Crowcombe village hall, your natural choice for a conference meeting, wedding, party or performance.
Just off the A358 ten miles from Taunton with
outstanding views to The Quantocks, this Hall will
meet all your requirements.
• Main Hall 18.3m x 9.15m Seats 100
• Meeting Room 6.1m x 6.1m Seats 25
• Commercial Kitchen
• Disabled access and facilities
• Changing rooms with showers
• Ample Free car parking
• Free WiFi
This is not just a Village Hall... ...This is a Conference Centre
The Hall and its adjacent Quantock meeting room are an ideal venue for your business meeting or conference. Regularly used by the County Council and a successful training company the Hall is bright airy and quiet. Comfortable seating for up to 100 people together with tables of two sizes provides considerable flexibility of layout. A modular stage enhances speaker presence as does a PA system which can stand alone or be linked with the hall speaker system. There is ample free car parking for at least 50 cars adjacent to the hall.
• Well equipped kitchens. Use your own or local caterers • Licensed • Size 60’X30’ (18.3mX9.15m) Height 19'(5.8m) • Free car parking for 50 + cars • Easy wheelchair access and disabled toilet • Seating for 100+ • Size and height adjustable modular stage • Stage lighting • Electrically controlled presentation screen • Free wifi • Personal and public announcement / music system
This is not just a Village Hall... ...it is a GREAT PLACE FOR A PARTY
Is your home a bit small for the number of friends you have? Worried about wine stains on your carpet or upsetting your neighbours, not enough parking?
The Crowcombe Hall is the answer. Sprung floor to trip the light fantastic, acoustic panels to hear the music, a stage of flexible size for the band or group and tables and chairs to set out as you wish.
An excellent kitchen with large six ring ceramic topped stove, separate multi purpose oven, warming cupboard for the food, small deep freeze and dishwasher. Cutlery and china for 100.
This is not just a Village Hall... ...This is an ideal venue for a kids party
It’s chucking it down with rain (as usual). The kids are bored silly and getting under your feet. You
are running out of ideas to keep them occupied (no, they are too young - to send to sea). Taking them out usually costs an arm and a leg - four ice creams will put you back a fiver.
So - why don’t you mums gang together and hire the Hall for an afternoon.
Bring your toasties to knock up the kid’s lunches, a few bottles of squash and a couple of packs of ice-cream (there is a freezer to keep it cold) and let the fun and games commence. Kids karaoke, french cricket, beetle drive, blind man’s buff, musical chairs, pass the parcel... and if it stops raining open the doors to the terrace and they can tear around outside for a bit. They would wander home tired and happy... and covered in mud!
This is not just a Village Hall... ...This is the bride’s fathers dream wedding venue
According to 'you and yours' wedding magazine, the average cost of a wedding these days £20k+ - phew! makes my eyes water!
If you are planning a wedding you are no doubt actutely aware that the most expensive item in your budget is the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. The choices of venues are numerous. Before deciding take a look at the Crowcombe Hall. Fully licensed, the Hall is light and airy; it has a separate reception room to greet your guests; the kitchen is fully equipped to meet your caterer’s needs; staging, sound systems (including a hearing loop) and theatre lighting are all available; locally there are lots of lovely places offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation. There is also a florist, and a wine merchant who would be pleased to organise and run a bar facility for you.
Have we forgotten anything? Only that we think we can help you make your budget go further without detracting from a very special day.
This is not just a Village Hall... ...This is your local sports hall
With its sprung floor, it is built to accommodate non-destructive indoor sports such as badminton and table tennis.
It is used regularly by Short Mat Bowls Club, Scottish Dancing, Ballet Classes, Baby & Toddler groups, Pilates, Karate and Yoga.
This is not just a Village Hall... ...This is a Theatre
This is a theatre with a fully fitted stage lighting system, and roof mounted lighting bars; a wall mounted dimmer box, lighting control board and pre-set lighting desk controlling 2 x 12 channels that can be connected and operated from the front, side and rear of the main hall.
