Mona, located 15 minutes from central Hobart, was designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, to be explored — as a space of wonder and experiment. There are multiple spaces for hire, for groups of 10 to 450 — around the building and inside it. The premier spaces include The Void, featuring the original sandstone wall from Mona’s construction, complete with cocktail bar.
Mona is synonymous with art but there’s also food, wine, bars, restaurants, cellar door, accommodation, library and a chapel. Eros and Thanatos are purpose-built function rooms with feature floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto an expansive lawn. A dance floor and/or stage is available with a premium audiovisual system, data projectors and 130” screens, sound and video facilities, as well as touch-controlled lighting, blinds and music. Available for exclusive hire the MR-1 is the super-speedy camouflage catamaran which runs passengers from Brooke Street Pier to Mona in style.
The hospitality team will cater for everything from finger food to multi-course meals to banquets. This is complemented by Moorilla wine and Moo Brew beer.
Mona is located on a small peninsula known as Large Frying Pan Island, just 15 minutes’ drive from central Hobart. The museum itself holds The Void, 13 metres underground, and home to a Triassic-aged sandstone wall, original artworks, and a full cocktail bar. Available for exclusive hire from 7pm in the summer months and 6pm in the winter months, the MR-1 is their camouflage catamaran. Cruise the upper harbour and see the sights of kunanyi / Mt Wellington, Government House and Risdon Cove, or try Opossum Bay, Iron Pot Lighthouse and the outer harbour — or simply bring your guests from A to B; Brooke Street Pier to Mona, and vice versa.
Stay onsite and set yourself up in one of our eight luxury Pavilions perched on the bank of the Derwent River. Each is named after an influential Australian artist or architect, featuring original artworks. They are fully self-contained with access to a heated infinity pool, sauna and gym. Free access to the museum is included, as well as breakfast at The Source Restaurant.
Eat & Drink
Upstairs in the Ether Building is the Source Restaurant. It takes its name from a painting by Australian modernist, John Olsen, installed in the foyer ceiling. It has a balcony with unique ‘living tables’ for a very unique dining experience, with views across the museum grounds and Derwent River.
The Wine Bar is situated just nearby the Ether Building. Spill onto the deck, watch Moorilla wine age in barrels through the winery’s internal windows. Indoor and outdoor seating suits all seasons with the entire space available for hire. Enjoy the latest releases from Moorilla wine or a refreshing Moo Brew beer.
The hospitality team is well known for their inventive catering and there will always be a strong artistic influence. From cocktail food to grazing tables, brilliant banquets to intimate dinners, Mona delivers a theatrical experience every time.