Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire – Nathan Purcell

The team of event professionals at Complete Function Hire love what we do! One thing we all have in common (aside from enjoying a game of footy and a cold beer), is that we all love to provide the best possible customer service to our Melbourne wedding and events clients and event partners.

On this month’s Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire, we chat to longstanding Complete Function Hire staff member and ‘Director of Advanced Management Operations’, Nathan Purcell. Nathan had a laugh with his title but in reality, the work that our Nathan does behind the scenes coupled with his willingness to bend over backwards to service our clients, makes Nathan a key player in the team. Health fanatic, avid Demons fan and all round great bloke, Nathan has been a vital part of the Complete Function Hire team for over 15 years.


How long have you been involved in the wedding and events industry?

I started my career in events 15 years ago. I was visiting a cousin who worked with Complete Function Hire back in 2001 and I think I asked if I could come in and help out – the rest is history! I have been here ever since.

Most memorable event you have worked on at Complete Function Hire and why?

The most memorable event was the Essendon vs Melbourne AFL Event we were proud to be a part of last month. It was inspirational to meet and chat to Neil and Terry Daniher during the game. Since then, I have been inspired to start running again and have since entered cure fight MND fun run on the 30th July and I have also registered to be a cure MND volunteer.

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What do you enjoy best about working at Complete Function Hire?

The people I’ve worked with over the last 15 years – both the Complete Function Hire team and our clients – make it a wonderful place to work.  I have made long lasting friends here at Complete Function Hire – it’s great to work with great people in an industry where no day is the same. There’s never a dull moment!

Favourite hobbies and past times?

I enjoy running three times a week and going to the gym 5 or 6 times a week. Golf, Cycling and fishing are also favourite past times (depending on the weather).

Favourite food and drink?

I used to enjoy a cold beer and Thai food but now I am all about the protein shakes and chicken which is boring but part of my health kick.

Who do you barrack for in the footy?

Melbourne in AFL and Rebels in the Rugby.

For all your event hire needs, speak to the passionate team at Complete Function Hire today, we would love to help with your upcoming event.


WIN AMAZING PRIZES from Complete Function Hire this Winter

Complete Function Hire have all your event hire needs sorted! From furniture hire to AV and equipment hire to décor – we are your one stop shop for your winter events.

As an added bonus (and for a bit of fun), we are running an exclusive WINTER COMPETITION with INCREDIBLE PRIZES to be WON including tickets to the Portsea Polo with Helicopter transfers, exclusive marquee tickets to Oaks Day for Spring Racing Carnival and a magnum of Laurent Perrier Champagne. We are excited to be giving away nearly $5,000.00 worth of prizes!

All you have to do is place your event hire orders with us over the winter months and you will instantly go into the prize draw when you spend $500.00 on hire. The more you spend with us over winter, the greater chance you have of winning one of these amazing prizes!*


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1st Prize – 2 x Tickets to Microflite Portsea Polo Marquee with return Helicopter Transfers from Melbourne City Helipad. Arrive at the Polo in style and party in the exclusive Microflite Portsea Polo Marquee.

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2nd Prize – 2 x Tickets to the Idiom Events Marquee Oaks Day, Flemington. Base yourself Trackside in the glamourous Idiom Events Marquee for an exclusive cocktail party. 


3rd Prize – 1 x Magnum Laurent Perrier Champagne

How to Win

For your chance to be in the draw to win one of these awesome prizes, simply order from Complete Function Hire over the winter months. For every $500.00 you spend during June, July or August 2017, you will receive one ticket into the prize draw which will be announced early September 2017.

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All confirmed orders placed for events occurring in the months of June, July and August 2017 will receive an automatic entry ticket into the prize draw for every $500.00 spent on hire items (ex. GST) with Complete Function Hire in June, July or August 2017. Total price excludes delivery charges. Prizes will be drawn at random on Thursday 7th September, 2017 and winners will be contacted in person on the day and/or by email. Prizes are not refundable or transferrable.

To place your winter event hire orders and for your chance to win these incredible prizes, contact the team of event professionals at Complete Function Hire today



Complete Function Hire’s Guide to The Latest & Greatest Melbourne Event Spaces – BRUNSWICK FOODSTORE

Complete Function Hire love working closely with Melbourne’s best function venues to supply furniture, décor and equipment for amazing events. Melbourne boasts so many incredible event spaces of all shapes, styles and sizes (we are spoilt for choice!).

