Our parish centre is furnished and equipped to a high standard and is ideal for staging family celebrations, community events, charity fundraisers and all kinds of meetings.It comprises a main room with a capacity of 200-230 and a very comfortable lounge bar capable of accommodating around 75 persons. For larger events these rooms can be joined by means of our third ‘through’ room.
Additionally we have a variety of meeting spaces, a fully operational kitchen, large stage and expansive storage facilities.
The centre is all on one level and has easy disabled access and toilet facilities.
We are able to offer the venue for hire most days and evenings and are confident you will find our tariffs and room hire great value for money. Because of the flexibility of the space and layout we can host most types of events. Here are some examples of events we typically host:
What we won’t do
Hirers are welcome to organise their own catering and banqueting or, if you wish, we can provide you with help and support about how to access this locally through our list of local suppliers.
We have particular rules about catering though which have been put together to ensure proper food safety and hygiene standards are maintained whatever you choose to do. Below is the extract from our Health and safety instructions which summarises the main conditions:
Parties and organisations preparing buffets and refreshments are not permitted to set out food more than three hours before the time of intended consumption and are asked to store at a safe temperature prior to this.
If you intend to organise your own catering we request you refer to the food safety guidelines for such found at food.gov.uk.
All food waste is to be tidied up and placed in bin bags, taken out of the building and disposed of properly after each event. Absolutely no food or waste is to be left in the building overnight.
We have a range of rules and conditions of use of the facilities whether you want to use the venue for a one-off event or are interested in a regular booking.
Conditions and rules for hire of the function room First we (the centre’s management) would like to tell you (the customer who is hiring our facilities) how welcome you are to use our facilities, however we have some rules and conditions that are designed to improve your safety and comfort and reduce any misunderstandings between ourselves. These are:
A. Licensing times
B. Noise outside the venue
C. Consumption of Alcohol
D. Aggressive or threatening behaviour
E. Food and drink
F. Deposits and charges
St Bernadette’s already hosts a number of events throughout the week;
Monday: Brownies Salsa Dancing (8 – 9.00pm)
Tuesday: Blind club
Wednesday: North Manchester Flying Club (monthly) Rainbows Catholic Women’s League (bi weekly)
Thursday: Irish and folk night
Saturday: Liberal school of dancing (children)
Sunday: Jaeger school of dancing (adults)
The table below shows a breakdown of the rates dependent on the type of event; the rooms you require and the times and day you prefer.
We are prepared to negotiate special rates and arrangements for particular events and causes where there is mutual benefit. Please get in touch for further details.
The rooms are available in any combination to enable groups and individuals to organise a space ideal for their particular needs. The table below is therefore not exhaustive - please call the booking line for a tailored quote. Booking fees are negotiable particularly for large parties, charities and community groups.
|GROUP OR USER||ROOM||TIMES||FEE||NOTES|
|Parish groups directly connected to public worship, education or the relief of poverty||Any||Any time||Free||For the definition of a parish group see below|
|Other parish groups||Any||Any time||Donation according to means|
|Private parties||Main room Or Lounge||Monday to Thursday||£20 per hour|
|Private parties||Main room Or Lounge||Friday Evening||£80||Plus £100 damage deposit (returnable)|
|Private parties||£120||Plus £100 damage deposit (returnable)|
|Private parties||£50||Plus £100 damage deposit (returnable)|
|Charities, community groups and non commercial organisations||Any||Any||By negotiation depending on status and objects.|
|Dance and exercise groups||Any time except Friday and Saturday evenings||£20 per hour||For Friday and Saturday evenings the rate is the same as a private party|
The definition of a parish group is one which is recognised by the parish priest or parish school as such and is either a registered charity or submits an account of its income, expenditure and assets to the parish priest or parish school at least annually.
We will not permit the hiring of the centre by individuals or organisations where the intention or affect of the event is to promote actions or ideas that are clearly contrary to the church's teachings or the law.
We do not allow eighteenth birthday parties to be held on our premises.
We reserve the right to refuse to accommodate an event (without notice or even after its commencement) if the hirer has deliberately and obviously mislead us to the nature of the event because they know that it may otherwise be refused or to gain a cheaper hire fee. (eg. Stating 'family party' when the intention is to hold an eighteenth or a where an event is put forward to us as being for the community or charity when its primary purpose is to make a profit for an individual or business.)
Get in touch to make a booking or to ask a questions
Phone: 0161 766 2116 or 07514541347 to speak to somebody directly
Text: 07514541347 and we’ll call or text you back
Call into the centre: the best day to come in is any Thursday evening after 8.30pm