SYDNEY’S LARGEST FUNDRAISING DINNER WELCOMES 2,500 GUESTS

Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation ‘10 Year Tribute Autumn Gala Dinner’

The Founders of Doltone House Group, the Signorelli Family, lost their father to Mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) 10 years ago. On Wednesday night the 30thMay 2018, to mark a decade since his passing, they put together one of the largest and most extravagant fundraising dinners Australia has ever seen with over 2,500 guests in attendance. Click Here to View Video

The 10 Year Tribute Autumn Gala Dinner was hosted at Doltone House, Australian Technology Park and was co-hosted by Logie award winner Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Mo Award winner Vince Sorrenti.

Guests were also treated to a spectacular entertainment line up from Marina Prior, Mark Vincent, 40 piece Sydney Chamber Orchestra, Martin Club Band and the Knafeh Bakery Boys.

The Signorelli family ensured guests were well looked after with a bottomless supply of stunning cocktails, beer, wine and spirits, as well as an amazing four course feast.

Guests stemmed from the Government, the business world and the health and medical research communities.

Every inch of the room was filled with excitement – pop up bars, gelato vans, a fresh produce display (fruit, vegetable and flowers), styled in the late Biaggio’s restored fruit truck that guests were invited to raid at the end of the night, branded tracks, pyrotechnic displays and much more.

Inspired by the Signorelli heritage, the House of Doltone styling team took guests on a journey with an authentic Italian affair of rich, warm tones including golden yellows and oranges to reflect an autumnal occasion, tying in perfect with the season. Yellow and brown leafed trees were placed alongside a bespoke Signorelli truck featuring a fresh fruit market, making it the perfect tone to help set the ambience.

The Signorelli Family has held countless events in their lives, but nothing ever like this. The night went off without a hitch, with all 2,500 guests seated within one hour of doors opening and all meals served quickly and efficiently.

The Chairman of the Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation, Biaggio’s son Paul said that the Foundation was overwhelmed by the support of the community.

“This was an extremely important occasion for both our Foundation and for my family. We have witnessed first-hand what a truly devastating disease Mesothelioma is,” Paul said.

“My father’s final words to me were “help save others”. I am extremely proud to say that we have spent the past 10 years doing just that – funding both medical research and medical treatments. Our 10 Year Tribute Gala dinner really took my father’s great legacy to the next level.”

The Foundation raised over $1 million on the evening.

DOLTONE BUSINESS EVENTS SHOWCASE RECAP: THE SKY’S THE LIMIT

When it comes to impressing business delegates, the sky’s the limit, and that was the theme for our Doltone Business Events Showcase this year.

On Tuesday, 10th July, 2018 event planners and organisers were invited to view the world of business planning through forward thinking, live entertainment and motivational guest speakers while taking a tour around 3 iconic Sydney venues that Doltone House has to offer, starting with Jones Bay Wharf, Darling Island and then finishing off at Hyde Park.

Our bespoke in-house styling team House of Doltone went above and beyond to make all 3 of our Sydney venues a stand out, while the Microhire team delivered AV and lighting to ensure a seamless performance throughout the event.

Welcome! Let the Showcase Begin

The tour officially started at our iconic Heritage Wharf space in Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont. From virtual reality tours to team building events, guests were given the opportunity to experience the latest trends with innovative technologies, Spanish Tapas grazing stations and tomato juice shots.

Heritage Wharf- Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney Harbour

Cheeky Food Events fired up a storm at the bespoke ‘Doltone Kitchen’ live theatre kitchen. There were lots of action as guests flambéed chorizo on stage! Our head of sales gave a spotlight about Australian Technology Park – the largest Doltone House venue with 3 unique spaces (including a cinema!).

Loft – Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney Harbour

The LOFT at Jones Bay Wharf took on a cool, fresh look inspired by the Hamptons. Guests were treated to a refreshing twist, cocktail style, with complimentary Wingman beer and stunning views from the gantry of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge while snacking on BBQ corn lollipops with chipotle.

