5 venues to bookmark for 100 pax events


We're hopeful small gatherings will be back on the cards again soon, so now is the time to start scoping out potential venues.

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, there’s a good chance events of up to 100 delegates will back on the cards in a few months’ time.

According to the government’s three-step framework, 100 pax events aren’t too far away. Meanwhile, the Business Events Council of Australia is working with the government to increase the gathering numbers for business events.

What does that mean for event planners? It’s the perfect time to starting scoping out venues to host your 100 pax events, whether it’s a conference, seminar or cocktail function to bring your team back together again.

To help you get started, here are five great venues across Australia capable of hosting small to mid-sized events:

Little Big House – QLD

100 pax venue Little Big House
Little Big House

Little Big House is a popular watering hole among Brisbane locals, and it’s easy to see why.

The vibrant heritage-listed Queenslander sticks out amid tall modern buildings, drawing you in with its charming spaces and relaxed atmosphere.

Corporate groups can hire the upstairs Major Mitchell’s Room for 30-60 guests inside or 60-120 guests including the balcony area.

The fun, laid-back venue is the perfect place to get the team together again once restrictions are lifted.

Zeta Bar – NSW

100 pax venue Zeta Bar
Zeta Bar

Once restrictions are lifted on gatherings, you can bet Zeta Bar will be a bustling CBD hotspot once again.

Located within Hilton Sydney, Zeta Bar serves up innovative cocktails and features a stunning outdoor terrace, plus cozy nooks indoors for intimate events.

The back bar and terrace is a great spot for 100 pax events, while the VIP Lounge is perfect for groups of up to 35.

RACV Healesville Country Club – VIC

RACV Healesville Country Club
RACV Healesville Country Club

If you’re wanting to go all out for your first event back, why not whisk your group away to RACV Healesville Country Club,  in Victoria’s picturesque Yarra Valley.

The Country Club is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD and offers a range of event spaces and accommodation rooms for groups.

While the venue can comfortable host groups of up to 300, the venue has a number of smaller spaces for those more intimate events.

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences – QLD

After undergoing a $9 million renovation, Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences is more ready than ever to welcome events back.

The venue has a number of event spaces on offer, including the brand new pillarless Promenade Room, suitable for hosting 100 pax gatherings.

The hotel also features dining options, 178 stylish guest rooms and suites, and 150 spacious, self-contained residences, two fitness centres, a full servicing Executive Lounge, four pools, a private theatre and an on-site spa.

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort – NSW

100 pax venue Pullman Magenta Shores Resort
Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

While Pullman Magenta Shores Resort is full equipped to host events of up to 400 delegates, it’s also the perfect venue for smaller events of 100 guests and under.

Just a 90-minute drive north of Sydney, the five-star Central Coast resort is regional gem, great for getting delegates away from the office (or home office) and out into nature.

The venue offers seven versatile meeting spaces with natural light, outdoor event options plus a lagoon pool and driving range to explore.

The Magenta Ballroom can be divided for groups of 100, or the Lakeside Lawn takes groups outside for a soiree under the stars.

A LIST Guide understands sourcing venues and suppliers for your events might not be a top priority right now. But when you’re ready to continue planning your events, we will be here to help you create amazing events.

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