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Venues
9 available
Capacity
Max 600

Rydges Geelong Events Centre connects you with everything you need for a successful event. Showcasing amazing spaces, leading technology, inspiring food and wine and experienced staff to ensure a seamless event, every time! From large events to intimate gatherings, we have the perfect solution for you.

Rydges Geelong Events Centre offers contemporary Geelong conference spaces for corporate meetings & conferences, weddings and private events.  Our function venue offers open plan and flexible configurations to suit a large range of events, and are equipped with integrated audiovisual equipment and natural light through retractable skylights.

Located in the heart of Geelong, our Geelong function rooms are located in the cultural, business and entertainment precinct of Geelong making it the perfect destination for your guests to enjoy easy access to the centre, nearby attractions and accommodation at the 4 star Rydges Geelong hotel. Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne Airport or 20 minutes from Avalon Airport, RGEC is the perfect destination for your next event with easy access for delegates.

From trade and retail exhibitions to weddings, our experienced Events Team at Rydges Geelong Events Centre will help create a tailored event solution to exceed all your expectations with the ability to truly create a seamless and successful event, every time.  The team at RGEC embodies one simple mission to provide an unforgettable experience. Enquire today to find out more information about our Geelong venue and planning your upcoming event.

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9 Venues

Capacities
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Room/space Area Ceiling height Capacity Banquet Theatre Classroom U-shape Boardroom Cocktail Cabaret
Barwon
98.6 m2 4.5 m 140 90 100 60 40 45 140 63
Kardinia
128 m2 4.5 m 200 110 150 80 60 55 200 80
Kardinia And Barwon
221.85 m2 4.5 m 400 230 300 165 110 85 400 161
Ms. Nautica
42 m2 N/A N/A 30 48 16 18 16 50 21
Otway
120.87 m2 3.7 m 160 100 130 65 50 45 160 70
Pool Terrace
N/A N/A 50 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 100 N/A
Portside
78.4 m2 2.7 m 80 50 60 45 20 25 80 40
Starboard
38.4 m2 2.7 m 40 15 20 N/A N/A 15 40 N/A
Rydges Geelong Events Centre
462 m2 4.5 m 600 330 400 215 150 130 600 231
Barwon
chair 60
man 140
Area: 98.6 m2
Max Capacity: 140 m2
chair 60
man 140

Barwon Room is accessible via Myers St and features a spacious reception area, idea for pre or post event drinks or catering breaks. Our venues all feature in-built audio visual, individually controlled climate control and retractable skylights. Barwon makes up one third of The Wedding Centre, and can be connected to adjoining rooms Kardinia and Otway to accommodate larger groups.

Kardinia
chair 80
man 200
Area: 128 m2
Max Capacity: 200 m2
chair 80
man 200

Kardinia makes up one third of The Wedding Centre and is equipped with state of the art audio visual equipment, flexible configuration and provides access to the function foyer, ideal for pre or post event cocktails. This stylish venue boasts natural light from retractable skylights and can be combined with neighboring rooms Barwon and Otway to provide a larger space.

Kardinia And Barwon
chair 165
man 400
Area: 221.85 m2
Max Capacity: 400 m2
chair 165
man 400

Kardinia and Barwon venues combine to offer a spacious Geelong conference room with an abundance of natural light. These conference rooms are connected directly to…

Ms. Nautica
chair 16
man 50
Area: 42 m2
chair 16
man 50

Ms. Nautica is a stylish, versatile space featuring an abundance of natural light. Located within the Rydges Geelong Hotel, Ms. Nautica can be accessed directly from the hotel reception foyer. Flooded with natural light this private dining room is the ideal space to compliment your wedding celebrations.

Otway
chair 65
man 160
Area: 120.87 m2
Max Capacity: 160 m2
chair 65
man 160

Otway Room provides modern furnishings and state of the art audio visual with direct access to the onsite outdoor pool & spa, ideal for post event cocktails. The venue makes up one third of The Function Room can be connected with neighbouring rooms Kardinia and Barwon to accommodate larger groups or offer multiple break out rooms.

Pool Terrace
man 100
Max Capacity: 50 m2
man 100

Nautica Poolside is the perfect outdoor addition to your special day. Perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties and pre-reception drinks – The poolside can be transformed for whatever the occasion. Located within Rydges Geelong, Nautica Poolside is directly accessible via the hotel lobby and the events centre.

Portside
chair 45
man 80
Area: 78.4 m2
Max Capacity: 80 m2
chair 45
man 80

Portside can be used separately or combined with adjoining room Starboard to offer a spacious room with an abundance of natural light. Portside is located within the Rydges Geelong Hotel with direct access from the hotel reception foyer. Fitted with state of the art audio visual and the flexibility to expand, making this space ideal for an intimate ceremony or reception.

Starboard
chair 15
man 40
Area: 38.4 m2
Max Capacity: 40 m2
chair 15
man 40

Starboard can be used separately or combined with adjoining room Portside. Alone, this venue is the ideal space for a bridal party to reset and relax in between reception. Located within the Rydges Geelong Hotel, Starboard can be accessed directly from the hotel reception foyer.

Rydges Geelong Events Centre
chair 215
man 600
Area: 462 m2
Max Capacity: 600 m2
chair 215
man 600

The largest venue at GEC, The Wedding Centre features 556m2 of pillar-less floor space and a built in stage – creating the perfect dance floor. With an abundance of natural light from the retractable skylights, the space offers flexible setup options and modern furnishings throughout. The Wedding Centre features a private entrance from Myers St that opens up to a large foyer.

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  • 90 mins from Melbourne Airport
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