There is a modular stage system providing configurations of up to 20 square metres; there are hand-held and hands-free microphones together with an induction loop connected to the sound system. The electronic true piano has a natural sealed hammer action keyboard, providing the best in tone and quality. The wide range of tones offer everything from grand piano to pipe organ and strings. Stand alone or with the hall speaker system.
This is not just a Village Hall... ...This is the Local Cinema
Not exactly multi-screen – more like your intimate Rialto or Gaiety of bygone days except the films are bang up to date and no breaks to change the reels. One or two films every month usually Sunday and Friday nights. In conjunction with Moviola (www.moviola.org) who provide a wide range of up to date films together with trailers and supporting shorts. Hearing loop.
Wow, all that and the chance of an arm around the girlfriend - now the wife!
Films for our Autumn Season 2016
Please note that our first film is on SATURDAY 17 September and not on Sunday and will be a Gala Opening Night with ““Bubbles and Canapés” to celebrate our new projector and surround sound system.
Saturday 17th September
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) this is the true story of New York heiress and patron of the arts who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite having a terrible singing voice. Meryl Streep, takes centre stage in this very likable, frequently hilarious, yet still poignant tragi-comedy with Hugh Grant on career-best form as Florence’s partner/manager.
Friday 30th September
Desert Dancer (2014)
Based on the true story the film follows a group of very brave young people risking their lives to express themselves and follow their dreams in a country where dance is forbidden (Iran). They form an underground dance company where, through hacking into YouTube, they learn from the very best. They resolve to put on a performance deep in the desert, away from the watchful eyes of the military police.
Sunday 16th October
The Man who Knew Infinity (2015)
The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy. The central performances from Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Jeremy Irons, together with contributions from Toby Jones, Jeremy Notham and Stephen Fry, elevate the film to something of lasting value.
Friday 28th October
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance are red hot in Steven Spielberg’s magnificent cold war thriller. The tense negotiations over the recovery of U2 pilot Gary Powers in 1960s Berlin are the real-life backdrop to this wonderfully uncynical thriller.
Sunday 13th November
Money Monster (2016)
Jodie Foster’s thriller with George Clooney as a TV financial show host who gets hijacked on live TV by a gunman protesting about the corruption of the money markets. Julia Roberts plays the producer whose job it is to keep everyone calm and prevent catastrophe. An action thriller which attempts to make some serious points about the money markets.
Friday 25th November
The Brand New Testament (2015)
God is alive and living in Brussels in this imaginative and irreverent comedy. It turns out that he spends his days sadistically abusing the world’s population; then his daughter texts the time and date of their deaths to everyone in the world…..
Sunday 11th December
Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie (2016)
A fun, thoroughly OTT, movie to end the season and cheer those winter evenings. Jenifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley behaving outrageously, as usual, with a host of celebrity cameos.
Tickets for all films from Crowcombe Post Office (in the two weeks before each show) or from Philip Comer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opened in early 2003 the Hall has good central heating and ventilation. Acoustic panels were added to the main hall in 2006 which now has good acoustics. There are modern toilet facilities including a disabled facility by the front door. There are changing rooms and showers for sports teams. Both the main hall and Quantock Room have substantial curtains.
The Crowcombe Hall, is a registered charity, no: 1087742, and is run
by a Management Committee of Volunteers.
A fully refurbished kitchen with six ring, ceramic topped stove as well as a free standing professional multifunction oven. Fridge, electric boiler, dishwasher, hot cupboard, small deep freeze and crockery and cutlery for 100.
Two changing rooms, both with shower facilities for sports or performing arts use.
Crowcombe Hall has a flexible charging structure with a range of options. The facilities may be booked for morning, afternoon and/or evening sessions. Detailed prices on request.
Residents of Crowcombe Village enjoy preferential rates.