Rooms for Hire
All rooms have free WiFi internet access. In addition, the following resources are bookable (keys are required) and may attract a charge and/or a deposit:
a new short-throw digital projector (for a small charge)
a second digital projector
sound system for use in the Main Hall
piano (which must stay in the Main Hall)
plates & bowls
The short-throw projector comes with VGA-VGA cable and 2 HDMI-HDMI cables (5 metre and 1 metre). The second projector has VGA-VGA and HDMI-HDMI cables (both 1 metre). If you wish to project from a Mac or other device without either a VGA or HDMI output, you will need to provide an adaptor. An extension cable is available as are cable covers which must be used if cables extend across the floor where people will walk.
The entrance to the Main Hall, the Garden Room and the kitchen is through the main door of Liston Hall and this area is accessible for wheelchair users. Full toilet facilities are, of course, available.
The Thames Room has a separate outside entrance with steps so unfortunately does not have wheelchair access. It has a small kitchen of its own and a unisex toilet shared with the Bruce Room.
The Bruce Room also has a separate outside entrance with stepped access. It shares a unisex toilet with the Thames Room.
The kitchen can be booked independently, but is more usually booked with the Hall or the Garden Room. It can be shared between the two if at least one of the bookings is only for tea and coffee. Please note that this means that the kitchen may be booked for full use and for tea and coffee at the same time; users should respect the needs of others. Please see the detailed description of the kitchen for the options.
Please click on the links above or the photos below to see more details of the rooms, including their capacity, numbers of tables & chairs and other equipment.
With the exception of the Bruce Room which is available on an hourly basis with a minimum hire period of 2 hours, the rooms are available for hire 7 days a week in 4 hour sessions from 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 6pm and 7pm to 11pm. Session combinations are possible and are charged as the sum of the individual session rates, with the hour in between included at no extra charge. If your requirements don't fit this pattern, please contact the office as some flexibility may be possible.
If you wish to provide alcohol, please be aware that it cannot be sold in any way (including offering a 'free' glass with a paid-for entry ticket) unless you have been granted a Temporary Event Notice. Marlow Community Association has an arrangement with Wycombe District Council for a limited number of Temporary Event Notices. If you plan to sell alcohol, you must first contact the office to confirm that sufficient Notices are available for the premises. You must then apply to Wycombe District Council for a Temporary Event Notice in your name. If granted, a copy of the notice must be sent to the office before the event and another copy displayed during the event.
The 2020 booking form and conditions of hire including the event notice application, evacuation procedures and a plan of the building is available as a 4 page document to download here. This document is now fillable electronically.
We have also prepared Additional Information for Hirers (now version 2), which supports the Conditions of Hire and gives more help on what is expected before, during and after a hire. Please click the link to revew and download it.
Hire fees for the standard session timings for each of the rooms are shown on the Rates page, which also provides more information on the booking conditions.
We would be happy to show you around our facilities to view the rooms and to ensure you select a room or rooms that will suit your requirements. Please call in or contact the office during opening hours.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic and in line with the new booking conditions we have had to impose, some aspects of the information below are not currently accurate. So please note -
capacity limits apply to each room
the Bruce Room is not available
with the exception of plates & bowls, additional resources are not available, except by special request which will be considered on a case by case basis
access and exit routes for all but keyholders have changed. Please see the new conditions and guidelines here for details. There will be signs at Liston Hall directing people to the correct entrance.
the kitchen & toilets are subject to new protocols. Again see the conditions here. There will be posters in the hall giving guidance.
face coverings must be worn on arrival and at all times while in the building, unless the event type is exempt.
unnecessary visits to the Hall are discouraged. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Note that all the rooms have external doors and opening windows so ventilation can be assured.