The Hilton Melbourne South Wharf welcomed LATTE and other media for a winter dinner dance to celebrate the launch of its new signature meetings and event space, Woodside. Guests sipped on flutes of Moët on the heated, undercover outdoor terrace, which can operate as a breakout area, or a function venue in its own right.
We then moved inside to the ballroom which was set in a banquet configuration seating up to 140 guests. This space can also be used as four intimate rooms.
The cuisine began with either a pear smoked duck breast or grilled king prawn in chestnut soup entrée, prepared under the direction of Chef Glenn Wright. Sam Warren-White, Marketing Manager at the Hilton, welcomed guests and General Manager Craig Bonner invited everyone to “eat, drink and be merry!” After a five-month, multi-million-dollar renovation of the hotel’s ground floor, the Hilton South Wharf now offers 450m² of event space. The design subtly compliments bold metal features with warm timbers, paying homage to the wharfing industry, which the hotel’s location previously cater too.
The property is nestled conveniently between the DFO Shopping Centre and is the only hotel with direct internal access to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, making it the ideal hub for a business or leisure trip. The evening concluded with live music, dancing and a delicious chocolate fondant, berry meringue and ginger and crème fraiche desert.