Although this website is aimed at couples intending to hold their wedding ceremony at the Minerva Masonic Hall, the building is also available for hire for a wide variety of other functions as well as group activities i.e. keep-fit, weight-watchers, art class etc.

Christenings. Although we are licences to hold Christenings, the parents will need to obtained the services of a Priest of Vicar.

Parties of any kind i.e.: Birthday parties, (but under 18 year birthday parties please speak to our Events Coordinator, details below or in Contact); Engagements; Retirement; Children’s parties; social events. Our function room is also available to hire for conferences and training.

The function room is equipped with an up-to-date sound system which can be linked to most media i.e. laptop, MP3 etc. A data projector and screen are also fitted for use when the required.

For parties and social events we can offer either a full Silver-Service sit down meal, or a Buffet Menu.  The Silver-Service includes a choice from the below menu, waitress service and includes the Standard Room Charge.  The Buffet menu is ‘self-service’ but does not include the Standard Room Charge.

Our Standard Room Charge is £100 per sessions i.e. 12 noon – 1800 or 1900 – midnight.

Our hire rates are very reasonable, just call Gail, the Events Coordinator on 01482 651492 or email:

Silver-Service Menu


Choice of the following:
Cream of Tomato Soup, Roll and Butter.
Cream of Vegetable Soup, Roll and Butter.
Leek and Potato Soup, Roll and Butter.
Alexander Cocktail.
Salmon & Smoked Salmon Pate with Salad Garnish 7 Melba Roast.
Fishcake with Tzatziki Dip & Salad Garnish.


Choice of the following:
Fillet of Chicken Bonne Femme, sauté potatoes, baton carrots & garden peas.
Roast sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, baton carrots and broccoli spears.
Roast loin of Pork, apple sauce, sage and onion stuffing balls, minted new potatoes, cauliflower gratin and garden peas.
Poached Salmon in white wine sauce, minted new potatoes and roasted vegetables.
Roast Gammon and pineapple, potato gratin and seasonal vegetables.
Roast leg of Lamb, baby new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


Choice of the following:
Fresh fruit Cheesecake.
Eton Mess.
Raspberry Panna cotta.
Apple pie with crème anglaise.
Lemon Bread and Butter puidding with brioche and fresh cream.
Chocolate sponge pudding with chocolate sauce.

Freshly brewed Coffee or Tea and mints.

The cost of meals does depend upon the number of diners but a typical three course meal with silver-service for 60 guests would be in the region of £1320 excluding drinks.  Our House Manager will be pleased to discuss your requirements and arrange any special needs.  He will also be happy to arrange a Disco or other live entertainment.

Buffet Menu

Menu 1 (£8.50)
Assorted Open and Closed Sandwiches
Selection of Wraps
Assorted Quiche slices
Cocktail rolls
Pork pie.

Menu 2 (£11.50)
Assorted Open and Closed Sandwiches
Selection of Wraps
Assorted Quiche slices
Cocktail rolls
Pork pie
Assorted flavoured Chicken drumsticks
Seasoned Potato Wedges.

Additional Items

A selection of mixed Canapés may be added to the above buffet menus.
These include:
Samosas, mini onion Bhaji, Sea food mixture, Crab Canapés, smoked Salmon, vegetable Crudités.

A selection of desserts can be added to the above menus. These include:
Mini Fruit Tartlets, Profiteroles, Strawberry Jam Scones, Raspberry Cheesecake & Chocolate Fudge.

Freshly brewed coffee or Tea & Mints (£1.00)

All courses are prepared in our kitchens by our professional chef. All catering requirements can be catered for.