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Frequently Asked Questions

The Wickham Centre will always be pleased to answer any of your questions by email or 'phone.  To save you time, we have listed some of the most common questions asked by our Centre users.

Can I bring alcohol to my event?

Unfortunately, you cannot bring alcohol into the Centre.  However, if there was a special wine that you wanted to bring in, for perhaps a toast, this would be permitted but a corkage charge of £5 per bottle would be levied.  We do have a wine list and there is a static and mobile bar available for events, with prices that are surprisingly competitive.

Nevertheless, always talk to us first to discuss your specific requirement. 

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How do I book a room?

In the first instance, call the Centre to get immediate availability.  If the room you want is occupied we will offer the next suitable alternative.

If you have booked a room for a succession of dates and, for whatever reason, we have to move you another room you will always be given a better room but at the originally agreed price.

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How much notice do I need to give if I need to cancel my booking?

We understand that sometimes things change and your booking will need to be amended, changed or even cancelled. 

To amend or change your booking there is no penalty.

Cancellations will incur the following room hire charges:

22 days before the event, no fee;
between 15 and 21 days before the event, 25% of room hire charges;
between 8 and 14 days before the event, 50% of room hire charges;
between 3 and7 days before the event, 75% of room hire charges;
and between 2 and 7 days before the event, 100% of room hire charges.

This is not the same for big events for example weddings.

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Is there free Car Parking available at the Centre?

Yes, there is free car parking for 140 vehicles to the front, rear and side of the building.  All parking areas surrounding the Centre are monitored by CCTV surveillance.  The parking facilities are at your own risk and no responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to vehicles.

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What is included in the room hire price?
  • Tables and chairs are included in the room hire price and will be set up to your prefered layout.
  • Cups and saucers can be provided free of charge (Please kindly wash up everything that you use)
  • The room will be dismantled and cleaned for you.
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Can I pay by debit or credit card?

Unfortunately not but you can pay by either BACS, Cheque or Cash.

If you do wish to pay by cheque please make it out to "W.C.A" or "Wickham Community Association" or if you want to pay by BACS our details are Acc: 03329411 Sc: 30-93-17

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What disabled facilities are there at the Centre?

The entire ground floor is on one level, without thresholds, making wheelchair access very easy. There is also an automatic front door accessible; a lift to the first floor function room; disabled toilet facilities; and a hearing loop.

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Can I decorate the room I've hired?

Yes you can....the only limits to decoration is your imagination – but please respect the building!

Don’t drill holes or put nails into the walls. Speak to our caretakers who will be only too happy to help you with any fixings.

At the end of your event we ask that you remove and take away with you any decorations that you want to keep.  Our caretakers are very good at cleaning up afterwards, so we cannot guarantee that any precious items will be kept.

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Does the Centre offer catering?

We can provide a variety of catering options to suit your needs. From simple breakfast rolls; working lunch buffets; or a formal dinner; there are menus to suit every function at a price that is exceptional value for money. If you are working to a budget then we can work with you to devise a menu to suit.

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Can I bring in my own food?

Not only can you bring in your own prepared food for an event but you can even appoint your own caterer!  Please call us to discuss further as there is a charge for the use of the main kitchen.

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