Venue Hire

Our stunning and unique building, formerly Townhead Church, serves as a perfect backdrop for a range of events from magical birthday parties, to impressive corporate events and canape nights, to the wedding of your dreams.  To book or find out more, please contact Nicola on 07849803721 or by emailing

Our Thomson room is a well-furbished meeting room for corporate meetings and smaller parties and events. For further information or to book the Thomson room, please contact us on 01387 253485 or by email at



The Thomson Room, is named after Reverend Thomson, the second to last minister of the original Townhead Church.

The room comfortably sits 24 people board-room style and can be arranged in a variance of styles from Classroom to Cabaret, to Theatre Style.


The room is available at a cost of £15 per hour. 

There are a range of catering options available and clients will have access to a projector, laptop, connection to a projector and up to three flipcharts. 

Thomson Room Menu



The café area provides an extensive floorspace for a range of events from a birthday dinner with family and friends to the dreamiest of weddings.

Its unique history gives way to exquisite stained-glass windows and stunning Victorian architecture – a venue suited to a range of events.


The building has stood since 1867 and has lived through several transformations. 

It was born as the Townhead United Presbyterian Church, then was reborn as a school cafeteria before becoming the home of The Usual Place.

Cafe Menu



Whether you are looking to host a glamorous award ceremony or a more serious seminar – a lavish canape night or a delectable luncheon – an exciting new product launch or a festive holiday party – The Usual Place can be right for you!

Our stunning building serves as a backdrop to any event and will have your employees – and customers – talking about your event for years to come.

With three choices of catering, the ability to create your own bespoke package, and access to a well-stocked bar we will make sure you and your guests have the best eating experience. 


Our dedicated staff will also ensure that the café is set up to your specifications, whether you want cabaret-style seating or the use of our pop-up stage, and sound and lighting systems.

Corporate Menu



The Usual Place made its home in a renovated, historic church, which includes original stained glass windows, making it a perfect backdrop for your special day.

We have the capacity to hold a maximum of 120 guests.

We have 3 options available for weddings:

Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Wedding Ceremony by itself

Reception by itself



We will decorate the building for your ceremony and reception but you are welcome to bring your own decorations to us the night before

The wedding breakfast is a three-course meal accompanied by tea and coffee and 2 glasses of wine.

For your reception with us guests will be offered a free glass of Prosecco.

During the evening, we will provide a buffet of your choice – with the ability to develop your own bespoke package!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Available Saturday only

Package costs £2975 for 50 guests.

For more than 50 people an additional charge of £35 per adult and £15 per child. 

For evening guests, the cost will be £10 per person.

Wedding Menu 


Reception Only 

Available Friday and Saturday 

Package costs £1500 for 100 guests

For more than 100 people an additional charge of £10 per person.

Evening Menu


Ceremony Only

Available Saturday only

Exclusive hire of the venue

Self-decoration options, or decoration provided by The Usual Place

A complimentary glass of prosecco to toast the celebration.


To discuss your options in full please contact Nicola on 07849803721 or by emailing



From a birthday afternoon tea to a luxurious social dinner, The Usual Place is suited to a wide range of events.

Our unique, historic building is the perfect scene for taking Insta-worthy selfies or professional photographs for the promotion of your events. 


Our meal options are extensive with choices coming from our buffet options, main menu or bespoke combinations.

To book or find out more, please contact Nicola on 07849803721 or by emailing