Finding a place to host your event could be a tricky thing to figure out with the budget,theme and capacity among the other 20,000 elements to consider. Luckily we’ve got a few place in mind that may ease the situation and allow you to make a call right away. From an abandoned place turned to occupy art exhibitions to studios equipped with sound systems, here’s the list of 10 Places to Host Event in Penang right under the radar
1. Hin Bus Depot
Locals are no stranger to Hin Bus Depot. Known to add a contemporary dimension to this island by turning an abandoned space into displaying contemporary art, support local artists and business, Hin Bus you can say was the start of a something new.
Hin Bus Depot is equipped with general event facilities, such as power points, projectors, projector screens, wireless Internet connectivity, and a basic PA system. For general questions and inquiries, do email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill up the form.
Suitable For: Music Performances, Theatre & Orchestra, Product presentations, Exhibitions, Conventions & Product Launches, Press Conferences, Receptions, Workshops & Meetings, Seminars, Fashion Shows
Suitable for: Exhibitions, Conventions, Product Launches, Press Conferences, Receptions, Workshops, Meeting & Seminars, Fashion Shows, Sit Down Banquets, Talks, Panel Discussions, Screenings, Parties, Bazaars, Casting & Auditions
Suitable for: Skate Activities, Kitchen/Bar setup, Festival setup, Music Performances, Pop Up Bazaars, Workshops, Garden Wedding
Suitable for: Soiree and private functions, Evening cocktails and tapas, Wine and canapes, Outdoor performances, Garden Weddings, Festival Setup, Picnic Events
2. Wisma Yeap Chor Yee
Wisma Yeap Chor Ee is a colonial building at Weld Quay, within the heart of George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in 1922, it used to house its namesake’s business interests, is located strategically next to the Port of Penang. Situated at the junction between Weld Quay and China Street Ghaut, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee occupies an area of 3,939.27m2.
Suitable for: Workshops, press conference,Exhibitions, talks, Parties, Private event. Previously housing various events from TED Ex to in-house parties, this place is designed from then till now to share ideas, get pertinent comments and build them networking.
Address: Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, 15, 16 & 17, Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown
10300 Penang Island
3. Botania Mansion
The 150-year old colonial building is fit for hosting a myriad of events including birthday bash, wedding reception, bridal shower, corporate functions.
• The former English plantation house has been restored to a beautiful mansion.
• Ideal for a getaway from the busy city and couples, newlywed or old time, will find the place perfect for a romantic weekend.
• Capacity: 150 pax seated, 300 pax standing.
4. Penang PAC
A non-profit organization that opened in 2011, penangpac has quickly become well known to the people on the island. With two stages, three multi-functional studio spaces and two gallery spaces, penangpac covers everything from theatre productions and dance to acting classes and art gallery exhibits.
- Stage 1
303- seater proscenium theatre with fixed seating & raised stage
- Stage 2
120-seater black box theatre with modular seating (seating structure can be removed completely)
3 multi-functional studios for rehearsals, classes, events & talks
2 gallery spaces for visual arts exhibitions
5. Majestic Theatre Penang
It was in 1926 when the Majestic Theatre first opened its doors, earning itself the distinction of being the first “talkies” theatre in the then Northern Malaya.
Abandoned for over a decade, the building fell to ruins before it caught the attention of boutique property developer 1919 Global Sdn Bhd, which then set out to restore the building to its former glory. And thus, the Majestic Penang was born. Today, the iconic building has been redesigned to feature generous spaces that are perfect for a myriad of diverse events – from dinner functions to sporting tournaments to exhibitions, while retaining its old-world charm
Majestic Theatre is a very unique events space, located within a heritage building but with very contemporary interiors. The interior pays tribute to its past cinematic heritage and is evident in the black and white flooring and patterns, reminiscent of the movie clapperboard design.
P/s: Experience the timeless beauty of Majestic Penang before 31st December 2018 as it will no longer be opening its doors to events beginning 2019.
6. Suffolk House
Max pax: 300
Suffolk House is also called Penang’s first ‘Great House’. Similar to the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, it is one of Penang’s most important colonial heritage landmarks. An Anglo-Indian garden house, it is over 200 years old and is located beside the Malaysian-German Society on Jalan Ayer Itam.
Today, you can visit the house, soak up its unique atmosphere, and wander round rooms lovingly refurnished with original Anglo Indian antique. Here, you can also treat yourself to a taste of life in the mansion by savoring lunch, afternoon tea or dinner at the Suffolk House Restaurant. Guests can also discover the spirit of the 200-year-old building by taking guided tours that relate its rich and extraordinary history.
7. Loft 29
From intimate gatherings to weddings, birthday celebrations, brainstorming sessions, team building and goal-oriented meetings, Loft 29 infuses every occasion with expertise, ease, uniqueness and fun
Loft 29 provides multiple function spaces – our meeting rooms, mezzanine floor, main auditorium, lounge and other areas can be transformed into exceptional venues.Our professional team will take care of every detail to ensure delivery of a seamless, glitch-free and fun event, with various treasured moments for you and your guests to remember it by.
Hours: 9am to 8pm. Closed on Mondays
Phone: 016-428 9213
8. Black Kettle
If you’re looking for a place to host an intimate music event or perhaps your very own gig for family and friends, this is the place! A cafe downstairs and a space of 4000 square feet upstairs, your guests can grab a meal downstairs and head up to enjoy your performances. Just put up some fairy lights and minimalist decor, and it will look like the Music Goddess did it herself!
Wanna have that birthday party TURN UP but low on budget? Kraffmen’s hear you and are offering their place to rent for FREE. You heard us! No hanky panky charges or other intention. Just love for one another. One condition which is barely anything. Per person needs to pay a bare minimum of RM20.
We can host:
✅Full Moon Celebration
Why choose Kraffmen?
– great savings even for a comfortable and cozy place
– PA, sound system, microphone, music instruments, and projector provided for your convenience
– Flexible food and drinks catering options as provided by Kraffmen itself, whether or not it’s food preference or budget. We got you covered.
Hours: 10 AM to 10PM. Closed On Wednesdays.
Phone: 04-226 2770
10. Kim Haus
A goldsmith turned hotel integrated with their very own cafe, studio, and gold museum, this space is what gets the Rhapsody going in Georgetown. Famed for their palatable cuisine and freshly baked bread, it’s a place perfect for any occasion be it a gathering with old friends or celebrating your dad’s birthday.
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