We understand just how hard the last couple of months have been for our beloved events industry.
We are here and we are excitedly planning for our industry to make a comeback. While some of our procedures have changed, our commitment to helping make memorable moments remains the same.
We welcome the Victorian Government’s latest updates and plans to reboot the hospitality and events industries. A tiered approach to group numbers has been announced, with view to venues being able to host gatherings of up to 100 guests in July or August. Social distancing is the new norm and will need to be carefully considered by venues. We can help segment your space and provide your guests with peace of mind with a range of social distancing solutions including partitions, floor decals and more.
Sanitisation & Safety
The health and safety of our team, clients and event partners is paramount to us – and always has been. We have updated our sanitisation processes as follows;
All cutlery and crockery is pre-washed
Our hire products are then double washed (at extremely hot temperatures) using commercial grade sanitisation and cleaning products
Our hire products are double rinsed (at extremely hot temperatures)
All hire products are sterilised with cutlery and crockery being sealed air tight immediately after sterilisation and hand polished by our highly trained staff
All staff wear gloves and are always required to wash their hands very regularly
Our offices and warehouse continue to be cleaned and sterilised daily
We are excited to provide you with disposable solutions for your event needs. Speak to our friendly team of party pros to find out more about our disposable ranges including cutlery, crockery, glassware and platters.
Delivery & Collection
We have updated our delivery and collection procedures to ensure a safe and seamless process for your event hire needs as follows:
Our clients and event partners will be called before we leave our Warehouse and then again on arrival before entering your venue.
Complete Function Hire staff will wear PPE, with all of our vehicles remaining well stocked with PPE and hand sanitiser.
Our hire products are all cleaned and sanitised before loading, then cleaned again onsite and again on return to our Warehouse.
Our truck boxes are professionally cleaned and sanitised every day.
We been busy hand crafting some exciting new products and getting our Warehouse in order for a busy event season ahead. Our team are here for you and we cannot wait to bring your dream event to life very soon.
The Timber Yard continues to make its mark as one of Melbourne’s most sought after venues for event planners wanting to create extraordinary experiences.
Perfectly positioned just minutes from the city, The Timber Yard features re-purposed local timber across its range of flexible spaces which can accommodate any style of event. From luxe weddings and important business events through to exciting boxing matches and festivals (and everything in between), catering up to 1,500 guests.
On this month’s “Venues we Love”, we spoke to the team to find out why events at The Timber Yard are always so epic.
Why is The Timber Yard the best place to party?
The Timber Yard is a landmark Melbourne venue of unprecedented size and event flexibility. With six different spaces to choose from, The Timber Yard will transform in any way you envision. We are the heart of Melbourne’s entertainment and events culture.
What kinds of events do you host at The Timber Yard?
From live music to corporate Christmas parties and everything in between, the spaces can be catered to any and every event. Whether you want a space for a black-tie gala or a backyard shindig – we host it all.
What are your team’s tips for making an event really memorable?
The most memorable events are well planned out and exceptionally executed. You want your guests to feel included and immersed in the experience; a marriage of micro and macro – a big picture filled with a million tiny details.
Stuck on the fence about whether to host a stand-up soirée or a seated celebration? We spoke to the team of business event experts from CIS Event Management to get their top tips for event planners on which format is best for your event.
Dee Nicholas, Founder of CIS Event Management says that, “The answer to the question – to cocktail party or to dine – really depends on your event aims and audience”. Professional event managers know just how important it is to identify your event aims and audience from the outset as these things filter through every element of your event – from venue selection and menu choice to room configuration and entertainment.
The team of event planners at CIS Event Management ask their clients in-depth questions about who is attending and what the purpose of the event is – for example, it may be an awards night for top performing sales staff. In cases where there are going to be many formalities – such as speeches, awards, presentations and displays, Dee and her team recommend a seated event would be the best format.
Where the aims of your event are around mingling and networking, Dee and her team of event planners recommend a cocktail party style event format as this will provide you with a more casual forum for your guests to walk around freely and get to know each other.
Dee notes that there is a common misconception that a cocktail party event will be a cheaper alternative to a seated lunch or dinner. Event spaces and catering packages are effectively priced on duration – so if you are looking to have a 5 hour seated dinner or a 5-hour cocktail party, you still require the same amount of venue hire time, food, beverages and staff to service your event! The only instance that you could look at reducing your costs for a cocktail party event versus a seated event is when you look at a shorter duration for the cocktail party.
Whilst costs for table settings including linen and centrepieces are not relevant to a cocktail party – Dee and the CIS Event Management team encourages their clients to always factor in budget for cocktail party furniture (including bar trees, bar stools and a lounge area) to help fill up your chosen venue and to ensure the comfort of your guests.
