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Weddings at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute

Celebrate your wedding at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute in one of the most elegant and historical buildings in Ballarat and create memories to last a lifetime.

The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, located in the heart of Ballarat city, is the perfect venue to celebrate your wedding day. From sit down dinners to cocktail parties, our venue offers versatile spaces perfectly suited to receptions, ceremonies, dinners and parties.

Enter from the historic façade on Sturt Street via classic Victorian staircases to the first and second floor venues. The elegant staircases create a magical ambience and the perfect backdrop for photos. Alternatively, these spaces may be accessed by lift.

On the upstairs levels you reach the two venues we offer for your reception – the Minerva Space and the Humffray Room.


The Minerva Space

The Minerva Space provides a majestic backdrop for a formal dinner with dancing. This is a beautifully restored 1860 former hall located on the first level of the building. Its decorative heritage features offers elegance of years gone by whilst providing the facilities to host a contemporary reception. Seating/table capacity for up to 130 guests it provides ample room for dining and dancing.

 


Humffray Room

The Humffray Room is perfect for more intimate gatherings, small ceremonies and cocktail parties.

This beautifully restored heritage room, (1869) on the second level overlooking Sturt Street, can hold up to 120 seated theatre-style, 70 seated dinner-style and standing capacity for 200 guests. The room has a bar/servery, carpeted floor with small dance floor plus a PA system available.

Humffray Room


Both rooms rooms have lift access and are serviced by a dedicated Preparation Kitchen, providing caterers with purpose built facilities to assist with your reception. Round tables and tablecloths available. If required bar service also available.

For that extra special touch, why not combine the two rooms, utilising the elegant Humffray Room to greet guests with pre-dinner drinks and finger food before moving to the Minerva Space for the formalities, dining and dancing.

With the variety of rooms and options, the Ballarat Mechanics’ Institute invites you to immerse yourself in the history and elegance of our venues for an incredible experience on your wedding day.


Room Rates

Minerva Space

Minimum hire: 2 hours.
Room Hourly: $85
Setup and Cleaning: $45 (Function dependent)
Out of Hours Opening: $30
Daily (7hrs): $595 (plus cleaning and out of hours opening)
Refundable Bond: $300

Humffray Room

Minimum hire: 2 hours.
Room Hourly: $60
Setup and Cleaning: $35 (Function dependent)
Out of Hours Opening: $30
Daily (7hrs): $395 (plus cleaning and out of hours opening)
Refundable Bond: $195

View Bookings Calendar –

To view room availability see the bookings calendar.

Conditions of Hire –

See also Conditions of Hire for more details and requirements.

 


For enquiries and to come in and view our venue spaces contact:

Venue Manager 0419 677 713

Email: bookings@ballaratmi.org.au