Social Hall

Social Hall

Pending the Government lifting all Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, Fulford Social Hall is not available to hire for single events/parties and is only available for regular bookings for those activities permitted within the Government Roadmap.

Fulford Social Hall is a community venue run by Fulford Parish Council. It aims to provide good quality facilities for local groups and individuals to use for meetings, activities, classes, social events and parties. It is also available to hirers from other parts of York.

Originally built in 1865 as an extension to the village school, it was sold to a local builder for ��£250 in 1930 when the first St Oswald’s primary school was built, and then rented out as a printing works. During World War II it was used as an ambulance station and first aid centre.

After the war it was purchased by the Parish Council for ��£800 to be used as a community facility. It housed the Fulford Library until the new St. Oswald’s School was built in 2006.

At this time, following a consultation, parishioners decided to retain the Social Hall as a community asset and since then it has undergone a programme of refurbishment.

Facilities available

Main Hall

The timber beamed Main Hall can be divided into two sections with a sliding partition. The larger section measures approx. 35ft by 18ft, the smaller 24ft by 18ft. The two sections together have a capacity of 100. The floor has recently been replaced with modern wooden flooring. There are 24 folding tables and 80 stacking chairs available for use.

The Hall holds a current entertainments licence and the facility to apply to sell alcohol at an event is available.

The enclosed courtyard to the side of the main hall has also recently been refurbished and can be used as part of an event during the summer.


The kitchen provides a water boiler, cooker, fridge, work surfaces, crockery and cutlery.

Old Library Room

This newly refurbished attractive room provides comfortable conference style facilities for meetings of up to 30 people. It has recently been complemented by the addition of a small kitchenette making it totally independent of the Main Hall. It would provide a very good venue for teaching purposes as the room is fitted with data points and Wifi is now available on request.

General facilities

The Hall is heated by two high efficiency gas condensing boilers. Toilet facilities have recently been refurbished including a fully accessible disabled toilet.

Mini conferences

With the addition of the Old Library Room the Social Hall can be used as a mini-conference venue with a main room and up to three ‘breakout’ spaces. A hire price for the full venue is negotiable see over.

Travel to the Social Hall

There are frequent bus and park & ride services within a few minutes walk of the Hall (nos. 7, 415/42 and 24/26 until 8.00pm with an hourly service (415) through to 11.00pm. Tel. 01904 551400 for full details.

New cycle racks with security lighting are located to the side of the Hall.

The Hall doesn’t have its own car park. On street parking is available nearby. The school car park opposite closes at 5.30pm.

Enquiries and bookings:

All booking enquiries should be made to the Booking Manager at the Cemetery Lodge, Fordlands Rd, York YO19 4QG.

Tel. 01904 633151 during office hours.

How to get to Fulford Social Hall:

By bicycle/foot:

the Social Hall is close to the Selby-York cycle path, connected to the South Bank side of the river by the Millennium Bridge. Cycling in an out-of-town direction, after the bridge, follow the path to either Broadway West or St Oswald's Road, then turn south along Fulford Road, taking the left turn at the traffic lights to Heslington Lane. School Lane is then the first turning on your right, and the Social Hall is on the right hand side after the shop.

By bus:

Fulford Road is served by a wide choice of local and regional bus services. The nearest stop is at St Oswald's Church, on Fulford Road. At the traffic lights close to the church turn down Heslington Lane. School Lane is then the first turning on your right, and the Social Hall is on the right hand side after the shop.

By car:

Turn from Fulford Road (the A19) into Heslington Lane at the traffic lights. School Lane is then the first turning on your right, and the Social Hall is on the right hand side after the shop.