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What is the street address of the venue?

354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, 2010 with a private entrance to Upstairs Beresford on Hill Street. 


Where are the rooms located within the venue?

Upstairs Beresford is directly above Beresford Main Bar on level 1.


Is the room I have booked exclusive for my event?

Yes, if you don’t want exclusive use please make a reservation with Group Bookings.


What is the latest time my event can run to?

Monday – Sunday until 1am.


Are underage guests able to attend my event?

Yes, they must be accompanied by a parent/s or legal guardian and full details need to be provided to your Event Manager prior to the event. Under age guests will be given a wristband upon entry. 


Can we provide a security guard?

No. Merivale security guard(s) need to be booked for your event, this will be organised by your Event Manager.


Is there natural light in the room?

Yes, there are windows in the cocktail bar at the back of the space. There is also a balcony which overlooks the Beresford courtyard. 


What time can I access the venue?

Access times will be listed on your event proposal. Please liaise with your Event Manager if you require extra time, as additional room hire or security charges may occur. 


Is there a smoking area in the event space that I have booked?

Yes, you can smoke on the balcony. 


What are the maximum capacities of the rooms?

There is maximum capacity for 440 guests cocktail style.


Can I transfer the remaining of my minimum spend to a public space?

No, your agreed minimum spend needs to be used in the event space for the event that you have booked (unless otherwise agreed in your event contract).


Am I able to reserve an area in a bar?

Yes, please contact Group Bookings: 02 9245 8088 (Monday – Friday) or email [email protected]


What audio visual equipment is available at the venue?

Upstairs Beresford has state of the art equipment installed in the space. The cost of AV is not included in your minimum spend. Please liaise with your Event Manager to further discuss your requirements.


May I bring my own AV equipment and if so will I be charged?

You are welcome to supply your own AV.

There is no charge for providing your own equipment however you may be charged additional room hire and/or additional host or security charges depending on the access time that you require.


Do I have to supply my own music?

You would need to supply an iPod to play, alternatively we recommend that you book a DJ or live band.


Do you have an in house florist?

Yes, if you provide your requirements i.e. budget, theme, colours we will be able to accommodate accordingly. Our in house florist will always supply what is currently in season. 


Can I deliver items in advance of an event?

You are welcome to deliver items in advance of your event as long as the delivery date is confirmed prior with your Event Manager.

We recommend that deliveries are made no more than 1 day in advance of your event and ask that everything you send is clearly labeled. 


Can I leave items post event?

Following your event you may leave items in storage overnight in the loading dock. All items need to be collected within 24 hours of your booking. 


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