Tucked below Fed Square and by the Yarra River is the iconic Riverland Bar. And as we enter the new year, Riverland is throwing the holiest of parties. They’ve teamed up with Saintly Hard Seltzer, who will build on the leafy green space and transform it into a Saintly Blessed Garden, with dark Sacred Vaults to explore. At this fun New Year’s Day event, there will be plenty of flowing seltzer, live music and more.
A Saintly Party At Riverland Bar
This experience at Riverland Bar promises to be an event like no other. Outside, you’ll find the Blessed Garden, a perfectly leafy space to enjoy a refreshing drink during the summer.
Then, explore the Sacred Vaults, which are exclusively launching for this New Year’s Day party. Step through the vault doors, admire a huge forbidden tree spruced up with Saintly fruits and seltzer cans, then enter the bar for a drink.
In a mirrored walkway next to the tree, you’ll find a second vault, that will immerse you in a monochrome light. Catch up with your friends in this vault, and bathe in the slowly changing lights.
Inside the final vault, you’ll find curated and abstract films projected on the ceiling. There will also be artists playing inside a mirrored DJ booth, that will reflect the light and projections.
“After what has been a challenging two years for Victorians, we wanted to bring some fun to Melbourne,” said Kieron Barton, Saintly Founder. “The Saintly Sacred Vaults and Blessed Garden completely transports you to a mystical and intriguing world, free from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne city.”
A ticket will set you back $120, and includes an all-inclusive food and beverage package from 12pm to 4pm. Drinks include unlimited seltzer in refreshing flavours like watermelon, mango, grapefruit and lime. There will also be exclusive cocktails, lager, ale and red, white and rosé wine. Food includes roving pizza and snacks.
If you can’t make it to the event on New Year’s Day, the Saintly Blessed Garden will be open daily during summer, from December 7 to February 28. This garden will be open from 11am to 11pm.
Meanwhile, the Saintly Sacred Vaults will open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from January 1 to February 28.
Where: Riverland Bar, Federation Wharf 1-9, Melbourne, VIC 3000
When: Saturday January 1
Time: 12pm to 5pm.Visit their website to learn more and buy tickets.