The Marion is Canberra’s latest and most exclusive destination for weddings, private celebrations and corporate events. Situated at Regatta Point by the picturesque Lake Burley Griffin with a breathtaking view of the National Triangle along with panoramic vistas of the surrounding bushland.
The site is named in honour of Marion Mahony, an artist and pioneer of her time and one of the first licensed female Architects in the world. Marion was instrumental in the design and planning of Canberra’s iconic city and Lake Burley Griffin. The building now overlooks the city and lake forever paying homage to her life’s work.
Catering for any occasion, The Marion offers a capacity of 180 guests for seated dinning or 250 for standing events. The dining room boasts floor to ceiling windows perfectly framing the stunning views. The food is carefully curated by the team of Chefs who work tirelessly to create the most memorable event menus.
Leading the kitchen is Executive Chef, Robert Crichton. Originally from the UK, Rob started cooking professionally at the age of 15 and has refining his skills in some of Britain’s most acclaimed Michelin Star restaurants.
Rob’s meticulous and creative approach to food has earned him a reputation of executing exceptional modern and seasonal cuisine, showcasing the best of what Australian producers have to offer. Matthew Ouwerkerk is Head Chef and brings an accomplished career spanning more than a decade the industry. Matt has worked in Michelin-starred establishments in London and high-end restaurants across Sydney and Melbourne.
For a gourmet brunch whilst sipping on premium coffees, you can visit Walter Café located at the same site. The interior is light and spacious, modern yet tastefully elegant in style, the large sun-filled terraces offer outdoor seating and an even better vantage point of the magnificent views. The Walter Café menu offers a mouth-watering selection of Modern Australian cuisine inspired by fresh local produce and flavours from around the globe.
Behind the scenes where all the magic happens are two kitchens fitted with Electrolux Professional appliances. One of which is purposefully designed for the function centre. Boasting a line-up of the powerful Electrolux Professional 900XP series of cooking equipment incorporating 8 highly efficient gas burners with 2 large convection ovens, a versatile induction cooktop, automatic pasta cookers, programmable fryers and an ultra-compact MultiSlim convection oven.
The second kitchen is the engine that powers Walter Café. Featuring the Electrolux Professional 700XP series of cooking equipment with a generous 6 burner range, gas grill and fryer, pasta cooker, salamander plus another MultiSlim oven. The XP series of cooking equipment was selected by the Marion for its power, productivity, flexibility plus high efficiency. Because lower consumption means lower running costs, which is better for business and the environment.
No matter what you’re celebrating, make it an affair to remember with a show-stopping event at The Marion. Whether it’s a lavish high tea, delectable cocktail canapés or three course formal banquet, The Marion can design a food and drink package to suit any occasion.