This is our largest hall, a popular space as it has its own kitchen, toilet facilities and exit to the garden. It can be rented by local groups and organisations for meetings and activities.
Over the years, this room has been used for a great variety of activities, from Art classes to Zumba.
Today during weekdays the room is regularly used by U3A Art and U3A Bridge, The Lacemakers, Tess Tutorials, as well as our volunteer-led Grove Park Community Choir, Open Mic Nights and Folk Workshops. Various faith groups also use the Main Hall, both during the week and on Sundays.
Every Friday afternoon the room is transformed into the Take a Break Café with a simple lunch menu and live music. Over the past six/seven years the café has become a popular meeting place – a real go-to place - for local residents and musicians.
At weekends the Main Hall is an ideal venue for children’s birthday parties, especially in the summer months when the grounds are at their very best.
From time to time, the hall has also been hired out for Baby Showers, Christenings and Funeral receptions. The Grove Park Local Assembly used the Hall for one of their 2018 meetings and it also comes into use as a Polling Station during Local and Parliamentary Elections (and Referendums).
Other public meetings, e.g. organised by Grove Park Neighbourhood Forum, also take place here.
The Main Hall is the main focus for events organised by Grove Park Community Group volunteers, anything from Children’s Discos to Afternoon Tea Dances. The hall also has a prominent role to play during outdoor events such as our yearly Easter Egg Hunt and Freaky Friday Fright Night as well as the Summer Fayre.
To summarise, the Main Hall is a fabulously useful and versatile space!