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2024 Brunswick Ball

The 2024 Brunswick Ball was on Thursday 27 June 2024, and the theme? The Wedding Singer.Advertisement for the 2024 Brunswick Ball, themed The Wedding Singer.

Pretty sure we can all agree that The Wedding Singer was one of those formative movies that brought together so many wonderful and wonderfully tragic elements of the 80’s, condensing it into 1 hour and 35 minutes of sheer gold, beautifully tying in a love story of two (unlikely??) people, the waitress and, well, the wedding singer… Ah, Robbie and Julia… (love heart)

Fast forward some 40ish years to 2024, and well, we had an urge to relive this movie in any way we could, and boy ow boy did we have a RAD plan. We recreated a wonderous 80’s wedding reception in the heart of Brunswick, amongst THE bridal precinct of Melbourne. And best of all? We asked you to join us! (dressed to match of course).

Whilst there wasn’t an official bride and groom, there was a bridal table and cake! Plus, awesome 80s cover band RadioStar to dance the night away with while everyone enjoyed the complimentary food and photobooth.

A momentous evening of tulle, chiffon and polyester; topped with larger-than-life hair, can’t miss it if you tried make-up; and, accessories that made Madonna look like she wasn’t even trying.

The 2024 Brunswick Ball was an event not to be missed. For $40 (+bf), attendees enjoyed:

  • Cover band RadioStar, who played all the best songs of the 80’s
  • Our Catwalk Competition where attendees were encouraged to strut their stuff to be in the running to win one of 2x $100 vouchers to a business of their choosing within the Sydney Road Brunswick Precinct! There was also a Lucky Door Prize (valued at $250), and at the end, a Sydney Road Brunswick tote bag full of goodies!
  • Complimentary food carts were placed around the room; with a selection of the Sydney Road Brunswick Precinct, Gloria, Mokum, Savour Eats & Billy Van Creamy, who offered a delicious array of yummy morsels: Gloria, a soulful and homely cafe, served plant-based canapes & petit fours; Mokum, Victoria’s only dedicated Dutch cafe & bar, served bitterballen (mini croquette balls) & poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes); Savour Eats, an Indian & Pakistani cuisine restaurant, served vegetable samosas (a fried South Asian pastry) & jalebi (a popular sweet snack in the Indian subcontinent); and Billy Van Creamy, an ice creamery that churns fresh in-store daily, served a selection of their ice cream made from high quality, whole, seasonal ingredients.
  • Complimentary drink on arrival, to start the night off strong!
  • Complimentary photobooth to capture attendees in all their 80’s finest (or not so finest)
  • Complimentary Sydney Road Brunswick tote bag at the end of the night, filled with SO many goodies!

Event details:
: Thursday, 27 June
Time: 6.30pm to 11pm
Location: Laila Reception, 451 Sydney Road Brunswick, Victoria 3056

Thank you to all who attended the 2024 Brunswick Ball!

2023 Brunswick Ball
Thursday 15 June 2023

Following the success of the Vintage Ball in 2022, Sydney Road Brunswick proudly announced the event’s evolution into the Brunswick Ball, an annual must-attend event with unique theming and entertainment each year!

The Brunswick Ball is your annual event where dressing to impress is a non-negotiable – it’s THE event of the season! Bringing the quaintness of a 20th century Ball and cementing it with only the best Brunswick vibes.

The 2023 Brunswick Ball featured an opening set by Callum’s Young & Old Codgers (a Brunswick staple serving up swing-style jazz; perfect for a debut on the dance floor), and headlined by Melbourne’s infamous Jazzparty (who combine New Orleans styled revelry with a punk attitude).

Your entertainment and enjoyment guaranteed, with the 2023 program including:

  • Two bands! Headliner Jazzparty and opening band Callum’s Young & Old Codgers
  • A special super-secret performance
  • Sydney Road Brunswick goodie bags full of joy for everyone
  • Giveaways announced on the night
  • A photobooth to your heart’s content
  • Roving canapés and a drink on arrival.
  • A Catwalk Competition to show off your excellent outfit, with winning walkers gifted a prize!

Thursday night is the new Friday night, and Thursday 15 June was the night to follow your feet to the beats beckoning you from the Brunswick Ball.

Ticket Price: $40 plus booking fee
Date & Time: Thursday 15 June, 7pm to 12am
Venue: Brunswick Ballroom, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056
Theme: Vintage Ball x Brunswick Vibes
Grab your ticket today!

Shop Sydney Road Brunswick & Have A Ball!

The Brunswick Ball was designed to showcase Sydney Road Brunswick’s diverse and eclectic retail offering, with attendees encouraged to find their perfect solutions from one of Sydney Road Brunswick’s many clothing, accessory and beauty stores! Whether after the whole outfit, or the finishing flourishes – you’ll find the perfect picks within the precinct.

The 2022 theme of Vintage X Brunswick Vibes meant so many businesses you could support in finding your frock! Thinking 1920s? Yes please! Thinking 1980s? Please do! Thinking the finest Op Shop scoops? Well I say!

2022 Vintage Ball

Set within the iconic Brunswick Ballroom, the Vintage Ball was a standout event. Attendees dressed to impress, and created quite the spectacle with some outfits born and bred from some of the best vintage, secondhand, and upcycled stores on Sydney Road Brunswick. We encouraged flowing gowns, top hats and tails, big jewels and all that glittered, and were not disappointed!

Enjoy this clip of the 2022 ball.