The Old School

The Old School - The Old School from School Road

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The Old School
School Road
Lover
Wiltshire
SP5 2PW

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01725 513658

Rachel Jones (please only phone if you have no access to email)

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Special Offer - Try before you hire!
For a limited time we are offering clubs and societies the special offer of a free trial booking. Sample the facilities before making a regular booking at no cost or ongoing obligation.
For further details, contact the Bookings Secretary (Contact details above))

The Old School, Lover description

Community Hall

Medium (1-150)

Located in the quiet New Forest village of Lover, The Old School has a range of rooms for hire. Suitable for a wide range of activities, including parties, weddings and other events. Regular bookings are available for clubs, societies and similar organisations.

It is superbly located with direct access to the open space of Lover Green.

The building boasts a large newly fitted kitchen, and is well equipped with tables, chairs, wi-fi, projector and AV equipment.

Venue suitability

This venue is suitable for the following uses:

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Venue facilities

Yes

Yes

Yes - Full - Facilities to prepare meal

36 rectangle tables

80 chairs

Yes

Yes

Other venue facilities

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Explore the rooms this venue has for hire by expanding the sections below.

A large, airy room with direct access to Lover Green. Serving hatch and counter with direct access to the kitchen. Dimmable main lights and coloured LED mood lighting. Projector and screen.

Capacity

For dining:

60

As theatre:

100

12m x 8m

Access via corridor to kitchen servery.

Capacity

For dining:

40

As theatre:

50

9m x 6m

Suitable for 6-8 persons Wi-Fi available Close to accessible toilet facilities

Capacity

As meeting room:

8

3m x 3m

Open space / playing field adjacent to The Old School.

Lover Green can only be booked in conjunction with hiring facilities in The Old School. Please contact The Bookings Secretary.

Hirers should be aware that Lover Green is a public space and although the Bookings Secretary will not double book Lover Green, there may be a small number of occasional users present.

Latest news:

Latest news

17 February 2023

Watch this space for news about developments at The Old School

Document library:

2022 AGM Minutes and 2021 Annual reports

2022 AGM Minutes and 2021 Annual reports

View: agm-minutes-2022.docx (0 kB)

2023 Accounts

Accounts for year ending 31 Dec 2023

View: accounts-2023-signed.pdf (1,626,021 kB)

2023 Chair's Report

Chair report 2023

View: chairs-report-2023.docx (14,878 kB)

2023 Finance Report

Treasurer's report 2023

View: treasurers-report-2023.docx (15,241 kB)

Booking Form

Booking Form

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Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Policy

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Guidance Notes

Guidance notes for hirers

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding policy updated April 2023

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Condition of Hire

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Trustee Code of Conduct

Trustee Code of Conduct

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Booking Rates – The Old School

 

Individuals / Not-For-Profit Organisations

 

Rate per hour

Valentine Room

Overlooking Lover Green

Queen Elizabeth Room

Committee Room

Single booking

£14

£12

£4

Regular bookings:

 

 

 

11 – 20 bookings per annum

£13

£11

£3

21 – 50 bookings per annum

£12

£10

£2.50

50+ Bookings per annum

£10

£7

£2

All-Day Between the hours of 9 am and 10.30 pm (weekdays) / 11.00 pm (weekends)

£75 per day

£70 per day

£25 per day

 

Notes: Lover Community Trust members qualify for a 10% discount on the above use, but this cannot be used for bookings on behalf of another individual or organisation

 

Commercial Organisations / Sales / Entrance Fee Events

Rate per hour (minimum booking 2 hours)

Valentine Room

Overlooking Lover Green

Queen Elizabeth Room

Committee Room

Single booking

£22

£18

£6

Regular bookings:

 

 

 

11 – 20 bookings per annum

£20

£16

£5

21 – 50 bookings per annum

£18

£15

£4

50+ Bookings per annum

£14

£12

£3

All-Day Between the hours of 9 am and 10.30 pm (weekdays) / 11.00 pm (weekends)

£145 per day

£120 per day

£35 per day

 

 

Weddings

Wedding bookings will only be accepted from members of Lover Community Trust for themselves or their family.

The rates shown apply to bookings up to a maximum of 18 months in advance of the event: bookings further in advance may be at a higher rate.

Package includes full day’s hire plus access on the previous afternoon / evening to prepare plus access the following morning to clear

Valentine Room

Overlooking Lover Green

Queen Elizabeth Room

Whole building

Room plus shared use of kitchen

£750

£600

£1000

Plus £250 cleaning / damage deposit

Supplement for exclusive use of kitchen

£50

No charge

Lover Green can only be booked in conjunction with hiring facilities in The Old School. Please contact the Bookings Secretary. (Hirers should note that Lover Green is a public space and although the Bookings Secretary will bot double book Lover Green, there may be a small number of occasional users present).

Cancellation charges:

  1. Bookings cancelled 14 days or more before the event will qualify for a full refund of the booking fee.
    Bookings cancelled between 7 and 14 days before the event will be charged 50% of the booking fee.
    No refund for cancellations with less than 7 days notice.
  2. For Wedding bookings, the same terms as above will apply, but the cancellation fee is capped at £250
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