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Venue Management Services to manage Hobart’s newest function venue

Venue Management Services to manage Hobart’s newest function venue
October 6, 2011

Following a nationwide tender process, the Tasmanian Government has awarded the management contract for Hobart's newest waterside function venue, Princess Wharf No.1 to Melbourne based, Venue Management Services (VMS).

VMS is a specialist venue and facility management company with operations in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and now Tasmania.

VMS Managing Director Saxon Mitchell is excited about introducing the new Hobart venue to the national conference, exhibition and concert market, stating "Princes Wharf No. 1 has been the home of the internationally renowned Taste of Tasmania since it's inception in the early 1990s.

"Now with almost $20 million spent on it, the venue is one of Australia's finest, in a totally unique and delightful location (and) with over 3800 metres2 of event space the venue is one of Hobart's largest multi-purpose event centres.

"Princess Wharf No.1 is situated in the heart of Salamanca Place, next to the Derwent River, a favorite part of Hobart, steeped in history, culture, fine food and fantastic wine and beer.

"This venue is positively in Tasmania's best location- Conference and exhibition delegates will be delighted with a venue setting that very few cities in the world can offer, while organisers will be pleased with its world class facilities and design which incorporates lots of natural light through panoramic windows.

"Princess Wharf No. 1 has been refurbished with the exhibitor and organiser in mind, it has great access (you can drive a semi-trailer into the venue), great audio visual systems, lighting, heating and most importantly visibility.

"In addition VMS has the experience and systems to help make staging any event, conference or exhibition at Princess Wharf No. 1 an absolute breeze."

To find out more about Princess Wharf No. 1 call 1300 304 200 or go to


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