Venues we Love – Summerfields Country House & Estate, Mornington

Country and garden weddings are always in style.  Summerfields Country House and Estate is a simply stunning property based on a large olive grove on the Mornington Peninsula.  Only a short hour’s drive from Melbourne, the style and elegance of the venue is typical of the Cape Cod style architecture reminiscent of the East Coast of America. The team at Complete Function Hire were thrilled to speak to Tania Ng, Event Coordinator of this unique hidden gem to find out why Summerfields is the ultimate destination for beautiful weddings and stand out business events.

The lush surrounds of the Olive Grove are tranquil and green and feature a picture perfect ornamental lake. 

What kind of events do you host at Summerfields and what makes these stand out for clients and guests?

Summerfields is the perfect destination for all kinds of events and our multiple event spaces allow us to cater for large events and more intimate events too. We are perfectly suited to business events including conferences and meetings through to large scale family days, team building days and VIP business retreats. Automotive events are also popular due to the long driveway and wide open spaces.

Wedding and event planners enjoy the versatility of the venue which includes multiple spaces for ceremonies or break out areas.

Really anything is possible at Summerfields!  I think what makes the venue so memorable is the stunning surrounds, the unique opportunities to include experiences (such as Olive Picking or a traditional High Tea) and the high quality catering. We are really committed to working closely with event planners to ensure that their wedding, celebration or business event is just perfect.

What makes Summerfields such a special destination for beautiful weddings?

Instagram-worthy ceremony spots and photo backdrops are abundant at Summerfields. 

 

Summerfields  is set on beautiful grounds surrounded by a delightful semi-formal garden, an enchanted grove of 2000 olive trees and an ornamental lake where our family of resident geese make their home.  Our unique venue provides many photography opportunities with many beautiful backdrops (and ceremony spots) as well as a private place for the wedding party to relax and stay in afterwards – everything you need for your special day is all under the one roof.  We are so proud of our wedding and event menus which are all hand crafted with love by our dedicated chef and kitchen team.

For something different – event planners can incorporate an olive picking or olive oil tasting session into their event. Image by Shot From The Heart Photography.

Tell us about the accommodation on site?

Our boutique onsite accommodation is a real feature of the property and enjoyed by couples after their special day or used for events such as family reunions and special milestones. We have 6 individually styled suites and each is a haven for rest and relaxation. We love cooking up a big home style breakfast for our visitors the day after their wedding or event! Corporate retreats are also perfectly suited to the venue and event planners love incorporating outdoor team building experiences into their conference.

Speak to the friendly team at Summerfields about your upcoming wedding or event today.

 

For all your event hire needs, Complete Function Hire are here to help. 

 

 

*Feature image by Tim Drum Photography

3 Interns, 3 Stylists, 3 Events, 3 Hours – Event Styling Competition

3 Interns, 3 Stylists, 3 Events, 3 Hours – was an exciting competition held in July at the new No.1 event space in Malvern. The competition was the brain child of the always innovative Elizabeth Hollingsworth, Director of My Event Décor.

Complete Function Hire were thrilled to be part of this 20 strong industry supplier collaboration as the concept was just so cool! The competition was created to help event management students understand what clients want (and on a limited time frame which is very much an event industry standard these days).

One of the talented event management students, Clare Brown setting her Jumanji themed table (long rustic table provided by us).
Credits: Event management college: William Angliss Institute, Stylist: Artmospherix,
Organiser: My Event Decor, Photographer: Jackie Dickson,Venue: No 1, Bark candle holders, monstera placemats, antler bones, faux mother of pearl cutlery: My Event Decor
Trees: Green Event, Zebra print napkins: Wholesale Wedding, Leopard print velvet table runner: Di Simmons Linen Hire, Props: The Prop Store

 

 

 

3 creative students – Clare Brown from William Angliss, Sam de Silva from Victoria University and Ishita Mandal from Holmesglen Moorabbin, had to complete one table setting per event in an hour or less. The heat was on but it did provide real industry exposure for these talented students. Experienced event stylists from Ruffles and Bells, The Hattie and Bairn Tribe and Artmospherix created mood boards and creative briefs that were then utilised by the students who needed to select items from the rental range at My Event Décor (and had to liaise with a suite of suppliers – from florists to stationary designers – to complete their looks).

