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Village Hall

Our village hall is called The Reading Room. In recent years, it has been renovated and serves both St Lawrence Church and the local community. It is available to hire.


It is a suitable venue for conference and away-days, day-centres and private parties.  It is equipped with chairs and tables and there's a wifi system, a sound system with hearing loop, and a projector. The fully-fitted kitchen includes an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, crockery and glasses.

The Reading Room is situated on the outskirts of Salisbury, on the edge of the Avon Valley below Old Sarum, opposite St Lawrence Church. A green space has been preserved at the side of the hall and it faces onto a generous and gravelled all-weather car park. Refurbishment has preserved the ambience of a late Victorian village hall in the Romantic tradition whilst providing modern standards of comfort and services including wide-door access and a disabled toilet.


The hall has space for up to 60 persons at a fully seated function. It is 11.5m long and 6.5m wide. The fully-equipped kitchen measures 2.5m x 5.5m. 

Reading Room Enquiries: Hire rates, which are flexible and are particularly suited to private parties, can be obtained from
Mrs Heather Balston email: 

or by completing an on-line Hall bookings enquiry form.

You might first wish to check whether your preferred slot is free by looking at the Reading Room Booking Calendar which will open in a new window.

When you are ready to make a booking, a Booking Form can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Hirers must ensure that they have read and agree the Terms and Conditions of hire which are included in the Booking Form.

A Risk Assessment document has been prepared and users are asked to familiarise themselves with this document before occupying the hall.

The photos on this page show the hall in use, and the well-equipped kitchen.

Reading Room viewed from the car park


The Reading Room,
Stratford Road, Stratford sub Castle, Salisbury SP1 3LL


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Image: Google Maps

Reading Room interior
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Reading Room kitchen
Plenty of space for this iart class
tables and chairs are available


The Reading Room was built in 1881 at the instigation of Mrs Mary King the wife of the long serving vicar of the time. 

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