Versatile event spaces to suit your vision in the heart of Geelong’s CBD

The Culinary Collective offers five function rooms to suit events of all shapes and sizes. From intimate private dinners and product launches to lavish weddings and gala balls, we’ll help create an event your guests will remember for all the right reasons.

Thanks to a multimillion dollar reimagining of The Gordon’s culinary school, our new architecturally-designed spaces include high tech AV equipment and state-of-the-art kitchens. Our event spaces are also conveniently located right next to Geelong Train Station, opposite Johnstone Park and the bustling arts precinct. 

If you’re looking for premium venue without the premium price tag, our team of experienced function managers, chefs, hospitality staff and caterers are on hand to ensure your event exceeds expectations.

The Davidson – private dining room

Our private dining room is a contemporary space perfect for smaller gatherings including private parties, corporate dinners and team building events. With exposed red brick on one wall and floor-to-ceiling glass on the other, the room manages to feel both intimate and spacious.

Equipped with a large flat screen and advanced technology, you will have everything you need to host a seamless presentation as you enjoy our exceptional food and attentive service.

Sit down | Up to 20 guests

The Davidson – entire venue

Set in one of Geelong’s beautiful historic buildings, The Davidson is a grand space with a mix of modern and heritage features. Thoughtfully renovated in 2022, the space features an ultra-modern eight-metre bar, high wood-panelled ceilings and an expansive viewing window revealing the cutting edge kitchen.

The Davidson chefs are industry leaders who take pride in presenting imaginative dishes that celebrate premium local produce. If you’re planning a wedding, gala dinner or awards night, The Davidson is sure to impress the most discerning guests.

Sit down | Up to 100 guests

Cocktail | Up to 120 guests

The Share Plate

Located on the first floor of a 1920s building, The Share Plate has been fully renovated to host premium yet affordable corporate events, conferences and private functions. The space is designed for optimal acoustics and can be divided into two smaller rooms – perfect for conference breakout sessions.

A private outdoor deck offers a view of the new Geelong Performing Arts Centre and the room is equipped with the latest AV technology to ensure your presentations run smoothly.

Cocktail | Up to 120 guests

Sit down | Up to 50 guests

The Culinary Academy

Renovated to the highest possible standards in 2022, The Culinary Academy is ideal for product launches, hands-on classes, cooking demonstrations and cocktail parties. The space is flooded with natural light thanks to the pitched ceiling with skylights and wall of arched windows.

The exposed red brick walls along with the timber floors and bench seating add warmth and texture to this stylish industrial space.

Sit down | 50 guests

Cocktail | 50 guests

The Barista School

The Barista School can be exclusively booked for team-building days and private events. After your guests have learned how to make the perfect cup of coffee on state-of-the-art San Remo machines, they can enjoy a casual lunch in The Social café or a delicious three-course meal in The Davidson restaurant.

Private classes in this chic industrial space are perfect for small groups, offering a unique way to learn new skills and connect with colleagues or friends. 

Own machine | 8 guests

Sharing machines | 16 guests

The Gordon Gallery

The Gordon Gallery provides the perfect blank canvas for larger events including art exhibitions, school formals, awards nights and weddings. The light and bright interior is enhanced by lush greenery. We also have a wide range of furniture options available to help tailor the space to your specific needs.

If you’re looking for an affordable and versatile event space in the heart of Geelong, The Gordon Gallery ticks every box.

Cocktail | 120 guests

Sit down | 80 guests

Catering options to suit every palette and preference

Our in-house caterers and baristas are on hand to fuel your guests with delicious food and first-rate coffee. Planning a high-end soiree? Our flagship restaurant, The Davidson offers a range of chef-prepared canapes and curated drinks.

Start planning your remarkable event

Let us know what you need and our functions manager will be in touch to help you select the perfect space for your event.

Opening Hours

Onsite tours available by appointment

Function bookings available Monday to Friday

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The Gordon
2 Fenwick Street Geelong
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Ample parking is available on Fenwick Street, Little Malop Street and a stone's throw from the Geelong train station.

The Culinary Collective acknowledges the Wadawurrung People as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.