CORPORATE EVENTS

Form Over Function is a full-service event design and production studio with 21 years of corporate event planning experience. We are one of the only companies that conceptualise, design, plan and oversee all key elements of your event in-house.

As corporate event designers, it is our job to understand your vision and sense of style, then create a bespoke experience just for you. We thrive on creating extraordinary events and seeing them through to a spectacular conclusion. Every facet of the experience speaks the same language. Cohesive creativity is our super-power, and no stone is unturned when it comes to the finest detail — be it food, staff, flowers, linens, music or design. These align in perfect harmony, creating an elevated experience for your guests. While based in Sydney with a studio in the South Coast, we are hired for events Australia-wide and overseas.

We collaborate with every client on highly personalised designs for their corporate events with an emphasis on creating an environment that exudes intimacy regardless of the size of the venue, aesthetic or guest count. Our events feel effortless rather than contrived in design, but behind the scenes, every bloom, menu font, piece of linen and cocktail, will be obsessed about to create a day that’s reflective of the overall vision.

Armed not only with a passion for transforming spaces we also come fully equipped. We’re backed up by an impressive styling kit which fills the walls of over 1200 square metres of floor space in our warehouse.

Our range includes everything imaginable in a vast collection of styles across furniture, linens, lighting, props, vases, candle-holders, screens, cushions, throws and rugs, tableware, bars, dinnerware, glassware and more. Tens of thousands of possibilities. Each item is handpicked and meticulously cared for so you can have absolute confidence and peace of mind that the style and quality of what we deliver for your corporate event.

And that brings us to flowers. A fundamental ingredient to any event. And when it comes to creating awe-inspiring floral arrangements, impressive backdrops and intriguing hanging flower installations, we are right at home with our in-house floral design team. We bring to life the most imaginative floral designs that create maximum impact.

We start your design by interpreting how a space will be used to best suit your needs. By the end, when you see everything come to life, you will have an extraordinary environment — rich in details and unexpected moments … one where your guests will never want to leave.

And you will look forward to working with us again … and again.

CORPORATE CLIENTS

CORPORATE EVENT SHOWCASE

COR CORDIS LUNCH

police & justice museum

SAATCH + SAATCHI

quay

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

quay

INVICTUS GAMES

bennelong

HRG STUDIOS CHRISTMAS 

manly 16ft skiff sailing club

BENNELONG BAR

bennelong 

LUNCH IN THE FIELDS

peter gilmore & redzepi

PREFERRED PARTNERS

OUR VENUES

bennelong

Bennelong is embraced by the shell of one of Australia’s most iconic buildings. Located in the iconic Sydney Opera House, Bennelong is a magical venue; which represents the pinnacle of Sydney’s premier dining experiences. The sparkling harbour views are outstanding but the striking internal architecture of The House as a backdrop creates an everlasting impression in its own right.

quay

Dress circle Sydney Habour views, Quay is hugged on two sides by the twin icons of the city – the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House – with generous outdoor terraces to take it all in.

Australian restaurant of the year, with maestro chef Peter Gilmore holding a record breaking three hat status for 17 years straight, our event clients come to Quay for the food, the views and the impeccable service. And to us to add the event styling, entertainment, flowers and more. It’s utterly spectacular in every way.

bendooley estate - THE BOOKBARN

The mix of breathtaking countryside backdrops for wedding ceremonies and an incredibly beautiful architect designed space for celebrations, with soaring timber lined ceilings, custom made iron chandeliers, grand hand-built sandstone fireplace and the beauty of thousands of books lining the shelves along one wall makes for a just wow wedding destination.

We heart this space and place so much.

park hyatt sydney

The botanical crown of Sydney hugs the harbour and dishes up a dozen places to say “I do” against a background of ancient trees, city skyline, or Sydney icons like the Opera House or the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

And there’s indoor wedding ceremony options on offer too – from the sandstone romance and history of Lion’s Gate Lodge to the secret garden possibilities of the Palm House.

We’ve had corporate Christmas party clients enjoy drinks and canapes on its lawns, and play games until the sun dipped over the horizon, and high teas styled to celebrate a milestone birthday.The beauty is real. Working here never gets old.

royal botanic gardens sydney

The botanical crown of Sydney hugs the harbour and dishes up a dozen places to say “I do” against a background of ancient trees, city skyline, or Sydney icons like the Opera House or the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

And there’s indoor wedding ceremony options on offer too – from the sandstone romance and history of Lion’s Gate Lodge to the secret garden possibilities of the Palm House.

We’ve had corporate Christmas party clients enjoy drinks and canapes on its lawns, and play games until the sun dipped over the horizon, and high teas styled to celebrate a milestone birthday.The beauty is real. Working here never gets old.

the stables - bendooley estate

Country side vistas by day; starlit skies on show by night through roof high window walls. The Stables is brand new to the Bendooley Estate family and takes country weddings and events up a notch in the sophisticated style stakes.

We love its massive barn door openings; its magnificent fireplace; the gold sconce lights on the timber walls we can’t wait to style up with florals; the oatmeal linen on the tables; and did we mention the views? Oh the views.

And as a stand alone venue you get to choose – celebrate at lunch under the sun and soak in the green, or at dinner to enjoy sunset to night.

centennial parklands

Secret woodlands, forested glades, lakes, open fields and over 15,000 trees just minutes from Sydney’s CBD. This park in the heart of our city offers up six distinctly different spaces in which to say I do, and we’ve had the joy of creating celebrations in each of them.

Throw in the possibility of hosting your wedding or event at Centennial Homestead or in a marquee within the parklands and what’s not to love?

willow farm

True escapism. Your own stunning historic homestead, your own country retreat of lush green farmland, creeks, orchards and the luxury of hosting your wedding, your way, in a shed overlooking the dam or a marquee.

