There’s a place in this world for everything from big brands to tiny one-offs. But oh boy, aren’t boutique venues just delightful?
Here are five you should add to the hit list for your next event:
REGIONAL NSW: Bells at Killcare
A hidden gem in one of NSW’s most beautiful and secluded beachside hamlets, Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel can’t be beaten as a venue for mid-week business meetings and conferences.
The Conservatory is capable of holding up to 50 day delegates for meetings and the cottages and suites can accommodate up to 46 delegates double occupancy or 25 delegates single occupancy. There are four additional rooms at sister property, Pretty Beach House and several gorgeous hand-picked local holiday homes for larger groups.
INNER CITY MELBOURNE: Butler Lane
Butler Lane is ideal for multiple event configurations of the casual or formal variety and will indulge a banquet for 180 or a cocktail party for 300. It’s accessible by tram and only minutes walk from North Richmond train station.
If a modern warehouse complete with secret courtyard sounds like your perfect venue, Butler Lane will be right up your alley.
REGIONAL VIC: Flinders Hotel
Offering private rooms for smaller groups, day conferences for up to 80 or cocktail receptions for 250, the unique areas can be adapted to suit most needs. Fine dining menus can be tailored or gourmet pub menu is available on site. Beautiful 4.5-Star accommodation inspired by the coast awaits your arrival at Quarters, offering comfortable luxury at its best.
Georgie Bass Cafe & Cookery is available for ‘paddock to plate’ style food experiences, hosting cooking classes for up to 12 people or masterclasses up to 20 people.
Zigis Bar, the newest offering, brings a relaxed coastal vibe to the historic pub. Zigis is the perfect place to chill, enjoy a glass of wine, craft beer or cocktail, with ocean-inspired bites and tunes. Perfect for those post-event gatherings or as a private dining area for groups up to 20 people.
REGIONAL NSW: Halcyon House
Halcyon House consists of 19 rooms with two luxury, 2-bedroom suites. Rooms and suites are all individually designed by Anna Spiro.
A beachfront pool, multiple break-out areas, day spa and Paper Daisy restaurant all combine to offer the perfect location for your next event, corporate retreat or celebration. The unique and intimate setting is ideal for exclusive use corporate gatherings.
INNER CITY ACT: Hotel Kurrajong
The Kurrajong’s graceful architecture features deep verandahs, radiating courtyards and covered pavilions and comprises of 147 rooms, 26 of which are located in the heritage wing, four executive suites, four balcony rooms and eight terrace rooms.
This charm is reflected in the five meeting rooms and one private dining room, which are vibrant spaces that can be customised for both business meetings and social events. Modular furnishings, a flexible layout and well-designed seating comfortably cater for up to 200 guests