Whittingham Village Hall

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Whittingham Village Hall


The Village

Whittingham Village Hall is in the picturesque village of Whittingham on the edge of the Cheviot Hills. It is located just off the A697 some 7 miles to the west of Alnwick. The village is considered to be the gateway to the Cheviots and an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Northumberland countryside.


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The Hall

Whittingham Memorial Institute was built in 1925 as a memorial to those from the area who died in the1914 -18 World War and has recently undergone a major refurbishment thanks to a Big Lottery Grant of £185,000.

The refurbishment includes:- a new roof over the supper room; raising the floor level in the meeting/function room and kitchen area to make the rear of the building accessible to everyone; new accessible toilet facilities; new ladies and gentlemen's toilet facilities; new kitchen; replacing all external windows with double glazed units; rewiring the building; new infra-red heaters throughout the building; decorating the entire building.

The village hall offers a host of new, modern facilities and will be available for:

  • Concerts
  • Fairs and Sales
  • Functions
  • Meetings/Seminars
  • Parties
  • Small Conferences
  • Social Events
  • Sports Classes
  • Stage Productions
  • Training

Main hall seating capacity - 100

Main hall capacity other events 180

Please note that Bouncy Castles or other Inflatables are not permitted in the hall.

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Hall Features

The size and layout of Whittingham Memorial Institute make it an ideal choice for private and business functions.

Rooms:- Main hall 50' x 26'; Stage 20' x 10'; Meeting room 23' x 18'; Kitchen

Heating:- Available throughout the hall.

Facilities:- The refurbished kitchen will offer modern facilities including fridge, cooker, dishwasher and accessible cooker. There will also be new Ladies and Gents toilets and an accessible toilet.

The stage has microphones, lighting and floodlights suitable for productions and concerts.

Equipment:- There is a good supply of chairs and tables and there is ample crockery and cutlery available.

Access:- After the refurbishment the hall will all be on one level with access for wheelchair users.

Parking:- There is limited parking available in front of the hall.

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Hire Charges

Hourly Rate - £7.50 - main hall and all the facilities

Hourly rate - £6.50 - function room and all the facilities

Hourly Rate - £8.50 - exclusive use of the complete hall

Party or Commercial rates - please apply to the booking secretary

Contact Us

Booking Secretary:- Maureen Blakey - 01665 574384

Hall postcode - NE66 4UP

Privacy Policy

Whittingham Memorial Institute is committed to protecting your privacy. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We only collect personal/business information in order to keep you informed of events and issues at/or concerning Whittingham Memorial Institute. We undertake never to sell/provide this information to any third party.
The type of information we collect about you can include:-
Phone number (including mobile number):
Email address:
We do not send random marketing emails to personal email addresses (spam). The information we hold will be held securely in accordance with the law.
You can check the information we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly. You may request removal from our database at any time. You are legally entitled to request details of the personal information which we hold about you under the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998.
If you have any questions/comments about our privacy policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.


This statement of policy and procedures applies to users of, and activities in Whittingham Memorial Institute (WMI), and any ancillary activities which are the responsibility of Whittingham Memorial Institute.
The policy is in place to protect all children and vulnerable adults regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, religion or faith.


The welfare of the child or vulnerable adult is paramount and is the responsibility of everyone. All children and vulnerable adults have the right to protection from abuse, whether physical, verbal, sexual, bullying, exclusion or neglect.


All people associated with the Memorial Institute and its use have a responsibility for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
The Whittingham Memorial Institute Committee will endeavour to keep the premises safe for use.
No members of the WMI Committee, outside contractors, hirers or volunteers will have unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults unless in possession of appropriate clearance such as DBS, and have undergone appropriate Child Protection Training.
The WMI Committee will ensure that all hirers/users of Whittingham Memorial Institute are aware that any safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the hirers. Hirers need to be aware that if hiring only part of the building, they may be sharing the toilets with other users and that appropriate supervision/arrangements should be put in place.
The WMI Committee will ensure that hirers are made aware of their obligations under the Licensing Act 2003 to ensure that alcohol is not sold to those under the age of 18 and that no children may be admitted to films when they are below the age classification for the film or show.
Acceptance of the Whittingham Memorial Institute’s safeguarding policy is part of the agreed contract taken out on hiring the building.
A copy of this policy is available in the policy folder in the Institute and will be reviewed annually after the AGM. The WMI’s Safeguarding Officer is Ninette Edwards who can be contacted on 07843 587476 or ninette@alnsideassociates.co.uk.

8th July 2019

Please note that Bouncy Castles or other Inflatables are not permitted in the hall.

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Mondays 7.00pm - 10.00pm Indoor Bowls

Tuesdays 5.00pm - 6.00pm Tai Chi

Tuesdays 7.30 pm - 9.00pm Drama Group

Wednesdays 10.00am - 10.45am Pilates

Wednesdays 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Art & Craft Group

Wednesdays - See below under Monthly

Thursdays 10.00 am - 11.30am Yoga

Thursdays 3.30pm - 5.00pm Beavers

Thursdays 6.30pm - 7.45 pm Cubs

Thursdays 8.00 pm- 9.30 pm Scouts

Fridays 7.30pm - 9.30 pm Badminton



3rd Tuesday every month - Parish Council

3rd Wednesday every month - History Society 7.00pm

4th Wednesday every month - Cheviot Valley Flower Arranging Club 7.00pm

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The Main Hall

The Function Room

The Kitchen

The Re-Opening Ceremony












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From Alnwick :- Follow the B6341 from Alnwick towards Rothbury. After 2.5 miles turn right to Whittingham which is signposted. Follow this road for approx. 3.8 miles to the A697. Turn right and immediate left to Whittingham - signposted. Drive through Whittingham and take the first left over the bridge. Whittingham Memorial Institute is approx. 0.2 miles on the right.

From Morpeth :- Follow A192 to the A1 and take the exit towards Coldstream and Wooler on the A697. Continue for 17 miles passing through Longhorsley and Longframlington and turn left to Whittingham which is signposted. Drive through Whittingham and take the first left over the bridge. Whittingham Memorial Institute is approx. 0.2 miles on the right.

Hall postcode - NE66 4UP




Whittingham Show - www.whittinghamshow.co.uk

Vale News - www.valenews.webeden.co.uk

1st Whittingham Scout Group - www.1stwhittingham.org.uk

St Bartholomews Church - www.whittinghamchurch.co.uk

Aln & Breamish History Society - www.alnandbreamishlhs.org.uk

UK Villages - www.ukvillages.co.uk

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Whittingham Show



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