Cairns Harbourside Hotel launches new tropically themed event packages

Cairns Harbourside Hotel launches new tropically themed event packages
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Cairns Harbourside Hotel has launched a new collection of tropically themed packages to cater for special events ranging from incentive group dinners and VIP networking functions to weddings and parties.

    The hotel is one of the region’s most established, located on the city’s famous Esplanade and overlooking Trinity Bay. With its extensive tropical gardens – including a ‘secret garden’ – the waterfront hotel is perfectly designed to host colourful and vibrant functions and events.

    The hotel’s events and banqueting team has created special packages incorporating the hotel’s picturesque natural spaces into a wide range of small to medium-sized functions.

    Cairns Harbourside Hotel has been refreshed.

    General manager Glen Macdonald says that following the hotel’s rebranding earlier this year, the team has been focusing on incorporating Cairns’ tropical environment into every aspect of the guest’s stay.

    “When event organisers are planning a function in Cairns, the demand is to bring the destination into the theming, and we are fortunate to have extensive tropical gardens that are perfect for incorporating into any event,” Macdonald said.

    “Even if groups want to use our more traditional interior spaces, we can make the event special by hosting lunches, dinners, cocktail functions and breakout sessions in the gardens.

    “For weddings, we are a one-stop event space because we have Trinity Bay just across from the front of the hotel, and it is a perfect setting for atmospheric photos. The gardens – particularly our Secret Garden – also provide a beautiful setting, and our banqueting team are renowned for indulgent catering based around the region’s tropical cuisine.”

    Tropical events at Cairns Harbourside Hotel.

    Function spaces 

    The Garden Terrace 
    Suitable for up to 80 guests, the leafy surrounds of the versatile Garden Terrace space provides a relaxed all-weather venue with views across the parklands towards Cairns Esplanade and Trinity Bay. The space is ideal for cocktail-style standup events or long table sit-down feasts.

    The Secret Garden 
    This intimate alfresco space can cater for up to 30 guests in a hidden destination amongst the palms. The Secret Garden is nestled under a tropical canopy, and the expansive lawns offer a secluded spot for small drinks receptions, stand-up canapes or even a themed picnic.

    The Patio 
    Perfect for evening alfresco events under the stars and fairy lights, The Patio is an open-air space ideal for cocktail parties of up to 40 guests. It can also be used for sunny daytime networking events, with views across to Trinity Bay and its parklands.

    The Deck 
    For casual poolside events, surrounded by tropical gardens and with views of The Esplanade and Trinity Bay, The Deck can host up to 40 guests in alfresco style.

    The Verandah
    The Verandah provides a bright space for up to 60 in all-weather comfort adjacent to the shimmering sapphire-blue pool, overlooking Trinity Bay. Serviced by the award-winning Harbourside Bar & Kitchen, the space is popular for special occasion sit-down lunches and dinners, including weddings and signature events. It is also popular for networking events, stand-up canapes and cocktail receptions.

    The Atrium
    Grand banquets for up to 120 guests can be held in The Atrium. With a cathedral ceiling and atmospheric pendant lights, this stunning air-conditioned space decorated with florals and greenery adjoins The Verandah, which has views of the pool and the Esplanade.

    The Cairns Harbourside Hotel’s creative functions team can also coordinate spaces for break-out groups and after-parties to ensure a memorable event. The hotel can combine the outside spaces with four more traditional function rooms with a capacity for up to 120 delegates.

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