SCHOOL FORMAL EVENT2019-07-16T02:02:43+00:00




Whether you’re looking to host a classic and elegant dinner or a show-stopping all-out school formal event, Maple Event Group has the venue for you. Ranging between classic elegance and contemporary glamour, our venues offer much versatility.

All complete with a dance floor, beautiful bar area, location for the DJ and perfect spot for a photo booth, each and every one of our spaces is ready to play host to your school formal.

Our venues combine glamour and fun, with affordable package options and the all-important unforgettable experience.


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Skye is awesome – you guys are very lucky to have her. She is effective, efficient, very helpful and friendly. She is a great advocate for your business and speaks with genuine pride and passion for what MEG offer and deliver

Skye was easy to talk to and made me feel right at home the second I arrived. She was well informed and happy to help with any issues I had. It’s a shame that my football club isn’t hosting their ball at your venue, because it would have been a delight to work with her, highly recommend! x

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.

Very quick, approachable and super organised

Prompt return on queries, easy to get to know, seemed like nothing too hard or a bother.

Great mannerism, enthusiastic, diligent in her replies and a good listener.

Gabby was amazing!! Out of all the venues we looked at she was the most informative, professional and easy to get along with. She answered every question we had and did so all with a smile on her face. Made seeing the venue an absolutely awesome experience well done Gabby!

We felt warmly welcomed, cared for and comfortable to ask questions.

Gabrielle was very welcoming and we felt she will work in with you to accommodate the needs your require.

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.

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.

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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It was fantastic! Can’t thank the staff enough for everything they did they were phenomenal.
The feedback we had were very positive and everyone enjoyed the venue and the food.  The staff were very kind and extremely professional. 
Staff were professional and friendly with pretty seamless handover from sales to operations. Location fantastic, food great and easy access with accommodation nearby. 
Just wanted to say thank you to the team at Leonda from all of us in regards to our Gala Ball. Everything went perfectly and you and your team set up so professionally; Tom was also very easy to deal with and the feedback has all been excellent, particularly about the food which was excellent!
Thank you so much for all of your assistance, you were very professional and always accommodating, people are raving about the venue and food so you certainly impressed.
Can’t thank you enough for a must fabulous night at Leonda on Saturday. Everyone raved about how wonderful everything was. Your staff were unbelievably helpful and friendly – nothing too much trouble.
The process in the lead up was so smooth, on arrival the room looked  fabulous, and the  evening itself was a huge success. All the staff were so obliging and caring throughout, and kept us on track, and pre-empted everything we might have needed.
I received a lot of very positive feedback about the quality of the venue, service and food. All of these elements contributed to a very successful party.
Food was amazing and everyone commented on how wonderful the staff was.
Everyone loved the venue and only had great things to say about it. We can’t thank you enough for coming through with solutions and ideas for any concerns we had and being so thorough with the event order.
Last night was an absolute success! I just wanted to express how grateful I am to you for all your hard work in enabling this wonderful outcome. Could you also kindly pass on many thanks to Jetty and the fantastic staff for their outstanding service last night. The food, drinks and overall service were tremendous and I would have no hesitation in recommending Fenix to others for events in the future. (In fact I would love to get married there some day!) 
I was very impressed with the evening. The service was good, and the food quality and presentation was high restaurant quality rather than function, so to speak. And good wines. And we appreciated your willingness and responsiveness throughout the preparation phase. So thank you. :- )
The event was flawless and your staff were fantastic! Thank you so much again for all your assistance in the lead up. Everyone at Leonda is a dream to work with.
Your venue is so beautifully situated, the set up was excellent, and gave people room to move easily, and the food was perfect.
It went great! Thanks for all your and the Leonda staff’s help for today. They did a marvellous job!!

Venue was beautiful, service was terrific, food remarkable!

