St Ambrose's Parish Centre
Borromeo Room

This modern building offers an ideal location for group meetings or private functions, such as birthday, engagement and Baptism/Christening parties; baby showers; wedding receptions; and funeral gatherings.


Borromeo Hall:

This is a large, well-lit room, with a capacity of 120 guests, and is part-carpeted with a wooden dance floor.  There are comfortable furnishings, with the flexibility to arrange the chairs and tables as required.  There is also now a bar hatch.  This room is shown in the photo above.

Montini Room:

This is a meeting area, seating around 20 guests, that can be screened off from the main hall by a concertina door.  Access is via the Borromeo Hall.  It has a modular table that can be arranged to your needs, and a music system cupboard.


Also available with both of the rooms described above is a well-equipped kitchen, which offers tea- and coffee-making facilities, two ovens, a hob and a fridge, plus plenty of crockery and cutlery.  There are hatches from the kitchen to both of these rooms.


Adams Lounge:

This room, which can hold up to 80 guests, is the main bar area.  It offers a good selection of beers and wines.  There are also several darts boards, a pool table and children's activities available.  It is open to the public on Sundays from 12 noon to 2 pm and again from 7 pm to 10 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 pm to 10 pm; and Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to 11 pm.


Wheatley Room:

This is a meeting area, seating around 15 guests.  Access is via the Adams Lounge.  There is a large TV on the wall, which can be used for presentations.

Also available, for all guests, is the car park, accessible from Leswell Street, just off the main Birmingham Road.  During certain times, especially the school terms and coinciding events, it can become very busy.


Hire charges:


For the first hour, it costs 11; for every hour thereafter, the cost is 6 an hour.  This is the same regardless of the venue.


On Friday nights, there is a flat fee of 60; on Saturday nights, the price is 80.  Both of these rates apply from 5 o'clock to midnight.


If the bar is required outside its opening times, the charge is 10 an hour.  There is also the option of having food provided for an extra charge; this must be arranged with the independent caterer.


A booking is considered only provisional until a completed form and a deposit of at least 50% of the hire cost are received at St Ambrose's Rectory.  Anything outstanding is to be paid no later than 14 days before the event.  In addition, an indemnity payment of 25 is required for each booking, irrespective of which room is hired.  This will be returned within 10 days if the room is left as found, no damage has been caused, and no money is owed.  The only payment methods for private hirers are cash and cheque; for regular corporate hirers, there is the option to pay by bank transfer.



For bookings or further information, please ring Joel Douglas, the Bookings Secretary, on 07513 295817, or send a message to bookings.stambrose@gmail.com.

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