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Gaskell Memorial Hall

Welcome to the Gaskell Memorial Hall, Silverdale, Lancashire.

The Gaskell Hall was opened in 1931 and is named after Elizabeth Gaskell, the novelist who regularly stayed in the village.

We have two main rooms that can be booked for a variety of activities and is used regularly by village and other groups for many events such as, yoga, pilates, Saturday coffee mornings, Village Players productions, line-dancing, country-dancing, badminton, W.I,  private parties, lectures, concerts, public meetings etc.

Main Hall - This can be used for Coffee Mornings, Parties, Dances, Community Cinema, Play productions and any other private functions you may wish to hold, the sprung floor is perfect for dancing! Seating and tables for up to 200. Music system with Bluetooth, USB and Audio Jack connections,also with radio mic and hand held mic. 

New to the hall is a ceiling wash lightining system to give special effects for your event.

Rigby Kitchen is located in the Main Hall with Instanta, Kettles, Mircowave, Fridge. Cultery, plates, beer pump and glasses can be hired for only a security deposit. White Table linen also available.

Green Room - This can be used for conferences, meetings and smaller private functions. Seating for up to 40. Kitchen facilities include a Fridge, Mircowave, Kettle, Instanta and Oven.

The Gaskell Hall, Silverdale has disabled accessible toilet facilities with a wheel chair lift between the two floors.

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For Bookings contact

Booking Form, Conditions and Costs CLICK HERE

Please check availability for either room or complete hall, then print off the form and send it to  to confirm your booking.


The hall can provide many items to assist with your event , please see the extra facilitles below:

White table cloths - hire charge of £65 for full set  12 small tables and 10 large tables (to cover dry cleaning bill) if using less amount of cloths bill will be less.

Set of dinner plates in either red or green or both, no hire charge £20 refundable deposit once returned.

Full set of cutlery for approx 80 people.

Beer pump and glass hire. 

For more info please email:

Information Update - new email for our caretaker 





Silverdale Art Trail

Friday 22nd June 10am - 8pm, Sat 23rd and Sunday 24th June 10am - 5pm.

Art trail held all over Arnside, Silverdale and Storth.

Gaskell Hall is hosting the Art groups exhibition of local artists, with a tearoom selling refreshments.

For information on the whole event visit : 





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