The Almshouses Hall

The Almshouses chapel was renovated and upgraded in 2012 and now offers a centrally-situated, beautifully light and airy Hall for hire at very reasonable rates. Set in beautiful grounds, the Chapel is appropriate for a wide variety of uses: e.g. day or evening classes, business meetings (wi-fi available), and small, intimate social gatherings.


The Hall, which is newly carpeted, is equipped with five large tables, two low "coffee" tables, and a new set of 50 matching upholstered chairs. All of these can be easily arranged in different configurations, or stacked away, to suit the occasion.

The kitchen is suitable both for the preparation of drinks and light snacks, and for outside caterers to finish and present a prepared meal of several courses. It has two ovens, fridge/freezer, tea urn, plate warmer, and a large selection of cutlery, glasses and tableware.

There is a WC on the ground floor, suitable for disabled users, and the entrance doors are level with the ground allowing easy wheelchair access.

Hire Charges

£12 per hour (Charity organisations: £9 per hour)

How to Book

Please contact the Clerk to the Trustees on 01799 513914 (Mon, Wed, Fri 9-12), or at clerk@saffronwaldenalmshouses.org.uk, to discuss your requirements and request a booking form.


Almshouses Hall users are requested to park in nearby Swan Meadow Car Park (access via Bridge Street/New Pond Lane), from where it is a two-minute walk via Park Lane through to the Almshouses, as parking on-site is very limited.