We are already taking bookings for 2023. To check on available wedding dates, please check the calendar:
Harmans Cross Village Hall is one of the best wedding reception venues in Purbeck, providing a spacious and flexible environment with extensive outside space, plenty of parking, modern audio-visual equipment and a commercial kitchen.
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Our ‘Wedding Package’ includes:
Exclusive Use of Main Hall and fully equipped Commercial Kitchen, from Friday 1.00pm to Sunday 12 noon, allowing time for setting-up before, and clearing up after, your Big Day.
Exclusive Use of Committee Room and small servery from Friday 1.00pm to Sunday 12 noon. This room is often used as a ‘rumpus room’ for little children during the speeches and grown-up stuff, or ‘quiet room’ for older guests and features a 32” colour TV set with Blu-Ray player.
Use of all tables and chairs.
Fire regulations permit us to seat 100 people at tables in the Main Hall.
Use of basic crockery, cutlery and glassware. Function-quality cutlery and crockery (white) is available at no extra charge.
White function-quality tablecloths are available to hire, although we encourage wedding couples to seek alternative tablecloths if possible. Please enquire about current charges for tablecloth hire – the fee will include the cost of laundering them.
Full use of our audio-visual package including CD/iPod input facilities, PA system, overhead projector and screen for your family DVD’s or for a rolling photographic display.
Full use of our west-facing sun patio and our patio furniture, and full (but not exclusive) use of the adjoining children’s playground.
Full use (but not exclusive) of that part of our field to the West of the Main Hall, for marquees, bouncy castles, field games, hog roasts, barbecues etc., with outdoor electric supplies if required.
Full use of all toilet and hand-washing facilities, including a fully equipped disabled toilet and baby-changing equipment.
Full free use of our car park (approx. 25 cars); there is a public car park right across the road, available for a small fee payable to the Parish Council.
The Hall will have been fully cleaned within 48 hours of the start of your booking period. Wedding hirers need to arrange a full professional clean at the end of the hire. We do request that hirers take their rubbish, bottles, cans etc. home and to use the cleaning materials provided to leave the Hall in the condition in which they found it. A surcharge may be imposed should additional cleaning be required.
We can recommend the services of various locally based licensees to run your bar, or are happy to discuss alternative bar personnel as long as they hold the necessary licences.
We can recommend the services of professional caterers or are happy to accommodate alternative caterers of your choice.
The Hall is happy to accommodate your disco or live band but this must be within the Hall only and must end no later than 11.00pm (10.30pm on Sunday) out of consideration for our neighbours. Under no circumstances do we permit music to be played outside the Hall.
In the interests of child safety we ask hirers not to permit children to use the play area after darkness has fallen. We do strongly recommend that children using the play area are properly supervised.
No additional charge is made should the hirer wish to use a marquee or similar, as long as this is provided by an approved supplier and fully insured by the hirer or marquee supplier and is used solely for ‘overspill catering’ and not as a location for music as this will prove to be intrusive to our neighbours. Marquees and outdoor equipment must be moved by 12 noon Sunday.
If you decide to book your wedding with us, you will have a meeting before the event to document every detail of your day. You or your chosen responsible person will be briefed by a hall representative as you take over the hall and met at the end to check you out.
To answer any further questions you may have please telephone our Weddings Co-ordinator Kelly King at email@example.com or on 07384 848 419 (weekdays 9.30 am to 7.00 pm please).