Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a booking or enquiry?

If you would like to make a booking or enquire about rates or availability, please use the bookings form.

How much does it cost to hire the Warwick Hall?
If you would like details of hire costs, please contact us directly. Community and charity rates are available. 

Is there parking nearby?
There are a limited number of parking spaces adjacent to the Hall on Church Green. There is also a large and free public car park at the end of Church Lane, a few minutes' walk from the Hall. 

Is there disabled access?
The Hall has very good disabled access. There is flat and level access into the Hall via the churchyard and through the main glass entrance doors. The Old Hall, New Hall, kitchen, cafe, Gauntlett meeting room and garden are all on one level. The Hall itself has a lift and disabled bathrooms on all floors. There are also hearing loop systems in the New and Old Halls. 

Is the Hall licensed for civil ceremonies?
No.

What licences do you hold?
We have PRS for music and PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited) licences. PRS for Music is a society of songwriters, composers and music publisherst that licenses the use of its members’ musical compositions and lyrics when they are played in public, broadcast on radio or TV, used on the internet or copied onto physical products such as CDs or DVDs. PPL licenses the use of recorded music where played in public, broadcast on radio or TV, or used on the internet, on behalf of record companies and performers.

Is the Hall licensed for the sale of alcohol?
The Hall is not yet licensed for the sale of alcohol. If you would like to hold an event that involves the sale of alcohol then you will need to apply for a Temporary event notice from West Oxfordshire District Council.

What are your terms and condtions?
If you would like to see our standard terms and conditions please contact us.

Do I need insurance? 
If you are hiring the Hall for a private party or event (by invitation only) then further insurance is not usually required. However, for those events and regular bookings (more than 3 tmes a year) that are open to the public, in most instances we will require a minimum of £2 million public liability insurance. Proof of the necessary insurance will be required before your booking can be finalised. If you are asked to obtain PLI, we can help put you in touch with a range of providers. 

Can you help me advertise my event?
There is a screen in the foyer of the building which hirers can use to advertise their events. Please send us a powerpoint slide or pdf document. We are also happy to upload details of your event on our website. Paper flyers and posters can also be left in the foyer. 

Is there wireless internet in the building?
Yes, there is a public wifi network. Please ask for the password at the cafe. 

Can I store equipment in the basement?
There is a limited amount of storage available in the basement. Hirers themselves are not allowed access to the basement but we can bring your equipment up from the basement when necessary. If you would like to store items in the basement please put them in a sealed and clearly labelled box. 

Can I have a marquee?
There is a paved area in the garden adjacent to the New Hall which can be used for marquees. This area can be accessed directly from the New Hall, or via the cafe/ reception area. 

Can I have a bouncy castle?
Yes, you can hire in a  bouncy castle for either the Old Hall or the New Hall. Please make sure you check the dimensions first - details of the Hall sizes can be found on our facilities pages. 

What access is there to the garden?
There is a garden at the back of the Hall, which has a paved area, benches and grassed area. The garden can be accessed directly from the cafe/ reception area and from the New Hall.  If you would like to hire the garden as part of your event please let us know at the time of booking, otherwise we cannot guarantee access. 

Can you provide tables and chairs?
Each of the meeting rooms is equipped with tables and chairs for between 10 and 20, depending on the capacity of the room. We also have a further 220 chairs, 18 six person rectangular tables and 3 four person rectangular tables available for hire. There is no extra charge for using these tables and chairs but you must reserve them at the time of booking. 

What equipment is there in the kitchen?
The kitchen has been equipped to cater for events of up to 200 people. Equipment includes a Rational Combi Oven (electric), medium duty electric range (800-950mm) with 3 rectangular hot plates, serving counter, hot water boiler, upright fridge and freezer and Hobart dishwasher (hood type). For more details of the kitchen or to arrange to come and see it please contact us

Can I hire crockery, glassware etc for large events?
We have 200 sets of crockery, glassware and cutlery which can be reserved as part of your hire, at no extra charge. 

Can you recommend a caterer?
Stephen and Sally Coulter, who run the Warwick Hall Cafe, are available to cater for your event. We can also provide several other recommendations upon request. 

What other facilities are there in the Hall?

For A/V and other facilities in each of the rooms, please refer to our facilities pages. We also have a range of other facilities and equipment which can be reserved as part of your booking, including mobile platforms, flip charts, microphones, mobile screens, preschool children's play equipment etc. A full list of facilities can be downloaded here. If you want to use any of these facilities they will need to be reserved at the time of your booking.