Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

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613 Main Road
Ballarat, VIC 3350


Mercure Ballarat and Convention Centre is a four star hotel and conference venue, set amongst three hectares of beautifully manicured gardens, complete with its own ornamental lake. Conveniently located just 75 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, Mercure Ballarat is situated opposite the multi-award winning Sovereign Hill, with close proximity to the historic centre of Ballarat.

Billy’s Bistro and Bar is a friendly place to dine, featuring local produce with a Middle eastern twist. Named after Billy Butterfly, a popular and cherished Ballarat local personality from the 1950’s, you are invited to relax at Billy’s while you enjoy a snack, meal or drink.

Boasting regional Victoria’s most comprehensive conference and event facilities with variety of rooms from 10 to 1000 guests, Mercure Ballarat is the perfect venue a residential conference, business retreat, social event or wedding celebration. 

Notes Relating to Event Suitability:

At Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre our regular conference clientele know that every detail of their conference will be attended to by our team of event specialists who are at the frontline of responding to client needs.

Behind the scenes, our team of chefs are working to deliver quality food that is healthy and delicious. Mercure Ballarat’s Executive Chef, Donatello Pietrantuono has considered the culinary needs of conference attendees and has designed  food format using local produce which is not only friendly and tasty but also uncomplicated for the organiser to work into the conference agenda.

Venue Capacities

Accommodaton Rating:4 star
Number of Rooms - Accommodation: 97
Maximum Capacity - Accommodation: 220

Notes Relating to Accommodation:

Mercure Ballarat offers a total of 97 accommodation rooms (including 9 two bedroom apartments) to meet your accommodation requirements.

Single or Twin Share these generously sized rooms offer either one King bed or two King Single bed configuration

-    Ensuite, flat screen TV, air conditioning

-    Wireless and wired internet connections

-    Refrigerator, tea & coffee making facilities


Minimum Capacity 2Cocktail party - 3 hours food & beverage$97.00
Maximum Capacity 1000Lunch or Dinner - 4 hours food and beverage$93.00
Maximum Standing 1000Conference - Day package$71.00
Maximum Table Seating 600ACCOMMODATIONFROM
Maximum Theatre 850Per Room$139

Notes Relating to Venue Capacities:

Easy Bump in via ground floor loading bay, with 3 phase power available

Dedicated ceiling trusses available for lighting and effecte

ROOMCocktail Cocktail with Dance Floor Banquet Banquet with Dance Floor Theatre Theatre with Dance Floor Classroom U-Shape Style Boardroom Style Area (M2) Ceiling Height (M)
Convention Centre  1000  800  600  500  850    390  50  30  690  5.0
Convention Centre Room 1  500  420  280  220  400    130  40  30  285  5.0
Convention Centre Room 2  600  520  320  260  440    150  35  30  345  5.0
Convention Pre-Function Area  600                  349  5.0
Victoria Rooms 1 & 2  70    60    70    30  25  20  85  3.5
The Conservatory  150  100  100  60  220    60  30  20  165  3.5
Eureka Ballroom  400    180    300    120  60    316  3.5

Event Suitability

Conference:  yes
Corporate:  yes
Social:  yes
Wedding Receptions:  yes
Wedding Ceremonies:  yes
Training Events:  yes
Sporting Club Events:  yes
21st Birthdays:  yes
Deb Balls and School Formals:  yes
After Parties:  yes
Underage Events:  yes
18th Birthdays:  yes
Religious Events:  yes
Dinner Dances:  yes
Exhibition/Product Launch:  yes
Concerts:  yes
Hens & Bucks Nights:  no

Food & Beverages

Catered:  yes
Allow External Catering:  no
Licensed:  yes
Allow External Beverages:  no
Licensed Hours:  24-hours

Other Requirements

AV - Sound Lighting, Staging Etc.:  yes
Views:  yes
Parking:  yes
Outdoor Facilities:  yes
Disabled Access and Facilities:  yes
Public Transport Nearby:  yes

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