Parish Hall Information


Austwick Parish Hall

Austwick Parish Hall

Austwick Parish Hall performs an important role within the life of the village. The venue has two rooms: a small room measuring 45 sq metres, and a large room of 110 sq metres. A fully equipped kitchen links both rooms, and a lawned and paved area measuring approximately 60 sq metres with lovely views is accessible from the rear of the large room.

Austwick Parish Hall can accommodate a maximum of 120 people (seated), and is available for private hire for family gatherings such as wedding receptions, Christenings or funerals, business events such as seminars, conferences or exhibitions, weekly or monthly meetings, workshops or indoor sports events, and it is a perfect venue for social occasions such as dances, dinners or musical or cultural performances.

The outside garden area is ideal for barbecues, erecting a marquee at large wedding receptions, or just drifting outside during summer events.

Facilities include:

  • Full central heating
  • Modern cloakrooms with toilets, washbasins and showers
  • Adaptable staging, chairs, tables
  • A bar (subject to licensing arrangements)
  • Piano
  • Roller projection screens in both rooms
  • Recently re-furbished kitchen is equipped with two electric cookers, a warming oven, fridge, microwave, automatic water boiler, double sink unit, dishwasher, crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment.
  • Wireless Broadband (computer with a wireless card required. There is also a small connection fee)
  • Additional items available for hire include: Trestle tables gazebos etc.
  • Catering service available
  • Local design service available

The Hall may be hired for residential purposes if users provide their own beds or mattresses.

The Parish Hall has an Entertainments Licence, but the hirer must apply for a bar licence if one is required.

Austwick Parish Hall Wedding

Large Hall ready for a Wedding Reception


Hire Rates for Austwick Parish Hall

From 1st January 2017

Local Hire , non commercial .

(Residents of Austwick, Feizor, Wharfe & Lawkland)

Small Room – up to 4 hours £15.00

Large Room – up to 4 hrs £20.00

Both Rooms – up to 4 hrs £35.00.

Both rooms – all day £100.00

Please note that there is no 2 hr rate. Each room must be hired for a minimum of 4 hrs.

Kitchen plus use of crockery £20.00

This charge will only apply to larger events such as birthday parties, Christmas parties etc. or events where outside caterers are involved. For local groups making a cup of tea or coffee, the room charge will include use of the kitchen.

Hire by Non residents [ or Local commercial ]

Large Room – up to 4 hrs £50.00

Both Rooms – all day £150.00 (to include use of Kitchen)

The all day rate means any 24 hour period including 12 noon to 12 noon the following day for both residents and non residents.



To hire or enquire about the Austwick Parish Hall, contact the Booking Secretary:
Jenny Whitwell
Tel: 015242 51173


Information and Conditions of Hire can be read and/or downloaded by following this link: HiringConditions.pdf

Regular events held in Austwick Parish Hall include:

  • Women’s Institute
  • Young Farmers
  • Table Tennis
  • Dales Doodlers Art Group
  • Afternoon Church Fellowship meetings and Coffee Mornings
  • Field and Local History Society
  • Film Nights
  • Parish Council Meetings
  • Church Social Events