Solva Community Council - Cyngor Cymuned Solfach
Solva Memorial Hall
39 High Street, Solva, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6TE
Welcome to Solva Memorial Hall
With its sheltered harbour, sandy beaches, coastal walks, colourful shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants Solva has much to offer. Situated within the Pembrokeshire National Park the village is steeped in history. Today it is a very popular tourist destination. Solva has something for everyone and the Memorial Hall, set in the middle of the upper half of the village, hosts a variety of social, theatrical and community events.
Lower Solva has three pubs, cafes, restaurants, art galleries, an antique shop, gift shop and pottery shop. Upper Solva has one pub, a general convenience store and post office, and two suppliers of locally caught lobster, crab and fish. It is a friendly, busy, vibrant place.
The Memorial Hall is busy all year round: from scarecrow trails to WI meetings, art exhibitions to duck races, patchwork classes to weekly coffee mornings, bingo to Sunday school, pilates, theatre and monthly cinema. At the heart of the village is Solva Memorial Hall, a local venue for everyone to enjoy.
Theatre and Art
The hall has hosted both professional theatre companies and local amateur dramatic groups. It has a small stage for productions as well as changing facilities. It is a fantastic venue for art exhibitions and we charge very reasonable rates.
Parties & Live Music
There is an attractive space for large parties (up to 140) but smaller events can be catered for in our front hall. We have an Events Licence until 0100am. Some age restrictions apply.
The Hall offers an excellent space for the perfect wedding reception, at reasonable cost. Located just a few metres from St Aidan’s church and the beautiful Parc Y Capel village green, you’ll be hard pushed to find a venue that is better value for money.
Solva Memorial Hall is owned by the community and run by a Management Committee, in partnership with Solva Community Council. In the 10 years from 1995 to 2005 the hall underwent several phases of refurbishment.
In 2000 the roof of the front hall was renewed (with grants from the Rural Development Fund and Menter Preseli). Next, the corroded wall ties were renewed and the windows replaced with double-glazed units (funded by the Welsh Development Agency).
In 2002/3 the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action, together with match-funding from Pembrokeshire Community Regeneration Scheme, paid for the rebuilding of the rear changing room complete with shower room and kitchenette.
The final phase was completed in 2005, funded through the Welsh Assembly Regeneration Scheme and providing a new first floor committee/meeting room. Lloyds TSB funded a stair lift to make this first floor facility available to all.
Thanks to a £4500 grant from Award for All (Wales) the crockery, cutlery, tables were all replaced.
The hall offers multi-purpose facilities, in three separate areas, suitable for all types and size of event – coffee mornings, parties, meetings, wedding receptions, exhibitions, fashion shows, dances and stage productions.
The hall has every facility you would expect in a modern community space for a variety of events. Its front hall, with good-sized kitchen and service hatch, is the perfect space for hosting meals, as our regulars in the luncheon club will tell you.
It’s a well-equipped kitchen with cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, warmer, kettles, crockery, cutlery, glassware and plenty more for your occasion. The front hall, which is separate from the main hall, has tables and chairs, as well as table cloths.
The main hall is a larger space with wood sprung floor, piano and stage: enough room for medium-sized classes or gigs and performances. The room comfortably seats 90. With the partition doors pulled back to combine front and main hall it can hold more. The hall has a licence for up to 140 people, Monday to Saturday: music to cease by 12.30am, event to be cleared 01.00am.
There are also accessible toilets.
For a more in-depth look at what each area has to offer please click on the sections below.
Solva Memorial Hall is fortunate to host many regular users who provide excellent classes, entertainment and social interaction. The list below is not exhaustive…
Click on the sections below to find out more
Singing For Fun!
Every Monday from 7pm to 8.30pm. A light-hearted community choir for everyone. Beginners and experienced singers equally welcome. Only £3 per session, pay as you go. For more details, please contact Anne on 07742 576031 or email@example.com
The Senior Citizens Luncheon Club
Held every Wednesday in the Hall from 12:30.
The Solva Women's Institute (WI)
Solva WI meets in the Memorial Hall and welcomes new members, so please come along. Second Thursday of every month at 2pm.
Every Wednesday 2pm – 4pm.
Dance and movement club - Solva Care
Fridays 2pm to 5pm.
