THINK BIG

ICONIC MAJOR EVENTS

PLAN BIG

HELD ANNUALLY

GET BIG

IN AUSTRALIA

Bruce Keebaugh
Co-founder and Director

“We continue to exceed
boundaries, create industry
change – and the parties, well
they just keep getting better and
bolder.”

The Big Group has played a large part in the success of Australia’s vast array of major events over the past 25 years. Something we are very, very proud of.

The Big Group team has a complete (some would say inside out back to front) understanding of the event and hospitality business. Our events are continually recognised for setting new benchmarks for corporate and private client hospitality in Australia. We work tirelessly to better ourselves and our clients know it.

The Big Group is a preferred supplier and has worked on such major events as:
– Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival
– AFL September Club and Lawn 27
– The Australian Open
– Melbourne White Night
– ICC Cricket World Cup
– Master Chef Gala
– Chadstone Luxury Mall Launch Party

Our ability to plan, execute and manage all of the products, kitchen equipment, table-top and services required for any event is contained within The Big Group family. We have over 30 years experience in running successful, high volume food and beverage operations.

MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL

THE RACE THAT STOPS THE NATION... BUT NOT US!

The Big Group has been helping race-goers for over 20 years. Catering in the exclusive ‘Birdcage’ members area, and surrounding members car parks and the Rails. 

The Melbourne Cup is the ‘race that stops the nation’ – but not us! Serving over 35,000 race-goers over the four days of Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

Every year we strive to offer inspired, original and creative solutions, through design build, infill marquees, bespoke menus, food delivery, entertainment, staff and uniforms. 

The Big Group has greatly expanded their stake in The Birdcage over the last few years, through both retaining longstanding clients and building new relationships, The Big Group now delivers over 70% of the catering offering within the premium area.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

SERVING UP VARIED HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCES

The Australian Open attracts a global audience and The Big Group is proud to showcase some of the best food Australia has to offer. 

Within our venue The Glasshouse, The Big Group operates multiple event spaces in collaboration with the AO. Each space delivers a different, bespoke culinary and dining experiences including;
The AO Chef Series; delivering an intimate pop-up restaurant in collaboration with Michelin Star chefs. 
The Glasshouse Restaurant; providing a pre and post match seated dining experience.
1956; a temporary and engaging pop-up dining activation with various food activations.
Executive Suites and Private Dining; offering corporates a customised entertaining opportunity for high profile clients. 

On ground, The Big Group also delivers some amazing hospitality experiences in activated pop-ups on Grand Slam Oval and through premium dining experiences in Tennis Australia’s Head Quarters, including; 
Ate; A premium dining space perfect for client entertaining.
Late; A late night pop-up bar collaborating with world reknown bartenders and mixologists.
Founders; A premium dining experience for members of Tennis Australia’s Founders Club.
Pop-Up Activations; Such as Attica, offering a sample menu from some of the best restaurants in Melbourne.

We are proud to collaborate with Tennis Australia each year and deliver varied hospitality experiences for one of the best events Melbourne has to offer.

AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

FOOTY! PIE! FOOTY! PIE!

The Big Group has a long standing relationship with The Australian Football League, project managing their brand and event managing their high profile events including;

– September Club
– Lawn 27
– AFL All Australians Dinner
– AFL Virgin Australia Cocktail Party
– AFL Commissioners Dinners

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