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A Different Kind Of Venue: Morgan’s Beach Shack, Sorrento

By Emma Clapham.

Last Friday, I had the awful job (note the sarcasm) of wining and dinning at hospitality veterans, Julian Gerner and Paul Olynyk, Morgan’s Beach Shack to celebrate the announcement that the venue will now host weddings and events.

Bare feet. Board shorts. A pint of prawns. A mojito on arrival ( I was clearly in hell) and whilst this doesn’t quite sound like your traditional wedding experience, it’s because Morgan’s Beach Shack is not your average venue.

This is definitely appealing to couples who are looking for something left of mainstream; the well-priced wedding packages combine quality food and wine with excellent service and unrivalled views of Sorrento’s foreshore.

Couples can invite up to 100 guests for a sit-down affair or 250 for a cocktail-style wedding. A smaller room off the side caters for a more intimate reception and can comfortably seat up to 50 guests.

With panoramic views of the Mornington Peninsula, Morgan’s Beach Shack has a very distinctive visual narrative that pays homage to its enviable seaside setting. Designed by award-winning Six Degrees Architects, a firm whose iconic style has defined the face of some of Melbourne’s most renowned venues, the interiors are layered with recycled materials: lobster pots are turned into lampshades, lifebuoys are suspended from old timber beams, and a pair of rowing oars sits against sandstone bricks. The effect is playful, relaxed and contemporary.

But the fun doesn’t stop at the design. Taking cues from Baja-style cuisine, a Californian take on Mexican; Morgan’s has quickly gained a reputation for serving some of the best burgers, tacos and seafood in town.

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For more details on Morgan’s Beach Shack head to their website

Photography by David Cook Photography