Hall Hire

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 6: 16 March 2022. It is recommended that face coverings be worn in the communal areas of the Trust Centre (unless exempt) and during your class/event if directed to do so by your class leader. Please consider the needs of those at greater risk from COVID-19 and respect the fact that others may wish to take a more cautious approach.

Entry to the Centre is only permitted on the basis that you understand and accept that the Harpenden Trust has no liability for any infection alleged to have taken place at the Centre.

We have a duty to protect our Volunteers, our Hirers and their meeting/class attendees and for this reason we are maintaining some COVID procedures. 

Find our current COVID procedures here.

The re-opening of the Trust Halls will continue to be determined by the then prevailing guidance of the Government.

 

Please apply to the bookings team for any current special offers.

 

The Harpenden Trust has two halls for hire, suitable for regular classes, meetings, societies, clubs and other such similar activities. They are also available for one-off events such as children’s parties, lectures, charity fundraisers, meetings and much more.

The centre is fully accessible for the disabled and less mobile, next to the bus stop and near to a car park at the Co-operative Supermarket (three hours maximum for Co-op customers) and some on-street parking.

All hires include use of the kitchen which is fully fitted with cooker, microwave, fridge, and constant boiling water. No crockery or utensils are included. Wifi is available for public use. We also have a built-in microphone and speaker system and also a loop system for those with hearing aids.

Separate male and female toilet facilities are provided, plus a disabled access toilet which includes baby-changing facilities.

Please contact our friendly bookings team to find out about availability.

Site Layout:

Harpenden Trust Site Layout

Hall Lobby:

Harpenden Trust Lobby

Kitchen:

Harpenden Trust Kitchen

Renwick Hall

  • Dimensions: 1,080 sq. ft.; Length 45 ft /14m; Width 24ft /7.5m; Ceiling height 11ft/3.5 m min, 16ft/5m max (all measurements are approximate);
  • Capacity: 80 persons seated (theatre style), 120 standing. Please note that maximum capacity numbers may be reduced depending on the nature of the activity taking place;
  • The Renwick has a sprung wooden floor, large fully automated projector screen, electronic keyboard, blinds, adult and children’s tables and chairs. This hall is popular for children’s parties, large meetings and lectures, dance and exercise classes;
  • Three hours for a one-off hire costs £80 (inc kitchen) (both Halls £120); reduced/additional hours available. Regular hire rates available on request.
Renwick Hall
Renwick Hall

Randall Room

  • Dimensions: 294 sq. ft.; Length 21ft/6.5m; Width 16ft/5m min, 22ft/6.5m; Ceiling max height 7ft/2.25m (all measurements are approximate);
  • Capacity: 40 persons seated (theatre style), 50 standing. Please note that maximum capacity numbers may be reduced depending on the nature of the activity taking place;
  • The Randall is suitable for adult classes, smaller children’s classes and choirs, yoga and similar events. It also has an automated projection screen plus a white board, blinds, adults’ tables, chairs and card tables;
  • Three hours for a one-off hire costs £65 (inc kitchen) (both Halls £120); reduced/additional hours available. Regular hire rates available on request.
Randall Hall
Randall Hall

Terms & Conditions

Detailed terms and conditions are available on request. Hirers should note that:

  • The Trust Centre is not licensed for the sale of alcohol.
  • Smoking is prohibited throughout the Trust Centre.
  • Halls are not hired to anyone aged under 21.
  • Hirers use the facilities for activities run by themselves only; sub-letting is not permitted.
  • Seating/standing capacities are regulated by the Fire Authorities and may not be exceeded.

Renwick Hall is the perfect venue for your child’s party. Plenty of room to run around, space for the Mums and Dads to watch and chat and a kitchen with constant boiling water for that essential cup of tea or coffee.

Hiring together the Renwick Hall and the Randall Room for a children's party can be done at a cheaper combined rate for three hours (on application).

Local entertainers recommend our halls for their spaciousness, cleanliness and facilities.  

Please note that the maximum permissible age for a child's party is 11 years.

Testimonials

Here is what some of our happy hirers have said:

"Can I ... say how wonderful and patient ... the bookings team at the Harpenden Trust have been during this whole period of booking, cancelling, then booking and cancelling again and again. It has been a very difficult time for us all.” 

U3A, Harpenden

"The Harpenden Trust is a lovely venue and works really well for the classes I have held there. It’s clean, light, nice and warm in winter and plenty of space for what I need. It is in a perfect location with free parking nearby which is helpful for my customers. The booking process is really straightforward too! Would definitely recommend!”

R.S. Redbourn

“We use the Randall Room for weekly adult classes, and it’s ideal. Plenty of comfy chairs, light and airy, we love the big screen and best of all, it’s easy for our less mobile students.” 

D.C. Harpenden

“I wanted to raise funds for my favourite charity so I hired the Renwick Hall for a lecture. The screen was an absolute boon and we borrowed the portable amplification system, so everyone could hear clearly. Use of the kitchen meant that we could have light refreshments ready in there for the interval. And so easy to book. Very helpful booking team. Definitely will be back again!”

D.B. Harpenden

“The halls are perfect … fresh, open, well equipped. People who came on Sunday were extremely pleasantly surprised at how good the halls are.”

W.C. Harpenden

“Our daughter’s 4th birthday was here and it was a fab venue. We had both halls so also space for a baby chill out area, parents’ drinks area and space away from the disco. Kitchen including fridge for the food too, perfect”.

R.A. Harpenden

“The whole process has been easy and efficient with timely responses and the halls are absolutely perfect for having a party area with a separate area for food. Thank you very much for making my daughter’s birthday so fantastic!”

A.V. Harpenden