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Queens Hall Information

The Queens Hall is a large community hall located at the top of the High Street. Ideal for dances, wedding receptions, childrens parties and for commerical hire.

Facilities include:
Main Hall approx 17.5m x 8m (4.2m high) - with tables and chairs available to seat approx 120
Kitchen Facilities, including oven, Induction Hob (with compliant saucepans), Microwave, Toaster and fridge 
Women's Toilets on first floor, Mens Urinals on the first Floor, Men's Toilet and Disabled Toilet on the ground floor 
Complimentary WIFI
Car Park has 13 marked bays and 1 Disabled bay 

There is also a modular stage and PA system that can be hired

Duty Caretaker

To check availability, please telephone 01787 476480 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Queens Hall Price Structure



Category A
Commercial hirers (any hirer who’s function is conducted for gain or reward for the benefit of the hirer or other commercial group). £31.50 per hour

Category B (i)
Non commercial hirers – Wedding Receptions and Private Parties. £20.00 per hour

Category B (ii)
Hirers whose function is for the benefit of a Voluntary Organisation, Public Body meeting etc.
Monday to Thursday inclusive £13.50 per hour
Friday to Sunday inclusive £18.00 per hour

Category C
Charitable Rate For Fund Raising Events (charity number required at the time of booking): £12.00 per hour

Category D:
Special rates approved by the Council on an individual basis for hiring’s where special circumstances prevail.



If your function includes the provision of a band or disco please ensure that the time booked includes sufficient setting up and clearing up time. Overrunning your booking time may result in the loss of your deposit. (See * penalty charge on booking form) The hirer must remain on the premises until the hall is handed over to the caretaker.  Please note that pyrotechnics & smoke machines are strictly prohibited.

Regular Bookings Discounts.
For groups wishing to make a regular booking of the hall the above categories will be applied subject to certain discounts. If you are booking 5 or more dates at one time then please ask for further information. Any discounts must be agreed in advance and approved in writing by the Town Clerk.

Important Note - Use of Qualified Door Staff is required for Teenage to 25 Age Group Parties.
Please note that if you intend to use a person, or persons, in the capacity of door staff for your function, under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 they must be fully registered under the District Council Door Registration Scheme. The Town Council advise that if this regulation is not complied with you will run the risk of your function being cancelled without refund.

Booking Details

Thank you for your interest in the Queens Hall. Enquires should be made to Halstead Town Council during office hours Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm on 01787 476480. Out of office hours messages can be left on answer phone. or you can e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Halstead Town Council, Queens Hall, Chipping Hill Halstead CO9 2BY

Please download the Queens Hall booking form here  pdf small


Queens Hall, Chipping Hill (Broom Hill), Halstead CO9 2BY -

FROM BRAINTREE - Turn right at the second mini roundabout.  First turning on the left after the mini roundabout, heading along Colchester Road -  opposite St Andrew's Churchyard.  

FROM SUDBURY - Last turning on the left before the mini roundabout, along Head Street - by Candy Corner.

FROM COLCHESTER - Last turning on the right before the mini roundabout - opposite St Andrew's Churchyard

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