A stunning corporate launch look for Exponet developed by Clare Brown featuring our gold cutlery.
Credits: Event management college: William Angliss Institute, Stylist: Artmospherix, Organiser: My Event Decor, Photographer: Jackie Dickson, Venue: No 1, Jazz chair: Exponet, Test tube chandelier: My Event Decor, Casper white weave tablecloth, bright orange damask napkins: Di Simmons Linen Hire

 

 

The students sourced items for themed events including corporate product launches, a Mad Men themed 40th party, a one-year old’s pink birthday party, a Jumanji themed 30th and several wedding looks including Moroccan bohemian, glamorous and contemporary. This exciting competition was captured on video and camera – thus giving the students an excellent portfolio to utilise for their careers ahead.

Talented student Ishita Mandal created an impressive look for Melbourne Watch.
Credits: Event management college: Holmesglen, Stylist: Ruffles and Bells, Organiser: My Event Decor, Photographer: Jackie Dickson, Venue: No 1,  Watch, acrylic display poster: Melbourne Watch, Gold charger plates: Weddings of Distinction, Illuminated acrylic display cube, gold striped candle holders: My Event Decor, Gold Tiffany chairs, gold cutlery, white plinth: Complete Function Hire, Red napkins: Wholesale Wedding, White dinner plates, black vases and flowers: Kmart

Major suppliers included My Event Décor, Complete Function Hire, Weddings of Distinction, Cacao, The Prop Store, Di Simmons Linen Hire, Mini Party People, RTR Productions, Greenevent, Thrive Flowers, Exponet, Melbourne Watch and Helen’s Hill Estate.

An epic Mad Men themed table for a 40th birthday party styled by Sam de Silva.
Credits: Event management college: Victoria University, Organiser: My Event Decor, Photographer: Jackie Dickson, Venue:  No 1, Black bentwood chairs, black easel, communal table, gold cutlery:  Complete Function Hire, Gold charger plates: Weddings of Distinction, Gold striped vase, gold striped candle holders, antler bones:  My Event Decor, 
Place cards:  Sweetheart Creative, 40th birthday sign: Letters from A to Z, Cupcakes: House of Varin

Congratulations to all the students involved and to the team of event gurus at My Event Décor on creating such a fresh concept that encourages creativity and supports career growth in our industry.

 

Contact the friendly team at Complete Function Hire today to discuss your upcoming event. 

 

 

 

How to Enhance Delegate Engagement at Your Next Conference – CIS Event Management

Conference attendees may often attend several business events across the year.  To ensure that your upcoming conference stands out and leaves a lasting impression, we got some expert tips from the professionals! Dee Nicholas and the team at CIS Event Management have been creating exceptional event experiences for over 10 years all over Australia. We were thrilled to catch up with Dee to get her top tips on how to increase delegate engagement and how to provide your guests with a truly memorable experience.

 

What do your attendees want? Just ask.

Don’t take a stab at it – go straight to the source to find out what is going to excite and delight your attendees. Engagement, education and networking are all important but a pre-event survey is a great way to identify what your staff want to see in terms of relevant content. Post event surveys from previous events are also a great way to identify any improvement areas (and these can be administered fairly easily through an electronic system such as Survey Monkey).

It’s all about creating memorable experiences for your delegates.

Create a comfortable environment

Add a personal touch to your conference set up with comfortable lounge areas. Couches and coffee tables help create a relaxed environment for your delegates to unwind and refresh pre and post conference and on breaks. Free Wi-Fi, charging stations and a range of industry relevant magazines are some great added touches that your attendees will appreciate.

