Looking for a venue for an event or an activity? Try Loughton's Murray Hall in Borders Lane.
The community centre was named The Murray Hall in honour of well known former Loughton resident, Lord Murray, who died in 2004. Len Murray was renowned not just for his national position as general secretary of the TUC for many years, but for his great contribution to the life of the Loughton community, and naming the hall after him is a fitting tribute.
The Murray Hall is a modern building fitted out to a high specification, purpose built as a community hall and with a congenial atmosphere. Of course, it is fully accessible to people with disabilities. The building is available for hire for all sorts of different purposes - club nights and group activities, meetings, classes, weddings and family celebrations, theatre performances, social occasions - the list is endless. It can be hired on a one-off basis or for regular events.
Within the building there is a large airy hall, about 140 square metres, with wooden flooring ideal for dancing.
Double doors open out onto decking and overlook the informal garden, which hirers will also be welcome to use.
There is a demountable stage and the hall can be set in various different layouts:
- Theatre style, for performances, seating about 120
- Seated at dining tables for around 100
- With no chairs or tables laid out, when the capacity will depend on the nature of the event.
As well as the main hall, there is a fully fitted kitchen for food preparation and serving, and a bar area for hirers' use. Parking is provided at the front of the building.
The Murray Hall's rear landscaped garden is also available for receptions, parties and other events. The landscaped garden is also ideal for wedding photographs.
The Hall is now licensed for civil weddings and partnerships and naming ceremonies.
Bookings are now being taken; if you would like to enquire about hiring the hall, either as a regular user or for a one-off event, contact Judy Graham at the Town Council on 020 8508 4200
Loughton's community centre, the Murray Hall, is attracting praise from hirers.
Comments include: 'Best hall in the area', 'The garden is fantastic', 'I couldn't fault the facilities - it's very good value for money', and 'Fantastic venue - wouldn't hesitate to book again'.
The Murray Hall's opening hours are:
Monday to Thursday: 8am - 11pm
Friday, Saturday, Boxing Day: 8am - 12pm
Sunday: 8am - 10.30pm
Christmas Eve: 8am - 12.30am
New Year's Eve: 8am - 1am
For terms and conditions of hire click here.
For details of other halls and facilities in the local area please click here