Hiring the Institute


The Abington Institute can be hired for use by Clubs, Organisations and Private Hire for anyone associated with the villages

To make or enquire about a booking, contact the Bookings Team:
            By email (preferred method)              institute@theabingtons.org.uk
            Or by phone                                       01223 790 711
 
The rooms in the Institute can be hired by Village Groups and by village residents (or those having strong links with Abington) and local businesses.
The bookable rooms are:
 
Main Hall  capacity 100 people or 80 seated at tables
Terrace capacity 40 people
Meeting Room capacity 12 people at tables
Kitchen oven, hob, microwave, cutlery, crockery, dual sink, d/w
Changing Rooms two, for sports clubs
 
All the rooms have good heating and lighting.
 
There are ladies and gents toilets off the Foyer and a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.
 
Users of the Main Hall may use the Kitchen (if not in use by Jeremiah’s Café at the time) free of charge for making drinks only.
 
The Kitchen is well equipped with commercial sized cooker, dishwasher, water heater for drinks, cooking equipment, crockery, glasses and cutlery for up to 80 people. It does not have refrigeration facilities for use by hirers.
 
The Terrace has a small kitchenette at one end that may be used free of charge by users of this room. There are two electric kettles and crockery and cutlery available there.
 
The Foyer, which is also the entrance hall to the building, is not bookable; it has tables and chairs and is the venue for community café – Jeremiah’s Café (link); it has Wi-Fi, notice boards about village events and also books to borrow
 
The Main Hall has a sound system with hearing loop and digital overhead projector and screen.
 
Tables (10 large and 12 small, all folding) and chairs (48 in Main Hall plus 48 upholstered folding chairs and 24 metal chairs in store room) are available for use by hirers.
 

Charges

 
Charges are made for the following sessions:
Morning  9am to 1pm
Afternoon 1pm to 6pm
Evening 6pm to 11pm
 
Note that we do not charge by the hour. There are small additional charges however for ‘setting up’ hours, say before a party.
 
The booking charges are given below. The charges are lower for village groups, organisations and regular users.
 
There are reductions in charges for booking of two consecutive sessions e.g. morning and afternoon, or for booking two or more rooms e.g. Main Hall and Terrace.
 
 

Charges for village groups, organisations and regular users
April 2017 - March 2018

 
 

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Main Hall
£17.00
£17.00
£22.00
Terrace
£12.00
£12.00
£12.00
Meeting Room
  £9.00
  £9.00
£12.00
Kitchen
£12.00
£12.00
£12.00
Changing Rooms (2) – per use
£23.00
£23.00
£23.00
 
Regular users get discounts of depending on their number of uses.
 

Charges for private hire by individuals or businesses
April 2017 - March 2018

 
 

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Main Hall
£55.00
£55.00
£95.00
Terrace
£30.00
£30.00
£35.00
Meeting Room
£25.00
£25.00
£30.00
Kitchen
£25.00
£25.00
£30.00
Changing Rooms (2) – per use
£25.00
£25.00
£25.00
 
Booking are confirmed on receipt of a deposit, completion and return of the booking form and confirmation that the conditions of hire have been read, both of these will be supplied by the Administrator. The deposit required is 50% of the booking charge (if booked more than 30 days in advance) or the full booking charge (if booked 30 days or less before the booking date).