Perth Town Hall Hire
|Service Type||Event bookings|
|What you need||Complete the Perth Town Hall online enquiry form.|
|Eligibility requirements||Refer to Perth Town Hall venue hire guide.||Fees||Refer to Perth Town Hall fees document.|
Frequently asked questions
Perth Town Hall maximum room capacities as of 12 July 2021 are:
- Main Hall: 400
- Supper room: 72
- Lower Foyer: 82
Perth Town Hall event occupancy limits without restrictions are as follows:
- Banquet style: Up to 240 (200 with dance floor).
- Theatre style: Up to 340 (300 chairs available, remainder must be hired from third party supplier).
- Cocktail style: Up to 400.
Using the open-air undercroft, larger numbers may be accommodated for indoor-outdoor events with additional infrastructure.
- Main Hall: 21m x 12.8m
- Supper Room: 20m x 4.5m
- Lower Foyer: 15m x 12m"
Is Perth Town Hall accessible?
There is a lift to the Main Hall for disabled access and a separate disabled toilet with wheelchair access. The entry to the main door is by ramped if approached via Hay Street. There are steps on the Barrack Street approach.
The nearest disabled drop-off bay is 150 metres away on the south side of Murray Street near the corner of Barrack Street. Red and Blue CAT bus stops are nearby on Barrack Street and the nearest taxi rank is across the street on Hay Street.
There is an infrared hearing system (a technical alternative to a hearing loop). If you are planning to attend a Perth Town Hall event and would like to use this system, please call in advance on (08) 9461 3555.
Parking and transport at Perth Town Hall
The nearest City of Perth car parks are:
- Pier Street, between Murray and Wellington Streets.
- Council House, 27 St Georges Terrace.
- Perth Concert Hall, Terrace Road.
For information, go to the City of Perth Parking website.
Red CAT bus stop and a taxi rank are adjacent to the venue. Perth City train station and the bus station are three blocks from Perth Town Hall. Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Perth Esplanade Busport are five blocks from Perth Town Hall.
Visit the Transperth website for more information.
Weddings at Perth Town Hall
Perth Town Hall is a beautifully restored heritage venue, with a dramatic 15-metre cathedral ceiling, stained glass windows and polished jarrah floors. Its pointed arches, towers and wedding cake turrets lend a fairy tale air to any wedding. One site visit will spark your own unique wedding ideas.
Right in the middle of Perth CBD with easy access to hotels, including the new State Buildings, plus trains and taxis, with ample parking just 240 meters away, Perth Town Hall is suitable for 100-220 guests for sit-down wedding receptions, or up to 400 cocktail style. For wedding ceremonies the Main Hall can accommodate up to 80-300 while the Lower Foyer accommodates 60 seated and an additional 40 standing.
What about catering?
Perth Town Hall is a rare, iconic venue which allows you to choose your own caterer. Design your wedding in your own exquisite style, follow your family traditions, or take a simple or rustic approach. If you’d rather leave the details to someone else, or just want to compare costs, our Bookings Officer can provide wedding packages designed by some of Perth’s leading caterers.
Is the Perth Town Hall suitable for themed events?Yes! This historic venue lends itself to a variety of themed events. Vintage, gothic, medieval, Victorian and steampunk weddings and events are all at home here. Past themes have included Harry Potter, The Great Gatsby, The DaVinci Code, Casino Royale, Versailles, Downton Abbey, Winter Wonderland, Commando and many more.
The practicalities of parking, cleaning and limitations
We can provide security, audio and projection services, comfortable chairs and round banquet tables seating eight-to-10 people. You can also supply your own long tables or soft furniture for a unique look.
Your caterer is expected to do basic cleanup, packing away hire gear and rubbish; Town Hall staff will look after the rest. Any hire gear that cannot be removed on the night must be neatly packed into a side room. Alternatively, hire the hall for another two hours the next morning and do your pack-out then. If you want to be involved in the setup, you can hire the hall the evening before. A three-bay loading/unloading area comes with the hire, which you can use for wedding cars and caterers.
Unfortunately, candles are not permitted at the venue because of fire restrictions but excellent LED lookalikes are commercially available.
What about security, insurance, liquor and other licenses?
The cost of security will be included in your quote. All events after 6pm require one security guard. Events involving alcohol require one guard per 100 persons. Additional security may be required at management discretion.
A certificate of public liability insurance is required from businesses and organisations hiring Perth Town Hall. Private individuals hiring the hall for weddings. for instance, do not require public liability insurance.
An occasional licence is required when hospitality is provided to sponsors or clients, when alcohol is sold or supplied as part of a ticket price, or when it has been paid for out of member’s fees. There are prescribed exemptions for very small events (75-100 persons) and private parties in some circumstances. Weddings do not require a licence and no further licence is required if a licensed caterer is engaged to serve the alcohol. The Bookings Officer will advise whether a liquor licence is required.
Applications for an occasional licence can be obtained by visiting the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor website or calling (08) 9425 1888. You must apply for a licence at least two weeks before the event. Specific information for your event must be obtained from the Department. Generally, applications for licenses for 249 persons or fewer are straightforward. For events involving 250-300 people, the licensee must complete a short version of the Responsible Service of Alcohol course. For events over 300 people, the licensee, the event manager and all servers must have completed the full Responsible Service of Alcohol course.
Perth Town Hall holds an Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) Hall license for background music. Many ticketed events involving music, and non-ticketed events where entertainment costs more than $2,000, will require an additional APRA license.
Perth Town Hall also holds a PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia) license for background music. Ticketed events making use of recorded music will require an additional PPCA license.