Welcome to the Victoria Institute, Caton near Lancaster - the perfect venue for your party, social or business event

The Victoria Institute lies at the heart of Caton village, which is located in the beautiful Lune Valley and Forest of Bowland AONB only 5 minutes from J34 of the M6 motorway and 10 minutes from Lancaster.

Managed as a charity, the Institute offers a range of rooms available to hire for community, private, and business events. Founded in 1888, the Victoria Institute has been refurbished and extended over recent years through two major grant funded projects (see 'history') which transformed the building into a comfortable, well equipped venue.

The accommodation has been developed with flexibility of use in mind and, being arranged on one level, it is easily accessible by all. This vibrant resource centre is an important aspect of social life in the village, and many Clubs and Societies run regular activities in the Institute building. We have a large Hall, two good size meeting rooms, a small meeting room, Kitchen, and a Library and IT Resource Room, so most needs can be met whatever the size and nature of your planned event. (See 'room details').

For our Full Schedule of Charges and related Policies and Procedures, please see our Terms & Conditions.

Main Hall

Up to 100 people can be safely seated on comfortable chairs set out for a show, and we recommend up to 80 people seated for a meal. The hall has a superb dual function sprung floor.

Sir Thomas Storey Room

The Sir Thomas Storey Room can seat up to 50 people for theatre style presentations, and the flooring makes the space suitable for a range of activities such as exercise classes or craft sessions.

Victoria Room

Seats up to 20 in meeting configuration. Wall mounted drop down screen, Internet connectivity, Digital projector, Sound around system and CD/DVD player, Flip chart, Kitchenette area, with blinds on all windows.

Cottam Room 

The Cottam Room offers a bright, airy small meeting space. There is a round table with six chairs. Blinds on all windows and door.

Kitchen 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bright and modern kitchen with stainless steel work surface that has ample space and good facilities. There is a convenient hatch for serving food and drinks to the Main Hall.

Caton Community Library & IT Resource Room

 

 

The IT Drop In facility, offers 4 computers, all with Internet access and Microsoft Office software.

Services and facilities include;

  • On-line help and support from our Community Centre Manager, Peter Collins
  • Black & white and colour printer/photocopier/scanner (A4 & A3)
  • Laminator (A4)
  • Document shredder

Opening Days and Times

Monday

10:00 to 12:00

1:00 to 3:00

Tuesday

10:00 to 12:00

 

Wednesday

10:00 to 12:00

1:00 to 3:00

Thursday

10:00 to 12:00

 

Computer use cost

£1.50

per hour

75p

for ½ Hour

50p

Minimum cost

Printing

A4

A3

Black & white

10p

20p

Colour

25p

50p

Laminating

30p

 

 

 

Today at the Victoria Institute

Time Main Hall Kitchen
All day
 
 
10:00am
Main Hall
10:00am to 12:00pm
 
 
1:30pm
Main Hall
1:30pm to 4:00pm
 
Kitchen
1:30pm to 6:00pm
 
6:30pm
Main Hall
6:45pm to 8:00pm