Hopelands is situated on the east of the village in Gadbridge Road. HR4 8SN and provides a wonderful venue for a variety of events such as family parties, receptions, dances, entertainments, exhibitions, meetings and conferencesof all kinds.
Hopelands has solar panels to generate electricity which goes into the national grid. The value of the electricity generated is set against the cost of the electricity the hall consumes. There is a display panel in the hall showing the amount of electricity being generated at any particular moment, together with the total amount of electricity that has been generated and the total amount of carbon emissions that have been saved since the solar panels started to operate.
The Hackley Hall (the main hall) is 19.9 x 9.1 meters (65 x 32ft) and is licensed to hold 200 people. It can however be sub-divided to reduce its size by about one-third. Chandeliers are available for a small additional cost. 5ft diameter round tables are available in addition to rectangular ones. All the tables are free, but the hire and laundry of tablecloths for the round tables is extra, £5 per tablecloth and there are 150 white spandex chair covers available at 80p each for special occasions. The image on the left is of the Hackley Hall dressed for a wedding.
The Hackley Hall also has an electric 3m by 4m wide projector screen, a blue ray player, and a ceiling mounted data projector with a connecting wall mounted box for showing presentations using either a VGA or HDMI lead.
Off the Hackley Hall is a large, well equipped kitchen with an automatic hot water dispenser, a large electric cooker, a hot cupboard, fridge and freezer and a large commercial microwave together with a commercial 2-minute cycle dishwasher In addition the separate kitchenette has a commercial microwave and automatic hot water dispenser. The hall also has a mobile hot cupboard for large functions and a stainless steel trolley for collecting dishes etc.
Next door to the Hackley Hall (divided from it by folding doors) is a room called the Lounge (8.5 x 5.5 meters - 28 x 18ft) which is licensed to hold 50 people. The Lounge has a small kitchenette next to it for preparing and serving hot drinks and snacks. The Lounge is perfect for film shows, presentations and meetings. Used in conjunction with the Hackley Hall it is the ideal location for a bar.
There is also the Committee Room (5.5 x 3.4 meters - 18 x 11ft). This room is perfect for small meetings. It is licensed to hold 15 people.
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For further information, a viewing or a booking, please contact Dave Hackley on 01544 318568.
Hopelands Supporters Club
This is a large group of people who help support Hopelands. In return they are enterd into a monthly prize draw. The prizes every month are £50, £40, £30 and £20. The cost is a massive £1 per month. Our super village hall helps keep our community alive. How about it? New members are always welcome. If you would like to help support Hopelands, please contact Chris Harrison on 01544 318294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.