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The Garden Hall

A simple sixteenth century building, the Hall is available for private functions other than weddings. Suitable for a wide range of daytime activities, including birthday and anniversary parties, study days (a tabletop screen and projector table are available), exhibitions, retreats, meetings, craft days and as a painting studio.

Having an area of 722 sq ft, it has space for up to fifty people. It has excellent natural light, heating, toilets, a small kitchen, seating and tables. It also has a small car park.

The Hall has been modernized and opens into a sheltered Victorian verandah which houses part of the Poetry Walk. Here, the poems of award wining local poet David Scott are displayed. 


Parking and access is via the back drive (as signposted). A dedicated parking area is found after a sharp turn left at the end of the drive. Parking is not available in the yard immediately outside the Garden Hall.


If less than a calendar month notice of cancellation is received there will be a charge of £190 for each day booked.

The hall is available for hire from 10.00am and must be vacated by 5:30pm each day

Hire Arrangements

The charge per day is:

  • Up to 20 people per day £190.00
  • Up to 40 people per day £320.00
  • Up to 50 people per day £410.00

The charge includes use of the Garden Hall, a dedicated parking area, chairs and tables and a kitchen with Fairtrade tea and coffee provided.  Please note that we do not take bookings for the Garden Hall during August.

Access to gardens, playgrounds and lakeside walk at Mirehouse is also included in the charge for the Garden Hall School Parties: £80 per day.