before the purbrook centre

The Purbrook Centre is a former Methodist church, which remained an unoccupied building for eight years until our purchase of the building in 2012. Since then we have completely renovated the building transforming it into the wonderful centre it’s become today.

About us

Part of the renovation has seen our large function hall return to its full glory with its beautifully polished parquet floor idea for dancing. The large function room can comfortable seat 150 people to take advantage of our onsite caterers producing high quality hot and cold food, whether its a full three/four course meal or a self service buffet we have the facilities to fulfill your requirements. The function hall also benefits from being fully air conditioned, or heated, has its own stage for any presentations and its own inwards facing bar.

Private hire

The facilities we can offer at the Purbrook Centre makes it an ideal venue for any celebration, a wedding reception, a birthday party, anniversary celebration, retirement party or if you need a regular place to meet for your group or association we have a smaller fully furnished lounge bar available with all the above mentioned facilities.

Available facilities

Whether you're planning a business meeting, wedding reception, banquet, or benefit the Purbrook Centre has what you need.

Function Room.

Our large function room is perfect for any celebration, Birthday, Anniversary or wedding reception. With a beautiful polished parquet floor, integral licensed bar, full catering facilities to serve a three-course sit down meal or something as simple as a cold buffet for up to 200 people. It’s a complete package solution to keep everybody happy. Our function room also has a raised stage at the end of the room, perfect for a DJ or Band.

Licensed Bars.

We have two bars at the Purbrook Centre; one facing into our large function room keeping everybody involved with the celebration and the second a fully furnished lounge bar for up to 40 people. This lounge is also available for private hire for business meetings, association groups or smaller clubs. The Purbrook Centre is fully air-conditioned and heated for everyone’s comfort.


Do you run a local event or need a regular place to meet? a bring and buy sale, a mums coffee morning, a support group, a rehearsal space, a dance school, a play scheme and so on. With generous private hire rates during the day and plenty of free on site parking the Purbrook Centre could be the ideal place to organise your regular meetings for your group.


As the Purbook Centre is members clubs as well, it is home to number of Freemason Lodges under the Hampshire and IOW Province. 2017 is a particular special year for Masonry as it celebrates its Trecentary  (300 years in existence). If you would like to know more about becoming a Freemason please free to make contact with the centre to express your interest.