Best Wedding Reception Venue in Australia

On Tuesday 19th June, Showtime Events Centre was announced – Winner, ‘Best Wedding Reception Venue’ at the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Awards.

The ABIA Awards were set up in 1996 to assist in setting the standards in the free for all wedding market place. Held at The Star Gold Coast, this is the first time Showtime Events Centre has been a finalist at the National Awards, after winning the category at the Victorian ABIA Awards three of the last five years. (Winner 2015, 2017, 2018).

The National awards compile 3,712 businesses rated by 102,293 newlyweds over the past 4 years. ABIA then narrows down that list to 317 finalists, and just 9 National Award winners.

All ABIA Winners & Finalists across 30+ categories are determined solely based on the ratings provided by the Past Brides & Grooms of Australia –each year the ABIA Awards Program receives 25,000+ Wedding registrations, which are invited to rate & review their wedding vendors in the Quality of Product, Quality of Service, Attitude of Staff and Value for Money.

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.

Winner of the Australian Bridal awards ‘Best Wedding Reception Venue’ in Australia in 2018.

Winner of the Australian Bridal awards of best Wedding Reception Venue in Victoria for 2017 & 2018.

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Chris & Courtney

Cargo Hall is an amazing venue that you can make put your own special touch on, wonderful staff from day one, fine dining food & drinks all within the fantastic location of the South Wharf.

Bec & Greg

The day went absolutely seamlessly and the staff went above and beyond to make it the best day of our lives. Our guests have raved about the amazing food and the phenomenal staff.

Bree & David

We have received nothing but complements on the food, service, look and feel of the venue and will recommend you highly to others.
Thank you for being a big part of making our dreams come true, our wedding day was everything we could have dreamed of and more!

Angie & Steve

Exceeded any expectations we had of our night and made it an absolutely magical night for not only us, but also our guests. Thank you!!! We wouldn’t change a thing about our special day and this is a huge credit to you guys and what you helped us achieve!

Adelle & Mark

Showtime is an amazing venue – with a beautiful industrial charm and riverside views. All of our guests commented how gorgeous the venue looked, from the amazing location, to the quality of the decor and the stunning bar, I could go on and on!

Chauntel & Nick

We would recommend Showtime to anyone who wants awesome service,a friendly accommodating team and a unique space that wowed all of our guests 🙂

Jess & Dean

Thank you so much, the night was absolutely perfect. We can’t thank you and the Showtime team enough!