Below is feedback and some comments we have received from hirers, just in case it's helpful for others who might be considering hiring our facilities. There are also some reviews on the WHVH Facebook page.
N.B. Walton-on-Thames (October 2018)
We held our daughter's 1st birthday party at West Horsley Village Hall and it was perfect! The facilities are modern, the venue has everything you need and more. The booking process was straight forward and Julia was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond to ensure our party ran smoothlyt. We 100% recommend this venue. Huge thanks.
S.C. Virginia Water (October 2018)
We hired the hall for a children's birthday party. From the initial contact until the party, communications from Julia, the hall secretary, were excellent - always very prompt and with the detail we needed to set up the party quickly and efficiently on the day. The hall is extremely well-stocked with tables of useful sizes and plenty of chairs. Everything we needed was on hand and easy to find from cutlery to water jugs and kettles. A bouncy castle with slide fitted in perfectly with lots of room for children's games and activities in the Main Hall area. The stage was equally useful for setting up a party tea, for example. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the hall for someone looking for a straightforward and reasonably priced booking.
D.R. West Horsley (October 2018)
We were very happy with the venue and impressed with the cleanliness and superb facilities the hall offers. It is a great venue for parties of any occasion and our daughter and her friends had an amazing birthday celebration there.
Rural Payments Agency (April 2018)
Just wanted to say many thanks for the facilities provided to us yesterday for our training session. It was ideal for our purposes and all of the additional info provided prior to the event enabled it to go smoothly. The Wi-Fi code in particular was really useful. If we have similar events then I will contact you again to book the hall as it was perfectly positioned geographically and exactly what we needed for our training session.
N. O'D. West Horsley (January 2018)
We had a first birthday party for our daughter last month and we had such a wonderful experience. The facilities were fantastic and Julia who runs the hall was extremely helpful and accommodating. All in all, I would strongly recommend this hall as a venue for a special event.
C.H. West Horsley (July 2017)
It is a really lovely space and the facilities are great. Everything we needed was there and could be easily found and we would definitely use it again.
Martyr's Green Montessori (July 2017)
The hall was a perfect size for Graduation and the stage is a good size too. We used the back room to get the children ready before going on to the stage - this made the process really easy. The kitchen was also a great size too and so easy to find things as everything was labelled. We'll definitely use this hall again!
Mole Valley Quilters (July 2017)
The workshops went extremely well and the hall met all of our requirements perfectly. Your instructions were extremely comprehensive and covered all eventualities. The well-equipped hall added considerably to the success of our quilting workshops.
D.H. Wells, Somerset (May 2017)
We used West Horsley Village Hall with 40 guests for my mother's 90th birthday party. It was a beautiful May Saturday and children could easily walk to the jolly playground which is close by. Car parking is ample and easy. We made full use of the hall's projector and sound system. Bunting was easily strung from the rafters and birthday decorations made it very much "our place" for the 5 hour party.
The equipment for the hall is all of a good professional standard and well maintained. The kitchens are well-equipped and clean with plenty of space for busy volunteers. The hiring process is straight forward, our thanks to the super-efficient Julia. Any questions were quickly answered prior to the event and all information was printed on documentation, easily downloaded. Our recommendation is to view and explore the venue prior to your event. For example, it's much easier to connect to the hall wifi if you had taken note of the password. Incidentally, the wifi is fast and strong and for us, easily handled streaming Spotify throughout the whole event.
There are some things to remember ... things are in good condition because a high level of care is expected. There is also an expectation that you leave the hall just as you found it. We would strongly recommend one person has sole responsibility for final double checking all aspects of the hall before leaving.
For us, we had a perfect summers day to have the double doors wide open to the sunshine. Bags of planning meant that we had a ball from start to finish and nowhere would have been a better venue than West Horsley Village Hall.
PS We can recommend Seafare, based in Burpham, to supply great quality fish & chips for lunch!
A.W. West Horsley (May 2017)
The perfect hall for a children's party, extremely well equipped with excellent kitchen facilities. The booking process was simple and the information provided prior to the hire date was clear and helpful. I would definitely hire again.
Surrey Dormouse Group (March 2017)
From the initial enquiry to the very clear instructions for the use of equipment and the final locking up after our meeting, everything ran very smoothly and efficiently. We would definitely consider booking WHVH again.
Urostomy Association Surrey Branch (March 2017)
We are the Surrey branch of a national charity and hold three meetings per year for between 15 and 25 people - mostly retired. We have hired West Horsley Village Hall for four meetings over the past two years and have found it very suitable for our requirements. We hire the Cedar Room which is spacious and comfortable for our number, and heated when necessary. In particular, our members appreciate the good kitchen facilities, the ample and clean toilet facilities and the versatile furniture. The free parking is very convenient and the hire cost compares well with other venues of similarly high quality.
