Perth’s first permanent floating event space, The Raft is brought to us by brother and sister team, Katie and Dan Chrystal, who wanted to bring something seriously different to Perth.
The huge 445 square metre space can hold up to 250 people (180 for a seated event) and don’t worry, anyone onboard can come and go as they please thanks to the private tender which is decked out with its own sound system so you can get the party started as soon as you step off Barrack St Jetty No. 5.
No expense has been spared and the fit-out is next level thanks to Gabrielle Scott, the mastermind behind Guildhall and Porch and Parlour. It’s elegant but not pretentious with design inspo drawn from WA’s coastline and bespoke furniture coming from the legends at Remington Matters
When it comes to the food, Heyders & Shears is on the job and will be whipping up excellent bites while the drinks are all locally sourced. There are plenty of food and beverage options to suit any event, from cocktail to a full sit down affair.
If you want to hit them up to enquire about holding your own event head this way, but if you’ve got no big milestones to celebrate, never fear. The Raft will also play host to a number of killer events and here are all the dates that need to be on your radar.
Sunday 27 September
Be one of the first to check out The Raft this Sunday 27 September. Your ticket includes all your food and drink, so lucky it’s a public holiday on Monday. Get your tickets here.
Sunday 4 October
If you’re on a budget, The Raft’s Sunday session is the way to do it. $53 will get you out to the boat and you’ll be greeted with a nice refreshing bev and all the good vibes, then how much you spend after that is up to you. Get tickets here.
Saturday 10 October
Round up your gang and book a table of three, six or eight for a bottomless brunch like no other. Tables start at $370 for three people and that includes bottomless prosecco and delicious eats. Worth every penny. Book here.
Saturday 10 October
If bottomless brunch isn’t your style, jump on board The Raft in the afternoon to celebrate 10102020. The entire reason for this event is just purely because 10102020 (as in 10 October 2020) is a fun date to say, and we’re down with that kind of logic. Get tickets here.
Friday 16 October
Want to take after-work drinks to the next level? Floating Fridays onboard The Raft is the way to do it. Whether you take your work fam or ditch them for your squad, there’s no denying Friday afternoons on The Raft are the perfect way to wrap up the week. Get tickets here.
Saturday 31 October
Halloween falls on a Saturday this year so that means you get nice and boozy while The Raft turns on the spook factor for you. If the thought of trick or treaters knocking at your door while you try and watch scary movies is not appealing to you, get tickets to this one here.
Thursday 24 December
Details are yet to come on this one, but we don’t need the downlow to know that this is going to be one banging way to spend Christmas Eve with your pals.
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