CIS Event Management has an AWESOME offer for event planners that like to think outside the square – book your event with them by the end of the month and choose from a range of goodies including custom event app, event photography, DJ and more! Click here to find out more.
Complete Function Hire are proud sponsors of the Melbourne Rebels.
Members of the Melbourne Rebels will go into the draw to win 3 x tickets to the Chairman’s Function 2020.
Hire from our extensive range of furniture and equipment for your 2019 events – at your home, office or venue of choice – and receive a lucky ticket to go into the prize draw (announced 1/2/2020).
To discuss your upcoming event and place your order, contact Jamie Staton on 9699 9935 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms: Mention this promotion to enter the draw. Valid for Melbourne Rebels club members only. Minimum spend $2000 excludes damage waiver and delivery costs. Delivery orders only. Winner drawn at random and drawn on 1/2/2020. Tickets are non-refundable or transferable.
Complete Function Hire are a proud sponsor of the Melbourne Rebels. Rebels corporate partners receive an exclusive 15 % discount offer when you hire* furniture and equipment for your events – at your office, home or venue of choice.
Mention this promotion to receive your exclusive offer on booking. Valid for Rebels corporate partners on orders made in 2019.
Contact Jamie Station to find out about our extensive ranges and to place your order on 9699 9935 or email@example.com
*Terms: Minimum spends apply. Valid for events held in 2019. Discount on hire items only, does not apply to delivery or damage waiver.
This Winter, Essendon Football Club members have a chance to WIN a lucky ticket to the Presidents Function – Essendon Vs. Western Bulldogs – August 10th at Marvel Stadium (hosted by Complete Function Hire).
For your chance to WIN this awesome footy experience – simply place your order with Complete Function Hire (for your 2019 event) by COB Friday 2nd August. **
Complete Function Hire are a one stop shop for all your event hire needs – at your home, your office or venue of choice.
The team at Complete Function Hire enjoys working closely with the best in the business to deliver stand out dining and event experiences all over Melbourne.
We have been honoured to work alongside Australian hospitality icon, Guy Grossi to provide furniture and equipment hire for some truly impressive events at his restaurant and special events.
Guy Grossi and his team know just how to create unforgettable dining experiences. On this month’s blog, we were privileged to interview Guy to find out about some of his favourite flavours and to get some tips on how to create the most memorable special occasions.
What are your favourite flavours of the moment?
I like simple but bold flavours. Like the simple combination of chilli and garlic or good quality olive oil to dress vegetables. I don’t think flavours need to be complicated to be good. I’m loving the produce that’s coming in at the moment as the seasons start to shift. Autumn is the time for delicious produce such as figs and mushrooms.
What will be the prominent food trends for Melbourne events in 2019?
I think it goes back to the simple philosophy, I think we are going to see lots of simple ways of eating, more rustic, home style eating with less fuss.
Events are all about sharing delicious food at the end of the day, it doesn’t need to be complicated, just tasty and abundant.
Serving suggestions – how can people entertaining at home create simple yet stylish ways to impress their guests?
The best way is to keep it relevant to the dish, if it’s pumpkin tortellini with sage use some fried sage leaves to garnish. You don’t want to garnish for the sake of it. Use fresh lemon if appropriate for fried items, or a simple dusting of icing sugar on a cake, that’s all that’s really needed. I think less is definitely more, let the food speak for itself, arrange it neatly on a plate without going overboard. I’m not into things arranged like a swan.
Thank you to the legendary Guy Grossi for sharing his expert advice on how to impress party guests.
Cnk Cateringhas some seriously good-looking dishes on the menu this party season. We were thrilled to speak to the Cnk team of event addicts to get the low down on their party season must haves plus food styling tips for event planners wanting to impress this Christmas.
What are Cnk’s favourite flavours for event season?
This festive season we’re embracing summer and the modern, outdoor Australian Christmas!
We’re celebrating with seafood stations, piled high with oysters, prawns, mussels and house cured gravlax.
We’re combining this with Nigels’s traditional glazed Christmas ham, and an abundance of fresh and seasonal sides and salads.
Add in a fresh cocktail like a Moscow Mule, and the party is on.
What are Cnk’s style tips and trends for serving up beautiful dishes this festive season?
Less is more! At Cnk we use lots of fresh produce and really let it shine. Serve it up on beautiful, unique platters and you’re bound to succeed. We love garnishing with micro herbs too!
What simple things can people do when entertaining at home to impress their guests?
At Cnk we’re big believers in styling with florals! A big bunch of flowers on the table will really go a long way.
We also love using colourful and irregular plates, which is a simple way to bring a look and the dishes to life.
Linen napkins (rather than paper) are a sure-fire way of impressing your guests!
Finally, make your life easy with lots of prep-ahead dishes like salads, grazing boards, and a whole fish that can cook while you entertain – so you can enjoy the party as well.