Conference, hall and meeting room hire
Some councils are able to offer venues for hire.
Dorset's parish and town councils manage community centres that may be available to hire.
In Dorchester, the Corn Exchange (opens in a new window) has rooms and facilities for hire.
Halls and community buildings in Christchurch
Buildings available to hire.
Old Crown Court and Cells, Dorchester
The Old Crown Court and Cells, located in West Dorset District Council's offices in Dorchester, is famous for the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and sits in close proximity to site of Judge Jeffreys' Bloody Assize.
Dorset School Effectiveness Centre
Dorset School Effectiveness Centre is a training and meeting facility on the site of Bovington Middle School, only one mile from Wool railway station and with ample onsite parking.
Community centres in East Dorset
East Dorset District Council provides community centres in Wimborne, Ferndown and Verwood and works in partnership with community associations, who manage them on the Council's behalf. For general information on community centres please contact the community development manager. For enquiries about the centres, please contact them directly.
- Village and Community Halls in Purbeck
Village and community halls are at the hub of rural life. In Purbeck there are village and community halls in almost every parish offering a wide range of activities and events.
The Dorset Professional Development Observation Centre
The Professional Development Observation Centre (PDOC) is a new training resource based at Bovington Middle School, Wareham, Dorset with easy access and ample parking.