The Schoolroom is a hall attached to the Chapel. It was built in 1882 and, with its domed ceiling set with coloured glass and its ornate cornice decorated with tall flowers and foliage, it is a beautiful place in which to hold events. It measures 22 feet by 46 feet, with a stage at one end and seats up to about 70 people. It is available for hire by social, spiritual and educational groups who are in sympathy with the ethos of the Chapel as well as by individuals. There is also a small meeting room suitable for use by 8-10 people.
Hall Hire Policy
The premises are available for hire by local charities, community groups and local faith groups, who must broadly support the Unitarian values of equality, tolerance and social justice. Hall use is in line with Chapel policies and at the discretion of the Trustees. They do not accept bookings from purely commercial organisations or for party political meetings. The hall including the kitchen is also available for private functions, such as wedding receptions and funeral gatherings. However, there are separate arrangements and fees for wedding receptions.
All hall users are asked to comply with the Chapel’s terms and conditions of use, which mainly deal with health and safety issues, and to sign an indemnity form for insurance purposes. Please note that external groups use the facilities, including the kitchen, at their own risk and the organisers are responsible for the safety of their participants/guests. It is suggested that groups consider taking out their own insurance and produce their own risk assessments and safeguarding policies for small private functions. Separate arrangements and fees apply.
For the Schoolroom:
£12.00 per hour
£30.00 for 3 hours
£50 one-off evening events (must vacate by 9.30pm)
£60.00 all day
For the Small Meeting Room:
£6.00 per hour
This room can hold 8-10 people.
Payment by cash or cheque made out to Kendal Unitarian Chapel.
How to Book
Enquiries are welcome, and you are free to look round the premises. To arrange, and check availability, contact the building manager, John Campbell.
There is disabled access and toilet (which also has baby-changing facilities). There is a loop system and free wifi. There is no car park. There is a small domestic kitchen to use, and outside caterers are also welcome. The chapel does not have a licence to sell alcohol, but alcohol may be consumed at private events.