New Venue At Sydney Opera House Opens

The iconic Sydney Opera House recently opened a new venue, the first to open ever since 2004. The venue, dubbed the Yallamundi Rooms, is a venue for event hire in Sydney, capable of holding 400 people standing, or 180 people seated.

The new venue is part of a $273 million renewal programme, a joint effort by ARM Architecture, Grimshaw Architects, Scott Carver Architects and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG). This joint effort also includes the redevelopment of the Sydney Opera House’s main concert hall, with work on that particular phase to begin by February 2020.

The Yallamundi Rooms was handled by TZG, which is also responsible for the design of a new creative learning centre inside an extant office space in the House, as well as upgrading the box office and entry foyers, then completing the pedestrianisation of some underused space beneath the Monumental Steps. TZG has already worked on the Opera House’s spaces in the past, having handled the interior design of the Bennelong restaurant back in 2015.

The TZG issued a design statement on the projects, saying that every work was designated as elements with their own positions inside the Opera House, what they consider its own architectural continuum, wherein they’re imbedded in the history of the iconic structure, but still be able to reach out to the future of both the Opera House, and the city.

The refurbishment of the space for event hire in Sydney retained much of what was already there, like the fabric, the off-form concrete, as well as the space’s granite terrazzo floor finish. The space’s “wobblies”, the white birch moulded timber panels in the area, have been moved around in order to create a complete ceiling that hides the services done.

The Sydney Opera House management offered some insight into the project, starting with the choice of name;Yallamundi, which is the local Indigenous word for “storyteller”. According to Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron, this was chosen due to the fact that the Opera House was built on Bennelong Point, known as Tubowgule to the Gadigal, the original inhabitants of the land. For millennia, Herron says, the space has been one for people to gather, feast, dance, sing, and share stories with each other. The Yallamundi Rooms, they say, were built with the intention of continuing this legacy.


Melbourne’s New Bridal Boutique Designed By Adam Kane Architects

The wedding industry is one of the largest and most profitable in the world. Many have thriving businesses as wedding vendors such as companies that offer marquee hire in Melbourne because people will never stop getting married. This is why there is no surprise that another wedding vendor is launching in the city in the form of a bridal boutique.

Melbourne’s newest offering for couples planning to get married is the Mariana Hardwick which was designed by Adam Kane Architects, a firm based in Australia. The design is a minimalist one comprised only of marble fixtures in grey, concrete floors and plaster walls in plain white. Despite being a bridal boutique, the management decided that it is best to skip the overly feminine theme.

The entire shop is covered in cool tones and the materials used are all natural in aesthetics. The architects admitted that it was the exact opposite of the usual bridal boutiques found all over the planet.

According to the founder of Adam Kane Architects, they want to create a design that does not depend on a luxurious look alone that it becomes to feminine which is too common a theme already. They took a new path by taking inspiration from retail spaces in Europe including museums because these are establishments with aesthetics that are inclined to be minimalistic.

The entire retail space is 1,400 square meters and it is located at the ground floor of a hotel from the Victorian era. After being leased by different tenants, the rooms have various fit-outs. The architects started by bringing down all the partitions to create an open interior. With a simple floor plan, the wedding dresses will surely be the center of attention.

The number inspiration of the team for the project is the Valentino store located in New York which was designed by David Chipperfield. Inside the store, every surface is covered with terrazzo in grey color. This is the shop they wanted to replicate because it shows timelessness and control. Despite the concept, they are careful not to convey the space to be sterile-looking or too bland for class. After brides have booked their marquee hire in Melbourne, they can enjoy dress shopping in this new boutique.


Inside Look Into The Wedding Menu Of The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex

The public could not get enough of Prince Harry and Meghan that many are still talking about their wedding which happened almost a year ago. We already know about the dress Meghan wore and the happenings during the church wedding but many do not know about the details of the reception as it was not shown to the public. Even the best wedding caterer in Sydney is curious to know the wedding menu served during the Royal couple’s reception.

According to reports, the couple hired Table Talk, top wedding caterer in the United Kingdom and also a royal favorite.  They are the same caterers who served during the wedding of Prince William and Kate eight years ago as well as the Kate’s sister’s wedding.

There are two receptions during the wedding day. The first one was a general reception held at Windsor at noontime hosted by the Queen while the second one is an evening reception which was hosted by Prince Charles and Camilla in the Frogmore House.

