Thames Chase Barn

Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS, Essex, England


Thames Chase Forest Centre is a unique room hire venue. Set in the heart of the community forest we can cater for conferences, meetings, wedding receptions and parties. 

The carefully restored farm buildings boast a 17th century Essex Barn - one of the best preserved in the London area. 


Wedding Hire Package

The 17th century Essex Barn provides an atmospheric venue for your special occasion. The barn doors can be opened for your guests to wander outside on to the quadrangle or perhaps you may want to use the space for a marquee. Included in your hire is the Ford Education Room ideal whilst the barn is prepared for your evening wedding party.

Access:

1pm – 5pm day before

10am – 11pm day of function

10am – 12noon day after

For more information please ask at the Forest Centre Reception or call 01708 642970


Family & Children’s Parties 

The forest centre is ideal for your family celebration. From the Essex Barn and Ford Education Room your guests can spill out on to the grass quadrangle. There is also the playground available for children to burn off some energy.


Schools & Youth Groups visits

The Essex Barn and Ford Education room provides unique classroom space. The surrounding Broadfields site is an excellent resource for educational visits. Education volunteers and equipment is available see Schools and Youth groups’ page of website.


Meetings & Conferences

Here at Thames Chase Forest centre we provide a truly unique meeting and conference venue. The visitor centre meeting room seats 12 and is ideal for one to one tutorials or small meetings. The Essex Barn and Ford Education Room cater for larger groups.


Whether your event is large or small, a meeting or a show, our aim is to create a friendly atmosphere for you and your customer. 

Catering

Food can be provided by our in-house caterer (excluding weddings), or you can supply your own.

By hiring with us you will be contributing to an environmental charity that makes a difference, The Thames Chase Trust.


The Barn is only available from April to September due to weather conditions.


Car Parking

£2 all day, April to October

£1 all day, November to March

Per day - payable at the pay & display machines

All income raised from hiring is used to maintain and run the forest centre and improve the landscape within the Community Forest.

Contact Information

Contact Name
Mary Wright
Telephone
01708 642970
Enquire

Basic Information

Hall Type
other
Year Built
1650
Year Refurbished
2000
Overall Capacity
100
Seating Capacity
100

Suitable For

This venue is suitable for the following occasions.

  • Wedding
  • Party
  • Reunion
  • Anniversary
  • Training
  • Children's Party
  • Local Community Meeting
  • Societies and Clubs
  • Music Event
  • Band Practise
  • Other
  • Christenings / Blessings
  • Wakes
  • Baby Groups
  • Fitness Classes / Yoga
  • Educational Pursuits
  • School Events
  • Dog Training
  • Naming Ceremonies

Facilities

  • Main Hall
  • Small Hall
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outside Space
  • Parking

Equipment

  • Kettle
  • Projection Screen
  • Projector
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Fire Alarms
  • Intruder Alarm
  • Public Address System

Availability and Hire Costs

Availability: Daytime and evening 7 days a week from April to September.

Hire Costs: Weekday session (Mon-Thurs) Up to 3 hours -10am – 5pm £73 Full day -10am – 5pm £146 Evening 7pm - 10pm £87 Regular bookings of 3 or more 1hr £26 2hrs £47 3hrs £55 Weekend sessions (Fri-Sun) Up to 3 hours - 10am-6pm Oct – March N/A April - September £107 Full day -10am – 6pm Oct – March N/A April - September £261 Evening 7pm - 11pm Oct – March N/A April - September £591 (Includes staff & security) Extra hours Per hour £37 Wedding Hire Wedding Package available Please ask at reception of Forest Centre Schools (25% off normal hire) Weekday sessions (Mon-Thurs) Up to 3 hours -10am – 5pm £56 Full day -10am – 5pm £111 Evening 7pm - 10pm £65 Equipment per hire £26 Tuition Sessions Up to 3 hours - 5pm – 8pm £55 (Mon-Thurs) Twilight youth groups 4pm – 8pm £26 (Mon-Thurs) Each event is unique so please use these prices as a guideline April 2017


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Contact Information

Contact Name
Mary Wright
Telephone
01708 642970
Website
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This listing was last updated: 21/07/2017

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