We hire for receptions between April and September, not October to March.
You are welcome to hire our ground floor comprising the main hall with bar area and stage and the adjoining meeting room with full kitchen facilities including a commercial oven. We hire on an hourly basis just for the time that you/helpers/caterers and guests are at the Hall. The hourly rate (for non-residents of Tansley) is £24 for the event (usually a Saturday) and for setting-up the day before (e.g. Friday). Clearing-up time, on the Sunday morning is free of charge. The total charge depends on the hours that you wish to have but typically it is somewhere between £300 and £400. We apply the same hire charges to all events/uses and do not charge extra for wedding receptions. If you live in Tansley, you will receive a 29% reduction in charges.
We have a car-park for 6 cars so most visitors must park in Church Street with no parking restrictions.
The car park may be used as an entrance space or visitors' parking. Any other use such as for mobile catering vans requires our written agreement in advance. The rear grassy area is not available for use.
The main hall has a formal seated capacity around our tables of up to 70, typically arranged in a U-shape. We have 24 folding tables (approx. 1.2 x 0.7 metres) and comfortable, upholstered banqueting chairs. We provide white porcelain china, wine (not champagne) glasses, beer glasses and cutlery. We can provide sample room layouts and an equipment inventory.
We are not licensed for wedding ceremonies so you must enjoy these elsewhere, perhaps in Matlock's registry office or in one of the local churches.
As we are located in a quiet village setting and have an adjoining house as a neighbour, music must be kept to a reasonable level and must finish by 11.30 pm.
We have a good bar area inside the Hall and do not allow mobile bars outside. If you sell alcohol you must apply for a licence using a TEN (see Facilities for Hire for details). If you provide alcohol free of charge then no licence is required.
We do not allow fireworks anywhere at our premises, neither inside nor outside.
We need you to visit to see what we offer before we accept your booking.
Payment must be made in full including the returnable damage/excess cleaning deposit (£100) by bank transfer (BACS) no later than one week before the reception. Refunds are made by bank transfer so we will need your bank details to facilitate this.