Sydney Wedding Venues – Athol Hall (Review)
Sydney Wedding Venues
Athol Hall (Review)
Last weekend we played at Athol Hall – twice. We performed at two wedding receptions there. Friday (4th March) was a wedding for Chris and Amie. Saturday (5th March) was a wedding for Barry and Amanda.
Athol Hall is a venue in Mosman, just down the hill from Taronga Zoo. It’s basically an old wooden hall built in the early 1900’s set in bushland, with an expansive lawn and views across the harbour to the Sydney CBD.
The venue is simple, and that’s what makes it so good. It is one of our favourite venues to work at and is perfect for us to showcase the many styles we can play in.
Typically, whenever we play at Athol Hall, we start off playing outside on the lawn, balcony and outdoor areas. For this we work without amplifiers. I use a brass megaphone to sing through.
Guests can enjoy the outdoor space for drinks and canapes. We generally move around, playing two or three songs in one spot and then moving on to another.The megaphone is quirky and always gets people’s attention, as does the trombone.
Athol Hall has classic rustic charm. The wood is over one hundred years old, and this enhances the acoustic music we typically play throughout dinner.
Here is some footage of us playing during dinner…
The venue is a comfortable size for about 80 people, although we have played there for as little as 30 people and as many as 120. When we switch into our pop, rock and dance styles, the venue works really well. If guests need a break from dancing, they can retreat to the balcony or to the gazebo.
Here we are “rocking out”.
What I like most about Athol Hall is that it has been owned and run by the same person for about twenty years. There is nothing ‘corporate’ about this venue, and that keeps things affordable.
For more information on this venue, please refer to their website – http://www.atholhall.com.au/