Adelaide is no longer one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. With a bustling year-round calendar of events, there’s always something to do. Large-scale functions seem to be Adelaide’s specialty, with Adelaide Fringe, motocross and film festivals favouring the town near the heart of Australia.
With so much to do and see, it’s no wonder Adelaide boasts some of the finest event and function venues; catering to all styles of events, conferences, meetings, performances, weddings and parties. If you’re in the now dubbed ‘Rad-elaide’ and are looking for a venue for your next event, A LIST Guide has put together our top list of premium Adelaide spaces to suit every need and budget.
A sophisticated cocktail event is always in style, and is a fantastic opportunity to be able to mingle with your guests more freely. Cocktail style parties are classy affairs and you’ll put your best foot forward throwing a high class soiree at these Adelaide spaces.
Panoramic views, 4.5 star luxury and with space for a cocktail event of 110 people, the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel provides function rooms as well as accommodation for your guests. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows onto the terrace are one of the amazing features that await you in this contemporary and minimalist space.
If you’re going to drink, you’ll want to drink the best, and we suggest you do it with the experts at the National Wine Centre of Australia. Offering six different rooms for as little as 10 guests, all the way up to groups of 1000, the centre is sure to treat each and every one of your guests to a delicious experience with an event in their venue. Be sure to gaze over the Gallery Room’s balcony, which overlooks the Botanic Gardens.
Conference & Exhibition Venues
Corporate conferences and exhibition style venues are the perfect place to unveil your latest pitch, speak to your entire team or host a trade show. Large flexible spaces can easily fit bigger teams and allow movement of visitors throughout your displays, whilst bespoke conference room settings allow you to direct your company based on their size and needs.
The name Hilton is associated with luxury and expensive taste. An event at any of the Hilton Hotels around the world guarantees the same high class experience, professional service and extravagance you’d expect. Adelaide’s Hilton is located centrally overlooking Victoria Square and is the only hotel able to host 500 guests to meet, eat and sleep all under the same roof. You’ll have your choice of the Ballroom, Victoria and Balcony Rooms for your next conference or exhibition, whether your next stay is for business, leisure, or a little bit of both.
The Mawson Lakes Function centre is the perfect place for small- to mid-sized exhibitions or conferences, offering four spaces for guests of two up to 345 and space for up to 14 vendors. You’re in for a true culinary delight if you’re here for the dining experience as well, as each dish has been specially designed by the in-house executive chef. Conveniently located just a 25 minute drive from the CBD, Mawson Lakes offers a flexible, professional and customisable experience
If you’re after breathtaking views, the Skyline Events Centre located on the top floor of Rydges Adelaide will dazzle and astound your guests. More lowkey offerings within their eight modern conference rooms are also available within this 98 suite hotel exclusive to Adelaide CBD. Sleep, meet, eat and take some recreation time all under the one roof for your next business conference. They even have a casual offering of a BBQ on the terrace if you want to enjoy a more laid-back and approachable time with your team.
Product Launch Venues
A brilliant product and the effort that has been put into it needs the perfect venue for it to be shown off in. Impress investors, other teams and your superiors by booking a venue that cares for your product launch just as much as you care about the product.
An iconic building set in an idyllic garden, Adelaide Pavilion houses two rooms with panoramic views of the Veale Gardens. A uniquely shaped building with a rich history, the rooms can be reconfigured into many different set ups to perfectly show off your hard work with a product launch. Your guests will feel at ease and positive being surrounded by so much beautiful nature and the opportunities to explore the surrounding gardens. With capacity from 20 – 300, you are assured a stylish and unforgettable product launch event at Adelaide Pavilion.
Multipurpose venues have the added benefit of catering to different agendas or for different types of functions. Meeting rooms which can seat smaller parties may move on to dinner; or a wedding may move from ceremony to reception within the same building.
The Playford deservedly boasts that it is perfect for any function, and with a stunning, sweeping staircase leading your guests straight to the function floor, The Playford almost invites you to every event. Seven different function rooms are available to choose from, with weddings a popular choice in the Ballroom, and the Adelaide and Board Rooms are easily redesigned to fit your size and requests. On the menu are award winning dinner options, so you can easily take your guests from meeting to dinner or ceremony to reception with ease.
Warm service, 4 stars and with a big workplace culture of community, the Sage Hotel is perfect for weddings of up to 200 guests. Meeting room facilities feature state of the art technology, and can be configured for smaller teams up to larger boardrooms. With accommodation, event space and more, the Sage Hotel’s team are the true treasure, helping you to plan the most perfect events.
With five multi-function centres and group accommodation packages available, the Holiday Inn Express Adelaide is an all-in-one venue that can be styled to your needs. Sit down dinners, corporate meetings and even weddings have graced the halls of Adelaide’s Holiday Inn, with guests able to enjoy the additional features of the hotel, whatever the occasion.
Choosing your next venue in Adelaide
Adelaide’s best venues for your next conference, meeting, dinner, exhibition, or cocktail event are sure to inspire your itinerary for the big day. Business, leisure and pleasure are all covered throughout South Australia’s bustling main city; and A LIST Guide helps you narrow your best options down with our easy search function and direct links to vendors, suppliers and caterers for your occasion.