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5 Themed Venues Less Than An Hour From The Capital City

November 15, 2017


When you've got a theme in mind but the venue that would match it perfectly is unavailable and/or unaffordable, it's time to consider looking further afield - literally - at unique venues that meet your particular theme.

There are some amazing, guest-pleasing venue locations available for your corporate event if you're willing to consider organising your event an hour or so outside the capital cities.

Unique venues and locations
Swallowfield Vineyard, Gembrook, VIC
Just an hour from Melbourne is this family-owned Yarra Valley vineyard, offering you beach, rustic, and garden theme-matching with its two lakes, pine forest, rolling fields and the vineyard, as well as the winery, with up to 100 guests for a sit-down event. They even have an in-house stylist, Danielle from Wild Heart Events.
Driving distance from Melbourne CBD: Approximately 65km.

Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle, WA
Built in 1884, the limestone building on the edge of the Indian Ocean has been a kerosene storehouse, warehouse and a shipwright's shed. It became a potter's studio in 1975 and was launched as a unique venue space in 2012. Hire this for your beach, rustic or vintage theme event if you have up to 90 people seated, 130 for cocktails.
Driving distance from Perth CBD: Approximately 20km.

Babalou, Kingscliff, NSW
When you don't want sand in your toes but you want a knockout glamorous, beach corporate event, check out the revamped venue Babalou on top of Kingscliff Hotel. Its floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, stylish decor and festoon lighting tick so many theme "boxes". Perfect if you're having up to 140 guests.
Driving distance from Brisbane CBD: Approximately 115km; from Coolangatta Airport: approximately 17km

Maleny Manor, Maleny, QLD
This beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland venue is a destination location in its own right and with the stunning landscape, a wonderful garden venue. Much-loved by event planners, it's the right venue if you want to create a festival-themed boho style corporate event. Even better? It includes six accommodation suites too, making it easier for VIP guest to stay the night.
Driving distance from Brisbane CBD: Approximately 90km; from Sunshine Coast Airport: approximately 45km

Uraidla & Summertown Show Society Hall, Uraidla, SA 
This 24-metre long x 12-metre heritage hall, 20 minutes from the Adelaide Hills, offers you an incredible blank space for up to 220 guests to decorate any way you wish. The white walls, exposed rafters and large barn-style doors do hint at it being perfect for a rustic-themed affair.
Driving distance from Adelaide CBD: Approximately 18km 

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