About Us

The Decorium

Our Heritage

In the twilight of the 19th century, the seeds of a visionary idea were sown — a commitment to providing the local community with more than just a swimming pool; a space that would stand as a beacon of architectural brilliance and a testament to the spirit of a flourishing era. To ensure this endeavor reached the zenith of design excellence, a competition was launched, not only to rally local support but to guarantee a structure that would transcend time. The victor, Harold Burgess, captured hearts and imaginations with his dramatic rendering of a construction that seamlessly merged a state-of-the-art pool with inviting spaces for swimmers to gather and relax.

Under the skilled hands of contractor W. E. Davey, Burgess's vision materialized into reality. On the 10th of August 1911, The Decorium was officially unveiled to the community as a public swimming pool. Its grandeur quickly transformed it into a beloved hub, drawing swimmers from far and wide, turning it into a cherished community facility and a testament to the joyous spirit of the times.

As the years unfolded, The Decorium gracefully embraced a new chapter. In the 1990s, extensive renovations unfolded, marking a sympathetic transformation of the neo-classically inspired building we proudly showcase today. These renovations weren't just a mere metamorphosis; they were a deliberate nod to the building's storied past. The history of The Decorium, woven intricately into its very fabric, stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of a bygone era.

While the former swimming pool now quietly resides beneath the regal expanse of the Emperor Suite, its legacy endures. The Decorium has evolved into a living tribute to its own stylish and elegant history, inviting guests to step back in time and be enveloped in the grandeur of a century-long journey. Our heritage is not just a relic of the past; it is an integral, living part of The Decorium experience, enriching every event with the echoes of a bygone era.

The Decorium

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a distinguished setting where your dreams unfold seamlessly. The Decorium is more than just an event space; it's a stage for your most cherished memories. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in every detail, from the intricate design of our elliptical staircases to the opulence of our crystal chandeliers. As a dry hire venue, we empower you and everyone that joins us to shape each celebration according to unique visions and tastes. Whether you're hosting a wedding, corporate event, or a special gathering, The Decorium offers versatile facilities that adapt to your needs.

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Since 1997





Elevate your events in our exquisite space, where elegance meets celebration. Your canvas, our backdrop.