General Bookings

General Party hire applies to events requiring a bar service e.g. birthday parties, fundraising events, anniversary celebrations, etc. There are two hire rates for weekdays (Mon-Thu) and weekends (Fri/Sat).

We do not cater for 18th birthday parties and an additional charge applies for parties celebrating birthday ages of 19-25 years where fully trained and registered security personnel are required.

Prices – click here to view current charges

Genera Party Hire is inclusive of:

  • Hire period: 5pm-Midnight
  • Staffed Bar: 8pm-11pm
  • Fully licensed for music, singing and dancing until 11.30pm
  • Tables and chairs (set up before and cleared away after your event)
  • Use of our catering standard kitchen facilities
  • Please refer to our full list of services and facilities which may apply to your booking (click here)

Bar Service

The River Stour Trust holds a premises license for the Granary and in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 all beers, wines, spirits, ciders and soft drinks dispensed there must be supplied by or through the River Stour Trust.

Please make your guests aware of our drinks policy because contravening this forfeits the drinks deposit.

Other Services

You are welcome to choose your own suppliers for catering, decorating, entertainment, etc and we can recommend suppliers familiar with our venue.

Your chosen supplier/s must be able to provide us with copies of relevant certificates/paperwork proving that they hold current:

  1. Public Liability Insurance
  2. PAT Testing Certificate/s (for any electrical equipment to be brought onto the site)
  3. In the case of food suppliers, they are registered with the environmental health service of their local authority and hold a Food Hygiene Rating score of 3 or more.

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