Rydges Geelong

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Description

Geelong Events Centre (GEC) at Rydges Geelong 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...

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Geelong Events Centre (GEC) at Rydges Geelong 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, GEC 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 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 GEC embodies one simple mission to provide an unforgettable experience

Features & Facilities

Facilities

Air Conditioning .glyphicons-heat
Audio Visual Equipments .glyphicons-projector
Business Center .glyphicons-briefcase
Ceremony On Site .glyphicons-ring
Disability Access .glyphicons-person-wheelchair
Internet Access .glyphicons-globe
Wifi Access .glyphicons-wifi
Outdoor Area .glyphicons-tree-deciduous
Parking Available .glyphicons-cars
Printing Services .glyphicons-print
Stage .glyphicons-keynote
Dance Floor .glyphicons-global
Smoking Areas .glyphicons-smoking
Open 24 Hours .glyphicons-clock
Near Public Transport .glyphicons-train
Easy Parking .glyphicons-cars
City Views .glyphicons-building
Ocean Views .glyphicons-buoy
Open Plan Space .glyphicons-unchecked
Outdoor Space .glyphicons-sun

Event Guidelines

Birthday Party Milestones .glyphicons-ok-2
Underaged Birthday Parties .glyphicons-ok-2
Underage Events .glyphicons-ok-2
Third Party AV Companies .glyphicons-ok-2
Alcoholic Events .glyphicons-ok-2
BYO Food/Drink .glyphicons-ban
DIY Theming .glyphicons-ok-2
21st/18th Parties .glyphicons-ok-2
Outside Catering .glyphicons-ban
Wedding .glyphicons-ok-2

Catering Options

Bar Tab
Private Bar
Gluten Free
Vegetarian / Vegan
Indian
Halal
BBQ
Liquor Licence
Mobile Bar
Restaurant On Site

COVID Safe

Hand Sanitizer Available
Infrared Thermometers Available On Request
Rooms & Surfaces Cleaned Frequently
Separate Entry & Exit
Contactless Payments
COVID Signage
Compliant With Government COVID-19 Procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

NO, all catering is done onsite.
A room hire charge may apply and is subject to availability.
Car parking is available and is subject to availability. Charges apply.

Event Rooms

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
The Function Centre 462m² 4973ft² (30.2m x 15.3m) (99ft x 50ft)
400
215
150
231
130
330
600
160
-
Kardinia And Barwon 221.85m² 2388ft² (14.5m x 15.3m) (48ft x 50ft)
300
165
110
161
85
230
400
120
-
Kardinia 128m² 1378ft² (14.5m x 8.7m) (48ft x 29ft)
150
80
60
80
55
110
200
65
-
Barwon 98.6m² 1061ft² (14.5m x 6.8m) (48ft x 22ft)
100
60
40
63
45
90
140
55
-
Otway 120.87m² 1301ft² (15.3m x 7.9m) (50ft x 26ft)
130
65
50
70
45
100
160
55
-
Broadside 116.8m² 1257ft² (14.6m x 8m) (48ft x 26ft)
100
60
40
56
40
70
110
45
-
Portside 78.4m² 844ft² (9.8m x 8m) (32ft x 26ft)
60
45
20
40
25
50
80
25
-
Starboard 38.4m² 413ft² (4.8m x 8m) (16ft x 26ft)
20
-
-
-
15
15
40
-
-
Ms. Nautica 42m² 452ft²
48
-
16
21
18
30
50
-
-
Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
The Function Centre462m² (30.2m x 15.3m)
400
215
150
231
130
330
600
160
-
Kardinia And Barwon221.85m² (14.5m x 15.3m)
300
165
110
161
85
230
400
120
-
Kardinia128m² (14.5m x 8.7m)
150
80
60
80
55
110
200
65
-
Barwon98.6m² (14.5m x 6.8m)
100
60
40
63
45
90
140
55
-
Otway120.87m² (15.3m x 7.9m)
130
65
50
70
45
100
160
55
-
Broadside116.8m² (14.6m x 8m)
100
60
40
56
40
70
110
45
-
Portside78.4m² (9.8m x 8m)
60
45
20
40
25
50
80
25
-
Starboard38.4m² (4.8m x 8m)
20
-
-
-
15
15
40
-
-
Ms. Nautica42m²
48
-
16
21
18
30
50
-
-

