Rydges Canberra (Forrest Suite) - function hire

17 Canberra Avenue, Forrest

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About the function space

Rydges Canberra is located in the thriving capital of Australia and its proximity to numerous local attractions makes it the ideal venue to hire for functions. State of the art audio and video equipment and WiFi ensure that the right technology is in place to host a memorable event.

Located on the 1st floor of the hotel, the Forrest Suite is ideal for your next social gathering. It accommodates up to 200 guests can be easily divided into three rooms which suit more intimate gatherings. Floor to ceiling windows offer a pleasant outlook to the large outdoor terrace, which is ideal for pre-dinner drinks or cocktail events.

Function facilities

  • Exclusive bar: Yes (Portable)
  • Exclusive smoking area: Yes
  • Exclusive toilets: Yes
  • Wheelchair access: Yes

Smoking area: Private terrace with cover

Parking: Basement parking, may be free depending on your spend.

Music facilities

This equipment is available in the function space free of charge:

  • Amp: No
  • PA System: No
  • Speakers: Yes
  • iPod/AUX input: Yes
  • Jukebox: No
  • Dance floor: Yes, proper dance floor
  • Mixer: No
  • CDJs: No
  • CD Player: No
  • Turntables: No
  • Mirror ball: No
  • Lighting: No

Can the venue arrange:

  • DJ hire: Yes
  • Free
    background music: Yes

Can customers bring their own:

  • DJ: Yes
  • Band: Yes

Noise restrictions: No noise after 11.30pm because of guests staying in-house

Further music facilities/conditions:

State of the art audio and video equipment.

Conditions for private party hire

Friday $

Saturday $

Hire Charge



+ Minimum spend


on food/drinks
($ 3200 min food)


on food/drinks
($ 3200 min food)

+ Security staff



= Total



Min—max guests

80 — 200

80 — 200

Party duration

7pm — 12am   (5 hours)

7pm — 12am   (5 hours)

Closing time



Further conditions

Functions may start from 9am.

The minimum food spend is $20 per head per 2 hours. The listed spend is based on 80 guests and 4 hours. It will vary depending on how many guests you have.

Underage policy

Underage guests are permitted until close (12am), providing the underage guest is in the company of a responsible adult who is responsibly supervising them. One separate responsible adult per each underage guest.

Drink options

Bar tab, Cash bar/Pay as you go (minimum spend must be reached first), beverage package

Seasonal surcharges

None. Same hire conditions all weekends of the year.

Sun-Thu functions

Available daily, always at the same cost.

18th, 21st, bucks & hens party policy

  • 18th birthday party: Yes
  • 21st birthday party: Yes
  • Bucks party: Yes
  • Hens night: Yes

Underage parties are not permitted.

Food / Catering

Can the venue provide:

  • Finger food: Yes
  • Meals: Yes

Can customers bring their own:

  • Finger food: No
  • Cake: Yes

Be aware: Weekend functions have a $3200 minimum food spend.

Presentation facilities

In-house presentation facilities available for use at no extra charge:

  • Microphone/PA: Yes
  • Stage: No
  • DVD Player: No
  • Data projector: No
  • Projector screen: No
  • Large TV/Plasma/LCD: No
Further presentation facilities/conditions:

Free WiFi

Decorations policy

Can the venue:

  • Arrange decorations: Yes
  • Put up decorations: Yes

All types of party decorations are permitted.

Ticketed events policy

Can the customer charge for their function:

  • At the door: Yes
  • Presale: Yes

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