Loft

SoHo- Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney Harbour

Our newest addition to the Jones Bay Wharf space showcased a more private and intimate cocktail themed room using sleek and minimalistic designs with a pop of colour.

Soho

Darling Island, Sydney Harbour

Listen with a new perspective. Our Silent Disco was the perfect accompaniment to this year’s theme, Sky’s the Limit, giving our guests a fresh look on how to take corporate events to the next level. Feature talks on cloud webinars were presented by Webcast Cloud and guide to savvy social media by Uptown Communications.

Darling Island

Noodle Bowls

A delicious selection of cocktail noodle bowls were served as a light and refreshing appetizer pre-silent disco session.

Noodle Bowls

Parkview- Darling Island, Sydney Harbour

Simple and stylish, Parkview was setup as an intimate corporate sit down with stage and dance floor. This space opened up to an abundance of natural light and bright interiors.

Parkview

Signorelli Gastronomia – Darling Island, Sydney Harbour
Bringing the outdoor in with rustic charm elements gave corporates a glimpse into how Signorelli Gastronomia could transform from corporate dining to interactive cocktail events with a cooking class demonstration. Watch out for updates on this space.

Signorelli Gastronomia

Nonna’s meatballs – true Italian style
We’re always coming up with new food station ideas! Succulent meatballs (otherwise known as ‘polpette’) were served in wooden bowls lined with traditional red and white checkered wax paper. The delicious red sauce was perfect for dipping crusty bread in.

Meatball Station

Manhattan – Hyde Park, Sydney CBD
Manhattan at Hyde Park featured a fashion pop up store by Karen Gee and a makeup workshop by Melanie Burnicle. Guests where also treated to a stand out performance by the String Diva’s violin act while they sipped on an espresso martini… or two.

Ballroom – Hyde Park, Sydney CBD
Doltone guests were delighted to participate in a stylish dessert and wine tasting. The Ballroom at Hyde Park demonstrated why the venue has won three HOT SPICE 100 awards in the last year.

Ballroom

Sing & Dance with Jacinta Gulisano
Pop princess Jacinta from The Voice wow-ed the guests with live entertainment. Guests loved the performance and finished the tour on a high by partying on the dance floor.

Jacinta Gulisano

 

Enquire to learn more about our venues and hosting your next corporate event

SPICE HOT 100 WINNER: HYDE PARK VENUE

We are thrilled that our Doltone House Hyde Park, Sydney CBD venue was announced as the winners in this year’s 2018 Spice Hot 100. Receiving two awards in two different categories, Doltone House have won the award for both “Best Mid-Sized Venue” and “Best Venue for Gala Dinner”, which we are proud to have achieved. Spice News readers voted in record numbers for the Spice Hot 100 Services and Suppliers, with the shortlist going to an industry panel for judging. Doltone House would like to thank all its clients and suppliers for helping make Doltone House the most awarded venue over the years.

Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD, opposite the iconic Hyde Park and adjacent to the 5-star Sheraton on The Park hotel, our Hyde Park venue offers stunning views in a convenient location, ideal for corporate events, parties and weddings. Perfect for all occasions, Hyde Park offers two stunning spaces, the Ballroom and Manhattan, with the interiors designed by leading architect Kochi Takada.

Voted as being the “Best Mid-Sized Venue”, our Ballroom boasts a generous 617sqm and can accommodate up to 650 people in a cocktail style or 450 people seated. Alternatively, this space can also be subdivided into multiple rooms to accommodate for smaller events, making it versatile and appealing for all functions, large and small. For corporate businesses, Hyde Park is perfect for hosting unique events such as gala dinners, product launches and conferences, with the versatility of accommodating for all sized businesses and budgets.

