CUFOS can be hired for parties and special events at the weekends. Exceptions allowing for hire of a room during the week are sometimes made, but the use of the building by regular groups makes this unlikely. To learn whether you can make a weekday booking, or to obtain information not covered on this page, call 07791 648885, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All hires include use of the room(s) being booked as well as the kitchen, lavatories, and courtyard. For most parties, hire of the Waiting Room is not necessary, nor is it advised since food and drink are not allowed in that room.
Time slots booked for hire must include whatever time will be needed before and after the party or event for set-up and clean-up. PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY BOOKINGS FOR EVENING PARTIES WITH TEENAGERS.
Booking Hall: £40/hour
Waiting Room: £25/hour
Refundable deposit: £60
Note: Saturdays and Sundays only
Booking Hall: £65/hour
Waiting Room: £40/hour
Refundable deposit: £150
Note: Saturdays and Sundays only; these rates also apply to children's parties after 6 pm, with an end time of no later than 8 pm. Please note the following caveats for adult parties: (1) On Saturday nights, parties must be finished by 11 pm and the hirers cleaned up and out of the building by midnight at the latest. (2) On Sunday nights, parties must be finished by 8 pm and the hirers cleaned up and out of the building by 9 pm at the latest.
Booking Hall: Monday–Friday, £7/hour (new rate as of 1 September 2018: £8/hour)
Saturday–Sunday, £9.50/hour (new rate as of 1 September 2018: £10.50/hour)
Waiting Room: Monday–Friday, £4.50/hour (new rate as of 1 September 2018: £5.50/hour)
Saturday–Sunday, £5.50/hour (new rate as of 1 September 2018: £6.50/hour)*
Refundable deposit: £50
* - Please note that the Waiting Room may not be hired on its own at weekends due to party bookings in the main hall.
Booking Hall: Monday–Friday, £13/hour (new rate as of 1 September 2018: £14/hour)
Saturday–Sunday, £22/hour (new rate as of 1 September 2018: £23/hour)
Waiting Room: Monday–Friday, £7/hour (new rate as of 1 September 2018: £8/hour)
Saturday–Sunday, £14/hour (new rate as of 1 September 2018: £15/hour)
Hirers who are not regular groups must also pay a keys deposit of £50, refunded after the workshop or course. Please also note that the Waiting Room may not be hired on its own at weekends due to party bookings in the main hall.
All bookings are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and there must be at least a half-hour between hires. Please note that we do not take provisional hires - and do not assume a slot is available even if it seems to be on the calendar. Follow the instructions below.
After your booking has been made and acknowledged, forms and instructions will be emailed to you. If you misplace them, let us know; or click here to download Booking Forms for Parties and Special Events.
Click here for our full Terms and Conditions of Hire.
A few days before your party or event, a duty officer will be in touch to make arrangements for your access to the building. On the day of your hire, you will be entrusted with a set of keys to the building. Following are some of your key responsibilities as a CUFOS hirer.
Finally, we ask all hirers to remember that the building is run by volunteers and there is no caretaker on the premises. We rely on our hirers to take care of the building while they are using it and make sure it is clean and presentable for the next hirers. If all hirers meet these responsibilities, the building is a better place for all to enjoy.