The heritage-listed Mission to Seafarers offers a unique venue for functions and events of all styles and sizes. Recently renovated and featuring a sunbathed courtyard full of rustic charm, a secret garden, private balcony, historic chapel, the magnificent Norla Dome, and the large Main Hall – the possibilities are endless. With full bar facilities, commercial kitchen, catering options and beverage packages, it’s the perfect venue for your event. All in the heart of Docklands!
The Norla Dome (105sqm) is a feature of the heritage-listed building and offers a unique exhibition space. It seats up to 100 people for an in-the-round performance, 75 for a comfortable sit- down dinner and up to 120 people for a cocktail-style celebration or live music performance.
The Celia Little Room (68sqm) is equipped with an AV projector and screen and offers boardroom facilities. Also suitable for the most elegant of dinners for up to 60 people, 90 for a cocktail-style soiree and 70 people for a performance with theatre style set-up. The rooms’ French doors open up onto the cloistered courtyard for guests to stretch their legs during intervals, lunch breaks or to enjoy as an extension to the function room for drinks and alfresco dining.
Sunbathed and full of rustic charm, the Courtyard (160sqm) is suitable for weddings and birthday celebrations of up to 120 guests, launch or wrap parties, live music performances, and as a music video, film and photography location.
The historical Chapel features all original furnishings, stunning stain glass windows and a grand piano. It seats up to 90 people for a wedding or funeral service and has hosted live performances and provided the backdrop for numerous film and music video shoots.
The Main Hall (160sqm) is a multi-use space that can accommodate up to 300 people (standing) for a live music performance or celebration, 100 for a sit-down dinner and up to 150 for a seated theatre style performance or conference. Easy access to all facilities including the bar and full-sized kitchen.
Located in free tram zone, Tram Stop D5 opposite on Flinders St serves #70, #75 and City Circle
5-8 minute walk to Southern Cross Station
Carpark behind the Mission building and next door on Siddeley St
Private dinners, cocktail parties, weddings, funerals and wakes, live music events, theatre performance, conferences, corporate events, Christmas parties, birthday parties, exhibitions.
WHAT CAN GUESTS ENJOY THE VENUE:
Heritage-listed building, unique space, fully licensed well-priced bar, tranquil secret garden
DOES A VENUE HIRE FEE APPLY?
Various and competitively priced – plus 20% discount not-for-profits and emerging artists
WHAT IS THE LATEST TIME THE VENUE WILL ALLOW AN EVENT TO RUN?
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL COSTS (ie: security, staffing, service charges etc)
Security for events over 100 people, AV and some infrastructure (chairs, trestle tables etc)
DOES THE VENUE ALLOW OUTSIDE CATERING?
Yes – food trucks welcome, full kitchen available to hire $300
CAN UNDERAGE GUEST ATTEND EVENTS? ARE THERE ANY RULES / RESTRICTIONS AROUND THIS?
Yes, however they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
CAN GUESTS STYLE / DECORATE THE EVENT SPACE?
DOES THE VENUE SET UP FURNITURE?
IS THERE AUDIO VISUAL (AV)?
Yes – This can be hired at a cost
IS THERE A STAGE?
Yes – This can be hired at a cost
IS THERE A DANCE FLOOR?
IS THERE SPACE FOR A LIVE BAND?
DO YOUR CONFERENCE / EVENT SPACES FEATURE NATURAL LIGHT?
DOES THE VENUE ALLOW EXTERNAL MUSIC? (live bands, DJs etc)
DO ANY OF YOUR EVENT SPACES HAVE ACCESS TO AN OUTDOOR AREA?
Main Hall, Celia Little Room and Chapel have direct access to the Courtyard and Garden
DOES THE VENUE HAVE WHEELCHAIR ACCESS?
WHAT TIME IS THE VENUE LICENSED UNTIL?
WHAT ARE THE DEPOSIT TERMS?
DO YOU OFFER FREE WIFI?