Atlantic Group is a premier venue, catering, and event management specialist with a refined focus on challenging hospitality industry norms through innovation across corporate and social celebrations, off-site catering, restaurant cuisine and bar ambience. Venue at a glance Peninsula is Melbourne’s most glamorous and avant-garde waterfront event space. From the moment you enter, you’ll be overwhelmed by its sheer size. Its design was inspired by London’s iconic Tate Modern Museum and features nine metre high ceilings, exposed trusses and huge floor to ceiling windows flanked by the original loading doors of the shed. Peninsula has a contemporary colour palette of black, white and grey and includes a stunning 66-metre crystal chandelier streaking along one side of the room. Features Peninsula has the versatility to be broken into two independent spaces via an operable wall. Its audio visual and lighting systems are state-of-the-art and its on-site staff offer a creative approach to technical design and production. Cuisine This spectacular venue is one of the largest in Victoria with a capacity of 1488 for a sit down dinner and 2500 guests for a cocktail party. Great attention to detail has been placed on the culinary experience, with a large, diverse and delectable range of menu options. Peninsula offers a refined, modern Australian menu including an extensive array of plated dishes from traditional style through to more exotic creations designed by Atlantic Group's Executive Chef - Catering Operations, Tom Milligan. In keeping with the versatility of the venue, a wide selection of speciality food stations are available as well as an informal BBQ menu. Conference and exhibition In partnering with its local accommodation providers, and utilising its avant-garde spaces on Central Pier, residential conferencing with Atlantic Group takes on a modern twist. Stepping outside the far too common four grey walls, Peninsula encourages the introduction of 'colour psychology' to conference themeing and a wellbeing approach to menu items and activities. Peninsula is currently pushing the envelope on interactive team building experiences, collaborating with some of the industry's most innovative suppliers to create impressive incentive and reward options. Creative use of all the venues across Central Pier result in over 12 break out spaces. Peninsula boasts over 1600 square metres of exhibition space, with the ability to hold up to 74 3x3m booths. Access for cars into the room is also allowed. Accommodation Central Pier is situated amongst a wide range of accommodation options including: - The Sebel Melbourne Docklands: 4.5-star luxury hotel and waterfront serviced apartments - Travelodge Docklands: 4-star hotel with 290 rooms - 133 boutique serviced apartments - Hilton Melbourne South Wharf: International 5-star hotel with 369 rooms In 2016, Docklands will see the arrival of a further three accommodation properties, including Peppers Docklands situated directly across the road from Central Pier. Location Central Pier is in the heart of the growing Docklands business district, located just 1.4 kilometres from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Situated near eight tram routes, including the free City Circle Tram, 900 metres from Southern Cross Station, and just 100 metres from a Melbourne Bike Share docking station. Parking Valet car parking is available on Central Pier at a cost and is subject to availability. There is an abundance of parking at Etihad Stadium opposite Central Pier and excellent access to public transport with trams and nearby Southern Cross Station.