Powerhouse Hotel Armidale by Rydges

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Description

Armidale’s leading 4.5-star hotel, the Powerhouse by Rydges features four upmarket & versatile venue spaces for corporate functions, conferences,
social events & weddings from intimate gatherings to a large soiree for 220 people.

The Powerhouse Armidale offers the cornerstones of a great venue with a convenient location close to the CBD, stylish design...

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Armidale’s leading 4.5-star hotel, the Powerhouse by Rydges features four upmarket & versatile venue spaces for corporate functions, conferences,
social events & weddings from intimate gatherings to a large soiree for 220 people.

The Powerhouse Armidale offers the cornerstones of a great venue with a convenient location close to the CBD, stylish design & amenities, current technology, fabulous food & drinks & an unrelenting focus on client needs.

This elegant property makes a persuasive pitch for doing business in Armidale with 57 rooms including Superior Queen Rooms, Executive King Suites, Family & Kitchen Suites & a self contained Cottage located adjacent to the hotel. The Powerhouse brings an element of class & comfort in all room styles (including heated bathroom floors in winter!), service that rises to the occasion & bespoke menu of excellent food & matching beverages at Azka Restaurant.

Inviting function venues include the Dumaresq Room, Boardroom, Asha Room & the ambient Azka Restaurant – all with free wifi, natural light & unique breakout spaces.

Guests & delegates will appreciate the close proximity to the centre of Armidale & local attractions as well as the onsite restaurant showcasing prime New England ingredients, wine & tapas bar, gym, complimentary parking & 24 reception & room service.

With a special flair for event catering, the friendly & professionalPowerhouse events team can assist in organizing every detail from tailored menus to audio visual support & accommodation to fit all needs & budgets. The Powerhouse Armidale presents as the ideal venue for all special events

Features & Facilities

Facilities

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Audio Visual Equipments .glyphicons-projector
Ceremony On Site .glyphicons-ring
Disability Access .glyphicons-person-wheelchair
Free Parking .glyphicons-car
Internet Access .glyphicons-globe
Wifi Access .glyphicons-wifi
Outdoor Area .glyphicons-tree-deciduous
Parking Available .glyphicons-cars
Printing Services .glyphicons-print
Dance Floor .glyphicons-global
Open 24 Hours .glyphicons-clock
Near Public Transport .glyphicons-train
Easy Parking .glyphicons-cars
Set Hourly Rate For Venue Hire .glyphicons-clock

Event Guidelines

Birthday Party Milestones .glyphicons-ok-2
Underaged Birthday Parties .glyphicons-ok-2
Underage Events .glyphicons-ban
Third Party AV Companies .glyphicons-ok-2
Alcoholic Events .glyphicons-ok-2
BYO Food/Drink .glyphicons-ban
DIY Theming .glyphicons-ok-2
21st/18th Parties .glyphicons-ok-2
Outside Catering .glyphicons-ban
Wedding .glyphicons-ok-2

Catering Options

Bar Tab
Private Bar
Gluten Free
Vegetarian / Vegan
Halal
BBQ
Liquor Licence
Restaurant On Site

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes there is ample free parking on site as well as a disabled parking space.
Yes dietary requirements are catered for with ease. Please provide specific requests with
advance notice.
Yes. Please discuss your accommodation requirements with our Conference & Events
Sales Executive.
Yes - however please discuss your specific requirements with our Conference & Events
Sales Executive.
7 days prior to the day of your event.
Yes - subject to availability. Please confirm with our Conference & Events Sales Executive.
Yes - please refer to specific function rooms for details.
Yes - complimentary wi-fi is available in function venues & throughout the hotel.