Offsite events

Creating an amazing ‘offsite’ event experience at a local landmark venue can be a really exciting addition to a conference. Where delegates have travelled overseas or interstate, it is a nice touch to include an ‘offsite’ event at a different location that showcases local culture and flavours.

Team challenges

Boost team morale by including interactive team building activities throughout your conference. There are so many unique options these days and by surveying your delegates pre and post event, you will be able to identify what style of activities best suits the group demographics.

Go outdoors

Conference programs can be pretty intense for delegates (‘information overload!’) so it’s always a great idea to add an outdoor component. Whether you choose to organise a team challenge in a local park or if you are able to host your working lunch outside – your delegates will be reinvigorated by the fresh air. For something different, why not schedule some ‘walking meetings’ as part of your program (this is great for short sessions with small groups or one on one meetings).

Mix up your program format with different styles of facilitated discussions.

Get creative

Inspire your delegates by including collaborative feature art piece such as a mural or a mood board that delegates can contribute to throughout the conference. Get the creative juices flowing by leaving art supplies, textas, fabrics etc. for your guests to make their mark on.

Food stations

Food stations and buffets are a fantastic, social way of dining that will increase interaction. Add a little fun to your catering with food station themes or elaborate styling features. Don’t forget when selecting your menu to keep healthy options in to avoid the mid afternoon slump.

Mix up your format

Break up back to back presentations and encourage conversation with some different program formats including panel discussions, live Q&A sessions, debates or ‘fish bowl’ group discussions.

If you want your next business event to make an impact, contact the team of business event professionals at CIS Event Management today.


For all your conference and business event furniture and equipment hire needs, contact the friendly team at Complete Function Hire. 

Tips on How to Create Awesome Events – Roquette Catering

Roquette Catering have been creating unforgettable culinary experiences for over 12 years. Using only the best seasonal ingredients, the innovative team at Roquette Catering are renown for creating beautiful Kosher menus and for delivering the most memorable events in Melbourne.

Attention to detail is their happy place and the team at Roquette Catering know just how to throw parties that are talked about for years to come. We were thrilled this month to speak to the team at Roquette Catering to find out about their favourite flavours for winter PLUS some expert tips for event planners.

Innovative menus using only the freshest ingredients.

What are the team at Roquette Catering’s favourite flavours for the cooler months ahead?

We are loving Middle Eastern cuisine at the moment. With its hearty flavours, slow cooked and braised offerings and traditionally served in a family style manner, what is there not to love!

What advice would you give event planners on how to choose the perfect venue?

Awareness of the potential venue challenges is essential for creating a successful event, but only half the battle. How do you avoid these challenges or tackle them as they come up? Simple: you need a game-plan.

Roquette Catering create mouthwatering Kosher menus that party guests talk about for years to come. Image credit Jeremy Blode.

Roquette Catering’s 4-Step Game Plan to Manage any Challenge and Create and Awesome Event

1. Collate all your questions into a single document and bring it with you when assessing venues. Simply present it to the venue when you arrive and tick off all questions, to make sure you learn everything you need to know about the venue.

2. Invite your caterer along to view the kitchen. It’s important they know what facilities are available before selecting your menu!

3. Obtain costs for any additional equipment that may be needed in the kitchen or elsewhere as early as possible, so you can assess and budget them into the venue price.

4. For destination events, your best bet is to hire a coordinator who has experience in planning events at your destination.

A magnificent feast by Roquette Catering. Image credit Jeremy Blode.

Food trends for 2018 – what are the ‘must have’ menu choices for 2018?

Back to basics – good, nutritious and real food rather than over complicated dishes.

Homemade everything from dips, condiments, pickled and kimchi. Ethical and sustainable food is a highlight.

Meat alternatives such as our kale and quinoa patties rather than your traditional burger.

