ABOUT ASHMORE VILLAGE HALL
The village of Ashmore is the highest village in Dorset. It is situated in the north east corner of the county about five miles south east of Shaftebury and ten miles north of Blandford Forum. The village is famous for the dew pond in the centre of the village and the 'Filly Loo', an evening fete held every year to celebrate the Summer Solstice with local produce stalls, ceilidh dancing and the Horn Dance around the pond at dusk.
The Village Hall, built in 2004, is in an idyllic location overlooking the cricket green. The hall has a large open space which can be used to house a variety of events from performance (concerts, puppets, theatre) to banquets and weddings. The addition of marquee(s) outside the french doors can increase the covers infinitely. Equally the hall is not too large for the participants of a smaller, more intimate event to feel comfortable.
The hall would be an ideal location for business or sales meetings, promotions or exhibitions being equipped with a media/sound system allowing the playing of CDs and DVDs. A number of bands use the hall for regular practice/jamming sessions. A hearing loop has been installed.
It is surrounded by beautiful woodland and pasture fields and many miles of country walks. There is the possibility of using the recreation ground for outside games and sporting events. Exercise classes; both pilates and indoor bowls already take place here on a weekly basis.
The facilities in the hall include a fully fitted kitchen with cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and tea urns. as well as place settings, crockery and cutlery, for at least eighty covers. There are tables and comfortable stacking chairs. The toilets are modern and clean, and both male and female facilities have showers. The hall is heated in the winter. Wifi is available.
There is a play area for children just beside the hall which makes this an excellent venue for childrens parties.
Above: village hall and cricket pitch.
Below left: All set for a dinner party.
Below right: interior - main hall.