Room Hire

Meeting House – Hiring Rooms

Hemel Hempstead Quakers are very happy to make their premises available to the local community.
Our large and airy 18th Century hall can be found in a peaceful, quiet setting in the heart of The Old Town in Hemel Hempstead. It is complemented by two smaller rooms, suitable for break-away groups or more intimate sessions, along with a large garden and a fully equipped kitchen.

Hemel Quaker Meeting House - Main Hall

The Main Hall can accommodate 50 people in lecture or theatre style and is also used by training groups in a circle setting for 16 to 30 people. The hall can also be used with tables for formal meetings and is fitted with a loop system for the hard of hearing. A Grand Piano is available for musical rehearsals or concerts by arrangement. Musical groups who use our main hall report that it has excellent acoustics.


The Classroom can accommodate up to 15 people depending upon the seating plan.


The Library is our smaller room, seating up to 12 people in a cosy intimate setting.

View of ramp

There is a ramp at the front of the building to provide easy wheelchair access for the disabled.

Charges for Hiring



Price – first two-hour period

Price – each subsequent hour

Main Hall


29′ 6″ x 21′ 0″
21′ 6″ x 12′ 9″
20′ 0″ x 12′ 9″

Included in room hire

Negotiable for special functions


These charges relate to Charities and Not-for-Profit Groups. Please contact the Lettings Administrator for other hire charges.

NB. Smoking, alcohol, illegal drugs and gambling are not allowed on the premises.

No additional charge for use of the kitchen to make tea or coffee. This concession is available subject to there being no other full charge letting of the kitchen for catering purposes.

We welcome all visitors to our Meeting House to use the garden for individual quiet reflection and meditation free of charge. A charge will be made for an organized group activity. The garden rate includes the use of toilets and kitchen.

Hiring times

Rooms are available for hiring Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 10.00pm and most Sundays from 2.00pm – 10.00pm

Hearing Loop

The Main Hall is fitted with an induction loop hearing system. Those with appropriate hearing aids can switch to the T position to hear sounds picked up by a central microphone.

Access for the disabled

There is a ramp at the front of the building to provide easy wheelchair access for the disabled. Inside a special toilet has been installed for the use of people with disabilities.

For booking enquiries, please contact our lettings administrator, Roger Ramsden. Please call 01442 257058 and the call will be diverted to his mobile phone messaging service where you can leave a message and contact number. Wherever possible, he will respond within 24 hours.

Or,  e-mail him on Lettings 

If you cannot access the above link please email this address, removing the spaces:  meetinghousebookings @



Conditions of Hire Sept15

Postal address: 
The Quaker Meeting House
1 The Alleys, St.Mary’s Road,
Hemel Hempstead HP2 5ZB