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Portside

Are you looking for a Geelong Conference Space that features an abundance of natural light and state of the art audio visual? We have just the room for you! Portside event space is located on the ground floor of Rydges Geelong and provides the ideal setting for your next successful meeting or event. With natural lighting and flexible set-up options, the natural tones throughout the space provide an uplifting ambiance. Contact our experienced events team to begin planning your next successful event.

Need more space?

Portside is one of two event spaces that can be combined to provide a larger venue option. View our adjoining Starboard Room.

Capacity
  • Banquet 50
  • Cocktail 80
  • Classroom 45
  • Boardroom 25
  • Theatre 60
  • U-Shape 20
  • Cabaret 40
  • Hollow Square 25
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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
Otway
120.87 m2 3.7 m 160 100 130 65 50 45 160 70
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
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…

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.

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.

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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