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Village Hall

Houghton Village website Houghton Village Hall

Houghton Village Hall is situated in the heart of the village and has served as an excellent place to bring the community together for nearly 100 years. There is a recreation ground behind the Hall with a children's playground and a football/goal post.

The Hall is used for a variety of local functions, such as the hugely successful monthly village coffee mornings, an annual Harvest Supper, annual village drinks party; it also plays a central role for the Houghton Trail which takes place every April.

The Village Hall can be hired for private functions; wedding receptions, meetings, lectures, sales and club activities.  The main hall has a large stage and can sit about 80 people or around 120 for drinks. Some Hall equipment (eg: tables, chairs, crockery and glasses), is also available for hire away from the Hall. 

The table below shows current regular events.

For bookings and enquiries, please check the availability calendar then complete the enquiry form with full details (please allow sufficient time for clearing up and cleaning at the end of your event)

Please read the Terms and Conditions of Hire prior to booking. When your booking is confirmed we will assume you have read and accepted the conditions. An invoice will be sent on confirmation of booking. This is payable by return to secure your booking.

Enquiry Form

I have read and accept the conditions of hire should a booking be confirmed *

Regular events at the Village Hall

Day Event Time/Dates



WI  - meet on the third Monday of the month


Parish Council

7.30 pm - Usually the first Tuesday of January, March, April (Annual Assembly) May (AGM), July, September, November 


Table Tennis

Table-Tennis - 7 - 9 pm - most weeks


Fitness Class

Holly's Fitness Class - 10.00-11.00 am, term time only



Village Coffee Morning

10.30 - 12 noon on every third Saturday of the month (unless there is a change notified by email and poster on the noticeboard). Please contact a member of the Village Hall Committee if you would like to run one of these to raise money for your nominated charity..

Village Hall Hire rates (as of February 2022)

Session Period Cost per session/per hour or part of


8 am - 1 pm



1 pm  - 6 pm



6 - 11 pm


Full day - single booking

8 am - 11 pm



Up to 11 pm

£7.50 per hour


After 11 pm

£10 per hour

Electricity Surcharge

All events

£1 per hour

Village Hall Draw 

An annual Village Hall Draw ticket is £12 for twelve monthly draws. The Draw is self-funding and there are 4 cash prizes (£30, £20, £10, £5). The Draw takes place at The Boot Inn on the last Friday of the month, so it’s a lovely excuse to drop in - and hope to win some money to pay for your drinks!  Tickets for 2021 draws are now available.

Please contact Graham Inskip at [email protected] for more information. 

Houghton Village Hall Refurbishment Committee

Over the last few years the Village Hall Committee has sought the views of village residents and hirers of the Hall on the current use and facilities of the Hall. The responses demonstrated that the village feels very strongly that the Hall is a valuable community asset. The responses also indicated, however, a general feeling that the building lacks ambience and that it should be refurbished, modernised and made’ fit-for-purpose’; specifically, it was felt that the look of external areas, the kitchen, stage and storage all needed a careful rethink.

Consequently, the Village Hall Committee formed a small sub-committee, the Village Hall Refurbishment Committee.  The potential refurbishment is a lengthy project and many surveys are needed before building/repair work is started, plans shared with the village, money raised, grants applied for, Borough Council approvals, etc.

The committee meets regularly to keep the ball rolling and will continue to consult with residents and hirers. 

The Village Hall Committee is currently:

  • Liz Sedgwick  (Chair) 01794 388114
  • Graham Inskip (Treasurer) 01794 388576
  • Alistair Dougall (Houghton Parish Council representative) 01794 388527
  • Maureen Gilpin
  • Jenny Hebburn  07463 639455
  • John Hurley 01794 301973

Charity Number 301855.             Holding  Trustees: Brian Standfield, Nick Harding, Daniel Busk