Situated in the heart of Brunswick, Brunswick Foodstore is a popular local foodie hot spot. At night, the bustling café becomes a warehouse style function space – a blank canvas that can been transformed to suit all kinds of corporate and private events.

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Complete Function Hire enjoy providing furniture and equipment hire for amazing events at Brunswick Food Store. Image credit Perfect Events.

Nestled inside the skeleton of a beautiful old Heritage building, the Brunswick Foodstore has a cool, industrial edge and is incredibly versatile in terms of set ups and style. Many of our furniture ranges for hire fit so well into this flexible space including our funky Hair Pin Range. Our Bentwood Chairs are always a popular choice and no party is complete without a dancefloor to dance the night away!

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From gorgeous weddings to amazing corporate events – Brunswick Food Store is a flexible space that can accommodate up to 150 guests.

With a cool, industrial edge, Brunswick Food Store is a unique Melbourne function space, bursting with character for your next party of up to 150 guests.  Looking for a function space that is just a little bit different (and very cool?), make sure you speak to the friendly team at Brunswick Food Store.

For your next event at Brunswick Foodstore, contact the team at Complete Function Hire for all your event hire needs.



Complete Function Hire’s Guide to EOFY Office Parties

End of financial year is upon us and we are excited to work with Melbourne businesses to help create your ultimate EOFY event. If you are celebrating your businesses success with a party in your office, here are our team’s top tips on the equipment and furniture you need to hire to ensure your EOFY event is a hit.


Complete Function Hire enjoys working with Melbourne’s best caterers to deliver incredible office parties! Depending on your guest numbers, you might need to consider hiring warming ovens and some trestle tables for your caterers to be able to create their amazing menu. Service equipment such as crockery and cutlery are always essential and depending on the style of menu, we have a range of gorgeous platters to serve canapés to your hungry guests.


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Your guests will enjoy celebrating the year that was with a champagne toast. Depending on your office space, you may consider having a simple bar set up with linen covered trestles and some refreshments pre-poured to ensure speedy service to your thirsty guests. Alternatively, make the bar a focus point that stands out such as a white pressed metal or black acrylic bar. A range of glassware is necessary and again, depending on your guest numbers and style of drinks on offer, a mix of champagne flutes, red and white wine glasses and tumblers for beer and soft drinks are always good choices.


For office cocktail parties, bar trees and café tables will allow your guests to have a place to mingle and to put their drinks down. Some seating is essential and for winter events, a comfy lounge area complete with sofas and coffee tables is always a great addition to any soirée. If you are planning on having an outdoor area – don’t forget to order heaters (a Melbourne winter event essential!).

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For any event formalities, Complete Function Hire also hire a range of equipment such as microphones and lecterns for your speeches and monitors, screens and projectors for presentations. Planning on dancing the night away? We also have a range of PA’s and speakers to help you get your guests on the dancefloor.


Extra touches such as cushions, lamps and lighting will create ambience for your office event. Floral arrangements become a gorgeous feature when arranged on pedestal boxes.

The team at Complete Function Hire would love to chat about your office party and can help guide you on what you need to create an event that your guests will remember. Contact our friendly team of event experts today.




What Makes Events in Winter So Special – Complete Function Hire

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As wedding season draws to a close, the team at Complete Function Hire are excited about all the wonderful Melbourne events coming up in the cooler months – from end of financial year parties to gorgeous winter weddings. We love working closely with Melbourne’s most amazing venues and caterers to provide furniture and equipment hire for all kinds of special occasions.

We work very closely with the team at Cnk Catering and on this week’s blog, we caught up with Natasha and the team of event addicts at Cnk Catering to find out what makes winter events really special. From heart-warming comfort foods to soul soothing mulled wine (a Cnk speciality), the team at Cnk Catering know how to create memorable moments this winter. 

“At Cnk we love the magic that comes with having a winter event! Our favourite ways to make the most of a winter party are with ambient lighting, hearty comfort food and our signature mulled wine.

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Cnk Catering’s signature Mulled Wine is a sure fire way to warm up (and delight) your guests this winter.

Candlelight is a winner for us, and nothing says winter like a long table dinner, lined with dripping candelabras and the warm glow of candles. Strings of fairy lights over a space are another way to create that gorgeous winter mood.

