About the New Village Hall

Looking for the perfect venue for a family gathering, club, or group activity with great audio visual facilities? Wanting somewhere quiet with a pleasant outlook? Need a venue that has safe off-street parking and easy access by bus and foot? A place where outdoor activities can start and finish?

Well here it is! Great Horkesley New Village Hall - a truly attractive and modern village facility opened by the Mayor of Colchester, Councillor Christopher Arnold, on 2 February 2013.

Set upon the Village Green at Tile house Lane, Great Horkesley, and surrounded on three sides by acres of parkland, a more idyllic landscaped setting would be hard to find.

The New Village Hall is new in the sense that it was built in recent years, but also new in the décor and facilities on offer.

The John Appleby Hall

The main room known as the John Appleby Hall is light, airy, and spacious. Suitable for most types of functions it can comfortably accommodate 100 people seated at tables, and 200 people in theatre style. Weather permitting, the John Appleby Hall opens onto a large patio suitable for a drinks reception or a breakout from the main function. This patio overlooks a children’s play area and with views of the Village Green.

Views below show the John Appleby Room (Main Room) empty and being used for a talk.

John Appleby Hall

The Braeburn Room

A smaller room, The Braeburn Room is a comfortable venue for meetings of up to ten people seated boardroom-style, or twelve people seated lecture-style.

Braeburn meeting room

Catering facilities

A kitchen serves both rooms and there is a hatch opening onto the John Appleby Hall for easy transfer of refreshments and food to the table. Catering facilities include tea and coffee making equipment, a fridge freezer and cooker. Crockery and cutlery are available if required.

Modern facilities for convenience

The building is wired for broadband which is available to hirers on request, and is also wired with audio and visual equipment.

The building is energy efficient and satisfies the greenest of the green, in an equally green and landscaped environment.

Access is easy and level with a nearby drop-off point for wheelchair users. Noise limiting devices, a travel plan, and conditions of hire, make this village hall a good neighbour to nearby residents.

A Defibrillator is situated on the wall in the village hall foyer; instructions on how to use a defibrillator can be found here: www.sja.org.uk/get-advice/first-aid-advice/how-to/how-to-use-a-defibrillator/

How to book

To make an enquiry about availability please go to the Hall Hire enquiries page.