Events

Perth Venues To Make Your Next Work Function Bearable

By Holly Nicholls - 31 Aug 2017


It’s a blessing and a curse being made the office events coordinator. A blessing in that you get to spend your Friday afternoon scrolling through Pinterest boards for inspiration with the knowledge that you don’t have to pay with your own hard earned dollies, but a curse in that the pressure is on to deliver something that your boss approves of and that your colleagues actually want to go to.

From hidden Federation style boardrooms and exclusive dining tables to industrial hipster warehouses and creative workspaces, these are the best Perth venues available to hire to make your next work function bearable, even if you can't stand 90% of your colleagues. 

Perth City Farm

East Perth

With four different spaces to choose from, it’s not all about weddings at Perth City Farm. We’re personally loving the courtyard and community room for a smaller get togethers—the herbs, veggies and flowers for sale are just an added bonus! You’ll need to organise your own catering, furniture and lighting here but the team are more than happy to help.

The Bell Tower

Perth City

Not many places offer a 360 degree view of Perth and the Swan so if ‘wow’ is what you’re after, look no further. The Bell Tower has three spaces available for functions including the observation deck and the glass foyer. This is a BYO food and drink situation (though they work with some fab caterers should you need some suggestions) and we've heard on the grapevine there’s a dance floor on offer should things escalate!

The Ferguson Foundry

Maylands

Nestled in the heart of Maylands is a versatile creative space that has rustic charm all over it. If it’s a working long table lunch you’re after, you'll just need to organise a caterer, otherwise, for a day of team building, workshops or classes, this industrial fit out covered in art out has you sorted.

PS Art Space

Fremantle

It doesn’t get more contemporary than this 1907 two story brick and iron industrial building on Pakenham Street. Unmodified since its original construction, the sheer size of this space makes it one for the bigger crowds. But you better get in quick—available dates at PSAS come and go like hot cakes.

Subiaco Arts Centre

Subiaco

Boasting ten spaces for hire, we challenge you to not find the perfect one for your work function. All the spaces come with a team of technicians so we’re feeling this for a conference, presentation or workshop kinda day (just remember to BYO snacks!)

Government House

Perth City

Corporate organisations are among the lucky few that are eligible to hire The Ballroom at Government House (oooh la la). Built in 1899, even the Queen has visited! If you’re working at one of those fancy offices that will go all out then is for you. Black tie, chandeliers and grand piano anyone? Well if it’s on the company credit card... Don’t mind if we do.

Kidogo Arthouse

Fremantle

Whatever’s on the agenda, this is likely to be the best fit for all offices in and around the Freo area. With that view, you won’t care about having to sort yourself out for catering and equipment and if you want to kick on after, Bathers Beach House is so close it would almost be rude not to stop by!

The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Crawley

Within the gorgeous grounds of UWA is the light filled Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, right beside the sunken gardens. The team on standby will help you put together any style of function in one of their four available spaces and the on site catering team, Guild Catering will ensure every glass and stomach is full, making your job nice and easy!

Friday Studio

West Perth

If all you really want in life is to be in Brooklyn but the lack of annual leave is getting in your way, then Fridays Studio is the answer. This may not be the best place for the ultra corporates of the world, but the blank canvas is a textural dream for the more creative workplaces out there wanting to do something a little different.  

COMO The Treasury

Perth CBD

Need to impress clients, host a formal afternoon tea or show off that presentation you’ve been working on? COMO’s lounge or boardroom is the place to do it for CBD folk. Plus if you want food included, it’s coming out of the Post kitchen so you know it’s going to be a winner!

The Heritage

Perth CBD

Whether you’re a group of 10 or 100, for a formal luncheon or a cocktail party after work, The Heritage can accommodate. You know the food and wine are going to be off the charts so if this is an ‘all expenses paid’ type thing, put on your lippy or tie and call it a day.

WA Rowing Club

East Perth

Overlooking the Swan River and onto the city skyline is the state-heritage listed River Room within the WA Rowing Club. The team work alongside Delicious Catering for any style of function of just about any size. 

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Image credit: Nancy Hanna

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