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Kirkwall and St Ola Community Centre

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Dating back to 1884 Kirkwall and St Ola Community Centre and Town Hall is an ideal stunning location for special events such as weddings, concerts, dinners, training courses, and conferences. Situated in the centre of Kirkwall directly opposite the St Magnus Cathedral it is within walking distance of a number of prestigious hotels for those out of county, or island guests.

The main Town Hall room with its large stained glass window and ornate mouldings and decoration is ideal for special events. It can accommodate up to 110 for dinner or 150 for buffets. The nearby Supper Room can be used as an integral part of your event package or as a stand alone room for smaller events. With stunning views of the St Magnus Cathedral the Supper Room is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. As well as the Town Hall and Supper Room we have three smaller meeting rooms on the ground floor all of which can be configured for a variety of uses such as training courses, presentations parties, exhibitions and so on.

Our experienced catering team can provide refreshments tailored to your exact requirements. From simple coffee and  biscuits to a full 3-4 course meal, via a plate of sandwiches and cold cuts buffets.


Our facilities for conference, meetings and special events include:

  • Town Hall - popular venue for weddings and larger events and can comfortably seat 130 people for catered functions. The impressive setting includes original stained glass window, traditional and tasteful decor with adjoining fully equipped kitchen.
  • Supper Room (8.9m x 6.0m) - Overlooking St Magnus Cathedral, this room comfortably accommodates 40 people when set in a theatre style or 25 people when set in a boardroom style.
  • Room 1 (5.7m x 4.1m) - Comfortably accommodating 20 people when set in a theatre style or 10 people when set in a boardroom style.
  • Room 2 (8.9m x 6.0m) - Comfortably accommodating 40 people when set in a theatre style or 25 people when set in boardroom style.
  • Room 3 (7.7m x 6.0m) - Comfortably accommodating 40 people when set in a theatre style or 25 people when set in boardroom style.
  • Games Hall (9.8m x 14.0m) - Ideal for recreational level sports, it is suitable for junior 5 a side, badminton, table tennis, basketball, children's parties and offers great value and fun!

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St Magnus Cafe:

Situated across from St Magnus Cathedral, the St Magnus Cafe is a light and spacious cafe housed within Kirkwall's Town Hall. The menu includes Fairtrade coffees (espresso, cappuccino and latte), Rainforest Alliance teas, homemade quiche, cakes and tray bakes and freshly made toasted sandwiches, filled hot wraps, rolls and sandwiches, soups and paninis. Facilities include baby changing and toilets, disabled access and highchairs.

Activities and Services Available:

Games Hall, Conference Facilities, Wedding/Reception Venue, Craft Kits (face painting etc.), TV/Video/DVD, Crockery Hire, LCD projector, Flip charts, projector screens, Kitchen and Catering Facilities, Baby Changing Facilities, Disabled WC, High Chair, Lift, Cafe, Mother and Toddler Groups, Youth Club, Pool table, Table Tennis, Air Hockey.


For all prices on hiring rooms please ask in-house.

Opening Times:

Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00.

For Further Information Contact:

Peter Sherratt, Centre Manager, Kirkwall and St Ola Town Hall and Community Centre, Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DH.

Telephone 01856873354.

Fax 01856875665.


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