Bandstand

Picture of the Bandstand

The Bandstand on Sworders Field is available free of charge for amateur and charitible groups. It can be used informally for impromptu performances at any time (unless there is a booking), however if you plan to advertise your event and in all cases for commercial performances you will need to book in advance.
Electricity is now available via two x 16 amp commando sockets. A £6.00 charge will be levied for this facility. 

Bishops Park Community Centre

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Bishop's Park Community Centre offers two rooms which can be joined together for larger functions. There is a bar area in both rooms, and a modern kitchen. Suitable for disabled and elderly. 

Council Chamber (Conference Suite)

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The Council Chamber is the venue in the centre of town, for your board meeting or corporate training event. It can accommodate up to 25 people in the Chamber, 8 people in the adjacent Meeting Room.

Havers Community Centre

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Centre open from 12 April 2021 (please refer to the Government Guidance for the list of exempt groups/activities). 

Note: Private parties and social gatherings are currently not permitted with the exception of wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions and memorial services following a funeral and these are limited to a maximum number of people that set by the Government.  Please refer to the latest government guidance for the maximum number of people currently permitted to attend your function. 

Market Square

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Market Square is 12m (width) x 10m (depth) and is on a slight slope.

The Market Square is only available from Mondays to Wednesdays for £20 per hour per pitch (3mx3m).
Registered Charities are able have one pitch free however soliciting for the completion of subscription charity collections is prohibited.

The space forms part of the market on the rest of the days of the week.
For enquiries about this space on Thursdays to Sundays please visit our Market page.

Markwell Pavilion and Elsie Barrett Clubroom

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The Markwell Pavilion is situated in the centre of the town of Bishop's Stortford in the pretty Castle Gardens and the building was originally built for the Elsie Barrett Club for the Blind.  It is suitable for the elderly and disabled.

Monastery Garden

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An enclosed private garden in the Town Centre suitable for weddings, garden parties, outdoor theatre and similar events.

St Michaels Mead Community Centre

Photo of St Michaels Mead Community Centre building

This centre will re-open 12 April 2021 - please refer to the Government Guidance for the list of exempt groups/activities). 

Note: Private parties and social gatherings are currently not permitted with the exception of wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions and memorial services following a funeral and these are limited to a maximum number of people that set by the Government.  Please refer to the latest government guidance for the maximum number of people currently permitted to attend your function. 

Sworders Field

Picture of Sworders Field

A large, open field immediately adjacent to the Town Centre suitable for major public events (concerts, festivals, carnival, fairs etc) or smaller activities.