Event Rooms

Dumaresq Room

Max 220 people

Boardroom

Max 22 people

Asha Room

Max 14 people

Azka Restaurant

Max 300 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Dumaresq Room 180m² (18m x 10m)
200
90
50
100
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140
220
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Boardroom 60m² (12m x 5m)
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22
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Asha Room 32m² (8m x 4m)
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14
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Azka Restaurant 246m² (16.4m x 15m)
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180
300
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Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Dumaresq Room180m² (18m x 10m)
200
90
50
100
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140
220
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Boardroom60m² (12m x 5m)
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22
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Asha Room32m² (8m x 4m)
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14
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Azka Restaurant246m² (16.4m x 15m)
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180
300
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Accommodation

Superior Queen Room

40 Rooms
3 Adults

Executive King Suite

3 Rooms
3 Adults

Executive King Spa Suite

3 Rooms
3 Adults

Family Room

2 Rooms
5 Adults

Kitchen Suite

4 Rooms
5 Adults

2 Room Family Suite

2 Rooms
5 Adults

Front Cottage

1 Rooms
8 Adults

Back Cottage

1 Rooms
6 Adults

Boardroom Suite

1 Rooms
6 Adults

Premium King Room

1 Rooms
6 Adults

Packages

Day Catering Deluxe Package

Includes room hire, arrival tea and coffee, morning tea, working lunch 1 and afternoon tea. Read more

Morning Tea Included:

• Freshly brewed tea and coffee

• Freshly baked muffins

• House made scones with jam and cream

• Petite danish pastries

• Homemade slices

• Chocolate fudge brownies

• Chef’s selection of home baked biscuits

• Blinis with strawberries and fresh cream

• Savoury frittatas

• Ham and cheese croissants

• Mini house made pizzas

• Fresh fruit skewers
 

Working  Lunch 1 Included:

• Gourmet meats, breads, salads and condiments

• Fresh seasonal fruit platter and chilled sparkling drinks

• Tempura fish and chips, house made tartare sauce, garden salad

• Smoked chicken Caesar salad, anchovies, cos lettuce, garlic croutons, parmesan, poached egg

• Chilled sparkling drinks
 

Afternoon Tea included:

• Freshly brewed tea and coffee

• Freshly baked muffins

• House made scones with jam and cream

• Petite danish pastries

• Homemade slices

• Chocolate fudge brownies

• Chef’s selection of home baked biscuits

• Blinis with strawberries and fresh cream

• Savoury frittatas

• Ham and cheese croissants

• Mini house made pizzas

• Fresh fruit skewers

AU$51 per person

Half Day Day Catering Deluxe Package (AM)

Includes room hire, arrival tea and coffee, morning tea and working lunch 1. Read more

Morning Tea Included:

• Freshly brewed tea and coffee

• Freshly baked muffins

• House made scones with jam and cream

• Petite danish pastries

• Homemade slices

• Chocolate fudge brownies

• Chef’s selection of home baked biscuits

• Blinis with strawberries and fresh cream

• Savoury frittatas

• Ham and cheese croissants

• Mini house made pizzas

• Fresh fruit skewers
 

Working  Lunch 1 Included:

• Gourmet meats, breads, salads and condiments

• Fresh seasonal fruit platter and chilled sparkling drinks

• Tempura fish and chips, house made tartare sauce, garden salad

• Smoked chicken Caesar salad, anchovies, cos lettuce, garlic croutons, parmesan, poached egg

• Chilled sparkling drinks
 

 

AU$44 per person

Half Day Catering Deluxe Package (PM)

Includes room hire, arrival tea and coffee, working lunch 1 and afternoon tea. Read more

Working  Lunch 1 Included:

• Gourmet meats, breads, salads and condiments

• Fresh seasonal fruit platter and chilled sparkling drinks

• Tempura fish and chips, house made tartare sauce, garden salad

• Smoked chicken Caesar salad, anchovies, cos lettuce, garlic croutons, parmesan, poached egg

• Chilled sparkling drinks
 

Afternoon Tea included:

• Freshly brewed tea and coffee

• Freshly baked muffins

• House made scones with jam and cream

• Petite danish pastries

• Homemade slices

• Chocolate fudge brownies

• Chef’s selection of home baked biscuits

• Blinis with strawberries and fresh cream

• Savoury frittatas

• Ham and cheese croissants

• Mini house made pizzas

• Fresh fruit skewers

AU$44 per person

Day Catering Signature Package

Includes room hire, arrival tea and coffee, morning tea, working lunch 2 or 3 and afternoon tea. Read more

Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea:

