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Otway

Looking for stylish Geelong Venues located in the heart of bustling Geelong city? Rydges Geelong Events Centre is home to the Otway room, providing modern furnishings and state of the art audio visual. Otway provides direct access to the picturesque poolside terrace, ideal for post event cocktails. The venue can be connected with neighbouring Kardinia and Barwon venues to provide a larger event space or multiple break out rooms.

Contact our experienced events team today to discuss your upcoming event requirements at Rydges Geelong.

All of our Geelong Venues offer high-speed complimentary WiFi to keep you connected.

Do you require accommodation pre or post event?

The Rydges Geelong Events Centre is located in the 4 star Rydges Geelong, providing stylish and convenient accommodation for you and your guests. View our great range of Geelong accommodation options here or contact us today to discuss your requirements.

Capacity
  • Banquet 100
  • Cocktail 160
  • Classroom 65
  • Boardroom 45
  • Theatre 130
  • U-Shape 50
  • Cabaret 70
  • Hollow Square 55
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Room/space Area Ceiling height Capacity Banquet Theatre Classroom U-shape Boardroom Cocktail Cabaret
Rydges Geelong Events Centre
462 m2 4.5 m 600 330 400 215 150 130 600 231
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
Barwon
98.6 m2 4.5 m 140 90 100 60 40 45 140 63
Starboard
38.4 m2 2.7 m 40 15 20 N/A N/A 15 40 N/A
Portside
78.4 m2 2.7 m 80 50 60 45 20 25 80 40
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
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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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