Obi Obi hall is owned by the Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek communities, and operated by volunteers from the Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek District Community Hall Association Inc.
Address – 856 Obi Obi Rd Obi Obi QLD 4574
P O Box 276 Mapleton Queensland 4560
The floor plan can be downloaded to aid planning of seating.
Obi Obi Hall has 144 sq meters of floor area plus stage, and can accommodate up to 110 people seated with our tables and chairs. The kitchen has a six burner gas stove, small microwave oven, 20 litre electric urn, dishwasher, large double door drinks fridge, 142 litre chest freezer (holds 11 x 5 kg bags of ice) and one domestic fridge. . The kitchen equipment includes a small amount of various plates, cups and cutlery. To aid catering suppliers, the kitchen has a separate external access to the parking area.
Included are 25 – plastic topped folding tables (each 1.8 x .75 m, seating 3 guests per side), 1 – high chair, 1 – small round table (750 mm diameter), 110 – chairs (metal framed with wood seats and back) and 10 – older plastic chairs (metal frames with plastic seats) as part of the hall hire fee.
The hall and it’s grounds can accommodate a maximum of 120 guests.
The hall’s grounds are able to be used for wedding receptions.
See our page – Hall photos – for photos of the hall’s interior and tables and chairs.
The hall has six old wooden bench seats (four x 6 m long and two x 4.5 m long) placed around the interior of the hall. To reduce the risk of damage to the bench seats, the bench seats cannot be taken outside the hall.
Obi Obi hall complies with 2012 disability standards for parking, hall access and toilet facilities. The hall has one disabled toilet and three unsex toilets.
Fairy lights permanently adorn the hall’s interior ceiling, see our blog’s hall photos page.
External power points are provided for use with functions held on the hall’s grounds. To provide power for a trailer mounted freezer, an external 15 amp power point is available at the rear of the kitchen.
Garbage, we provide six wheelie bins for your garbage and have available four metal garbage bins for use inside and outside the hall.
The hall does not provide tableware, does not have heating or a public address system.
Parking – limited parking, 50 vehicles in Staves Rd and on the hall’s grounds, no Obi Obi Rd parking available, bus hire is available.
Staves Rd and the hall’s parking area can be accessed by vehicles in most weathers.
The hall’s grounds include a fire circle which is available for use, but when used requires a nominated person to be in charge of the fire. Completing a Fire Circle Consent form identifying the nominated person is required. Firewood is not supplied, you could bring your own or a local delivery could be arranged.
Communication. No land line. Mobile phone reception and internet connection signal strength is poor but connectable.
Access – Obi Obi hall is situated in the Obi Obi valley, a 45 minute drive from Maroochydore via Mapleton and a one hour drive from Noosa via Eumundi.
Be aware that while travelling from Mapleton to the Obi Obi hall, the Obi Obi rd descends to the floor of the Obi Obi valley via a one way winding dirt road that some drivers find challenging. The ascent is by a more modern sealed road.
Weddings – min hire period 2.5 days (one day to set up, next day the wedding and a half day for pack-up – – $1400.00 including GST (2019 price).
Each hall hiree is required to get their own event public liability insurance.
A bond of $500.00 is required to be lodged
Hall hire includes a free professional cleaning of the interior of the hall, kitchen and toilets after the hire period.
The hiree is required to return all furniture, appliances and equipment to original locations, to remove all decorations that may have been erected both inside and outside the hall and remove rubbish from the hall and grounds into the hall’s wheelie bins.
Payment by internet banking preferred, no credit card.
To help with event planning, we allow two hall visits prior to the hire period.
The farmer that owns the property surrounding the hall breeds bulls for sale. The paddocks adjacent to the hall could contain bulls that may be aggressive or cows that may be protective of their calves. DO NOT ENTER.
Hired equipment can be picked up by hire companies on the following Monday.
Decoration of the interior hall is allowed, with a step ladder provided.
All loud noise, e.g. amplified music is to stop at midnight.
No naked flame (candles or tea lights) inside the hall.
No paper confetti or hay bales inside the hall.
No camping allowed at the hall.
PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
Each hall hirer is required to get their own public liability insurance.
Event public liability insurance covers the hirer if the hirer is found to be legally responsible for personal injury to a third party or damage to their property.
Most insurance brokers can provide quotes for events. We require a one off event public liability insurance for the total hiring period for a minimum of $5,000,000.00 cover.
Home or business insurance may be able to be extended to provide cover for your event.
Some information on event insurance brokers can be found on the page – Wedding insurance – on the top right side of this page or use the link below.
Bands, caterers and wedding planners must have their own public liability insurance.
Contact the Association’s Secretary for more information.
The hiring process involves the lodging of a deposit and the completion of our hall hire confirmation form.
A booking will be accepted only after a firm quote of hire costs and other conditions is given to the potential hall hirer.
The Association will not hold a date for a client prior to completing the hiring process.
The hall’s water supply is unfiltered rainwater only, which is collected off the hall’s roof and stored in metal water tanks.
The balance of the hire fee, the public liability insurance and the bond have to be to be finalized at least one month prior to your event .
Some information on suppliers of associated event hire services can be found on the page – WEDDING RELATED SERVICES – on the top right side of this page or use the link below.
HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
To view the hall, hire or for more information, use the contact form below or contact the Secretary, Dennis Woodford on 07 54469154, if unavailable our President, Rodney Heading on 0417601483.
Email – Dennis Woodford – denwood@