Maple Events Group | Two Spectacular Melbourne Venues2020-09-16T00:54:26+00:00

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At Maple Event Group we believe that our core purpose is to provide a WOW experience to everyone who encounters us. We believe in going above and beyond for our clients so that their events exceed all expectations, and we are committed to doing so in every area of our business.

Maple Event Group offers this unique, WOW event experience at two of Melbourne’s most iconic venues:

Fenix Events and Leonda By The Yarra

With floor to ceiling windows, ample parking facilities, award winning menus and a service to match, Fenix Events and Leonda By The Yarra are perfect for your next event.  With dedicated AV suppliers across all our event spaces, and expert coordinators at both our venues, you can rest assured that your event is in professional hands.

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Fenix Events, Richmond, Melbourne

Fenix Events

Known for its culinary excellence and exceptional style Fenix Events is fast becoming a Melbourne icon for events with a difference.

Located just outside the CBD in a bustling riverside location, Fenix specialises in the unique event; whether that be a wedding, conference or social event. Boasting two state of the art event spaces and menus that will guide your guests on a true culinary journey, Fenix Events is the perfect place for the one-of-a-kind celebration.

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Leonda By The Yarra

Nestled along the iconic Yarra River, located only minutes from the CBD and with a solid reputation as one of Melbourne’s most sought after venues, Leonda By The Yarra boasts an elegant approach for those eager to host that important event in style.

Leonda’s long running reputation is built on their commitment to providing an uncompromising service and an exceptional experience to every person who walks through the door.

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It’s always a pleasure working with you and I never have any fear or doubt when running an event with you, I just know that everything is going to be perfect and of course as always on the day your team exceed my expectations and just make everything so easy

Kim Hesse – Venues 2 Events

Having worked in collaboration with Maple Event Group now for many years, we are always excited to see either of their venue names pop up in our radar.  The teams at both Fenix Events and Leonda By The Yarra are consistently professional, efficient and organised in their approach to each request we have ever had of them, and we always know that the service standard will be incredibly high. Our readers and clients obviously believe this as well, as Fenix Events and Leonda By The Yarra have both been listed in the Spice Hot 100; something which clearly shows the high level of quality you can always expect from Maple Event Group.

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About the Maple Event Group

We believe that employee wellbeing, community participation and care for our environment is just the start of creating a happy business culture. For more information on our Corporate Social Responsibility activities please click here.

Maple Event Group - Our Business Values

Once upon a time (aka in 1970) the Hawthorn Tea Gardens fatefully burnt down, leaving the opportunity open for partners Leon Jolson & David Walker to build Melbourne’s leading event venue. The name bestowed upon the stunning event venue was Leonda, a fusion of the names Leon and David.

Our story really begins back in 2006 when Leonda By The Yarra was sold by Spotless to a family business. The venue was renovated inside and out, modernising its facilities and bringing opportunities for amazing events to exciting new levels. Under the new management, the focus was to bring the WOW to Leonda By The Yarra, restoring its status as an iconic Melbourne destination.

Flash forward to 2013 and Fenix Events was bought from Masterchef judge Gary Mehigan. Previously a popular venue for fine dining, the emphasis on culinary experience was maintained while the spaces were revamped with a modern edge and minimalist aesthetic.

With a second venue to call part of the family, the Maple Event Group was born and the fun well and truly began! Today our Melbourne based, family owned event group has one clear goal – to consistently deliver exceptional experiences to our clients and their guests.

We are able to achieve this in both of our venues by creating a culture based on our MAPLE values, in particular our focus on: commitment and motivation to continually improve what we do; positivity and fun in the workplace; and respect and support for each other.

The BRW Best Places to Work Study has now recognised Maple Event Group in Australia’s Best 20 Places to Work (under 100 employees) for both 2014 and 2015. This significant achievement recognises us as a team that strives to create a workplace where people enjoy coming to work and truly love what they are doing.

We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the #MEGFamily next!

At the Maple Event Group we are committed to providing exceptional experiences for each and every one of our clients.

With our team going above and beyond each and every day to ensure our clients’ visions are created, we feel honoured to be supporting the motivated and ambitious individuals who are responsible for MEG’s everyday success. With their achievements in mind we are extremely proud to have their phenomenal efforts recognised within the industry.


