private dining


The team at Watervale Hotel are passionate about fresh local food and Clare Valley produce.

Have a space to yourself

The Green Room

The Green Room, seating 6 people is ideal for meetings over a meal. Minimum spend $250. 

The Purple Room

The Purple Room, seating 8-10 people is ideal for family gatherings, or wine tastings. Minimum spend $250. 

The Hell Hole Jail

The Hell Hole, the Hotel’s Jail which was built is 1868 is now the perfect place to get locked in for a tasting menu or degustation event. Seating up to 20 inside or 40 guests  including the terrace makes it ideal for a small wedding. Minimum spend $1,000. 

Private dining spaces allow you and your group privacy, security, and a feeling of dining at home – only you don’t have to cook or do the dishes.

The Hell Hole is ideal for corporate events with its own unisex ambulant toilet we call ‘solitary confinement’. 

The private rooms are ideal for:

Wine matched degustation dinners and ‘experience’ events: Guesthouse guests can book for a special dinner.

Meetings: Small catered meetings in the green or purple rooms, or board room style meetings, training, or presentations in the Hell Hole. 

Wine tasting events: Ideal for presenting wines to distributors, journalists, staff or trade matched to food or flying solo. We allow free corkage for such events provided minimum spends are reached. We can even arrange wine matched canapes. 

Family, School and Friend re-unions: Having your own private space allowing you to just be yourselves and make some noise without guilt can be a pleasure in itself. 

Christmas parties, leaving events, sports club and work celebrations: It is great to be in private rooms for Kris Kringle, gift giving, party games, and speeches. 

Weddings: The Hell Hole is ideal for small weddings. 

NOTE: We will waive the minimum spend for local sporting, school and other community meetings. Please treat our venue as your own.