• Freshly brewed tea and coffee

• Freshly baked muffins

• House made scones with jam and cream

• Petite danish pastries

• Homemade slices

• Chocolate fudge brownies

• Chef’s selection of home baked biscuits

• Blinis with strawberries and fresh cream

• Savoury frittatas

• Ham and cheese croissants

• Mini house made pizzas

• Fresh fruit skewers


Working Lunch 2:

• Gourmet meats, breads, salads and condiments

• Gourmet pizzas, potato wedges with sweet chilli sauce, sour cream

• Fresh seasonal fruit platter and chilled sparkling drinks         

• Poached salmon fillet, potato, green bean, red onion salad

• Chicken and prawn broth, spring vegetables, cous cous

• Roast chicken salad, mustard and herb mayonnaise

• Braised country fresh lamb, ratatouille, steamed jasmine rice

• Thai beef salad, crunchy noodles, cashews, palm sugar dressing

• House made quiche, fresh salad

• Chilled sparkling drinks
 

Working Lunch 3:

• Served with either rice, pasta or potatoes

• Fillet of salmon Provençale, penne

• Thai green chicken curry, asian vegetables, steamed rice

• Lamb rogan josh, steamed jasmine rice

• Moroccan lamb stew, dates, lemon, fresh oregano

• Pork, apple, bacon and sage stew, roast chat potatoes

• Roasted root vegetable lasagne, rosemary and onion crust

• Roast red capsicum, pesto and parmesan pappardelle

• A selection of fresh salads and fruit

• Chilled sparkling drinks

AU$56 per person

Half Day Catering Signature Package (AM)

Includes room hire, arrival tea and coffee, morning tea, working lunch 2 or 3. Read more

Morning Tea:

• Freshly brewed tea and coffee

• Freshly baked muffins

• House made scones with jam and cream

• Petite danish pastries

• Homemade slices

• Chocolate fudge brownies

• Chef’s selection of home baked biscuits

• Blinis with strawberries and fresh cream

• Savoury frittatas

• Ham and cheese croissants

• Mini house made pizzas

• Fresh fruit skewers


Working Lunch 2:

• Gourmet meats, breads, salads and condiments

• Gourmet pizzas, potato wedges with sweet chilli sauce, sour cream

• Fresh seasonal fruit platter and chilled sparkling drinks         

• Poached salmon fillet, potato, green bean, red onion salad

• Chicken and prawn broth, spring vegetables, cous cous

• Roast chicken salad, mustard and herb mayonnaise

• Braised country fresh lamb, ratatouille, steamed jasmine rice

• Thai beef salad, crunchy noodles, cashews, palm sugar dressing

• House made quiche, fresh salad

• Chilled sparkling drinks
 

Working Lunch 3:

• Served with either rice, pasta or potatoes

• Fillet of salmon Provençale, penne

• Thai green chicken curry, asian vegetables, steamed rice

• Lamb rogan josh, steamed jasmine rice

• Moroccan lamb stew, dates, lemon, fresh oregano

• Pork, apple, bacon and sage stew, roast chat potatoes

• Roasted root vegetable lasagne, rosemary and onion crust

• Roast red capsicum, pesto and parmesan pappardelle

• A selection of fresh salads and fruit

• Chilled sparkling drinks

AU$48 per person

Half Day Catering Signature Package (PM)

Includes room hire, arrival tea and coffee, working lunch 2 or 3 and afternoon tea Read more

Afternoon Tea:

• Freshly brewed tea and coffee

• Freshly baked muffins

• House made scones with jam and cream

• Petite danish pastries

• Homemade slices

• Chocolate fudge brownies

• Chef’s selection of home baked biscuits

• Blinis with strawberries and fresh cream

• Savoury frittatas

• Ham and cheese croissants

• Mini house made pizzas

• Fresh fruit skewers


Working Lunch 2:

