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newbiggin village hall


Newbiggin village hall is a stylish venue for every type of celebration – birthdays, wedding receptions, retirements, anniversaries, reunions, leaving parties, etc. To get some ideas of how good the hall can look, please see our Photo Gallery.

Our low costs and the freedom to make your own arrangements for catering, drinks and entertainment, means that, if you want, you can keep the expense down. No need to stick to a set of menus! Cook your own food, bring in outside caterers or even hire a chip van, a pizza oven or a hog roast!

The hall has an alcohol licence so there is no complicated form-filling or event fees involved. You are free to supply your own alcohol and avoid costly venue mark-ups. Alternatively, drinks and bar staff can be supplied by a local pub, if required.

Your guests will have no problem in finding your event. The hall is reached by a single turning off the A66 and readily identified by its large sign, visible from the road. Once at the hall, your guests can park directly at the hall entrance. No hunting for a space or paying parking fees.

At the entrance to the hall there is a cloakroom with coat racks.

Main Hall (Kells Hall)

This can accommodate up to 130 people seated at tables. For larger celebrations which do not require formal seating it can hold up to about 180 people. Two levels of lighting are available.

Multi-purpose room (Sunbeam Room)

This room opens off the hall lobby and can be used for additional seating, buffet tables, changing room, display room, rest area or children's play area.

Smoke machines, candles and other incendiary devices cannot be used in the hall because of the smoke alarms and fire detectors.


Fully-equipped as a catering-style kitchen, this can be used to prepare and serve your own food, or as a servery for an outside caterer. A hatch to the hall lobby makes either waitress or buffet-service easy.


The hall has a purpose-built bar situated in a separate room off the lobby. The bar counter can accommodate up to four under-counter top-pressure barrels. The back-bar area has a 240-bottle drinks chiller, glass storage, and space for optics.


Behind the hall is a block-paved patio leading on to a quarter-acre field with views over the Pennines. This area is available for outdoor functions. Because of the proximity of livestock in neighbouring farms, we cannot permit the use of fireworks or the release of Chinese Lanterns.

What is included

The use of our tables and chairs, cutlery, crockery and glasses. All our equipment is of good quality, but if you wish to hire something extra-special, we can suggest a suitable local business.

Breakages will be deducted from the deposit.


A catering style barbecue, a small marquee, display boards and a portable public address system are available. For more details see our Extras Page.

Suggested Donations

The opening hours of the hall, during which it is normally available for use, are 8:30 am – 12 mn.


One Day  £200

8:30am – 5pm or 12noon – 12 midnight

Weekend £400

6pm on Friday to 12 noon on Sunday

Children's Parties

Kells Hall £60 (up to 4 hours)