About Us

We provide a welcoming, friendly and efficient service and if we achieve this, please tell your friends. And if on the odd occasion you think we can do a little better, then please tell us and we will do our utmost to put it right for you.

We have a broad range of skills and experience between us, but what unites the team at The Beacon is providing a first class venue with outstanding customer service. The team are here to provide everything you need to ensure that your visit to The Beacon, whether to attend one of our events or as a hirer, goes perfectly.



Modern Facilities

With a choice of rooms for hire, including a large auditorium, a dance studio and two other function rooms, The Beacon is the ultimate. flexible space, whatever your requirements.


Technical Enquiries

George Jackson (Technical Officer)



To Book A Room

To book a room, simply contact us for a booking form, fill it in and return it to The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BX, or via email to beacon.wantage@whitehorsedc.gov.uk

For information about room hire charges please see our 2018 Rate Card. Please also see our terms and conditions.



There is access to the building via a same level entrance at the front. There is also a ramp entrance to the side of the building which opens into our coffee shop area. 

The building has a lift and a disabled toilet. 

Wheel chairs are accommodated in the floor level seating area at events. Please contact us directly to arrange this.


The Ridgeway

The Ridgeway is a purpose built, versatile hall able to accommodate in excess of three hundred people, depending on the type of function held.

Ridgway Technical Specification

Weddings, dinner dances and parties benefit from the spacious surroundings and large adjoining bar.

Lockinge Room at The Beacon Wantage

The Lockinge

The Lockinge accommodates up to one hundred people in a theatre style setting. This light and spacious room is situated on the ground floor and makes an ideal venue for lectures, conferences, seminars and meetings.

The room further benefits from an induction loop system and visual aids discreetly masked behind oak panelling.

Challow Room at the Beacon Wantage

The Challow

The Challow is situated on the ground floor and boasts a sprung wooden floor, plenty of natural light and large mirrors adorning the walls, making it an ideal space for dance and keep fit classes.

With access to the rear of the stage, this room also lends itself perfectly as a dressing room for productions and concerts taking place in The Ridgeway.

The room can seat fifty people in theatre style, making it equally suitable as a meeting room.

Hanney Room at The Beacon Wantage

The Hanney

The Hanney, adjacent to The Challow, is ideal for smaller meetings and lectures as well as being the perfect size for children's parties and buffet lunches. With its digital projector and ceiling-mounted screen, business is easy!