Roquette Catering’s Confit Salmon dish is not only beautiful, it is bursting with fresh flavours.

What can event planners incorporate as an exciting point of difference for their Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah?

Personalisation – with so many celebrations it is easy to mixed up into what everyone else is doing. By adding a level of personalisation from menu design and concepts to styling, printing and entertainment, guests will feel like they are celebrating the individual.

To celebrate your next event in style, contact the team of catering and event experts at Roquette Catering today.

*Feature image credit – Charlene Miller. Styled in conjunction with The Style Shed

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For all your event hire needs – the team at Complete Function Hire are on hand to help ensure your upcoming event is perfect.

Venues We Love – The Albion, South Melbourne

Conveniently located in South Melbourne and sprawling across 3 stunning levels, The Albion is Melbourne’s newest event space. Perfectly suited to private and corporate events alike, The Albion’s various, luxe function spaces can accommodate intimate soirees or large, lavish cocktail parties for up to 600 guests across the entire venue. Whilst The Albion is known for it’s cocktail parties, the venue has been designed to adapt to any occasion from product launches, engagement dinners and large scale corporate celebrations of all kinds. On this month’s ‘Venues We Love’, we were thrilled to catch up with the team of event professionals at The Albion to get the low down on their magnificent venue and to get their top tips for event planners this winter.

What makes events at The Albion so memorable?

We pride ourselves on our service and always ensure every guest leaves our venue happy and well fed. Food and beverage is at the heart and soul of what we do and we always deliver this to the highest quality. Your guests can except to leave an event at The Albion on a first name basis with our amazing front of house team who strive to ensure every guest has been incredibly well looked after.

Winter events are perfectly suited at The Albion because…

We have all the provisions to keep guests comfortable no matter the weather. The Lounge boasts leather booths creating a cosy and intimate setting.

The Rooftop is completely enclosed with heating and louvered roof to accommodate Melbourne’s notoriously fickle weather.

We enjoyed being a part of this awesome event at The Albion Rooftop – styled by Miss Carter Style, photographed by Prue Aja Photography

Our function menu features hearty and wholesome, substantial items like our Moroccan Chickpea Tagine with Pomegranate Cous Cous which pairs perfectly with a big bold Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz from the Barossa Valley, a perfect winter warmer.

What are your team’s top tips for event planners this winter and how can event planners create an event at The Albion that everyone will talk about for years to come?

Being Melbourne’s newest lifestyle venue, we are sure guests will be impressed by our beautiful venue which will provide enough talking points on its own… however you will find everything you need for a memorable event at The Albion, including in house AV, beautiful décor and design, carefully curate food and beverage menus … and of course access to Melbourne’s best event suppliers.

We enjoyed being a part of this awesome event at The Albion Rooftop – styled by Miss Carter Style, photographed by Prue Aja Photography

When hosting a function or event in winter there are a few key items every event planner will have on their checklist:

1. A cloak room is essential and often overlooked.

2. An adaptable menu that features seasonal local produce.

3. Climate controlled spaces and a dry, enclosed, heated space for the smokers to congregate.

If you are looking for a stunning Melbourne event space that ticks all the boxes, contact the friendly team at The Albion.  

For all your event hire needs, speak to the team of event professionals at Complete Function Hire today. 

The Hottest Winter Food Trends – The Catering Company

Winter food has traditionally been synonymous with slow cooking, comfort foods and rich flavours. These days, corporate event planners are looking for tasty, seasonal menu choices with a healthy focus. We spoke to the team of foodies at The Catering Company to find out what’s on the menu for winter.

What are The Catering Company’s favourite flavours for winter?

Since January, our heads of department have all been working really hard at updating our “Build Your Own” menu. We have some new flavours on the menu that are proving to be very popular! Some of our hot sellers for the cooler months are:

Savoury baked bites – Lamb filo cigar with sumac yoghurt.

Golden, fried and crispy – Risotto balls with mushroom, rosemary and garlic aioli (this new flavour is a mouth-watering team favourite!).

