Welcome to Leigh & Bransford Memorial Hall
Leigh & Bransford Memorial Hall and Recreation Ground is probably the largest community hall complex in Worcestershire, with wonderful views of the Malvern Hills. Our building comprises two spacious halls, each with their own toilets, a small committee room, a well-equipped central kitchen with adjacent bar and outside a two-acre playing field. The facilities may be hired separately or all together as a complete package.
CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19
LATEST UPDATE FROM THE TRUSTEES OF
THE LEIGH AND BRANSFORD MEMORIAL HALL : JANUARY 2021
HIRING THE HALL DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Thank you for visiting our website and possibly considering us as your venue for a future hire.
Unfortunately, the Hall is now CLOSED following the imposition of Tier 3 (Very High Alert) restrictions across Worcestershire. We will continue to monitor the situation and post regular updates on our website as they become available.
In the meantime you can still contact us by email with any queries you may have regarding a booking or bookings you have already made or a future booking you hope to make later in 2021 or beyond.
Realistically the Trustees expect the current restrictions to remain in place until at least ‘the Spring’ when a comprehensive vaccination programme is well established, resulting in a majority of the population having been immunised against covid-19.
Thank you for your patience during these difficult times. In the event that your scheduled hire has to be postponed due to the continuing restrictions, the Trustees have agreed that your event may be rescheduled to another suitable date (subject to availability) at no additional charge and with the minimum of fuss. Alternatively, should rescheduling not be an option and you have to cancel, we will reimburse any payment you have made in full – with no administration charges.
In the meantime, you can access the (regularly updated) government information, which, among other things, gives details about permitted activities in community centres and village halls (as they relate to the different tiers) here:
The Hall Trustees would also remind you that while the pandemic continues we have had to introduce some additional Covid-19 Terms and Conditions of Hire to which all potential hirers must agree as a condition of their hire. You can read those additional T&Cs here:
Chair of Trustees
(This update – December 31st, 2020)
The Small Hall – part of the original memorial hall – measures approximately 6.1m x 11.9m and has a large storeroom at the one end. It has capacity for up to 150 people; its own dedicated set of toilets; folding doors that link to the Large Hall and easy access to the central kitchen (with serving hatches); bar area (with serving hatch); entrance lobby and furniture storeroom.
The Large Hall – part of a later extension to the original building – measures approximately 8.5m x 16.4m and has a large, curtained stage area at the one end. It has capacity for up to 160 people, its own separate entrance lobby and toilets; folding doors that link to the Small Hall and easy access to the central kitchen; bar area (with serving hatch) and stage with rear door access.
Both halls may be hired together, which is ideal for larger gatherings; they can accommodate up to 310 people. The folding doors between the two halls gives greater flexibility to create separate and distinct areas for the different activities that may be taking place at your event, i.e. eating and dancing, etc. You get exclusive use of the whole building and its facilities for the duration of your hire.
Our Wedding Package gives you exclusive use of the entire community hall complex, (both halls; both sets of toilets; the lobby; central kitchen with serving hatches; bar room and field) from 1pm on the Friday through to 1pm on Sunday. Plenty of time to decorate; dress the tables prior to the Reception and to clean and clear away on the Sunday. Contact us if your wedding doesn’t fall over a weekend.
To the front of the halls we have a flat field of approximately 2 acres set in area that is ideal for sporting parties, sports clubs, bouncy castle parties, car boot sales, BBQs or even events that require a marquee. The field can be hired with either hall or stand-alone. Access for vehicles, if required, can be made available through a separate gateway. See our FAQs for more details about hiring the field.
There is, subject to availability, space for up to 5 caravan pitches to be booked at any one time in this beautiful location. Access to the camping field is through a securely locked gate from the car park. Fresh water from a mains tap is offered to top up your caravan water, but there are no onsite washing or toilet facilities unless you are attending an event that is booked at the Hall. Pitches for tents can also be made available.
Prices per hour
SMALL HALL PPH£16.50The hire period will start from the time of entry until final departure. You should therefore allow sufficient time when booking for any initial period of preparation before the event begins and again after the event to clear away and clean up.
LARGE HALL PPH£21.00The hire period will start from the time of entry until final departure. You should therefore allow sufficient time when booking for any initial period of preparation before the event begins and again after the event to clear away and clean up.
BOTH HALLS PPH£29.00The hire period will start from the time of entry until final departure. You should therefore allow sufficient time when booking for any initial period of preparation before the event begins and again after the event to clear away and clean up.
WEDDING PACKAGE£620.00This package provides full exclusive use of the hall for 48hrs - From 1pm on the Friday until 1pm on the Sunday. Your hire rate will include the use of field on the day of the actual wedding - which is a great photo opportunity.
FIELD HIRE PPH£5.50The hire period will start from the time of entry until final departure. Ideal for sporting parties, sports clubs, bouncy castle parties, car boot sales, BBQs or even a marquee, the field can be booked with either hall or as a stand alone hire. An outside tap is available.
CARAVAN PER DAY£10.50There is space for up to 5 caravan pitches or tents. Access to the camping field is through a securely locked gate from the car park. Fresh water from a mains tap is available, but there are no onsite washing or toilet facilities. Pitches are charged by the day.