Best Band To Hire For An Event At Athol Hall
If there’s one venue in Sydney that suits the band better than anywhere else in Sydney, it’s got to be Athol Hall, AND… if there’s one venue that we have played at more than any other venue in Sydney, it’s got to be Athol Hall.
Set in Sydney Harbour National Park, Athol Hall is just down from Taronga Zoo off Bradley’s Head Road in Mosman on Sydney’s lower North Shore. It has views across to the Sydney CBD.
There are four things that I love about Athol Hall;
- The outdoor space
- The indoor space
- The owner of the business
- The native wildlife
The Outdoor Space
Athol Hall boasts an expansive lawn, surrounded by native Australian bushland. This is a perfect setting for the band to perform in our “roving acoustic” format, but rather than trying to describe this using words, these film clips will show this better.
The Indoor Space
The hall itself is wooden and approximately a hundred years old and has loads of rustic charm. Old wood enhances the quality of resonance. Much the same as an old violin or double bass having a superior sound, when the band plays acoustically inside the hall, the sound is amazing.
The hall is the perfect size for weddings and parties. We recently played at a wedding there for 30 people. We have also played there for a capacity crowd of around 160.
Here’s the band rocking out at Athol Hall (later in the evening).
The Owners Of The Business (Athol Hall)
In this day and age, a function-venue actually being run by a husband and wife partnership is a rarity. I would estimate 95% of function-venues in Sydney are run by corporations with vast networks of managers and staff. What is so refreshing about playing at Athol Hall is that every time we turn up there to play, the business owner, Susan Hewitt is there setting things up and liaising with other suppliers. We have a chat and a catch up before we get on with things. It’s so refreshing!
The Native Wildlife
This is a superb venue if you are going to have guests coming from overseas. The wildlife is surprisingly tame. They help create that ‘uniquely Australian’ vibe. There are kookaburras, possums, bush turkeys and lizards. Check out the cheeky possum in this clip (below).