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Function Hire Information

"Everything you need to make your function a success"

Price List

Our venue is competitively priced for any occasion.

Agreements

The agreements outline our terms and conditions of hire.

Floor plans

Use our accurate floor plans to help plan you layout.

FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions

Furniture Included

Find out what furniture is included with you hire

Suppliers

Browse through our list of carefully chosen suppliers.

COVID-19 Update: Functions are still possible and we are taking bookings. All functions will require a Covid Plan completed by the hirer.

MAKE YOUR NEXT FUNCTION A THIRROUL EXPERIENCE

"A quality venue for any occasion"

The John Kosten Function Room

"Beautifully designed indoor and outdoor spaces, industrial kitchen, fantastic views and space for 300 guests."

THE PERFECT OCEAN FRONT SPACE

The John Kosten function room is a large and flexible function room with an enclosed outdoor space attached, and best of all it is absolute ocean front affording your guests with stunning views.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE FUNCTION

Whether it is a wedding, a special birthday, a charity fundraising event, a sportsmens lunch or more, you'll find our beautifully appointed function venue will meet you needs perfectly. We have everything you need to make your next event a memorable "Thirroul Experience". We have a fully fitted out industrial kitchen, a seperate bar area with industrial fridges to keep your drinks chilled and guests refreshed. Make use of our tables and chairs, both indoor and out or bring your own. We also have a dance floor you can set up so your guests can dance the night away at your wedding or birthday party. 

EASY ACCESS AND AMPLE PARKING

Thirroul is just north of Wollongong and is well connected with express trains to Sydney, Wollongong and beyond, with the Surf Club being a 10 minute walk from the station. If your guests want to drive, not a problem - there is a car park attached and ample free parking in various other close by carparks and along the local roads. 

COMPETITIVELY PRICED AND GREAT SUPPLIERS

Our venue is competitively priced and can be hired as is with your own suppliers or you can chose one of our carefully selected preferred suppliers.

HOW TO BOOK

Once you are ready to go ahead, please book by getting in contact with us using the contact form at the bottom of the page and signing our hire agreement and our friendly functions coordination team will be touch.

 

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

See out FAQs section further down the page or get in contact with us using the contact form at the bottom of the page

The John Kosten Function Room - Price List

For Thirroul SLSC members, Function Room hire fees are 50% of those quoted below. “Members” are current active financial members, with voting rights as per the Thirroul SLSC Constitution, for at least the previous 18 months.

  1. Deposit is in addition to Hire Fee (and Bond) and covers a compulsory cleaning fee per hire. (hire fee + deposit + bond)

  2. All fees inclusive of VAT

DAILY HIRE - INCLUDES COURTYARD & FRONT GLASSED VERANDAH

Days

Hire Fee(*1)

Deposit(*2)

Bond 

Mondays - Thursdays

$400

$350

$500

Saturdays

$1000

$350

$500

Friday or Sunday

$750

$350

$500

All fees are for 1 Day (24 hours) and include GST (half day hire rates available - please enquire via email )

WEDDING HIRE OR LARGE EVENT FUNCTION ROOM HIRE- 2.5 DAYS (60 HRS)

Days

Hire Fee(*1)

Deposit(*2)

Bond 

All Days

$1500

$350

$500

Allows for set up the day before function and pack up the morning after function (vacate by 12 noon to avoid further charges)

FRONT VERANDAH OR BACK COURTYARD ONLY- 24HR HIRE

Days

Hire Fee(*1)

Deposit(*2)

Bond 

Mondays - Thursdays

$400

$350

$500

Saturdays

$1000

$350

$500

Friday or Sunday

$750

$350

$500

Does NOT include access to bathrooms, kitchen, bar area or main function hall. Use council toilets adjacent to surf club.


To get in contact and to organise a booking, please complete the form below:

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FAQS

"Everything you need to know about our function hall"

DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE THE ALCOHOL FOR MY FUNCTION THROUGH THE SURF CLUB?

