Date: May 28, 2017
Princes Wharf was originally known as ‘New Wharf’ which was created in the 1830’s to serve a rapidly growing fleet of local & overseas whale ships. The original waterfront extended all the way to the Salamanca Place sandstone warehouses & over subsequent decades the land was filled in & levelled.
It soon became the hub of the southern hemisphere shipping ports. Berthed along its length were whale ships as well as trading vessels bound for Europe with whale oil, timber and coal from the local Tasmanian suppliers. The shed was also as a temporary shelter for wharf workers.
New Wharf was renamed in 1902, in honour of Prince George the Duke of York, who visited Australia to open the country’s first parliament at Federation. The Royal Yacht Ophir, brought him to Hobart and tied up at New Wharf. By this time whaling had finished and finger piers had been built into deeper waters on the Cove to cope with larger vessels & increasing trade.
Repairs & expansion of Princes Pier - between 1936 & 1939 the whole wharf was rebuilt in concrete including the building now renovated to form today’s PW 1.
In 2010, the Tasmanian Government announced the Princes Wharf Renewal Project.
After consultation with numerous stakeholders, it was decided that the venue should maintain its heritage façade, and the internal space be redesigned as a first class multi-purpose function and events venue, suitable for a variety of types and sizes of events, designed to benefit the entire Tasmanian community.
TM Management Group are a proud Tasmanian owned & operated company. We look forward to working with all event organisers from an array of industries in helping them make all events held at PW1 (no matter the type or size) an overwhelming success.
TM Management Group have a strong Tasmanian focus, in promoting all our wonderful industries to support the Tasmanian products and businesses and increase our tourism industry through events. Our entire team are dedicated to working hard to maximise the utilisation of PW1. Under our management, PW1 will remain Tasmania's premier venue and continue to engage with our community to create further spark around the Hobart waterfront.
Princes Wharf 1 features 3 main spaces for hire:
Inside the Shed = 27.3m x 136m (2,646 m2 between ‘bookends’)
The Forecourt = 74m x 41m (2,500 m2)
The Castray Esplanade Deck Area = Approx. 9m x 110m (1,035 m2)
located on the waterfront in the heart of the historic Salamanca Precinct, just 5 minutes walk from the Hobart CBD.
competitive, seasonal and flexible venue hire rates.
wide range of equipment included in the venue hire fee.
extensive and flexible range of suppliers and contractors.
full commercial kitchen and portable kitchen kiosks.
capacity to divide the venue into smaller or separate sections – suitable for 50-1300 person events or functions.
3-phase power outlets, high ceilings and roof trusses (ideal for event production).
great level internal venue access for event bump in and out set up including semi-trailer, forklift and multiple car access.
operated by a knowledgeable, helpful, flexible and professional venue management team – TM Management Group.
stunning setting - first class views of the Derwent River, Mount Wellington and the Salamanca Precinct.
close proximity to Restaurants, Hotels, Cafes, Retail plus major tourist attractions departure points - Salamanca Market, Brooke St Pier - Mona, River Cruises, Wilderness Adventures, Maritime, Tasmanian Museums.
adjacent to public transport and taxi rank.
Clients of Princes Wharf 1 may choose to engage recommended suppliers by TM Management Group OR they may engage their own chosen/preferred suppliers. Please talk with TM Management Group for information regarding recommended suppliers, terms, clarification, guidelines & charges. Any & all of the performances of the suppliers' reflect and have a direct result on the Princes Wharf 1 reputation which is paramount to TM Management Group. We do reserve the right to refuse, seek further clarity or examples of qualifications or professional history. We strongly encourage the use of Tasmanian goods & suppliers in all instances.