Chamberlin Hall is Bildeston’s community village hall, hosting regular events for the local community. This large, modern facility offers the perfect space for meetings, community groups, events and weddings—and is available for private hire at very reasonable rates.

Ideally situated close to the centre of Bildeston a rural Suffolk village in its own landscaped grounds with views to open countryside.

Here you can find out about the hall's events, facilities, contact details and tariffs. 


Calendar of events:


15:45-19:00 Miss Lesley’s School of Performing Arts (contact Lesley on 07957 351941)

20:00-21:00 Adult dance-keep-fit class  


15:45-19:00 Miss Lesley School of Performing arts 

19:00 Snooker club

19:15-22:00 Carpet Bowls 


3:45 Mini Tennis (age 4-5 years: contact Laura: 07713111612)

4:15 Mini Tennis (age 6-7 years: Contact Laura see above)

5:00 Mini Tennis (age 7-8 years: Contact Laura see above)

18:30 Drama group (contact Debbie on 01449 740375) 


10:30-11:30 Zumba gold (pay as you go)

18:00-19:15 Yoga (pre-booking essential: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

19:30 Ladies club (1st Thurs of the month, pay as you go) 

19:30 Badminton/table-tennis/darts



11:00-12:00 Pilates for all (contact Claire on 07900440141 to book your spot)

12:00-13:00 Beginner’s Pilates – Claire on 07900440141 to book your spot

13:15 Mini Tennis (age 3-4 contact Laura: 07713111612)

13:45 Mini Tennis (age 4-5 contact Laura: 07713111612)

19:00-22:00 Club night Short mat bowls/table tennis/darts

19:30 (last Friday of the month) Bingo!


10:00-13:00 Monthly indoor market - selling local crafts & produce. Refreshments and food available for sale.

Takes place once a month: contact Jayne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out dates for forthcoming markets or if you are a stallholder interested in taking part.

OTHER EVENTS: The hall also hosts other events such as theme nights, fundraising events and pantomimes. Keep up-to-date on the latest events visit our facebook page:


The south elevation overlooks a patio complete with Picnic Benches, BBQ and the 6 rink county standard bowls green. There is also an enclosed Adventure Playground within the Hall grounds.

The Hall is well appointed and can cater for functions of all types.
The Hall has an On Premise License covering all entertainments and sale & consumption of alcohol. Many facilities include:-


· Main Hall – upto 250 persons.
· Meeting Room – upto 50 persons.
· Balcony Room – 20 persons.
· Snooker Room
· Large Stage including 2 changing rooms c/w showers
· Kitchen – fully equipped
· Licensed bar
· Luxury toilets incl. Disabled – Baby Changing.
· Patio area + BBQ + Picnic Benches
· 6
RinkCounty standard bowls green
· Lawn area + Adventure Playground
· Large car park
· All areas double glazed & Air extraction in most areas.

For more details please contact: 

Enquiries: call 07716921514 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hall Postal Address:

Chamberlin Hall
Chamberlin Close
Wattisham Road




Large reception foyer serves all areas.


Main Hall

Large, spacious, and modern hall with sprung beech floor. (Ideal for dancing)
Large stage with two changing rooms incl. Showers and toilets.
The adjoining meeting room can be opened into Main Hall by sliding partition.
The Bar and Kitchen have separate serving areas, which open, into Main Hall.












The kitchen is fully equipped for ‘in house catering’ and food preparation.

The equipment includes:
Double Oven and hobs
Large Refrigerator
Hot cabinet
Hot water urn
Cutlery and Steelite Bianco crockery for 144 persons (Hire charge)
Dayware crockery for 50 persons
Cooking pans and utensils (Hire charge)
Ample worktops and food preparation table.


The bar is fully stocked and is available at any function. Prior notice required.
The Hall has a Full Premise Licence and we operate the Bar and all profits are returned to Hall funds.
Our bar manager holds a Personal License and all our friendly staff are experienced.
We have a wide selection of wines and we can supply to suit your requirements.
Our bar prices are very competitive and are typically cheaper than public houses, clubs and bars.


Balcony Room

This room is on the first floor and is accessed by stairs from the foyer. This part of the Hall is not licensed.
This room can be hired for specific purposes & is not included in hire of main hall, for general access.
Ideal for meetings and small groups.
There is a viewing window into the main hall and this can be used to project films onto the stage area.
The sound and stage lighting controls are located here. The sound & lighting systems are operated via permanent wired links and can be hired with operator.
We do not permit self-control of this equipment.
See ‘Contact Us’ for further information.

Meeting Room

Meeting Room can be hired separately or as part of Main Hall.
Meeting Room is separated from Main Hall by acoustic sliding partition wall panels.
Access from Foyer or Main Hall

Snooker Room

Full size snooker table.
Equipment – snooker & billards, cues, rests, scoreboard
Coin operated lights. – 50 pence.
Fully carpeted room.

The snooker room is generally available for snooker to club members only.

We will consider snooker room hire for snooker playing, as part of Hall hire, but prior arrangements must be made as strict rules apply.

Membership £20 per year.

Tariff / Bookings

We cater for various events and functions. The Hall is available for hire to individuals, Clubs and Companies. The entire facility or smaller rooms are available to suit your requirements. Residents of Bildeston receive a discount on rates of hire.

Session Main Hall Side room (meeting room 1) Upstairs room (meeting room 2)



Business: £70

Private: £50 Bar £25 extra  

Business: £50

Private: £40 

Afternoon 13:00-17:00

Business: £70

Private: £50

Bar £25 extra  

Business: £50

Private: £40

Evening 17:00-00:00 (Fri or Sat) £150 (including bar times TBA)   £25
All day £250 (including bar times TBA)   £75
Hourly rates 

Business: £17.50

Private: £12.50

Business: £12.50

Private: £10.00 

Bar morning/afternoon £25    


All day 9:00-midnight



All day as above plus Friday night setting up


Main hall evening hire is from 5pm until midnight and includes the bar and optionally Meeting Room 1 open onto main hall

2. For Bildeston residents all hire rates are discounted by 20%.

3. For Bildeston residents ALL DAY hire for weddings the rate is discounted by 30%.

4. Morning hire – 9am to 1pm, Afternoon 1pm to 5pm and Evening 5.00pm to Midnight

5. For meeting rooms during weekend please make contact via our bookings email

We are able to offer a Fully Licensed Bar and catering. You may use the kitchen facilities to cater for yourself or we can recommend high quality local caterers. Please contact Booking Manager for further details.
All Hirers are required to pay in advance of event and to abide by Chamberlin Hall Standard Conditions and Special Conditions (Premise License) of Hire Agreement.