 685 x 698 mm high –  seat 8
16 Small tables 915 mm x 685 mm x 698 mm high –  seat 4


98 plastic stacking chairs
60 upholstered chairs

Lecture Equipment

Lectern and light
Flip Chart and pens
Audio Systems
Projector screen
Projector table
PC projector

Customer’s Equipment

The Premises is provided to the Hirer on the condition that it is used entirely at the Hirer’s own risk. The Owner does not accept liability or responsibility for accidents or injuries to, or illness or death of, the occupants and visitors and or loss or damage to their property and belongings however caused.
Equipment not belonging to the village hall will require agreement prior to use.
The use of a bouncy castle is permitted with certain constraints; it must fit below the roof eaves, it is positioned as directed and specifically does not block a fire exit. The Hirer will need to be fully insured against any injury to people and the building. if you wish to have a bouncy castle in the hall, please call/email to discuss.


The opening hours of the Village Hall are everyday 00.00 – 00.00.

The Village Hall is licensed for the following activities everyday 10.00 – 23.45:

  • the exhibition of a film
  • a performance of live music music
  • any playing of recorded music
  • the sale by retail of alcohol, except Good Friday and Christmas Day.  See Provision of Alcohol


20 spaces adjacent to the Village Hall, including a reserved space for disabled parking, and additional roadside parking.

Use of Parish Council Facilities

Combined with any booking of the Village Hall we can offer, with the approval of Washington Parish Council:

  • the hire of the adjacent recreation ground for the use of, for example, a marquee, bbq etc.
  • the hire of a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) for basketball, football etc.

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