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Conferences, Exhibitions, Sports Tournaments and Celebrations


Providence is set on the edge of the Peak District with beautiful views of Kinder peak, its refurbished Rathbone Hall is an ideal venue for a wide range of events and activities, along with the Stafford Hall, they each have seperate accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

                                                       Rathbone Hall                                                   Playroom                    Stafford Hall

There are in addition two smaller more intimate meeting rooms, and also a free car park. Providence is an ideal, versatile venue for your event or activity.

Conferences and Seminars
Our current schedule shows bookings from 2 hours upwards. We can accommodate your requirements, whether it is for a few hours, half day, full day or several days.  All of the rooms are versatile for different layouts and seating configurations, the number of delegates usually dictates the size but you are encouraged to view Providence for yourself.

For small intimate gatherings, the Handford room is ideal with informal seating available if you wish. 

For a grander affair, you may wish to consider our largest room, the Rathbone Hall, which has its own separate toilet and kitchen area facilities.

There is also the Stafford Hall which is carpeted and again has separate toilet and kitchen work area. All rooms have a number of electrical sockets for your own equipment.

Exhibitions and Fairs
These are run throughout the year by groups from the community and the Church. For instance 'Made in New Mills' fair held at least twice a year and is very popular and well attended.

Community Letting

Kitchen facilities included in the hire charge.

Commercial Letting

Provision of tea/coffee during the day can be provided for a charge of £1 per person per day.
Hot and Cold buffet lunches can be arranged via local caterers, please ask for details.
Negotiable rates for multiple bookings.

                                      Size                                          Capacity

                                                                                 Seated                                  Seated at tables

Stafford Hall            77 x 48ft (11.28 x 14.63)                  120                                              60  
Handford room        15.8 x 18ft (4.82 x 5.5m)                   15                                                -
Rathbone Hall         40 x 44 ft (12.19 x 13.4m)                150                                              90
Play room               22.6 x 18.5ft (6.9 x 5.63m)                35                                              20

Rates per minimum 2 hr hire then hourly pro rata

The Rathbone Hall can be hired for children's parties £50 for 2 hrs plus a free 30 minutes either side of booking, includes the use of soft play equipment, slides and ride alongs or sports equipment. Why not hire your own D.J. or band, Bouncy castle or entertainer!   Ask for details.

Community groups
charities &
voluntary groups

public & commercial

Handford Room     
 £12 per 2 hrs
£18 per 2 hrs   
£54 per day *
Rathbone Hall
 £25 per 2 hrs
£40 per 2 hrs
£120 per day *

 Play Room
 £14 per 2 hrs
£20 per 2 hrs
£60 per day *
Stafford Hall
 £25 per 2 hrs
£40 per 2 hrs 
£120 per day *

 Free Free
£12 per day
*Per day is a maximum of 10hrs per session, a charge will be made for additional hrs.