RACV Cape Schank

Positioned within a natural saddle adjacent to Bass Strait, RACV Cape Schanck Resort rests amongst Mornington Peninsula’s rugged landscape, offering a robust architectural outcome that celebrates the rolling dunes and untamed nature of its site. Wood Marsh has drawn from both the topography and the corrosive nature of the coastline to inform the sculptural geometry … Read more


Image: Fivespice Creative
Image: Fivespice Creative

It was like a scene out of Alice in Wonderland that greeted guests as they entered the new Continental Patisserie factory. Delicate patisserie, towering cakes and handmade chocolates as far as the eye could see filled the main event room, with suspended glass baubles showcasing petite petit fours and grass-topped tables laden with sweet treats for attendees to try.

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Lighthouse Gallery Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray St, Sydney (02) 9298 3777 or www.anmm.gov.au Last week Sydney VIPs attended the official launch of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s newest venue – Lighthouse Gallery. With the support of the event’s partners Decorative Events, AV1 and Laissez Faire Catering, the venue was transformed into a classically-styled … Read more


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Oatlands House

42 Bettington Rd, Oatlands NSW 2117
(02) 9683 3355 or www.oatlandshouse.com.au

Navarra Venues recently opened its latest venue, Oatlands House, with a Georgian-inspired decoration created by KW Interiors and furniture provided by B Seated Global. It’s a beautiful venue surrounded by the luscious greens of a golf course.

The look of the new interior was inspired by the age and character of the home from the Georgian period. “We liked the Georgian inspiration set back in the 1890’s but added beautifully toned and textured layers that created pure luxury and elegance,” says Marie Florio, from Navarra Venues.

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Wyncity Bowl and Entertainment

36 Wallace Ave, Point Cook 3030
1300 783 123 or www.wyncity.com.au

Wyncity is raising the curtain at its new family entertainment centre in Point Cook. Offering the latest in tenpin bowling, world-class Laserforce laser tag, bumper cars, pool tables, mini golf and a range of arcade games, it is Australia’s newest venue for indoor recreation.

Wyncity is a multi-configurable 6000m² venue for both public entertainment and private functions.

Owned and operated by the Scolaro family, Wyncity has been an iconic bowling and entertainment centre in Werribee for the past 30 years. The family’s decision to expand and move their successful business to the new Point Cook site has been five years in the making.

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The Park 36 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park Melbourne (03) 8488 7519 or www.theparkmelbourne.com.au Perched on the edge of the iconic Albert Park Lake’s edge, The Park is opening after extensive renovations. The former Powerhouse has been transformed into a contemporary, boutique space. Floor to ceiling windows offer sweeping views of the lake, allowing for an … Read more


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Doltone House Hyde Park Function Room

Doltone House Hyde Park

Level 3, 181 Elizabeth St Sydney
(02) 8571 0611 or www.doltonehouse.com.au/doltone-house/choose-your-venue/hyde-park

Doltone House Hyde Park is a new meeting and events venue with high ceilings, lots of natural light and uninterrupted views of Sydney’s Hyde Park.

The Hyde Park Ballroom is the main room which can be divided, via operable walls, into four smaller rooms, or any combination thereof, if required. The Manhattan and Avenue Rooms are smaller meeting spaces often used as pre-function rooms.

Fredon designed, supplied and installed all of the audio visual requirements for the venue working closely with inhouse AV company Microhire.

When designing the system, Fredon took into account the venue’s main markets: weddings at the weekend and corporate events during the week. The wedding function mode required a fairly simple system that the banquet staff could operate whereas the corporate setup is where the AV system really comes to life.

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Parkroyal Darling Harbour

150 Day St, Sydney NSW
(02) 9261 1188 or www.parkroyalhotels.com/darlingharbour

From its lemongrass-scented foyer to the plush Club Lounge on the top floor,
everything at Parkroyal Darling Harbour is new again. In January the 340- room hotel unveiled its $20m makeover, completed while ‘business as usual’ continued unabated — with design from Hassell Studio.

The huge atrium, creamy white curves (including the ‘pods’ at reception, replacing the customary monolithic desk) and turquoise and teal shades throughout reflect the Sydney and harbour surrounds, as well as the Parkroyal brand standards. The decision to upgrade was made easier, says Craig Bond, by the fact that the property is owned by the Pan Pacific Hotels Group. Bond is the Area General Manager, Oceania for Pan Pacific, and explains that having faith in the local market also helped. “We like to enhance our assets to ensure that they remain current, they remain fresh, and we also remain as leaders in the locations and destinations where we operate,” he says. “So the decision for us was probably a lot easier than it would be for other operators, where they operate on behalf of owners. We have confidence in the Sydney market, and the other reason was that we introduced the Parkroyal brand back into Australia — and part of introducing the Parkroyal brand back into Australia was making sure that our Parkroyal product is ‘on brand’.”

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