Trent Memorial Hall
A well-located venue for your family celebration or event
Trent Memorial Hall is situated in the charming village of Trent, which lies close to Sherborne in Dorset and has become a hub of our small community.
With a large open hall, separate meeting/function room and adjoining a lovely and spacious village green with a fantastic new play area, this is a good venue for a wedding reception, party, dances, corporate events and both day and evening classes. Currently, there are many classes in the hall, including for those interested in yoga, dog training, fitness and quilting.
Supporting the Community
Hall is now fully open!
We are pleased to say that the lifting of most remaining Covid restrictions from 19 July means we are able to fully open the hall. Our Special Conditions of Hire have been greatly reduced, though we do encourage hirers to follow their advice. The weekly Post Office continues to operate every Thursday between 10am and Noon.
In the Spotlight
We have a new Playground
We are delighted that we were able to raise the funds to install the proposed new playground. It opened on 10 July 2021 and is already proving a great hit with children from Trent and at the adjacent primary school. We are grateful for the support we received from a wide range of individuals and stakeholders, which all helped to make possible the successful completion of this playground. The new play area represents a wonderful addition to the village’s facilities and should really benefit children who have had a very hard time during the pandemic.
In the Media.
The BBC featured Trent Memorial Hall as part of a segment on village halls for the Countryfile Christmas Special, shown on 22 December 2019. David Walden and Nicola Harris were interviewed and Nick Parsons, Paul Dart and Simon Crozier were filmed working on the new extension. You can watch the piece on BBC iPlayer – it starts about 14 minutes into the programme.
If you would like to help or need more information about the renovation, please contact the Hall Secretary, David Walden, on 01935 851753 or 07789 653522.
If you are looking to organise a function including a meal, the hall caters for up to 70 people seated, supported by a kitchen. If your preference is to have food prepared for you, you can arrange for outside caterers or ask our fantastic local pub – the Rose and Crown – about a potential catering solution.
The hall is available for booking a variety of events, great for village organisations or for outside groups seeking a venue in the area.