Spotlight on: Hawthorn Arts Centre


This Melbourne venue is an intriguing mix of contemporary and traditional design.

The redeveloped Hawthorn Arts Centre, is an intriguing mix of contemporary and traditional design.

Situated close to public transport and with parking onsite, the Hawthorn Arts Centre is conveniently located just 15 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD.

Boasting a number of conference, meeting and function spaces and hi-tech audio visual capabilities, Hawthorn Arts Centre is the perfect venue choice for corporate events and celebrations of all shapes and sizes.

From large conferences and gala dinners in the Main Hall (for up to 600 guests), through to small meetings and workshops for (for 20 guests or more), the Hawthorn Arts Centre has the ideal space.

Retaining history

Hawthorn Town Hall was designed by architect John Beswicke in the Second Empire style and built in 1888 to house the council chambers.

After a multi-million-dollar refurbishment, the hall was renamed Hawthorn Arts Centre and opened again in 2013.

The combination of gorgeous historic architecture combines with hi-tech and modern facilities to create the ultimate unique venue for all manner of special celebrations.

Saxon Mitchell, managing drector of Harvest & Soul – Catering & Events knows just how important great food is to successful events.

“Our food philosophy is a simple one – we believe in using the freshest, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients and produce to create beautiful food that will leave a lasting impression on function guests and café patrons,” said Saxon.

“An integral part of our food philosophy is our commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate.”

Enquire about hosting an event at Hawthorn Arts Centre here.

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