• Gourmet meats, breads, salads and condiments

• Gourmet pizzas, potato wedges with sweet chilli sauce, sour cream

• Fresh seasonal fruit platter and chilled sparkling drinks         

• Poached salmon fillet, potato, green bean, red onion salad

• Chicken and prawn broth, spring vegetables, cous cous

• Roast chicken salad, mustard and herb mayonnaise

• Braised country fresh lamb, ratatouille, steamed jasmine rice

• Thai beef salad, crunchy noodles, cashews, palm sugar dressing

• House made quiche, fresh salad

• Chilled sparkling drinks
 

Working Lunch 3:

• Served with either rice, pasta or potatoes

• Fillet of salmon Provençale, penne

• Thai green chicken curry, asian vegetables, steamed rice

• Lamb rogan josh, steamed jasmine rice

• Moroccan lamb stew, dates, lemon, fresh oregano

• Pork, apple, bacon and sage stew, roast chat potatoes

• Roasted root vegetable lasagne, rosemary and onion crust

• Roast red capsicum, pesto and parmesan pappardelle

• A selection of fresh salads and fruit

• Chilled sparkling drinks

AU$48 per person

Deluxe Premium Wedding Package

Includes pre-dinner canapes (3), deluxe three course menu, wedding cake service, four hour beverage package, room hire, decorations plus complimentary bridal suite. Read more

Pre-dinner Canapes:

Cold Canapés 

  • Turkish breads, assortment of dips & local olive oil, a selection of home marinated olives
  • Smoked trout & pesto mousse on a crisp croute
  • Caesar salad & prawn spoons
  • Tempura spiced chicken strips, soy & chilli dip
  • Thai beef, noodle & cashew spoons
  • Prosciutto & eggplant caviar on croute
  • Feta, spinach & onion frittatas
  • Sun-dried tomato & herb jelly, wasabi aioli
  • Parmesan, sun-dried tomato & olive palmiers
  • Tomato, red onion & basil tart 

Hot Canapés 

  • Cheddar & roast garlic doughnut
  • Cheese, bacon & herb pinwheel, onion jam mayonnaise
  • Crab, lemon & coriander arancini balls
  • Tempura prawn skewers, sweet chilli sauce Fish cakes, tartare sauce
  • Chicken satay skewers, peanut dipping sauce
  • Thai green chicken curry spoons
  • Pork & caraway rolls
  • Horseradish marinated beef skewers, smoked paprika sauce
  • Lamb koftas, minted yoghurt dressing
  • Blue cheese & green beans wrapped in prosciutto
  • Haloumi & zucchini frittata 
  • Chicken, lemon & thyme doughnut

Deluxe wedding dinner:

Entrée 

  • Tomato, red capsicum, basil & olive oil soup
  • Fillet of poached salmon, stir fried Asian vegetables, coriander, chilli pesto
  • Crisp calamari, onion & tomato chutney, roquette, red onion, black olive salad
  • Powerhouse prawn cocktail, avocado, roast red capsicum
  • Smoked chicken, bacon & artichoke salad, grain mustard dressing
  • Smoked Thai beef salad, cashew nuts, palm sugar dressing
  • Twice cooked pork belly, celeriac & apple salad, honey & lime dressing
  • Roast pumpkin, feta & sage tart, roast pine nut dressing 

Main 

  • Roast salmon fillet, feta, spinach & caper polenta cake, basil pesto & sun-dried tomato dressing
  • Barramundi fillet, spinach, red onion & chorizo penne, Sicilian sauce
  • Grilled chicken breast, Lyonnaise tarragon potato, smoked bacon & mushroom cafe au lait sauce
  • Roast scotch fillet of beef, fondant potato, green beans, red wine sauce
  • Slow cooked boned shoulder of lamb, roast root vegetables, mint scented sauce
  • Braised Country Fresh lamb shanks, roast chat potatoes, roquette & parmesan salad
  • Garlic & rosemary studded loin of pork, sage & onion crushed potatoes, pea sauce
  • A crisp parcel of Mediterranean vegetables, Israeli cous cous, tomato, red onion, parsley sauce 

Dessert 

  • Vanilla crème brulée, chocolate & macadamia shortbread
  • Iced milk chocolate parfait, strawberry salad, strawberry sorbet
  • Sticky date pudding, toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream
  • Lemon & lime cheesecake, raspberry sorbet
  • Apple & cinnamon crumble, caramel ice-cream
  • Rhubarb & pear pie, a feuille of brandy cream