Grilled goodness – Vietnamese turmeric and lemongrass chicken skewer with nuoc cham.

 Sliders and burgers – Chicken katsu slider with Asian pea shoot slaw.

Lots of businesses host conferences throughout winter – how can corporate event planners add a special touch to their catering?

Corporate meetings have changed a lot over the years. People are moving away from sandwich platters as they are finding the bread component too heavy to consume alongside cakes, pastries and danishes. Event planners have been halving their bread component and adding our amazing seasonal salads. Our most popular would be the broccoli mentioned below (the tahina and lime dressing is a taste sensation!

Chargrilled broccoli & zucchini salad w tahini, lime dressing which is light, vegan, gluten friendly and bursting with flavour and goodness.

We have introduced poke and Buddha bowls to the menu for corporate catering. It allows for team members to leave the office with their lunch. Removing yourself from the office environment over lunch promotes health and wellness, bringing back to work inspired minds!

Buddha Bowls, are new to our menu. They are big bowls of wholesome goodness. Most are vegan and gluten free.

Tofu & black bean Buddha Bowl – white quinoa, black beans, silken tofu, roast sweet potato, grilled eggplant, cucumber & corn salsa – this dish is a stand out favourite and a hot seller.

Sashimi salmon Poke Bowl – black rice, sashimi salmon, edamame beans, cucumber, slaw, pickled ginger, lemon wedge & wasabi mayonnaise

Also our seasonal buffets work well in the office too!!

Serving suggestions – what are The Catering Company’s top food styling predictions for the cooler months?

Grazing tables for functions are soooooo hot right now!

We think we do them especially well because of our Italian heritage. There is no skimping on charcuterie, cheeses and bread for our spectacular masterpieces, which includes prosciutto carved straight from the bone.

It’s a definite show stopper and really wows all the guests at the party. We head straight to the Epping markets to select green foliage, heirloom cauliflowers, tomatoes and punnets of fresh herbs to complete our tables.

Thank you to the team at The Catering Company for the winter food inspo (and for making our mouths water).

For all your winter event hire needs – contact the team at Complete Function Hire today. 

How to Create A Stylish Winter Event – Levian Events

The team at Complete Function Hire enjoys working closely with Melbourne’s most talented event designers and stylists to help create exceptional events and perfect weddings.

Levian Events go above and beyond to create the most special occasions. With their full range of event services including wedding and event design and styling, the team at Levian Events are a team of creatives that loves adding a touch of magic to every event including beautiful florals, spectacular centrepieces and elements of technical audio and visual lighting solutions.

On this week’s blog, we were thrilled to speak to the passionate team at Levian Events to explore the latest trends and to get their tips on how to create stylish events that stand out this winter.

What makes winter events so memorable?

Winter events are memorable as clients tend to explore different themes and styles. Themes can be Winter Wonderland to Enchanted Forest – this becomes fun when clients are completely invested in the theme and allow us to work our magic!

For clients that don’t necessarily want a particular ‘theme’, we can experiment with different colour palettes and tones that complement the winter months. These tones can either be quite classic with neutral, muted tones or darker, richer tones for a more dramatic effect.

Levian Event’s style tips:

Don’t be afraid to experiment with deeper, richer tones in winter months.

Use lighting where possible to enhance settings and interiors.

What are the Levian Events team’s event styling predictions for the cooler months ahead?

Rich and warm colour palettes will be a popular choice for wedding and event planners this winter and candles throughout your event space will add a romantic touch.

We love classic colour palettes for winter, incorporating greys, blues and whites. For those clients that like to experiment with colour, our team loves using burgundy and red tones with abundant dark foliage to create drama.

We enjoy introducing more lighting in winter such as fairy lights and festoon lights which creates a gorgeous atmosphere. As guests will arrive to evening events in the dark during Winter, we love up lighting the exterior of venues to create an impressive entrance.

