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IMPRESSIVE POP-UP EXPERIENCES FOR YOUR NEXT BUSINESS EVENT
From transportable event spaces to cultural experiences, these inventive pop-ups are bound to surprise and delight guests at your next Australian business event.
Pop-up dining experts Fervor can stage outdoor dining experiences in spectacular locations throughout Western Australia, and have extensive experience working with business events groups. Focussing on locally sourced, seasonal produce and highlighting native ingredients, the team prides itself on having strong ties to the land, environment and community, and leaves no trace of an event upon its completion.
In Tasmania, Saffire Freycinet offers a pop-up seafood experience that is worth donning a pair of waders for. Groups staying at this Luxury Lodge of Australia on Tasmania’s east coast can savour the taste of freshly shucked oysters while standing knee-deep in the water they were harvested from. Delegates will discover the secrets of a working oyster farm before indulging on the ocean delicacies with a glass of Tasmanian sparkling wine.
Experience Nature Group stages pop-up wilderness retreats in stunning locations around Canberra and southern New South Wales. Catering for up to 200 guests, these glamping tents can be combined with outdoor activities like truffle foraging, open-air cooking, mountain biking and farm visits. Delegates can celebrate the day's achievements by the campfire, then take a few steps to their bell tent at the end of the night.
Similarly, Flashcamp provides temporary luxury tent accommodation for groups of up to 400 guests and has brought their glamping experience to a range of destinations around Australia: from Kakadu National Park to Byron Bay and even on an island in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
For an impressive pop-up event space try the Atrium by Harry the Hirer. With capacity for up to 700 people for a cocktail-style event and 500 for seated dining, this conservatory-like marquee features a soaring cathedral ceiling, panoramic glass walls and a generous terrace. Based in Melbourne, the space is completely mobile, so talk to the team about having it transported to your location of choice.
For smaller groups, Australian Venue Co offers stylish pop-up igloos at various locations around Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney. These transparent bubbles are set up at scenic city venues and can be hired exclusively for business events groups. Bespoke touches can be added for private events, and catering and drinks packages can be included.
Sunset over Uluru is best enjoyed with a drink in hand, which is why Longitude 131° - one of the Luxury Lodges of Australia - sets up an exclusive pop-up bar at the Uluru sunset viewing area each evening. Located in prime position whilst ensuring privacy for guests, the pop-up bar serves cold beverages and canapés to complement the spectacular views of Uluru.
Head west to the sandy shores of the Cape Range National Park in Western Australia and delegates will discover a pop-up experience with equally impressive views at another of the Luxury Lodges of Australia. Weather permitting, the team at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef can set up an artisan gin bar in the sand dunes near this five-star beach camp. With a West Australian-made gin and tonic in hand, guests can watch the sun set over the Ningaloo Reef with their toes in the sand.
To add a splash of colour and culture to a future business event, arrange for Maruku Arts to set up an immersive art activation at your venue of choice. Usually based at Uluru in the Northern Territory, this not-for-profit Aboriginal owned art organisation can bring an artist to your event to demonstrate the traditional art of Aboriginal dot painting. For an interactive experience, delegates can contribute to a group mural on an onsite art wall.
Another pop-up art experience to consider is The Illustration Room. They work with a range of Australian artists who can attend your event venue and hand-paint murals on site, create visual records of team activities via live graphic recordings or do live drawing to inject a little more creative flair into your next business event.
Published: 25 February 2021