> Can we have our wedding ceremony downstairs?

Please contact Sandra Jackson for approval at Ballina Shire Council on 1300 864 444.

> Do I have to set the room up myself?

Yes. We supply the tables and chairs, the hirer is responsible for the set up and pack down of the room. It is important to include adequate time in your booking, before and after your event, to allow for set-up and pack down.  

> How many tables and chairs do you have available?

Tables and chairs are included with your room hire. We can supply up 12 x 6ft/1.83m round tables, 25 x 6ft/1.83m Trestle tables, 150 x banquet chairs and 50 x plastic chairs.

> Is there any other equipment available?

Yes. You may also request the use of a whiteboard and lectern. 

> Are there tea/coffee facilities?

There is a kitchenette with a fridge, sink and urn located next to the Jullum Room (Function Room 1) and Dirrawong Room (Function Room 3). You will need to provide all of your own cups, teaspoons, tea, coffee, milk etc.

There is a kiosk and Café onsite which can also offer food and beverage options. Alternatively, external caterers can be hired. 

> Do you have a projector/screen/PA?

The function rooms are equipped with a state of the art audio visual system to enable a wide range of entertainment opportunities for your event. This system includes up to three large flat screen televisions with HDMI, AV and USB input, surround sound PA integration and wireless microphones. Instructions are located next to the control panels and a copy is available from the office if you require one.

> Can I hang decorations in the function rooms ?

Yes. Please refrain from using any sticky tape or permanent fixtures. Blu-tac is permitted. If you are planning on hanging decorations using a ladder, you must identify this in your risk assessment. Rooms must be left in the same condition as hired or fees will apply.

> Is there car parking available at the centre?

Car parking is conveniently located directly opposite the Ballina Surf Club. Additional parking is also available at Lighthouse Beach lookout and along Lighthouse Parade.

> Are there any restrictions on alcohol consumption?

Responsible drinking of alcohol is permitted within each venue. Hirers selling or supplying alcohol to a ticketed event will be required to obtain a liquor licence from the licensing authority for the duration of the event.

> What type of power access is there?

The function rooms have a number of 240 volt power outlets located around the rooms. Please note 3-phase power outlets are not available. The centre provides power boards; and it is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure their electrical requirements are both safe and suitable to the power options available.

> Can you help to promote my event?

Yes. We can help promote regular classes and public events through the 'What’s On' section on the Community Spaces website, and Discover Ballina website. We also produce a monthly enews and can arrange publication in Council's Community Connect magazine. 

> Do you offer catering for events?

No. The Lighthouse Beach Cafe  is located onsite and can provide catering for your event. There are also numerous local cafes and caterers in the area that would be happy to cater for your event. For a list of businesses offering catering, please visit Discover Ballina.

> Can our caterers operate a kitchen van outside?

Please contact us to discuss your requirements on 02 6681 0528.

> Am I required to have security at my function?

Whenever alcohol is sold or supplied at a ticketed event, the hirer will be required to obtain a liquor licence from the licensing authority for the duration of the event. Responsible drinking of alcohol is permitted within each hired space and is limited to the internal hired space. Note that all events must be concluded and the centre closed by midnight on the evening of your event.

> Can I use a smoke machine?

Sorry no, as the function rooms are fitted with smoke alarms.

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