Category Archives: Hall Hires

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue …

Looking for a wedding venue? Something a “bit different?” A “blank canvas” onto which you can project your wishes and whims, be it a hoe-down something more Jazz Age or just a plain old country idyll? Well look no further, as Garvald Village Hall really does tick all the boxes.

The Hall is “something old,” something very old in fact. The building was constructed as a Free Kirk over 150 years ago, and is listed with Historic Scotland because of its many period features. The orchard in front is filled with mature fruit trees, but there is still enough space for a small marquee should you want to say your vows outside …

The Hall has “something new” though, many things actually. It has been extensively but considerately modernised over the years, and made totally accessible to wheelchairs. The kitchen is of particular note, with large work services and a commercial hob. It has enabled both professional and amateur caterers to turn out everything from finger buffets to fine dining. Guests don’t go hungry in Garvald!

The Hall was given to the Village, and is now managed by a Trust run by local volunteers. If hired for a wedding, it is effectively “something borrowed” from Garvald – and don’t worry, the residents are happy enough to share. Moreover, the hire charge is akin to a charitable donation. The Trust will plough every penny back into maintenance and upkeep. So when you re-visit a few years hence, hopefully with some wee ones, the Hall will still be secure, looking lovely and ready to jog your memories …

“Something blue?” The sky of course, as the weather can be glorious in East Lothian. And if you don’t believe, just look at the pictures on the rest of this website. There’s proof!

Should any of this have piqued your interest, and got you thinking that Garvald Village Hall might just be the wedding venue for you, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Click here to contact the volunteer in charge of bookings. They will be able to answer any questions, and give you even more ideas. Cheers!

Table tennis

Come and play table tennis at Garvald Village Hall!

Garvald residents: U16s 50p per person, Over 16s £1 per person.
Non-residents: Normal hall hire rates apply.

Pick up the hall key and table tennis rules/guidelines from the village hall key holders (as listed on the Village Hall noticeboard).