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Venue Information

The Markwell Studio is situated in the centre of the town of Bishop's Stortford in the pretty Castle Gardens. The Studio is ideal for small functions, Wi-Fi will soon be available.  

To hire, contact Tracey Gaynor on 01279 715004 ( or for regular bookings contact Anne Shirley on 01279 712146 (

Please note the following:-

The venue CANNOT facilitate any bouncy castles/inflatables.

The Markwell Studio hall is a lovely bright hall that can hold up to the maximum of 48 people seated, 60 standing (this capacity is for guidance only and does not take into account any space taken up by tables, or your entertainer).  There is a small servery area to the side of the hall from which you can serve refreshments.  There is a kettle, teapot, mugs, small plates, glasses and serving platters however please note there are NO cooking facilities on site: there is NO oven, hob or microwave.

Dog training sessions are not permitted in this venue. Only Guide Dogs permitted in the venue.

16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th or 21st birthday parties are permitted at this venue. 

Parties ages 12+ are required to leave a £300 cash damage deposit.

The use of helium balloons, paper lanterns and naked flamed candles are not permitted at this venue.

In the unlikely event that there is a problem with the key to the Markwell Studio, please contact the Tourist Information Centre, in the Town Centre, they have spare keys and are open on Saturdays between 10:00-16:00hrs, contact telephone number 01279 715001.

Pricing :
Pricing per hour
Hirer Markwell Studio
Private Hire & Registered Charity* £7.92
Senior Citizens Clubs, U3A* £7.92
Commercial* £9.50
All Hirers - after 6pm on Weekends/PublicHolidays £12.67
Use of recorded music (per session): £1.50
*except after 6pm on Weekends/PublicHolidays
Room Information :
Room Capacity (people) Dimensions
Studio 60 standing or 48 seated
6 x Tables 1220W X 610D x743H mm & 48 x Adult Chairs
6 x Children's Tables & 24 x Children's Chairs for age 4-7 years

The Causeway Bishop’s Stortford Herts

CM23 2EL
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2nd Tuesday every month Drop-in Coffee Morning with donations to Isabel Hospice, open to anyone who would like company, conversation, quiz, and cake with occasional entertainment and trips ..  Contact Renee Friend 07977 126402 



Markwell Studio Hall
floor plan without servery