McLaren Vale Institute Hall

Hosted by McLaren Vale Institute Hall

SpacetoCo Host since May 2024

Heritage-listed building in the heart of McLaren Vale. Owned by Onkaparinga Council, run for the community by a volunteer committee. Perfect for personal and community hires, casual one off events, or regular weekly bookings.

This space contains 2 different areas that can be booked independently.

About this space

McLaren Vale Institute Hall & Piazza Della Valle is a standout venue, and the ideal event space situated in the heart of McLaren Vale.

It is an ideal location for weddings, large events, markets, and functions.
But as such a versatile space, it is also ideal for children's birthday parties, fitness classes, and meetings.
The venue is heritage-listed and includes four unique hire spaces, or you can hire the whole building.

The Library is an intimate room filled with books, and ideal for small meetings or 1:1 sessions.
You also have access to the small kitchen, with fridge, kettle, cooker and microwave.

Features of the venue include:

  • Large boardroom-style table that can see up to 12 people.

  • Crockery & cutlery for 150

  • Heating via plug-in heater.

  • Toilets (accessed from all four areas)

  • Disability access, toilets, and designated parking spaces.

  • Parking (off-street & street)

Spaces, capacity, and size
Library -
One central large table that can seat up to 12.
Plug in heater.

This is a totally self-catering venue.
You are welcome to serve alcohol at your event. If you intend to sell alcohol at your event, please make sure you have purchased a license from Onkaparinga Council and provide that license to us before your hire. Please note, that special licenses can take weeks to process and must be provided to us before your hire commences.
You are welcome to use the small kitchen for self-catering your event..

Cleaning equipment is provided. You are expected to leave the space as you found it, and to book enough time to clean up after your event.

The venue has wheelchair access via the glass atrium between the two halls, and also via the Piazza into the main hall, and there is an accessible toilet. There are 3 accessible car parking spaces. There are also baby changing facilities within the accessible toilet.

Booking schedule

1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
5 AM
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
4 PM
5 PM
6 PM
7 PM
8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM

Extra items and charges

This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your booking time and type, which will be shown at the checkout.

$5.00 per hour
Please add this rate for business or commercial bookings
$2.00 per booking
Designated Storage Space
$15.00 per booking
This item will automatically be added to your booking.
$10.00 per booking
Designated Storage Space
$150.00 per booking
Dual speaker MIPRO PA SYSTEM with cordless microphones


Tables Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Free Parking Toilets Public Transport Accessible Kitchenette Heater Whiteboard Wheelchair Friendly Lighting BYO Permitted Cleaning Equipment Bins Accessible Toilets

Suitable for

Wake Family Event Performance Visual Art Creative Workshop Recording Conference Remote Work Meeting Therapy Support Group Meditation Counselling Community Group Gathering Meet Up Fundraiser Public Event Pop up Store Training Class Lecture Workshop Course Study School Holiday Program


155 Main Road, McLaren Vale SA, Australia

Opening times


Midnight - Midnight


Midnight - Midnight


Midnight - Midnight


Midnight - Midnight


Midnight - Midnight


Midnight - Midnight


Midnight - Midnight


If you set off the fire alarm, there may be a fine if the fire service are called.

No smoking within the hall and its grounds, including the Piazza.

We allow candles, but they must be contained within a suitable glass jar.

No DIY BBQs, but catering ones are fine.

No Sellotape, push-pins, tacks or nails to be used on any of the walls, doors or door frames.

You can use Blutack in the Supper Room .

Please remove any strings or Blutack might have used to fix the decorations before the end ...

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 60 days before your booking. After that, cancel and get a 80% refund.
Parking and Public Transport Information

Close to bus route and public parking.

Space Terms and Conditions

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