Securing a function venue that provides a range of modern facilities and also offers an element of distinctiveness for your guests can be challenging. The venue booking method also needs to be simple and the process of organising your event with the venue as stress free as possible.

To help you in choosing the perfect venue for your next event we have compiled our top five must haves to keep top of mind when looking for a function space to hire:

1. A unique space

Find the perfect function space which offers an element of uniqueness adds that something extra to your event and as a result, more memorable for your guests. Whatever the event, having a fresh and unique space can turn it into something really special, whether it’s simply choosing a room with lots of natural light or creating ambience with styling.

2. Proximity to the Perth central business district 

Finding a function venue within close proximity to the Perth CBD is paramount if you have guests coming from different parts of the city. Choosing a function venue that is well-connected to major traffic networks but isn’t directly in the Perth CBD means guests can easily access the venue yet avoid the congestion that the busy CBD affords. It also means they will have no hassle finding a car park and can avoid paying unnecessary parking fees. As a result they will arrive at your event relaxed and on time. 

3. Modern technology and equipment

Modern facilities including technology and equipment will ensure your event runs as smooth as possible and your guests have a positive experience. This may include audio visual equipment, a stage, microphones, projector screen or lecturn. Perhaps you require a dancefloor, a range of lighting options and reliable Wi-Fi. Comfortable chairs, quality tables and linens, as well as comfortable room temperature will ensure your guests have a great experience.

4. Quality customer service

Prompt communication and attention to detail right from your initial enquiry will give you confidence in the function venue you are looking to secure. It’s important to establish whether attentive and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to provide support before and during your event. You may want to visit the function venue prior to your event to meet with a staff member, have a walk around and test any equipment you will be using. High quality customer service will make a substantial difference in the success of your event.

5. Something extra 

To enhance your guests experience and leave a lasting impression, you may choose to offer some post-formality activities or something to break up the day. Maybe a team building activity or something novelty to raise energy after lunch. Choosing a function venue that offers this service will make the process of organising much simpler and could provide unique suggestions that you hadn’t thought of.


A Perth function venue that ticks all of our boxes:

Bendat Basketball Centre is a hidden gem situated on the fringes of the picturesque Perry Lakes reserve with an abundance of natural light, modern facilities, unique spaces and quality services provided.   

1. A unique function space

The Ellis Room at Bendat Basketball Centre, located on the first floor features floor to ceiling north facing glass windows, showering the function space with plentiful natural light. Uninterrupted views over the natural parklands from the room makes for a stunning backdrop for which to host any function at any time of the day. 

2. Proximity to the Perth central business district

Located just 7 kilometres from the Perth central business district, Bendat Basketball Centre is well connected to major traffic networks and transport hubs yet in a tranquil and secluded area. Guests can enjoy ample free secure undercover parking with lift access directly up to the function space. Meaning that no matter your guests accessibility requirements they can access the venue with ease.

3. Modern facilities

Built in 2010 the $40 million Bendat Basketball Centre facility is modern and sleek. 
The sunlit Ellis Room is well-equipped and features modern kitchen and bar facilities, breakout room capability meaning the room can be partitioned into two separate spaces if necessary, quality AV equipment and PA system, audio conferencing capability, fast Wi-Fi and a range of offerings to suit a multitude of functions and private events.

4. Quality customer service

From your initial enquiry to after your event, experienced and knowledgeable staff will support you in all aspects of your function to ensure it runs smoothly. Staff are on hand to assist you in the organising process, as well on hand during event execution and after your event.

5. Something extra 

Bendat Basketball Centre is home to Perth’s professional basketball team, the Perth Wildcat’s. If they’re lucky your guests may see some of the players being put through their paces as they make their way up to the function space via the grand staircase with advantageous views over the elite training facilities. With two show courts and six training courts there is plenty of space for team building activities and behind-the-scenes access to the training home ground for the highly successful Perth Wildcats.

To find out more about the unique offerings at Bendat Basketball Centre and to organise your next memorable function click here