No. You can purchase your alcohol through whom ever you choose. You MUST provide RSA qualified staff to serve the alcohol at your function. No selling of alcohol at your function under any circumstances. You can also have a BYO function where all of your guests provide their own alcohol.

DOES THE SURF CLUB PROVIDE RSA (RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL) QUALIFIED BAR STAFF?

No. The surfclub does not supply RSA staff for your function. You can ask your caterer to
provide bar staff or there are local companies you can hire through.

DO I HAVE TO USE THE CLUBS RECOMMENDED CATERERS OR CAN I CHOOSE MY OWN?

You can choose your own licensed caterer. They must have their own public liability insurance and forward a copy to the functions coordinator prior to the function date. The caterers we recommend are preferred as they know the function space very well, are very professional and come highly recommended by people that have used them in the past.

DO I NEED TO SUPPLY MY OWN GLASSES, CUTLERY AND CROCKERY?

Yes. Most caterers will supply these items if requested or you can hire or buy your own.

 

CAN I HAVE A FOOD VAN PARK OUT THE FRONT OF THE FUNCTION ROOM ON THE PROMENADE? 

No. This is council land. You will be fined. But you can have it park around the rear of the courtyard.

CAN I HANG DECORATIONS UP

Yes but you cannot stick anything to the walls or any fixtures or surfaces of the function space. There are hooks on the walls already, please use them. Do not hang anything from the light fittings they will break and you will be charged for damages.

DO YOU HAVE FURNITURE TO WE CAN USE DURING OUR HIRE? IS IT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

Yes. We have limited furniture to use that is included in the hire cost. Please see pictures and details in the function information on our website

 

DOES THE FUNCTION ROOM HAVE AIRCON/HEATING?

Yes. Ducted aircon. The control panel is next to all the light switches in the bar area

 

DO YOU HAVE A PA SYSTEM?

Yes. We have a plug and play system that you can plug your laptop or phone into for music or videos. There is a projector and screen to use. There is a microphone also.

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I HAVE AT MY FUNCTION?

The total capacity is 300 for a cocktail-style standing event. It comfortably seats about 150 at tables on the carpeted area including a dance floor. More can be seated if you don’t layout a dance floor or you use the verandah and courtyard spaces.

DO YOU HAVE A KITCHEN?

Yes. We have a full commercial style kitchen for use during your function hire that you or a caterer can use. Please see photos on website.

IS THERE DISABLED ACCESS?

Yes. There is disabled parking next to the front of the surf club. There are ramps located at both front and back entrances. There is also a disabled toilet in the function room.

CAN I COME AND LOOK AT THE FUNCTION SPACE BEFORE I BOOK

Yes, we advise seeing the space before making a booking, however, the function space is not open everyday. Please get in contact with us using the contact form at the bottom of the page and the functions coordinator will arrange a time for a viewing.

 

DO I HAVE TO CLEAN THE WHOLE PLACE WHEN MY FUNCTION IS OVER?

Some cleaning is involved. You need to leave the venue in the same condition you found it. All furniture to be put away, all rubbish into the skip bin and all personal items removed. The deposit at time of booking is used to pay for professional cleaners to come in after your function. They will clean all the floors, bathrooms, table tops, windows and hose the courtyard.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Please get in contact with us using the contact form at the bottom of the page and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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WATCH OUR VIDEO OF THE FUNCTION SPACES BELOW

A large and flexible ocean front space with attached courtyard makes for a perfect wedding venue

We give you a bar, a kitchen, a dance floor & stunning views - add guests and party the night away!

A prefect venue for your wedding or  birthday party, steeped in history and right by the ocean

When we say ocean front, we mean ocean front - nestled by itself at the north end of Thirroul beach!

If the wedding, lunch or party gets too much, take time out in our scheduled courtyard.

Set up our venue how you want - you can supply your own furnishings to create the perfect occasion.

We supply the views, you provide the guests and the atmosphere for truly memorable function.

Long tables laid up for an unforgettable sportsmen lunch with a full stocked bar to boot!