Accommodation

Superior Queen Room

47 Rooms
2 Adults
From A$180.00

Superior Twin Room

55 Rooms
4 Adults
From A$180.00

Family Room

12 Rooms
4 Adults
From A$195.00

Bayview King Room

18 Rooms
2 Adults
From A$210.00

Apartment Room

4 Rooms
2 Adults
From A$250.00

Suite

2 Rooms
2 Adults
From A$380.00

Packages

Christmas Package

Christmas is creeping up once again, it is time to start planning your end of year celebration. Celebrate your peers and the year that was in the Geelong Events Centre, located at Rydges Geelong. GEC caters for groups from 50 to 600 people. For something a little different why not enjoy a cocktail party at Nautica Pool Bar & Kitchen. We also cater for intimate gatherings of 10 to 50 people. CREATE THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR YOUR TEAM Select your menu package Select your beverage package Want to upgrade.....why not! Spend $5,000+ and you will be eligible for our Christmas party promotion As an added bonus book by 31st October 2023 and receive 5% off your total event booking. *T&C's apply, valid for new bookings only

2 hour canape service with 4 hour beverage package Read more

Contact our experience sales team who will create a package to suit your requirements!

A$90 per person

Full Day Delegate Package

SPECIAL OFFER : Full Day Delegate Package available @ $79 per person Includes: Data Projector & Screen & venue hire with a minimum 50 delegates

Arrival Tea & Coffee, Morning Tea, Working Style Lunch and Afternoon Tea, Flip chart, Whiteboard, Pads, Pens, Mints & Water Read more

Includes Chef Selection of Morning and Afternoon Tea, Working Style Lunch, Fresh Fruit, and a Selection of Tea & Brewed Coffee.

Our Day Delegate Package Also Includes:

  • Note Pads And Pens
  • Bottled Water
  • Whiteboard & Flipchart
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Discounted Onsite Parking (Subject To Availability)

 

A$79 per person

Half Day Delegate Package

Arrival Tea & Coffee, Working Style Lunch and Afternoon Tea, Flip chart, Whiteboard, Pads, Pens, Mints & Water Read more

Includes Chef Selection of  Afternoon Tea, Working Style Lunch, Fresh Fruit, and a Selection of Tea & Brewed Coffee.

Our Day Delegate Package Also Includes:

Note Pads And Pens

Mints

Chilled Water

Standard AV Including Screen, Whiteboard & Flipchart

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Discounted Onsite Parking (Subject To Availability)

A$69 per person

Half Day Delegate Package

Arrival Tea & Coffee, Morning Tea and Working Style Lunch, Flip chart, Whiteboard, Pads, Pens, Mints & Water Read more

Includes Chef Selection of  Morning Tea, Working Style Lunch, Fresh Fruit, and a Selection of Tea & Brewed Coffee.

Our Day Delegate Package Also Includes:

Note Pads And Pens

Mints

Chilled Water

Standard AV Including Screen, Whiteboard & Flipchart

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Disconted Onsite Parking (Subject To Availability)

A$69 per person

Wedding Package - 2 Course Set Menu

Plated 3 Course Dinner Read more

Inclusions:

Wedding Co-ordinator

Pre-reception grazing table

3 Course Plated Dinner - alternate drop

4 hour 'Something Simple' beverage package

Pre-reception Bridal party room (subject to availability)

4 hour venue hire (subject to minimum spend)

Personalized menus and table numbers

Cake table

Wedding cake cut and served on platters

Freshly brewed tea & coffee

One night's accommodation for the couple including breakfast for 2 (subject to minimum spend of $12,000)

