If you can get the venue and organise parking and access to bring blinky stuff in then that looks like and awesome venue. Looks like Subway and Micky D's as well as a bakery are within a short stones throw so no need for a BBQ.I've asked if I can use the work kitchen area. It has tables, wifi and a big screen. It's at 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank. I'm waiting to see if security will allow attendees to buzz through into the carpark and get access to the lifts. It's a nice kitchen, but there's no bbq facilities ;-)
If it works, I'm ok to take care of the venue side of things, if others can coordinate the rest.
I'm hoping to get an answer by the end of the week, and then you all can decide if it ticks the boxes.
Thanks for looking into it @daunce . Often locking down the venue is the biggest hurdle - once we get there, everything else just flows, so fingers crossed we can find one soon.Sorry all. Request for use of the work kitchen area has been denied.
I hope there's other options available.
Out of curiosity is the community hall free for all day Saturday and Sunday on any other weekend? The extra 35km or so from Melb cbd out to the hall is no biggy after already traveling the 150km to get to Melb but having Saturday limited to effectively half a day is a bit of killer. Also is it possible to see a pic or 2 of the venue as being able to fit 30 people doesn't necessarily mean it will be easy to fit 20+ people as well as a bunch of blinky stuff in there as well.HI All.
I have a contact who helps operate/maintain the Arther Wren Hall in Hampton Park. Unfortunately the smaller meeting room within this hall is booked on 19-20/5, however there is a 2nd "community room" that is right next door that can hold up to 30 people, has kitchen, toilet and table/chairs, and access to main carpark.
The cost? FREE!! As we are community project (if anyone asks )
The only downside at this stage is we could only get access from 12.30 on the Saturday until around 6 at the latest, but all day Sunday (8-4) should be fine.
I know this isn't central for Melbourne, but at least parking and venue hire is free, so that may offset costs for those who need to travel.
I need to confirm back if we definitely want to secure this by Monday, so if I could get your interest by no later than COB Sunday 18/2, that would be greatly appreciated