Embrace the adventure of life in goldrush Australia at this multi-award winning museum. Located in the historic city of Ballarat

Peter Rowland Group has proudly been appointed as Hospitality partner at Sovereign Hill. Located in the historic city of Ballarat, less than 90 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, Sovereign Hill presents the ideal location for day meetings as well as full residence conference programs. With superb accommodation, multi-purpose meeting rooms equipped with modern technology, an array of dining options and a professional, dedicated function team, your conference will be an outstanding success.


Tailor a package to include a range of truly unique and enjoyable experiences including gold panning, mine tours, our new sound-and-light show AURA.


Sovereign Hill combines the charm of yesteryear with sophistication of a modern wedding. Your guests will be captivated by a stunning backdrop of this unique 1850’s Museum and delighted by the charm of our costumed hosts and wait staff. This distinctive experience matched with our exceptional menu’s, unique opportunities for photos and the convenient of onsite accommodation is sure to make any wedding memorable.

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Sovereign Hill Venue Details:

Charlie Napier Hotel

The original Charlie Napier Hotel was established in 1854 and was designed to appeal to Ballarat’s middle class. The Hotel’s rooms and parlours offered a quiet retreat from the busy Main Road, while its bar was a popular social spot.

Todays replica at Sovereign Hill is suitable for luncheons, dinners, conferences and presentations. The ‘Charlie’ is reminiscent of an old English coaching inn, complete with its own magnificent timber bar, this venue will impress your guests.



  • Board room style – 30 person
  • Presentation – 50 person 
  • Theatre – 80 person
  • Seated Dining – 80 person

New York Bakery

The New York Bakery is a spacious Victorian-style dining room ideal for conferences, weddings, formal dinners and cocktail parties.

Offering fully-licensed, café-style dining in a family-friendly, Victorian setting for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, prepare to be swept up in the charm of Sovereign Hill, with this in character, Gold Rush themed dining experience.



  • Nights only, 160 sit down meal

United States Hotel and Dining Room

This intimate dining room is located behind the United States Hotel bar. Its stunning décor reflects a combination of 1850s Victorian charm and an American taste for opulence. Ideal for any event, the United States hotel carries an ‘old timey’ charm that is hard to find. From dinners to private functions, the Hotel is an unforgettable dining setting.



  • Banquet 40 person
  • Cocktail 40 person
  • Boardroom 20 person



This modern feel inside with the view of the old, the view of the 1850” main street of Sovereign Hill, ideal location for full day meetings, working conferences with residence accommodation close by.



  • Theatre 50 person
  • Class 30 person
  • Board 20 person
  • U-shaped 25 person
  • Banquet 50 person
  • Cocktail 60 person
  • Cabaret 36 person

Victoria Theatre and Theatre Retiring Room

The goldfields’ iconic Victoria Theatre has been brought to life at Sovereign Hill using historical newspapers and prints to recreate the building, as well as live performances popular during the Victorian era. Step back in time in the Theatre Retiring Room for a very intimate meal or private function served by waiter in costume.

Capacity Victoria Theatre:

  • Theatre 120 person
  • Banquet 60 person
  • Cocktail 150 person
  • Cabaret 20 person

Capacity Theatre Retiring Room:

  • Board 22 person
  • Banquet 22 person
  • Cocktail 40 person

Hope Bakery

Every trip to Sovereign Hill demands a stop to the Hope Bakery. Famous for its pies, sausage rolls, traditional pasties, and the very popular Wagon Wheels –  featuring crushed Raspberry Drops.

Stop by when you arrive on site to fuel your day of activities, and then check back in on your way out to stock up on treats to take home.



  • Takeaway options only


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