Fresh country air, dappled sunlight, the sound of birdsong and modern facilities backed by old-fashioned country hospitality.
Welcome to the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre.
Just over one hour from Tullamarine Airport and 90 minutes from Bendigo, Mercure Ballarat is one of regional Victoria’s largest conference venues, offering well-appointed, spacious accommodation, a purpose designed convention centre, versatile meeting facilities, restaurant, bar and day spa all located within the property’s three hectare retreat style garden setting. The hotel is locally owned and operated, and staffed with an experienced team of hospitality professionals who have come to call Ballarat home.
Mercure Ballarat is located opposite award winning Sovereign Hill, the region’s major tourist attraction and central to the heart of the historic gold fields. Mercure Ballarat is the perfect location to hold a major symposium, exhibition, retreat or board-room meeting. Our experienced team will ensure your next event is a complete success. Choose from a variety of versatile function and conference spaces with the capacity to cater for a small meeting of 20 delegates, a plenary for 440 delegates, banquet dinner for 600 guests or a networking event for 1000.
The kitchen and service teams at Mercure Ballarat pride themselves on delivering a dining experience integral to the success of your event. A series of menu configurations are available to consider for your next conference, trade show or gala dinner. These include 2 and 3 course banquets, canape and roving bowls or casual options such as a live paella cooking station or a mobile wood fired pizza oven.
Full and half-day conference package options include the “Networker Lunch”, where delegates can join and mingle with other groups in enjoying an array of freshly made sandwiches, rolls, individual hot and cold mezze style dishes and seasonal fruits along with local cheeses in an informal setting. The team is also delighted to assist you in tailoring your own unique menus, to fit with your theme, budget and any other requirements you may have.
The venue’s features include conference break-out rooms and pre-function areas, complemented by state-of-the-art audio visual facilities and in-house support, picturesque surroundings and natural light. The immaculate gardens and extensive decking overlooking the lake at the rear of the hotel also make this a splendid location for post meeting functions, weddings and celebratory events.