The Barnes Wallis Hall


The Hall is a large multi-purpose room that can accommodate a variety of activities whilst offering superb views over the playing fields and woodland. It is named after the famous former Effingham resident Sir Barnes Neville Wallis who officially opened this facility in October 1966. The Hall can be subdivided by a retractable wall having its own door, enabling flexible use of the space. There are tables and seating for up to 120 people and a self-contained fully fitted adjacent kitchen with hireable crockery. Catering can be provided by your own caterers or we can recommend local caterers to you.

Several organisations use the Hall at certain times under long-standing agreements. Others may hire it at other times, whether by the hour or for a whole morning, afternoon or day. Package deals are available for Wedding Receptions and Children's Birthday Parties.

There is a stage suitable for presentations, small dramatic productions, discos and live music. Fixed projection facilities and other A/V equipment are also available.

The Village Room

The Village Room is a ground-floor function room ideal for smaller meetings of up to 50 people. It has an adjoining small servery for the preparation of refreshments.

The Sutton Room

This is a rather larger function room located on the upper floor and can accommodate up to 80 people. It is named in honour of Dr Charles Thomas Sutton who played a major role in the establishing of the facilities.

For each of the three rooms bar facilities may be made available by arrangement.


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