Bramshaw Village Hall is situated in the scenic north of the New Forest, and is approximately 2 miles from the M27. It is easily accessed by road , rail and air. Southampton parkway train station and airport are only a few miles away.
It comprises of two main areas that are available for hire at very competitive rates, these are the
• Main Hall (suitable for larger gatherings)
• Community Room (suitable for smaller gatherings)
The Community Room can be hired along with the Main Hall and used in conjunction with it.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see pictures of the facilities we offer.
The main hall is licensed for up to 200 people. It offers 151sqm of floor plus a stage area and most of the floor area is a superb sprung maple dance floor. The stage area adds another 9.7m x 2.4m and has full width stage curtains. In the past we have hosted many functions including weddings, seminars, film evenings, auctions, dances, theatrical productions and corporate events. The ranges of options open to you are only really limited by your imagination and we will offer any assistance that we can.
Available for use in the hall are 24 large tables measuring 1.5m x 0.6m (5ft x 2ft) and 10 smaller tables 0.91m x 0.6m (3ft x 2ft) along with 200 chairs. A further 6 large tables can be made available on request.
There are newly installed Patio doors allowing access to the garden area and patio, where gazebos or a marquee could be erected.
We do have a prefered installer for any dressing of the hall or marquees needed.
WiFi is available in the hall and there is a projector, screen, sound system and loop hearing system. The power in the hall is provided through a noise limiter that is set to 100 decibels. Please note that power is cut to the hall if the sound level exceeds this level. We have a PRS licence for playing music.
We have a new kitchen which measures approximately 3.6m x 4.5m (12ft x 15ft). It has a state of the art 6 hob cooker, hot water dispenser, commercial dishwasher, fridge freezer and warming cupboard. Crockery and cutlery are provided for small meetings and a further 120 place settings are available to hire for larger functions. There is a serving hatch through to the main hall. Our facilities are fully accessible by wheelchair, with level access from the car park.
To the front and two sides of the complex there is level parking for up to 100 cars, which is monitored by CCTV. Entry to the car park is via a cattle grid, to keep out the local New Forest Ponies, however, should you need to avoid this, there is a large gate to one side.
The community room is 9.1m x 4.5m (30ft x 15ft, 450sq ft). It is a self-contained part of our complex having its own entrance, toilets, a carpeted floor and the facility to make light refreshments. There is WiFi and a projector and screen. It is best suited for medium sized meetings, small seminars and as a training venue. This room is licensed for up to 30 people and has 6 large tables, 2 smaller half round tables and 30 chairs.
To the rear of the complex there is a fenced garden and patio area with some picnic tables. This can be used in conjunction with either the main hall or the community room and has proved a useful expansion area in good weather. It is large enough to accommodate a marquee annexed to main hall for larger events. There are patio doors to the main hall as well as small exit doors which allow access to the garden from the main hall.
The hall is licensed for:
We try to lessen the hall's impact on the environment and use background heating provided by a ground source heat pump. We also have solar panels on the roof to supply electricity for the hall’s use and to supply back to the national grid.
For more information on on our venue, please click on the 'How to Book' and 'Documentation' tabs. You can make a provisional booking from the calendar page. A history of the hall is available for download in the documents section.
As we approach the centenary of the Hall (for more details read our history document) and the 50th anniversary of the building of the ‘new’ hall, this precious community resource needs your help to survive into it's second centenary. Covid lock down and social exclusion means the hall has received no income from bookings for more than a year. A flood in August 2020 has required extensive reparations and updates to be made to the fabric of the building which should be completed by end of December 2021.
We are raising funds to replace two failing flat roofs and to contribute towards the costs of re-opening the hall as a vibrant centre for the local community in the Autumn. Here are several ways to help us raise funds:
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for The Bramshaw Trust with easyfundraising? There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
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3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to The Bramshaw Trust at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and The Bramshaw Trust will be really grateful for your donations.
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The Trust receives a small income from recycled old clothes (and footwear) placed in the recycling bin in the Village Hall car park for.
Financial donations can be made directly to our Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) account. Donations can be made anonymously if required and a contribution of any size will be gratefully received.