Victory Hall Facilities
The New Victory Hall has excellent kitchen and conference facilities and it is available for general hire. The large main hall can accommodate up to 120 people and the unique, community-built, straw bale meeting room seats up to 16 people. Parking is available for about 40 cars. The interior is spacious, light and airy and there is a warm and welcoming feel to the building that reflects the high level of community involvement that went into its construction.
The main hall is approximately 16 metres long by 8 metres wide (excluding the stage area). It has a sprung wooden floor and an extendable stage with storage / green rooms either side. The main hall can accommodate up to 100 people seated at tables or up to 120 people seated in rows for stage performances, conferences, seminars etc. The layout, combined with the projector and IT system, makes it suitable for a wide range of uses including (but not limited to) conferences, lectures, weddings, social functions, children’s parties, keep fit, playgroups, yoga, Pilates, dance classes, drama, music performances etc.
The circular meeting room is unique in that it was hand built by members of the local community using straw bales rendered with clay and lime. It has a sink with hot and cold water and is furnished with folding tables and chairs that can be arranged in a variety of layouts to suit gatherings of up to 16 people. It is suitable for smaller meetings, computer classes, private health and beauty sessions (e.g. chiropodist) and other comparable activities. Wireless internet access is available on request.
The spacious, well equipped kitchen provides an excellent facility for caterers - please contact us if you have any questions about our inventory of kitchen equipment.
There is an additional hire fee for any use of the kitchen beyond simply making tea and coffee for guests. Please note that the hire fee does not include the provision of any consumables (tea, coffee, milk, sugar, etc) but these can be provided upon written request.
Car Parking / Cycles
There is parking on-site for approximately 25 cars and the immediately-adjacent Parish Council car park can take another 15 or so cars. A limited amount of on-street parking is possible in the village but larger functions should consider making arrangements with the White Horse pub as they sometimes allow use of their facilities in return for some patronage.
A cycle shelter is available that accommodates 10 bikes.
The main hall is ideal for seminars and conferences as it has a large screen and state of the art projection system available (for an additional hire fee). The system accommodates a range of input devices including CD and DVD players, laptops, mobile phones and I-pods with good quality sound relayed around the main hall through the roof-mounted speakers. There is a PA system with wireless hand-held, lapel or headset microphones is available and the stage can serve as a speaker dias. A hearing loop is fitted in the main hall for the hard of hearing. Wireless broadband access is available in both the main hall and the meeting room upon request.
Alcohol and Catering
The Trustees do not have a licence to sell alcohol on the premises. In certain circumstances, and with the prior approval of the Booking Secretary, users can bring their own alcohol onto the premises for personal consumption. Hirers that wish to sell alcohol on the premises must first confirm this with the Booking Secretary and then either obtain a licence themselves or use an outside provider who has a licence.
The hall does not provide a catering service so hirers must make their own arrangements if so required. The Bookings Secretary can provide sample menus from some suggested catering firms on request.
Hirers are free to utilise any outside catering service or properly accredited Licensee of their choice.
Music and Film Licences
The New Victory Hall has a Performing Rights licence that allows live and recorded music to be played in the hall.
The Hall is licenced for film shows provided the appropriate licence for an individual film is obtained from the film distributor.
Disabled parking bays are located at the front of the building and there is easy wheelchair access from there into the hall, which is all on one level. There is also a pedestrian path from the main road to the hall entrance and this is suitable for wheelchair users. Other disabled features include a hearing loop system in the main hall and suitable toilet facilities.
Neatishead is close to Barton Broad, an internationally recognised wetland area and part of the Norfolk Broads system. In addition to frequenting the local White Horse Pub or the village shop visitors may hire day boats or cycles nearby, take a walk on the Boardwalk, see the wildlife on Barton Broad, visit the nearby Radar Museum, experience the thrills of Bewilderwood, go sailing at the Barton Turf adventure centre or simply enjoy walking in the lovely surrounding countryside.