Dorridge Village Hall - Frequently Asked Questions

This is the official website of Dorridge Village Hall Association.

Q: When is the Hall available for hire?
A: The Hall may be hired between 09:00 am and 00:00 midnight, 7 days a week. Firm bookings are always displayed on our calendar.

Q: How many people can Dorridge Village Hall accommodate?
A: That depends - see information on capacity here.

Q: How many chairs and tables do you have, and what are they like?
A: We have 170 fixed back chairs (with cushioned seats) of which 10 have arms. We have 25 tables, measuring 6 feet by 2 feet. Click here for a picture.

Q: How are bar services provided?
A: Licensed bar services are franchised to Mark Gregory, from Silhill Brewery, who is our Designated Premises Supervisor (see Solihull Council Licensing Act Applications). Bar services are operated independently of Dorridge Village Hall Association. For more information contact Mark on 07977 444 564.

Q: What other services are available?
A: Catering, discos and other services can be chosen independently by the customer.

Q: What is the capacity of the cooker?
A: The cooker is larger than a standard domestic model, and has five gas rings and a gas oven. (For further details click here). However, it does have limits to its capacity for catering on a large scale. In particular, heating and cooking food from cold may take longer than you might expect at home. You may need to allow for this in your planning. If in doubt, please ask our Booking Secretary for advice.

Q: Who runs Dorridge Village Hall?
A: Dorridge Village Hall is run by a group of unpaid volunteers. This is called the Dorridge Village Hall Association, which is composed of members of regular user groups and other volunteers. The association is controlled by the Management Committee, elected from the members, and run on a day-to-day basis by a small executive group of the elected Honorary Officers. The Association employs third party organisations to run the bar, to carry out regular cleaning and other tasks including waste disposal. For further information see the Association page.

Q: How can Dorridge Village Hall can benefit from Amazon Smile?
A: AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products and features as on The difference is that when customers shop through the URL, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected by customers. If you use this link ( before your choose your purchase, this donation will be sent to the Dorridge Village Hall account.

For convenience the link is also given in the updates section of the home page, under the Amazon Smile logo like this:

Use this link to contribute to DVH funds through your Amazon purchases

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