Luna Park Melbourne recently held its colourful and uber-fun Business Events Showcase for 2019 to present its offering to a large number of corporates working in the events field.
The aim of the event was firstly about showcasing Luna Park Melbourne’s event spaces to pre-registered guests, and demonstrating how they can be utilised for all events, big or small.
“You would be surprised how many people don’t know that Luna Park in Melbourne has flexible and stylish venue spaces hidden inside its grounds,” said Luna Park Events executive Sean Brettle.
“These evenings are important for us because we can get the word out and show-off our awesome function spaces.”
Secondly, the annual showcase is designed to simulate what it would feel like for guests to attend an actual event at the park, which Brettle described as a “very fun, unique occasion that creates lasting memories”
“Events at Luna Park are all about a smooth flow of having fun, eating, drinking, riding the attractions and feeling like a kid again,” he said.
“No one is ever too old to enjoy rides and all that a heritage amusement park like Luna Park has to offer.”
The starry night
The lavish evening kicked off at 6pm in the heart of St Kilda with Luna Park’s resident ringmaster welcoming excited guests at the Luna Stardust Room venue.
The setting for the evening was a chic, modern carnival theme to accompany the amusement park surroundings. A branded candy bar full of lollies and chocolates greeted guests near the entrance as well as a stylish flowing champagne tower.
Further into the spectacular red and white styled function room, people ate their way through a branded doughnut wall.
So that photographs could be taken throughout the evening, there were a number of erected bespoke photo backdrops and a short walk away, the Luna Moon Deck venue space sported en vogue illuminated furniture, interactive fairground games and a working popcorn machine popping out fresh popcorn snacks all night.
Event executives Sean Brettle and Penny Stratford spoke to the group about the interesting and long 107 years of history that enshrine the venue.
The food and beverage
Delicious samples of this season’s cocktail and canape menu were provided by Luna Park’s experienced catering partner Going Gourmet.
“The food and beverage at the park is modern and features fresh, seasonal produce,” said Brettle.
“Our guests were keen to try all the sweets and all the savoury snacks as well.”
The entertainment for the evening offered a few surprises including a talented sax player, a bendy contortionist dressed in a costume reminiscent of what a young Jodie Foster wore in the original Bugsy Malone film, plus a gigantic confetti burst spraying over the dance floor.
Luna Park was fully open with operating rides, including the mini train Betty Choo Choo which transported guests from the Luna Stardust Room to the Luna Palace space.
“Guests standing under the stars out on the Moon Deck waved at some of the other guests flying past on our 107-year-old wooden Great Scenic Railway roller coaster,” said Brettle. “What a wonderful sight to be witnessed!”
Find out more about hosting your next event at Luna Park Melbourne.