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Social

Venues
9 available
Capacity
Max 600

At Rydges Geelong, we provide the ideal setting for social events, featuring five flexible event spaces perfect for birthday celebrations, intimate gatherings, grand milestones, and stylish cocktail soirees. From our exquisite private dining room, Ms Nautica, to our versatile event spaces with integrated AV, retractable skylights, and Poolside – the ultimate outdoor setting with a private pool to soak up the sun.

We take pride in curating events with locally-inspired menus that showcase the best of regional produce. Our refreshingly local offerings, complemented by an Australian and Bellarine Peninsula-led beverage list, ensure a perfect pairing for your celebration. Conveniently situated in the heart of Geelong CBD, with on-site and street parking, along with comfortable on-site accommodation available.

Allow our experienced events team to craft a tailored solution that meets all your needs for a truly unforgettable celebration. Contact us today at +61 3 5223 6250 or email [email protected]. Rydges Geelong – where memorable events come to life.

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Birthday Parties + Milestones

Rydges Geelong is the perfect place to celebrate your next Milestone Birthday Party!

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Christmas Parties

Hold your Christmas or end-of-year celebration at Rydges Geelong, with versatile event spaces and flexible catering options for all occasions.

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School Formals and Semi Formals

If you are looking for a venue to celebrate your school formal, graduation or semi formal, look no further than Rydges Geelong.

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Sporting Groups

If you’re looking for a unique venue to host your next sporting club event, Rydges Geelong is the only choice!

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Wakes and Bereavements

Planning funeral arrangements for a loved one can be difficult and overwhelming, let us help.

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6 Venues

Capacities
List
Room/space Area Ceiling height Capacity Banquet Theatre Classroom U-shape Boardroom Cocktail Cabaret
Ms. Nautica
42 m2 N/A N/A 30 48 16 18 16 50 21
Pool Terrace
N/A N/A 50 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 100 N/A
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
Otway
120.87 m2 3.7 m 160 100 130 65 50 45 160 70
Rydges Geelong Events Centre
462 m2 4.5 m 600 330 400 215 150 130 600 231
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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Myers St &, Gheringhap St, Geelong VIC 3220

  • 90 mins from Melbourne Airport
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