Snodland Community Centre is a popular venue for a wide range of community events. It aims to provide a good quality facility at a competitive price.

Interested? Then, click the links below to find out more.

The main hall, which was opened in 1987, has successfully hosted hundreds of discos, parties and weddings over the years. It is accessed from the entrance facing the field.

The size of two badminton courts, the main hall is a well-lit, spacious facility that can cater comfortably for large numbers of people. It can accommodate up to 300 people if they are sat down in rows. For less formal events where guests are sat round tables and there is a space for dancing, a comfortable number is around 150. Hirers also have access to numerous chairs and tables.

Despite its size, an intimate atmosphere can be created when the lights are turned off, the curtains are pulled and the wall lights are switched on.

The hall also boasts a sizable stage, which is ideal for a disco and is large enough to cater for live bands. Attached to the stage are changing rooms, which is useful for performers or amateur dramatics to prepare.

As well as all this, the Centre boasts a licensed bar with a wide range of drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, all competitively priced.

There is also a large kitchen with two serving hatches, an oven, microwave and a fridge freezer. A water heater and ample cups and saucers are also provided.

As one hirer has commented:

"The hall was brilliant, fantastic size, excellent facilities, would definitely use again and have recommended it also. "   (S. Reid)

In 2014 a new set of function rooms were opened at Snodland Community Centre. Accessed via its own entrance facing the car park, the Paddlesworth Rooms offer  more intimate surroundings for a smaller gathering. Even so, it is still quite a large space and can comfortably accommodate 80 to 100 people.

The new area is divided into two distinct spaces - a carpeted, fully furnished lounge leading onto a patio facing the North Downs, and a room with wood effect vinyl flooring which can be used for dancing, wedding breakfasts, meetings etc.

The facility has proved very popular for younger children's parties. Despite its lower ceiling it can accommodate smaller bouncy castles and soft play.

It is served by its own bar, small kitchen and toilets, which include disabled facilities.

This facility is ideal for small gatherings. Accessed via the doors facing the field, it is fully carpeted and can accommodate up to 20 people. By rearranging the furniture, it can be used for small formal meetings or less structured events. Over the years, it has been used for committee meetings, craft activities, creative writing groups, health related drop-ins and even a funeral wake.

Competitively priced, the Downsview Lounge also has access to the main kitchen of the community centre where there is a water heater and ample crockery for refreshments.

The booking number is 07714998127. 

If there is no reply, please leave a text. So we can sort out your enquiry efficiently and quickly, please supply the following information:  

  • date of event being planned
  • alternative dates if first date is unavailable
  • length of hire
  • when the hire is to begin and end
  • type of event being planned e.g. children's party, conference, wedding etc.
  • approximate numbers attending event
  • type of activities being planned if a children's party.  PLEASE NOTE: ball games and shooting activities are not allowed in the main hall
  • any special requests

Alternatively, send an email

We aim to get back to you as soon as possible after you have made contact. If you have not heard after 48 hours, then please send a text to remind us.

If we are able to book your event, we shall send you an email with all the details of your booking and two forms - a booking form along with the terms and conditions of your hire.

Your booking will be held for seven days to give you time to complete and return the forms with a non-returnable deposit.  When you have done this, your booking will be secured. The deposit is usually one third of the total cost of the hire. 

We accept cash or cheque for payment. If you prefer to pay us online, this is acceptable, but we do ask for a screenshot as proof of your payment. An email will then be sent as your receipt.

At least two weeks before the event, the balance will be paid along with a £150 damage bond, which is returnable, providing there are no issues.

The Centre does not employ full-time staff and is dependent upon the efforts of volunteers. However, if you wish to visit the centre to assess whether it will be suitable for what you are planning, we usually have someone available most Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and noon.

Please contact us beforehand so we can arrange the visit. We shall be delighted to meet you.

Snodland Community Association is  keen to host as many different community activities as possible at the Community Centre and with the additional facility of the Paddlesworth Rooms, there has never been a better time to organise a new activity.  So if you did not see an activity that took your fancy on our clubs page, then you would be most welcome to set up your own group?

Whether you’re interested in martial arts, a Pilates class, an amateur dramatics group or whatever, we may very well have the facilities to suit your interests.

For the energetic, the Centre offers a large hall with changing rooms and showers. For the thespians, the Centre possesses a good sized stage, which can be accessed from both sides and is linked to dressing rooms.

For the smaller groups, the Centre also has a lounge or small meeting room ideal for gatherings of a limited number of up to about twenty.

Snodland Community Centre is not council run. It is financed solely by the efforts of Snodland Community Association, a registered charity.

While the Association does employ a few people in a part-time capacity, it is also dependent upon volunteers, which means that the community centre is very much ‘run by the community for the community.’

By becoming a member of the Association, you not only provide a valuable source of income that helps to meet the substantial costs of the community centre, but also become involved in the running of the Centre. In other words, it gives you a say in how it is run. Finally, fully paid up members enjoy a cheaper rate when they hire the centre once they have been members for six months.

The annual fees are:

  • Family     £5
  • Individual    £4
  • Junior (under 16)    £1.50
  • Senior Citizens     £2
  • Associate members    £4
  • Clubs    £20*

* please note that clubs can only be organised by  fully paid up members of the Association

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