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The Blues Train hosts all kinds of functions.
- Birthday Parties & Celebrations
- Christmas Parties
- Social Club Outings
- Unique Corporate Events
- Weddings and Receptions.
Groups of more than 20 receive a 5% discount if paid in full. That means your ticket is free! Enter the code word GROUP on checkout to apply this to your order*.
Alternatively, if you are booking separately but attending with a large group please call us to discuss how we can best cater to your group.
See our Show Dates & Lineup page to select a date for your unique celebration on the Blues Train!
STRICTLY NO BUCKS OR HENS NIGHTS
In the interest of all our patrons’ enjoyment, hens and bucks parties are not permitted on the Blues Train.
Don’t even think about trying to get away with it – we have run a lot of shows and can spot you; you will most likely be refused entry, as stated in our Terms and Conditions, with no refund applicable.
Group Booking Enquiries
We take tentative group bookings (or reservations) all year round, not just for shows currently on sale.
Most weeks on the Blues Train we have at least one birthday party on board – it’s an incredibly popular way to get your friends together and do something different.
Most people simply book their birthday party or other celebration on an existing show date. Some people book a whole carriage (52 people) while smaller groups just jump into the party atmosphere and share their carriage with another group.
If you’re planning a big one – such as the ultimate baby boomer 50th birthday party – you can hire a whole train (minimum 120 people required).
There’s no minimum number for birthday parties and other celebrations, but you will need to BOOK EARLY to secure enough tickets for your preferred date and on your preferred start carriage.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes choose to treat their staff to a night out on The Blues Train – from a small business with a few employees to a large organisation with over 100 staff – we cater for everyone. And the proof is in the pudding: many companies come back, year after year.
We have hosted successful large-scale Christmas functions for Lion Nathan Australia, Geelong Otway Tourism, Scotchmans Hill, Quicksilver, Sands Print Group, St John of God Hospital, AXA Insurance, Dzign Diezel Group and Bronson Sheet Metal, to name a few.
Christmas shows go on sale in the first week of July each year and sell out quickly. To ensure you don’t miss out, subscribe to our website for advance notification of onsales and early access to tickets and book early.
The Blues Train really is the Ultimate Christmas Party Idea.
The Blues Train is hugely popular for workplace social club outings throughout the year.
If you’re a social club organiser considering having an event on the Blues Train, we understand you’ll probably need a lot of lead-in time to get organised.
Thus we advise you to contact us as early as possible – especially if your preferred date is not yet on sale – so we can put some tickets on hold for you. Note that once shows have gone on sale, we are only able to hold tickets for 7 days.
Some social clubs like to combine their outings with fundraising and we have some fundraising packages available for registered charities.
To jump on board with your social club, visit our show dates page to buy your tickets.
Unique Corporate Events
The Blues Train is a corporate entertainment experience with a difference!
Bookings of over 100 are usually required for corporate events on your nominated day and time. We offer a choice of several corporate function packages with food and drinks options. We can also facilitate corporate functions on our regular shows.
Organisations we have provided corporate entertainment for include BMW Australia, Rotary, the Victorian Body Corporate Managers Association, Scania Trucks, Geelong Advertiser Group and the Ulysses Club.
Business Events Geelong can help you plan your next conference or conventions in the Geelong Otway area; you’ll find us listed in their comprehensive Planning and Incentives Guide.
Bay City Events, which runs the Blues Train, can also provide entertainment for your functions at the Waterfront Kitchen on the foreshore in Geelong.
Weddings & Receptions
Are you looking looking for a wedding a little different from the rest?
Why not integrate The Blues Train into your wedding plans, some options are;
Blues Train & Vue Grand progressive wedding reception
A very popular choice is our Vue Grand wedding reception packages. These consist of drinks and finger food at Queenscliff Railway Station, a trip to Suma Park Station (25 minutes travel) with musicians playing in the carriages and a photo opportunity at Suma Park with the train as a backdrop.
After returning to Queenscliff, patrons move to the Vue Grand Hotel (400m from the station) for a formal reception. Contact the Vue Grand on 03 5258 1544 to learn more.
Full Wedding Reception on The Blues Train
After marrying elsewhere in town, you can hold your wedding reception on board The Blues Train.
Your guests will enjoy our winning combination of meal, drinks and the moving heritage train with four our the country’s best Blues performers.
* Group discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any packages, special offers or other discounts.