Located in the heart of the Geelong’s spectacular waterfront & heart of the city, you can find the historic Sailors’ Rest building, fully renovated and standing tall over Corio bay.
With a nautical feel and heritage highlights, Sailors’ Rest can accommodate a variety of events in the three function spaces that are both varied and unique, accommodating parties as small as 20 and as large as 180.
GROUND FLOOR RESTAURANT
A bright and beautiful space surrounded by large windows that can be opened up to allow the breeze of Corio Bay in.
With an incredible view of the Geelong Waterfront and Customs Lawn, the ground floor accommodates seated functions with a set menu.
The conservatory can be partitioned off to be semi-private for groups of 20, or private for groups of 40-60 people.
Alternatively, the entire restaurant is available for functions with 80-100 people.
Please note there is a minimum of 20 people required for this option and meals will be served as an alternate drop.
SECOND FLOOR LOUNGE BAR
With a second story view over the Geelong Waterfront, this space is the largest for comfortable and casual gatherings.
With a large bar, fireplaces and lounge seating this floor is suited to fit groups of 80 to 180 for cocktail style events outside of regular trading hours, or can nestle a group of minimum 20- maximum 30 at the captain’s table, and minimum 30 to maximum 70 (weather permitting) in the fireside lounge within regular hours.
Lounge function areas require a minimum 2 hour canapes package to secure a booking with a guarantee you will not go hungry.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- available for private functions
Thursday & Friday 3pm-1am
For exclusive use of the lounge outside trading hours there is a minimum requirement of a 3 hour Sailors’ Package. For functions over 100 people there will be no room hire fee however you do have fewer numbers please enquire as we would be happy to accommodate accordingly.
BACKYARD BEER GARDEN
A gorgeous outdoor area along the beautiful Customs Lawn water feature set with high top tables, lined with an oversized fire place, TV’s and a designated bar makes it the perfect space to have it all.
The beer garden suits a casual cocktail event with a minimum of 30 and maximum of 50 guests to comfortably fit under our beautiful glass roof.
Beer Garden functions require a minimum 2 hour canape package to secure a booking with a guarantee you will not go hungry.
Note: In accordance with the Council Regulations, all Beer Garden functions are to conclude by 10pm