A$164 per person

Wedding Package - Plated 2 Course

Wedding Package - 2 Course Alternate Drop Read more

Inclusions:

  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Pre-reception grazing table
  • 2 Course Plated Dinner - alternate drop
  • 4 hour 'Something Simple' beverage package
  • Pre-reception Bridal party room (subject to availability)
  • 4 hour venue hire (subject to minimum spend)
  • Personalized menus and table numbers
  • Cake table
  • Wedding cake cut and served with cream & coulis
  • Freshly brewed tea & coffee
  • One night's accommodation for the couple including breakfast for 2 (subject to minimum spend of $12,000)

 

 

A$149 per person

Wedding Package - Cocktail

Cocktail Package Read more

INCLUSIONS:

  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Pre-reception Bridal Party room (subject to availability)
  • 4 hour venue hire
  • Pre-reception grazing table
  • 4 hour beverage package - 'Something Simple'
  • Cocktail Package: 3 hour - 6 small + 2 large (12 small per person + 2 large per person)
  • Cake Table
  • Wedding Cake cut & served on platters
  • Freshly brewed tea & coffee
  • One night's accommodation for wedding couple including breakfast for 2 (only valid with minimum spend of $10,000 +

 

A$139 per person

Plated Breakfast

Plated Breakfast Read more

Your plated breakfast is served with individual muesli jars infused with nuts, berries and yoghurt, freshly brewed coffee and herbal teas

A$30 per person

Cocktail Package

Cocktail Package from $90 per person Read more

2 hour canape service + 4 hour beverage service

A$90 per person

Dinner Package

2 Course dinner package Read more

Plated 2 course alternate drop + 2 hour beverage package

A$109 per person

Working Lunch

Working lunch Read more

Chef's selection of assorted sandwiches, salad, slices, tea, coffee & juice

A$29 per person

Private

Private Parties Read more

Cocktail events from $40 per person

A$40 per person

Residential Conference

Residential Conference Read more

Twin share accommodation, day delegate package and 2 course set menu dinner

A$299 per person

School Package

School Function Read more

2 hour canapes + 3 hour non-alcoholic beverage package

A$55 per person
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Christmas Package

Christmas is creeping up once again, it is time to start planning your end of year celebration. Celebrate your peers and the year that was in the Geelong Events Centre, located at Rydges Geelong. GEC caters for groups from 50 to 600 people. For something a little different why not enjoy a cocktail party at Nautica Pool Bar & Kitchen. We also cater for intimate gatherings of 10 to 50 people. CREATE THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR YOUR TEAM Select your menu package Select your beverage package Want to upgrade.....why not! Spend $5,000+ and you will be eligible for our Christmas party promotion As an added bonus book by 31st October 2023 and receive 5% off your total event booking. *T&C's apply, valid for new bookings only

2 hour canape service with 4 hour beverage package Read more

Contact our experience sales team who will create a package to suit your requirements!

A$90 per person

Full Day Delegate Package

SPECIAL OFFER : Full Day Delegate Package available @ $79 per person Includes: Data Projector & Screen & venue hire with a minimum 50 delegates

Arrival Tea & Coffee, Morning Tea, Working Style Lunch and Afternoon Tea, Flip chart, Whiteboard, Pads, Pens, Mints & Water Read more

Includes Chef Selection of Morning and Afternoon Tea, Working Style Lunch, Fresh Fruit, and a Selection of Tea & Brewed Coffee.

Our Day Delegate Package Also Includes:

  • Note Pads And Pens
  • Bottled Water
  • Whiteboard & Flipchart
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Discounted Onsite Parking (Subject To Availability)

 

A$79 per person

Half Day Delegate Package

Arrival Tea & Coffee, Working Style Lunch and Afternoon Tea, Flip chart, Whiteboard, Pads, Pens, Mints & Water Read more

Includes Chef Selection of  Afternoon Tea, Working Style Lunch, Fresh Fruit, and a Selection of Tea & Brewed Coffee.

