Hall Hire

Picket FenceGraceville Presbyterian Church (GPC) Hall Hire

The GPC Hall is air-conditioned and includes a large auditorium, with seating for 90 adults, and a state of the art kitchen. A modern audio and multimedia system is also available. The premises is ideal for weddings and other social functions.

Cost

The cost of hiring the hall and kitchen is $35.00 per hour.

Use of the audio and multimedia system will require the services of a technician from the church; allow $25.00 per hour for this service.

Use of the church’s glasses and crockery and industrial dishwasher will incur an additional charge of $50.00.

Non-church groups need to arrange their own public liability insurance. Ansvar (GPC’s insurer) offers insurance for one-off events at a cost of $77.00.  If you would like to utilise this insurance, please complete the Ansvar form, and submit it with your application form to the Hall Hire Manager (see attachments below).

To cover breakages or the need for additional professional cleaning, a bond of $300.00 is required.

GPC will refund this bond (in part or full) subject to the following conditions being satisfied by the hall hirer:
(a) the conditions of this policy, as set out below, have been properly adhered to;
(b) there is no damage to the hall or to church equipment; and
(c) the hall is left in a neat and tidy state after use, such that additional cleaning is not required.

The bond will be forfeited in the event that GPC needs to close down a function early due to a breach of this policy.

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Conditions

In view of GPC’s location alongside a residential area, 18th and 21st birthdays are not permitted. GPC reserves the right to refuse hire to any group or function which, in its absolute discretion, is considered to be inconsistent with our values and ethos as a Christian church.

Hall hirers are responsible for the behaviour of the patrons at their function. Drunkenness, swearing, wilful property damage or other anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and will be grounds for GPC to close down a function. Please be aware we have asked our neighbours to inform us of any such behaviour at the church.

Moderate alcohol consumption is permitted, subject to GPC’s prior approval. No additional equipment is to be brought on-site without prior approval from GPC. Out of consideration for our neighbours, the maximum number of people that can be onsite at any time is 90. Any more than this will forfeit the bond.

Noise levels for music and dancing need to be kept at a medium and respectable level, and must be concluded by 11.00 pm. No music whatsoever is to be played outside the church hall (backyard etc). Please remember that we have neighbours surrounding the church.

GPC reserves the right to close down any function in progress where, in our absolute discretion, there has been a breach of this policy. In such circumstances, neither the bond nor hire fees will be refunded.

Before leaving, the hall, kitchen and surrounds must be cleaned and swept and all rubbish deposited in the bins provided. Ensure all lights are switched off and that all the windows and doors are locked. Please endeavour to leave the hall the same way that you found it – failure to do this may forfeit the bond.

Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the hire will be eligible for a full refund of both bond and hall hire fees. Cancellations made between 14-29 days prior to the hire will be eligible for a refund of half of the bond and hall hire fees. Cancellations made under 14 days before the hire will forfeit all fees paid.

Recommendations

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We recommend the use of Three Girls Skipping for your catering requirements. The quality of their food and their location across the road makes them an ideal resource.

Bookings

To request a booking of the GPC Hall, please complete the application form and submit it to the      Hall Hire Manager: Joshua den Dulk (0487 283 085) gracevillehallhire@gmail.com
You will be contacted in due course to advise whether your booking has been accepted and to discuss the details of your event. If you have any further questions concerning GPC Hall Hire, please do not hesitate to contact Joshua and he will be happy to assist you.

GPC Hall Hire Application Form

Ansvar – Public Liability Insurance Form