How to book

The easiest and quickest way to book is online.

Please view the availability calendar below to see if the date and time you wish to book is available. If the hall is free on the date or dates you want, click the + sign on the calendar and follow the instructions on screen to book. When you make a booking request using the online system, the time requested will immediately be held as tentative until confirmed.

If you are making a booking request for the first time, you will be asked to enter your contact details and a password so that you can track your booking status, any changes that are made, plus view any invoices and payments linked to your booking(s).

Click here to download a short user guide to the online system, which should answer most queries you may have as you proceed through your booking.

Once we have received your booking request we hope to confirm it within 48 hours.

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Venue FAQ

These are the questions we are asked most often about the village hall:

How do we get into the hall

Someone will meet you and let you in. In some cases, you may be directed to a nearby keysafe to retrieve the key.

Can we use the kitchen?

The kitchen is available with no extra charge when you book the main hall or meeting room. Note there are no sharp knives in the kitchen. Read more about the kitchen facilities here

Does the hall have parking?

Yes. We have space for 25 cars including three spaces for disabled visitors. Superb access from Blandford and Wimborne off the A350

Do you have tables and chairs?

Yes, tables and chairs are kept in the storeroom behind the stage. Please request these when you book.

Do you have an audio visual system?

You can connect to the Bluetooth audio system to play music from your device and we also have a projector screen which hooks up to a laptop. Please request this when you book.

Can we hire our own disco?

Your disco can be set up on the stage and there are multiple sockets around the edges and an additional set of sockets right at the front of the stage. Our insurance does not cover any equipment brought into the hall.

Can the village hall provide entertainment?

Sorry, but we cannot book entertainers for you, so you will need to book your own entertainment.

Can I hire a bouncy castle or inflatable?

Bouncy castles are permitted, but you will need to arrange and provide details of public liability insurance. Some of our previous hirers have found Protectivity Insurance to be a helpful supplier. When making a booking enquiry, you will review and accept the terms of our User Agreement, which contains more specific details of what is required.

Can we use roller blades?

Roller blades are not permitted as the floor is not suitable.

What about other special equipment?

Fireworks, candles, Pyrotechnics, Foam Machines, Bubble Machines, Snow Machines, Smoke and Haze Machines are not permitted

Is setup and clearing away time available?

Setting up and clearing away time must be included in the hours booked

Can we have a party until late?

The hall is in a residential area, so we ask you to be considerate towards our neighbours, keeping noise to a minimum and ensuring no waste is left behind. All events must finish by 23:00, with the premises and car park vacated by 24:00.

Is alcohol permitted?

The Village Hall does not currently have a licence to sell alcohol. If you intend to sell alcohol you have to apply for an alcohol license from the council. If you are providing alcohol to your guests without charge, or everyone is bringing their own then you don’t need a licence.

Is smoking permitted

The Village Hall is a no smoking area by law (this includes e-cigarettes). There is an outside cigarette bin on the outer wall.

Do we have to take our rubbish home?

The Village Hall does not have a waste collection service, so you are kindly asked to take your rubbish home with you.

What is the cancellation policy?

Any deposit paid is non-refundable. Cancellations within 14 days of the event are subject to the full hire charge.,

What is the hall’s address?

Charlton Marshall Village Hall
Green Close
Charlton Marshall
Blandford Forum
DT11 9PF

Can we look around before booking?

We have a virtual video tour available at If you would still like to see around the Hall in person, please contact us and someone will be in touch to arrange a suitable time with you.

Where can I read the full Conditions of Hire?

Our conditions of hire can be downloaded here

Where can I read all your policy documents?

The Village Hall committee has put together a set of guidelines to help everyone using the hall maintain a safe and pleasant environment. The relevant ones for users, both regular and casual, can be viewed here.

Still Need To Contact Us?
If you have any further queries, please contact us using the GENERAL ENQUIRY contact form.

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