The Continental Sorrento
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21, Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento, Victoria, 3943, Australia
The Continental Sorrento Events
An iconic Mornington Peninsula landmark since 1875, the reimagined Continental Hotel opens its doors once again in 2022, bringing a glamorous new-look seaside destination to the Sorrento foreshore. This luxury venue offers a sophisticated coastal setting for weddings, parties, meetings, and special events on the Peninsula, with stylish accommodation and world-class dining experiences from renowned Melbourne chef Scott Pickett.
The Continental’s limestone Heritage Wing is home to an array of elegant event spaces boasting spectacular views of the Sorrento foreshore, stylish furnishings, and plenty of natural light. Opulent occasions find their home in the striking Art Deco-inspired Halcyon Hall and glamorous Grand Ballroom, while the sprawling Sunset Terrace is a picturesque spot for al fresco cocktail parties.
Working closely with The Continental’s dedicated events team, you’ll be able to plan the event of your dreams at this luxury beachside venue. Bespoke event packages have been carefully curated to offer an array of flexible menu and seating options, ranging from elegant banquet celebrations to stylish cocktail affairs. Event guests will receive access to special accommodation rates when booking their stay at the hotel.
Highlights of The Continental Sorrento Events:
- Iconic destination for weddings and events on the Mornington Peninsula
- Stunning event spaces boasting light-filled, Art Deco interiors
- Sprawling Sunset Terrace for cocktail hour overlooking the ocean
- Bespoke dining experiences by renowned Melbourne chef Scott Pickett
- 108 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites for relaxing overnight stays
Spaces At This Venue
The Conti's largest function space effortlessly combines historic opulence with contemporary coastal splendour, forming a stunningly light-filled, Art Deco-inspired setting for weddings and private events. Halcyon Hall features ornate chandeliers, large windows and beautiful French doors that open to the Sunset Terrace.
The Grand Ballroom
The Continental Sorrento's spectacular Grand Ballroom is a glamorous event space brimming with Art Deco elegance. This opulent, boutique-style ballroom boasts polished wooden floors, expansive windows, tailored fittings, and sparkling chandeliers.
The Gallery offers a sophisticated and versatile setting for intimate events at The Conti Sorrento, with space for 40 seated guests and 100 standing. Large windows flood the space with natural light while showcasing stunning ocean views.
Typically hired in conjunction with Halcyon Hall, the sprawling Sunset Terrace is a breathtaking alfresco space for weddings and private events at The Continental Sorrento. This picturesque outdoor space is ideal for hosting cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies and pre-dinner drinks overlooking the ocean.
The Continental Sorrento Catering
The dining experience at Continental Hotel Sorrento is nothing short of spectacular, thanks to the incredible culinary team led by renowned Melbourne chef Scott Pickett (Estelle, Chancery Lane, Matilda, Longrain). Expect to be wowed by meticulously crafted dishes showcasing the finest locally sourced ingredients, complemented perfectly by exceptional hand-picked wine lists.
Depending on your vision, choose from an array of carefully curated dining packages, including bountiful shared feasts, seated multi-course meals, live food stations, and delicious cocktail menus featuring delicate finger food. For a truly unforgettable experience, couples can work closely with Scott Pickett to design an entirely bespoke four-course wedding menu.
Highlights of Catering at The Continental Sorrento:
- Exquisite dishes showcasing the freshest local and seasonal ingredients
- Work with renowned Melbourne chef Scott Pickett to design a bespoke wedding menu
- Dining options include classic seated meals, shared feasts and cocktail menus
Frequently Asked Questions
The Continental’s carefully curated wedding packages are priced from $195 per person.
Capacity limits vary depending on your chosen space and are as follows:
- The Grand Ballroom: 100 seated, 160 standing
- Halcyon Hall: 130 seated, 100 dinner/dance, 250 standing
- The Gallery: 40 seated, 100 standing
- Sunset Terrace: 100 seated (ceremony), 150 standing
Weddings at The Continental Hotel must end by 11pm.
Weddings at this iconic hotel venue on the Mornington Peninsula are seamless and luxurious affairs brimming with coastal chic elegance.
InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula offers an array of luxurious guest rooms and suites, each boasting bright and airy interiors with modern amenities. For any wedding booking of 80+ adults, receive a complimentary stay in a Heritage Suite for one night, including breakfast for two the following morning.
Yes, valet parking and self-parking are available at the hotel.
Expect to be blown away by exceptional fine dining experiences curated by renowned Melbourne chef Scott Pickett. Menu options include decadent plated meals, shared grazing feasts, and delicious cocktail menus with interactive food stations and delicate finger food.
Yes. The Continental invites couples to a wedding menu tasting event twice a year. The price per head is $100, with a maximum of six people per wedding party.
Yes. Weddings with a four or five-hour evening reception require a minimum of two security crowd controllers. The below rates apply for security:
- Monday — Friday: $55 per hour per guard
- Saturday: $60.50 per hour per guard
- Sunday: $71.50 per hour per guard
- Public Holidays: $99 per hour per guard
Amelia Scatigno is our lovely Melbourne event and wedding expert. She's been in the industry since 2015 and absolutely loves the entertainment components of events, whether that's live drummers and dancers or a big fireworks show at the end of the night.