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Rooms Available for Hire in Urrbrae House

Please see our event bookings page for conditions, contact details and to make a booking for any of the following rooms you wish to hire.

The Main Hall and Minstrels Gallery in conjunction with the Dining Room and Drawing Room can be used for events such as receptions, cocktail parties and exhibition openings for up to 100 people.

The Dining Room which overlooks the Urrbrae House 20th Century Rose Garden accommodates table seating for up to 24 people for lunches and dinners. The room can also be used for planning days, meetings and seminars for up to 16 people.  Please note that the room does not have data point access and because of its heritage funishings is not suitable for meetings where large poster displays need to be erected.

The Drawing Room which overlooks the Croquet Lawn accommodates up to 70 people seated in theatre style for concerts, lectures and meetings. It is also suitable for functions such as book launches.

The Ball Room situated on the lower level of the House accommodates up to 100 people for small conferences, concerts and lectures. The Ball Room can also be hired for Exhibitions. For health and safety reasons it is not possible to serve food and drink in the Ball Room. Please note: due to the heritage nature of the house, there is no disabled access to the Ball Room.

Urrbrae House Grounds including the Rose Garden accommodates up to 250 people for organisational celebrations, fundraising events, and social functions.

Regretfully, we are unable to accommodate Wedding Ceremonies or Receptions. We are however, happy to accommodate Wedding Photography in both the House and Gardens (fees apply). Those looking for a wedding venue may find the following link to alternate venues useful:



Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

Amanda Jackson
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7497

Waite Arboretum

Dr Kate Delaporte
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405

Waite Conservation Reserve

Dr Kate Delaporte
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405

Postal Address

Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005