Theatre: 30

Banquet: 0

Cocktail: 200

Rooms: 41

On-site dining

Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Built in 1862 on the site of Bath’s Hotel, Ballarat’s first officially licensed pub, Craig’s has been a goldfield icon since Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, slept in its ornately decorated rooms in 1867 and Dame Nellie Melba famously sang from its balcony in 1908.

Each of Craig’s 41 boutique rooms have been individually re-built and furnished to provide guests with beautiful, elegant accommodation while retaining features of their rich history. No two rooms are the same.

Recognised as one of regional Australia’s most prestigious wedding venues, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the perfect combination of historic charm, tradition, and innovation. Over 6 years restoration and refitting works have created a wedding venue, unmatched in the region. Stunning bridal suites, luxurious guest accommodation and beautiful settings throughout the hotel allow for one of a kind photo opportunity.

Our venue is open from 8am to 4am everyday showing off what is an iconic venue full of history allowing us to reminisce on the past and get a taste of it when stepping through the front doors of Craigs Royal Hotel.




Business facilities


Communal lounge

Conference/function facilities

Electric vehicle charging point



Meeting rooms

On-site dining

On-site parking



10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

0.5km from town centre

Venue capacity

The Reading Room30-----80
The Cellar------40
The Grand Dining Room------200
The Prince's Room------80
The Bentley's------50

10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

0.5km from town centre

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