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Our Festival Hub is the newly-restored Continental Hotel, with many of our guests staying next door at the InterContinental Hotel. The Sorrento Writers Festival is grateful for this extraordinary sponsorship gift and we cannot wait to introduce our world-class Sorrento venue to Festival visitors.

The Continental has been the most famous landmark of Victoria’s sought-after seaside town of Sorrento since 1875. Retaining the beloved heritage character, the icon has been reimagined as a lifestyle precinct that brings a piece of luxury to everyone with a highly curated collection of experiences. The Continental is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most sought-after event destinations with incredible corporate event spaces transporting you to a world of luxury.

Sorrento Writers Festival will hold events in three incredible event spaces at The Continental:

  • Halcyon Hall
  • The Ballroom
  • The Barlow Room
ADDRESS

1-21 Ocean Beach Road
Sorrento, Victoria, 3943

Founded in 1919, we have a long tradition as a local hub for celebrations, commemorations and community support.

We are home to the renowned Tom Katz live music venue as well as the fabulous Sorrento Thai Restaurant and we are very excited to welcome The Kitchen Sorrento also, just in time for summer.

Like Sorrento and Portsea, Jack’s Bar & Lounge and The Terrace are cool in summer and warm in winter and are great spaces for an event or a casual drink with friends in a relaxed environment.

Sorrento Portsea RSL is proudly community-based, volunteer-run and not for profit. There are no gaming machines – our club is fully supported by the hard work of our people and the generosity of our members and visitors.

ADDRESS

3 Hurley Street
Sorrento, Victoria, 3943

The hall is situated on Church property and must be used in accordance with the doctrines, beliefs and principles of the PCV.  A suitable acknowledgement of these matters should also be asked to be given by the hirer as a condition of booking.

Large spacious multi-purpose hall with a functional kitchen, and 2 rooms behind the stage. Though there’s no shower facilities, the hall is conveniently located a stone throw from the main street of Sorrento lining with cafes and restaurants, and walking distance to the foreshore or back beach. There’s also a bus-stop standing outside the church. The hall is suitable for Christian activities; retreat, bible study, leadership training, young adults and youth group.

ADDRESS

43 Kerferd Ave,
Sorrento, Victoria, 3943

Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) is located at the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula, easily accessible from Melbourne. Home to the largest fleet of Couta Boats in Australia, we enjoy racing every weekend from November to June.

Our Clubhouse enjoys spectacular panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay, with expansive decks and lawn areas enjoyed by Members and their guests.

ADDRESS

3154 Point Nepean Road,
Sorrento, Victoria, 3943

Sorrento Community Centre aims to create a healthy, connected and vibrant community. The centre brings people together to connect, learn, grow and strengthen. Through consultation and collaboration, the centre delivers community driven programs. Each program vary from social, educational, recreational and support activities.
ADDRESS

860-868 Melbourne Road,
Sorrento, Victoria, 3943

sorrento golf club

The Sorrento Golf Club is a premium venue for hosting a variety of events, from weddings and corporate functions to golf tournaments and charity events. With its picturesque location, well-manicured grounds, and excellent facilities, the club provides a stunning backdrop for any event. The club’s experienced events team works closely with clients to ensure that every detail is taken care of, from the setup and decor to the menu and entertainment, making the Sorrento Golf Club a top choice for hosting memorable events.

ADDRESS

18 Langford Road
Sorrento, Victoria, 3943

sorrento museum

The Nepean Historical Society established its Museum in the Mechanics’ Institute, Melbourne Road, Sorrento. The building which is classified by the National Trust was built of local limestone in 1876/90. A multi-purpose Heritage Gallery, including multimedia and lecture facilities, was added in 1994.

ADDRESS

827 Melbourne Road
Sorrento, Victoria, 3943

sorrento bowls club

Sorrento Bowls Club is an iconic destination on the Mornington Peninsula and offers personalised barefoot bowls sessions year round, plus competitive pennant and social bowls from September until July. The oldest club on the peninsula, we’ve been welcoming locals and tourists alike since 1934.

ADDRESS

Hotham Road
Sorrento, Victoria, 3943

the baths sorrento

The Baths restaurant is located on the Sorrento foreshore with breathtaking views stretching across Port Phillip Bay. The fully licensed restaurant offers casual relaxed dining every day for lunch, dinner, snacks, weddings and corporate events.

ADDRESS

3278 Point Nepean Rd,
Sorrento, Victoria, 3943

portsea slsc

Uniquely located on the cliff face of Portsea Back Beach, the Portsea Surf Life Saving Club is a newly refurbished state of the art, architecturally designed surf lifesaving club and event space.

ADDRESS

Back Beach Road
Portsea, Victoria, 3944

antipodes

Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery is a beautiful space in the coastal community of Sorrento located on the Mornington Peninsula. It is a place where books and art merge, and where locals and visitors alike are welcomed.

ADDRESS

138 Ocean Beach Road,
Sorrento, Victoria, 3943

sorrento writers festival

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