About the venue
Sir James Hawkey Hall was the civic hall for the former borough of Wanstead and Woodford, that was opened in March 1955 by Sir Winston Churchill. Its grand mid-century decor and commemorative historical items lend an impressive backdrop for your function.
The venue includes the main hall, smaller side hall, large foyer, dressing rooms, green room, ladies lounge/prayer room, kitchens, servery and large stage; making it ideal for a wide range of functions and events.
Hawkey Hall is perfect venue to hire for any event you have in mind. We cater to all, from Weddings and Receptions to live theatre and performances, with a large stage, lighting rig and sound equipment available. If you are looking for a flexible, quality venue, please get in touch with our friendly team, who are available to discuss your requirements and will make sure you receive the best possible service. From taking your booking right up until the big day itself, we are here to help.
We are licensed to host Civil Ceremonies, Civil Partnerships, Vow Renewal and Naming Ceremonies. Click here for more information about registration services in Redbridge.
Thinking of hiring our space?
Our dedicated bookings team are on hand to help.
- Awards Ceremonies
- Private Functions
- Team Building Courses
- External caterers welcome
- Full Kitchen
- Dressing Rooms
- Dressing Rooms with showers
- Grand Piano
- Licenced for Weddings and Civil Partnerships
- PA Sound Equipment
- Stage Lighting
- Tables & Chairs
To make a booking, please get in touch with our dedicated bookings team who are on hand to help. Here are the best ways to get in touch, please ensure to provide us with as much information as possible so we can provide you with the bespoke support.
- You can complete our venue hire enquiry form online at the bottom of this page
- You can contact our team on 0208 708 2858 from 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday.
Once we have received your enquiry, the team will check availability and get you booked in.
Our prices can vary depending on whether your hire is taking place at a peak/off-peak time. To request pricing, please get in touch with a member of our dedicated bookings team who are on hand to help.
There is a free car park at Sir James Hawkey Hall that can accommodate up to 40 cars, you will find this behind the barrier at the entrance to the hall.
For events that require more parking, there is a large pay and display car park next to the hall which is free in the evenings and on weekends. For up to date times, please click here.
When you make your enquiry, a member of our team will be assigned to you as your point of contact. You will be able to direct all questions to them.
Are you interested in arranging a viewing or booking the venue for your event? Contact our dedicated venue team today and find out how we can help you.