Cumulus Inc. Eating House and Bar opened in 2008 and is located in the midst of Melbourne's famous art and fashion precinct, Flinders Lane. Celebrating the historic turn of the century rag trade building in which it is housed; the space is a busy and social hub offering Andrew McConnell's acclaimed food.
Cumulus Inc. caters exclusively for private events in the Arc One Gallery, positioned adjacent to the restaurant on the ground floor. The stunning art space represents some of Australia's most highly respected contemporary artists, featuring their work in a series of monthly changing exhibitions. Soaring ceilings, natural wooden flooring and white walls provide a sophisticated backdrop for each exhibition and offers guests the unique opportunity to literally dine amongst the artwork.
Awarded one Chef's Hat by The Age Good Food Guide each year since 2010, Cumulus Inc. seamlessly translates it's dining philosophy into the event environment, offering seasonal menus to share that feature the very best in local produce.
The Cumulus Inc. slow roast lamb shoulder is a signature dish of the restaurant and a highlight of seated event menus, whilst delicious morsels such as spanner crab lettuce cups and confit duck waffles are served roving around the room for stand-up cocktail parties. Canapés on arrival, freshly shucked oysters or cheese & charcuterie tables are just some of the added elements that can enhance the offering at an event.
Curated beverage packages present wines that best complement the menu style of Cumulus Inc., or the knowledgeable wine team can customise a beverage selection to suit the event with featured wines from the comprehensive cellar list.
Arrival cocktails, pre-dinner wine tastings or post-dinner tipples can also provide a memorable edge to the celebration.
From intimate gatherings and special celebrations to presentations and launch events, the versatile space can be styled to suit a range of occasions and event formats. Long rectangle tables are dressed with white on white linen for a sleek aesthetic and each table setting features Riedel glassware and Australian made crockery.
For cocktail events, high top bar tables are scattered through the space, creating the right atmosphere for networking and encourages movement throughout the room.
Simple audio-visual requirements could include a projection easily and effectively projected onto the white walls, or a package can be modified to suite more elaborate set-ups that require staging, LCD screens or lighting affects. Professional and experienced AV experts, Select AV, provide customised quotes and solutions for any style of event.
For a vibrant focal piece, local boutique florist Flowers Vasette can create a dramatic installation that is fixed to the high roof beams of the gallery. Or for elegant simplicity, seasonal arrangements can be scattered in vases along the tables and around the room.
With a team of experienced event professionals to guide you through the planning process and a product that speaks for itself, an event by Cumulus Inc. in the Arc One Gallery is one that makes for a truly impressive occasion.
Seated Capacity – 70 guests over 2 x long tables
One Long Table - 40 guests
Two Long Tables – 70 guests
Multiple Tables - 64 guests
Theatre – 70 guests
Cocktail – 100 guests