4 Hour Beverage Package:

  • Sparkling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cabernet Merlot
  • Moscato
  • Draught Beers
  • Soft drinks
  • Juice
AU$140 per person

Signature Premium Wedding Package

Includes pre-dinner canapes (3), signature three course menu, wedding cake service, four hour beverage package, room hire, decorations plus complimentary bridal suite. Read more

Pre-dinner Canapes:

Cold Canapés 

  • Turkish breads, assortment of dips & local olive oil, a selection of home marinated olives
  • Smoked trout & pesto mousse on a crisp croute
  • Caesar salad & prawn spoons
  • Tempura spiced chicken strips, soy & chilli dip
  • Thai beef, noodle & cashew spoons
  • Prosciutto & eggplant caviar on croute
  • Feta, spinach & onion frittatas
  • Sun-dried tomato & herb jelly, wasabi aioli
  • Parmesan, sun-dried tomato & olive palmiers
  • Tomato, red onion & basil tart 

Hot Canapés 

  • Cheddar & roast garlic doughnut
  • Cheese, bacon & herb pinwheel, onion jam mayonnaise
  • Crab, lemon & coriander arancini balls
  • Tempura prawn skewers, sweet chilli sauce Fish cakes, tartare sauce
  • Chicken satay skewers, peanut dipping sauce
  • Thai green chicken curry spoons
  • Pork & caraway rolls
  • Horseradish marinated beef skewers, smoked paprika sauce
  • Lamb koftas, minted yoghurt dressing
  • Blue cheese & green beans wrapped in prosciutto
  • Haloumi & zucchini frittata 
  • Chicken, lemon & thyme doughnut

Signature wedding menu:

Entrée 

  • Smoked salmon & pickled Asian vegetable salad, chilli, lime & ginger dressing
  • Tiger prawn & Mediterranean vegetable tart, saffron & garlic rouille
  • Chargrilled sesame coated tuna, watermelon & balsamic salad
  • Barramundi fillet, rice noodle & miso salad
  • Roast quail, bacon, spinach & mushroom sauté, caramelised onion sauce
  • Confit duck leg, Israeli cous cous with feta, cumin & orange dressing
  • Wild mushroom, artichoke, pine nut & goats cheese salad, red wine vinegar dressing 

Main 

  • Salmon fillet with a prawn herb crust, macaroni cheese, pea sauce
  • Grilled Red Snapper fillet, roast cous cous, sun-dried tomato, olive, basil, spiced fish butter sauce
  • Roast spatchcock, wild mushroom & spinach risotto, lemon garlic dressing
  • Roast eye fillet of Hereford Prime beef, blue cheese & celeriac dauphinoise potato, green beans, red wine sauce
  • Roast rump of lamb, confit potato, ratatouille, lemongrass scented sauce
  • Roast cutlet of pork, bubble 'n' squeak, broccolini, cider butter sauce
  • Roast Mediterranean vegetable mille feuille, basil pesto, black olive sauce 

Dessert 

  • Steamed lemon curd pudding, roast thyme ice cream
  • Crisp apple & almond tart, brandy cream
  • Iced raspberry parfait, strawberry, white chocolate & basil salad
  • Baileys crème brulée, coffee shortbread
  • Caramelised rice pudding, chillied pineapple salad
  • A selection of Australian cheese

4 Hour Beverage Package:

  • Sparkling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cabernet Merlot
  • Moscato
  • Draught Beers
  • Soft drinks
  • Juice
AU$150 per person

Mingle & Jingle Christmas Package

Includes 1.5hrs of canapé service, 2 hour beverage package, a Christmas themed cocktail on arrival, tea & coffee station, festive decorations & music.

AU$58 per person

Festive Feast Christmas Package

Hot & cold Christmas buffet, 2 hour beverage package, tea & coffee station, festive decorations & music.

AU$79 per person

Deck the Halls Dinner Christmas Package

Christmas themed sit down dinner with 2 or 3 courses, 2 hour beverage package, tea & coffee station, festive decorations & music.

AU$89 per person
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