The Hall is available for hire and is a fantastic place to hold a wide range of activities including meetings, regular clubs/activities, private parties, wedding receptions and other gatherings.
The Hall is hired out at £10 per hour, or £100 for a full day. This includes full use of the kitchen and free Wifi. (Please note that, from 1 January 2023, one-off Hall hiring will be charged at £12.50 for an hour, with a full day being £125. This is still fantastic value for money. It includes all kitchen equipment, plenty of tables and chairs - and we might even string up the twinkly lights if you ask nicely!) We have a florist in the village happy to consult on florals if you need them.
We are also happy to hire out our furniture and equipment (tables, chairs, our fantastic gazebos, cutlery and soft play equipment) for use elsewhere. Hire will be agreed at the discretion of the committee and in exchange for a decent donation.
FACILITIES & LICENCES
The Hall is 12m x 7m (39' x 23') and has a seating capacity 64 (cabaret style around tables) or 88 (auditorium / cinema style) and 120 standing.
The Hall has a PRS music license and a Premises Licence for live and recorded music and the performance and facilities for dancing between the hours of 8:00am and 11:59pm Monday-Saturday (8:00am and 10:30pm Sunday).
The hall is not licensed for the sale of alcohol.
The kitchen has cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and all the usual kitchen equipment including cups, saucers, plates, cutlery etc.
Facilities include: Disabled Access, free Wifi, Baby Changing, Parking and level access.
Outside the Hall is the adjacent Village recreation area with good-sized grass area and children's play equipment
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HIRER
Hire times must be adhered to. Music is to stop at 23:45hrs please.
The Hall must be cleared immediately after your function – except by prior arrangement with the Committee.
All equipment (tables, chairs etc.) must be stacked properly and returned to store rooms.
All doors must be locked and the key returned to the key holder at the agreed time.
Any damage caused during the hiring must be paid for.
The Hall is hired out at £10 per hour, pro rata. (£12.50 from 1 Jan 2023)
A full day is charged at £100. This includes full use of the kitchen. (£125 from 1 Jan 2023).
If the kitchen is not left clean and tidy you will be charged £25 for extra cleaning.
If you wish to hire furniture or equipment this can be agreed at the discretion of the committee.
If additional heating is needed, the electricity meters take £1 or £2 coins.
THE USE OF THE HALL
You are not permitted to sell alcohol on the Hall premises without holding a Licence.
Cars are parked at owner’s risk.
Children are not permitted in the kitchen.
You must ensure that fire exits are kept clear at all times.
There is to be no smoking in any area of the Hall.
You are responsible for ensuring that noise and disturbance to others is kept to a minimum – particularly when leaving the Hall at night. We have patient adjacent neighbours who appreciate your consideration on this point.
Please note that the Management Committee accepts no responsibility for personal injury to any person on the premises outside its Liability Insurance
THE VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE
The Village Hall is a registered charity, number 275015, managed by a board of trustees drawn from the local community.
The current membership of the board of trustees is:
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WYVERN HALL HISTORY
The Hall was probably built for the Independent Order of Oddfellows in 1874. Its history is bound up with that of the adjacent Malt House, built in 1483 as a brewery and onto which the Hall was attached. In the 19th century it was converted into two cottages. When Mr Gray ran the mill, he obtained possession of these cottages to accommodate his workers.
Before the river bridge was built, the road ran between the Bell Inn and the Malt House across a ford north of the Mill House. In the 18th century an accident to the Post Chaise caused the death of the Post Horn Man at the ford and the then Earl of Pembroke gave to Wylye the statue which stands in the river. It has now been discovered that the statue originates from the 2nd century and was collected from Rome by a member of the Earl's family on a "grand tour". Wylye was unique among the villages of the valley as it was almost entirely owned by the Earl of Pembroke. The villagers were "40 shilling tenants" entitled to vote in elections before the introduction of universal suffrage.
In 1919 the Earl sold the properties in Wylye to meet the death duties introduced by Lloyd George. The Oddfellows acquired the freehold of the Hall and the Parish Council bought the Malt House. in 1957 the Oddfellows, two of the trustees being Godfrey and Fred Vallis, sold the Hall to Wylye Parish Council. The Parish Council incorporated the nearer of the two cottages of the Malt House into the Hall. This provided dressing rooms for the Amateur Dramatic Society which had a stage backing onto the Malt House. Before the 1914-18 War the village brass band practised in the Hall.
In 1978 the Parish Council sold the second cottage to Professor Richardson, the owner of the other cottage, to raise money for the renewal of the rotten floor, to repair the roof and to build the kitchen and toilets. The Hall was renamed the Wyvern Hall and was run by a committee under the Parish Council who are the trustees of the building. The Management Committee originally comprised representatives of various village organisations most of which are now defunct. The Trust Deed has since been amended. The Wyvern Hall is now a registered charity and the Committee members are the trustees of this charity.
In 2006 the Hall was considerably extended and refurbished to provide a new kitchen and facilities for the disabled. Grants were obtained from "Awards for All" (lottery) and from the Wiltshire Village Halls Association. The majority of the c£30,000 costs was raised locally.