A very suitable venue for your next  function

The Principal takes its name from the original headmaster quarters of one of the oldest schools in Midland, built in 1901.  Now recognised with heritage listing, this gorgeous building has
maintained its yesteryear charm and beauty since reinventing itself as The Principal Bar and Restaurant in 2009 – the perfect setting for your next function.

Our unique facilities can be tailored to suit any occasion, from formal dinners or casual get-togethers, to birthdays, anniversaries, engagement parties and all in-between.

At the gateway to the Swan Valley we offer a range of local wines & our own craft beers along with a premium selection of other beers, wines & spirits.  We can provide you with canapés & platters or a sit down meal from a la carte to set menu.

We are conveniently located across from Midland Gate Shopping Centre, and just a five-minute walk from Midland Train Station.

Let us help you to celebrate in style.

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The Deck

Overlooking Cale Street at the venue’s entry, The Deck is a relaxed setting seating up to
30 guests (or up to 50 for a cocktail-feel

Main Beer Garden

With capacity for up to 120 Guests, the main beer garden makes the perfect backdrop for your next birthday, reunion or cocktail function.

Main Indoor Bar

Old-school charm meets contemporary style in the Main Indoor Bar, featuring 14 draught beers and two ciders on tap. Top of the class are The Principal’s very own craft brews, including the crisp Principal Pale and a cloudy Bavarian Wheat.

These can be sampled along with various other boutique beers on the $10 Beer
Taster Tray.

You can reserve a section in our Main Indoor Bar for you at any time.

We can tailor seating and table arrangements to your liking, with sliding glass doors providing easy access to our beer garden if required.


The Principal restaurant is located in the Headmaster Quarters – the oldest and most storied part of the building. Here you’ll dine amidst the earthy tones of beautiful jarrah and character architecture emanating a warm dining ambience.  Beautiful paintings by local artists Imogen Palmer & Pier Martel grace the walls.

The Headmaster Quarters is available to book for morning teas, lunches and dinners, as well as for exclusive hire. With capacity for up to 75 guests and with its own bar, this charismatic space is perfect for smaller wedding receptions, birthday parties and work functions.

Get in Touch

There are no hire fees to book an area.

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Or email us manager@theprincipal.com.au or call 08 9250 2995 should you require a tailored package or for further enquires.