Samlesbury War Memorial Hall front with flowers

Questions we get asked for bookings at Samlesbury War Memorial Hall.

There is one main hall,  two meeting rooms and a small room off the main hall.  The meeting rooms can be hired separately or the partition opened to make one larger room.   There is also a  kitchen, a store room and toilet facilities.

Main Hall
  • Small stage
  • Sound system
  • Projector and screen
  • Hearing loop
  • Simple lighting rig
  • Fridges x 2
  • Cooker
  • Oven
  • Small microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettles x 2 plus water heater
  • Preparation table
Meeting Room (left hand side)
  • Projector and screen
Side Room
  • Fridge
  • Movable bar

We provide facilities for making tea and coffee. There are over 100 mugs in the kitchen, tea pots and tea spoons are available.

For events where food is being served, hirers need to provide their own cutlery and crockery.

The main hall can accommodate up to 120 people, each meeting room holds a maximum of 20 people so a maximum of 160 people.

22 x large foldable tables 155cm x 69cm

7 x small foldable tables 121cm x 69cm 

3 x small stackable tables 110cm x 55cm

99 chairs in the main hall and store room

40 chairs in the meeting rooms

36 spare plastic chairs

Large oval conference table 274cm x 120cm  in the meeting room (not to be removed)

Round dining table 152cm diameter (side room)

Round coffee table 75cm diameter (side room)

BBQs are not allowed.  

The only caterers permitted outside are professional vans that are fully self contained and have the appropriate insurance eg a fish and chip van.

No. Inflatables and bouncy castle are not permitted.

The online calendar shows which rooms are available and when.

Check availability on The online calendar.

To initiate a booking from the calendar,  click on the ‘+’ sign on your preferred day, and complete the online booking form. After we have reviewed your request, you may receive a phone call or email to discuss the details of the hire.

Confirmation of booking will be sent by email.

Regular hirers will be invoiced on a monthly basis.

For parties and one off events, payment must be received to secure the booking.

Once payment is received the booking will be confirmed.

Payment will be required by bank transfer, details will be on the invoice.

Yes.  The code is on the main notice board and on the sound system cabinet in the main hall.

Current WiFi code

Yes. There are ramps to the meeting rooms and a ramp to the inner lobby where there is access to the main hall, kitchen and disabled toilet.
Your guests can bring their own alcohol. If you wish to run a paying bar you must obtain a Temporary Events Notice from South Ribble Borough Council and inform the booking secretary that this will be part of your event.

Yes. You need to leave the hall clean and tidy, as found, with all furniture replaced.

Cleaning equipment can be found in the store room or kitchen.

For regular users, small amounts of rubbish should be placed in the bin at the side of the hall by the Community Garden.

For larger events, please remove your rubbish and recycling as the venue does not have the facility to deal with large amounts of waste. 

If rubbish is left at the hall, your refundable bond will be retained.

For parties and large events, once you make a firm booking, other requests are refused, so full payment is required.

For cancellation over 28 days, 25% charge will apply.

For cancellation 28 days or less, 50% charge will apply.

Refund of bond where applicable.

You will receive an access code which will be operative for the duration of your hire. The code will open the entrance door.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the venue is left secure before leaving. All lights turned off, windows and doors shut, rubbish removed and the main door locked.

The heating and air conditioning is on a timer and set for the optimum temperature.  Please do not alter the settings.

Yes. There is ample off road parking at the venue.