The George Hotel offers several function spaces for your next event. Located in the heart of Ballarat, we have something to suit every occasion.


Herring Room & Balcony

The Herring Function Room is named after Francis Herring, one of the two original owners of the ‘George Inn’ which first opened in 1854.

Our recently renovated ‘Herring Function Room & Balcony’ is perfect for your next private function. The room is traditional in style and includes a marble bar and adjoins The George’s 1st floor balcony.  The Herring Function room can accommodate 60 guests seated or 150 guests standing.

The adjoining 1st floor balcony is an ideal space to relax for breaks throughout your conference or event, overlooking historic Lydiard Street. The impressive balcony is included for guests holding a function in the Herring Room.

The Lounge

Is a fantastic functions & corporate space available for your next event every day of the week, It is ideal for corporate or large social events.
The Lounge can accommodate 150 seated guests or 300 guests cocktail style (standing)

Elegance and sophistication abound in Ballarat’s most suitable CBD functions and events space.

The Lounge is located at the rear of The George Hotel. This elegant space, refurbished just a few years ago, is perfect for special occasions and ideal for large weddings.

Private Dining at The Lane Restaurant


We are thrilled to be able to offer a Private Dining space just off the side of The Lane Restaurant.  We cater for specialised corporate breakfasts, lunches or dinners. This particular space is ideal for an intimate family get together, corporate breakfast, lunch or dinner meeting. Or maybe for your special birthday celebration.

The Private Dining Room, can accommodate up to 25 seated guests or 40 guests standing.

You can read some reviews of our great food on Zomato here. 



George Hotel Function Packages

We will tailor an event to your specific needs and budget



Event Room Hire Conditions


Lydiard Wine Bar

The Lydiard Wine Bar is a sister property to The George Hotel and is located only two doors down from The George Hotel, along historic Lydiard Street heading towards Sturt Street.
The Lydiard Wine Bar is a grand space offering a team specialising in social and corporate events, large and small. Wedding receptions are our specialty, along with corporate meetings and other formal events.  The beautifully restored Lydiard Wine Bar features Venetian chandeliers, elaborate gold trimmings and a baby grand piano, making it the perfect venue to host your next event.