venue hire

The Shtiebel has been created as a unique space, that has all the warmth and charm of a vintage home but all the flexibility and accessibility of a premium communal space. We welcome individuals and organisations who are looking to host meetings, classes and events to consider sharing our space.
Our unique space is available hire during business hours and after hours or weekends.

Celebrate at shtiebel

Our space

With its rich history as both a family home and a hub of clandestine activity, we have loving restored and refurbished the Shtiebel by blending the nostalgic warmth of yesteryears with modern sensibilities.

The vintage wallpaper in each room whispers tales of bygone eras, while the gleaming hardwood floors evoke a sense of timeless elegance.

Whether hosting a formal affair or an intimate gathering, the Shtiebel offers a versatile backdrop, where memories are made against the backdrop of its storied past.

The facilities

Our well-equipped kitchen stands ready to cater to all your culinary needs, with a variety of appliances and ample space for food preparation. Our experienced team is dedicated to helping create your perfect event and is happy to work with either a caterer of your choice or collaborate with our partners to deliver a menu that leaves a lasting impression on your guests.

With its blend of vintage charm and modern amenities, the Shtiebel provides a stunning canvas for your next gathering. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone occasion, hosting a corporate event, or simply gathering with loved ones, our venue offers an unforgettable setting where memories are made against a backdrop of timeless elegance and sophistication.

Fully accessible

In keeping with our values of inclusivity and accessibility, the entire space at the Shtiebel is wheelchair accessible, with all the associated amenities thoughtfully integrated. From ramps to spacious doorways and accessible restrooms, we strive to ensure that everyone can enjoy our venue comfortably and without barriers.

The Library, with its cozy ambiance and elegant furnishings, is perfectly suited to host small meetings of 5 to 20 people. Whether it’s a corporate brainstorming session or an intimate gathering of friends, this versatile space provides the ideal setting for productive discussions and collaboration.

Our history

The Shtiebel was built as the home and office of renowned horse trainer, Angus Armanasco, a seven-time winner of the Victorian trainers’ premiership and Hall Of Fame inductee.

The Shtiebel was orginally known at the “Bird Cage” was center of the Armanasco racing empire with stables located at both rear and side of the main building.

The bespoke bar and sprawling billard room host many great parties and folklore has it that the main room operated as a clandestine illegal casino, drawing in a mix of high society figures, underworld characters, and gambling enthusiasts seeking the thrill of illicit games.