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Dec 23

2020 Merry Metropolis Moments

Inspire | 23.12.20

The end of the year is approaching and although it has proven to be a challenging year, we are still so grateful to reflect back on the beautiful events we were able to host this year. The year undoubtedly looked different thanks to COVID-19. We hosted 81 events at our fabulous venue and welcomed 9,991 […]

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Dec 17

Recipe: Date, Cacao & Tahini Energy Balls

Create Food | 17.12.20

A quick no bake snack! No more working from home means less time in the kitchen so, this is the perfect, no fuss and no bake snack for morning or afternoon tea. Share your creation with us on social media by tagging #ImagineInspireCreate Ingredients 200g of Dates cut in half 100g of Coconut, desiccated 1.5 […]

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Dec 04

Summer wedding cake trends to inspire you!

Uncategorized | 04.12.20

The Summer breeze is here…. Summer is quite possibly one of our favourite times of the year. Besides the fact that the sky is looking brighter, we are also entering what is known to us in the industry as “prime wedding season”. If you’re a Summer bride, you are no doubt thinking about ways that […]

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Oct 19

Recipe: Apple & Rhubarb crumble

Create Food | 19.10.20

Sweet indulgence! A sweet Sunday indulgence. This beautiful recipe is perfect for a weekend treat and is quick and easy to make! Share your creation with us on social media by tagging #ImagineInspireCreate Ingredients 1 x bunch rhubarb, leaves discarded, stems washed & cut into 3 cm pieces 1/2 cup caster sugar Zest & juice […]

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Sep 29

Micro Weddings

Inspire | 29.09.20

With so much uncertainty around weddings at present, particularly following the release of the Victorian State Government’s Coronavirus Roadmap to Reopening last Sunday, we sat down with popular Melbourne Celebrant Sally Hughes to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted her business, the options couples have available to them during the pandemic and the rising popularity of […]

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Sep 29

A COVID Wedding

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Lidia & Dean were due to wed on the 14th of June of this year. Like so many other couples, they were faced with the dilemma of deciding whether to postpone their wedding or persevere due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Making this decision is not easy…. It means leaving behind the original dream that you […]

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Sep 11

The future of events is here!

Inspire | 11.09.20

It has certainly been a long six months for the events industry with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 forcing their closure. So, the big question on everyone’s mind is…. What does the future of events look like? While we are all hoping for the green light to get back into the venues surrounded by great […]

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Sep 07

Recipe: Potato and Parmesan Gnocchi with Mushrooms

Create Food | 07.09.20

A classic Italian dish, sure to please the whole family! We wanted to share with you a Metropolis menu favourite created by our Head Chef, Lana Cargill – Potato and Parmesan Gnocchi with Mushrooms. This recipe is a must try and far easier to make than you might think! Share your creation with us on […]

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Aug 13
Josh & Monica

A real life love story…

Imagine Inspire | 13.08.20

Let’s be honest, there is nothing better than kicking back in front of the TV with a good rom com and a glass of Pinot Noir in hand… They are just feel good stories. One of the advantages of working in the weddings and events industry, is that we actually get to see these real-life […]

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Aug 06
Louis & Albina's Wedding

Louis & Albina: One year on.

Inspire | 06.08.20

One year on and in the middle of the isolation, they celebrated their first anniversary with a romantic dinner ordered from our Metropolis at Home menu. It was a great opportunity to ask them how they met and to reflect back on their cherished day. Scroll down for the details with images taken by Theodore […]

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Jun 25

Winter Entertaining; it’s getting cold out there

Imagine | 25.06.20

Cover image supplied by Harry the hirer With Melbourne Meteorology forecasting an extra cold, wet winter this year Harry the hirer have shared their furnishing and colour ideas to warm up your winter event Cocktail party and pre-dinner drink seating The neutral tones of Metropolis, towering floor to ceiling windows and versatile spaces provide the […]

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Jun 10

Magic behind the scenes with our Head Chef, Lana Cargill

Inspire | 10.06.20

Cover image: Theodore & Co Just as it is in many homes, our kitchen is the heartbeat of our operation. The love and care that goes into creating our exceptional menus and outstanding dishes is something that we are truly proud of. So we thought it was time to introduce you to the woman who, alongside […]

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Jun 10

Recipe: Rich macadamia and chocolate brownie

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Using pantry essentials, this decadent brownie recipe is easy, delicious and fool-proof. There are so many ways to serve this crowd pleasing favourite and we have included our suggestions, but with endless possibilities, we would love to see what you come up with! Share your brownies with us on social media by tagging #ImagineInspireCreate Ingredients […]

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Jun 10

2020 Wedding floral trends: Working with your florist during a flower shortage

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Cover image: Floretta We recently spoke with Grace Camobreco Reyes, co-owner of floral design studio, Floretta, about the impacts of COVID-19 on the flower industry. Grace shares her insights on how you can work with your florist to adapt your brief and achieve your dream floral vision despite the current flower shortage and increased costs. […]

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May 05

The world of events: bringing client event briefs to life

Imagine | 05.05.20

Cover image: Hagar Australia Make A Broken World Beautiful Gala DinnerPhotography: Smokey Oscar Three day bump-in schedules, coordinating armed guards for thousands of dollars of jewellery, custom carpet installs, craning in luxury cars, managing arrivals of high profile guests and dignitaries, collaborating with guest chefs, feeding 40 crew members in the middle of service and […]

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Apr 22

Recipe: Banana, walnut and chia bread

Create | 22.04.20

There’s just something about freshly baked banana bread that conjures up all those beautiful, familiar feelings of home. Not only is it simple to make, but if you’re like us and don’t like seeing any food go to waste, it’s also the perfect recipe to use up those over-ripe bananas. So if you’re spending more […]

