Room hire

VAR is an ideal venue for your meetings and events with its location in Oakham, facilities for disabled users, easy access to public transport and free parking.

We have a range of rooms for hire to community groups and businesses spread across our two adjacent buildings.

Prices for all of rooms come with two bands - one for businesses and statutory bodies, and one for registered charities with a discounted rate.

THE VOLUNTEER CENTRE

Two large rooms able to seat 16-30 people, one with kitchen facilities. Many organisations have used our facilities for social events, group/business meetings, lunch clubs and hobby sessions over the years. The Centre has a warm, friendly atmosphere.

A variety of smaller rooms for 2 - 10 people for those smaller meetings or counselling sessions.

Barleythorpe Suite

The Barleythorpe suite is the largest room available in the Volunteer Centre. It has a kitchen attached, which can be used for catering for larger groups. A projector and screen is readily available, and the room is popular for weekly/monthly business or community group meetings and events. 

Capacity:        40 people around tables         60 people theatre style

Partition in the room can be pulled across to create two separate rooms of equal size.

Empingham room

The Empingham room is the first half of the Barleythorpe suite, which contains the kitchen. It is big enough to hold small meetings and group activities. 

Capacity:        26 people freestyle layout

                    13 people board room style

Ashwell room

This room is set up to hold smaller meetings.

Capacity:  8 people                max

Tinwell room

The Tinwell room is the second half of the Barleythorpe suite, which does not have the kitchen but can accommodate a bigger capacity. It is big enough to hold small meetings and group activities. 

Capacity:        30 people freestyle layout

                    15 people board room style

Whissendine room

This room is set up to hold smaller meetings.

Capacity:  8 people                max

Uppingham room

Capacity:  3 people max

Preston room

Capacity:  3 people max

Belton room

Capacity:  8 people max

THE GOVER CENTRE

Conference room

Is a modern, purpose-built environment, perfect for all your conference, corporate and community events, meetings, training sessions and even keep fit classes. It is situated on the ground floor with a small kitchen adjoined. This well-equipped room provides Wi-Fi, hearing loop, PA system, drop-down screen and projector. Kitchen attached.

Capacity:        40 people around tables         80 people theatre style