The Michael Room
The Michael Room (pictured here at a wine-tasting and, below, at the Bedford Park Festival's Photographic Exhibition) is the large first-floor hall, with the original green-painted beams and high windows, making a light, airy and elegant space.
It can be reached by a wide staircase or lift, giving access to the disabled, and accommodates 96 seated or 170 standing. There is a large modern kitchen and chairs, tables, crockery and glasses are available. It costs £40 per hour for community use and £80 per hour for private use. There's a 25% discount for multiple bookings (10 or more).
Downstairs are two adjoining spaces, the Gabriel Room and the Raphael Room, which each accommodate 40 seated or 70 standing. They are served by a smaller kitchen. They each cost £22 per hour for community use and £45 per hour for private use, with a 25% discount for multiple bookings.
Their dimensions are:
All the rooms have adjacent toilet facilities and may be hired from 9 am to 11 pm (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays).
There are also inclusive rates for special events and facilities:
Children's parties (3 and a half hours' use, i.e. a 2-hour party plus 45 minutes at each end for setting up and clearing away) cost £120 in the Michael Room and £60 in either the Raphael or Gabriel Rooms. Hire of children's tables & chairs is £25.
This rate applies to events before 6pm - Children's parties in the evening are charged at the normal hourly rate.
Use of cutlery, crockery and glasses is £50 in the Michael Room and £35 in the Raphael or Gabriel Rooms, and the hire of tablecloths is £5 per cloth.
Wedding receptions and other full-day events cost £1,050, for which you get exclusive use of all the halls for the entire day (9am to midnight)
For further details, call the Parish Managers at the Parish Office.