Hire Rates & Conditions
The following aspects of the information below are affected by coronavirus prevention measures.
The projectors are not currently available, except by special request. The Bruce Room is not available.
Payments in cash will not be possible. Payments can be made by BACS, using a card in person or over the phone, or if really necessary by cheque.
As well as the documents mentioned below, there are additional booking conditions that the hirer must accept, sign and follow for each event.
There will be no increase of rates for 2021. All prices will remain as in 2020.
The rates shown here and the table below show the community (public & charity) rates per session for 2020 and 2021 bookings. Normal hire sessions are for 4 hours; longer sessions will normally be charged as a combination of the rates shown.
If you represent one of MCA's Sections or Affiliates or are a commercial enterprise, please contact the Liston Hall office for applicable rates.
The main kitchen is available at the following rates regardless of the session time or length. The Thames Room has its own small kitchen included in the room hire.
Kitchen with full facilities £40
Kitchen for tea / coffee only £9
Cups and saucers are included in all kitchen rates. Approx 120 dinner plates & pudding bowls are also available to be booked - a key is required. Glasses, cutlery and pans as well as washing up cloths, tea towels etc. must be provided by the hirer.
The charge for use of the digital projector is £10. Other bookable facilities such as the piano etc. are available free of charge.
The Bruce Room is available for £5 per hour with a minimum hire period of 2 hours. This charge applies for all users regardless of the time or day of the week.
A returnable deposit of £100 or £200 depending on the type of event is payable in cash, by cheque or by card on key collection. The deposit will be returned 7 days after the event with the cost of any damage or loss deducted. Please note that card deposit payments will be taken and then refunded as two separate transactions.
Please be aware that the hirer is responsible for ensuring that the rooms including floors are left in a clean and tidy state at the end of a hire, with furniture & equipment returned as it was at the start. Brooms are available in the cupboard in the entrance hall and a mop and bucket is kept in the ladies toilet. All bins must be emptied and all rubbish must be removed from Liston Hall and taken home at the end of a hire. There is no bin outside or in the car park for waste and penalty charges will be applied if we have to dispose of rubbish.
These and other conditions are detailed in our recently updated Booking Conditions which you will be required to read, sign as part of the booking form and deliver to the office before your booking is confirmed. You will also need to be aware of the Evacuation Procedures, the location of the Emergency Exits and What to Do in the Case of a Fire as these aspects are your responsibility when you hire a room. Please click on the links to download the relevant documents. The Booking Conditions, Evacuation Procedures and the building plan are part of the Booking Form.
There is also Additional Information for Hirers (now version 2) which provides more explanation of what is expected before, during and after the event.