Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

Experience the grandeur of the magnificently restored Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute for your next gala celebration, wedding and business event. It’s a venue that offers a true ‘red carpet’ appeal as guests enter through the historic façade, up the classic Victorian staircase to the grand Minerva or Humffray Rooms.

The Minerva Space provides a majestic backdrop for a formal dinner with dancing. This beautifully restored 1860 former hall with decorative features showcases the elegance of years gone by whilst providing the facilities to host a contemporary reception.

The Humffray Room has also been restored to its former heritage splendor. It is the perfect venue for more intimate gatherings, small ceremonies and cocktail parties. On the second level overlooking Sturt Street, there is a bar and servery, carpeted floor with small dance floor plus a PA system available.

LOCATION: 117 Sturt St Ballarat, Vic 3350

Minerva Space: 130 seated (dining and dancing space) 300 theatre-style, 400 standing
Humffray Room: 70 seated; 120 theatre-style; 200 standing

Minerva Space: 14m wide x 21m long
Humffray Room: 6m wide x 15m long

FOR ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS: 0413 114 664 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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