The Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney has celebrated the opening of its new waterfront venue – the Endeavour Pavilion – hosting an evening for MICE and travel industry folk on Thursday 8 February.Named after Captain Cook’s majestic vessel and its onsite replica, the HMB Endeavour, the Endeavour Pavilion is an exciting new addition to the wharves of the Museum, and offers all-inclusive event packages from $140 per head, with everything from venue hire to catering and furniture included. eventsMICEThe Australian Maritime Museum A bespoke marquee from White Umbrella, the Endeavour Pavilion can be arranged to suit any event (up to 200 guests seated or 350 cocktail-style) from cocktail parties, weddings, Christmas parties, product launches, corporate functions and award ceremonies, to large sit-down lunches or dinners. Nestled elegantly amongst historic vessels and set against the spectacular backdrop of the Sydney skyline and Darling Harbour, the venue offers guests a unique setting for a function with a wow factor.Event and function specialists from 212F, MCI Group, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) and International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) were among the guests at the VIP opening and were given the chance to indulge in an exclusive Mumm champagne tasting, win a luxury hamper provided by Wattle & Jones and of course, sample some of the tasty delicacies from the Endeavour Pavilion’s award-winning catering and corporate event-specialists, Laissez-Faire.With four furniture ranges to choose from, the space can be tailored to suit the theme of any function, from modern and edgy, to classic and refined. Clients can specify their furniture selection and how they would like the space to be configured, whilst the Pavilion is fully equipped with lighting and sound.“We are already receiving bookings for Christmas functions which is very encouraging. We are confident that event organisers and their guests will embrace the opportunity to share experiences including the magical VIVID Sydney in our prestigious new waterfront venue, the Endeavour Pavilion,” said Matt Lee, Assistant Director of Commercial and Visitor Services, Australian National Maritime Museum.