Picture of the Bandstand

The Bandstand on Sworders Field is available free of charge for amateur and charitible groups. It can be used informally for impromptu performances at any time (unless there is a booking), however if you plan to advertise your event and in all cases for commercial performances you will need to book in advance.
Electricity is now available via two x 16 amp commando sockets. A £6.00 charge will be levied for this facility. 

Bishop's Park Community Centre

Bishop's Park Community Centre offers two rooms which can be joined together for larger functions. There is a bar area in both rooms, and a modern kitchen. Suitable for disabled and elderly. 

Council Chamber (Conference Suite)

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The Council Chamber is the venue in the centre of town, for your board meeting or corporate training event. It can accommodate up to 25 people in the Chamber, 8 people in the adjacent Meeting Room.

Havers Community Centre

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Havers Community Centre offers two rooms which can also be joined into one large room. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU WISH TO HIRE THE ENTIRE HALL YOU NEED TO BOOK BOTH THE LARGER SIDE OF THE HALL AND THE SMALLER SIDE OF THE HALL. There is also a committee room for quiet meetings, yoga or meditation. Suitable for the elderly and disabled. Rates from £5 per hour.

Market Square

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Market Square is 12m (width) x 10m (depth) and is on a slight slope. Individual pitches are 3mx3m.

Pitches are available on Market days (Thursday to Saturday with Sunday option to trade).

For enquiries about this space please visit our Market page.

Please Note: The use of helium balloons and paper lanterns are not permitted.

Markwell Studio

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The Markwell Studio is situated in the centre of the town of Bishop's Stortford in the pretty Castle Gardens.

Monastery Garden

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An enclosed private garden in the Town Centre suitable for weddings, garden parties, outdoor theatre and similar events.

St Michaels Mead Community Centre

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Venue Information

The Community Centre at St Michaels Mead is a purpose built hall, incorporating a stage, suitable for theatre productions and concerts.

Sworders Field

Picture of Sworders Field

A large, open field immediately adjacent to the Town Centre suitable for major public events (concerts, festivals, carnival, fairs etc) or smaller activities.