Hire Charges

Current Prices (with effect from 1 September 2017)

Costs for room hire are exempt from VAT.

Main Meeting Room
2 Hours

Evenings only

3 Hours 4 Hours All Day

9am-5pm

Band A £51.50 £61.50 £71.50 £121
Band B £33.50 £43.50 £53.50 £87
The Garden Room, Library and Committee Room
2 Hours 3 Hours 4 Hours All Day

9am-5pm

Band A £33.50 £38.50 £43.50 £71,50
Band B £25 £30 £35 £56.50
Equipment (Subject to availability)
Flip Chart Stand Free
Flip Chart Paper and Pens £5
Digital Projector and Screen £10 per single session, £20 per day, £60 per week.

Band A: Polling Station, commercial organisations, large organisations.
Band B: Charities, providers of health or social care, voluntary organisations, self-funded groups charging for membership or admission, small community businesses (eg yoga teacher, tutor).

Please note that these banding criteria are guidelines. Banding is agreed by our Finance and Property Committee advised by the Warden.

Discounts
We keep our rates low and therefore do not normally offer additional discounts. However, a 10% discount is given to those who book 10 or more weekly sessions at once.

We may occasionally agree a time-limited discount for activities in line with Quaker values, if an organisation is having real difficulty in meeting the costs. If you think that your work justifies a discount, you may make a written application addressed to the Convenor of the Finance and Property Committee, Milton Keynes Quaker Meeting, describing the work and ethos of your organisation and explaining why you need a reduced charge.

The minimum period chargeable for any hire in one of the small rooms is 2 hours.

The minimum period chargeable for any hire in the main meeting room is 3 hours during the day and 2 hours in the evening.

Hours booked must include time needed to set-up the room as you would like it and return it to the state in which you found it.

Sessions of over 4 hours’ duration will be charged at the full day rate. A full day runs from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Sessions of between 2 and 4 hours’ duration will normally be expected to fit into a morning, afternoon or evening.

Special rates can be arranged for the occasional hire of the entire building.

Kitchen: There is no charge to use the kitchen for light refreshments on the basis that hirers leave the kitchen clean and tidy.

Equipment: A flip chart stand and eight folding tables are available without charge on prior request. Flip chart paper and pens can be provided for £5. A digital projector and screen can be provided for an additional charge of £10 per session, £20 per day or £60 per week.

Hearing loop: The main meeting room has a built-in hearing loop.

Cancellations: Hirers are asked to give as much notice of cancellations as possible. Cancellations of any confirmed booking made within one week or less of the date of the event will result in the full charge being made.

Charges are subject to review annually and 6 weeks’ notice will be given to existing hirers of changes made.

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