MULTI-PURPOSE VENUE: Newly refurbished Granary now open for corporate and public events
Located on vibrant and trendy Stanley Street, in Port Elizabeth’s Richmond Hill, The Granary’s new chic exterior belies its rich heritage while its interior pays homage to its past - maintaining a hint of the old warehouse feel to complement a decidedly modern finish.
The building has belonged to the Brito family since 1925 and now, Shaun Brito, its third generation owner, has refurbished this old warehouse into an effective and well located conference and functions venue.
Shaun says, “The Granary has been designed to host both corporate and public events, from conferences to product launches and even private festivities. Cutting edge audio-visual and internet facilities make The Granary a self-sufficient event space, complete with bar, kitchen and seating capacity for over 148 guests.”
And as proof to its functionality, in the recent past, The Granary has hosted diverse range of events including a Springboks 7’s breakfast, a Duncan Stewart art exhibition, a DB Schenker corporate event, a Calyx fashion show and Pieter de Villiers’ book signing.
Business Link Magazine asked well-known and highly-respect Public Relations fundi, Michelle Brown, who has worked with Shaun on various events at The Granary, for her comments.
“I absolutely love The Granary as a venue – it’s very diverse and can host numerous types of events. Shaun is wonderful to work with as no request is ever a problem!” says Michelle.
The Granary can seat 176 people theatre style, 144 people function style at 18 tables and 148 people conference style at 22 tables.
Besides the convenience of a fully-equipped kitchen, with all the necessary cutlery and crockery and a fully-licensed bar, The Granary, including its bathrooms, is wheelchair friendly.
All the necessary accoutrements of a conference venue are available including access to broadband wireless internet, a wireless projector, DVD player, lapel and hand-held microphones all supported by an efficient PA system with mixers and speakers.
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