Old Canberra Inn (The Schumack Room) - function hire

195 Mouat Street, Lyneham

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Party type: 18th birthday

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About the function space

This inn was built in 1857, and soon became a regular stopping place for the Queanbeyan-Yass mail coach. A visitor in 1878 reported that the Inn was "deserving of wide renown for its excellent beer" and described its fare as "first class".

The Inn's excellent reputation lives on, now with very modern facilities for your next function.

The Schumack Room, named in honour of the Inn's founder, is a sunny indoor/outdoor area drenched in wisteria. It also boasts indoor and outdoor seating, and established gardens.

We can tailor a menu from our extensive range of finger food platters, for you and your guests to enjoy in this beautiful location. Meanwhile the main bar is nice and close right next to the Schumack Room to keep everyone well refreshed.

Function facilities

  • Exclusive bar: No
  • Exclusive smoking area: Yes
  • Exclusive toilets: No
  • Wheelchair access: Yes

Smoking area: Adjacent beer garden partly under cover and heated in winter.

Parking: Venue carpark and free parking opposite.

Music facilities

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

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

Can the venue arrange:

  • DJ hire: No
  • Free
    background music: Yes

Can customers bring their own:

  • DJ: Yes
  • Band: No

Noise restrictions: Management reserves the right to control music volume.

Conditions for private party hire

Friday $

Saturday $

Hire Charge



+ Minimum spend


on food or drinks


on food or drinks

+ Security staff



= Total



Security staff fee calculation

Only for 18th and 21st birthday parties, and parties with more that 50 guests: $50 per hour for a minimum of 4 hours.

Listed price is based on a party with more than 50 guests.

Min—max guests

35 — 110

35 — 110

Party duration

7pm — 12am   (5 hours)

7pm — 12am   (5 hours)

At this time, the function space:



Extend the party until:

2am, provided guests are still buying drinks.

2am, provided guests are still buying drinks.

Closing time



Further conditions

The minimum spend can be comprised of food and beverage purchases by yourself and/or your guests.

Under-18 policy

Permitted, with 10pm curfew. The law requires the minor to be in the company of a responsible adult who is responsibly supervising the minor. One separate responsible adult per minor.

Drink options

Bar tab, Cash bar/Pay as you go

Seasonal surcharges

Nov-Dec: additional $500 min spend

Sun-Thu functions

Sun: $800 min spend. Other days: free of charge.

18th, 21st, bucks/hens 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

Presentation facilities

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

  • Microphone/PA: No
  • Stage: No
  • DVD Player: No
  • Data projector: No
  • Projector screen: No
  • Large TV/Plasma/LCD: No

Decorations policy

Can the venue:

  • Arrange decorations: No
  • Put up decorations: No

Restrictions: No confetti-type decorations.

Ticketed events policy

Can the customer charge for their function:

  • At the door: Yes
  • Presale: Yes

Venue Photos

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