Built in 1921, the Farmers Institute Hall at Cobble Hill offers renters an authentic old-time community hall atmosphere. The beautiful 3,800 sq. ft. hall has original hardwood floors with horsehair underlay making the perfect surface for dancing at a wedding or durable aisles for an Arts and Crafts Show.
The capacity of the Cobble Hill Hall is 250 for meetings and approximately 200 if there are dining tables set up. A stage for theatrical presentations is at the front of the space and we recently installed a new Public Announcement System, specifically designed for the room. A large covered porch exists at the front entrance and a wheelchair-accessible ramp is located at the side of the building. Men's, women's and wheelchair-accessible washrooms form part of the interior space. Rentals include the use of tables and chairs.
The front office area can be used as a bar at a celebratory event or for a registration or information desk at a public function.
We are very proud of our commercial kitchen. It has a huge side-by-side stainless fridge, convection oven, and commercial range with 2 ovens, 6 burners, and a griddle surface. The kitchen is equipped with a large, stainless steel work surface in the centre of the room. Renters need to supply their own cooking equipment, dishes, utensils and cleaning supplies.
A 1,100 sq. ft. dining hall that can be used to seat a smaller group or to set up the buffet table for your hungry guests is located between the kitchen and the main hall.
Lots of parking exists at the side and front of the building and parking is permitted on the street around the property.
All renters must carry their own event insurance with the Farmers Institute named as “also insured” and have a liquor license if liquor is served.
If you have not heard back about your inquiry within 24 hours please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Farmers Institute Rental Coordinator will analyze your request including date availability, and respond to you. If you want to proceed with your rental, please use the form to the right.
Once the form is completed, press the send button and wait until a message appears on your screen showing it has been sent.
If the date(s) and the venue are available for your event, print off the Hall Renter's Checklist and the Rental Agreement.
Complete and sign the Rental Agreement and mail it along with your $100 booking deposit fee by cheque or money order, payable to Farmers Institute, PO Box 148, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R 1L0.
Your event will not be placed on the Institute booking calendar until both of these two documents have been received and accepted by the Institute.
You will receive a confirmation via email and/or phone.