Business Users
The Centre has a range of rooms to hire for meetings, seminars, conferences, training and exhibitions, as well as being home to a range of community-focussed businesses who offer clubs, groups, classes and activities for a wide audience, including Dance Schools, Pilates, Drama, Pilates, Slimming Classes, and legal advice. We're always looking to support business users by offering adaptable spaces that can accommodate almost any use at affordable hire rates, right at the heart of Hucknall town centre. If you're looking for a venue for your next business event, training, interview or a home for your community-focussed business venture in Hucknall, contact Corporate Events Manager and Community Groups Facilitator Mrs Kim Pears to discuss becoming a regular Centre user, business user rates and what the Centre can do to support your venture.

Benefits of choosing the John Godber Centre

  • Community venue in the Heart of Hucknall
  • On average over 1,000 users pass through the Centre’s doors each week
  • A welcoming, friendly and safe environment for your colleagues, delegates and clients
  • 7 day payment terms for regular weekly bookings
  • Located 10 minutes from M1 junction 26/27 and direct tram, train and bus links to Hucknall
  • Car Parking at the rear of the building
  • Friendly and welcoming staff who are on site during opening hours to ensure there is always someone available to assist with enquiries, provide information and meet and greet visitors
  • Website and social media sites to promote your corporate event held at the Centre
  • Welcome Guide updated regularly with user details and upcoming events to promote your activities taking place in the Centre
  • Public notice board and leaflet stands to display advertising literature for users
  • Catering and refreshment services available including afternoon tea, cold and hot buffets and sit down dinner service
  • AV equipment including – projector, screens, sound systems, microphone, display boards, and flip charts available to hire to support your activities
  • FREE Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Our Rooms

The Centre has several rooms available to hire which can be set out in a number of layouts to meet your requirements. Refreshments and catering can be organised in your room or you are able to provide your own. On arrival, your room will be set ready for your corporate event with the requested equipment ensuring a prompt start to your session.

Portland The Main Hall (Portland) is a large room which is ideal for large meetings, seminars, corporate training and presentations. The room also benefits from a sprung dance floor, large stage and theatre lighting which make the space ideal for corporate celebrations, awards ceremonies or product launches. There is a private entrance direct from the car park and separate bar area available to hire which is suitable for break out space or refreshment area.

Byron The ground floor Byron is suitable for meetings and smaller events. The space benefits from a kitchenette area for refreshments and double doors leading to a small patio area.

Bailey The ground floor Bailey is suitable for smaller meetings and groups. The room is ideal for physical workshops or team building activities.

The Suite The Byron Suite combines the Byron and Bailey by opening the movable wall allowing for a larger room that can accommodate up to 100 people.

Lovelace The ground floor Lovelace room is a small boardroom suitable for small meetings and presentations. The room benefits from large wooden tables and high back leather seats.

Coates The ground floor Coates room is located at the front of the Centre with access directly from the reception foyer. The room is suitable for small meetings and groups or can be hired as office space for training and learning groups. The room benefits from a central boardroom table with seating for up to 10 people.

Kempe The children’s activity room is a large playroom for children’s activities. The room benefits from a separate kitchen area with secure access, children’s toilets and outdoor garden area with seating. This room is for Tiny Tots Preschool who run here Monday to Friday

Ground Floor and Upstairs Bar The Centre has two licensed bars (ground floor Byron's Bar, and first floor Ben's Bar), which can be used as refreshment areas or hired as private rooms for training, meetings or interviews. Known as Ben's Bar and Byrons Bar both rooms can be set with a central boardroom table for up to 12 people but also benefit from lounge seating for one to one sessions.

If you’re looking to start a new group or class, or organising an event contact the Centre’s Corporate Events Manager, Kim Pears to discuss your requirements and which room would be suited to your needs. Kim can be contacted directly by email or on 0115 963 9633.

Hire Rates

The John Godber Centre offers a competitive pricing structure and includes support with advertising and promotion of groups and sessions through our noticeboards, website, social media, welcome guide and leaflet displays, to encourage the development of your class/event. Contact the Centre’s Corporate Events Manager, Kim Pears for more information or to arrange a viewing of the rooms.

The John Godber Conference Packages Brochure Download the John Godber Centre Conference Packages brochure.

Testimonials from our users, past and present:

  • “Great night at the John Godber Centre teaching Reiki, great place, great staff, great place to teach.”Nottingham Reiki
  • “The Studio and Large Hall we used were always ready and if there was anything we needed, nothing was too much trouble for the staff that were on duty.”Crossbody Leads
  • “I have been hiring a room at the John Godber Centre for four and a half years now to hold my weekly WeightWatchers meeting and have been really pleased with the service. The staff are always helpful, the room clean and tidy and set out beforehand with tables and chairs. I am happy to continue to use the Centre, in its central location, to hold my well attended and successful meeting.”Weight Watchers