Just over one hour from Melbourne CBD, Tullamarine & Avalon Airports and 90 mins from Bendigo, the Mercure Ballarat is one of regional Victoria’s largest conference venues, offering well-appointed, spacious accommodation (97 rooms including nine two-bedroom apartments), 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 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
Mercure Ballarat is a comfortable 75-minute drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway, and only an hour from Melbourne Airport.
Once in Ballarat, just follow the brown and white tourist signs to Sovereign Hill which is opposite Mercure Ballarat located on Main Road. Train and coach services to Ballarat operate regular daily timetables from Melbourne and regional centres.
Free on-site parking. Mercure Ballarat has ample car and coach parking for large conference groups, functions and hotel guests.
Ballarat Station is just a few minutes walk from Ballarat’s city centre. Taxis and buses to Mercure Ballarat are available from the station; local buses depart Ballarat Station regularly on Route 9 to Mercure Ballarat and Sovereign Hill.
Mercure Ballarat boasts 88 comfortably appointed guest rooms, all located with ground floor access. There are also an additional 9 self-contained two-storey apartments which are available in either one or two bedroom configuration.
Guest services include 24 hour reception, a daily housekeeping service, complimentary car parking, and a charge-back facilities from Billy’s Bistro & Bar and Sanctuary Day Spa. Set amongst immaculately maintained gardens, the hotel offers a warm and inviting environment for all guests.
Whether it be catering for a board room lunch for 10 or a 3 course dinner for 600, 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, including 2 and 3 course banquets, canape and roving bowls and casual options such as the BBQ buffet, a favourite in the warmer weather.
Full and half day conference package options featuring the “Networker Lunch”, where delegates can join and mingle with other groups in enjoying an array of freshly made sandwiches, rolls, individual mezze style dishes and seasonal fruits along with local cheeses in an informal setting. The team is also delighted to assist y
Set amongst 7 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, facilities include a swimming pool, squash court, gym, and the wonderful Sanctuary Day Spa is located within the grounds.
Take a stroll along the tree-line pathways, relax beside the lake, discover the Hidden garden or explore the jogging paths along Canadian Creek Reserve. Conveniently located opposite Sovereign Hill, a short drive to local wineries, within minutes of the main shopping precinct, and town attractions, the options are endless.
All Audio Visual requirements are provided and supported by Audio Visual Dynamics, who have been servicing the Victorian Hotels Industry and Corporate sector for over 23 years. From your initial proposal to the completion of your event, an audio-visual technician is on hand to provide expert advice and ensure your audio visual requirements are delivered in an effective and value for money manner.
WIFI is available throughout the entire property. on a complimentary basis
"The facilities that and Convention Centre offers for conferences of this nature are first class."
Deputy Commissioner, Victoria Police
"The property is extremely comfortable, the food and service were excellent. Thank you again for your help in making our conference such a success"
"The facilities and hospitality were first class and I will be sure to recommend you to my colleagues"
"The venue was excellent, the service was first class and everything ran so smoothly"