Room Hire FAQs

On which days do you offer room hires?

The Darwin and Nightingale rooms are available for bookings 7 days a week.

The Bronte room is only available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays as it is used as an exhibition room when we are open to the pubic.

What are your business hours for room hires?

Business hours for room hires are between 8am and 6pm. Hours between 6 and 11pm are charged at a higher rate.

All attendees must have left the premises by 11pm as we are in a residential area.

Hire time includes all set-up and breakdown time.

What is the minimum hire time?

The minimum hire time is 4 hours.

What packages do you offer?

Our rooms can be offered on a half-day (4-hour) or full day (8-hour basis).

We also offer a day delegate rate.

What do your packages include?

All of our packages include:

  • Dedicated events team available throughout the planning process and on the day
  • Free WiFi
  • Large screen for presenting
  • Flip chart and pens
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible parking

Various refreshment and catering options are available for an additional fee.

How much does it cost?

Prices are variable. Please contact our team for a quote at

Do you offer refreshments and catering?

We have various refreshment and catering options available. This includes an unlimited tea and coffee package as well as varies snack and lunch options. Please enquire for more information.

Are your rooms accessible?

2 of our 3 meeting rooms are fully accessible, the Bronte and Darwin rooms. We have accessible toilets close to each of these rooms.

The Nightingale room can only be accessed via stairs.

Can I hire multiple rooms?

If you are planning a large event or conference, we can offer various deals to include multiple rooms. This is subject to availability.

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