Claire & Anne are in the office daily and Saturday morning (but not Saturdays in August) to help meet your needs. Please call on 01425 472 613. If you email please try and give as much information as you can, such as kind of event, preferred date(s), any catering needs and numbers expected. Many thanks!
Booking a room or hall & catering
Rooms and halls are booked by sessions. A session is a morning, afternoon or twilight/evening. So for example, a booking for a full day, but not evening, would be 2 sessions. Charges vary according to a number of factors, including the day and time, possible use of a kitchen and any equipment loans. In addition, the rates are adjusted based on the hirer and there are 4 levels to reflect this – affiliated clubs/societies, classes, non-affiliated group/societies and commercial. In giving “session rates from” alongside and below, please understand these are simply to give some indication and help for your planning. As explained, the final actual session charge may be more.
There are several options to help you – for example, you can choose to have full use of a kitchen, including crockery so you can manage your own catering. Or you can prepare your food outside, but still have some kitchen use.
Another choice is to hire your tables, chairs, covers etc from outside. A wedding reception in Summer 2016 used “Dine-In” based at 506, Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth, tel 01202 526 121 and website (click to open) www.dine-in.co.uk/hire.htm Please see below the “Ann Rose Hall” image for how this looked.
The Greyfriars Special Events team can manage catering for Greyfriars members or Greyfriars clubs – for example, a celebration lunch, a tea, or meal in the evening. Please ask the Office for a quote.
For more information please also click on “Hire Details”, which you will find on the main menu bar.
To find out exact hire costs, availability and to book a room, please contact the Greyfriars Office where you will find Mimi and Anne keen to help and advise.
Halls at Greyfriars
The Greyfriars complex has three delightful, good-sized halls available to hire, each with its own well-equipped kitchen and individual character. Each provides pleasing settings for concerts, lectures, club meetings, suppers, dances, slide-shows, wedding receptions and more.
For a small additional fee you can have full access to an adjoining kitchen. If you are arranging a function with wine, we do not charge corkage. You may bring your own alcohol. However, if you wish to sell your drinks then you will be required to purchase a licence from the Greyfriars Managers.
The Activities Centre, situated beyond the library, was built in the 70s as a sports hall and is a good space for lively groups, table tennis, martial arts, discos and children’s parties.
All 3 halls are wheelchair-accessible and on the ground floor.
Rooms at Greyfriars
The original Georgian house offers 8 rooms of varying sizes, each with its own unique character. These rooms are popular for smaller meetings, classes and counselling groups.
The Hilary Christy Room and Meg Holman Coffee Room are both accessible via four steps or a wheelchair lift.
One side of this hall opens to a courtyard 10m square. The hall is air-conditioned and has a well-equipped kitchen, including dishwasher. There is also ceiling projection and a screen for presentations etc
- Size: 15m x 6.5m
- Height 2.76m
- capacity: 150 seated, 80 dining
Ann Rose Hall
Opened in 1990 in memory of a founder member of Greyfriars, this hall opens onto a small foyer and potential bar area. It has its own well-equipped kitchen.
- Size: 9m x 7.5m
- Height 3.84m
- capacity: 100 seated, 70 dining
This hall was redeveloped in 2009 and opens onto a small foyer and potential bar area. There is a drop down screen and also a sound system. It has its own well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher.
- Size: 11.2m x 7m
- Height 3.56m
- capacity: 100 seated, 80 dining
This is a stand-alone building behind the library with easy access from the Blynkbonnie car park. It is used primarily by activity groups and is equipped with its own kitchen and toilet facilities.
- Size: 15.5m x 11.2m
- Height: 3.20m (from centre), 2.87m (from edge)
- capacity: 150 seated
Hilary Christy Room
This room runs the length of the ground floor with French windows overlooking the lawn.
- Size: 9.3m x 4.4m
- capacity: 40 seated
Megan Holman Room
This is a pleasant room for exhibitions, meetings and other gatherings. It is also open daily from 10am to noon as a coffee lounge. New tables and chairs added mid-2015
- Size: 5.9m x 4.1m
- capacity: 20 seated
A pleasant room, the largest on the first floor, with the window in a curved wall looking out over the lawn.
- Size: 5m x 4.5m
A bright, airy room ideal for small meetings, facing the front of the building with two bay windows overlooking the memorial gardens.
- Size: 4.3m x 4m
Often set up as a committee room and can seat up to 12 people
- Size: 4.1m x 3.3m
An ideal space for small groups, meetings or classes.
- Size: 4.2m x 4m
This low room in the attic runs the whole width of the front of the house.
- Size: 11.1m x 3.6m
A small attic room.
- Size: 3.7m x 3.6m