Land was given in perpetuity by the Ms's Saints the residents of Groombridge Place on 15th August 1911 to 8 local residents as the 'First Trustees'.
A reading Room which is now the Club Room was raised on the site.
Located in the centre of the village of Groombridge in delightful Wealden countryside, straddling the border of East Sussex and West Kent, 5 miles equidistant from Royal Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough, the Groombridge Village Hall provides one of the most modern and flexible village halls in this part of South-East England.
The village hall was substantially enlarged in 2000 thanks to tremendous support and contributions from residents, the National Lottery Charities Board, Local Authorities and other trusts and organisations. A futher update to Club Room was made in 2018 thanks to a grant, to make it self-sufficient with its own entrance and all purpose toilet facilities.
The 2000 upgrade thanks to a lottery grant, donations from residents and grants from local authorities and various business included a full all purposes WC and baby-changing facilities. Access throughout is friendly to the wheelchair-bound and less mobile, with level areas, double doors, and stairs only to the stage. Both the Main Hall and the New Hall are fitted with Induction Loop Systems
There are three main venues which can be hired individually or in any combination, all in superb order.
Equipped with good comfortable seating and tabling for between 50 and 144 per venue, or over 200 in total.
Double doors lead direct to the secure courtyard. This area serves as the Preschool children’s play area during term-time mornings, and available for outside use such as B B Q’s, Al-Fresco dining or children’s parties.
Opening the chair store doors wide reveals a wide-open thoroughfare from the New hall to the Main hall, thus creating a superbly linked venue for dining and dancing combinations (yet when closed, the double chair store doors provide near-perfect sound insulation between the two halls).
Each venue can be booked independently or in any combination.
The facilities provide ultimate flexibility for small and large events – from meetings of a dozen people or less; to dances, discos and private parties where up to 100 or more can be accommodated in comfort. The total capacity is over 200 hundred when the whole building is used for craft sales, bazaars, jumble sales, fund-raising coffee mornings and similar events.
The accommodation permits concurrent hires, and internal and external access ensures that hirer's in one venue need not be interrupted or inconvenienced by those hiring another venue.
The building has a full Premises Licence from Wealden District Council.
There are 30 off-street car parking spaces including 2 disabled parking bays.
The village hall is host to many local community groups which meet regularly including Tiny Tots, Pre-School, Scouts & Guiding groups, Yoga, Pilates, Various dance classes for all ages, Dramatic, Horticultural, History Societies, Bridge, and Luncheon Clubs, Art, Women’s Institute, Parish Council, and many other activities.
The whole building has access to Fibre Broadband via Wi-Fi - code available on request
For further information about the Village Hall or any of the activities that take place, please ask any committee member.
We cannot accept bouncy castle parties as our Insurers will not allow them.
18 & 21 parties are also not permitted unless its mainly family and local address.
No electrical equipment will be allowed on the premises unless it has a Portable Appliance Test (PAT)
Groombridge Village Hall is run by volunteers so responses may be delayed