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Apr 22

COVID-19 Wedding Guide: Get busy planning

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Cover image: Lovers Narrative Planning your wedding during COVID-19 lockdown? No worries… In a time of unprecedented uncertainty, it is easy to become overwhelmed. But don’t be disheartened – this is such an exciting time as you embark on your planning journey. Embrace the extra ‘spare time’ and keep planning because….love doesn’t stop and the […]

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Apr 08

Recipe: Belgian chocolate chip cookies with Pink Murray River salt

Create | 08.04.20

Our signature Belgian chocolate chip cookies with Pink Murray River salt are sure to bring a little comfort (…and guilty pleasure) to your household during isolation. If you have visited Metropolis Events for a site inspection or meeting recently, you have likely experienced our signature cookies, baked fresh by our in-house culinary team. While we […]

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Apr 08

8 ways to keep a healthy mindset during self isolation

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We know that this is a challenging time, mentally and physically, as we face an indefinite period of self isolation. Whether you’re bunkering down and WFH (…yes, we have jumped on the acronym bandwagon), find yourself working reduced hours or not working at all as a result of COVID-19, it’s important to keep a healthy […]

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Feb 04

Securing Your Dream Wedding Venue

Imagine | 04.02.20

The question was popped, the ring is on and you’re officially ENGAGED! Congratulations! Now, the real journey begins – planning the wedding. The first milestone on this journey will likely be securing the venue. With an abundance of event spaces in a range of styles, shapes and sizes available, shortlisting your favourite venues can be […]

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Jan 16

The Champagne Dame

Imagine | 16.01.20

In the hospitality industry, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment options. From roving performers and mesmerising musicians to the all-out spectacle of aerial artists, dazzling the crowd while suspended from unimaginable heights. However, it’s rare for an entertainer to simultaneously be captivating and educational. Kyla Kirkpatrick is The Champagne Dame. No ordinary […]

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Jan 10

Daniel & Michael’s Wedding

Inspire | 10.01.20

Every once in a while we host a wedding so fabulous it would be unthinkable to not share it with the world. Last year we were lucky enough to be part of Daniel & Michael’s big day. We caught up with the happy couple to ask them a few questions about how they met, what […]

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Dec 20

Table talk: Christmas styling inspiration from Table Art

Imagine | 20.12.19

If you’re looking for a way to impress your family and friends {aka show off} with your table styling skills, read on. Working with clever creatives and event industry experts on a daily basis, we knew exactly who to ask for Christmas table inspiration! Our friends at Table Art shared their tips with us on […]

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Dec 20

2019 Merry Metropolis Moments

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As we draw closer to the end of the year, we are taking a moment to reflect on some of the incredible events we have played our part in this year.  We opened our doors to 218 events and a huge 43,506 guests across the year (that’s a lot of food, wine and fun!), so […]

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Dec 17

Creative Christmas Leftovers

Create | 17.12.19

I’m sure you can recall being asked “How was your Christmas, New Year and… boxing day” upon your return to work? While I’m unsure what your boxing day looks like. Mine usually involves suddenly remembering the Sydney to Hobart yacht race is about to start and then quickly losing the will to watch (sorry Sydney […]

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Nov 27

Getting to know Metropolis Events Pastry Queen, Jo Ward

Create | 27.11.19

There is nothing that we love more than celebrating the talented individuals in our team, all of who play an integral role in the seamless delivery of events at Metropolis. We are thrilled to introduce you to the latest addition to our team – pastry star, Jo Ward. Jo’s attention to detail and creative flair […]

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Nov 22

Sizzling Summer Sips

Create | 22.11.19

The drinks you can expect to see this holiday season… The warm weather has finally arrived in Melbourne, and just like everyone else we can’t wait to clock off and {responsibly} enjoy our favourite summer sips in the sunshine by the Yarra. With this in mind, we felt the time was right to get the […]

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Nov 15

Immersive Experience Showcase

Inspire | 15.11.19

Guided meditations, yoga demonstrations, activations, collaborative zones and live entertainment set the bar high at our recent Immersive Experience Showcase. Venue showcases are the perfect platform for engaging with our valued clients. But we know that these showcases are a dime-a-dozen and our clients time is valuable. Our team was tasked with a challenge; to […]

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Aug 30

Introducing Balance By Metropolis Events

Inspire | 30.08.19

At Metropolis Events, we believe that balance is the key to a happy focussed work life. Evidence shows that being more mindful has a direct correlation to lowering stress, assisting with interpersonal communication and improving focus and concentration.  As we spend about 30% of our lives at work or at work related events, practicing and […]

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Jun 18

Featured Event: Make A Broken World Beautiful

Imagine | 18.06.19

We were thrilled to partner with Hagar Australia for their inaugural ‘Make A Broken World Beautiful’ Gala. Funds raised from the evening contributed to helping some of the most vulnerable people in the world. ———— “For our inaugural Make a Broken World Beautiful Gala, we wanted to create an utterly memorable night that guests would […]

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May 15

Love is love: A chat with our friends at Mr Theodore

Inspire | 15.05.19

One of the greatest things we believe in at Metropolis Events, is the strength and power that love has in today’s society. When we were first introduced to Mr Theodore, we were immediately captivated by their unique and inclusive approach to the wedding market. Considered an evolving inspiration for many, you may ask… who actually […]

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Feb 18

Recipe: Turkish Delight & Rosewater Pots

Create | 18.02.19

Enjoy a taste of Metropolis Events at home with this easy to follow Turkish Delight & Rosewater Pots recipe Created by our in-house culinary team and inspired by Middle Eastern flavours, this is the perfect dessert to finish any gathering. The beautiful combination of crunchy white chocolate, rose water, almond and raspberry, will impress your family […]

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