Can I hire the venue for an Exhibition?
Details for hosting an ART EXHIBITION.

What dates are the venue available?
Availability changes all the time, so if you’re looking to host an event, we suggest sending a couple of preferred dates.

What equipment does the venue provide?
The venue hire includes use of:
•12-channel Mixer
•Sound System (2 RCF PA speakers)
•Projector/Screen (please bring your own MAC or PC)
•Bluetooth and AUX cable connectivity to sound system
•Fibre Wifi (Network: XCHC1 Password: workspace)
- 5 large | 2m x 1m | 6-8 people
- 5 metal bar leaners | 4 people
- 2 large rectangular workshop tables | 6 - 10 people each
•Chairs: 80
•Bar stools: 20

Can we hire your eftpos machine?
Yes. We charge 10% of whatever amount is processed.

When can we setup our event?
From the time you booked in the venue hire form. Our cafe is open until 4pm every day and there are usually people around until 5pm. You can explain you’ve booked the venue and invite them to move to the foyer seating area ONLY if you have booked the venue for that time.

What are the rules on music/noise?
Our focus as a venue is to provide space for our creative communities to connect and entertain the public; including musicians. Despite noise ordinance levels being open as a business, unfortunately we are on the edge of the neighborhood and only moderate volume & acoustic instruments until 10pm.

Can we use the kitchen?
Hiring the venue does not include any of the kitchen equipment, cutlery, or plateware. Only glassware for water. 
You can hire the kitchen and use of its contents for $50 as stated in our venue hire form

What are the catering/food options?
Catering specifics can be found on our CAFE & BAR page

What is the capacity of the venue?
Up to 100 people can move comfortably around the space. 80 is a comfortable number with seating/furniture depending on how you set up. 

How do I promote my event/sell tickets?
I always recommend creating a Facebook event, as those are easily shared. When you create it, make us co-host, and share it with facebook Groups that may be interested in the event. More info and recommended sites found on our HOST page

How much does it cost to hire the venue for an event?*
As seen on our Rates page, a 4hr module will cost: 
$100+GST for Not-For-Profit/Community Event
$150+GST for Small Business Event/Private
$200+GST for Corporate Event

Every hire has a mandatory cleaning fee of $70+GST
*Any additional costs (staffing, equipment hire etc.) will be charged to the event host

Do you have any pictures of the venue?
Yes we have many photos here.

Also check our our Facebook page or Instagram

What about having alcohol at our event?
If it is private, BYO is allowed for a $50 fee.
Bar Service - $25ph for duty manager to serve your event. 

What do we do with rubbish?
There are bins in the alleyway along the right side of the building. We are environmentally conscious at XCHC and urge hosts to use appropriate recycle, compost, and rubbish bins. (Please do not use the cafe bins)

How do you plug into the PA system/speakers and projector?
The 4 power switches to the PA and projector are behind the big coffee bags on the shelves next to the coffee grinder. They should also turn on the cafe lights. Once turned on, you'll find an auxiliary cord and bluetooth device hanging beside the speaker and water station/sink. Just plug in and go. The projector has an HDMI cable next to where the screen is mounted.