We have a range of delicious, hearty dishes on our menu that are perfect for a winter event.  Some of our favourites are our confit duck jaffle canapé, served with tomato fondue, or our generous entrée of slow cooked lamb shoulder pie topped with Paris mash. Nothing beats our wagyu beef cheek with cauliflower puree and honey roasted carrots as a decadent winter main, and a hot chocolate fondant is the perfect finish to a meal during the cooler months.

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Winter events are all about slow cooked comfort foods such as Cnk’s incredible Wagyu beef.

Our winter events are made even more special with our warming, spiced, mulled wine. There’s no better way to get a winter party going, so we’re welcoming the cold weather with our Winter Warmer offer – a complimentary glass of our mulled wine on arrival for cocktail and banquet events booked in for winter!” 

Thank you Natasha and our friends at Cnk Catering for sharing your winter event tips (and for making our mouths water!). Contact the team at Cnk Catering on sales@cnkcatering.com.au

For all of your event hire needs, we are your one stop shop! Contact the team at Complete Function Hire today to talk about your winter event.

*Image credits – Cnk Catering and ‘candlelight dinner’ image credit Mark Dayman.


Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire – Steve Withers

STeveThe team at Complete Function Hire have enjoyed sharing the stories of our awesome team with our event clients, partners and fans in our ‘Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire’ series. What a team of characters we work with! Our team of hard working event professionals enjoy providing the best possible customer service to our Melbourne wedding and event clients and we all enjoy the friendly culture that has been created by our Co-Founder Steve Withers.

Steve has been involved in the Melbourne events industry for the last 26 years and prides himself on his strong relationships with our event partners, clients and our team.

Unofficially, Steve says his role is to ‘build and fix stuff’. Officially, Steve is a wonderful leader that has created a culture of true team spirit and an environment where we all work towards the same goal – to deliver seamless events every time.  For the last 17 years, Complete Function Hire has gone from strength to strength and this can be attributed to the whole team’s personalised approach to every wedding and event, no matter how big or how small.

What prompted you to start Complete Function Hire?

I had a desire to own my business and have always enjoyed the excitement of the events industry. After being involved in various industries including fitness (as a personal trainer) and sales, I met by business partner and Complete Function Hire Co-Founder Andrew when we worked together at Mr Party Hire for many years. We were like minded and wanted to give our own business a go. We filled my single car garage and house with hire equipment such as stage decks, chairs and glassware and the rest is history! 17 years later, Complete Function Hire is still going strong and now we supply furniture and equipment hire to some of the most amazing Melbourne events, venues and weddings.

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The Complete Function Hire team are committed to providing the best event hire products and customer service to our wedding and event clients.

What do you enjoy best about working at Complete Function Hire?

Working with like-minded people who share my passion for ensuring every client is extremely happy with the products and service that we provide. We all work exceptionally hard but we also enjoy having a laugh together at the end of the day too. I am very proud of the team environment that we have here at Complete Function Hire.

Favourite hobbies and past times?

I love spending time with my beautiful wife and our 2 sons and enjoy being on the water, boating and fishing.

Favourite food and drink?

I love a good cup of tea (in a nice china tea cup). Beer is another favourite, especially after a big day of weddings and events!

Who do you barrack for in the AFL and why?

I don’t have an AFL team but I absolutely love going to the MCG with my sons and wife Robyn, we always have a great time together.

To find out how our team of customer service driven staff can assist you in planning your wedding or upcoming event, click here to contact us today.


Complete Function Hire’s Top 4 Chairs to Complement Your Wedding Venue

At Complete Function Hire, we are honoured to provide furniture hire for beautiful Melbourne weddings. We often work with Brides to Be, wedding stylists and venues that are looking to complete their wedding style by adding a chair to complement their desired look. We are always amazed to see the difference a chair makes to tie a wedding theme together. Here are our team’s top picks to suit every kind of wedding style.

Bentwood Chair

The beautiful Bentwood chair is synonymous with elegance. One of our most popular chairs for hire, The Bentwood chair is perfectly at home in any wedding venue and fits in with a classic or a modern wedding look (available in walnut, black and white).

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The Tiffany Chair is a timeless classic.

Tiffany Chair

A timeless classic, the Tiffany Chair is both glamourous and graceful. Coming in black, white, crystal and gold, the Tiffany Chair is a sought-after addition to complement any wedding style.

