The Perfect Venue for Your Special Event

The Whepstead Community Centre is the perfect venue for your upcoming event. Located just 7 minutes from Bury St Edmunds, our recently redecorated hall is an ideal space for parties, wedding receptions, caravan rallies or any other social gathering.

As the local community hub, our facilities are well-loved for hosting a variety of regular activities from keep fit classes to astronomy club meetings.
You can feel confident knowing that your event will benefit from our high-quality, well-maintained venue.

With capacity for 100 seated guests, 150 for dancing, or 150 in a theater-style set up, we can accommodate celebrations and functions of all sizes.
Wheelchair access, adapted toilets and an audio loop also ensure we are an inclusive space for all.

For your guests’ entertainment, the children’s play area located just outside the hall is perfect for keeping young ones occupied. Featuring new equipment suitable for varying abilities and wheelchair accessible picnic benches, no one will feel left out of the fun.

So if you’re looking for an affordable, centrally-located venue that offers top-notch facilities and amenities, look no further than the Whepstead Community Centre. Contact us today to book your special event. We guarantee you won’t find a better venue in or around Bury St Edmunds!

Please see the Hire Charges below:

Whepstead Community Centre Hall

Main Hall

Our spacious Main Hall is the perfect venue for your event. With a beautifully maintained parquet wood floor, it provides a lovely space for up to 100 guests when seated at tables for a sit-down meal. The hall can also accommodate 150 people for dancing the night away at a wedding reception or party. For performances or presentations, it offers theater-style seating for an audience of 150 and Wi-Fi access is also available. Within the main hall area is a bar allowing your guests to acquire drinks conveniently on-site. We hold a premises license, but hirers must engage a properly qualified individual if they wish to sell alcohol. Alternatively, if they choose to distribute alcohol for free, they must sign a disclaimer.

Whepstead Community Centre Kitchen


Our newly renovated kitchen in 2019 is fully equipped to handle large events. With commercial-grade appliances including two range cookers, a tall fridge, commercial dishwasher and hot water boiler, our facilities have everything needed to serve your guests. Additional amenities like a hot cupboard and small bain marie ensure food stays warm and tasty. The kitchen connects directly to modern toilet facilities, including disabled and baby changing areas. So whether you’re hosting a sit-down meal for 100 or need to prepare snacks for 150, our professional standard kitchen has the capacity to meet all your catering needs.

Whepstead Community Centre Play Area

Children’s play area

For events with young guests, our children’s play area is a great asset. Accessed directly from the main hall, it features new equipment suitable and accessible for all abilities. Parents will appreciate the two wheelchair accessible picnic benches providing shaded seating to supervise children. After working up an appetite on the play structures, families can spread out to the centre’s 3 acre playing field right outside. With this much outdoor space, kids can run free and burn off energy. So whether you’re hosting a kids party or wedding reception with children attending, our facilities offer fun and inclusive play options to keep the little ones entertained throughout your booking.

Whepstead Community Centre Meeting

Meeting Room

If you’re looking for a more intimate space, consider booking our meeting room. Seating up to 15 people comfortably around tables, this room is perfect for smaller gatherings, committee meetings, workshops and classes. Full Wi-Fi access is also available. In addition to the meeting space, hire of this room includes use of our fully equipped kitchen so you can prepare refreshments. You’ll also have exclusive access to toilet facilities during your booking.

Whepstead Community Centre Field

Outdoor Field Space

For larger celebrations and activities, we also have almost 3 acres of grassed field space available to rent. Perfect for summer fairs, family fun days, outdoor yoga classes or children’s parties, our fields provide plenty of room to spread out while still having access to the community centre’s indoor amenities. Host your event completely outdoors but give guests the option to use our facilities like the kitchen and toilets.

Whepstead Community Centre Location

Location, Location, Location

While enjoying a peaceful countryside setting, the Whepstead Community Centre hall is still conveniently located just a short 7 minute drive to the heart of Bury St Edmunds . At the venue, you’ll feel like you’ve escaped to a tranquil rural retreat. Nestled in beautiful Suffolk landscapes, our location provides the perfect backdrop for rustic-inspired celebrations. And although surrounded by rolling fields, we’re still close to major transport links like the A14 & B1066. Whether you want the convenience of being near amenities or the charm of hosting your event in an idyllic country setting, our location has the best of both worlds covered.


Parking (40 Spaces)
Wi-Fi Access
Accessible (Disabled Access)
Hearing Loop
Music Licence
Meeting Room
Play Area


Wedding Receptions
Private Functions & Parties
Groups & Social Events
Children’s Parties


Have any questions? We are always open to discussing your business, new projects, creative opportunities, and how we can help you.