Urrbrae House is an accredited museum and is utilised by the University of Adelaide for a variety of educational and cultural activities.
Urrbrae House is not a function centre. However, some of its public rooms and grounds are available for hire by the community. Please note that Urrbrae House is not available for hire during certain periods due to requirements by the University of Adelaide and other on-campus organisations.
To limit the wear and tear on the House and grounds, only one event booking is taken per weekend. Those hiring Urrbrae House and its gardens are asked to respect the site's unique setting, and its heritage furnishings and fixtures.
Should you need to cancel your booking after the signed contract and deposit have been received, your deposit will be retained by Urrbrae House.
Catering and rubbish disposal
Ceremonies - Weddings and Funerals
Damage and inappropriate behaviour
If any damage is caused to Urrbrae House and/or its grounds, including furniture, equipment and the gardens during an event, the hirer will be charged for all repairs. Any attendee of an event who causes deliberate damage to Urrbrae House and/or its grounds, exhibits indecent behaviour or displays a substantial breach of decorum will be required to leave the event.
Please note that as of 1 January 2011 the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide became a smoke-free environment. This includes all buildings and facilities, and outdoor areas including gardens and carparks. Smoking is therefore not permitted in Urrbrae House or its surrounding gardens.
Seated dining events
The Dining Room which overlooks the Urrbrae House 20th Century Rose Garden can accommodate small groups only. The room can also be used for planning days, meetings and seminars. Please note that the room does not have data point access and because of its heritage furnishings is not suitable for meetings where large poster displays need to be erected.
Security of personal valuables
While Urrbrae House staff can assist with securing certain items within Urrbrae House, the hirer is responsible for the security of all personal belongings and valuables brought into Urrbrae House.
Please note that Urrbrae House is not a licensed venue. If you intend to serve alcohol at your event, you will need to be responsible for obtaining a Short Term Limited Liquor licence (if required) by the Office of Liquor and Gaming. https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/business-and-trade/liquor/apply/short-term
Stairs and young children
Because of the number of stairs in Urrbrae House, young children attending events must be closely supervised by an accompanying adult.