Looking for a venue to host your next event?
Published on 01 April 2022
Finding a suitable place to host your event can be quite tricky, especially if your budget is tight. That's why community venues are often a great choice for events and functions because they're affordable, well equipped, and often accessible. From halls fit for weddings through to meeting rooms for cosy book clubs, the City of Ryde has a range of venues available for hire.
We've compiled a list of five popular venues, complete with virtual tours, to help you plan. But don't dally with your booking for too long because City of Ryde's venues are in high demand!
1A Trafalgar Pl, Marsfield
Capacity - Meeting/concert: up to 80 people
If you need a contained space for young ones to run around, Marsfield Community Centre is the go-to place. Kids can get their daily dosage of sunshine while having fun in the fenced play area. Of course, this centre is not just for the little people. Fully-equipped with AV equipment and a kitchen, this versatile space is also great for group meetings, workshops and intimate performances.
201 Coxs Road, North Ryde
Capacity - Meeting/concert: over 300 people; dinner dance/weddings: up to 200 people
From orchestral concerts to woodwork workshops, the North Ryde Schools of Arts Community Hall is a popular venue for events that need space. The hall is equipped and ready for all types of performances and presentations, and features a stage with wheelchair accessibility. If you need a spare room or just a quiet place to gather, a meeting room is conveniently located on the floor below, and is furnished with its own kitchenette and toilet facilities.
3A Bay Drive, Meadowbank
Capacity - Meeting/dinner: up to 120 people
Planning a talk, a workshop or a low-key event? The Shepherds Bay Community Centre is a comfortable venue for small events and community gatherings. Conveniently located near Meadowbank Wharf, the centre is also next to Meadowbank Park which offers a beautiful water view.
1A Station Street, West Ryde
Capacity - up to 80 people for a meeting, performance or concert
Perfect for concerts and meetings alike, Station Street Hall is a multi-purpose space that's easily accessible from West Ryde Train Station. It's function hall is complete with a stage and great audio visual equipment, and is adjoined by a large kitchen which is perfect for catering. It's a definite favourite amongst playgroups and cultural groups.
3-5 Anthony Road, West Ryde
Capacity - Dinner/dance: up to 100 people; meeting/concert: up to 150 people
Need a functional space accessible by train? The centrally located West Ryde Community Hall is only a 5-minute walk from West Ryde Train Station and even closer to supermarkets and restaurants. This spacious multi-purpose event space is a favourite venue for playgroups and businesses alike.
City of Ryde's list of affordable venues for hire doesn't stop here. It's important to have a list of backup venues in case your first choice isn't available. Hop over to the venue hire webpage for a full list of venues and venue hire application details.