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COVID-19 UPDATE

Following Government advice to stay safe and protect the NHS, we are working hard to continue to deliver for you. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.

Venue Hire

Venue Hire

Due to the continued uncertainty around the current situation we are not taking any bookings at this time.


The Grade II listed Memorial Hall building can accommodate up to 170 guests, with the rooms available to be used in conjunction with each other or booked individually.

  • The Memorial Hall

    The Memorial Hall is the largest of the meeting rooms and can be used at full capacity to seat 170 people theatre-style, or 72 people cabaret-style and 52 people conference-style.

    It is a flexible space, and seating arrangements can be discussed at the time of booking. The room can also be used empty if required. There is a fully operational stage area with lighting rigs and AV presentation systems.

    The use of the kitchen area, next door to the Hall, is included in the hire rate. The kitchen is equipped with two dishwashers, two fridges and a cooker. Basic crockery, cutlery and glassware are also provided.

    The Memorial Hall is suitable for meetings, seminars, lectures, performances, panel discussions and training days. The main Hall is wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the stage.

  • Chanctonbury Meeting Room

    Located on the first floor of the Memorial Hall building, Chanctonbury is a bright day-lit room seating up to 16 people conference-style, 30 people theatre-style, and 32 cabaret-style.

    It is suitable for meetings, training days and seminars. A laptop, projector, flipchart and TV screen are included in the hire rate. Please note this room is not accessible by wheelchair.

  • Ditchling Meeting Room

    The Ditchling meeting room was a former classroom and is located on the upper first floor of the Memorial Hall building. It seats 12 people conference-style and 20 people theatre-style.

    It is suitable for meetings and training days. A laptop, projector, flipchart and TV screen are included in the hire rate. Please note this room is not accessible by wheelchair.

  • Mount Caburn Meeting Room

    Located on the ground floor of the Memorial Hall building, Mount Caburn seats 8 people conference-style and is wheelchair accessible. A 42-inch LCD Screen is included in the hire rate.

    • Catering

      We have a preferred caterer who is available to provide refreshments ranging from sandwich lunches to buffets. For further information, please contact our Bookings team.

    • Find us

      The South Downs Centre is located at the northern end of Midhurst, opposite the main bus station and North Street car park.

      There is limited visitor parking available on site but parking is available in the North Street public car park and there are regular bus services to Haslemere and Chichester.

      For further details, please see the Directions to the South Downs Centre page.

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