111 Main Road, Hepburn Springs
The Palais in Hepburn Springs is one of country Victoria’s premier boutique venues for live entertainment, fine dining, weddings and functions and has opened it’s doors again under new management . The iconic venue, located on Main Road Hepburn Springs (Daylesford Victoria) closed down suddenly last December much to the disappointment of its fans. But the fabulous news is, it’s back!
Local cafe & winery owners Matthew Goodison and his partner Korinna Glen have taken over the reins with the intention of restoring the grand old dame to her former glory, and to give the venue back to local and out-of-town music and food lovers alike.
Set in the enchantingly picturesque countryside of Hepburn Springs (neighbouring township of Daylesford) The Palais will host some of the best musical acts from Australia and overseas. Working alongside Matthew and Korinna will be Emma Ireland (former Palais booker reinstated in the role) and publicist Lou Ridsdale.
With a new look, new energy and a focus on great food and music, the venue is bound to impress. The restaurant, run by chef Billy McIldowney, will be operating
seven nights a week with special dinner delight nights (such as kids eat for free night, Authentic Indian Curry Night, Pizza Night, International Night)....as well as weekend exclusive dinner & shows. Much of the menu will have a ‘from paddock to plate’ theme, with some of the food grown organically from Matthew and Korinna’s own farm.
The Palais will specialize in weddings and functions, and with its velvet-curtained ballroom and art deco trimmings the regal and exquisite ambience is abundant. The plush, cosy atmosphere is the perfect locale for any special occasion.
Built in 1926, the unique dance hall has been gracefully restored and features two bars, one in the ballroom and another in the restaurant, and both are available for function hire. The venue has retained its original wooden sprung dance floor, and is nestled in the undulating hillside of Victoria’s Spa Country. Whether it’s a case of leisurely imbibing a drop from the extensive wine list, enjoying a fine dining experience, witnessing a premier entertainment act or rubbing shoulders with the locals, a visit to Palais is always a memorable moment.
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