St Mary’s Church Hall in Benfleet is a great venue for events and parties. We accept regular bookings for clubs and groups, as well as one-off hire for parties. The hall is operated on behalf of St Mary’s Church, Benfleet. Details about our hall are listed below but if you have more questions, or would like to request a booking, please complete our enquiry form
376 High Road,
Essex SS7 5HN
The hall has space for 100 people maximum although this may feel slightly squeezed. It is possible to comfortably hold 80 people, with our tables and chairs set out and still have space for dancing (see our gallery above).
- accessible entry to mobility scooters, wheelchairs, and buggies
- 2x mens and ladies toilets
- disabled-friendly toilets with assistance pull chord
- baby changing stations
- kitchen, with first aid kit, oven, sink, kettle etc.,
- small coat storage area with 2 rows of hooks to suit adults and children
- excellent central heating
- a small garden to the rear of the hall
- parking for 4 cars in the front and 4 in the rear – other local parking available
- hall height of 3 meters
There is a meeting room at the rear of the main hall which is not included as part of our standard hall hire. It is not possible to hire the meeting room separately. It may be possible as additional hire to the main hall at extra cost.
Our prices are very competitive and are reviewed regularly. Pricing varies by day of week, time of day, and length of hire. Fees must be paid in full no later than two weeks prior to your hire date. To find out if the hall is free and how much it would cost to hire, please complete the enquiry form with the details of your hire and we will contact you to discuss in more detail.
A refundable deposit of £200 cash is required. Deposits are returned within 7 days of hall hire. The deposit will be retained in the event of damage caused, failure to honour the booking, the hall being left in an unacceptable condition, or upon receipt of a noise and disruption complaint from the residential neighbours. See the full terms and conditions for details.
All lettings are at the discretion of St Mary’s PCC and will not be let for the following purposes:
- Teenage parties (ages 13-19)
- Animals and/or animal featured entertainment
- Tap dancing
- Use within the hall of sand, glitter, or bubble machines
The hirer is responsible for providing their own black/pink sacks and for tidying and removing any mess or rubbish. The hall bins must not be used. Use of our bins will forfeit the deposit.
Due to the hall location within a residential area we are required by the local council to keep noise disruption to a minimum past 11pm. Therefore, any discos, bands, and music groups must cease playing no later than 10.50pm.
Heating and hot water
The heating is controlled by one switch point to the right hand side of the serving hatch. The heating is pre-set to turn off at 10.30pm every day, allowing hirers enough time to tidy up and leave before the hall closes at 11pm.
The hot water is available on demand from the taps – it is very hot.
Read our full contract terms for more information.