The Forum | Turbine Hall \ Accommodation in Newtown

The Forum | Turbine Hall Newtown

Rising up from an awakening Johannesburg skyline in the heart of Newtown, this refurbished power station is an architectural masterpiece and a powerful 5 star graded venue. The unique artistic and cultural location’s imposing industrial exterior conceals a breathtaking multiple-volume space accentuated by ultramodern interiors and is ideal for bespoke and stylish events. Turbine Hall has become a much coveted urban chic wedding and party venue as well as a choice for corporate launches and conferences.

The Forum | Turbine Hall has been designed to accommodate a wide range of requirements and offers the same five-star service, state-of-the-art technology, exceptional food, décor and style clients have come to expect from the forum company. Facilities comprise conference rooms and function venues with a capacity to host exhibitions or conferences varying from 10 to 500 people, dinners for up to 320 and cocktail parties for up to 800. The Chef’s Table is ideal for intimate dinner parties and business lunches, while the trendy Underground Bar accommodates cocktail parties for up to 100 guests.

Turbine Hall is renowned for the monthly Underground Dinners held between the beautifully dramatic turbines where guests are treated to glamorous evenings of music and the finest cuisine.

Connected underground parking is available for up to 200 vehicles during the day, and 650 connected parking bays are available for evening functions.

Function Spaces

The Chefs Table
Intimate setting for smaller functions that seats 20 people

The Glass House
Offering a view of the city, it accommodates up to 700 people

The Southern Boiler House Foyer
An Industrial masterpiece ideal for welcome drinks. Accommodates up to 400 people for a banquet and 700 for a cocktail

The Turbines
Have your function set between the turbines of Turbine Hall. Accommodates up to 200 people

The Underground Bar
Upmarket and stylish bar. Accommodates up to 100 people

Turbine Hall Basement
The signature event space. Accommodates up to 800 people

Conference Rooms

Four conference rooms seat between 26 and 80 people

Weddings: “i do” - turbine hall

Nothing can be more striking than the bold contrast of soft delicate wedding apparel and prettiness against edgy cityscape - Intriguing drama that will be captured in vivid photographs. Spacious zones, eye-catching decor with flashes of sleek chrome, sophisticated lighting, landscaped parkland and a view of Johannesburg’s magnificent skyline from windows that span almost the entire length of the building - every element impresses and ensures that turbine hall forms the ideal backdrop for a contemporary urban-chic wedding. The venue offers a full-service solution for all bridal requirements: iconic venues, a personalised catering menu, exceptional cuisine and a 5-star coordination service.

Our bespoke approach means that you can decide how much or how little you want us to take care of with our signature sophistication and flair; so if you are looking for the perfect venue, a blissfully decadent feast, or a take-charge-of-everything service, the forum company team will happily ensure that every taste, smell, sound and sight delights even the most discerning bride.

Awards and accolades:

Turbine Hall is the runner-up in the 2010/11 SA Tourism Welcome Awards for the Exhibitions and Special Events category.

The Turbine Hall development team received The Colosseum Award, at the Johannesburg Development Agency’s Halala Awards for the restoration and preservation of the building.

Related / Useful Pages

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