Perth’s First Permanent Floating Events Space Is Here So Start Planning Your Next Party

By Anna Franklyn
2nd Jul 2020

If you’ve been holding off planning your next big shindig because of COVID-19, you might want to start thinking about getting down to business because The Raft is set to land in the Swan River from September and it will blow your mind, and not just because of the amazing views overlooking Kings Park and Lizzy Quay.

Perth’s first permanent floating event space, The Raft is brought to us by a 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, they can come and go as they please thanks to the 40 passenger 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.

Render of the raft on borad

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 an event or you just want to become a Friend of The Raft, head this way.

If you’ve got no big milestones to celebrate, never fear. The Raft will also play host to a number of ticketed music events and brand launches so you should be able to wrangle your way on somehow.

Want more? Check out the new brewery coming to the Swan Valley this spring.

Image credit: Supplied

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