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Balls, gala dinners, graduations

Dinner and drinks with a twist

Host your gala at the AIS

From an extravagant gala dinner to a more intimate affair, the AIS is the perfect place to host an event with glitz and glamour.

With flexible spaces that can be tailored to meet your needs and with professional catering staff, we can help bring your theme to life.

Large functions

For large functions, the AIS Arena offers endless possibilities in terms of staging and seating configurations.

  • Capacity for 900 dinner guests
  • Delicious, tailored catering menus
  • Grand entrance, cloak room and licensed bar
  • Full support from our professional events team
Small functions

For smaller occasions, we have venues suitable for dinners or cocktail parties for 50 to 100 people.

Simply choose a venue and transform it into an unforgettable cocktail party with a surprising twist.


With flexible spaces that can be tailored to meet your needs and unique and innovative menus (using seasonal and sustainable produce) from our dedicated catering partner Trippas White Group, the AIS can help you create the wedding of your dreams.

We understand that your wedding is a big milestone in your life so our dedicated events team will be with you every step of the way to create the perfect day.

Graduations and Formals

With versatile venues and professional staff, the AIS can help your school create a night to remember for graduating students.

Packages for both school formals and graduations are available starting from $87.50 per person and include:

  • Venue hire
  • Soft drink package
  • Audio visual and lighting
  • Security officers
  • Red carpet entrance
  • DJ, huge dance floor and special effects lighting


Whether you are planning an intimate conference for 10, a grand gala dinner for 900 or even a cocktail function for 900, your guests will be treated to the same delicious modern Australian fare created by Trippas White Group Chefs. The innovative menu is sure to impress, whilst paying homage to a variety of perennial favourites.

Trippas White Group (2015 Savour Australia National Winner Site Caterer of the Year and 2018 ACT Site Industrial Caterer of the year) is our dedicated hospitality partner, committed to providing the highest standards of creativity, quality and value-for-money for every type of event. Every menu is designed to include seasonal produce sourced from the best local suppliers.

The sample compendium available for downloading below is just an example of the innovative catering that is awaiting you at the AIS!


Find out more or make a booking

Contact the Events and Sports Camps team who will be with you every step of the way to optimise your time at the AIS.

PH: (02) 6214 1036


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