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7 Things to Consider When Booking a Corporate Venue

A speaker in front of a packed functional hall


Corporate functions take many forms. This is why it is so important to choose a venue that is flexible and accommodating without compromising on style, professionalism and seamless service.

For corporate events in Melbourne, The Willows meets all of your function needs with confidence. We have extensive experience in supporting the delivery of quality corporate events. Our professional team are here to ensure your event is both memorable and successful.

From exclusive board meetings, to end of year galas, formal presentations or relationship building events, The Willows handles corporate functions with ease.                

When planning your corporate event, consider the following key factors. Once you have established these, we can help you choose the right setting.

1.      What is the Anticipated Size of Your Event, and Number of Guests?

The Willows has four distinct event spaces available. If you are unsure, contact our friendly staff and we can help you make your selection.

We can offer traditional simplicity for a boardroom setting, classic architecture for a cultural or artistic event, or the inspiring setting of the Conservatory for something different. Talk to us about the scale and style of your event and we will help you make the right choice.

2.      What is Your Allocated Budget?

Organising a corporate event can take some planning and sticking to your budget is no doubt at the forefront of your mind. The Willows is known for versatility, so whatever your budget, talk to us about how we can make your event come to life, in a realistic way.

3.      What is the Message You Would Like Your Event to Communicate?

Choosing a style that reflects the mood of your event will strengthen your message. The Willows can help you achieve the personal touches to make your event unique. We can recommend a range of trusted event professionals to assist you in your plans.

4.      Food and Drinks

The Willows offers a range of catering options which can be tailored to suit your needs. Exceptional sit-down dining, lunch, brunch, or floating contemporary fusion menus are all available for your consideration. Teamed with a wide range of quality beverages, The Willows ensures your clients will not be disappointed.

5.      How Accessible is Your Venue?

The Willows in centrally located in iconic St Kilda, making it easy to locate and travel to and from. Detailed information on transport and parking can be found on our website.

6.      Accommodation

Providing delegates with quality accommodation options is central to the success of your event.

The Willows' central location presents you with a range of first class accommodation options at a convenient distance. For recommendations, The Willows can’t go past The Blackman Hotel an easy walk of just 150 metres. The Blackman Hotel is a first class establishment and they which work in tandem with The Willows. This means we can arrange an exceptional stay for your visitors at the best possible price.

7.      What Are Your Equipment and Logistical Needs?

The Willows provides a comprehensive range of onsite equipment essential for corporate events. We can put you in touch with a technical advisor and help with arrangements for any additional equipment you might need.

We can investigate all your options in advance to ensure a seamless presentation on the day.

For a comprehensive overview of what The Willows can do for your corporate event, visit our corporate page today.

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