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Let us host your next occasion!

The Blues Train hosts all kinds of functions. Click the arrows for details about:

  • birthday celebrations
  • Christmas parties
  • social club outings
  • unique corporate events
  • weddings and receptions.
    STRICTLY NO BUCKS OR HENS NIGHTS

See our Tickets & Lineup  page for details on how to book Blues Train tickets for birthdays and functions.

NOTE: 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.

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Birthday celebrations

Most weeks on the Blues Train we have at least one birthday celebration - it's an incredibly popular way to get your friends together and do something different.

Most people simply book their birthday 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 - you can hire a whole train (mininum 120 people required).

There's no minimum number for birthdays and other celebrations, but you will need to BOOK EARLY to secure enough tickets for your preferred date and on your preferred start carriage.

See our Tickets & Bookings page for information about how to book according on your group size and read our FAQs on group bookings and functions.

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Christmas parties

Every year there's such a huge demand for Christmas parties and end-of-year breakups that we have to run twice as many shows!

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.

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Social clubs

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.

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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 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.

Current Events, which runs the Blues Train, can also provide entertainment for your functions at the  Waterfront Kitchen on the foreshore in Geelong. Contact us to make an enquiry.

How to book a corporate function

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Weddings and 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 reception on board The Blues Train. Your guests will enjoy champagne and roving performers on the platform, followed by our standard winning combination of meal, drinks and the moving train with great
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