Featured Event // Riverwalk Marquee Extravaganza
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THE EVENT ON CROWN RIVERWALK
When one of our most cherished clients approached us to help them with their very special celebration we knew we had to create something truly unique! We wanted to create a bespoke space – something that guests had never seen before, which led us to working with Dann Event Hire to custom build a clear span marquee with glass walls on the Crown Riverwalk, overlooking the stunning Melbourne Skyline and Yarra River.
An event like this doesn’t just happen overnight – there was an 8-day installation, with 13 different suppliers involved, and many hours of googling the Bureau of Meteorology to keep an eye on that Melbourne weather!
With the end destination kept a top-secret, guests were invited to Club 23 at Crown. As they walked into Club 23, they were greeted by a 50 piece orchestra, and enjoyed champagne and cocktails – however unbeknown to them there was much more to come. Guests were surprised and delighted to be ushered to the Crown Riverwalk, where the ‘real’ celebrations began!
Walking into the marquee was a trip to the Palace of Versailles, with the famed Hall of Mirrors extending the length of the marquee to make the ultimate WOW statement! But we weren’t done yet! There were chandeliers from the ceiling and an abundance of floral and greenery everywhere you looked.
Throughout the evening, the 200 guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner and endless entertainment, with over 100 performers taking to the stage! One of the highlights of the night was a special Broadway performance from Rhonda Burchmore supported by a kick line of 20 showgirls! The night ended in the only way suited to this event, with former Ten Tenor, Ben Clark, performing ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ as an extravagant pyrotechnic show wowed guests. The perfect end to a perfect evening.
This event was a once in a lifetime experience, with thanks to a client who had complete trust in our vision for the event. Our suppliers worked tirelessly alongside us to bring our concept to life – with a special thank you to Dann Event Hire; Crown Events; Style by Nature; Chandelier Hire; ShowFX; Encore Event Technologies; and Showtech.
WHO WAS THE EVENT FOR?
A private client
WHAT WAS YOUR HIGHLIGHT?
There is nothing like seeing your client’s reaction as they walk into a space you’ve been working on for over a year. Plus the joy and surprise in everyone’s eyes as the pyrotechnic show ended the evening.
HOW MANY PYROTECHNIC WERE RELEASED?
A custom 4 minute and 13 seconds pyrotechnic show was created to accompany the client’s favourite song, ‘A Time to Say Goodbye’.
HOW MANY FLOWERS WERE USED?
After many days and nights of prep work, the team at Style By Nature filled a 3 tonne truck with floral and greenery, which was brimming to overload. This truly added an element of elegance and luxury to this amazing event.
HOW MANY (AND NAMES OF) PERFORMERS?
We had over 100 musicians, performers and artists entertain guests throughout the evening, being:
Rhonda Burchmore, Paulini , Southern Beat Productions, PJ Lane, Ben Clark , Ziggy Clements and company , Scott Carne and Band, Australian Youth Band and True Music
WHAT DID THE GUESTS EAT?
Crown Melbourne Executive Chef Kelly Jackson prepared for guests
Sesame crusted tataki salmon, cucumber daikon salad, ginger glaze, micro coriander
Cured and lightly smoked Hiramasa kingfish, snow pea and edamame salad, fingerlime, red tobiko, yuzu dressing
Oven roasted free range chicken breast, pumpkin and sage gnocchi, wild mushroom and spinach ragout, pan jus
Slow roasted 120 day grain fed Riverine Black Angus whole beef tenderloin, artichoke, pea and spinach risotto, orange glazed carrot, Pinot Noir sauce
Apple tart tatin , vanilla crème anglaise, cinnamon ice cream
And of course the incredible cake, a replica of the one guests enjoyed 50 years ago, created by Crown’s Patisserie Chefs
EVENT SUPPLIER CREDITS
PHOTOGRAPHERS: James Thomas & Fiona Hamilton
EVENT MANAGEMENT & STYLING: Trumpet Events
LOCATION: Crown Riverwalk
MARQUEE & FURNITURE: DANN EVENT HIRE
FLORIST: Styled By Nature
LIGHTING & AV: Encore Event Technologies
SPECIAL EFFECTS: ShowFX Australia
CHANDELIERS: Chandelier Hire