Teynham Village Hall

Teynham Village Hall, Belle Friday Close, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 9TU
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To book Teynham Village Hall for any forthcoming celebration - wedding, birthday party, engagement party etc., please phone Evelyn Winzar on 522291.

Teynham Village Hall has a large Main Hall, suitable for all types of functions and a smaller room, designated as a Committee Room, which is suitable for meetings and small functions of around 15 - 20 persons.

The Main Hall is approximately 39' (13m) wide x 66' 9 (22m) long and is licensed for a maximum number of persons, including entertainers and staff, of 200. It is well appointed and has a fine polished sprung maple wood floor suitable for dancing.

Immediately adjacent to the Main Hall there is a large kitchen area with a sizable serving hatch into the hall. The kitchen has 3 fridges, a 4-burner gas hob and electric fan oven, and a plumbed-in hot water boiler. Outside caterers often have freezer cabinets available, additional cooking facilities and hot cupboards which may readily be accommodated in the space available. There are work surfaces to two sides of the kitchen, with a double sink unit, and a large island work area. The kitchen hatch area may also be used for a Bar and there are facilities available to allow this to be done. It should be noted that if you use our designated Licensed bar service provider they will normally use two of the above fridges.

The Hall does not provide crockery, cutlery or glasses, but these can be hired from caterers, together with additional tables if required. Some Supermarkets and Off Licenses offer a glass loan service when purchasing drinks from them.

If a Licensed bar is required, this can be arranged with the Hall's designated service provider and details how to do this will be supplied when you book. Information is also available on local caterers and equipment/crockery providers..

Thirty rectangular tables are available, each 6'(1.8m) x 2'6" (0.76m) and 230 chairs. Three persons can be comfortably seated each side of a single table, or 10 around two tables pushed together. Using these tables:

  • For sufficient room for tables and dancing, we would suggest that around 170 guests is more comfortable.
  • For 'sit-down' wedding breakfasts, 180 guests may be accommodated seated in groups of 6 on individual tables.
  • For a formal layout, with tables in lines, plus a top table, up to 120 guests may be accommodated.
There is a well lit car park which can accommodate 70 cars. A full-size coach will not be able to negotiate the car park entrance, but mini coaches (say around 16-20 seaters) should be fine. The car park has gated entrance which is locked overnight after the Hall is closed and also has security cameras.

Full facilities are provided for disabled persons, including specially designated car parking areas. Further details will be given of these when booking the hall.

Teynham Village Hall Sign

Teynham Village Hall Sign

Village Hall Service Area

Service Area

Village Hall Stage


Village Hall Kitchen


Teynham Village Hall exterior

Teynham Village Hall Exterior 

Hall set up for a party

Main Hall set out for a wedding

hall set out for a wedding

Main Hall set out for a wedding

Hall with balloon arches

Main Hall set out for a wedding

Opening Ceremony of Teynham Village Hall

After a 10 year fundraising campaign which raised £250,000, Teynham Village Hall was officially opened on Saturday 28th July 1996 by Lord and Lady Kingsdown. They arrived at 3.00pm and were given a tour of the new hall before unveiling the commemorative plaque. Speeches were given by the chairman of the Teynham Village Hall Fund Raising Committee, Mrs Chris McIlroy, the Mayor of Swale Cllr Ernie Madgwick, partnership development officer at Kent County Council John Andrews and Chairman of Teynham Parish Council and vice-chairman of the fundraising committee Cllr Graham Winzar.

The vicar of Murston and Mayor's chaplain, the Rev Brian Shersby, gave a blessing. Lady Kingsdown and Mrs Chris McIlroy cut the celebratory cake.

The first official event at the hall was a Wine and Wisdom quiz night on Saturday 17th August.

Front row from left to right: Cllr Ernie Madgwick and his partner, Mrs Chris Mcllroy and Lady and Lord Kingsdown. To the right over Lord Kingsdown's shoulder: Teynham Parish Cllr Graham Winzar and Swale Borough Cllr Mrs Jean Newman.

Black and white photo of the village hall opening ceremony