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Hoare Memorial Hall

About the Hoare Memorial Hall

Steeped in history, the Hoare Memorial Hall has a stately atmosphere and played host to the House of Commons for a period during the Second World War. Its elegant oak-panelling, Art Deco Chandeliers, built-in stage and gallery gives the room a strong personality.


  • Full wheelchair accessibility
  • Air conditioning
  • Natural daylight
  • Hard wired interconnectivity with all other rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Includes a small breakout room seating 8 people
  • Built-in stage
  • Private gallery
  • Web-streaming and live broadcasting available
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Our teams have worked together to proactively put in place measures to effectively manage the Covid-19 risk for organised meetings and events to ensure that these can take place safely.

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Our audio visual team offers a wealth of experience and expertise to match the modern event technology on site. Our in-house technicians are always on hand and will work closely with you to create the perfect staging, lighting, sound and production for your event.

Audio Visual


From fine dining to working lunches and sophisticated canapés, our Executive Head Chef has created innovative food and drink options to add flair to your event.




228 m2
Height (max)
6.5m (22ft)
Height (min)
3m (9ft) under gallery
21.31m (69ft)
10.74m (35ft)


First floor
270 (220 lower floor + 50 gallery)
U shape
Dinner dance
Seated buffet
Seated lunch/dinner


Control in room


Number of 13 amp plugs
40 (main floor 36 / gallery 4)
Number of 32 amp single phase sockets
Telephone / Data points (CAT 6)
Main floor 28 / gallery 4
*Cabaret style is based on tables of 8. Dinner is based on table of 12

Hoare Memorial Hall

Thank you and your colleagues for all their help in hosting the Covid-secure event. The exams went off very smoothly and that is as a result of your team’s detailed planning and professional service”.

Andrew Fox, RRC

Special Event Venue

Hoare Memorial Hall

Beyond a shadow of doubt this year's event was the best one yet. From the stunning rooms to the delicious menu it was obvious to all who attended that you put great time and effort into making this company event a great success."

Caroline du Preez, The Expert Witness Institute

Conference Venue

Hoare Memorial Hall

Thank you for your excellent service both in the run up to our event and during it. All of the Church House staff were terrific - well briefed, polite and very efficient in all respects."

Adrian Penrose, Medical Research Council

Dinner And Dance Venue

Hoare Memorial Hall

We were delighted with how our conference ran. The process was seamless - I really could not fault it! I felt very well supported in the run up, and it was lovely to be able to sit back and soak in the event as it happened, in the trust that everything was under control. Ten out of ten!"

Amy Jobes, Environment Agency

Conference Venue

Hoare Memorial Hall

We had an excellent day and a lot of that was down to the excellent service Church House provided – it really was impeccable."

Jody Gadsden, Senior Internal Communications Manager, Department of Education

Conference Venue

Hoare Memorial Hall

On behalf of the Scout Association I would like to pass on a huge thank you to the team at Church House for hosting our Silver Wolf Luncheon on Saturday. The event went very well, and we had a lot of compliments from guests about the well-dressed tables, delicious food, and excellently mannered staff. We were especially happy with how your staff responded promptly, courteously, and effectively to matters arising on the day, particularly when two of our guests were unfortunately taken ill."

Miles Battye, Senior Events Officer, The Scouts

Dinner And Dance Venue

Hoare Memorial Hall

I just wanted to say a big thank you for last week. You and your team were really helpful throughout the day, and I even appreciated the littlest things. For example, assembling the big banner, keeping food aside for me, printing signs for me and if there was an issue with our presentation slides then someone would notify me. You have an amazing team and I am always impressed how friendly and helpful everyone is. You’re a joy to work with. Thank you, once again."

Neelam Sheemar, Stakeholder and Events Manager, Electrical Safety First

Exhibition Venue

Hoare Memorial Hall

I wanted to thank you and Sue for all your help last week. We really enjoyed our week with you and the team. Everybody was extremely helpful and organised which made our job so much easier. We had nothing but good comments from the delegates, especially around the look of the venue, the catering and the friendliness of staff, so please pass these thanks along to the team. I hope to work with you again soon."

Nicole, OMCL

Conference Venue

Hoare Memorial Hall

Thank you for yesterday’s drinks reception. For meeting our requests, for providing an excellent catering service, and for your patience."

Jessica Charlton, The Hands Up Foundation

Special Event Venue

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