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Hiring County Hall and our catering services

County Hall is conveniently located near the M1 on the banks of the River Trent and there are several meeting and function rooms available for hire.

Whatever type of event you are planning, whether it's a conference, business meeting, social event or even a civil wedding, you will find information about hiring rooms at County Hall on these pages, as well as details of our catering services.

Rooms for hire

There are five rooms available to hire at County Hall on weekday evenings and any time on Saturdays.

Capacities for different layout styles for each room are displayed below. To view more details including images, facilities and hire costs click the relevant room name.

RoomTheatre styleBoardroom styleRound tablesWedding reception / dinner dance
Assembly Hall240N/A120240
Committee Rooms B and CN/A20N/AN/A
Council Chamber100N/AN/AN/A
Rufford Suite1003454N/A

Flip charts, over-head projectors and laptop projectors are available on request. 

Other council locations

It is also possible to book rooms at other council locations

Catering for your event

We can cater for any event from small business meetings to a large wedding reception. You can choose from a three-course meal with coffee, an assisted service reception where the starter and dessert is served at the table and the main course is served from a buffet table by our chef, or finger buffets which include both hot and cold items.

We are flexible with our menus, giving you the freedom and choice to suit your budget. We can provide locally sourced or organic products on request.

To compliment our menus we can offer drinks packages, giving you an exact price per guest. Alternatively we have a comprehensive wine list that you can choose a selection from.

Have a look at some sample menus below - please note that this is just a selection to give an idea of what we can offer.

Soups and starters

Soups can be used as either a starter or as an intermediary course:

  • smoked salmon and herb cheese roulade s/w an orange and peppercorn dressing
  • seasonal fan of melon and Parma ham s/w a red berry coulis
  • vine ripened tomato and mozzarella salad s/w a bed of mixed leaf salad and fresh basil
  • course pate of chicken live and bacon s/w an apple chutney and melba toast
  • broccoli with stilton pate s/w melba toast and a mixed leaf garnish
  • cream of wild mushroom with a hint of tarragon
  • carrot and coriander finished with a swirl of cream
  • red pepper and lime s/w a garlic crouton.

Main courses

All our main courses are served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and potatoes:

  • rack of lamb s/w port and fresh rosemary sauce
  • filler of cidered pork s/w sage and garlic stuffing
  • seared Thai salmon in a ginger and teriyaki sauce
  • braised sirloin of beef s/w a brandy, cream and pink peppercorn sauce
  • spinach stuffed supreme of chicken s/w a tomato and cream sauce
  • filo wrapped roasted vegetable and pine nut parcel
  • tagliatelle verde with baked tomato, mushroom and red onion sauce.


  • rich chocolate and walnut mousse laced with Tia Maria
  • lemon tarte s/w creme fraiche
  • wholemeal apple and blackberry crumble s/w a creamy custard
  • trio of exotic sorbets s/w a raspberry coulis
  • locally sourced or continental cheese selection s/w biscuits and grapes.

Follow your dessert with fresh brew coffee or tea s/w chocolate petit four. We also have a selection of liqueurs available to enjoy with your coffee.


These buffets are designed to give you a selection of hot and cold food and will be served to you from the buffet table. There are several different buffet options available. Below is an example of two:

Example 1

  • fillet of salmon s/w a dill dressing
  • baked chicken breast in a red wine sauce
  • exotic mixed leaf
  • Mediterranean tomato and red onion salad
  • savoury rice
  • parsley potatoes
  • tropical fruit salad s/w pouring cream
  • fresh brew coffee or tea.

Example 2

  • Tandori chicken s/w a plain yoghurt and cucumber sauce finished with mint
  • vegetable lasagne topped with mozzarella and fresh basil
  • pilau rice
  • three bean salad
  • spinach and pine nut salad
  • fruits of the forest cheesecake s/w pouring cream
  • fresh brew coffee or tea.

We also offer finger buffets that are self service:

Bronze buffet

  • a selection of cocktail sandwiches
  • mini Indian savoury selection s/w raita
  • petite quiche assortment
  • tortilla chips and salsa.

Silver buffet

  • a selection of cocktail sandwiches
  • satay of chicken s/w a sour cream dip
  • selection of lightly baked crostini
  • tomato and basil quiche fingers
  • tortilla chips and salsa
  • mini patisserie.

Gold buffet

  • a selection of cocktail sandwiches
  • mini Indian savoury selection s/w raita
  • satay of chicken s/w a sour cream dip
  • tomato and basil quiche fingers
  • sesame prawn toast
  • selection of lightly baked crostini
  • tortilla chips and salsa
  • mini patisserie selection.

Drinks packages

We offer several drinks packages so you have an exact price per guest. Below is an example of two packages:

Example 1

  • reception drink - fruit punch
  • with the meal - one glass of house wine
  • for the toast - one glass of sparkling wine

Example 2

  • reception drink - fruit punch or bucks fizz
  • with the meal - two glasses of house wine
  • for the toast - one glass of house champagne.


We have a comprehensive selection of red and white wines from Europe, South America and the New World. We also offer several sparkling wines and champagne and some low alcohol alternative wines.

Please note

Rooms are only available to hire on weekday evenings and Saturdays, not during business hours.

Contact us

For more information please contact our Customer Service Centre.

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