Special events by arrangement

Cocktail Style Events

Inbound is a beautiful venue to host a cocktail party. Utilising both the heritage dining room and the platform areas, guests can enjoy the ambience, while grazing on canapé style food and having a drink.


Cocktail Food/ Canapé Functions

Basic charges and ‘fine print’:

Whole venue booking:

To book the whole venue for your exclusive use, there is a room hire fee of $400 and the venue would be available for a 4 hour time frame.  (For times over this, there is a room hire charge of $250 per extra hour, or part thereof.)

For use of the platform only, $150 venue hire may apply.  We require a minimum of 20 guests to book this space.

For the whole venue, we require a minimum of 50 paying guests.  Our mandatory close time is 11:30pm due to liquor licence conditions.  (Minimum numbers may be higher during busy times of year – eg in the lead up to Christmas).

If the function is for 100 guests or more, the initial room hire is reduced to $300.


Part venue booking or short time frame booking:

Cocktail Food/ Canapé Functions for small groups who are wanting to use the function area of the main restaurant during our normal opening hours, or for functions that are 3 hours or less in duration but still need the whole venue, the room hire is $200.

For part venue bookings, it is understood that other guests will also be in the venue, and as such, use of microphones for speeches, individualised music and entertainment is not available if it infringes on other people’s dining experience.  The area would be available for a 4 hour time frame.  (For times over this, there is a room hire charge of $250 per extra hour, or part thereof. ) There is also a minimum of 20 guests or equivalent spend.

Our mandatory close time is 11:30pm due to liquor licence conditions.

Please discuss this option with us if you only wish to use a section of the venue, rather than hiring the entire premises.

Minimum guest numbers:

For a whole venue book out, either long or short time frames, we ask for a minimum of 50 paying adult guests or equivalent spend.  (Less than 50 guests may attract an extra fee.  This amount depends on numbers attending and staffing requirements.  Please feel free to discuss your requirements.  If we can accommodate your group, we would be happy to do so. The minimum number required may vary at busy times of year – eg the lead up to Christmas)

If all this information seems overwhelming, please contact us to discuss your needs, as it is difficult to provide adequate information on the website when there are so many options available!

If your function idea does not fit neatly into one of the above scenarios, please feel free to talk to us about your ideas.  If we can help, we will.

Food options:


Option 1: Light cocktail food for short time frame functions:

(This option is not available for longer timed  functions over  a three hour time frame).

Choose 4, 6 or 8 items from the list (at the end of this info section) at a cost of:

$17 per person for 4 items,

$22 for 6 items or

$27 for 8 items.

This is a lighter style cocktail food option (ie not meal quantities ) and is only available for functions on short time frames, e.g. 2-3 hours.


Option 2:

Alternatively, for longer time frame functions (up to 4 hours), we offer more substantial quantities of the menu items (eg meal quantities) and the costs would be:

$22 for 4 items

$26 for 6 items

$32 for 8 items


Option 3:


Include a round of sliders with the either of the above options.  This would cost $6 extra per person.  The selection includes:


Beef with caramelized onion, aged cheddar

Pulled pork with apple sauce, smokey paprika mayonnaise

Crumbed chicken, smashed avocado

All include green oak lettuce, fresh tomato    


The food would normally be served over a period of 2 hours.




Groups usually have a bar tab system for drinks or a cash drinks system.


With the bar tab, we work within the limitations and budgetary constraints you set.  We stay in contact with you throughout the event, so you know what the bar tab amount is at any given time.  We do not go over your specified amount without your permission.  If guests wish to have drinks that are not included in your bar tab, they are able to purchase these on a cash basis.


With the cash drinks system, guests pay for their drinks as they order.


Alternatively, we can organise a system that suits your needs – eg drinks on arrival and then a cash bar situation.  Please discuss your preferences with us.  We will do our best to meet your needs.


Finally, you may consider a drinks package.  A standard beverage package includes the following


Chain of Fire Shiraz cab (by Robert Oatley Vineyards)

Chain of Fire Sauvignon blanc semillon (by Robert Oatley Vineyards)

Chain of Fire Sparkling (by Robert Oatley Vineyards)

Boags light

Hahn 3.5 (mid strength, low carb)

Tooheys extra dry (Full strength)

Peroni Leggara

Soft drinks

Orange juice



2 hours: $29 per person

3 hours: $36 per person

4 hours $ 43 per person


These packages can be adjusted with premium beers, with additional cost, if desired.




Bruschetta tarts (veg)

Petite savoury tarts, served chilled

Selection of sushi (GF)

Crisp turkish toast with goats cheese, roast pepper, basil pesto (served chilled) (veg)

Chicken caramelised onion and avocado tartlet

Mini beef fillet mignons (GF)

Lemon peppered calamari

Flash fried salt and pepper calamari (can be done with rice flour for GF – please ask)

Vegetarian spring rolls (veg)

Spinach and fetta filo pastries (veg)

Mediterranean meat balls (GF)

Satay chicken skewers (GF)

Barramundi goujons

Rare peppered beef skewers (GF)

Moroccan lamb pastries

Mushroom, pea and goats’ cheese risotto balls (veg)

Petite tomato, sheeps’ feta, basil bruschetta (veg)

House made Artisan pizza wedges (can be vegetarian.  Also can be done GF but will attract a surcharge).

Panko crumbed prawns

Beef and red wine pastie

Pulled pork and plum samosa

Pumpkin and basil pesto toast (Vegan)

Pan fried marinated tofu, fresh pineapple and tomato relish (vegan)

Soy glazed pork belly and pineapple skewer (GF)

Melon wrapped prosciutto (GF)


Soup shooters: Cauliflower and truffle oil; roasted tomato and basil; Thai style pumpkin (Attracts a surcharge of $1.50 per person) (Can be done GF – please ask)



Sweet selections (can be added for an extra charge, depending on quantities and selection):

Petite dark chocolate and raspberry tarts

Mini profiteroles

Brulee tarts

Fresh cream and strawberry tarts

Rosewater panna cotta tarts

Please note that birthday cakes or other food is not permitted to be brought in due to our health regulations and insurance conditions.  If you would like us to provide  a birthday cake, please talk to us about the possibilities.