5 indoor venues for a cosy corporate event


When the rain pours down, basement bars and cosy theatres are the place to be.

While we love a good rainy day, wet weather can wreak havoc on events, so it’s important to have a few indoor venues up your sleeve.

Basement bars, luxe hotels and cosy theatres are all perfect places to take cover and host a corporate event.

These five conference and event venues are perfect for when the forecast is all rain and no sunshine:

1: The Toff in Town, Melbourne

Escape the rain and head to The Toff in Town, hiding away on the second floor of Melbourne’s Curtin House.

It features two spaces for events: Stage-side, a large open performance space that can accommodate a diverse range of events with stage and lighting facilities, and Carriage-side, a cocktail bar with private train-like carriages.

With an eclectic style and warm atmosphere, The Toff in Town is a great choice for corporate events or dinners.

2: Employees Only, Sydney

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With cocktails, New York-style food and moody vibes, Employees Only is the only place we want to be when it rains.

Hidden away behind an unassuming psychic sign in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Employees Only is the perfect wet weather venue, comprising a main bar area, plus smaller spaces for more initiate events.

The Gallery space holds up to 25 guests for a cocktail-style event, while The Tarot Room is an intimate private dining room and the ideal location for groups who need privacy and exclusive service. The entire venue is capable of hosting a cocktail-style event for 200.

3: HOYTS, Australia-wide

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What do you do when it pours down on the weekend? You head straight to your local cinema.

So why not take your delegates there for your next team meeting or corporate event?

HOYTS venues across Australia are also well-equipped to host corporate events and private movie screenings for VIP groups.

Your guests will enjoy fully reclining chairs, delicious food and drinks (popcorn, of course!) and immersive sound and visual.

4: The Playford, Adelaide

The Playford Hotel in Adelaide is a sophisticated indoor event venue with a sweeping staircase that leads guests to a self-contained function floor.

There are seven function rooms available, including The Ballroom with luxe chandeliers and gold leafed walls. The Boardroom features a solid wooden boardroom table and the latest built-in audio visual equipment.

The best part? Your guests can stay onsite in one of the hotel’s 182 luxury rooms, so there’s no need to worry about rainy weather dampening your event.

5: Mary’s Underground, Sydney

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Nothing is more inviting than an underground venue when you need to escape the rain. And in Sydney, basement venues don’t get cooler than Mary’s Underground, located in the heart of Circular Quay.

The venue can be hired exclusively for corporate events and is ideal for up to 120 guests seated or 300 standing.

The venue’s European feel and 250-strong wine list makes for a very warm and comfortable setting for any event.

Looking for more event venues for upcoming meetings and events? Head to the A LIST Guide to find the best event venues all over Australia.


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