As a venue, the Centre is fully equipped with kitchen, toilet facilities and Wifi, which are
included in the price of any room booking.
Ensuring the Centre is accessible to all, there is step free access into the building from the external car park. There is a lift which provides internal step-free access to the Office on the 1st floor and rooms on the basement floor.
There is also a hearing loop fitted in the Loughrigg Hall and the Wesley Room.
The Room with a View
Seating up to 50, the Wesley Room is a beautiful space which over-looks Rothay Park and the fells beyond. Home to the local Methodist Church since 2006, who continue to meet here and worship every Sunday morning; this space is also open and accessible to those from all faiths and those with no faith. All are welcome!
The Loughrigg Hall
Measuring at 130sqm and seating up to 126, this flexible and neutral space is an attractive and comfortable venue for a variety of events, activities and occasions. The high arched ceilings are fitted with Velux windows and blinds that open by remote control, providing ventilation and shade in the summer. Whilst the newly refurbished wooden floor is fitted with under-floor heating to provide comfort in winter. Tables and chairs are available for use and are stored in the surrounding cupboards.
The Community Space
Situated in the basement, this area provides a comfortable and practical space for a variety of groups and activities; including the Our Place Youth Club and Ambleside Community Food Club. Complete with fitted kitchen and durable floors, it is the ideal space to hold any gathering. This space can seat up to 30 and benefits from attractive new hardwearing flooring, which was part-funded by Ambleside Rotary Club.
The Tower Room
This unique space is set up as a treatment room; currently occupied most frequently as a foot clinic by Lakeland Foot Care. This room is available to hire and would provide the ideal location for any practitioner looking for a clean, comfortable and private space to meet clients and work from.
Available to be hired without a room, this space is often utilised by providers of sports events and races as a registration location; as it is easily accessible from the main entrance to the Centre. It is also the ideal location for a refreshment area to support events or concerts happening in St Mary’s Church (which is opposite the Centre).
Currently home to a variety of regular classes and groups, there are multiple flexible spaces available to hire. The Loughrigg Hall and Wesley Room provide ideal locations for activities such as yoga, shiatsu, pilates, sports, fitness and dance classes. The elevated stage area in the hall provides the perfect platform for instructors and class leaders to teach from.
Whether it is a conference for a large audience, a smaller more intimate workshop or seminar; there are a variety of available spaces to hire. The Loughrigg Hall can seat up to 126 and benefits from a stage area providing elevation for speakers. The Wesley Room is equipped with a screen and projector.
All rooms and spaces are made available to the community for a variety of activities, events and groups. The Community Space in the basement is perfect for craft and art sessions, social clubs, music groups and educational classes. The Loughrigg Hall and Wesley Rooms are well used for craft fairs, coffee mornings and other community led activity.
Comprising of a main hall, foyer space, meeting rooms, community area, toilets and kitchen facilities; Ambleside Parish Centre is the perfect location to facilitate and deliver a wide range of experiences. Surrounded by the central Lakeland fells; the Centre is situated in the heart of Ambleside, overlooking the beautiful Rothay Park.