  • Best Places to Work in Australia Study, Best 10 Places to Work under 100 employees – Number 7 (MEG)


  • Meetings & Events Australia Business Development Person, VIC (Christie Knox – Maple Event Group)
  • Meetings & Events Australia Business Development Person, AUS (Christie Knox – Maple Event Group)
  • Meetings & Events Australia, Platinum Award for Highest Scored Nominee, AUS (Christie Knox – Maple Event Group)


  • Meetings & Events Australia Corporate Social Responsibility Award AUS (Leonda)
  • Meetings & Events Australia Education Award AUS (Leonda)
  • Meetings & Events Australia Ungerboeck Software International Young Professional Scholarship (Jemma Halls – Leonda)
  • Australian Bridal Industry Awards, 3rd Place Best Reception Venue AUS (Leonda)
  • Australian Bridal Industry Awards, 3rd Place Best Wedding Coordinator AUS (Leonda)


  • Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence, National Convention / Function Centre Caterer (Fenix)
  • Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence, Venue Caterer of the Year VIC / TAS (Fenix)
  • Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence, Convention / Function Centre Caterer  VIC / TAS (Fenix)
  • BRW Best Places to Work in Australia Study, Best 20 Places to Work under 100 employees (MEG)


  • BRW Best Places to Work in Australia Study, Best 20 Places to Work under 100 employees (MEG)
  • Australian Bridal Industry Awards, Best Reception Venue VIC (Leonda)

At the Maple Event Group, we’re a little different. Sure, we’re always ready to take on the best new Chef, Bar Tender, Coordinator, Event Manager or Waiter. But what we’re really looking for is people, driven by their need to create WOW experiences and looking for a family to work with.

We want chocolate addicts, dog devotees and ice cream connoisseurs. We want expert plate balancers, high-five specialists, coffee lovers and selfie takers. We want to create lasting memories of our clients events while making memories of our own.

So…that’s us. Nice to meet you (in a manner of speaking). If you’ve found yourself feeling excited and inspired, then we would love to meet with you.

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Meet Our Event Executives

Sarah Bell
Sarah BellBusiness Development Manager

With a diverse background firmly grounded in client experience, Sarah’s strengths lie in her ability to understand an event organiser’s needs, and to source the right solutions to make it all happen.

Having joined us after her role at Entertainment Publications, Sarah knows Melbourne and its venues, and is proud to be working across two of the best.

Sarah was very professional, yet friendly and answered all our questions before we could ask them.

She was extremely punctual, insightful, helpful when it came to ideas and out of all the choices of venues, she seemed like the most trusted to work with, that is why we chose Fenix.

She is awesome! Friendly, prompt, accurate, knowledgeable. Very good rapport building skills and knows her stuff. Sarah made the whole process seamless and easy.

Kayleigh Proctor
Kayleigh ProctorSales Manager

Kayleigh has worked in the events industry for over 5 years and is passionate about creating the perfect event. Being a self-confessed perfectionist, she is able to talk to her clients about the best ways to get the most out of their events, and to help make it happen.

Having moved over from the U.K to Melbourne, she is excited to help create those unforgettable events with all her clients

Kayleigh was very professional but at the same time friendly and courteous. She answered all the questions I asked and took time for me to view the venue and explain all the options.

Clear, conscientious and pleasure to work with, easy follow ups as well.

Taylor Parkes
Taylor ParkesEvent Executive

With a background in sales, Taylor revels in finding the perfect solution for her clients’ needs and is revered for her ability to think creatively and quickly on her feet. With a genuine passion for continual learning, she leaves no carriage return stone unturned and loves to think outside of the box to realize an event organizer’s ideal outcome.

With a vivacious personality and contagious energy, Taylor is a wonderful listener who really understands just what her clients are after in their event.

Outside of work, Taylor is passionate about her travel blog where she loves to write about her favorite places and wine. She also loves to dance and has even appeared in a Bollywood Movie and Australia’s Got Talent!

Very competent and friendly. Answered all our questions and was very helpful.

She was highly knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. A great experience.

She was very polite, responsive and was not too pushy.