Facilities

Our Community Hall, is an environmentally friendly venue for all abilities in a delightful Highland village ideal for your meetings, clubs, seminars, conferences, parties, weddings, exhibitions and arts performances.

The Hall is in a quiet location next to woodland with plenty parking, yet is easily accessible from the A9 and A95. The nearest railway station is in Aviemore, a distance of six miles. The venue has a wide variety of rooms, all of which have WiFi.

Main hall

The main hall

The MAIN HALL is lined with natural wood for warmth and has an excellent acoustic. It is very flexible and can host a varied number of people depending on the floor plan and furniture. Standing room capacity is approx 500. There is a curtained stage area; a control room for sound and light, a modular stage (carpeted on one side) which can be set up in various formations or just as a level stage at a height of 300mm or 550mm. A three tier stage is also possible (pictured).

Three-tier staging

Three-tier staging

For conferences and concerts a different arrangement can be provided with the stage along a side wall and seating in a semi-circle around it (pictured). The depth of the stage can be organised to individual requirements.

Concert seating

Concert seating

Suitable stage lighting is installed. Laptops, digital projector and screen, flipcharts, white board, comprehensive stage lighting and sound system including radio microphones are all available. Technical assistance is also available by arrangement.

The lounge

The lounge

The LOUNGE is suitable for meetings of up to 60 people – a popular room for serving lunches and suppers, with an attractive outlook to Deshar Woods.

Red squirrels and a variety of birds are attracted to the feeders just outside the windows. Sliding doors open out onto a paved patio area.

The FOYER is a welcoming reception area that can also be used Bistro-style, for lunches and refreshments.

The foyer

The foyer

It’s warm and bright with velux windows. There’s a “buzz” about the foyer when people meet en route to their meetings or classes.

Check out the Community Art Wall Art above the office/bar serving area designed and made by members of our community depicting their favourite things in Boat of Garten.

COMMITTEE AND ART ROOMS, two smaller rooms for groups up to 20 people. The Art Room has 2 deep sinks and is suitable for a range of practical workshops. An acoustic door seperates the rooms which can be opened to enable the rooms to be used as a combined space. There is a flat screen TV with DVD player for groups to use.

The art gallery

The art gallery

The ART GALLERY/IT ROOM is another dual purpose room. As an art gallery it hosts local artists’ work for sale and as an IT Room, up to 8 people can use the hall’s laptops to ease their way into computer classes. Rooms can be hired individually, or you can opt for exclusive use of the whole building which gives you access to several break-out rooms.

KITCHEN: There is a spacious well-equipped kitchen and we are happy to discuss your catering

The kitchen

The kitchen

requirements with you and recommend a caterer if necessary.

Equipment

We can provide a selection of equipment to enhance your event including laptops, digital projector and screen, sound and lighting equipment.

Room sizes and capacities

Stage Area

Main Hall

Lounge

Art Gallery

Art Room

Committtee Room

Combined Room

Foyer

Youth Room

Dimensions (metres)
Length

5

16.9

9.7

7.4

4.3

4.3

4.3

10.2

4.2

Width

9.8

9.8

6.5

3.6

4.9

3.8

8.7

5.2

3.5

Area – m²

49

166

63

27

21

16

37

53

15

Capacities (approx)
Theatre style

200

60

20

15

10

25

~

10

Cabaret style

170

50

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No furniture

400

100

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100

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Floor plan

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