Wednesdays at 6.15pm to 7.15pm and 7.30pm to 8.30pm and Thursdays from 10.30am to 11.30am. Contact Pip March for more details. M: 07947 466 098
First Thursday of every month. Various films, doors open from 7pm, film starts at 7.30pm. Visit the Solva Cinema Facebook page (@solvacinema) for latest news and showings, or try www.solvanews.co.uk and visit the whats on section.
Solva Tai Chi
Every Monday from 10am to 11am. Contact Fey for more details 01437 720889
Solva Amateur Dramatics Society and Young Solva Amateur Dramatics Society (S.A.D.S & Y.S.A.D.S)
Various productions throughout the year. Visit our Solva Newsletter page for information.
Solva Community Council
Meetings held on the first Wednesday of each month (apart from August): start time 7pm. Those wishing to attend should contact Solva Community Council Clerk Bruce Payne. Mob: 07890 987259 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary School, Churches & Chapels, Heritage Group, Parc y Capel Committee and many others.
Solva Memorial Hall is a great place to hold your wedding reception.
Our wedding package gives you exclusive* use of the hall for three days starting at 12.30 on day one, ending at 14.00 on day three (usually a Friday through to Sunday). This ensures you have plenty of time to set up the hall the day before your event and clear up on day three. Included in the price are the front hall, kitchen, main hall, toilets and changing room.
The main hall has a stage, perfect both for your musical entertainment and top table to view all your guests on your special day. Unfortunately we are unable to alter the stage shape but it really adds an extra dimension to the hall for your special day.
Our wedding package costs £500. We do not have seasonal pricing so you can book for any time of the year. We ask for a £125 deposit to secure your chosen dates, plus a £100 bond against damages etc. Full payment must then be made 30 days prior to the booking.
Why not download our Weddings Frequently Asked Questions factsheet below:
*Should your wedding include a Sunday morning then we allow our Sunday School to use the upstairs meeting room. This room is not included in the package and will not impact on your day. Sunday school runs from 0930 to 1100.
Solva Memorial Hall does not hold a licence for wedding ceremonies but the beautiful St Aidan’s church is literally 70 metres up the road, making us the perfect venue to hold your reception. Solva has many talented, hard-working individuals who have experience setting up the hall for various events and who can help make your day go smoothly.
The hall Clerk will meet you prior to your big day and go through all the facilities including some essential housekeeping.
Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us 01437 721922
We are currently updating the hall contact list for weddings, so if service providers and suppliers would like to be included please contact us.
Please download our Bookings Information sheet to find out more about discounts, deposits, payment, cancellations and bond:
How to make a booking
You can phone or email to enquire about your date. Please ensure you know which area of the hall you would like to book and how long for. This will give you an accurate price.
Call on – 07943 175 485
Email – email@example.com
How much do you charge?
The first two hours have a flat fee; there is no reduction for events requiring less time than this. Every hour thereafter is charged at the separate rate.
Solva Memorial Hall has a part time bookings clerk (5 hours per week). Emails are preferred but you are welcome to phone. Please leave a message and the bookings clerk will get back to you as soon as possible.
07943 175 485
All booking forms and correspondence should be sent to the Bookings Clerk at:
Solva Memorial Hall, 39 High Street, Solva, SA62 6TE
From Haverfordwest take the A487 towards St Davids. Pass through the villages of Simpsons Cross, Roch and Newgale Beach. Enter Solva downhill and drive through Lower Solva (Main Street) and then up the hill on the other side. As you go up the hill into Upper Solva you pass The George pub on your left, Solva Memorial Hall is approximately 200 metres on your left beyond the pub and has a small car parking area with telephone box opposite. If you reach a village green on your left and St Aidan’s Church you have gone a little too far.
From Fishguard take the A487 towards St Davids passing through Goodwick, Square and Compass and Croesgoch. As you enter St Davids follow the one way system and at the t junction turn left towards Solva. Go through Nine Wells and beware of a dangerous bend at the bottom of the hill. As you enter Solva you will pass Bay View Stores on your left and St Aidans Church on your right. Solva Memorial Hall is 70 metres onwards from St Aidans Church and has a small car park opposite directly on the turning of Panteg Road.
For Sat Nav use SA62 6TE