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Maitland Gaol has a number of meeting and breakout spaces. They are suitable for a range of activities including group activities, training sessions or formal meetings.

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Maitland Gaol offers flexibility and diversity across a 2.5 hectare site. Whether it be a meeting for a select few, an intimate wedding, a conference for 200 or a trade show for 3,000, Maitland Gaol houses some of the most unique spaces available in the region, or anywhere across the country. 

Our helpful team is on hand to offer support required to ensure you and your group have a positive and memorable experience. Check out the unique spaces brochure for additional information.

The best first step regarding venue hire at Maitland Gaol is to contact our team to confirm that the space is available on your preferred dates. Email us on [email protected] or call on 02 4936 6482.

Once you’ve had confirmation of availability please use the appropriate form below to make a hire request.

Located in the Governor’s Residence, the Meeting Room is only available in a boardroom setting, catering for up to 12 people. It lends itself to small group activities, small training sessions and formal or informal meetings.  Included in the room hire fee are a smartboard, mobile flipchart and pens, air conditioning, cold water and wrapped mints. Self service tea and instant coffee are available for an additional charge. 

Hire of the room can be arranged during normal business hours as a one off or for regular activities. The room is also available outside of normal office hours upon request for an additional fee. 

Located in the Governor’s Residence, the Reading Room is only available in a boardroom setting, catering for up to 8 people. It is ideal for small group activities such as crafting, interviews, training sessions or informal meetings. Included in the room hire fee are a fixed whiteboard, mobile flipchart and pens, air conditioning, cold water, wrapped mints and use of the kitchenette.  Self service tea and instant coffee are available for an additional charge.

Hire of the room can be arranged during normal business hours as a one off or for regular activities.  The room is also available outside of normal office hours upon request for an additional fee.

Once a workshop for prison inmates, the auditorium is now an ideal space for large scale presentations, exhibitions and conferences. Offering a range of room layouts and capacities, the hire of the auditorium includes fixed audio visual, air conditioning, tiered seating, as well as ample floor space allowing for various setups.

The marquee is located in the heart of the gaol, looking out toward the exercise field. This 210m² open space is a blank canvas and the perfect spot for a gala dinner or conference break out space. The possibilities for its use are only limited by your imagination.

Located opposite the entry gates, the antique style chapel is located in the first building the prisoners would have seen when arriving for their imprisonment. The chapel is bathed in natural light with majestic arched windows stretching to the ceiling with the room made richer by the intricate timber work. The chapel makes an ideal venue for a corporate meal or wedding ceremony. A lift is available for people with disabilities to access the chapel.

This open space once held a building for female inmates, prison farm inmates and the hospital. Now this lush grassed area provides an oasis within the gaol walls, perfect for team building activities, an alfresco lunch or a portable marquee suitable for a distinctive gala dinner.

The remarkable former cell blocks are the perfect setting for a gourmet dining experience that no prisoner could have ever dreamed would be served in the steely site. These exceptional spaces are also ideal for cocktail functions, seminars and product launches.

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