Snake Valley Community Hall

Contact Name: Kate Breen

Contact Phone Number: 035344 9327

Contact Email: tekasv@iprimus.com.au

Venue Street Address: Linton Carngham Rd, Snake Valley

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

Description of Venue: The Snake Valley community hall sits in a peaceful rural setting 31 km from Ballarat and 144 km from Melbourne. Originally a gold rush town, Snake Valley's main industry today is farming. The town features a range of heritage buildings, including several churches. The Snake Valley hall was built in 1926, and has undergone a series of upgrades since 2004.

A main feature of the hall is a large stage with two electrically heated rear change rooms, lighting, PA and stage curtain. Together with excellent acoustics, the hall is ideal for performances, both amateur and professional.

Currently the hall houses the local maternal health clinic, and hosts regular events such as exercise class, CERT meetings, youth group, Anzac Day Service, fundraising luncheons for CFA, CERT & the Luekemia foundation, a bi-annual Photography exhibition and Melbourne performances once a year. The hall is ideal for private functions including weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, Christmas parties and funerals.

The main hall is large, and can be further enlarged by opening the bi-fold doors through to the supper room, which features a servery from the kitchen. When closed the supper room is an intimate space for smaller gatherings. The kitchen is well equipped with ample bench space for the preparation of food, and a large serving window. Facilities include crockery, cutlery, fridge, microwave, 2 commercial stove and ovens, and a bain marie. Local catering is also available through Ann Singleton who can be booked by telephone on 53449332.

The hall, supper room and meeting room are all heated with either electricity of gas, and the main hall has blinds on the windows.

The grounds of the hall feature a fenced children's playground, picnic tables and free electric BBQ. There is also a 'food forest', made possible via funding, which local residents can access at any time.

There is off street parking for up to 100 cars.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- refundable deposit upon leaving hall clean and tidy
- hirer must have own public liability. This is available through the Pyrenees council for $15.00

Types of events which are run/held: exercise class, CERT meetings, youth group, Anzac Day Service, fundraising lucheons for CFA, CERT & the Luekemia foundation, a bi-annual Photography exhibition and Melbourne performances once a year, weddings, birthday parties, meetings, anniversaries, funerals

Distance from Melbourne: 144 km

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? Open to public when public events

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? Telephone Sonia Missen on 53449300

Floor Dimensions: Main Hall: 9.05 x 15.2 metres ; Supper Room: 9.22 x 5.98 metres

Seating Capacity: 120

Seating available on-site? 120 chairs, 18 trestles

Access: wheelchair access, access at front , side access, back stage entrance

Toilets: Toilets can be accessed from inside and outside hall, and include 1 disabled toilets, public toilets, 2 mens, 2 womens

Kitchen: The kitchen is well appointed with ample bench space for the preparation of food, and a large serving window. Facilities include crockery, cutlery, fridge, microwave, 2 commercial stove and ovens, and a bain marie

Stage: The stage measures 9.05 x 4.6 metres and features a stage curtain, side curtains, two change rooms accessing the stage and lighting. The hall has excellent acoustics.

Technical equipment: lighting, PA, projection screen in the smaller meeting room

Extra categories: Additional features include supper room, meeting room, maternal health room, children's playground, picnic tables and free electric BBQ