V.M. Bookham (November 2016)
The party went really well and the room and facilities were all great! It was a lovely venue and we'll use it again for future parties.
A.G. West Horsley (November 2016)
All the kids had a great time today and the hall facilities were great.
A.B. Middlesex (October 2016)
I have recently hired WHVH for my Mother's 90th birthday party and found it to be an excellent venue. The facilities are in very good condition, bright and clean, and the well-stocked kitchen met all our needs. We had many elderly and some disabled guests at the party and everyone was able to access the facility with ease. Julia, the Secretary and RFO, provided precise and clear instructions relating to every part of the hire, from the key locks to the projector and the electric blind for the kitchen hatch. I would certainly consider hiring this venue again should the need rise. I think it is a very reasonably priced and spacious venue with a range of rooms to suit groups of different sizes.
N.O. West Horsley (September 2016)
The 4-hour children's party slot is perfect to allow set up and clear up without the pressure of another booking. Instructions were clearly set out and keys labelled.
P.F. West Horsley (March 2016)
West Horsley Village Hall is the ideal venue for a children's party. Immaculate, great equipment and perfectly managed.
J.W. Woking (February 2016)
The new online booking system was simple and easy to use. It was really useful to be able to see when each of the rooms were available for hire. A quick and efficient response was received confirming my booking. I would recommend using the new online booking system and the village hall.
S.J. Godalming (February 2016)
We chose West Horsley Village Hall as the venue for our mother’s 100th birthday party. What a friendly place to hold a party or event. Julia Reardon Smith, the Hall Secretary, couldn’t have been more helpful and made sure everything was explained and ready for the afternoon. The kitchen is well equipped and the facilities clean and modern. With the newly refurbished playground next to the hall, this makes an ideal place to hold a children’s or family party.
S.K. West Horsley (February 2016)
Thank you very much for all your help. The hall and kitchen were brilliant and the party went really well.
L.C. Guildford (January 2016)
West Horsley Village Hall provided us with the perfect venue for our son's 5th birthday party this year.
The hall facilities were faultless. We were based in the Cedar Room, a medium sized hall. The Cedar Room and its private kitchen were both spotless and very well equipped. Not only was the hall itself fantastic but the playground outside was an added extra as it allowed our children to have a play with their friends and let off steam as we did the final clear up.
A big thank you to Julia for making the booking process so easy and ensuring that all facilities are kept in such good order. They exceeded all of our expectations. We hope to be back next year and would not hesitate recommending West Horsley Village Hall as a party venue.
J.T. West Horsley (January 2016)
In the last couple of months we have used both the Cedar Room and the Main Hall for our daughters' birthday parties. The rooms were well equipped, warm and clean. The organisers of the hall couldn't have been more helpful, informative and efficient. I would recommend to anyone organising an event!
A.P. Ockham (January 2016)
I would like to thank Julia and the Committee behind West Horsley Village Hall for the use of this superb facility for a birthday last weekend. For 3 years, we have had the benefit of these impeccably managed halls for birthday parties. It is a space that I am very proud to invite people to: from the beautiful building, the floor, the lighting, the tables and chairs: everything is of the highest quality, fully functioning, very clean and very well maintained.
Both kitchens benefit from a very high specification. The larger hall has a full double oven, hob and fridge etc and even has an automated shutter on the serving hatch, permitting the kitchen to be closed off to guests attending a function.
The playground on site is such a bonus and the kids thoroughly enjoy the ability to get outdoors and run around while parents can still enjoy a cup of tea and a chat while looking on.
As a host, it is very easy to set up the halls and restore quickly after an event. The experience of booking is very professional and hassle-free. Julia Reardon Smith is especially meticulous in attention to detail, both before and after the events, and has been endlessly patient with me in organising dates and working through details that might not normally be requested.
Top marks for facilities, ease of use, access to additional facilities like projectors/screen.
Top marks for quality of the experience in the hall for host and guests.
Top marks for the experience of booking an event and sorting out the administration details.
Overall, a top quality experience which is very much appreciated - West Horsley Village Hall is the most wonderful resource to have access to!
West Horsley Village Hall
95 The Street
Surrey, KT24 6DD
T: 01483 285454
Main contact: Julia Reardon Smith (Secretary/Treasurer)
Alternatively, please use the online Contact Form (on the "Contact Us" page) and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as we can.
WHVH is available for hire between the hours of 08:00-23:30 (Monday-Sunday). If you wish to discuss hiring outside of these hours, please contact the Secretary.
Normal office hours of 09:00-17:00 (Monday-Friday only please). If you are unable to reach the Secretary (who works part-time for WHVH), please either send an e-mail or leave a message on the WHVH answering machine and she will respond to you as soon as she can.