Booking 1st Place

Do you need a venue for a birthday party, special event, or family party?

1st Place can offer you exclusive hire of the whole venue at weekends and during school holidays. See our Facebook page for lots of pictures.

About the venue
We have a large hall, with several exits onto a large grassed area for use in the summer. The hall has plenty of natural light, and underfloor heating. It has a speaker system, with an AUX input, ideal to play your own music. There is also a whiteboard, which could act as a screen for a projector.  The kitchen has the facilities to cater for a large group with a double oven, hob, two sinks, and a dishwasher. We have plenty of cutlery, although we are limited on crockery and cooking equipment.

There are four unisex toilets including an accessible toilet. The hall has 40 chairs, 6 benches and 5 tables for community users. Although the hall does not have it’s own parking, as it is in a residential area, the entrance is conveniently situated at the confluence of 3 footpaths allowing multiple parking locations. The No.
3 bus stop is 2 minutes away on Fromond Road.   There is also plenty of space for the parking of bicycles and scooters on site.

Hire of the hall for community users is usually £16.00/hr, with a discounted flat rate of £50 for a half day.  Overnight hire is also possible – please contact us to discuss your requirements.  We would also welcome enquires about longer term hire for groups or classes – please contact us directly to discuss availability and terms. We already host a karate class on Sunday mornings.

To enquire about booking 1st Place, please complete the on-line booking enquiry form.
A £50 deposit (cheque preferred), and signed conditions of hire are required before keys will be provided. Keys should be returned immediately after the event to the bookings clerk. The deposit will be returned/cheque destroyed after the hire provided there is no need for repairs/replacements etc.
Contact bookings on

Booking Calendar

1st Place Booking Form and Conditions of Use

User Forum
A 1st Place User Forum will be meeting several times a year to review and agree these terms and also other issues relating to the way that 1st Place is used. It has an independent chair, and is attended by representatives of the local residents as well as community users. The next User Forum date is yet to be decided. Please contact us if you would like to be invited to the next meeting.

Terms and Conditions
The Terms and Conditions are within the booking form.  For the purposes of hiring, the landlord of 1st Place is 1st Winchester Scout Group, Executive Committee. A Building Sub-Committee acts on behalf of the Executive to take day-to-day decisions for maintaining, booking and managing the building.

Parking.  Parking is very limited.  Please refer to Procedures for travelling to and from 1st Place

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