Miners Rest Mechanics Institute Community Hall

Contact Name: Dianne Jennings

Contact Phone Number: 0423160647

Contact Email: rwjdmj@gmail.com

Venue Street Address: 2 Market St, Miners Rest 3352

Is the venue able to be booked by the public? Yes

Description of Venue: Formerly the country of the Burrumbeet Bulag koori community, the European settlement of Miners Rest predates Ballarat. In the early 1850s Miners Rest was located midway between the then recently discovered goldfields of Clunes and Buninyong, and on the Burrumbeet Creek, a source of permanent and flowing water. As such it became a midway point of rest for miners with hotels and accommodation for people travelling from one goldfield to another.

The original features of the Miners Rest Community Hall are over one hundred years old, including an open fireplace. Today the hall is used regularly by the local community with activities such as Landcare meetings, Lions Club meetings, Hall committee meetings, morning teas, Yoga, and exercise classes. The hall is also suitable for private functions such as weddings, birthday parties, fundraisers, reunions and exhibitions.

The hall includes the main hall and fully carpeted supper/meeting room for meetings or smaller functions.
A smaller meeting room is also available has a mat with a heater and comfortable chairs

Although there is no stage curtain, the stage does have a side entrance with access to changing areas and toilets, so does have potential to host performances.

The open style kitchen features ample bench space for easy food preparation and serving and features a fridge, microwave, domestic stove, pie warmer, urn, kettle and limited crockery and cutlery.

Gas wall heating is installed in the hall and meeting room.

Street parking is available.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: (more details available upon booking)
- refundable bond
- hirer must have own public liability if a food vendor
- music off by 12 midnight in accordance with EPA
- premises to be vacated by as soon as possible after end of event
- cleaning up time by arrangement
- NO 18th or 21st birthday parties

Types of events which are run/held: Regular users: Hall committee hosts a morning tea 1st Wednesday of month 10-11.30am, Suitable for private functions etc

Distance from Melbourne: 123 km

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? The hall is open to public when public events or classes are being held:

Hall committee hosts a morning tea 1st Wednesday of the month 10-11.30am

Yoga (Monday & Tuesday nights)
Dance classes (Tuesday & Friday night),
Hip Hop class (Wednesday night),
Karate (Thursday nights).

CSMR hold meetings second Tuesday of the month.

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? Contact Dianne Jenning 0423 160 647 | rwjdmj@gmail.com

Floor Dimensions: Main Hall: 18.4 x 8 metres; Meeting Room: 10.2 x 5.8 metres

Seating Capacity: 100

Seating available on-site? 100 chairs, 10 trestles

Access: wheelchair access

Toilets: Toilets inside building: 3 urinals, 1 toilet male, 3 female, unisex disabled toilet

Kitchen: The open style kitchen features ample bench space for easy food preparation and serving, features a fridge, microwave, domestic stove, pie warmer, urn, kettle and limited crockery and cutlery.

Stage: Stage measuring 5.3 x 2.7 metres (40cm high)

Technical equipment: No

Location:

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