Showtime Event Group to cater for historic Melbourne estate

Showtime Event Group has been appointed as the exclusive caterer to Rippon Lea Estate in Elsternwick.

Starting from July, Showtime Event Group will continue growing the already established relationship with the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

Rippon Lea Estate has a long history as one of Melbourne’s most prestigious event spaces and offers a multitude of spaces to activate for events, including the grounds, coach house, mansion and gate house.

Showtime Event Group plan to develop several new initiatives at the Estate that appeal to markets opening up as restrictions ease. These include a series of experiential dining concepts targeted at the incentive market and New Zealand travel bubble.

“Our strategic partnership with the Melbourne Convention Bureau has significantly opened up our reach and access to the domestic and international business events market, so we are looking forward to sharing Rippon Lea Estate, and the huge potential for unique conferencing and incentive events to activate the space,” said Brad Dabbs, Showtime’s general manager.

Simon Ambrose, CEO of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) thanked Peter Rowland Group for their work over the past 43 years.

“Having worked with Showtime Event Group over the past two years at the Old Melbourne Gaol, we are thrilled to welcome them as the exclusive caterer at Rippon Lea Estate, enabling us to showcase Victoria’s premier heritage venues globally,” said Ambrose.

“We look forward to collaborating on many memorable events that pay homage to the Estate’s iconic past.”