Our hall offers a large floor space (approx. 14m x 10m) and a stage (5.5m x 10m) complete with curtains, projector and screen and a sound system.

Inside there is a fully fitted kitchen available to hire which is suitable for most catering needs: hire also includes crockery and cutlery for 100 people.

The hall has 16 large rectangular tables 6ft x 2ft 6” and 100 folding chairs: larger parties can be accommodated please speak to our Events Manager.

The hall can accommodate up to 200 people seated in theatre style and 400 standing.

Party Hire

Children’s Birthday Parties

The hall is a perfect space for a child’s birthday party offering ample room internally for a bouncy castle, and also direct access to a large grassed area to the rear.

Other parties and celebrations

The Sunninghill Hall is a great party space for grown-ups, daytime or evening!

With a dedicated stage area, an inbuilt sound and lighting system and wooden floor this is the perfect mix to get guests up dancing.

We maintain a file of the contact details of a wide range of party specialists for those extra special and final touches including: venue dressing; lighting technicians; fireworks; balloons; outside caterers from pizza to fish and chips to hog roasts.

We can also put you in touch with providers who can supply your party with a paid bar for guests to purchase drinks: we also keep on file details of local DJs, Bands and other Musicians – just let us know your style and vibe!

Spoil Yourself

Want to enjoy your party but don’t want the hassle of setting up, cleaning and putting things away (yes, we do ask you return the hall as you found it) then why not let us take care of this for you – speak to our Events Manager who can give you an exact quote based on your guest numbers – the ultimate party package!

DIY Weddings and special events

Does your event require the Hall for longer than one full day hire? For example, do you need extra time either side of your key event to decorate the space and then to take everything down?

We have just the package for you!

We recognise that any DIY event can be tiring, even exhausting to prepare and dismantle. With this in mind we have created an earlier ‘get in’ time and a later ‘check out’ time. You can hire the Hall from 5.30pm Friday night until 12.30pm Sunday lunch time.

This is a great option for couples looking for a DIY Wedding venue, or an Event Organiser looking to hold an Exhibition or Conference.

Sports and Fitness Use

Our Hall is ideal for indoor sports: a recently re-laid wooden floor is lined for Badminton with nets supplied and we also have two full size table tennis tables available to hire. Removable window grilles make the space ideal for ball games.

The Hall is also a great space for indoor keep fit activities including firm favourites such as Zumba, Boxercise, Yoga and Circuit Training.

If you would like to start a regular class or session get in touch for availability options.

Thinking of something more complex such as a longer or specialist event or tournament? We can help you make this possible!

General Hire

The Hall is a large, bright and airy space that is flooded with sunlight during the summer months and is warm and toasty during the winter. The Hall is surrounded on two sides by mature lawn and trees and there are two doors to give access to this outdoor area.

Users have free onsite parking and by foot, it is within easy walking distance to Dorchester town centre and its many public transport options.

Suitable for many uses you can hire the Hall for a one off event or a regular weekly/monthly meeting.

Have a plan in mind or a germ of an idea? Our Events Manager is on hand to talk through the options available to you.