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FREMANTLE | UNIQUE VENUES
uilt by convicts in the 1850s and
decommissioned as an operational
maximum security jail in 1991, Fremantle
Prison, originally known as the Convict
Establishment, is the largest convict-built
structure in Western Australia; the most intact
convict establishment in the nation, and
Western Australia’s only World Heritage-listed
building. Fremantle Prison provides an ideal
venue for those seeking a unique, historic
location for their function or event.
The Main Cell Block is a stunning building,
constructed from limestone, standing four storeys
high and divided into four cell divisions. Large
double doors between each division mean the
Main Cell Block can be customised to suit the size
of group and event, to a maximum of 500 people.
With two stylish underground rooms
surrounded by thick limestone walls, the
Commissariat is atmospheric and provides an
ideal space for cocktail parties for up to 50 people.
Originally built for inmate activity and
training unskilled prisoners, the East Workshops,
with its industrial look, is the perfect space for
presentations, awards nights and formal dinners
for up to 300 people.
Able to accommodate up to 25 people,
the Special Handling Unit provides a great
alternative area for meetings and team-building
activities. The Crown Theatre (complete with
stage) is attached to the Main Cell Block, can
accommodate 104 people, and is suited to
performances, presentations and launches.
At the commencement of your function, you
may wish to partake in pre-dinner drinks and
canapes in the Gatehouse or Parade Ground.
And for those looking to create a dramatic
atmosphere and mood for their guests, a Prison
Highlights tours can also be arranged.
Where | Western Australia’s World Heritage-
listed Fremantle Prison is also a major tourist
attraction and venue for functions.
Numbers | The Prison can cater for groups
of up to 500. The capacities of each function
space are listed on the website.
Food | All functions require professional
catering, and equipment must be brought to
the venue – caterers can undertake a site visit
with the Prison’s Events Officer. The Convict
Cafe can also provide on-site catering.
Drink | Event hosts can bring their own
drinks, or arrange a package through their
Address The Terrace, Fremantle
Phone (08) 9336 9205
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