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Partner News: Level up your next business event with these 3 truly unique event venues and experiences

If you run a company or are organising any kind of event or conference, you’re going to want to thoroughly research the best and most innovative meeting spaces.

Don’t let your creative juices dry up because you keep hosting your events in uninspiring locations. It’s time to put your routine on hold to try something new! Your delegates will appreciate venues in stunning settings and iconic group experiences.

Our spectacular region offers a range of venues to suit groups of all sizes, and in the most unexpected of locations. Let’s check out a few of the unique venues which you can find scattered throughout Geelong and The Bellarine.


Imagine hosting your next business event centre stage on the home soil and field of the 2022 season AFL Grand Final team – The Geelong Cats. Take over the football field and stadium, erect a marquee in the middle of the ground, host an open-air cocktail event. You name it, Higher Mark can deliver it! Give your next event it’s own distinctive style by taking advantage of Higher Mark’s unique on field and back-of-house stadium facilities. With options including on-ground access, stadium tours, glass floor room which overlooks the change rooms and scoreboards. Hosting your event at GMHBA’s Higher Mark will give your guests a truly unique and memorable experience they won’t get anywhere else.

If an event on the field isn’t your thing, Higher Mark has a total of 32 premium event spaces, so you are not without choice. The versatile venue can be adapted to suit all event size requirements with facilities for two to 2,450 guests. The sophisticated event spaces deliver the perfect venue for all types of events ranging from conferences, exhibitions, business meetings, to social functions, and more.

The Werribee Open Range Zoo:

You don’t necessarily have to travel to Africa to experience an African wildlife adventure! What do you mean, we hear you say? Well are you in for a real treat! Experience African wildlife in Werribee at The Werribee Open Range Zoo! Sitting on over 200 hectares of beautiful natural surrounds just 30 minutes from Melbourne, this is a venue and experience that should absolutely be seen to be believed!

Be completely immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the savannah with an Off Road Safari then head behind the scenes to meet the fierce lions and gorillas as they roam the fields, or give the Zoo keepers a helping hand to feed the graceful giraffe!

The Werribee Open Range Zoo has the ability to not only host a conference, banquet dinner even a corporate family day, but once you are done with the formalities why not extend your business event and take it into the night – or better yet overnight!

For the ultimate out of Africa experience book an overnight Slumber Safari and stay in luxury tented lodges, that still (and most importantly) include all the creature comforts, for example: ensuite, fans and electric blankets. During this fully hosted experience you experience a range of amazing close-up animal encounters, drinks and dips at sunset, a sumptuous dinner and awesome night-time activities including a private night walk.

Looking to add an element of unique entertainment – The Zoo has you covered. Consider adding African performers to the experience and infuse the night with the beats of the drum and songs of their countries.









The Carousel is a custom made glass pavilion which features a fully restored actual carousel built originally in 1892. To say this feature alone is sure to add a little magic to any event, is an understatement!

Inside the glass pavilion on the Geelong waterfront, the antique carousel features 36 traditional merry-go-round horses and two chariots, all made of hand-carved wood. It’s one of only 200 in operation around the world.

Best of all, the carousel is still operative and can be set to run throughout your business event. Use The Carousel for corporate functions, launches and receptions. Whatever the celebration or event, an event at The Carousel is sure to be one all your guests will remember for years to come.

Looking for more unique venue ideas? Reach out to the team to discuss today. Every unique event begins with an idea and the team at Business Events Geelong is here to bring ideas to life.


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