One of Sydney’s most glamourous venues, Montage by Navarra is celebrating 25 years of providing thousands of unique event experiences which have been an integral part of people’s most treasured moments. Sabella Consulting recently sat down with the Montage team to reflect on this important milestone for the venue.

Overlooking the waters of Iron Cove Bay, Montage offers seven sophisticated function spaces with the capacity to accommodate up to 2,500 guests. Over the years, Montage has hosted elaborate weddings, extravagant birthdays, and corporate events which have all been carefully designed by the Montage team.  

Historically, Montage is culturally significant as its location was previously The APIA Club which opened in 1965 and was considered the epicentre of the Sydney Italian community. In 1996, The APIA Club was purchased by the Navarra family and is now one of four prestigious properties in the Navarra Group. Since 1996, Montage has been completely redesigned to accommodate Sydney’s growing demand for larger event spaces within a stylish private environment.

Like every business, Montage has weathered challenges which have included increasing competition from other venue operators, economic fluctuations, and lockdowns. In addition, changing customer needs have encouraged Montage to pivot their sales model by offering virtual tour options as well as providing after hours service to their clients.

Montage prides itself on finding new ways to create buzz and excitement through expanding its reach internationally, most recently hosting an exclusive event for former professional Basketball athlete, Shaquille O’Neal.

After 25 years in operation, the key to Montage’s success has been its unwavering focus in delivering good old-fashioned hospitality and offering its customers a VIP experience which will continue to be in demand for years to come.   

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