Marquee events are a favourite at The Rocks especially for larger events.
The large expanse of the grounds mean that there are a number of stunning sites to locate both traditional marquees and the rustic and atmospheric, Tipi Marquees.
The advantage of a marquee event is the capacity to host a larger event and the romance and atmosphere a marquees lends to your event is perfect for all weather conditions.
Because of the shaded locations available at The Rocks, traditional silk lined marquees as well as the clear roof styles which are traditionally not suitable for the summer month are an option all year round. The earthy tones and high peaked roof of a Tipi marquee and right at home in the natural surrounds of The Rocks.
Both cocktail and seated events are suitable to host in a marquee.
Cocktail events require a smaller sized marquee and all the equipment including wine barrels,
dry bars, cocktail tables and chill out lounges are all included in The Rocks packages.
For seated events pre dinner drinks equipment and tables, chairs and all styling is included in the packages.
If you wish to reduce the overall marquee size, the river room can host your ‘supper club.’
Lounges and cocktail furniture enhance the room and the timber floor is prefect for dancing.
The open style cocktail bar offers drinks and cocktails for your guests after dinner which means that you do not require the extra room in the marquee for a dancefloor. This is very popular option in the winter months.
For events that wish guests to mingle, chat and move around then a cocktail event is the most suitable. Often there is concern that there is not enough food for a cocktail event but The Rocks travelling feast menu with includes substantial canapés, 3 Travelling Feast main courses as well as roving desserts and cheeses platters should alleviate any concerns.
For events wanting to include a hearty and substantial seated menu, the European inspired Banquet menu which is a degustation menu of three separate main courses served one at a time with accompanying wines, means that guests enjoying sharing meals in the centre of the table.
Our sommelier suggests that while this is a slightly different and unconventional menu style
it is inspiring to see guests communicating and chatting as they enjoy their meal.
‘This style of menu has been enjoyed in Europe for years and clearly they know how to bring a group together. It’s the perfect main course!
Three main courses means that even fussiest of eaters can find their own feast and keeps the lads happy even if they have the healthiest of appetites.
This is the secret of the perfect event- great food, great service and great wine.’