Hall hire

Hall hire is available at Lands Village Hall at very competitive rates for members, guests, clubs and national organisations. The hall is a small facility, offering one main room, a kitchen and toilets for use by hirers.

It is an ideal venue for private and business functions, and for any group wanting a remote, private, tranquil location for interviews or uninterrpted meetings. For example, the hall hire is available for:

  • Meetings and seminars;
  • Corporate events;
  • Small conferences, fairs and sales;
  • Training;
  • Rehearsals;
  • Parties, receptions, and wakes;
  • Functions;
  • Sports and fitness classes and groups; and,
  • Social events, classes and groups.


The hall offers a main room measuring 9m × 6m, toilets, and an equipped kitchen. We provide chairs and tables, ample crockery and cutlery, kettles, a cooker and oven, and microwave. (Please note, while we refurbish the hall some kitchen facilities will be temporarily unavailable).

Also, we benefit from outside spaces owned and managed by Durham County Council in the immediate vacinity, including a sports playing field behind the hall. This field boasts football goals supplied by us for public use. In addition, Lands Village Hall offers a wildlife habitat owned and managed by us next to the village green, which is a short two minute walk from the hall.

Immediately in front of the all is a designated car park with 15–20 spaces available. On–street parking is also available.

In addition, we provide a temporary ramp for wheelchair access. This provides access for a single small step at the entrance of the hall. We always install the ramp during public events and hall hires.

Hall hire fees

Hall hire fees

PeriodGuestsMembersAffiliated Organisations
Whole day0830–1730£54.00£18.00£36.00
Weekend surcharge
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

The fees are for a complete session: we do not offer an hourly rate.

The Trust may offer discounts at its discretion, including a block booking discount of up to 10% for a group booking of more than 10 sessions.

How to hire the hall

In the first instance, to hire the hall please contact us to see if the hall is available on your preferred date(s). If the hall is available, complete the hall hire application and submit it to us. We will send you an invoice with details of how to pay once your hire has been pencilled in. The hall hire is not guaranteed until you have paid the fee.

We are unable to keep dates for bookings that have not been paid for: if you do not pay for the hire before the expiry of the invoice, the date will not be held for you and you will have to reapply for the hire.


If you require refreshments for your event, including tea and coffee, light snacks, lunches, etc. we can provide this for an additional fee. Please let us know your requirements when booking.

Licensed events

We prohibit the consumption of alcohol on the premises. If you want to consume alcohol on the premises, you must apply for and receive a temporary license, known as a Temporary Entertainments Notification (TEN), from Durham County Council. It is the hirer’s responsibility to apply for a TEN and receive it prior to their hire. You must also inform us of the nature of the event when booking and we may increase the hire charge if we consider a hire exposes us to risk.

Additional information

Hall hire application form

Hire agreement

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