Room Hire

On the ground floor is our Function Room, the Restaurant, and when it is available, The Lounge. On the first floor are our Library and Falcon Rooms. These rooms are all available for private hire, some being suitable for larger meetings, such as the Speakers Club, who currently meet bi-weekly, while the latter rooms, being smaller and more intimate, are more suitable for smaller gatherings, for example out of office business meetings, or training sessions.

For more information on room hire, there are details below, with downloadable documents by selecting the buttons. For room availability and any further questions, contact the Club Secretary on 01384
_373221, between 9.30am and 12.30pm, Monday through to Friday or by email on

Catering by the Stourbridge Institute is available, but hirers can provide their own catering although the onsite kitchen facilities would then not available for use by hirers of the various rooms.

There is disabled access to the Stourbridge Institute but only to the ground floor, where there is also disable toilet facilities but due to the age of the building, it is with regret that there is no lift to the upper floors.

Access to the car park may be made available and high speed fibre wifi is available throughout the building, but there is not a loop system for those with a hearing impairment . 

Please use the buttons below to download further hiring details which can be printed, signed and returned to the Club Secretary. 

Stourbridge Institute Room Hire Charges

(Each price is per session)

Function Room – (Maximum capacity 100 people)

Basic room hire charge. –               £55                        (NM – £70)

Function with bar facilities –            £110                      (NM – £130)

Function without bar facilities –       £90                        (NM – £115)

Hire for Skittles event –                   £85                        (NM – £110)

Lounge (If available) (Maximum Capacity 60 people) –          £40          (NM – £55)

Restaurant – (Maximum capacity 60 people)-                       £30           (NM – £45)

Council Chambers – (Maximum capacity 15 people) –         £15           (NM – £20)

Falcon Room – (Maximum capacity 25 people) –                   £20           (NM – £35) 

Library Room – (Maximum capacity 40 people) –                 £30           (NM – £45)

*Teas and coffees are available for your meetings at £1.10 per cup*

The club also provides a buffet service with prices starting from £7.50p per head.

Stourbridge Institute Buffet Menus

Finger Buffet – £7.50 per head

Sandwich selection on brown and white bread

Ham/cheese/tuna/egg mayo salad garnish


Sausage rolls

Scones with jam and cream

(Evening buffet Gateaux and cream instead of scones)

Quality Buffet – £9.60 per head

Sandwich and roll selection on white and brown bread

Ham/cheese/tuna/egg mayo with salad garnish



Sausage rolls

Scones with jam and cream

Selection of cakes

(Evening buffet Gateaux and cream instead of scones)

Platter – £11.20 per head

Sliced cooked meats (Turkey, Beef & Ham)

Hot new potatoes

Mixed salad selection to include rice salad, green salad, Coleslaw.

Cherry tomatoes

Vegetable quiches

Bread rolls and butter

Selection of puddings with cream


We will always discuss individual requirements and change selections to suit.

Hire Of Main Function Room

  • The function room is available for hire to any member for any lawful event or function so organised by that member or that involves his immediate family.
    • Basic hire for meetings etc. members £55.00.
    • Social event functions, members £110.00 all inclusive (The function bar will be open with two  persons staffing it.)
    • Skittles (covers skittle alley costs and maintenance) £85.00
      A £25.00 deposit is required in all cases. (+ £50 Bond in the case of temporary members and party type functions)
    • Settlement to be made 7 days before date of function.
  • Application for the hire must be made in writing to the Stourbridge Institute Social Club Committee which may or may not grant approval.
  • The member organising any function is deemed responsible for the conduct and good behaviour of all participating guests, who may not themselves be members of Stourbridge Institute Social Club. (Rule 5b). For this reason, the applying member must be present at the function so arranged.
  •  If you have any queries during your function then the Steward is there to assist you. 
  • All visiting non-members must be signed in (Rule 5b), they “shall be permitted the full use of the Institutes Social and bar facilities excepting the use of the Snooker Tables and Badminton Court.”(Rule 5e). It is acceptable that a prepared list of non-member visitors, signed by the applying member, be submitted to the Club Secretary 3 days prior to the arranged function.
  • No function may extend beyond the normal Club hours, which are 9.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. unless express permission by the Committee has been granted. The room must be vacated by 11.30pm.
  • The bar will close at 11.00 pm.
  • Limited use of the car park for non-Member guests may be available at the Committees discretion and consent. All parking on club premises is strictly at the owner’s risk.  No damage whatsoever caused by any third party will be the responsibility of Stourbridge Institute Social Club.
  • Room hirer is responsible to ensure all catering debris (inc food, plates etc. are cleared up and removed. Three trestle tables are available for your use and are to be found under stairs by function room.
  • Any damage incurred, whether accidental or otherwise, by the hirer or by any guest or others  associated with the function, to the property of Stourbridge Institute Social Club will be deemed to be the responsibility of the hirer from whom recompense may be sought by the club.
  • The maximum number permitted is 110 persons.
  • Please show any specific table arrangements on rear of booking application.
  • Member’s own drinks may NOT be consumed on the premises without specific authority.
  • A Corkage charge of £5.00 per bottle will apply (max 12 bottles).
  • Linen hire is available form £40.00 for round tables.

Confetti must not be used.   No lit candles.   Smoke machines must not be used at the Institute.                Use of Sellotape, Blue-Tac or pins on the walls is strictly prohibited.