This week on ‘Behind the Door With’ I’m back in Melbourne visiting a very exciting events space and meeting the team at Showtime Events Centre. Located in Melbourne’s new South Wharf, a fantastic boardwalk along the Yarra River, the venue has beautiful uninterrupted city views and an edgy industrial style that pays homage to the original Shed 11’s heritage.
As I approach the warehouse style building from bustling South Wharf, I am immediately drawn to the giant, cinema style, light box and it’s clear that Showtime is a fitting name for the venue. I meet Karinda, the wedding coordinator, who tells me that the light box can be customized to feature a couple’s name and wedding date or a fun party phrase to really get guests in the mood!
Karinda tells me that the building was originally Shed 11, and has been restored as a heritage listed building with respect to the original features and materials that make it so special. I love the polished timber floorboards and original trusses that really bring home the industrial look. There’s also been some glamour added including a bespoke bar with overhead chandeliers making it the perfect mix of old and new.
Getting that mix just right must have been tricky and Karinda says one of the most important things for Showtime is creating a sense of comfort and home, even in an industrial style space. I’m surprised by how cosy the space actually is while still remaining grand and exciting. It looks stunning as is – but is also enough of a blank enough canvas to add your own wedding style whether that is rustic or glam.
Food is a big deal at Showtime Events Centre and they make a point of keeping their selection to restaurant standard. There’s also a big emphasis on fun – guests can enjoy canapés on arrival in the riverside marquee and there is a private bridal suite for the girls to get ready in.
Showtime Events Centre is perfect for the couple who are looking for fun and a little bit of drama – it sure would make for an outstanding party!
Images via Showtime Events Centre
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Love the glam industrial look; definitely the place for an unforgettable wedding!
About Amelia Waddell of Make Your Day Wedding Styling: I’m a wedding stylist and proud store owner who loves to chat weddings with everyone and anyone! I love to talk shop with other business owners (particularly over some chocolate cake!) and am the first to try and have a sticky beak behind the scenes of any event. My free time is spent ‘investigating’ new cafes, stores and events. Make Your Day Wedding Styling is my creative outlet and I love nothing more than that ten minutes just before the guests enter the wedding reception, it feels like a special sort of magic!