Our Day Delegate Package Also Includes:

Note Pads And Pens

Mints

Chilled Water

Standard AV Including Screen, Whiteboard & Flipchart

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Discounted Onsite Parking (Subject To Availability)

A$69 per person

Half Day Delegate Package

Arrival Tea & Coffee, Morning Tea and Working Style Lunch, Flip chart, Whiteboard, Pads, Pens, Mints & Water Read more

Includes Chef Selection of  Morning Tea, Working Style Lunch, Fresh Fruit, and a Selection of Tea & Brewed Coffee.

Our Day Delegate Package Also Includes:

Note Pads And Pens

Mints

Chilled Water

Standard AV Including Screen, Whiteboard & Flipchart

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Disconted Onsite Parking (Subject To Availability)

A$69 per person

Wedding Package - 2 Course Set Menu

Plated 3 Course Dinner Read more

Inclusions:

Wedding Co-ordinator

Pre-reception grazing table

3 Course Plated Dinner - alternate drop

4 hour 'Something Simple' beverage package

Pre-reception Bridal party room (subject to availability)

4 hour venue hire (subject to minimum spend)

Personalized menus and table numbers

Cake table

Wedding cake cut and served on platters

Freshly brewed tea & coffee

One night's accommodation for the couple including breakfast for 2 (subject to minimum spend of $12,000)

A$164 per person

Wedding Package - Plated 2 Course

Wedding Package - 2 Course Alternate Drop Read more

Inclusions:

  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Pre-reception grazing table
  • 2 Course Plated Dinner - alternate drop
  • 4 hour 'Something Simple' beverage package
  • Pre-reception Bridal party room (subject to availability)
  • 4 hour venue hire (subject to minimum spend)
  • Personalized menus and table numbers
  • Cake table
  • Wedding cake cut and served with cream & coulis
  • Freshly brewed tea & coffee
  • One night's accommodation for the couple including breakfast for 2 (subject to minimum spend of $12,000)

 

 

A$149 per person

Wedding Package - Cocktail

Cocktail Package Read more

INCLUSIONS:

  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Pre-reception Bridal Party room (subject to availability)
  • 4 hour venue hire
  • Pre-reception grazing table
  • 4 hour beverage package - 'Something Simple'
  • Cocktail Package: 3 hour - 6 small + 2 large (12 small per person + 2 large per person)
  • Cake Table
  • Wedding Cake cut & served on platters
  • Freshly brewed tea & coffee
  • One night's accommodation for wedding couple including breakfast for 2 (only valid with minimum spend of $10,000 +

 

A$139 per person

Plated Breakfast

Plated Breakfast Read more

Your plated breakfast is served with individual muesli jars infused with nuts, berries and yoghurt, freshly brewed coffee and herbal teas

A$30 per person

Cocktail Package

Cocktail Package from $90 per person Read more

2 hour canape service + 4 hour beverage service

A$90 per person

Dinner Package

2 Course dinner package Read more

Plated 2 course alternate drop + 2 hour beverage package

A$109 per person

Working Lunch

Working lunch Read more

Chef's selection of assorted sandwiches, salad, slices, tea, coffee & juice

A$29 per person

Private

Private Parties Read more

Cocktail events from $40 per person

A$40 per person

Residential Conference

Residential Conference Read more

Twin share accommodation, day delegate package and 2 course set menu dinner

A$299 per person

School Package

School Function Read more

2 hour canapes + 3 hour non-alcoholic beverage package

A$55 per person
Show more

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1 Customer Reviews

Average Review Score

4.5
Out of 5
Event Space
4.5
Catering
4.5
4.5
Petra Waller
06/05/2019
Event Space: 4.5
Catering: 4.5

Hi Petra, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback as this enables us to improve our product and service. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kerrie

Reply from Rydges Geelong