Burgh House is available to hire for community events throughout the week.
The whole house is available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when the house is closed to the public. The Music Room is also available for meetings and talks during the day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Please contact us to check availability and to discuss the details of your proposed event. We can hold a date for up to two weeks. When you are ready to confirm, let us know and we will send you a hire agreement, which will contain more information and the deposit amount. We regret that once booked, we cannot refund the hire fee, however, if we are successful in re-letting the room, 75% of the hire fee will be returned to you.
We are happy to list your event in our What’s On guide, website and notice boards. Please email us with your listing (a 10-15 word blurb describing your event that includes ticket prices and a telephone number for bookings) by the copy deadline stated in your hire agreement. You can also supply us with A5 leaflets for our leaflet racks. We regret that we cannot list events submitted after the copy deadline, or events that have not been paid for in full. Please note that the Burgh House logo is copyright and you may not use it on your publicity. Fly posting is strictly prohibited.
If your event requires tickets to be purchased in advance, you will need to include details of how to purchase them in your listing. You can set up your own online ticketing system using a website such as Eventsbot or Eventbrite (which use PayPal or Google Checkout to take payments). Alternatively, you can supply an email address or phone number that can be used for reserving tickets, and then take payments on the day.
Burgh House does not take any commission on ticket sales. On the day of the event, a table will be provided for the promoter’s own stewards to sell tickets.
Facilities and staffing
The use of chairs and tables is included in the hire fee. We are happy to set up the main rooms for you in advance, but you may be asked to help clear temporary event furniture at the end of your event. The Music Room has a inbuilt projector screen and we have a projector and laptop available. Please let us know in advance if you would like to use any of this equipment.
There is always a paid duty manager on site to look after the house, assist you with any problems and deal with emergencies. Please note that we cannot provide staff to run your event. Please ensure that you have sufficient volunteers to help organise your event, sell tickets, serve refreshments and clear up at the end.
For talks and lectures, the Music Room can hold a maximum of 70 people. Other types of events may vary, so please contact us in advance to discuss this.
You are very welcome to provide your own drinks (which must either be free or included in the ticket price) and bagged nibbles (e.g. crisps and nuts). You will need to supply crockery, glasses and tablecloths. At the end of your event, please either take these away with you, or pre-arrange to stack them neatly in the storeroom and run them through the dishwasher the following day (subject to availability). Please dispose of any leftover nibbles on the day.
If you would like sandwiches, canapés or buffet food for your event, our on-site Catering Manager, David, will be happy to provide you with a quote. Please note that you are not permitted to provide your own prepared food. For information, please email email@example.com