Geldeston Village Hall

Geldeston Village Hall

The Heart Of The Community

Booking The Hall

If you wish to book the hall please check the calendar below for availability.

Hall Events

Numerous events take place here at Geldeston Village Hall including bowls, pilates, a ukelele group, coffee mornings and much more.


We have just refurbished the hall so it's very modern inside and looking pretty good.


Geldeston Village Hall

Geldeston Village Hall

The Hall in was opened on 7 June 1924 by Major P. Dowson of Santa Barbara, California. The building was a free gift to the parish from Miss Elizabeth Dowson and her late sister and it was built chiefly with materials provided by pulling down two of the old maltings at the Staithe (Rowan Craft boatyard).
The opening ceremony, reported in the East Suffolk Gazette (as the Beccles and Bungay Journal was then known), was attended "by 150 villagers and many members of the Dowson family".
In the decades that followed the hall was used for a great variety of purposes: dances, wedding breakfasts, whist drives, children's parties, amateur dramatics (including Nativity Plays), variety performances and film shows.
Since 1943 it has been the prized venue of the annual Produce Show.
It is the place where the parish council always meets, a polling station for local and national elections, and
the natural focus for any major discussion, including one passionate debate about demolishing the hall, selling off the land and building a new hall somewhere else in the parish.
Ninety-five years on, thanks to a variety of sponsors and donors, and the tireless efforts of the committee and its chair, our Hall has been thoroughly upgraded and modernised, inside and out, and a variety of public and private activities now take place there.
We are the focal point for all the local events including our renowned Village Fete, Music On The Green and much more. Regular activities include an Indoor Bowls club, Pilates, weekly coffee mornings and a Ukulele club.

We are Dementia Friendly

Village Hall AGM

The Village Hall AGM 2019 was held on 6th March 2019.

The Village Hall AGM minutes 2019 can be viewed here:


Want to hold an event or activity then get in touch to see if we can help.


Please note:- The hall has wheelchair access, please ask for details when booking.

This is a very traditional hall centred around one large main room - We are now licensed for 100 standing and 90 sitting.

Parquet flooring makes this room ideal for dancing.

We have Block Staging which can be used if required.

We are fully licensed for entertainment and music.

We have Mobility Toilets


A hearing loop is installed.

Chairs - close to 100.

Large and small tables provided for any events from coffee mornings to parties, wedding receptions and wakes.

Parking is on-road where there are no formal restrictions.

Disabled access is via a raised pavement and ramp on the street

Regular bus services stop right outside the door.

BACT Community Transport also provide transport to the hall >>Website


Book The Hall


Geldeston Village Hall

Book The Hall

It is a requirement that a signed copy of our terms of use and photo agreement is completed before your booking can be confirmed.
Download Terms Of Use Forms Geldeston Village Hall Terms Of Hire Geldeston Village Hall Terms Of Hire
Photo Agreement Forms Geldeston Village Hall Photo Agreement Geldeston Village Hall Photo Agreement
We also have a Policy On Single Use Plastic that must be read - Geldeston Village Hall Single Use Plastic Policy


Book An Event

This is an historic 95 years old hall with a new beginning. A great place to have any type of event from a party to a wedding reception.



We Have Reached Our Fundraising Target

Fantastic news we have made it.

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Donate Now

We are delighted to tell you that you can still donate directly to our fundraising via our Charity Aid Foundation page. Just click on the button to visit the page and follow the instructions

Why Not Hold Your Wedding Here

We had a lovely review after a recent wedding

In June this year my daughter and her, now, husband chose to celebrate their wedding in the village where she was brought up - Geldeston - in the newly renovated village hall. She last had a party there for her fourth birthday. It was great then, but now it's even better. The kitchen is well laid out with plenty of crockery, cutlery and fridge space as well as a large cooker and dishwasher. Loos are well maintained and accessible, there are plenty of tables and chairs and, the piece de resistance, a new patio behind the hall with outdoor seating; somewhere for guests to chill, children to play or for those wishing to party into the evening a great space to themselves. Highly recommended. We found a local company to decorate the hall and some excellent caterers. Now, we have the fond memories and the photos of a very special day.

Playground Fundraiser

Saturday July 5th 12pm - 4pm
It's going to be lots of fun with the usual fete games, Mad Hatters High Tea, local businesses for babies -school age groups. If you're looking to sell babies-school age nearly new/preloved clothing, and babies equipment, toys please get in touch via their facebook page below.

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Dots And Squiggles

Dots and Squiggles

Dots and Squiggles teach young (including pre school) children to play the keyboard and read music at the same time as having fun. They hold weekly sessions on a Thursday afternoon at 1pm in the village hall so please come along.


Film Shows

Film shows are back so why not join us for the latest films on the big screen. We have our own multimedia projector, sound system, and new chairs. We also have a Hearing Loop installed for those with a hearing aid that can be turned to the T setting.

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Comedy Night

Back by popular demand on March 14th Dan and Pat are holding another comedy night.
With supper and a mixture of music and comedy it's not to be missed.

Our Famous Auction Is Back

Yes it's back Geldeston's famous auction is making a welcome return on March 1st 2020 - 7pm at the Wherry Inn.
Viewing is at the village hall on Saturday 29th 10am - 3pm. Good quality items only please NO RUBBISH.

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Tidings Website

Parish News for Ellingham, Geldeston, Gillingham, Kirby Cane and Stockton

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Village Defibrillator

We now have a Defibrillator in the old telephone box outside the village hall.

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Wherry Quiz Nights

Quiz nights on second Thursday each month at the Wherry opposite the hall.

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Activities Here At Geldeston Village Hall

Check Out The Activities We Have On A Regular Basis


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Contact Information

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Support Us

We are currently fundraising to make improvements to the village hall. If you can help in any way we would be very grateful.

Charity Number 209939

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