Meeting Venues

The following is a list of meeting venues available for hire in and near Debenham

Please Contact Us if you know of any corrections or additions - and, where appropriate, include location, capacity, price and contact details

Debenham Leisure Centre and adjacent Debenham Community Centre

These offer the best facilities in the village. Contact their web site for details (click on the links above).

Debenham High School

Out of hours use only, but good facilities such as the library, which the Debenham History Society uses for their meetings.
Contact: 01 728 860213

Debenham Primary School

As for High School. They have a useful size hall and separate dining hall.
Contact 01 728 860213

Debenham Library

The Library, situated at the Primary School, is available for hire outside opening hours. Tel: 01728 861940. WiFi is available. 

Dove Cottage

In the grounds of St Mary's Church. Available for meetings, parties, sales, etc. The meeting room is used for Debenham Parish Council meetings and many other activities.

The kitchen was refurbished in 2017. One toilet is available, adapted for disabled use. Only a very limited amount of parking is available adjacent to the cottage, in front of the church, but public parking is available at Cross Green nearby.

About 60 polypropylene chairs and 15 tables are available:

  • 7 small brown square 600 x 600 x 700h (2’ x 2’ x 2’ 3 ½”) laminate tops
  • 4 large brown rectangular 1220 x 600 x 700h (4’ x 2’ x 2’ 3 ½”) laminate tops
  • 2 blue Gopak not measured
  • 2 grey folding 6ft long, 29in (74cm) wide

Contact: Ray Watts, 01728 860255

Occold Village Hall

6 miles north of Debenham. Purpose built by Lottery Funding in 2009. Seating for 150-200 theatre style or 80-100 sit-down meal. Features include a stage area, spotlights, sprung dance floor, central heating, patio area, full disabled access, TV aerial, induction loop and free Wi-Fi. Bookings include use of the tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glasses, range cooker, frig, microwave, freezer and dishwasher. Adjacent to the Playing Field with fully equipped Play Area and adjoining The Beaconsfield Arms. 

Winston Schoolroom

Next to the church. Available for meetings and other functions. About 55 polypropylene chairs and 11 tables available:

  • 5 of 1980 x 810 (7’6” x 2’8”) plus trestle stands
  • 4 of 1850 x 760 x 700h (6’ x 2’6” x 2’ 3 ½”) Gopak
  • 2 of smaller Gopak not measured

There is a kitchen and toilets available. Parking is available. To hire, contact Kate Branch on 861004 (The Red House, Winston IP14 6LG or email See for a photograph of the outside.

Framsden Village Hall

The Village Hall is leased by the Parish Council from the Church of England and is used regularly for a wide variety of activities. To enquire about availability and to hire the hall contact: Mr Paul Samain, Thornfield, Birds Lane, Framsden Stowmarket IP14 6HR. Tel: 01473 890677, Email:

There is a small kitchen and two toilets. 12 tables are available and a number of chairs.

Location: The Street, Framsden, Stowmarket IP14 6HQ.

Parking: there is a small car park on The Street next to the hall.

Access: the hall is all on one level and access is straightforward. You may need to check the width of doorways for wheelchair access. There are no disabled toilets currently.

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