Hopelands is Weobley's Village Hall
Hopelands is situated on the edge of the village in Gadbridge Road and for SatNav users the postcode is HR4 8SN.
The hall was recently extensively renovated and now provides a wonderful venue for a variety of events such as concerts, family parties, receptions, dances, entertainments, exhibitions and meetings of all kinds.
The new solar panels generate electricity which goes into the national grid. The value of the electricity generated is set against the cost of the electricity the hall consumes.
The display panel in the entrance hall shows the amount of electricity being generated at any particular moment, together with the total amount of electricity that has been generated and the total amount of carbon emissions that have been saved since the solar panels started to operate.
With the help of a grant from Awards for All, the hall has
been able to introduce a new stage and elevated seating for fifty-six people which now makes the hall ideal for concerts and theatrical performances. The recent Weobley Music Concert was a sell out and those who attended will remember the magical sound of the Remi Harris Trio with their Gypsy Jazz arrangements.
The Hackley Hall (the main hall) is 19.9 x 9.1 meters (65 x 32ft) and is licensed to hold 220 people. It can however be sub-divided to reduce its size by about one-third. Chandeliers are available for an extra £10.
5ft diameter round tables are available in addition to rectangular ones. All the tables are free, but the hire and laundry of tablecloths for the round tables is extra, £4 per tablecloth.
The photographs below show how the hall can look when it is prepared for a party. The walls can be lined professionally or you can decorate it yourself.
Off the Hackley Hall is a large, well equipped kitchen with a commercial 2-minute cycle dishwasher, a large gas cooker, a large catering refrigerator (20.5 cu.ft.) and a large freezer.
Next door to the Hackley Hall (divided from it by folding doors) is a room called the Lounge (8.5 x 5.5 meters - 28 x 18ft) which is licensed to hold 50 people.
The Lounge has a small kitchenette next to it for preparing and serving hot drinks and snacks. The Lounge is perfect for film shows, presentations and meetings. Used in conjunction with the Hackley Hall it is the ideal location for a bar.
There is also the Committee Room (5.5 x 3.4 meters - 18 x 11ft)
This room is perfect for small meetings. It is licensed to hold 20 people.
and theatrical lighting.
- An alcohol licence - up to 12am on Fridays and Saturday nights.
- Car parking for at least 60 cars.
- A Loop system in the Hackley Hall and the Lounge to help the hard of hearing.
- A toilet for the disabled.
- Attractive china and cutlery.
Hire Charges – click link above
For further information, a viewing or a booking, please contact Dave Hackley on 01544 318568.