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Community Spaces for Hire

YMCA Essex has room hire spaces available in both Colchester and Chelmsford.

Please note that we are a no nut setting at any of our locations, so if you hire any of our spaces, please do not permit any form of nuts to be consumed on our grounds – this is to make sure our service users are not put at risk of harm.


Our Colchester Hall is available to hire. To do so, you’ll need to complete your details via Hallmaster.

Room charges:
Rooms are charged at £20 per hour, £75 for half a day (5 hours use), £145 for all day.

There is a refundable deposit of £250 for adult parties and a refundable deposit of £50 for children’s parties.

Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of cleared payment which can be made by BACs, cheque/ card or cash payment made to Colchester office during weekday business hours.


Click here to see how to use our screen partition at the Colchester Activity Centre.



If you are interested in hiring one of our rooms in Chelmsford, please contact anna.gibbs@ymcaessex.org.uk

Charles Peters Lounge – Conference Suite

This room can seat a maximum of 35 people (theatre style) or 15 people (boardroom style).


Room charges: Please contact us for fees.

This room is only available during our peak hours, unless you are a regular booker and we can allocate you a key to open and close up the building.

We also have a large hall available to hire

Terms and Conditions

As you would expect, there are some terms and conditions for hiring any of our rooms and this would be sent to you at time of hire.

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