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 opportunities.

Food will impress with bespoke menus created and prepared by our team of  talented chefs. Enjoy formal dinner, “famille” or cocktail style – each capturing the best of regional flavours and produce and a wide selection of local, domestic and international wines from Craig’s own cellar collection.


a5 Express Lunch


Grand Dining Room

This spectacular and opulent room is decorated in the late 19th century Empire style with its high ceiling and fine wallpapers. With room to seat 110 guests and space for a dance floor, the Grand Dining Room is the perfect location for an elegant wedding reception.


The legendary Prince’s room was specially prepared for royalty in 1867 when Queen Victoria’s second son, Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh visited Ballarat. The room is decorated with rich wallpapers and a most magnificent ceiling installed at the beginning of the last century.

Even a simple affair can take on the atmosphere of a regal event in the Prince’s room. This room is ideal for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions or an intimate seated function.


Located on historic Lydiard Street and overlooking Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Reading Room boasts an elegant balcony with views of one of Ballarat’s most historic landmarks.

Imagine a formal dinner around the antique dining table, a meeting to form a new gold mining company or cocktails with Nellie Melba prior to a local performance – anything is possible in the Reading Room.

Exquisitely decorated and adorned with elegant fixtures, the beauty and grace of this split level room make it a popular choice for sophisticated wedding ceremonies, pre-dinner drinks and intimate dinners.

The Bluestone Cellar

Deep under Craig’s wonderful Victorian edifice is a contrasting bluestone and timber cellar which in years gone by set the scene for much joyous imbibing. Now a private setting for dinner parties, mystery nights, wine dinners and gatherings with a classic rustic feel.

The Cellar is a unique location for an intimate reception or pre-dinner drinks with a difference.


  • Air conditioning
  • High-speed internet data points and wireless capability
  • High quality Audio/Visual
  • Dedicated function kitchen

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