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Conferences, Meetings and Events at Rydges


Our event hire services in Cairns will suit all budgets

Here at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, we pride ourselves on being able to tailor our conference packages to suit any needs or budget while upholding only the highest level of professionalism for our event hire services in Cairns.

Make the best impression with our conferencing facilities and packages, with the whole of Level One dedicated completely to conferencing you can be rest assured that your event is completely free of interruptions!

With six conference spaces of various sizes to choose from, you are destined to find the ideal venue for your next conference, meeting or event here at Rydges Esplanade.



Cairns events are made extra special when hosted at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Milestone anniversary? Presentation evening? Birthday celebrations?

If you're looking for a private venue with superb food and a great atmosphere for your Cairns events, look no further than Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns! We cater for all styles of Cairns events – formal, casual, cocktail, indoors, outdoors, poolside – whatever you like!

The Alfresco Bar and Terrace provides a perfect setting with your own private bar on Level One overlooking the pool, the tropical gardens and the Cairns Esplanade – also an ideal location for post-conference drinks and socialising!

So next time you are planning a Cairns event, contact Rydges Esplanade and we can tailor a package to suit your requirements!


Our Cairns wedding venues can be decorated to meet any style

The moment that will take your breath away …

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers a romantic setting for your special day featuring a variety of different Cairns venues and accommodation styles starting from the stunning open foyer as soon as you walk into the resort.

From the elegance of the Crystal Twig room with its abundance of natural light to a poolside tropical wedding, we have a choice of unique venues to choose from. Our Cairns wedding venues can be transformed with individual theming to suit your taste.


'JUST MARRIED’ – FROM ONLY $99* per person

Our new three-course, all-inclusive package features the following from only $99* per person.


          ♥ Chef’s selection of canapés & drinks on arrival
          ♥ Three-course set menu
          ♥ Tea and coffee
          ♥ 4 hour beverage package*  

*Includes pre-dinner drinks. House white and red wines, sparkling wine for toast, beer, soft drinks and orange juice.


          ♥  Dedicated wedding coordinator
          ♥  Room hire
          ♥  Complimentary menu tasting for bride & groom*
          ♥  Personalised menus
          ♥  Sparkling wine for the toast
          ♥  Service of the wedding cake  
          ♥  Cake table, knife and gift table
          ♥  Dance floor (unless specialty floor is required)
          ♥  One night’s accommodation for bride and groom in bridal suite
          ♥  Complimentary breakfast for the bride and groom
          ♥  Complimentary parking for the bride and groom
          ♥  Late check out
          ♥  Special accommodation rates for guests
          ♥  Special parking rates for guests (or complimentary where available)

*Menu tasting on confirmation of booking. Additional menu tasting $59 per person.
**Minimum number of 50 guests


Children's meals are available for those age 3-12.  Please discuss your requirements with our team


Our wedding team would be delighted to assist should you require help with any finishing touches. We have a list of preferred suppliers we could recommend in any of areas of theming, musicians, hire cars and much more. 


If you’re after a cocktail-style event, we can discuss your needs and tailor a special package to suit.


Terms and Conditions

Subject to availability and for new event bookings only made between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015 and consumed between 1 January 2015  and 31 December 2016. Offer applies to wedding events only, block out dates may apply and a minimum numbers of guests are required – see each Hotel for required numbers. Offer and inclusions subject to change at the discretion of the providing hotel.

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Make an Enquiry About Our Event Hire Services In Cairns

Located on level one of our accommodation are purpose-built conference, meeting and function rooms, and our event hire services in Cairns offer catering for a range of events from large conferences and day meetings to cocktail parties and weddings. Catering serves groups of 10-300 in formal settings and executive boardrooms as well as informal conferences, workshops and meetings.

The resort provides businesses with hotel- and apartment-style accommodation as well as restaurants and conference facilities in the heart of Australia's tropical north, with easy access to the Cairns foreshore and everything this vibrant city has to offer. Similarly, the resort provides an idyllic setting amongst tropical gardens for social events such as weddings, parties and banquets.

Our dedicated, experienced and professional conference and banquet team possess strengths in all of the key areas that will make your conference a success. With a ballroom, meeting rooms, breakout locations, a dedicated poolside conferencing area, a full business centre and superior technology and equipment, every need is catered for.

Our event hire team in Cairns guarantees fast, efficient food service for all breaks. The versatility of our in-house restaurants ensures that we provide your guests with a genuine choice of dining venues.

With our combination of hotel room accommodation and self-contained apartments to complement our facilities, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers a complete conference solution for your business.

Affordable, high speed and secure broadband Internet access (both wired and wireless) is available in all conference rooms. Multiple users can access a company's VPN or the Internet via an in-room connection.

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Room/Space Area Ceiling
Square Metres Banquet Capacity Banquet With Dancefloor Cocktail Capacity Classroom Capacity Boardroom Capacity Theatre Capacity U-Shape Capacity
Joseph Banks Ballroom 13.6m x 17.5m 2.7m 238m² 220 160 350 160 70 300 50
Crystal Twig Room 7.2m x 16.6m 2.4m 121m² 80 60 150 60 20 90 30
Golden Palm Room 6.4m x 9.1m 2.4m 58m² 50 40 60 40 20 60 23
Executive Boardroom 8m x 2.1m 2.6m 33m² 30 - 60 20 18 35 20
Rah Rah's Bar & Terrace - 2.6m -m² 80 - 150 - - - -
Coral Hedge Courtyard - 2.3m 130m² 60 - 80 - 20 80 30
Poolside - -m -m² 80 50 200 - - - -
Coral Hedge Bar - -m -m² - - 50 - - - -
Fire & Ice Terrace - -m -m² 180 180 450 - - - -