Venues For Hire - Town Hall
We are taking provisional-only bookings for the Town Hall during the ongoing uncertainty about public gatherings. We do not envisage being able to re-open before September 2021 as the Town Hall is being used as a COVID vaccine centre.
Downham Market’s striking Town Hall was constructed as a memento of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. In 2008 the building was put into the care of the Town Council and so it remains today.
The Town Hall is a place for the people of the town and area to meet, and to arrange and attend a wide variety of functions and events. Every week local groups, business organisations and individuals hire rooms in the Town Hall, and take advantage of it’s location in the centre of town. On non-market days there is also parking available directly outside.
Councillors recently voted to develop the Town Hall in to an Arts and Community Centre. More news on this in the coming months.
There are three main rooms in the Town Hall all available for hire at very reasonable rates for all sorts of events - wedding ceremonies and receptions, theatrical performances, public meetings, book and craft markets, art exhibitions, quizzes and dinner/dances to name a few.
The Grand Hall has an adjacent kitchen area and stage, use of which is included in the hire fee. The stage offers the basic stage lighting and there are also facilities for large screen cinema/conference presentations. Tiered seating is available with a seating capacity of approx 180 people. A wide variety of seating arrangements can be accommodated to suit whatever type of event is planned with a maximum standing capacity of 280 people.
The Clock Room has a door opening onto the Town Square and is regularly hired for coffee mornings, smaller meetings and discussion groups. The maximum seating capacity here is 52 people. A bar space is available for serving hot or cold drinks and light snacks.
The Assembly Room is located on the first floor and benefits from beautiful duel-aspect windows overlooking the Town Square and our iconic Clock. This room is also suitable for small conferences or meetings and has regularly been used for yoga sessions. The maximum seating capacity here is 72 people.
Please contact us to discuss your event, we are always happy to help with your plans. You can find the forms you will need to complete below, but paper copies can be obtained from the Town Council offices on Paradise Road.