Mehndi / Henna

We are delighted to be able to offer a service tailored for a range of traditional Asian based wedding celebrations.

Understanding the requirements for such events - namely, time required to set up the stage, an emphasis on food, a place to pray, and no need of a licensed bar - we believe we have an excellent proposition for your Mehndi / Henna party.

Our spacious main hall is one of the biggest spaces available in the area and can seat 150 people (120 with an aisle) around tables.

And to enhance your celebration you can choose from any of our add-on services such as our AV package and our hot drinks station. Read below for more details! 

Questions & Answers

When is the hall available?

Unlike our standard 'Celebrations' package which is set between 6pm and midnight, this package allows some more flexibility in booking times which means if there is no booking earlier in the day, then there's the flexibility to start and finish your event earlier in the day if you prefer.

Please note that your 'booking' time is your 'access' time, so you when thinking about what time to invite your guests you need to allow for set up time (customers normally allow between 2 and 4 hours for this, particularly with a sophisticated stage set).

How many people does the hall seat?

The main hall can fit a maximum of 150 using 5ft round tables (14 large round tables with 10 people around each, and 2 smaller tables with 5 around each).

To maximise the space in the main hall, we can adapt our lounge into a servery area (see next question). The two example layouts below show the difference.

What is the servery area?

Seen as the bar is not in use we will clear the furniture in the lounge to the back of the room to create an ideal servery area for you right next to the kitchen for convenience, and adjoining the main hall so your guests can easily access the food you will be serving.

This is a must have add-on in if food is a key feature of the event. And it also frees up space in the main hall for more people to be seated.

What does the Audio Visual Bundle include?

With our AV Bundle you get access to a range of different colour settings that spectacularly light up our feature double-height barrel-vaulted ceiling. There are also party lights all set up if you want to use them as part of any performance or dancing.

Our in built PA system gives you the option to simply plug in your phone, tablet or laptop so you can play music in the hall straight from your device. If you want us to set up a playlist for you from your music, you can either supply music in MP3 or M4A file formats before your event. Alternatively you can send us a link to a Spotify list and we'll get that set up for you. 

There is also the option to use a microphone for any announcements.

And as a finishing touch why not utilse our media projectors to display images on our two large screens? Whether that be a simple wedding image or video clips for your guests to watch.

We've got everything covered for you with this, our most popular add-on.

What is the self catering fee for?

The self catering fee is a standard charge used across most venue for customers who don't want to use in-house caterers. 

Our fee also covers the use of the kitchen for any minor preparations or heating of food, storage space and washing up.

What does the 'Hot Drinks Station' include?

Make sure that there is always tea and coffee available for all your guests, free of charge, throughout your event.

Whether someone fancies grabbing themselves a cuppa to have with their food or someone just prefers a hot beverage over a cold one, this cost-effective additional option is a great one to keep all your guests happy.

We will lay out tables with cups & saucers, mugs, milk, sugar and a selection of teas and coffees for your guests to serve themselves whenever they want to. All you have to do is top the flasks up with boiling water from the kitchen when you need to (if you've hired our venue manager, then they will do this for you).

Do you have water jugs and glasses we could put on tables?

Yes, we have up to 15 water jugs and 150 hi-ball glasses that we can set out on each of your tables for you.

Where is the prayer room?

We have a separate room upstairs that you can book out for people to use anytime during your booking to pray.

It is a quieter, private place available to use.

Why would I want a Venue Manager?

We recommend booking a Venue Manager for your celebration if you want it to run smoothly, to schedule, and without any hiccups.

Our facilities staff will open up close up the building for you, but may not always be around throughout the duration of your booking. But you can have a staff member who will be fully briefed on your booking and on hand throughout your event to:

  • Help with any final bits of set up, including adding or taking away tables and chairs.
  • Make sure all guests enter the building safely and are made aware of their surroundings.
  • Change lighting to the appropriate settings at various parts of the night.
  • Start any playlists / background music.
  • Make sure any video clips/images/slideshows are set up and come on at the right time.
  • Keep a check on the heating and ventilation.
  • Deal with any accidents or spillages.
  • Keep the flasks topped up with boiling water (if you've ordered the hot drinks station).
  • Help with operating any kitchen appliances.

As a hirer, we want you to be able to relax and enjoy your event along with all other guests, so why not take the pressure of yourself and book a Venue Manager.

Can you dress the tables?

Yes! For an extra charge we can add some sparkle and sophistication to the tables and chairs. Prices are listed on the table on this page and include fitting.

As a basic option we can add white or black tablecloths with or without a table runner.

If you want to go further we can add white seat covers with or without sashes that match the table runners.

We can currently offer gold, burgundy and pink. If you specifically require a different colour let us know as we will over time increase our range.

If you've tried looking at hire prices for these items that cover hirer's mileage, fitting, removing and laundering, I'm sure you'll agree our prices are very competitive, if not unbeatable! Having said that, if you do want to supply your own tablecloths then you'll need to know that the large round tables are 5ft in diameter and the rectangular tables are 6ft (wide) x 2ft 3" (wide).

Can I use the play area in the car park?

This is not a public space, but can be hired out. It's a great addition for smaller children who may get bored or restless during your event.

Please note: as per our terms and conditions - No children over the age of 12 allowed in this area; Parents must supervise children at all times; Anyone acting inappropriately in the play area will be asked to leave and not return for the duration of the hire; The play area is inspected after every hire - any damage found will charged to the hirer irrespective of who caused the damage.

Need any further info?

Check here for more general Q&A's. If you still cant find what you're looking for, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Set up pictures

Event pictures

Prices

ItemPrice
Hall Hire and Set Up
£46.50ph
Audio Visual Bundle
£52
Self-Catering Fee
£62
Servery Area
£62
Hot Drinks Station
£82
Water jugs and glasses
£31
Prayer Room
£52
Venue Manager
£46
Tablecloths
£9 each
Table Runners
£1.70 each
White Chair Covers
£0.95 each
Chair Sashes
£0.85 each
Outdoor Play Area
£85

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