The Club has a reception area which is convenient for welcoming guests attending the Club or private functions. The reception area has vending machine and coffee machine facilities.
The Main Hall is suitable for larger social events, such as wedding receptions, parties, dinners or dinner/dances, and large business gatherings. The polished wood floor is ideal for dancing.
Overall dimensions are 56ft x 40ft (17.1m x 12.2m). Seating can be provided in a variety of ways including:-
- Theatre style rows for 200 people.
- Large dining tables, each seating up to 10, for 180 people.
- Disco/Dance layout with tables and chairs for 200 people.
The Main Hall includes a raised stage which is 32ft (9.8m) wide and 12ft (3.7m) deep. A PA system can be connected and there are stage lights and power points. Dressing rooms are located at the rear of the stage.
The high ceiling (18ft, 5.5m) in the Main Hall permits use for sports purposes, including badminton, and ceiling fans provide ventilation.
The Main Hall, with no windows, is very suitable for projection purposes at all times.
The Ariel Lounge is suitable for small parties, receptions or business meetings.
Overall dimensions are 30ft x 26ft (9.1m x 7.9m). Seating in rows can be provided for 60 people, or for dining purposes up to about 50 people can be accommodated at separate tables of between 5 and 10.
In a Disco/Dance layout the Ariel Lounge will accommodate up to 60 people.
The ceiling, with colour and mood lights for parties etc is at about normal living room height of 9ft (3m), will not permit use for sports purposes. The corner bar is conveniently linked to the fully stocked main Club Bar area. Curtained windows along two sides of the Lounge and French doors near the bar provide reasonable black out in the daytime.
The room also has 2 TV’s with Sky available.
MAIN LOUNGE AND BAR AREA
The Main Bar which is shown in the photograph below is 34ft (10.3m) long, and the adjacent seating area overall dimensions are 40ft x 42ft (12.2 m x 12.8m).
The club now has 4 TV’s on the Main Bar area, 2 TV’s in the Aerial Lounge and 1 in the Reception Area. Sky TV is available to view on all of these.
There are approximately 90 spaces at or very close to the Club. Closed circuit TV and lighting systems are provided for parking at the Club.
ACCESS TO CLUB PREMISES
In line with normal practice these days, only Club Members have free access to the Club premises at all normal opening hours, although they may of course introduce guests on payment of a small fee at any time. A key fob system enables members to use the front entrance and an intercom facilitates unaccompanied visitor entry. Special arrangements are made for sports teams, members functions and for other private functions when the accommodation has been hired.