Thursday, 1 May 2014

Halls and Venues to hire in Streatham, Clapham, Battersea London!

Organising a children's party is tricky enough without doing tons of research on hall hire in London!  That is why I have put this post together as I have had lots of clients asking for my advice about halls to hire for a children's Birthday party in Streatham, Battersea, Clapham and surrounding areas.
As lots of my clients book their children’s Birthday Party in halls and venues around Streatham, Clapham, Wimbledon and Battersea in London I have put together a list of some good venues that are local, have ample space and can be hired on weekends. 

 As well as this, these halls to hire in SW London are very reasonably priced and some come with great added extras such as staff to help set up and pack away, music equipment, kitchenettes and tables and chairs!

Some things to think about when hiring a hall:

  •  Do your research – some halls may advertise a great rate but when it comes to booking on a popular weekend day the price could shoot up!
  • Book well in advance.  The most popular venues often get booked up well in advance and you may end up having to hold your child’s Birthday party a few weeks after their big day.
  • Always ask the venue what is included in the price.  Sometimes venues and halls will charge you for the use of their equipment such as tables and chairs.
  • Size of the hall.  If it is to big for the amount of children coming, they could end up running all over the room and the entertainment will be that much harder!
  • Acoustics.  Some halls can echo and with parents and children filling the hall you may have to shout to be heard. 
  • Decorating the venue.  Some venues will have decorations you can use but if not, buying enough decorations to make a large hall attractive can be hard work AND costly.
  • Parking – very important, especially in London! Always find out how many parking spaces the venue has, and if there are any good local car parks in the area.
  • Most importantly – always try and see the hall or venue before you pay a deposit on it! You do not want to be disappointed or stressed on the day of the party!
Venues / Halls to Hire

·     PAPAS Park, Brixton.  Mon – Sat.  £30 hourly rate    (Discount if you are a member)

·     St Pauls Church Hall, SW4.  Book 7 days a week.  £30 hourly rate   

·     Church of the Holy Spirit Church Hall.  Available weekends.  £29 hourly rate   

·    Chatham Hall.  Available 7 days a week – a favourite!  £42 hourly rate 

·     Romany Scout Hut.  Weekend bookings.  £30 hourly rate  

·     Bees Knees Room at Battersea Arts Centre.  Weekend bookings – Another favourite!! Min spend is £180 for four hours   

I hope this information is helpful for you!  If you have any other suggestions I would love to hear from you! Alternatively, if you would like some information on venue hire in another area I will write my next blog on this.

Thanks for reading!!

Emma at Once Upon A Time Parties