Nothing is quite what it seems at the Morris Hall, originally known as the Bellstone Hall. It displays a magical mix of fourteenth and sixteenth century architecture, but was constructed in the 1930s with wonderful attention to detail by the Arts and Crafts designers of the time. Our aim is to enable as many people as possible to experience this beautiful building in the heart of Shrewsbury, and so we are delighted to be able to offer both the main hall and its smaller sister the Lake Room for hire.
The front door to the Morris Hall is approached by a short flight of steps leading to an impressive doorway which opens into the entrance hall. To the right is the main hall, to the left the smaller Lake Room, and ahead the well-equipped kitchen. You can choose either to hire the entire Hall including the Lake Room, or for more intimate gatherings or meetings the Lake Room can be hired separately. Unfortunately there is no disabled access to the Morris Hall building at present.
The main hall (maximum capacity 160 people) is a spacious and atmospheric space with a magnificent decorative fireplace, a lovely wooden floor and pretty leaded-glass windows. There is a stage, perfect for entertainment or speeches. The main hall comes equipped with 100 chairs and 15 tables which can each seat 8 people comfortably. Dressed professionally by you or your event organiser it becomes a stunning wedding reception or party space, as our slideshow photos illustrate. The Lake Room (maximum capacity 30 people) is a lovely painted and panelled room recommended for meetings, lunches, seminars and workshops. Tables and chairs can be arranged to meet your requirements.
When you hire the Hall or the Lake Room, you may have use of the kitchen which has an electric cooker with 4 rings and an oven, two fridges, and boiling water on tap – an excellent facility for any event requiring hot drinks. A range of crockery and cutlery is available. Tell us whether you would like use of the kitchen when you make your initial enquiry.
We invite you to visit our availability calendar to check availability for your dates, and then to get in touch using our contact form with some brief details of your event. To help with your planning, please see our hire charges and our Terms & Conditions. You can also find useful links to things you might need for your event like caterers, licensing and florists here. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping to make your event a wonderful success!