What are the Levian Events team’s top tips for corporate event planners to ensure a stress free experience in the lead up to their event this winter?

• Research a style or theme that you prefer
• Establish a budget for all aspects of your event
• Get organised early to avoid stress (e.g. source suppliers and obtain quotes)
• Keep regular contact with your chosen suppliers
• Don’t leave things to the last minute
• Delegate, delegate, delegate!

What’s new at Levian Events?

Recently we have been working on some very large scale events that have allowed us to be extra creative and really think outside the box. Something that has been very popular for us of late is hanging features for weddings and events – this is something that we really special in.

Speak to the team at Levian Events to make sure your Winter Event exudes style and really stands out.

For all your winter event hire needs – contact the team at Complete Function Hire today. 

Expert Advice For Wedding & Event Planners – Ed Dixon Food Design

The team at Ed Dixon Food Design ‘live and love food’. Creating spectacular occasions of all kinds since 2001, the team at Ed Dixon Food Design know just how to throw an amazing party!

With an eclectic range of incredible event spaces plus their beautiful menus that look almost too good to eat (almost!), Ed Dixon Food Design has gone from strength to strength over the last 17 years.

We were so delighted to speak to the team of catering and event gurus at Ed Dixon Food Design to find out about their wedding and event trend predictions for this year and to get their top tips on how to make an event really special.

What are the Ed Dixon Food Design team’s catering and event trend predictions for 2018?

Shared dining is still easily our most popular menu for weddings and events and we’ve seen this evolve into huge grazing tables. In 2018 we think this will lead to more DIY food stations – taco bars, sundae toppings, “pimp your Prosecco”, etc. This type of event is a win-win – guests enjoy the novelty of something different whilst hosts can tackle dietary requirements, quantities and variety really easily.

Ed Dixon Food Design’s gorgeous (and healthy) Ocean Trout canapés are an essential menu choice. Image @bravonovember

The focus on health is continuing with trends leaning towards a more vegan offering – poke bowls, acai bowls, substantial salads. Also, non-alcoholic cocktails are increasing in popularity.

At the other end of the scale, we’re also seeing an increase in ‘midnight snacks’ at weddings and evening events. Think pulled pork sliders, loaded fries and mini ice-creams – carnival type food!

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Pops are always a huge hit at the end of the night. Image @hellourbansafari

Tell us about some of the most unique spaces that you create in events in.

The most unique space we’ve been in recently would be the Gershwin Room at The Espy. We did an event there whilst the rest of The Espy was still gutted. The atmosphere was super spooky!

What are the team’s favourite wedding style predictions for this season?

For styling themes, we think Scandi will still be big – timber, clean lines and a warm atmosphere work so well at weddings, also the style is very accessible as it’s present in many areas of our lives; furniture, décor, etc. We predict the Palm Springs theme to become more commonplace – the colour palettes are great and everyone loves a relaxed summer vibe! We also think balloon installations will become bigger and crazier!

‘Wed-stivals’ are one of the team’s wedding style predictions for this year. @michaelbriggsphotography

The other trend we’re predicting is more wed-stivals – Festival Weddings. We’ve started doing a few of these, but with the popularity of glamping, music festivals and festival-type styling, we see this becoming more popular.

Tips for event planners – what are your team’s top tips for organising memorable events this year?

• We love an outdoor party however always make sure a wet weather contingency is in place!
• Trust your suppliers – they are (generally) experts and have a heap of experience planning events like yours.
• Preparation is key – we recommend maintain a Master Sheet, which has all your supplier details and information. This will allow your Event Manager to identify gaps or troubleshoot BEFORE the day of your event.
• When in doubt, pay a professional. Similar to the saying “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur…” You will NOT feel like hanging lights or putting on chair covers on the morning of your wedding. You also won’t feel like packing up and carrying everything home after your reception so pay the extra and have it all done for you.
• And in terms of weddings – take a moment to soak it all up – it goes way too fast!

