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Sir James Hawkey Hall

Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, London, IG8 0BG
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Sir James Hawkey Hall is the old Woodford Town Hall, that opened in March 1955 by Sir Winston Churchill. Its grad mid-century decor and commemorative historical items lend an impressive backdrop for your function.

The venue includes the main hall, smaller side hall, large foyer, dressing rooms, green room, ladies lounge/prayer room, kitchens, servery and large stage; making it ideal for a wide range of functions and events.

The hall is also licensed to host Civil Ceremonies, Civil Partnerships, Vow Renewal and Naming Ceremonies.

Latest COVID Information:

In accordance with government guidelines, you will be delighted to know that we are now taking bookings again! To make sure you feel comfortable hiring out our venues, we have now introduced various measures including a COVID risk assessment to make sure our sites are COVID secure. If government guidelines change, you will also be able to amend your booking free of charge!

For the latest venue capacities, please do not hesitate to contact us. Don’t miss out on your chance to make a booking today – we would love to welcome you back into our Venues!

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Covid-Secure Capacities

Banquet: 30 max
Cabaret: 30 max
Dinner Dance: 15 max
Reception: 15 max
Theatre: 30 max
Sir James Hawkey Hall
Max Capacity 480

Sir James Hawkey Hall is on Broomhill Road in Woodford Green, a short distance from Woodford High Road. It is an ideal venue for wedding receptions, pre-wedding parties, social events, birthdays, anniversaries, staged events, large conferences and community group events.


large stage - with lighting and sound system


green room

two dressing rooms


kitchen and servery

prayer area or ladies lounge

portable bar

round banqueting tables

trestle tables

function chairs

disabled access and toilets

induction loop

attached car park with limited parking

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 360
Dinner Dance 360
Reception 400
Theatre 483
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