The Brookfield Hall is an unmistakable, landmark building that is forever symbolic of the Brookfield Showground.
This famous old Brookfield Hall, in one form or another, has been part of Brookfield for over a century. The Hall as we see it now is a merger of an early building erected in 1871 and a later building that was moved to the site in 1932, to which the iconic towers were added.
Being a much loved Public Hall it is extensively used for a wide variety of activities.
What the Brookfield Hall can be hired for?
Meetings, dance classes, yoga classes, fitness classes, martial art classes, memorial services and wakes, social gatherings, weddings, birthday anniversaries and any other reasonable activity judged by the Trustees as being in keeping with community expectations.
What the Brookfield Hall cannot be hired for?
Teenage and twenty first birthday parties, school formals and recovery parties or any other event deemed by the Trustees as unsuitable. All decisions as to hire, or otherwise, are at the discretion of the Trustees.
Facilities at the Hall
The main Hall area, or auditorium, has a polished timber floor covering an area of approximately 14 metres by 9 metres.
There is also a Stage area, raised by one metre in height, of approximately 8 metres by 3 metres.
There is an adjoining Supper Room of approximately 7 metres by 5 metres which contains bench/bar space, with a large galvanised ice trough underneath and further bench space with a sink. There is also a large refrigerator and a large hot water urn.
There are 12 timber trestle tables measuring 2.4 metres by 0.9 metres which will seat 4 each and 1 on each end. There are 100 plastic stackable, armless chairs.
There are male and female toilets at the rear of the Hall and these are accessible as part of the hire.
There is a grassed area adjoining the Hall of approximately 20 metres by 12 metres, which can be used to erect a marquee, or to use as an outside setting. There are covered steps leading in and out on this side of the Hall.
Cost of Hire
Weddings: $1,000 plus a cleaning fee of $220 and a $600 bond. This allows for three days of use allowing the day before for set up and the day after for clean up.
Full day hire $750 plus a cleaning fee of $220 (if deemed required) and a $600 bond.
Meetings: $120. for a small scale meeting or similar lasting 3-4 hours.
Casual use: $35 per hour. This covers small scale use such as fitness classes, yoga martial arts and similar activities.
For major events a $250 deposit must be paid to secure the booking and the balance of the hire plus the bond must be paid 14 days prior to the date of hire.
The bond is refundable as soon as practicable following a satisfactory inspection of the Hall after the event.
Conditions of Hire
The Hall, its facilities and surrounds must be left clean, tidy and in the same condition in which it was found. Any cost of repair, or additional cleaning (above normal requirements) will be deducted from the bond.
The Hirer is responsible for the safe and proper conduct of any guests attending an event.
Any music, amplified or otherwise or live bands must finish at midnight and the Hall must be vacated by 1 am.
Decoration of the Hall excludes the use of nails, pins, tape or any other instrument that may damage the fabric of the Hall. Plans for significant decoration of the Hall must be negotiated and approved by the Trustees prior to hire.
The overriding principle is the Hall must be respected as a valuable, community amenity and be left in the same condition in which it was found.
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Q. What size are the trestle tables so I can measure for tablecloths? A. 2.4 x 0.9m.
Q. What lighting is available? A. There is a combination of dimmable floodlights, mood-lights and spotlights.
Q. Is the Hall air-conditioned? A. No it isn’t – but there are plentiful windows along each side that are able to be opened to provide air-flow. There are also several large pedestal fans available.
Q. Are there kitchen and cooking facilities available? A. No there isn’t. The Hall is hired “bare” and any catering must be brought in from elsewhere.
Q. How do I get keys for entry on hire dates? A. Contact the Booking Officer to obtain a code for the key safe located on the verandah of the Trustees Room.
Q. What parking is available? A. There is ample roadside parking on Brookfield Road, together with limited on-site parking adjoining the Hall, which is accessible through the main gate to the Showground.
Q. Does the Hall have rubbish facilities? A. No the Hall does not have rubbish removal facilities, and hirers need to remove all rubbish from the showground.
Celebrations by Alysia is Brookfield Hall’s preferred wedding and event planning service. It is a Brookfield based company which truely understands the beauty and potential of Brookfield Hall and its surrounds to make your wedding or event special.
Photos of some of the creative work by Celebrations by Alysia at Brookfield Hall