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The Prouve Chair is chic and stylish.

Prouve Chair

One of our latest additions, the Prouve Chair is simply striking. A replica of the famous Jean Prouve Standard Chair – designed in 1934, this chic piece of furniture comes in several colours as well as as Stool version (perfect for cocktail style weddings) including black, white and a range of primaries and pastels for those looking to add a splash of colour to their wedding.

Ghost Chairs

The Ghost Chair is a stylish piece of furniture that fits in so well with any wedding style. The Ghost Chair is clear and subtly fits in to any wedding venue, adding a very unique touch.

To find out more about our huge range of furniture, equipment and décor to hire for your special day, contact the friendly team at Complete Function Hire today.

Complete Function Hire – Proud Event Support Partners of The Essendon Football Club

AFL Season is here and the team at Complete Function Hire couldn’t be more excited! The footy has officially started and that means lots of awesome events.

We are proud Event Support Partners of the Essendon Football Club. We are providing a range of furniture and equipment hire for Essendon Football Club’s exciting calendar of events including all home games at the MCG and Etihad Stadium for the Chairman’s Events. 

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We enjoyed providing furniture and being a part of the awesome Essendon Football Club Family Day as well as the stunning season launch event held at Luminaire. We look forward to providing furniture for events at The High Performance Centre which is an incredibly versatile venue to suit all kinds of events from family fun days to birthday parties and from conferences to cocktail parties.

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The Complete Function Hire team enjoy working closely with The Essendon Football club to provide furniture hire for their events and our team will be cheering the boys on all season.

Speak to the footy loving team of event experts at Complete Function Hire about your event today.


Venues We Love – Two Ton Max

At Complete Function Hire, we love providing event hire solutions for all kinds of parties and at all different locations across Melbourne. We work with venues such as restaurants, sports stadiums and dedicated function venues through to unique blank canvas style event spaces. Two Ton Max is centrally located in North Melbourne and is the ‘perfect blank canvas’ event space for wedding and event planners. Steeped in history, this 1910 space was originally an industrial workshop. Today, its beautiful burnished concrete floors, neutral colour scheme and discrete lighting all lend well to any kind of event or wedding style.


Seating 200 guests, Two Ton Max is a ‘sensitively transformed, beautifully detailed industrial warehouse…Hidden behind an anonymous street front, it is a blank canvas you can quickly and easily transform’.


Two Ton Max allows for a range of caterers to create amazing event experiences at the venue and is perfectly suited for product launches and corporate events to weddings and private soirées.


Only moments from Melbourne’s CBD, the venue has a huge range of impressive features including parking, air conditioning/ heating and the ever present ‘spectre of the yellow crane, spanning the entire space and waiting patiently to be called in to action’ – an amazingly unique part of this flexible and oh so chic event space.


To find out about this magical Melbourne venue, speak to the team at Two Ton Max.

For all your event hire needs, contact the team at Complete Function Hire today, we are very familiar with this stunning venue and always happy to help.

Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire – Jess Kearney, Kitchen Crew

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Delivering amazing events is a team effort. Everything needs to be just perfect! A lot goes on behind the scenes at Complete Function Hire to ensure that our hire products and service delivery is on point so that we can make event and wedding planning stress free for our clients.

Our busy operation relies heavily on the awesome team of people that we work with. From logistics to customer service, to the team of perfectionists in our Kitchen Crew, everything needs to be just so.

Meet Jessica Kearney, one of our team of five hard working staff in the Complete Function Hire kitchen crew. Saints supporter and avid Tupperware collector, when she is not working hard in our kitchen to ensure our products are flawless, Jess loves spending time with her kids and playing Bingo. This is Jess’s first job in the events industry and what she loves most about working at Complete Function Hire is the great culture and team spirit.

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Our kitchen crew ensure our glassware and hire products are always immaculate.

Jess works with our kitchen crew where a typical day is made up of immaculately cleaning and polishing and meticulously wrapping, counting and packing our hire products (such as cutlery, crockery, glassware and catering equipment). Jess and the kitchen crew work hard to ensure that Complete Function Hire’s products are impeccable and ready for delivery to beautiful weddings and stunning event locations all over Melbourne.

Contact the team of service driven event professionals at Complete Function Hire today to discuss how we can assist with your upcoming wedding or event.