Ed Dixon Food Design’s Berry Smash Cocktail is a stunning addition to any soiree. @bravonovember

What’s new at Ed Dixon Food Design?

We have a new head chef who is bringing a wealth of knowledge and fresh ideas to the team. Plus, a change of season means new menus are out soon! Watch this space.

If you want to make your wedding or upcoming event reallys special, contact the awesome team of foodies at Ed Dixon Food Design today.

The team at Complete Function Hire are at your service to discuss all your wedding and event hire needs. 

*Feature image credit @bravonovember

Venues We Love – No.1, Malvern

Hot off the press this week and much to the excitement of event planners all over Melbourne, was the news that an exciting new event space is opening in Malvern.

Set in the lush surrounds of Malvern Valley Golf Course, No.1 is set to open its doors this June.

This modern new event space has been designed as a blank canvas for event planners to let their imaginations run wild in. The venue’s multiple pillar less spaces, operable walls and multitude of break out areas, outdoor terraces and courtyards will allow for total flexibility for both wedding and corporate event planners alike.

No.1 is a blank canvas style event space with modern design elements and loads of natural light.

Managed by highly experienced local caterers – Harvest & Soul – Catering & Events, No.1 has been purpose built to host a range of events – from intimate board meetings through to lavish Gala events for up to 400 guests.

No.1 is the perfect venue for beautiful weddings of all sizes and styles.

Saxon Mitchell, Managing Director of Harvest & Soul – Catering & Events was excited to report that, “No 1 is a fantastic new Melbourne venue perfect for all manner of corporate and private occasions. The venue boasts generous spaces with an abundance of natural light, in a gorgeous golf course setting. Exclusive on-site catering is provided by Harvest & Soul – Catering & Events, a leading Australian family owned catering business that focuses on fresh locally sourced and environmentally sustainable menus”.

Fancy a spot of golf? Event planners can incorporate either a golf based or outdoor team building activity to add an awesome point of difference for conferences and events.

Speak to the friendly team at Harvest & Soul – Catering & Events about your special day or upcoming event.

For all your wedding and event hire needs, we are here to help. 

 

Venues We Love – 40 Rd, Highett

On this month’s Venues We Love, we were thrilled to chat to the creative team of event experts at Fourside Events about their chic new space, 40 Rd.

Simplistic industrial design features including polished concrete floors are complemented by abundant natural light in this ultra cool, pillar less space.

Comfortably hosting events for up to 200 guests (stand up), 40 Rd provides superior flexibility for wedding and event planners who like to think outside the box.

Why is 40 Rd the best place to party?

40 Rd is fresh on the Melbourne event scene. One of the best things about our space is that it can be anything you want it to be – from a glamourous fashion catwalk to an intimate wedding soirée or VIP management meeting… the possibilities at 40 Rd really are endless.

What kinds of events do you host at 40 Rd?

Everything!

From weddings and celebrations through to business events of all kinds (including working days, product launches, photoshoot and wellness retreats), 40 Rd is a modern blank canvas space that transforms to suit your style.

What are your team’s tips for making an event really special?

Find suppliers who get you.

This is the day to change it up and show your guests who you really are. Be you not them!

Fourside Events manage some of Melbourne’s coolest event spaces – tell us why your team are so great at what you do?

We know how to party!!

We handcraft menus and source the freshest local produce.

We approach each event with a customised catering experience tailored just for our clients.

And…. we are excited to announce another cool new venue very soon – watch this space!

Let your imagination run wild at 40 Rd – the ultimate blank canvas venue. Contact the team at Fourside Events to find out more about this fabulous space and their range of unique Melbourne venues.

The team at Complete Function Hire cannot wait to discuss your special day or dream event with you! Click here to enquire today.

Images provided by Fourside Events -photo credits: Ben Potter Photography, Kas Richards, Ksenia Belova Photography