In the United Kingdom, a village hall is usually a building within a village which contains at least one large room, usually owned by and run for the benefit of the local community. Such a hall is typically used for a variety of public and private functions, such as:
- Parish council meetings
- Polling station for local and national elections
- Sports club functions
- Local drama productions
- Jumble sales
- Private parties such as birthdays or wedding receptions
Village halls sometimes have charitable status. They may have other names such as a Village Institute or Memorial Hall. In some localities a church hall or community centre provides similar functions.