Our Venues

Cafe Life, Northern Court Yard

Café Life is a versatile venue, freshly renovated in 2023. Located in the Northern Courtyard of the University of New England it makes the most of its stunning surroundings, with large windows creating natural light, bright interior design features, and an indoor/outdoor seating plan.

Bordered by colourful flower beds and laid out with inviting picnic tables, the Northern Courtyard outside Cafe Life invites you to embrace the fresh air and sunshine, letting the vibrant surroundings set the stage for your event.

Café Life is more than just a space; it’s an atmosphere. It’s a blank canvas waiting to be splashed with the colours and theme of your event. Whether you’re planning a long lunch, cocktail event or anything in between, Café Life’s versatility and vibrancy will exceed your expectations.

Ideal for

Capacity:

  • Cocktail – 120
  • Sit Down – 60
  • Theatre – 100

Features:

  • AV capabilities TV, blue tooth speakers, portable hand-held microphone
  • Licensed venue 
  • Indoor and outdoor sitting

Accessibility :

  • One level
  • Automatic doors
  • Ramp Access
  • Parking via Northern carpark

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Bellevue Grandstand

Bellevue Grandstand is nestled within the picturesque grounds of the University of New England, The grandstand overlooks Bellevue Oval which is more than just a field; it’s a stage for unforgettable experiences. Bellevue Oval boasts two playing fields: a rectangular rugby pitch with a grandstand and partial undercover seating for 400, and an expansive oval similar in size to the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, perfect for Australian football, cricket, and more.

With a total capacity of 5,000 and 500 lux floodlighting, Bellevue Oval can accommodate both intimate gatherings and grand spectacles, ensuring every guest has a front-row seat to the action. The clubhouse offers a welcoming space for post-event celebrations, corporate functions, or social gatherings.

Ideal for

Capacity:

Indoors

  • Cocktail – 180
  • Sit Down – 100
  • Theatre – 150

Outdoors

  • Game viewing – max. 5000

Features:

  • 500 lux floodlighting, suitable for night-time sporting events.
  • External AV options available
  • Scoreboard
  • PA system
  • Licensed venue

Accessibility:

  • Two Levels
  • Ramp access to both
  • Onsite field parking

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Booloominbah Homestead

Booloominbah is a grand, historic homestead set against the rolling hills of the picturesque Northern Tablelands. Inside, you will find stained glass windows, elaborate finishings as well as a commercial kitchen; perfectly blending historic charm with modern convenience.

Outside on the expansive Booloominbah Lawns, endless possibilities await. Imagine saying “I do” under a marquee adorned with fairy lights or dancing the night away under the stars. These vast lawns provide the perfect canvas for your dream event, whether it’s an intimate gathering or a grand celebration.

This is the magic of The Booloominbah Collection, your idyllic venue for unforgettable events in Armidale, NSW. Housed within the heritage-listed Booloominbah Homestead on the University of New England campus, this versatile venue offers a unique blend of history, charm, and modern convenience.

Ideal for

Capacity:

  • Cocktail – 120
  • Sit Down – 60 with dancefloor, 70 without dancefloor.
  • Theatre – 80

Features:

  •  TV with HDMI connection, speakers and handheld microphone
  • Air conditioning – Heaters in winter, no cooling
  • Licensed venue

Accessibility:

  • Ramp access.
  • Ambulant toilets.
  • Parking in the Booloominbah car park, outside the hours of 8 am to 4 pm on weekdays, otherwise parking is available along Booloominbah Drive and in the Northern car park. 

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The 'Stro - watch this space

We are currently in the process of refurbishing The ‘Stro. Updates and venue information will be available in early 2024.


The Stro* is a contemporary space, ready to be shaped into your perfect event. Newly renovated, this venue offers brand-new furnishings, a sleek bar, and an open plan design. It’s flexible enough to fit any vibe, from casual cocktail parties to elegant sit-down dinners or corporate events. Think cosy corners for intimate chats, open areas for mingling, and a bar that keeps the good times flowing.

Embrace the fresh, the flexible, and the unforgettable at The Stro*.

Ideal for

Capacity:

  • Cocktail – 500
  • Sit down – TBA with dancefloor, TBA without dancefloor.
  • Theatre – TBA

Features:

  • Outdoor balcony
  • Parking via Northern carpark
  • Licensed venue

Accessibility:

  • One Level
  • Ramp access

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Food Truck for Private & Community Events???

Available for bookings, choose from X menus, how many we cater for, is it an hourly rate etc, staff that are provided.

Ideal for

Capacity:

  • Cocktail – 500
  • Sit down – TBA with dancefloor, TBA without dancefloor.
  • Theatre – TBA

Features:

  • Outdoor balcony
  • Parking via Northern carpark
  • Licensed venue
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Marquees???

Transform any space into an unforgettable event venue with our stunning marquees. Whether you’re planning a wedding, small gathering, or large party, our versatile marquees provide the perfect solution. We have a wide range of sizes and styles to choose from, so you can find the perfect fit for your needs.

Marquees allow you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in any season, as they provide protection from the sun, rain, and wind, so you can relax and enjoy the day without worrying about the weather.

In addition to our beautiful marquees, we also offer a variety of extras to make your event even more special, such as:

  • Dance floors: Get your guests moving with a spacious dance floor, perfect for parties and celebrations.
  • Lighting: Create the perfect ambiance with our selection of lighting options, from fairy lights to spotlights.
  • Furniture: Choose from a variety of furniture options to create a comfortable and stylish event space.
  • Heating and air conditioning: Ensure your guests’ comfort with our heating and air conditioning options, available for all seasons.

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