Looking for a Venue?

Lavant Memorial Hall is a well-appointed Village Hall situated in the South Downs National Park just outside Chichester in West Sussex. The hall overlooks one of the prettiest Village Greens in the county, with picturesque views of the South Downs and the Goodwood Estate. It offers an ideal venue for Private Parties, Wedding Receptions, Exhibitions, Craft Fayres and similar events.

The hall offers a variety of spaces that can be hired separately, or in combination, to provide greater flexibility. Please visit our “Facilities” pages for more details. It is licensed for entertainment, the playing of live and recorded music, and has a premises licence for the sale of alcohol, although this is not available for private functions. We recommend the use of a Temporary Event Notice if hirers wish alcohol to be sold during their hire.

Want to Hire?

Should you be interested in hiring, whether on a one-off, occasional or regular basis, please take a look at the Pricesand Make Bookings pages and then get in touch. An information leaflet is also available to download.


What's On?

The hall is regularly used for Meetings, Lectures, Classes, and various forms of Entertainment and Leisure. The "live" Hall Diary has all the details.  For more information about the role of the hall in the community visit our About page.

Thinking of Using the Green?

Please note that use of the Village Green is controlled by Lavant Parish Council and further information can be found here.

News  and Events

Coronavirus - the Hall is now fully open ...

from 19 July at Step 4. Please refer to our Covid-19 page which has more news and information about what constraints remain and how the Hall operates as a "covid-19 secure" facility. Whether you are a prospective customer or a regular user, please contact the Booking Secretary in the normal way to discuss hiring in the future.

A New Fire Alarm System  ...

has been installed by local company PA Fire Systems during our partial closure. The system comprises a comprehensive array of smoke and heat detectors with audible sounders and visual strobes throughout the building. There are alarm activation points at all the Hall exits. The system will provide an enhanced level of fire safety in line with current practice.

Work is starting on the new housing development...

at the top of Pook Lane on the football field.  In addition to the houses, a new football pitch is being created across the road from the Hall and some additional car parking spaces for hall users are being provided. We are liaising with the Parish Council and the developers to try to ensure there is minimal disruption to hall activities

The Bleaches Room ...

is the new name for the former Committee Room. The Bleach family have been associated with the hall for generations and the current caretaker, Tony Bleach, for over 50 years. During this time, supported by his wife Hazel, Tony has variously been the caretaker, cleaner and booking secretary, as well as the instigator of many aspects of hall life. To mark this exceptional family association the management committee recently decided to rename the Committee Room the "Bleaches" Room in their honour.


The address of the hall is:

Lavant Memorial Hall
Pook Lane
East Lavant
PO18 0AH

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