Venues for hire

The Lodge

Graylingwell Park, Chichester, P019 6YS

A large open plan area measuring 12m x 6m (72 m² / 775 ft²), with outdoor space.


The Lodge is already a favourite venue for many a group and organisation. Installed by CCDT in 2015, it is a lovely timber building that offers a flexible space for meetings and activities for up to 50 people. The room is fantastically bright and airy with white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the natural daylight; we find it allows for great creativity and calm. The venue overlooks Chapel Green at Graylingwell Park and has wonderful views of the Chapel, the iconic Water Tower and the Clockhouse. The green and leafy open spaces of Chapel Green can accommodate bouncy castles and gazebos for special events.

  • Maximum Capacity
    • Standing: 60
    • Theatre style: 50
    • U-shape: 30
    • Boardroom: 18
    • Party: 42

Kitchen: Floor and wall mounted kitchen units, hot water dispenser, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and microwave. Kitchen utensils and equipment provided: china, glasses and cutlery for 30. Children’s cutlery, plates and bowls for 30.


Main room: Ground level with full disabled access. The room contains four floor-to-ceiling windows. A projector and retractable screen are ceiling mounted for presentations. 50 chairs and 7 tables are available. Wi-Fi is available.


The WC is accessed from the main room and designed to allow for disabled access.

Parking is limited and visitor parking is available at The Lodge and in the local vicinity. Chichester Community Development Trust is committed to encouraging a low carbon and green lifestyle; please consider organising car sharing or using the city’s trains, buses, bicycle paths and walking routes to minimise the impact of car travel on the local environment.


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Facilities included in the price of hire:

  • Printer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Flip chart
  • Retractable projector screen
  • DDA compliant W/C
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Full DDA access on one level and access ramp
  • Outside green space
  • BBQ and tools

Also available to hire:

    • 10 x laptops
    • Projector

      • Free promotion in CCDT’s ‘What’s On’ quarterly printed newsletter to 1,000+ recipients
      • Free promotion in the CCDT ‘What’s On’ e-news to 500 recipients
      • Free promotion on our website in the ‘What’s On’ listings with a link to your own site
      • Social media coverage
      • By choosing a Chichester Community Development Trust building for your event you are investing in the future of the community and the local neighbourhood.

Our hire charges vary depending on the user


£12.50/hour for
– Voluntary groups and charities
– Children’s parties
– Services or activities working with CCDT residents
– Public sector organisations and educational institutions
If you are a resident of Graylingwell Park and Roussillon Park a further discount will be applied.


£25/hour for
– Private businesses
– Commercial enterprises

We were really impressed with the venue and it was perfect for our birthday party
We love the Lodge with its great light, views and space

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