Doltone House prides itself in providing quality food and catering, and we are excited that our Hyde Park venue was also awarded for the “Best Venue for Gala Dinner”. Providing guests with the best produce ensuring the highest standards for your event, Doltone House staff ensure that each experience is memorable and enjoyable from start to finish as each detail is looked over for a flawless event from catering, to styling and everything in between!

Contact a Doltone House representative to discuss your upcoming event on (02) 8571 0622 or send an online enquiry.

A GLAMOROUS WEDDING FOR DANIEL AND CHRISTIANNE

The wedding of Daniel and Christianne was nothing short of spectacular! On the 6th May, the couple celebrated their wedding at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, located at Pyrmont, with a beautiful reception featuring elegant floral displays, grand chandeliers and opulent styling throughout.

THE PROPOSAL

Daniel and Christianne met when they were only teenagers while playing Oz tag and quickly became friends. Four years later, Daniel asked Christianne out on their first date, and they hit it off. On November 3rd, 2016 Daniel proposed at a restaurant on their own private balcony overlooking the water, complete with candles, flowers, music and lunch. Christianne said “It was perfect!”

THE CEREMONY

Daniel and Christianne married at St Nicholas in Punchbowl, and the moment that will last forever for both Christianne and Daniel from their wedding day would be seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day as Christianne walked down the aisle to Daniel who waited patiently at the alter as he laid eyes on his bride.

THE WEDDING

With both couples coming from a Lebanese background, the reception for Christianne and Daniel was everything and it had to reflect how they were as a couple and had to deliver on size, comfort, service and quality food. After researching venues around Sydney, Daniel and Christianne ultimately chose Doltone House. Having attended weddings prior to theirs, the “spectacular service” and “tasteful food” as well as the “enjoyable” and “easy process” to planning their wedding, nothing could compare to Doltone House. Daniel and Christianne decided to celebrate their wedding at our Jones Bay Wharf Pyrmont venue, overlooking the iconic Sydney Harbour bridge.

THE STYLING

The look and feel of the wedding reception was important to both Christianne and Daniel and they had a vision of what they wanted. Going for a classy, grand and tasteful look, complete with a white, nude and champagne colour scheme, Christianne enlisted the help of Bling Events to bring her dream wedding to life. Surely enough, the Doltone House venue transformed into in an opulent wedding reception with gold, grandeur centrepieces and chandeliers which complemented the antique and feminine inspired floral bouquets across the venue beautifully.

THEIR ADVICE

“Love is a commitment, not a feeling”. Christianne and Daniel are looking forward to spending their time together, travelling and creating memories as husband and wife, even starting a family. If they could share one piece of advice with future brides it would be to “never loose sight of the best thing about your wedding” and during the moments when it may seem like you are struggling, always “choose love”.

 

Credits

Wedding Photography: Ryan Schembri| Ceremony Location: St Nicholas Punchbowl | Reception Venue: Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf | Wedding Stylist: Bling Events | Bouquet Florist: Sydney Wedding Florist | Props: Bling Events | Chandeliers: Chandeliers to Die For | Bridal Gown: Custom Steven Khalil | Grooms Suit: Alex Goodman | Stationery: Dekarda | MAU: Christina Daoud Makeup and Makeup by Anastasia | Hair: VD Hair

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL THIS WINTER! FREE HOT CHOCOLATE WITH YOUR NEXT CONFERENCE

For a limited time only, take advantage of our NEW Winter Conference Packages and beat the winter chills by offering FREE hot chocolate with fluffy marshmallows for all your guests and a new hearty soup selection, including Pumpkin, Bacon and Cauliflower, Potato and Leek Soups. Our winter packages are designed to help make conference planning and networking simple.