With 160 acres of lush green farmland and picturesque creek frontage, enjoy the privacy and luxury of escaping to your own country retreat in Berry, NSW. Just two hours south of Sydney and three hours from Canberra, with an entertainment shed overlooking the dam and rambling gardens, Willow Farm provides a stunning backdrop to create your ultimate country destination wedding.

bathers pavilion, balmoral

Inspired by the harbour setting, the space is classic cruising in style with a nautical nod. French blue and white striped linens and custom furniture framed by curated artworks and floor to ceiling windows overlooking Balmoral Beach. The open kitchen and dining area flow through to the Lounge – a place to relax, drink, dine with various eclectic seating arranged on glorious Moroccan rugs.

what we do

CREATIVE EVENT PRODUCTION

EVENT PLANNING

Manage the planning process, developing the overall event vision

Creativity, Design & Implementation

Ensure brand consistency throughout the process

Venue and vendor selection, contract management

Budget planning and management

Invitation design & production

EVENT DESIGN

Concept development and story-boarding

Illustrations, sketches & floor plans

Scaled floor plans

Stylised visuals – bars, food stations, signage, band, staff attire

Distinctive floral and tabletop design

Custom graphic design

Lighting design and coordination

Custom furniture/accessories – lounge, bars, tables, dinnerware, cutlery

Linen, backdrops, wall hangings + draping

TESTIMONIALS

CLIENT LOVE

I have hired Alicia & her team for 9 years to manage, design & style my annual event.

I simply have never been disappointed.

Alicia’s passion and creativity means she always delivers something new & different each year, & her professional & no fuss approach means I never had to worry about a thing – except the weather!

I would not hesitate to recommend her for any event, large or small. She’s the best!

Sarah Connelly

Director, Product of the Year

A once in a lifetime event & it would not have been the great success that it was without you. Thank you so much for bringing our Lunch in the Fields dream to life. The photos say it all. Incredible job. Incredible day.

Peter Gilmore

Executive Chef, Quay + Bennelong, Sydney

We absolutely loved what you created for us & our client Gatorade – and that you managed to execute such a great event in three days during the Xmas/New Year break.

Your ideas & props answered the brief 100% by theming our sporting event with a stylish touch, & the added extras on the day made the event truly special.

I also really appreciated the attention to detail along the way & on the day, the accuracy in adhering to our client’s brand specifications & budget, & the speed with which you responded to requests.

We would not hesitate to use your services again, or recommend you to others.

Deb Salmons

Account Manager, The Marketing Syndicate

We and all our guests are still living the magic from Saturday night … simply and utterly flawless on every single count … Congratulations a zillion times over. I’m at a loss to express my thanks for such a stunning night.

Sarah Roberts

Bennelong, Sydney Opera House

Form Over Function has been Ironbridge’s exclusive event planner for more than twelve years.

From day one, Alicia and her team have been an amazing asset.

Her wonderful & creative ideas, dedication to detail & determination have always without fail resulted in high end, stylish & most importantly worry-free events.

We would happily recommend the team at Form Over Function to any company wanting to execute a professional & exciting event that exceeds all expectations.

Susie Reppel

Ironbridge

As an insolvency firm dealing with multiple corporate clients we require exemplary levels of service & presentation at each of our corporate events.

For this reason we have used Alicia and her team at Form Over Function as our key delivery partner for all our major Sydney events since 2010.

Alicia’s ideas are exceptional, unique & tailored perfectly for each space and brief. The team’s delivery appears effortless & their attention to detail outstanding.

It is a true testament to their capabilities that we have become accustomed to out guests remarking how impressed they were after each particular event.

Cor Cordis

need help finding a venue?

When we started drawing up the list of venues we have worked at, it hit 203 and we were still going. So for now, while that very, very long list is completed, we’ve put together a shortlist of some of the rather incredible spaces and places we have worked at.

LET'S GET STARTED

ALTITUDE 1148 + ANGELO'S CABARITA +  THE ARGYLE + ART GALLERY OF NSW + AQUA DINING + AUSTI BEACH CAFÉ + AUSTINMER SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB + AVOCA COMMUNITY HALL + BALMAIN TOWN HALL + BAND LAWN ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS SYDNEY + BANJO PATERSON COTTAGE RESTAURANT + BARRENJOEY HOUSE + BAVARIAN BEERHAUS + BELLS AT KILLCARE + BOOK BARN BENDOOLEY ESTATE + THE BOATHOUSE SHELLEY BEACH + BENNELONG LAWN, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS SYDNEY + BETWEEN LILY AND DUCK POND, CENTENNIAL PARKLANDS + BONG BONG PICNIC RACECOURSE + BORONIA HOUSE + UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY + CAFÉ MORSO + CAFÉ SYDNEY + CATALINA + CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS + THE CONVENT + CHRIST CHURCH LAVENDER BAY + CITY BEACH FUNCTION CENTRE + COAST + COLEDALE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB CLOVELLY BOWLING CLUB  + CRAIGIEBURN + CRYSTAL PALACE LUNA PARK + CYPRESS LAKES RESORT + THE DECKHOUSE + DOCKSIDE COCKLE BAY + ECHOES BOUTIQUE HOTEL + EVERGLADES HOUSE AND GARDENS + FRESHWATER SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB + GAP BLUFF FUNCTION CENTRE + GIBRALTAR HOTEL + GLASTONBURY GARDENS + GLENNIFER BRAE + GOVERNMENT HOUSE SYDNEY + GRACE HOTEL THE GROUNDS ALEXANDRIA

OUR PARTNERS

CORPORATE CLIENTS

let's get this planning party started!

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