Proud recipients for the Australian Bridal Industry Academy 2017 Award for Best Reception Venue in Victoria. While also being a finalist for this years 2018 awards!
From city lights, and sunsets to graffiti wall and river cruises
With such vast and unique photo opportunities on your doorstep, your photographer will be inspired at every turn. And for your guests? They’ll love the excuse to kick back at one the nearby bars or restaurants before the main event begins. What’s more, rehearsal dinner, after-party, accommodation and recovery breakfast options are all a stones throw away. No Ubers necessary!
Now that you’re getting close to choosing Showtime Event Group, it’s time to start turning those Pinterest boards into reality. What atmosphere will you create?
As a restored urban warehouse, our venues signature high ceilings and rustic timber floors are merely your working canvas. Think industrial glam with your personal twist. You can hang, lift, lighten, drape, and personalise to your hearts content – with no pillars, ugly carpet or set rules to contain your creative flair.
Then again, you may prefer to let the room’s unique allure stand alone and shine without the bells and whistles. But be warned; our spectacular bar is a true show-stopper in anyone’s eyes.
Get ready to unleash your inner foodie as you explore our tried and tested menu. With food this modern and fresh – and oh so Instagram worthy – your guests will be suitably impressed.
But if you have something specific in mind, we’re always eager to hear your ideas. From themed food stations and sharing platters to roving desserts and indulgent late nights snacks, your possibilities are endless. And don’t worry about cousin Sarah. Her nut intolerant, fructose free, paleo, vegetarian diet is no challenge for our chefs. We also believe in quality and quantity in equal measure. So if you don’t want your guests huffing ‘WTF’ (where’s the food) under their breath, you can rest easy. There’ll be no maccas runs at the end of the night.
Showtime Events Centre
61 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf 3006
Take centre stage at Showtime. An enviable position on the Yarra River including internal and exterior areas, contribute to putting Showtime firmly on the event planners must visit list. Situated a short distance from the CBD with Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and international hotels on the doorstep, this venue will provide an unbeatable setting for style, service and catering.
A custom designed chandelier bar installation and modern green room facility compliment the original heritage features. Formerly known as Shed 11, Showtime formed part of the dining hall in this historic docking area and continues to drive South Wharf as a destination in excellence in hospitality. Beautiful wooden floorboards and wrought iron wall features pay tribute to its legacy, while an award winning in-house catering and operations team continue to elevate the offering and deliver truly VIP experiences.
Showtime has a character, warmth and feel that is to sure to impress each and every one of your guests.
Seating from 80 to 280 guests banquet-style or up to 1,000 for a cocktail event, The outdoor venue space can be incorporated to produce a precinct party for up to 5,500 guests.
39 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006
Cargo Hall is one of the most sought-after locations for a stylish event with some old world industrial charm. The venue boasts exquisite views across the city skyline and iconic Yarra River, a few minute’s walk from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Incorporating modern design whilst retaining its unique nineteenth century maritime character, Cargo Hall is a vibrant and refreshing addition to Melbourne’s Event scene.
Situated directly opposite the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the venue benefits from the local accommodation and public transport options as well as over 2000 adjacent parking spaces. This pillar-less, fully open space can accommodate up to 220 people for a sit-down event and up to 600 people for cocktails with fantastic views over the river and city skyline.
The raw, industrial heritage of the building shines through in the exposed beams, wide open space, and warehouse feel. Unique characteristics include a contemporary designed suspended mezzanine floor, original trusses, heritage floorboards and classic façade. An all weather glass conservatory and abundance of natural light make this the perfect venue for any occasion.
Old Melbourne Gaol
377 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Completed in the mid 1800s and located in central Melbourne, the Old Melbourne Gaol is constructed in blue stone and still contains the original cells and historic features. In these cells some of Australia’s most notorious criminals were held, including the infamous bush ranger Ned Kelly.
One of Australia’s most fascinating and unique spaces, the Gaol has capacity for up to 120 guests for a banquet dinner, or 350 for a cocktail reception. Add to the experience with some entertainment of an educational element, including guest appearances from Ned Kelly to duty sergeants and gaol governors; or bands, DJs and roving performers.
The precinct also includes the Former City Watch House and Old Magistrates Court available for private events. The Old Melbourne Gaol is a venue that will stir the senses and get your guests talking.