Everyone had a fantastic night! Many compliments to your staff as they were all amazing and very friendly!  It was a pleasure working with you guys. Can’t recommend you all enough!
You and your staff at Leonda were all truly fabulous and the event was a huge success, thank you to your all. 
The night was a huge success! Everyone had an awesome time and your staff and venue was outstanding… absolutely loved it!
The venue, food/drinks, service and of course your assistance was fantastic, which made the day a huge success.
It is long overdue, but we are back from school holidays and I’m writing to thank you personally for ensuring our School Formal held on Saturday 18 June, was once again a hugely successful night. Unfortunately, due to a family commitment, I was unable to attend the event myself, but we have had a number of debriefing meetings and other informal feedback opportunities since the event, and everyone had very glowing recollections of the night. Particular praise goes to the catering staff for their organisation in serving delicious (and hot) meals within a limited time frame, the security staff for their sensitive handling of one guest who had apparently had a little too much to drink prior to her arrival at the venue, and to the waiting and bar staff who were very friendly and professional as they served and cleared food and ensured the non-alcoholic beverages flowed!
I just wanted to say thank you very much for all you did to help bring the Year 12 Formal together. It was such a great night with no hassles, which I am very happy about. The staff that were on for the evening were just wonderful, very helpful, polite and great with the students. The event co-Ordinator for the evening Ali was so accommodating and a pleasure to work with.
I think everyone had a great time, and the feedback has been wonderful.  Your staff on the night, particularly Ally and Kate, were courteous and accommodating at all times.  Thank you again for your guidance.
The staff were excellent and attentive, and the room was absolutely beautiful. The food was also delicious!
Staff were great, security were great, super accommodating venue and great filling meals!
All have said the food, music, atmosphere was amazing.
To say THANK YOU would not be suffice… You truly went way and beyond to make our event  a real success! The amount of compliments I received about EVERYTHING was truly amazing!!!! Boy did I get that WOW factor!!!!! When the curtains opened all I heard was WWOOOOWWWW. From the food to the service- everything was IMMACULATE. Very well worth the stress and running around. I can not THANK you enough for your patience, hard work and dedication to making my event truly amazing!!!! 
Everything was flawless, from the planning, service, food and attention to detail. Couldn’t fault anything. Thank you so much for making a memorable event for us.
Everything was wonderful- we loved our christening and our guests all enjoyed it. Thanks again for all your help, we were very happy with it all.
Everyone said the venue looked absolutely perfect and the food was just to die for; my younger brother with the dietary requirements said he would’ve ate the plate too because the food was just incredible.
Everything was made so easy and no request was too big. The whole booking process was great and on the day the service and food was excellent!
Your team was at all times receptive to our needs and highly accommodating.
Food was great, service even better. Venue perfect for what we did. Thank you so, so much. Will be back next year for sure.
Everyone enjoyed the riverside scenery and abundance of natural light in Panorama. They enjoyed all the food offerings, and they especially enjoyed the barista coffee, commenting that it helped to keep them engaged in the conference setting, as they “didn’t need to leave the venue in search of good coffee”.  High standards, successful conference!
It went great! Thanks for all your and the Leonda staff’s help for today. They did a marvellous job!!
Your staff were fantastic very attentive and always willing to help. The food was incredible and my delegates gave me the same feedback, they were all very impressed. There was a lot left over though which was a shame hopefully the staff got to eat some!
Staff at Fenix was very friendly and helpful. Our last min requests on the day of the conference was addressed with a big smile and promptly. We conducted an internal survey with the attendees and mostly everyone said the staff at Fenix was excellent. We definitely would recommend Fenix to anybody who wants to hold an event and will come back next year too 🙂
The service staff on both days of our event were faultless and incredibly accommodating.
Jetty did a fabulous job with our function. The meal service was discreet and well timed. All staff worked to make the function a success
From the first call to the close of our Forum, all staff were professional, very easy to work with, no stress, food was exceptional, venue is stunning, easy to park, transport. Well done and HUGE thank you.
The event was a great success for all that attended.  Unfortunately the auction didn’t do as well as expected but the main thing is everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves
The entire experience was easy and at a high level.
Nothing was too difficult for the great staff of this beautiful venue.
Just wanted to thank you once again, for all your assistance in organizing our event on Tuesday evening. I was not in attendance on the night, but everyone reported back that the evening was a great success. They were very impressed with the set up and venue in general, and said the food was wonderful.
Last night ran absolutely perfectly and I couldn’t be happier. Food was delicious and all the staff were so wonderful. The manager of the night was particularly great, keeping in touch with me the whole night with timing and helping with the pack up.  We’ve received so much positive feedback about last night and I just wanted to pass on my thanks.
Easy to deal with start to finish. The venue was fantastic, the catering was excellent and the staff were friendly and always available to provide assistance.
We had a terrific time and were taken care of superbly by your wonderful staff. Thanks for always making our experience enjoyable!
Thank you so much for everything, last Wednesday went very well, I have heard nothing but good things about both the venue and the food on the day.
All attendees loved it!

All guests enjoyed the venue, good food & good service. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening

Essendon Football Club

Our Year 12 formal has been held at Leonda for several years now. It is always a ‘seamless’ experience. The service is outstanding at every stage from the organisation through to the function itself

Doncaster Secondary College

The service on the evening was seamless. The team were a pleasure to work with and nothing was a hassle. We have had some great feedback from our guests- great food, great location!

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation

We have been associated with Leonda for many years and have held 11 Balls and many Formals there. We have always been extremely delighted with every function.

Whitefriars College

Leonda is a lovely venue for a function; great location, attractive decor, delicious food, and the behind-the-scenes organisation is extremely professional.

Camberwell Grammar School

Guests that attended said the food and venue was excellent. All staff were also very professional and great to deal with.


The service was exceptional, the food was exceptional, the set up was perfect, anything we needed help with or changes made was done instantly.



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