Corfe Castle Village Hall CIO is a registered charity with the number 1161531. The responsibility for ensuring that activities meet the CIO's objectives, as set out in its Governing Document, rests with the Trustees, although some responsibility is delegated to the CIO's Management Committee. Day to day decisions that need to be taken before the next Management Committee or Trustees Meetings are taken by the CIO's appointed honorary Officers - Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Bookings Clerk and Treasurer.
Corfe Castle Village Hall has three spaces available for public hire: the large Main Hall (which includes the use of a fully fitted kitchen), a medium sized room named the 'Bill Carter Room' and a smaller 'George Preston Room', (previously known as the Community Hub Room). The three rooms share use of an entrance lobby and ladies, gents and unisex disabled toilets, with baby changing facilities in ladies & disabled toilets.
The Main Hall is approximately 20m long and nearly 11m wide, giving an area of over 210 m2. It can accommodate 250 people standing or 150 people seated. 15 Large, 28 small square tables and 150 chairs are available from an adjacent storage area. In addition 16 staging units give a flexible stage of area around 45 m2, either all at one height or at two different heights. The main lights are divided into three sections which are independently dimmable, and there is also dimmable wall lighting. A fully fitted kitchen has a serving hatch into the Main Hall.
The Bill Carter Room is L shaped, approximately 10m by 9m with an area of almost 80 m2. 14 square tables and 50 chairs are stored at the side of the room. There is a sink area with kettle and mugs. The lighting can be dimmed.
The George Preston Room measures approximately 6m by 5m, with an area of around 30 m2. 8 square tables and 30 chairs are stored at the side of the room. There is a sink area with kettle and mugs.
A Clavinova Electric Piano (owned and maintained by Double Act) is available for use by any Village Hall user free of charge by prior arrangement. To ensure that this musical instrument is treated with respect, an additional refundable deposit of £50 will be required and full 'hands-on' instructions will be given when you first use it.
On the first floor of the extension there are several secure individual storage units which are available for hire. For current prices, availability and access information please click on Storage Units.
You can find out how to obtain an alcohol licence for events from Dorset Council.
Have a look at our Gallery for pictures of the Village Hall in use.