 

OUR WINTER CONFERENCE PACKAGES

 

Doltone Means Business Winter Package

At Doltone House, beautiful food and fantastic experiences are our core business. Show your guests you mean business for a successful conference with a personalised menu when you select our Doltone Means Business WINTER Conference Package. Design your own menu from more than 50 items, with your selection of (2) morning and (2) afternoon break items and (8) working lunch items, now including a tasty soup selection of your choice. All packages include arrival tea and coffee, drinks for the duration of your event, conference pens, notepads, mints, high speed Wifi. offers clients and their guest’s free hot chocolate with fluffy marshmallows and a chef selection soup of the day

 

A Conference Affair Winter Package

We understand the importance of providing clients with healthy and nutritious food options, whatever the budget. That’s why when you select our “A Conference Affair WINTER Package”, you still get the option of a variety of seasonal and fresh menu items. Tailor your package with your choice of (1) morning and (1) afternoon break item, served with fresh fruit and (6) working lunch items. All packages include arrival tea and coffee, drinks for the duration of your event, conference pens, notepads and mints. To help beat the winter chills, our A Conference Affair winter package also offers clients and their guest’s free hot chocolate with fluffy marshmallows and a chef selection soup of the day.

 

Lunch Alternatives

Deciding on something different and unique to bring to the table? Give your guests something to talk about with three delicious lunch alternatives that are sure to impress. Trade in your current Winter Conference Package lunch inclusions, and switch it up with one of our three delicious feasts. Choose from 3 options: An Italian Feast, A Greek Feast or A Middle Eastern Feast.

 

Breakfast Options

Ideal for the “get up and go” early conferences. Engage in stimulating conversations while establishing professional relationships over a range of healthy and indulgent options to keep you going the whole way through. All breakfast options are available for full and half-day events.

 

Post Conference Options

Post conferences are a great way to have your guests linger longer with the opportunity to engage and network in a more relaxed and inviting experience. Have your guests mix and mingle as they use this experience to meet like minded people over a range of post conference options including “Sips and Dips” and “Cocktail Parties”.

 

PYRMONT AND HYDE PARK WINTER CONFERENCE PACKAGES

 

THREE LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

1. DARLING ISLAND, SYDNEY HARBOUR

2. HYDE PARK, SYDNEY CBD

3. JONES BAY WHARF, SYDNEY HARBOUR

4. LOFT SPACE, SYDNEY HARBOUR

5. SOHO SPACE, SYDNEY HARBOUR

6. SIGNORELLI GASTRONOMIA, DARLING ISLAND

7. PARKVIEW, DARLING ISLAND

8. MANHATTAN, HYDE PARK

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12 Work Christmas Party Ideas at Doltone House

Meet us under the mistletoe this Christmas!

Tis the season to be merry! Now is the time to start planning and securing your preferred Christmas party date. To get you into the Christmas spirit, we’ve put together 12 of Sydney’s best Christmas party ideas to celebrate the end of year! From team bonding party experiences, to a relaxing BBQ with stunning Sydney harbour views, Doltone House has you covered with our collection of 18 unique event spaces and 12 exciting Christmas party package ideas. Delight your team with an end of year party with tantalising catering and generous drink inclusions.

1. Themed Cocktail Parties

Relax and unwind as you mix and mingle with the ultimate cocktail Christmas party package. There’s nothing like a night of good music, roaming canapes, flowing drinks and relaxed conversations to turn colleagues into friends. Get the party started with our Naughty or Nice Cocktail package and add a theme to break the ice. Some of the most popular Christmas themes for 2018 are Winter Wonderland, Under The Sea, Santa’s Workshop and Masquerade.

 

2. Long Luncheons

There is no better way to celebrate a staff Christmas than with a long and leisurely lunch. Indulge and enjoy as you ease into the afternoon with a cocktail on arrival, a three-course meal and flowing drinks. Treat your crew to our Taste of Christmas lunch package and celebrate successes over exciting conversation and a tantalising long lunch in your own private space.

