Broadhembury is an enchanting late-medieval thatched East Devon village with a school, church, shop and thriving community. The village nestles in the unspoilt landscape of the Blackdown Hills AONB.
There has been a village hall since the 1920s but this was in need of a major refurbishment. Thanks to community funding and a Big Lottery Fund grant, work began in January 2015 and Broadhembury Memorial Hall was opened by Kirstie Allsopp in September of the same year.
The hall was rebuilt to a beautiful standard and is light and airy with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The hall serves the parish of Broadhembury which includes Kerswell, Luton, Colliton and Dulford.
The facilities are now of a superb standard, with a fully-equipped restaurant-standard kitchen, separate committee room, a bar, PA system and projector. There is plentiful parking adjacent to the building including disabled parking spaces.
The space can comfortably seat 120 people for sit-down functions or 200 standing or seated theatre-style for other functions. The hall also has a full alcohol and entertainments licence.
The Broadhembury Memorial Hall CIO
The Trustees (registered as such with the Charity Commission) are volunteers from the local community and are charged administering Broadhembury Memorial Hall. Should you like to join us or help in any way, please contact the bookings clerk.
Mr Stephen Syrett- Chairman
Mr David Brooks- Treasurer
Mrs Liz Bennett -Deputy Treasurer
Miss Jackie Rock -Bookings Clerk
Mrs Alison Chipperfield
Mrs Sarah Drewe
Mrs Tina Gray
Mrs Cathy Maunder
Ms Barbara Wolf -Sykes
The hall offers a superb space for wedding receptions. It is light and bright and can be beautifully styled to suit all occasions, with a large, catering standard kitchen and the option of a bar.
Regular activities at the hall range from yoga and Pilates to art classes and short mat bowls. The hall is often used by the local school, Parish Council, Playground Committee and Gardening Club.
The hall boasts up to the minute facilities including WiFi, public address system, projector and screen. The spacious kitchen area is perfect for busy teams managing larger events and receptions.