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WELCOME TO HIGHER MARK AT GMHBA STADIUM Experience unmistakable Geelong hospitality with Higher Mark at Regional Victoria’s largest event venue GMHBA Stadium. The venue’s unique and versatile design offers sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows flooding with natural light, contemporary design features and stunning views over surrounding parklands, Geelong’s skyline and the playing field. Higher Mark has 32 premium event spaces and can be adapted to suit all event size requirements with facilities for two to 2,450 guests. Make the most of the stadium event spaces or host your event on the hallowed turf. The sophisticated event spaces deliver the perfect venue for all types of events ranging from conferences, exhibitions, business meetings, to social functions, weddings and more. Our experienced and dedicated culinary team offer a range of creative menus and use seasonal produce to bring your event to life. Our menu has been influenced by Geelong’s vibrant culinary scene and features local wines and beers. Higher Mark is located in the heart of Geelong with Geelong CBD, public transport, and a range of accommodation facilities all within walking distance. At Higher Mark, our ambition is to take your event to the next level. With ‘exceptional’ as a benchmark, delivering premium, tailored experiences for our clients is a priority. Allow us to work with you to achieve a Higher Mark in performance for your next event. In 2023, Higher Mark has received the following awards for our unmistakable Geelong hospitality: • 2023 Victorian Venue Caterer of the Year (Gold) – Restaurant & Catering Association Awards for Excellence • 2023 National Venue Caterer of the Year (Silver) – Restaurant & Catering Association Awards for Excellence • 2023 Business Event Venue of the Year (Bronze) – Victorian Tourism Awards • 2023 Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence – 5 Plate Rating Key Features: • Largest event space in Regional Victoria • Impressive 32 event spaces, all with natural light and views of either GMHBA Stadium playing field or surrounding parklands • Free on-site parking • Complimentary Wi-fi • Dedicated culinary team with a focus on local suppliers • In house audio visual team • Day and night event options • Event management capabilities • Located 55 minutes from Melbourne International Airport or 25 minutes from Avalon Airport • Within walking distance to Geelong CBD and South Geelong Train Station • Close proximity to accommodation providers


Approx. 1hr/s travel time from Melbourne CBD

Meeting Rooms & Function Spaces

Presidents Room

The President’s Room is the largest function and event area within the stadium and allows for the maximisation of people for larger events. The versatile, contemporary designed space with natural aesthetics includes multiple bar facilities, as well as four separate areas situated on Level 2 overlooking the turf with sweeping floor to ceiling windows.

Captains Room

The exclusive Captains Room is a stylish function area which can accommodate up to 400 guests on the third level of GMHBA Stadium. The location of this space allows for views not just of the stadium, but of the city skyline. High ceilings incorporated with timber and light features add to the tasteful design of the room which includes bar facilities as-well as entertainment services. Access to stadium seating and the super screen complements the room’s ability to entertain allowing it to be the ultimate function area.

Club Chin Chin

Club Chin Chin will serve up Executive Chef Benjamin Cooper’s famous Feed Me menus, featuring some of his beloved signature dishes alongside exclusive local must-try’s. Set on the third level of the newly opened Joel Selwood Stand, which takes the stadium capacity to 40,000, that iconic neon pink bunnies can be seen well before you enter the restaurant. There’s a glowing welcome sign, the walls are bathed in Chin Chin’s signature hot pink and there’s a collage of pop-art-style Chin Chin art posters. This is Geelong’s most exciting new dining experience!

Executive Suites

These executive suites located in the Premiership and Brownlow stands provide ease and flexibility to smaller functions and events. The private suites can accommodate up to 30 guests and also includes pre function and lounge areas on the third level of GMHBA Stadium. Floor to ceiling windows allow for top level views of the stadium as-well as the Geelong city skyline. Options to utilise the stadium super screen and have access to stadium seating are also available and made easier with bi-fold doors out to the stadium making the suites the perfect entertainer for smaller

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