New event space for Hobart’s waterfront precinct

Construction has begun on the much anticipated redevelopment of Princes Wharf Shed No.1 in Hobart's Sullivans Cove waterfront precinct.

Construction has begun on the much anticipated redevelopment of Princes Wharf Shed No.1 in Hobart’s Sullivans Cove waterfront precinct.

The redevelopment will create an expansive multi-purpose event space capable of seating 1500  for an offsite dinner with absolute waterfrontage. The space will be available for events from August 2011 onwards and bookings can be facilitated through Business Events Tasmania now.

Artist impression of the new Hobart event venue

Business Events Tasmania CEO Stuart Nettlefold said that this development was exactly what Tasmania needed to facilitate business events of over 1000  selecting Tasmania as a destination of choice.

“This multipurpose space not only provides an offsite dinner venue for 1500, but can also be adapted to any kind of business event, such as tradeshows, seminars and corporate events.The space is dividable to create smaller internal spaces, seating around 300 in each, and includes an outdoor decked area facing historic Salamanca, ideal for cocktail functions,”he said.

“Onsite is a commercial kitchen facility designed for offsite catering, flexible technological and lighting infrastructure, tiered seating (500 capacity) and a portable stage.


The newly renovated shed will be available for events from August 2011.

“When the space is not being utilised for business events, it will be a hub of music, arts and culture – providing an ongoing attraction for delegates within easy walking distance of major conference accommodation venues and right next to the famous Salamanca Markets. This is an exciting development for Tasmania and the business events industry.”

The space will also be utilised by iconic Tasmanian events such as the Taste of Tasmania, part of Hobart’s Summer Festival, MONA Foma and Beerfest.

For more information on this exciting development, contact Business Events Tasmania on (03) 6224 6852.

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