The Substation


a unique space for YOUR occasion

What's the capacity of The Substation?

The maximum legal capacity for an event at The Substation is 300 guests.

What are the venue hire fees for The Substation?

Entire Building, Full Hire: $3750

Entire Building, Half Hire: $2200

Ground Level, Full Hire: $2750

Ground Level, Half Hire: $1700

Full Hire, enables a 15 hour rental period, from 10am-1am.

Half Hire, enables a 6hr rental period. Times are flexible.

How do I check availability for my date?

Please email us at for availability.

What's required to book a date?

A 50% deposit and the signed agreement is due at the time of booking.

The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your event.

When can we have access to setup?

As per the booking agreement you will have access to the venue as early as 10am on the day of your event, or as stated in your booking agreement.

Can you setup our event?

Yes, we offer a service to setup your event, which will be done prior to your access to the building. Pricing starts from $500 depending on the amount of setup required.

Are there any restrictions on caterers or suppliers I can use?

We are flexible for you to use caterers and suppliers of your choice. We do have a list of recommended suppliers that are familiar with the building, and we know deliver high quality.

Once I've booked The Substation can I schedule additional site visits?

Yes, once your date has been secured, you are welcome to arrange an additional site visit to the property. If you're using a caterer who isn't familiar with the building and if you're using a stylist, we recommend that you arrange a visit with all suppliers to confirm your event setup.

Can I schedule a rehearsal at the venue prior to my event day?

For a Wedding, we understand the importance of holding a rehearsal for positioning and timings for your ceremony, so we can arrange a visit. This needs to be scheduled nearer the time of your date, to ensure it doesn't interfere with other bookings. 

Am I responsible for clean-up?

The venue will be clean and ready for your event, and professionally cleaned following your event closure. So you are not required to clean the building. You are responsible for:

- Removing all rubbish, and bottles

- Removing all items you've bought onto the premises.

- Your caterer is responsible for clearing all catering rubbish and equipment.

What time do we pack-out

If you have arranged delivery of furniture and setup the venue yourself, you are responsible for removing all items by 1am. You are not permitted to leave anything on site after the contracted end time of your event, unless by prior arrangement.


If The Event Boutique have provided a hire package and setup service, then setup and pack-out, will be taken care of by The Event Boutique.

Do you have restrictions for decorating?

We are pretty flexible on decor, as long as no harm is done to any surfaces.

Therefore drilling, stapling, hammering or fixing to any surface is not permitted.

If you are unsure, please ask before doing anything, as you will be charged for any damage.

Do you provide any furniture?

There is no furniture provided with the venue.

The Event Boutique offer a range of hire furniture and can put together a package for hire, florals, styling and setup. 

Are candles allowed?

No open flames are permitted on the premises, as it's a historic building.

Is there a kitchen?

There is a kitchen prep area. Your caterer will need to bring in equipment to service your event.

Is parking available?

There is no parking included in the rental of the venue. For setup and pack-down, you may access the rear service area, and vehicles must be moved once setup and pack-down is complete. Vehicles cannot remain in the service area.

When is the latest our guests can be here for the event?

How much time do we have for pack-down?

Your event must conclude by midnight. An hour is allocated for pack-down, and supplier pack-out, which must be completed by 1am.

we can provide furniture & setup

hire. florals. setup

To assist with your event, The Event Boutique offer furniture hire, florals, and can setup the venue.

When any of these services are arranged through The Event Boutique, this will all be setup prior to your arrival and access.


We have a range of unique furniture from aged timber tables, and chairs, to bars, bar leaners and lounge furniture. We also have a large range of decor and can put together a complete hire package for your event.


Our florist can create arrangements and spectacular
on-site installations, ceremony backdrops and more.


We offer a setup and pack-down service, starting from $500 and depending on your event requirements.


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Celebrate your occasion in unique style with The Event Boutique. We offer a comprehensive range of services to celebrate weddings, special occasions and corporate events in style!


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