Venue hire – Preston & Thornbury

NOTE: Venue hire is now available for both ongoing and one-off hires in line with current COVID-19 health and safety regulations.

Please see the below table for our venues that are currently available and their capacity limits.

The safety and wellbeing of our community is our priority. All Venue Hirers must agree to Bridge Darebin COVID-19 Policies and Procedures.
Updated: June 2021

(based on 1 person per 2m2)
Preston – Bev Colin Room2412
Preston – Gerry’s Space (computer room)3816
Preston – Front Hall 12060
Preston – Rear Hall 8040
Preston – Commercial Kitchen 105
Thornbury – Front Room 2010
Thornbury – Middle Room 2010
Thornbury – Back Room 2412
Thornbury – Community Hall 18090
Thornbury – Commercial Kitchen 17.58

Bridge Darebin offers a range of rooms for hire, including medium-sized training rooms, large halls and two kitchens (including one commercial kitchen).

We have numerous spaces for hire by the hour, by the day or ongoing, including two fully equipped commercial kitchens, one in Preston and one in Thornbury.

Additional equipment is available for hire, with rooms and rates dependent on capacity and equipment requirements.  

Note: Only Leinster Grove Community Hall is available for events serving alcohol. We do not hire out Leinster Grove Community Hall for 18th or 21st birthdays

Featured rooms 

venue hire preston

Bev Colvin room, 218 High St, Preston

  • Capacity: 12-15
  • Access to ADSL, wireless internet and TV screens (additional costs apply) 
  • Ideal for meetings, team workshops or training 
Front Hall - venue hire preston

Front hall, 220 High St, Preston  

  • Capacity: 100   
  • Suited for larger events, trainings or parties
  • Can be booked together with the commercial kitchen (see below) 

Rear Hall - venue hire preston

Rear hall, 220 High St, Preston

  • Capacity: 80
  • Suited for larger events or parties
  • Can be booked together with the commercial kitchen (see below) 
Commercial Kitchen venue hire preston

Commercial kitchen, 220 High St, Preston 

Available independently or in conjunction with room hire

  • Ideal for fundraisers or catering events
Thornbury Venue Hire

Front room, 131 Shaftesbury Pde, Thornbury

Thornbury Venue Hire

Middle room, 131 Shaftesbury Pde, Thornbury

Thornbury Venue Hire

Back room, 131 Shaftesbury Pde, Thornbury

Full list of available rooms 

Bridge Darebin: Preston

218-220 High St, Preston  

  • Bev Colvin room – 12-15 people 
  • Gerry’s Space computer room – 15-20 people  
  • Front hall – 100 people 
  • Rear hall – 80 people 
  • Commercial kitchen

Bridge Darebin: Thornbury

131 Shaftesbury Parade, Thornbury 

  • Front room / computer lab – 15 people (10 computers) 
  • Middle room – 10 people 
  • Back room – 15 people

Bridge Darebin Arts Hub & Community Hall 

99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury

  • Community hall – 120 people
  • Commercial kitchen

Contact us or email to find out more and to apply.