7 waterside venues for your summer kick-off events


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Kick off the year in style with these hot summer venues.

With the new year just around the corner and summer in full swing, waterside venues are the perfect choice for your corporate kick-off events.

Kick off the new year in style, surrounded by beautiful beaches and waterways and soaking up that summer sun, all with a fresh spritzy beverage in hand.

Here are 7 of our favourite waterside venues to host a summer corporate event:

Australian Maritime Museum – Sydney

The Australian Maritime Museum is the nautical, waterside venue that all summer kick-off events call for.

Its stunning harbourside location combines with a distinctive architectural design to offer both indorr and outdoor spaces for events of 30 people all the way up to 2500 guests.

For summer events, host your group on the heritage vessel HMB Endeavour, on top of a de‑commissioned Navy Destroyer or next to the 100‑year‑old Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse. Plus, award-winning caterer Laissez-faire has your event covered with the best fresh, local and seasonal produce.

Beaumonde On The Point – Perth

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Located on the fringe of Perth city, Beaumonde On The Point is an idyllic venue for all summer kick-off events.

Inside, the Grand Ballroom can host up to 800 people in cocktail style, or can be divided into more intimate space. The venue offers state-of-the-art audio visual, Wi-Fi, feature lighting and stunning architecture, plus the open-air balcony lets your guests enjoy the waterside location.

Beach House Avalon – Sydney North

With sweeping views of the coastline, Beach House Avalon is the perfect back drop for your first events of the year.

Whether you’re planning corporate lunch or team catch up, Beach House Avalon has a variety of spaces on offer with ocean views.

The Ocean Room, with capacity for up to 250 guests, is a blank canvas to bring your event to life, featuring an ocean-view terrace and direct beach access.

Mary Mae’s – Brisbane

Soak up the summer vibes by the Brisbane River with a corporate kick-off event at Mary Mae’s.

Located at the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse, Mary Mae’s offers a laid-back industrial vibe, sun-drenched terraces, private dining areas and a spacious open forecourt with riverside views – it screams summer.

From small and intimate, to large and lavish, Mary Mae’s can accommodate requests from 10 to 300 guests.

Bells Functions – Perth

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Located on Barrack Street Jetty, Bells Functions enjoys a prime spot overlooking the Swan River. By day, groups can enjoy a spectacular panorama of South Perth and Kings Park thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and by night, they’ll enjoy the venue’s close proximity to the CBD and surrounding hotels.

With full capacity for up to 170 guests, Bells Functions is ideal for banquet lunches and dinners, cocktail functions, corporate meetings and conferences.

Customs House – Brisbane

As far as Brisbane waterside venues go, Customs House is one the city’s most iconic and longest-standing of them all.

The venue has an intriguing history dating back to the 19th century, which is still prominent in the elegant structure that stands today on Queen Street. Alongside a rich history is a stunning waterfront location, offering prime views over Brisbane River and towards the Story Bridge.

The venue has five event spaces on offer, including the Long Room with capacity for up to 300 guests beneath the building’s huge copper dome and with access to the Coles Myer balcony overlooking the river.

Encore St Kilda – Melbourne

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If you travel just 15 minutes outside of Melbourne’s CBD, beachfront venues like Encore St Kilda await.

Set within the iconic St Kilda Sea Baths, Encore St Kilda offers pillarless event spaces with uninterrupted water views, state-f-the-art audio visual and multiple breakout spaces.

The venue offers both indoor and outdoor venues which can be independently used or combined together with Captain Baxter and Republica St Kilda Beach to create a beachside event space for up to 2000 people.

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