Structural Damage

The structural repair works are now complete. The hall is now open again for bookings.

Charlton Down Village Hall  is a blend of old and new architecture. The complex is host to a wide range of events with accommodation to suit all activities and functions and is run by a group of volunteers.

Residents of Charlton Down, Charminster and Forston receive a discount of 40% if they are hiring the hall for a private function.  Bookings that benefit the community of Charlton Down, Charminster and Forston and are run as “not for profit” by volunteers will receive a discount of 33% and will be covered by our Public Liability insurance.  Events run for profit will not be eligible for a discount and hirers will need to demonstrate their own Public Liability Insurance.


WeddingWhether it is a Civil Wedding, Reception or both, your special day can be celebrated in our beautiful ballroom.

With 300 square meters of space in the ballroom there is ample room for your family and guests and room for dancing. Read More





Taste of Dorset Awards & Dinner 016aCharlton Down Village Hall has a ballroom that seats up to 250 people and is an ideal venue for conferences.

Situated four miles from the County town of Dorchester, three rooms are available together or separately.

All have Audio Visual capabilities and internet access.



Table TennisWe have several groups using the hall on a regular basis for example Jelly Tots (baby and toddler group), Boogie Bounce, Table Tennis, Ballroom Dancing, T’ai Chi, Jive Riot, and WI meetings.

Why not start your own group?