The EA Initiative were so excited about attending Victoria Park Complex’s “Moveable Feast” last Thursday evening. The torrential rain cleared up for an hour or so, enough time to take advantage of a yummy tour through some of the delightful spaces on offer.
Just like some of the other amazing venues around Brisbane, we’d heard of and attended functions at Vic Park but weren’t aware of everything they had to offer, and boy did this event knock our socks off.
First we had a glass of Chandon in “The Orchard” a yellow striped marquee with a ping pong table, a view of the golfing range to one side and the city to the other, with an ‘urban garden party’ feel. We caught up with the friendly and fabulous events staff- Lois, Jessie and Eve. (These women are experts in creating perfect events).
Next up we were whisked to the “Putting Lounge” for Mojitos and tapas (this was, after all, a Moveable Feast!) a long room with wooden floors and a cosy veranda overlooking the driving range. Including a stylish private bar, this space is big enough for a stand-up cocktail event for 70.
We were pretty full, but couldn’t resist the promise of more cuisine at our next stop, the Marquee, the space with the best city views at the complex. An outdoor area with a gazebo (where a flamenco guitarist was playing) and access to an indoor area with seating for up to 380 guests, we were served fresh barbequed prawns and red wine, and tried out our boomerang skills. (Anyone else know how to clink glasses and boomerang without looking cheesy? If so, please let me know!)
After a bit of a downpour -which just added to the nice effect of the guitar and the fairy lights- we were ushered to the Ballroom for yet more delicious food. All event meals at Vic Park are plated as they come out to guests so are incredibly fresh, using local produce within 120km. Fruit and veg are all sourced from local growers and sauces and marinades are all made on site and from scratch. Vic Park feed up to 3000 delegates a week, so safe to say, know what they are doing.