Venue hire

Why us

  • Five characterful, distinctive spaces suitable for any size event
  • A resident technical crew and high-quality audio visual equipment
  • Based a few minutes from the centre of the historic market town of Dorking
  • We overlook the Surrey Hills (so enjoy some pretty views)
  • 20 minutes’ drive from the M25
  • A ten-minute walk from Dorking station, which offers direct train services to London Victoria and Waterloo

You’ll get

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Large public car park next to the venue
  • Bespoke catering available; from fresh pastries to three course meals!
  • Bespoke technical packages available to suit your event

Compare our spaces

Day delegate rates

 

Let’s talk more! Please contact the Events Team on dorking.halls@molevalley.gov.uk or 01306 879200 

Grand Hall

A large and fully customisable space retaining the stately ambience of its original 1930s design, with a high ceiling and sculpted balcony. The Hall can be arranged as a flat floor area with tables and chairs, or as an auditorium with theatre-style seating. Perfect for live shows, concerts, awards ceremonies, conferences and community events.

Key features

  • Removable flat floor seating
  • Retractable tiered seating
  • Fixed balcony
  • Two screens – cinema and conference
  • Large stage
  • Backstage area with dressing rooms
  • Ground level loading facilities for live shows (dock-lift to stage level)
  • Services of our in-house technical team throughout
  • House LED lighting rig as standard
  • Full audio-visual facilities (additional charge)
  • Pyrotechnics, dry-ice, smoke haze and other special effects (additional charge)

Seating capacity

  • Theatre: 791
  • Cabaret: 180
  • Dinner: 300
  • Classroom/boadroom: 140
  • Drinks reception: 900
  • Dimensions: 17.8m x 19.5m

Meeting Room Layout Guide

Martineau Hall

Ideal for smaller business conferences, private functions, and more intimate live shows; can be arranged as a flat floor area with tables and chairs, or as an auditorium with tiered seating.

Key features

  • Retractable tiered seating
  • Access from ground level as well as from the Mezzanine bar area
  • Large screen
  • Lighting and audio-visual facilities available

Seating capacity

  • Theatre: 176
  • Cabaret:172
  • Dinner: 120
  • Classroom/boadroom: 70
  • Drinks reception: 300
  • Dimensions: 15.9m x 12m

Meeting Room Layout Guide

Masonic Hall

Our smallest hall. Perfect for larger meetings and workshops when arranged as a flat floor area with tables and chairs, or as a cinema for a private film screening when fitted out with tiered seating.

Key features

  • Retractable tiered seating
  • Small space so no need for a microphone or PA
  • Large screen
  • Lighting and audio-visual facilities available
  • Air-conditioned

Seating capacity

  • Theatre: 66
  • Cabaret: 30
  • Dinner: 50
  • Classroom/boadroom: 745
  • Drinks reception: 100
  • Dimensions: 11.6m x 7.3m

Meeting Room Layout Guide

Vaughan Williams Room

A light, modern meeting space seating 16.

Key features

  • Wi-Fi
  • LED screen
  • Air-conditioned

Seating capacity

  • Dinner: 16
  • Classroom/boardroom: 16
  • Drinks Reception: 25
  • Dimensions: 7m x 5m

Meeting Room Layout Guide

Times

The Vaughan Williams Room is booked in time slots:

  • 9am – 1pm: £120
  • 1pm – 6pm: £120
  • 6pm – midnight: £120

You can also hire the room on an hourly basis for £30 per hour. However, please note that if your hourly booking (1-4 hours duration) straddles 2 timeslots, you will be charged for a complete timeslot.

The room is bookable in advance or last minute (subject to availability).

Mezzanine Bar

A modern space with a tasteful Art Deco interior, accessed via a spiral staircase. Perfect for hosting parties and drinks receptions. It can also be arranged as an informal meeting or presentation space.

Key features

  • Fully equipped bar
  • Mix of poseur and café tables
  • Air-conditioned