About Wiltshire Village Halls Association

Wiltshire Village Halls Association is a service from Devizes based charity Community First. As a member of Action with Communities in Rural England, Community First supports vibrant communities and brighter futures for the people who live and work in Wiltshire and Swindon.

Community First believes that village halls and community buildings are at the heart of communities. This is why we are proud to support, represent and champion over 160 village halls, community buildings, meeting spaces and recreation grounds across the county, through the Wiltshire Village Halls Association (WVHA).

WVHA is an invaluable service for village halls in Wiltshire, offering access to practical support, information, resources and promotional tools. For answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about our service, please see below.

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Wiltshire Village Halls Association is a network of over 160 village halls and community buildings in Wiltshire and Swindon. The service, managed by Community First, offers practical support, information, resources and promotional tools to members, based on a yearly subscription fee.

Community First is passionate about support local community spaces and we want to ensure that local people are making the most out of their local village hall. As part of the service, WVHA members can advertise their hall or building on this website, we hope that by using this website you find a venue which is perfect for your event, as well as supporting your local village hall or community building.

WVHA supports a variety of community venues across Wiltshire and Swindon, this includes village halls, community buildings, meeting spaces and recreation grounds.

The WVHA website has been designed to make it as easy as possible to find a venue which meets your needs. You can select various hall or building features on the main category pages for each type of venue. Individual member profiles also feature icons (in red) at the top of each page above the description box. Clicking on any of these icons will return other venues which also have these facilities.

The profiles on this website are intended as guide, we always recommend that you contact the venue if you have any specific requirements for your event.

From the home page, you can select your current location, you can also search by keyword for example ‘Cherhill’. Finally you can select ‘View on a Map’ from each hall category page, to see where indvidual halls are located in the county.

WVHA does not provide direct booking facilities. If you would like to make a booking enquiry, please contact the venue directly using the contact information listed on individual member profile pages.

Many of the village halls and community buildings on this website provide excellent venues for wedding receptions, private functions and parties. Please visit the home page to view venues by category. If you have a specific event in mind, please contact the venue directly so they can advise on whether the hall or building is suitable for your event.

As with other public venues, village halls and community buildings are subject to licensing laws which govern the sale of alcohol and any planned entertainment at the venue including recorded music, live music and the performing arts. Individual hall profile pages contain information on what type of license is held by that venue.

Some halls are able to obtain a temporary license from the local authority for events and private functions. Please contact the hall or building directly to discuss licensing for your event.

Hallmark is a quality assurance scheme specifically designed for village halls and community buildings, which aims to recognise and reward good practise in hall management and governance. The sheme provides 3 levels of award, each hall or building can be rated from Level 1 to Level 3 (the highest level of award).

To be assessed as part of the Hallmark Scheme in Wiltshire and Swindon, your hall or building must be a member of WVHA.

Thank you for your interest in WVHA. Hall profile pages are an exclusive benefit of WVHA membership which starts from just £45 per year. Please visit our membership page for more information.

Please visit our membership page for more information on our service and to download a membership form. Membership costs £45 per year for halls with an income less than £5,000 per annum and £50 per year for halls with an annual income over £5,000.

Completed membership forms should be sent to Helen Akiyama at Community First hakiyama@communityfirst.org.uk

The photographs on this website have been used with the permission of WVHA members and the copyright for those images remains with the individual venue or photographer. You should not use any of the images found on this website without the express permission of the hall or building to whom they belong.

If you need to make a change to your hall or building profile, please contact Helen Akiyama (hakiyama@communityfirst.org.uk) or telephone 01380 732823. Changes will be made as soon as possible during office hours.