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With spectacular 180 degree views of the Gladstone Marina, The Dock at East Shores is the perfect destination for your special event. Our spaces cater for small to large events, from team lunches, networking events, birthday parties, corporate events, hens parties, casual wedding receptions and family celebrations. We understand that every occasion is unique so your dedicated Functions manager and The Dock at East Shores team will be there every step of the way to ensure your function is a success.

We make it easy at The Dock

1.    Choose your venue space

2.    Select either: canapes, 1 meter platter boards, seated 3 course menu,

       or pre-order from our regular menu

3.    Choose a beverage package

4.    Pay the deposit to lock in the date

5.    Look after the invites while we look after the rest!

SPACES

Main Deck

Seated capacity 50 | Standing capacity 80

Exclusive minimum spend - seasonal

Top Deck

Seated capacity 24 | Standing capacity 30

Exclusive minimum spend $500

Courtyard

Seated capacity 40 | Standing capacity 50

Exclusive minimum spend $500

 

FOOD

Dietary requirements can be accommodated with most menus where adequate notice has been given. The chef may need to substitute or amend some selections. If the below options do not suit, please consider ordering from our restaurant menu. 

CANAPE PACKAGES

Minimum guest number of 20 is required

Please select a package below

 

3 Piece Package | $19pp

Choose: 1 cold, 1 substantial, 1 dessert

 

5 Piece Package | $29pp

Choose: 2 cold, 1 hot, 1 substantial, 1 dessert

 

7 Piece Package | $39pp

Choose: 2 cold, 2 hot, 2 substantial, 1 dessert

 

COLD CANAPE OPTIONS

Smoked cheddar cheese balls 

Salmon and chive mousse on a cucumber disk

Sourdough with balsamic, olive oil and dukkah

 

HOT CANAPE OPTIONS

Tandoori chicken skewer with mango sauce

Southern fried crispy chicken with aioli sauce

Calamari dusted in semolina with lemon and pepper

 

SUBSTANTIAL

Beer battered fish of the day and chips, tartare sauce and lemon

Calamari salad with nam jim dressing and crispy noodles

Nachos with pulled brisket, charred corn salsa, sour cream and avocado 

 

DESSERTS

Triple chocolate brownie bite with chocolate ganache

Chocolate dipped strawberries and seasonal fruit

Baileys and white chocolate truffle

 ONE METRE PLATTER BOARDS

Minimum guest numbers of 15 or minimum group spend of $500 to order boards

Each board is a light meal for 10, or a small bite for 15

BITES BOARD | $120

Bruschetta

Tandoori chicken skewer with mango sauce (20 pcs)

Mini skewered beef meatballs with smokey barbeque sauce (10 pcs)

Curly fries with aioli

SEAFOOD BOARD | $200

A mountain of beer battered chips

Semolina dusted calamari strips (20 pcs)

Fish of the Day (20 pcs)

with tartar sauce, lemon wedges, topped with battered mussels


CHEESE BOARD l $170

Triple cream brie, smoked cheddar, Jarlsberg

Water crackers, gherkins, marinated olives, quince paste

Accompanying fruit & nuts

 

DESSERT BOARD | $120

Triple chocolate brownie with chocolate (10 pcs)

Chocolate dipped strawberries and seasonal fruit (10 pcs)

Baileys and white chocolate truffle (10 pcs)

Fresh cinnamon doughnuts (10 pcs)

Your choice of 6 scoops of gelato

ALL THREE BOARDS SERVED OVER AN EVENING | $440

THREE COURSE SET MENU

Minimum 10 people |$59pp

 

Shared starter

Bruschetta

Sourdough with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and dukkah

 

Entrée

Alternate drop of:

Tandoori chicken skewers with mango sauce 

Calamari dusted in semolina with lemon pepper

 

Main

Alternate drop of:

2 seasonal items to be discussed on booking

Dessert

Cadbury chunky triple chocolate brownie bite with fresh strawberries

BEVERAGE OPTIONS

The package options include tray service for the duration of the package, with one wait staff per 20 guests 

STANDARD 

2 hours $45pp | 3 hours $55pp| 4 hours $65pp

 Draught Beer

Great Northern Super Crisp

Bottled Beer

xxxx Gold, Great Northern

Sparkling

Rothbury Estate Sparkling

White Wine

Matua valley Sauvignon Blanc, NZ

Red Wine

Options to be discussed on booking

 

PREMIUM

2 hours $55pp | 3 hours $65pp | 4 hours $75 pp

 Draught Beer

Great Northern Super Crisp, Little Creatures Pale, James Squire Cider

Bottled Beer & Cider

xxxx Gold, Great Northern, Corona, Stone & Wood Pacific Ale

Sparkling

Rothbury Estate Sparkling, Chandon Brut NV

White Wine

Options to be discussed on booking

Red Wine

Options to be discussed on booking

SPIRITS

Additional $25pp

Add Bundaberg Rum, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Stolichnaya Vodka, Jim Beam and Johnny Walker Red to our 2 or 3 hour beverage package.

