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History & Facilities

History

Designed and built by the people of Meonstoke, Exton, and Corhampton in 1979-81, The Meon Hall continues the dedication from the old Meon Hut in the High Street to the memory of Benjamin and Samuel Smith of Meonstoke who were killed in action in 1915 in the First World War.

Opened by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent on 22 April 1982, our exceptional village hall project was awarded the Secretary of State for the Environment’s 1982 Village Venture prize.

Facilities

The facilities comprise a reception area, large Main Hall for 200 with Stage (see pictures below); the Small Hall for 60 plus the modern well-equipped Kitchen; the Crypt meeting room for 30; sports changing rooms and showers. Facilities for the disabled are installed.  There is ample parking, with the adjacent Recreation Ground, small skate park and games wall, children’s play trail and adult exercise equipment. The Meon Hall is suitable for a wide range of both large and small events – wedding receptions, lectures, large and small group events.

All or part of the accommodation is available for hire at an hourly or daily rate.

Inside Meon Hall

Charges

Charges

Charges for the hire of the Hall and other facilities are set out below.  We ask hirers for a deposit of 20% of the Hiring Charge (minimum £50) when making your booking well in advance, and then ask you to settle the invoice for the balance not less than 30 days before the event, together with your returnable Damage Deposit. Detailed hiring conditions are on the back of the booking form.

Whole Complex Bookings by the hour

Parish block bookings £31.00

Parish bookings            £40.00

Non parish bookings   £75.00

Whole Complex Bookings by the Day

Parish                             £225.00

Non parish                    £450.00

Main Hall by the hour

Parish block bookings £18.50

Parish bookings            £26.50

Non parish bookings   £47.00

Small Hall by the hour

Parish block bookings £12.50

Parish bookings            £21.00

Non parish bookings   £34.50

Changing Rooms by the hour

Parish block bookings  £9.50

Parish bookings            £11.00

Non parish bookings   £19.50

The Crypt by the hour

Parish block bookings £9.50

Parish bookings            £11.00

Non parish bookings   £19.50         

Brownies and Overnight Hirings

£125.00

Kitchen use

For food preparation for Main and Small Hall hirings   £15.00 per hiring

For hirings asking for simple refreshment use               £  5.00 per hiring

 

Equipment to take away from The Meon Hall:

Chair     £1.00p        Table      £ 4.50          Stage platform  £ 4.50       Electric urn   3 6.50     Cutlery, glasses, plates     12pence

Returnable Damage Deposit  £200;   Larger deposit  £500 at Booking Secretary’s discretion;    Equipment hire £50 or £200 depending on quantity. Damage deposit cheques may be banked at the Booking Secretary’s discretion.

Returnable Damage Deposit £200;  Larger deposit £500 at Booking Secretary’s discretion;  Equipment hire £50 or £200 depending on quantity.  Damage deposit cheques may be banked at the Booking Secretary’s discretion.

 

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Hiring Conditions

Standard Terms and Conditions of Hire are stated on the reverse of the Bookings Form; the only basis for a Hiring contract is a Booking Form properly completed, signed and dated by both Hirer and Bookings Secretary.

Our Booking Secretary has discretion to refuse a proposed booking if a satisfactory explanation and assurances about the proposed use are not given. Failure to disclose information may invalidate the hiring contract. The Meon Hall Management Committee does not accept bookings for teenage parties, teenage discos, nor 18th birthday parties.

Payments for hiring are to be made in full in advance. If your plans change then at least 28 days notice of cancellation must be given to the Bookings Secretary; short notice may incur a cancellation charge.

Availability of the Meon Hall’s facilities for preparations before a hiring cannot be guaranteed. If preparations before your hiring, and/or clearing up afterwards are likely to be extensive and/or longer than 1.5 hours you will be asked to pay an additional hiring charge at the Bookings Secretary’s discretion.

The Meon Hall is a Smoke Free building (2007 government legislation). The Meon Hall is not licensed for the sale of alcohol; if you require bar facilities you must make your own arrangements but must tell the Booking Secretary first, then submit a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) to Winchester City Council Licensing Department, and the Police, with a copy to the Bookings Secretary. Details of the TEN application form are on the WCC website. An additional charge of up to £30.00 is payable for a hiring with a TEN to cover extra cleaning costs.

All furniture and 150 settings of china, cutlery, and glasses are included in the hiring charge. Certain items can be hired for use away from the Meon Hall, subject to other hirers needs – please ask the Bookings Secretary.

Booking enquiries

To make a bookings enquiry, please email to the Booking Secretary at meonhallbookings@yahoo.co.uk who will respond to you as soon as possible. Please send details of your intended hire and what you want to achieve, including date, facilities required and your contact phone number and your address.

When we have agreed a date for your booking we will ask you to pay either the full hiring fee or the advance booking deposit and once this has been received and the booking form signed, the date will be reserved for you.

Address: The Meon Hall, Pound Lane, Meonstoke, Hampshire SO32 3NP

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