 

3. Decadent Dinner Parties

Give your staff a little something extra to celebrate this Christmas as they indulge in a decadent dinner party with a delicious three-course dinner. Start the night off with a Christmas cocktail, followed by a decadent dinner with a beverage package, and then walk into the city for fun after party activities. Our Deck The Halls Dinner Package includes an exclusive 4 hour venue hire for extra fun!

 

 4. Dinner With a DJ

The ultimate package for those who like to party! Start off with dinner and drinks then enhance your party experience with a live DJ with a dance floor and a stage. Our All Wrapped Up Dinner & DJ package is five hours of fun and dancing! 

 

5. The Festive Feast

The perfect setting to get to know your team on a personal level and celebrate your business successes. Our Taste of the Sea – sharing platters package offers a delightful experience as teams feast around a celebration table. All decadently delicious dishes are presented beautifully allowing everyone to savour a variety of flavours. We will help you create the ultimate Christmas setting with festive table centrepieces, Christmas bon bons per person and Christmas themed music.

 

6. A Holly High Tea

Looking for an elegant way to treat your team? Then a high tea party is the Christmas party for you. The perfect Christmas celebration for for those who like to sit back and relax with bubbles and sweets. For something extra special, we suggest upgrading your event with pamper stations for the ultimate indulgence. Our Holly Festive High Tea package will treat your team to a selection of sweet and savoury finger foods and bottomless sparkling wine, set in one of our beautifully styled venues.

 

7. A BBQ on Sydney Harbour

12 Work Christmas Party Ideas in Sydney by Doltone House

Celebrate Christmas down under with a traditional Aussie BBQ on Sydney Harbour. You’ll feel nothing but relaxed vibes and good times, mixing with your crew by the waters edge. Relax into the afternoon with a gourmet BBQ chef station, your choice of salads and a choc top station or doughnut wall. Upgrade to the Winemakers beverage package and we guarantee you won’t ever want to leave!

 

8. Interactive Cocktail Parties

This idea is for the foodies with a festive vibe! Bring your team together in a private setting with an interactive cocktail party featuring a live cooking demonstration from our chefs. The ultimate culinary experience that will get your team into the spirit of Christmas, Italian style. Our Mingle and Jingle Interactive Cocktail Party package is set in our unique trattoria style venue, Signorelli Gastronomia, where the focus is on team building, fine food and wine. We’ll help you get your team mixing and mingling, with our signature antipasto station, a live risotto chef station and roaming canapés.

 

9. The Whole Porchetta Banquet

For a unique Christmas party feast, celebrate a Buon Natale (Merry Christmas) the Italian way with a Whole Porchetta Banquet, carved by our chef at the table. This banquet menu guarantees a feast for the senses with shared sides and plenty of wine. We recommend using king tables for the full feast experience while you delight in the delicious flavors of our slow roasted suckling pig.

 

10. Team Building Cooking Classes

Cool and casual with a focus on fun, our Italian Pizza or Pasta Cooking Classes provide a fun and interactive Christmas party idea for smaller teams. Ease into the class with our signature antipasto station and a glass of prosecco before getting hands-on in pizza or pasta making. At the end of the class your team will gather around our communal Christmas tables to enjoy your class creations.

 

11. A Cheese & Wine Masterclass

We all know cheese and wine were made for each other, but do you know which flavours make the perfect pair? This Christmas masterclass promises to be a crowd favourite. Led by our expert sommelier, our Cheese and Wine Masterclasses offers an experiential party that will develop a new found knowledge on a selection of wine and cheese.

 

12. Join our Christmas Party on Sydney Harbour

12 Work Christmas Party Ideas in Sydney by Doltone House

Meet us under the mistletoe at a Doltone House collaborative Christmas party and treat your crew to an end of year function with all the bells and whistles. Enjoy a three-course festive dinner with venue theming and DJ entertainment! This is the perfect option for small businesses or close teams who don’t have the budget for a private event. Meet us at our Starry Night Ultimate Christmas Party at Jones Bay Wharf.

 

Enquire for Your Christmas Party Today

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