Join us as we explore new and unique venues in Adelaide and surrounds in our 2020 review. Discover the best venues to host your conference in Adelaide, from buzzing CBD locations to serene semi-rural retreats.
New and Unique Venues with Accommodation
The Playford, MGallery by Sofitel – North Terrace, Adelaide
The Playford Adelaide by MGallery is a boutique hotel in the heart of Adelaide located just 9km from the International Airport. This hotel has a unique design and Art Nouveau ambience and features 182 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and conferencing for 200 people, cabaret-style. This hotel is ideally located opposite Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Casino, and Adelaide Oval and within close walking proximity to the central business district.
For more information : The Playford Hotel
Mount Lofty House – Adelaide Hills
Built as a summer residence for the Hardy family in 1852, this historic house continues to grow its offering to the luxury conferencing market. With a mix of accommodation types including 32 rooms in the historic house, four cottages and now 14 ultra-luxury 6-star suites, Mount Lofty is set in the famous Adelaide Hills wine region. Conferencing and functions can cater for everything from intimate groups right up to 200, banquet-style, in the Piccadilly Panorama as well as the 3-hat fine dining restaurant, Verandah.
The next instalment of residences at Mount Lofty, Sequoya Lodge, opens in November this year with 14 6-star suites, guest private lounge and conferencing for 28, designed for high-end exclusive events.
For more information: Mt Lofty House
SkyCity – North Terrace, Adelaide
SkyCity opens its luxury branded 12 storey hotel – Eos – in late 2020. In addition to the 120 guest rooms, Eos by SkyCity will feature two signature restaurants – one of which will occupy the rooftop – a spa and wellness centre, swimming pool, fitness centre and event space for up to 650 delegates. Accommodation opens December 2020 and the function spaces by February 2021.
For more information: Eos by SkyCity
Adelaide Oval Hotel – War Memorial Drive, Adelaide
Under the plans, the boutique 138-room Adelaide Oval Hotel will be integrated into the eastern façade of the existing structure and will be open by August 2020 in time for the ICC World T20. Some of the largest conferencing facilities in SA are located at Adelaide Oval.
Crowne Plaza – Frome Street, Adelaide
Located in the city’s East End, Crowne Plaza has 329 guest rooms, including 51 twin rooms, two dining options – Koomo Restaurant and Bar, a Japanese-Australian fusion venue, and Luna10, a poolside bar and cocktail lounge serving up Japanese-inspired tasting plates. There are four function spaces including a ballroom that seats 190 people for dinner. Now opening in October 2020.
For more information: Crowne Plaza – Adelaide
Sofitel – Currie Street, Adelaide
Expected to open in early 2021, this 5-star Sofitel will have 257 hotel rooms, four food and drink venues, a pool, gym, and a signature Sofitel club lounge.
For more information: Sofitel – News Article
QT Hotel – Currie Street, Adelaide – Opening 2021
The Westin – King William Street, Adelaide – Opening 2022
Venues without Accommodation
The Lion Arts Factory – North Terrace, Adelaide
Lion Arts Factory is a multi-purpose space situated in the heart of the Adelaide, opposite the Convention Centre. A unique and versatile heritage-listed building with a contemporary fit-out, encompassing a beer garden, mezzanine, two large open spaces and intimate downstairs rooms. Lion Arts Factory was rejuvenated in 2019 and is now hosting functions of 40 to 600, with the ability to extend this capacity further through the use of the external courtyard.
For more information: Lion Arts Factory
Chateau Apollo – Frome Street, Adelaide
Chateau Apollo is a multi-purpose event space housed in a 78-year-old CBD warehouse on one of Adelaide’s most prominent corners. Located in the heart of the East End, Chateau Apollo is a rustic blank canvas suitable for a range of events. A combination of historic features and modern amenities make it a unique city setting like no other. This industrial light-filled space can be transformed for any occasion or style of event and fully catered by Comida Catering Co. that offers a wide selection of modern Spanish cuisine.
For more information: Chateau Apollo
National Wine Centre of Australia – Corner of Hackney Rd & Botanic Rd, Adelaide
The National Wine Centre of Australia offers flexible spaces with natural light and spectacular architecture. The complex also features outdoor terrace areas with views of the Centre’s own vineyard and the Botanic Gardens. Conference facilities include state-of-the-art technical and audiovisual equipment and pillar-less function venues. Choose from six function rooms, perfectly suited to any event from 10 to 1000 people
For more information: National Wine Centre
PS If you’re considering Melbourne as a conference destination, check out our New and Unique Venues in Melbourne blog right here!