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The perfect wedding venue

Located just north of Reading, Dunsden makes for a beautiful, British countryside retreat for your special day. The beautifully refurbished halls and attractive grounds provide a wonderful venue for weddings. Eye & Dunsden village hall has enjoyed 120 years of rich life at the heart of our community. Why not be part of it?

Host your event with us

Our two halls provide spacious, flexible and well-lit environments for an enormous variety of events and gatherings. Ranging from live music to birthday parties, Our building has hosted many community events. Events can be one-off or regular and chairs and other equipment are available. The main hall boasts a superb new kitchen. If you are interested in hosting an event with us please don’t hesitate to get in touch, click the button below for more.

Dunsden school in 19th century

The history of Dunsden village hall

The village of Dunsden Green is part of the South Oxfordshire parish of Eye & Dunsden. It was built in the middle of the 19th century as its two room school. When the school closed, it was rescued by the parish council. A registered charity was set up to run the building as a village hall. In the last decade an extensive fundraising campaign enabled an extensive refurbishment which has created the bright and well-equipped hall we enjoy today.

The famous WW1 poet Wilfred Owen was assistant to the Vicar of Dunsden as a young man. He was secretary to the hall committee and often visited classes during his time here. Several of his poems were written in Dunsden and although many of his themes explored the war, much of his influence was taken from his upbringing here. He is commemorated with a blue plaque on the outside of the building and by a striking statue in the hall foyer.