Ballaarat Mechanics Institute: Humffray Room
117 Sturt Street, Ballarat
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The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, located in the heart of the cultural and business district of Ballarat city, offers a range of versatile spaces for hire.

The Humffray Room, a beautifully restored heritage room, (1869) is on the second level of the BMI overlooking Sturt Street.
The room is ideal for conference and training, forums, small wedding ceremonies and receptions, parties and recitals. The room has a bar/servery, carpeted floor with small dance floor, projection facilities plus PA system.

It is also utilised as a breakout room for the larger Minerva Space for catering or pre-function food and drinks. The room is serviced by a preparation kitchen and has stairs or lift access.

WiFi access available

Prices and Options
Hire Cost: $65 per hour (plus minimum cleaning fee of $35). Minimum total charge is $165
Minimum Spend: $165 (2 hours)
Total Min. Cost: $165
Food Packages: Provided by an outside caterer
Drink Packages:

The venue has a liquor licence

Other Drink Options: The venue has a bar and staff or byo by arrangement
Other Notes: Daily hire: $440
Guest Capacity and Options
Standing Capacity: 160
Seated Capacity: 120
Minimum Guests: -
Area Type: Fully private room
Seating Options: Theatre style or table layout
Times and Suitability
Function Durations: Negotiable - hourly or a daily rate applies
Functions End at: Negotiable
Venue Closes at: -
Limits to Availability: -
21st Birthdays: Yes
18th Birthdays: No
Other restrictions: -
Underage Guests: Please discuss with the venue
Audio-Visual Facilities
Projector Screen: Yes
Data Projector: Yes
LCD/Plasma Screens: No
DVD or USB Plug-in: Yes
Microphone: Yes
Whiteboard: Yes
Lectern: Yes
Wi-Fi Access: Yes
Other Facilities
Private Bar: -
Dance Floor: Yes
Stage: No
Car Parking: Offstreet parking only
Smoking: No
Disability Access: Yes - lift available
Accommodation: No
Food and Beverages
Can the Venue provide Finger Food: Yes - outside caterer available
Can the Venue provide full Meals: Yes - outside caterer available
Can guests bring Finger Food: Please discuss with the venue
Guests bring a Cake: Yes
Music and Entertainment
Can Guests organise a Band or DJ: Yes
Can the Venue provide a DJ or Band: Yes
Can Venue play it's music for free: No
Ipod Plug-in available: Yes
CD Player available: No
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