Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any noise restrictions?

Yes. We’re located in a residential area so noise levels need to be moderate and will be strictly monitored by our steward. Sound levels must be kept under 85 dBA before 11.00pm and turned down even further after 11.00pm to under 75dBA.

Do you have a PA system?

Yes, you're very welcome to use our PA system for no extra charge. At our Islington Upper Street venue we have a mixing desk and two loudspeakers in the large hall.  At our Newington Green Meeting House venue we have two loudspeakers in the main hall.

Can I bring in a DJ?

Yes, you may. Please let your DJ know about our noise restrictions in advance. We'll ask for a deposit of £200 from your DJ to ensure that the required noise levels are observed. This deposit is refundable if noise levels are fully observed.

Can I bring in and serve alcohol?

Yes, you’re welcome to. Please note that you may not charge for the alcohol you’re serving unless you apply for a TEN (Temporary Events Notice) at the council. If you choose to offer alcohol at your event, we require you to hire both a steward and a security guard.

Do I need to hire a steward for my event?

We require you to hire our steward if you play amplified music at your event or if it's deemed otherwise necessary by our Rentals Manager. If you choose to offer alcohol at your event, we require you to hire both a steward and a security guard.

How late is your venue open?

Our venue is open until 1.00am.

Do you provide catering and decoration services?

Sorry, we don’t. But you’re welcome to hire an outside company.

Do you have chairs and tables?

At our Islington Upper Street venue, our chairs and folding tables can accommodate 80 people. You’re welcome to use them at no extra charge. But please note that it’s your responsibility to set up the chairs and tables before your event, and put them away afterwards.

Can we rent extra chairs and tables or other fittings from outside companies?

Yes, that's fine. But please notify our Rentals Manager in advance.

Can we use the kitchen?

Yes, you're welcome to use the kitchen, but please note that we charge an extra hourly fee. At our Islington venue, our kitchen includes a stove, microwave, kettle, fridge, sink, and two small worksurfaces. At our Newington Green venue, our kitchenette includes a microwave, kettle, fridge, sink and a two-burner hob.

Do you have plates, glasses and cutlery that we can use?

Sorry, we don’t offer these.

Can we decorate the space?

Yes, you’re welcome to decorate the space. (Please note that your decoration time will be included in your rental time.) We request that you use masking tape rather than anything that will mark/damage the fixtures and fittings.

Do you offer parking facilities?

Sorry, we're unable to offer parking facilities. To see what 3rd-party facilities are available, please click the Getting Here section of our website.

Is there any outside space?

Our Islington venue includes an outside passageway. Our Newington Green venue doesn't have any outside space.

Do I need to clean up after the event?

Yes. Please make sure you put away all chairs and tables. Please tidy up and collect all the rubbish and recycling at the end of your event.

Do I need to pay for my time spent with decoration, set-up and clean-up?

Yes, these times must be included in your rental time.

Do you have a screen and a projector?

Yes, we offer a projector and screen for hire (£25/hr).

What are the deposit requirements?

We ask for a £300 refundable deposit, to cover for potential damage.

Do you have a fire safety management and fire emergency plan?

Yes, we take safety very seriously and we work with experts to ensure that our spaces meet reasonable health and safety standards. When you book our space, you'll need to familiarise yourself with the policy documents that you'll receive and sign. To download the full policy document please click here. If you have any questions about our fire and health and safety policies, please contact facilities@new-unity.org.

You can view our Health and Safety documents here: TBC

When can I come and view the venue?

Site visits need to be booked in with the Business Manager Emma Boyd on +44 (0) 7551696023 or email at rental@new-unity.org. Unfortunately we are unable to offer weekend site visits due the spaces being in use.