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 and adjoining a lovely and spacious village green, this is a good venue for a wedding reception, parties, dances, corporate events and both day and evening classes. Currently, there are many classes in the hall, including for those interested in yoga, pilates, art and quilting.
Supporting the Community
Hall re-opening – September 2020
Our newly-refurbished and enlarged Hall is now open for certain bookings. Our overriding priority is to keep people who use the building safe during the coronavirus pandemic. We are therefore generally limiting the numbers who can attend functions or classes at any one time to 6 in either the main Hall or Meeting Room. We will not hire the two rooms to different groups at the same time. Larger events (of up to 30 people) may be possible but only if strict conditions on mixing, social distancing, etc, are followed. Please contact the Hall Secretary on 01935-851753 if you are thinking of putting on such an event.
These measures will be kept under review as we gain more experience of operating under the Covid regime.
We have installed hand sanitisers, a one-way system, signage and other measures to keep people safe. These take account of:
- a Covid-19 risk assessment
- a new Covid policy and set of procedures
- some Special Conditions of Hire which anyone booking the Hall must accept before their booking can be confirmed
Please have a look at these documents if you are thinking of booking the Hall. They are designed to ensure people using the hall are kept safe and not be too onerous for hirers.
In the Spotlight
Hall Improvement Updates
December turned out to be an incredibly exciting month for our Hall Improvement project. First, we were awarded £20,500 from a new Village Halls Improvement Grant Fund, sponsored by Defra and administered by Action with Communities in Rural England.
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. 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.