Melbourne, 18th December: The Melbourne Showgrounds will open new, additional facilities next year, adding more than 2,500 m2 to the venue.
The newly expanded facilities include a 1,950 m2 pillar-less room for functions and exhibitions and a 600 m2 foyer. According to the Melbourne Showgrounds, the new facilities will be able to accommodate up to 1,000 guests for a sit-down gala-dinner or 1,800 guests for cocktail or theatre-style events.
Melbourne Showgrounds is located 7 km from the city’s central business district and 15 minutes from Melbourne International Airport. There are also new accommodation options nearby. The venue also provides onsite car parking and public transport stops within a five-minute walk.
CEO Paul Guerra, commented, “The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria has invested $8.5 Million (US$6.1 million) into developing a function and event space focused on customer needs as part of our overall vision for Melbourne Showgrounds… The new function centre will provide an impressive alternative in Melbourne for event organisers, with the only limitation your imagination.”
Source: EEAA article