During the luncheon, it was revealed that the menu is lighter than the evening reception. The guests were able to enjoy the following – Grilled English Asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian Ham, Heritage Tomato and Basil Tartare with Balsamic Pearls, Scottish Langoustines wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Citrus Crème Fraiche, Garden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs and Lemon Verbena, Warm Asparagus Spears with Mozzarella and Sun-Blush Tomatoes, Poached Free Range Chicken bound in a Lightly Spiced Yoghurt with Roasted Apricot and Croquette of Confit Windsor Lamb, Roasted Vegetables and Shallot Jam.

There are also more filling options that were passed around to guests such as Ten Hour Slow Roasted Windsor Pork Belly with Apple Compote and Crackling, Fricassee of Free Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young Leeks and Pea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil and Parmesan Crisps. According to the top wedding caterer in Sydney, many couples tried to copy the menu during the Royal couple’s wedding. There are also those that followed other aspects of the wedding such as the wedding dress worn by the Duchess of Sussex and even the hairstyle.


TAT Making Large Investments On Events

There’s a lot of value in the many destinations in Thailand, from Novotel in Phuket, to the temples in Chiang Mai, especially during the holiday season. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is aware of this, and have decided to fund events for the incoming Songkran holiday season with a 30 million baht investment, aimed at boosting tourism income from event in 15 provinces across the country.

These 15 provinces will be hosting celebrations separately, starting at April 14 through 21, which will include three less-popular Thai provinces; Mukdahan, Ranong and Tak.

TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn states that the TAT expects that 2019’s Songkran festivities will bring in about 3.1 million local tourists, plus about 546,000 foreigners, which would be an increase of 3%, and 8%, respectively.

Tourism income from these sources is expected to hover around 10.7 billion and 10.3 billion baht, which would total to about 21 billion baht, a 10% increase from the preceding year.

Mr. Yuthasak said that they’re expecting a lot of foreign tourists to join the traditional Songkran festivities, from key markets, like China, India, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Deputy Governor for Domestic Marketing for the TAT, Noppadon Pakprot, states that the TAT put emphasis on the proper preparation of the festival, making these coincide with promotional plans for the less popular provinces, the second-tier destinations, in order to improve local economies and income distribution, spreading people around to enjoy more than just the usual Novotel in Phuket and enjoy other destinations.

Mukdahan, Tak, and Ranong are set to host Songkran for 2019, as well as the more popular cities like Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Phuket, Samut Prakan, Songkhla, and Sukhothai, among others.

The festivities organized in the secondary provinces will be more ‘local’, in order to promote the area’s culture.

For Mukdahan, the Manopirom beach, located not far from the Mekong River, will be playing host to the Muk-Savan Fun & Fin Festival. In Ranong, the root culture of the province will be promoted via a 30m holy mineral water tunnel, and traditional Peranakan clothing will be up for sale.

Meanwhile, Tak will play host to Amazing Songkran 2019, which will be highlighting and promoting Northern Thailand provinces, as well as Myanmar, with the highlight being a parade of 2,000 people, hailing from seven different ethnicities, which will run from April 12-13.


Why You Need A Wedding Chair Hire In Sydney For Your Wedding Day

So, you got engaged and your next move is to plan for the wedding. As this is such an important event in your life, you focus and concentrate more on the wedding preparations. You need to ensure that every detail is planned many months before the wedding takes place. This will include your wedding dresses, the entourage, the floral arrangements and seeking a wedding chair hire in Sydney for the reception. Perhaps you need a wedding planner to make recommendations on how your wedding will flow smoothly.

If you opt for a wedding chair hire in Sydney, they can provide Tiffany chairs that come in variable colours. A chosen supplier can have various colours that will suit your wedding theme. They can also provide wedding tables where they can provide decorations to make the look of your reception meaningful. It will stand out with elegance and style, while guests can figure out how hands on you were at the wedding preparations. If you’re out for an outdoor wedding ceremony, the chair hire can provide folding chairs with neat aesthetic and frame. This will make the guests comfortable as you walk down the aisle. They will surely have everything you need, specifically for the wedding chairs.

Sometimes, the wedding chair hire in Sydney can provide marquees to suit your indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception. They will have all sizes of marquees that you need to fit in all your guests. The marquees are also stylish so that your wedding party can mark your style. They are also durable and flexible to withstand any weather condition. The supplier will easily install the marquee to the venue of your choice. They can also uninstall and clean the area, so you don’t need extra effort for the clean up.

The wedding reception can create a good or bad impression about the newlyweds. The focal piece of the room is the dance floor, where the newlyweds and their guests can move freely. Definitely, you will want to share the first memory of being married together, and this is the way to cherish it with loved ones.

If you have chosen a wedding chair hire in Sydney for your wedding, they can come early for the preparations. They also deliver promptly so you have everything organised for the wedding.