Demand for the many new event spaces available at Adelaide Oval is soaring as the redeveloped venue’s reputation for hosting outstanding functions continues to spread – both nationally and internationally.
Adelaide Oval has long been one of Australia’s most recognisable and prestigious venues. Its prominent location as the centrepiece of a revitalised riverbank precinct, along with stunning panoramic views over the oval’s hallowed turf, the city of Adelaide, St Peter’s Cathedral and beyond, provides a unique setting to entertain clients, celebrate milestones or network in style.
A $535 million redevelopment, completed in 2014, increased the number of purpose-built function spaces from six to 23, giving this world famous venue unprecedented flexibility in its range of offerings.
Catering for groups ranging in size from two to 3000 people, Adelaide Oval hosts all manner of business events, from board meetings for local companies to international conventions.
Adelaide Oval’s bold, contemporary redevelopment is matched by the highest quality South Australian food and wine. A commitment to use and celebrate local produce is an important element of the Oval’s identity as an iconic South Australian destination.
To ensure that our operations build upon the tremendous affection and ownership felt by the people of South Australia for the Oval, a philosophy of excellence underpins everything we do. Our approach to every event, small or large, is firmly focused on ensuring every aspect is held to the highest standards. From the early concept stages and planning right through to seamless execution on the day, no detail is too small to consider.
Adelaide Oval has enjoyed a proud history as one of Australia’s premier sporting and entertainment venues for more than 140 years. Since its substantial redevelopment in 2014, a new body has been formed to oversee the management and operation of the stadium. In its first year of operation the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (AOSMA) has been inundated with demand from the business sector.
In fact, interest in the new facility has been so strong that staff initially struggled to keep up with telephone enquiries. This has translated into a new chapter in Adelaide Oval’s story, catering for a number and variety of guests unheard of in South Australia before.
From October 16, 2013 (opening day) until now Adelaide Oval has hosted more than 1500 events.
Adelaide Oval caters for clients in a range of sectors, including Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions (MICE), corporate, government and sports, as well as hosting a significant number of social events, such as weddings.
“The response to our new offering has been overwhelmingly positive, particularly from the meetings and events industry with many impressed by the quality and diversity of what we have available,” said Adelaide Oval Functions and Events Sales Manager, Shelagh Stanbridge.
“We’re catering for everything from business meetings, product launches, seminars and more through to conferences for in excess of 450 people. We are taking calls locally, from interstate and overseas with many bookings for years ahead.
“People are being enticed not only by the many function spaces that we have, but also by the quality and exclusivity of the dining experience which showcases the very best of South Australian produce.”
The Adelaide Oval Functions & Events team works closely with the Adelaide Convention Bureau and other local groups to maximise success – with a strong focus on highlighting South Australia as an attractive destination.
“Adelaide is a fantastic location for business events, conferences and meetings and the Oval itself is perfectly located to make for a convenient and memorable experience for delegates,” Shelagh said.
“It’s close to the city and public transport as well as being walking distance from hotels, shops and restaurants. All this, combined with the state-of-the-art new facilities we have available at arguably the world’s most picturesque sporting ground has cemented Adelaide Oval’s reputation as South Australia’s premier functions and events destination.”