Melbourne events are set to receive a colourful makeover with St Kilda’s iconic Luna Park launching its new, spectacular function spaces this October.
Over a year in the making, the new venues will offer Melburnians the opportunity to host their corporate and private functions in style. The Stardust Room (named for days gone by) offers space for cocktail parties of up to 150 people or 120 people for formal dining. With a money-can’t-buy view over Port Phillip Bay, the Moon Deck rooftop venue, can comfortably host cocktail parties of up to 100 people.
“It is incredibly exciting to unveil our new Café Luna and function spaces, with contemporary facilities and a breathtaking façade which is like nothing Melbourne has seen before” said Luna Park CEO Mary Stuart.
“We want this building to expand and diversify the events we host and to provide new vistas of St Kilda, our beautiful bay and the fairy tale lights of Luna Park. As well as access to our wide range of exhilarating rides, event hosts will be able to cater to their guests with a fresh food menu created by our talented gourmet caterers”.
It’s also time to meet the new faces of Luna Park as the St. Kilda landmark prepares to unveil its latest artistic masterpiece. The famous Mr Moon entrance has an impressive new group of friends with seven 10 metre tall characters adorning the new building’s façade. Inspired by fairground art, they are perfectly at home in music-loving St Kilda.
The opera singer, trombonist, flautist, French horn player, saxophonist, clarinettist and accordion player were all brought to life by Melbourne artist Mark Ogge, who also created the 60-metre mural titled One Thousand and One Nights on the platform of the Park’s treasured Scenic Railway in 2008.
“These figures allude to the rich tradition of music and performance in the Park, going right back to the original Luna Park brass band that played at its opening in 1912. They look forward to a new era of music and performance being central to the life of Luna Park,” says Mark Ogge.
Overlooking the famous Port Phillip Bay, Luna Park has been a renowned family destination in Melbourne for more than 100 years.