ON-CONSUMPTION BAR TAB

A bar tab can be set up for the duration of your event with your specified limit. Our staff will keep you informed of the balance.  To arrange tray service of these beverages is an additional $40 per 20 guests per hour.

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

COCKTAIL CLASSES

Minimum 4 guests l $60 pp

Grab your friends or co-workers together and learn how to sling 4 of our cocktails. One of our staff members will get you behind the bar to teach you the tricks of the trade.

Choose 4 of the following

The Dockery 

Long Island Iced Tea  

Espresso Martini  

The Hickory-Dickory Dock  

Mojito  

Margarita

Mocktail options available

DIY MIMOSA BAR

Serves 10 l $165

3 x bottle of our sparkling wine

3 x Jug of our freshly squeezed OJ

Served with bottles and jugs resting on ice for your guests to pour and serve themselves

OTHER INFORMATION

 

HOURS

Our liquor licence permits us to trade up until 12 midnight and we can apply for an extended licence for functions. If you would like us to trade past midnight we require at least 6 weeks notice to apply for the permit. A fee of $350 applies, you will also be required to cover the cost of a security guard and any other conditions placed on us by liquor licencing.

 

LIVE MUSIC

We can book live music for you, a 3 hour set is $450 and includes the musician and all their equipment.

Our liquor licence permits live music and entertainment as long as we meet our condition of keeping music to 75dBa at 3m from the source. We will take a recording prior to your guests arriving and the musicians will not be permitted to increase the volume. Don’t worry too much! We run all our live music events at this level and customers have always been happy!

 

EXCLUSIVE VENUE HIRE

We do hire out The Dock in its entirety for exclusive events and are happy to discuss a customised package. There is a minimum spend of $5000 on a Monday – Wednesday and $10,000 on a Thursday – Sunday or during school holiday periods.

OR

To hire the various areas exclusively, the courtyard and top deck have a minimum group spend which is seasonal. The main deck has a minimum spend of $3,000 on a Monday – Wednesday $5,000 on a Thursday – Sunday or during school holiday periods.

 

DEPOSIT & PAYMENT

Although we do not charge a booking fee, all areas for exclusive use have a minimum function spend. All functions require a 50% deposit to be paid at the time of the booking. This deposit is refundable up to 30 days prior to the event. After this time the deposit is not refundable for any cancellation for any reason. The balance is due 7 days in advance and any on-consumption bar tab on the day of the event.

 

WET WEATHER

Unfortunately we cannot control the weather! In the event of severe weather impacting an event, if the main deck (which is fully covered) is available the event will be transferred to this location and proceed as planned. If the main deck is not available, at your request which must be received at least 3 days prior to the event (so we can cancel food with suppliers), we will happily reschedule the event within 2 weeks.

Please note, we do not offer refunds for inclement weather.

 

CAKE AND BYO

We are a dessert venue and licensed bar and do charge an individual cakeage fee for functions of $2.50 per head. As part of this service, we provide crockery, dessert forks, serviettes, sparklers and can cut the cake for you.

We do not offer BYO of any alcohol other than wines, which incur a $7.50 corkage fee.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

LOSS AND DAMAGES

The Dock Group does not accept responsibility for the loss or damage to any equipment, personal property or merchandise left on the premises by any person prior to, during or after the function. The Dock Group management has the right to debit your credit card for any damages incurred during your event, which includes any necessary repairs or excessive cleaning.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Due to the heavy schedule of the establishment, we ask that your guests arrive no earlier than your agreed starting time, and depart no later than the agreed finishing time, unless pre-arranged with the functions coordinator.

SET UP AND STYLING BROUGHT INTO THE VENUE

All items including any equipment, personal property or merchandise must be collected within twenty-four (24) hours of event finishing. If there is another event afterwards, all items must be collected by the date the venues request.

SECURITY AND RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL

Any event that is for an age range 25 and under (such as 18th and 21st birthdays) may require the client to pay for a security guard. This cost is $150 per hour and will be required for the duration of the event and one hour after its conclusion. We practice responsible service of alcohol. If a customer is demonstrating signs of intoxication we will not continue serving them alcohol, even if they are on a drinks package.

 

COCKTAIL CLASS CONDITIONS

Each participating guest in the cocktail class agrees to follow the instructions and guidelines given by the instructing Dock Group staff member. Failure to do so could result in incompletion of the class. This is due to strict responsible service of alcohol guidelines.

CONTACT

For any enquiries please contact our team on 0447 133 417 or via email on bookings@thedockgroup.com.au