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Venue facts


 1. How much does it cost to hire the Halls?

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2. What does the hire fee include?

The hire fee is only to hire the venue. For a party/wedding reception your also looking at a cleaning fee and security guard charge to be present during the event.

3. What does the hire fee not include?

Does not include any cleaning, security, staff for your event, any catering/drinks etc any hire equipment although the venue do have  tables and chairs we can provide you when hiring the hall for your event with no charge.

5. Do you have Wi-Fi?

No Wi-Fi.

6.Who will be there at Tab centre on the day?  What will they do?

Depending on your event – a wedding reception – party – caterered event – will have an event manager, chefs and staff preparing for your event setting up etc.

Should your event be an event that requires no catering, staff or hire equipment then a manager will still be present – around the hall possibly in the tabs office just to oversee and be present should the client require anything.

7.What is the booking procedure? 

For an event requiring pretty much everything-

You send us information of your event – i.e telephone conversation or email.

We then respond with our packages that would relate to your event also our menus and drinks package as we are the inside caterers for the venue yet you are free to supply the drinks yourself. If still interested we then offer you a viewing of the venue – you will meet with one of our event managers. From there we begin processing your quote.

8.How big are the rooms?

The Richard pearson hall is the smallest of the two. The guest capacity is around 40 guest – however this can depend on the style/lay-out of the event taking place.

The lecture hall is the biggest. The guest capacity for a sit down meal is 150 guests for a standing reception 200 guests – again can depend on the lay-out.

9. What are your opening hours?

Normally we hire the venue out from 9am-12am however if you were looking for 8am thats something we can look at however the latest im afraid is 00:00AM

10.Can I hire on an hourly basis?

Weekdays yes.Weekends no.

11.Do you provide AV/other equipment?  Who sets it up?  I need specialist sound equipment, can you help?

We have a production team who will quote you based on the AV equipment you need.They then arrange with us when to arrive and set-up before the event and then collect after the event.  

13.Are there electrical sockets in the rooms?

Yes there are. However you will have to confirm why you would need to use these with the event manager first.

14.Are there any restrictions on set up/decorations?

No, We are pretty happy for you to decorate the venue although everything must be told to your event manager before the booking is confirmed and agreed. We can’t make holes in walls. 

15.Are there any noise restrictions?

Yes, the loudest allowed is  96 decibels. This will be controlled on the night and for events taking place until 1am, at 11:45pm the music is to be lowered by half.

16.Do you provide a cloakroom/cloakroom service?

This is something we can provide for your event.

17.What happens to lost property?

If lost property is found by the catering team – when clearing the venue to leave or by the cleaning staff after the event we will then hold onto the belongings in a safe place and contact the client who has dealt with the event informing them in order for us to be able to return the belongings. We take no responsibility for lost proprety.

18.Is there disabled access to the Halls?

When entering the venue there are a couple steps however there is also a sloap and inside the main hall if guests wanted to go up to the balcony they can do so by the lift.