H. Douglas Boyce Village Hall
Previously known as Village Hall, the building name was dedicated on September 15, 2020 in honour of the Village's first Clerk and Treasurer, Harold Douglas (Doug) Boyce. Read more about that here.
The rental fee is $25 per hour, with a mimimum 3 hour mimum rental, and a daily maximum rate of $250. If you would like access to our kitchen (closed until April 2024), there is an extra flat rate fee of $25 per half day (6 hours or less) or $50 per full day.
The rental fee is payable by cash or cheque at the Village Office. We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM daily.
Hall capacity is 160 persons for events without alcohol, or 150 persons when alcohol is served. 27 tables, 160 chairs are available with the rental.
The measurement of the hall is approximately 38’ x 60’. The hall is heated/air conditioned.
The hall is wheelchair accessible including a wheelchair accessible entrance, washroom, and stage.
Wi-Fi and audio/visual system
The hall is equipped with public wi-fi access. Hall users can access the wi-fi via instructions on site (via Facebook login, or ask for code).
The hall is equipped with a computer, stero amplifier (wired and wireless microphones available) and a Crestron brand presentation system on stage. The Crestron presentation system uses a powered wall screen and ceiling mounted projector. Renters can connect to the Crestron presentation system with the existing computer via connected HDMI, or bring their own device and connect via HDMI or VGA cords, or through downloading Crestron's AirMedia wireless projection app or computer software.
The Village Hall is a registered kitchen facility. The kitchen has a large amount of countertop/preparation space, serving counter with roll-up door opening to the hall, a standard fridge, large commercial fridge, and a commercial range/oven, sink, and dishwasher with dish pass through and rinsing area.
For events open to the public, no food is permitted to be served unless food preparation is performed by a caterer with a valid food hygiene safety course or unless it is made in another registered kitchen. Food is not permitted to be prepared and brought in by individual renters of the facility, unless it is prepared in a restaurant or other registered kitchen, if the food is being consumed by the public. If event is private and for members only, the mentioned regulations do not apply.
The use of kitchen tools, dishes, and utensils are accessible to approved catering groups only. Coffee perks are available to users of the Village Hall upon request.
Bar service requires the renter to complete a Nova Scotia Special Occasion Liquor License, The Bar Service Policy Agreement and all applicable fees by the renter. Forms are available at the Village Office. Bible Hill Fire & Emergency manages bar service, at a cost of $300 per event. Absolutely no liquor permitted otherwise.
Decorations shall not be placed at a height exceeding 10 feet. It is also the responsibility of the renter to ensure nothing is left in the hall overnight.
Any person engaging the hall is responsible for any damage that occurs to the premises. The hall renter is also responsible to see that parking does not occur on the east end of the property which would impede the fire vehicles in case of emergencies.
Facility rental agreement
For more information on hall availability please contact the Village Office at:
Phone: (902) 893-8083