Loyal Hope will cater for weddings, cocktail events, workshops and presentations in early 2019. As a private event space each hire will have exclusive use of the venue.
Think of a picture-perfect white timber country hall, yet only metres from the vibrant delights of James Street and the hip bars of Brunswick Street. The original heavy polished timber floorboards have been lovingly restored. Huge timber sash windows flood the hall in natural light. Bordering a park, Loyal Hope features views to a mature heritage listed fig tree and the stunning stone façade of St Patricks Church (circa 1882). A gorgeous landscaped courtyard will soon complete this transformation by the team behind Lightspace and Prospect Studios.
The Loyal Hope of the Valley Lodge was constructed in 1923 for the Queensland branch of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows Friendly Society.
This was a philanthropic organisation run by members to assist with healthcare and funeral expenses during a time when there was little or no government arrangements to fall back on. The Valley lodge was used a meeting place for the Oddfellows and later hired out for events of all kinds. The hall has now been lovingly restored to its former glory and is once again available to use by the wider community.