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What happens if the weather is too bad to operate Dinner in the Sky? Australia is blessed with some of the finest weather in the world and we do include different weather options to ensure maximum exposure all year long.
We will monitor the weather conditions in the week leading up to your event, and if they prove to be too bad to operate on your desired date, we do offer the possibility to adjourn your event to another date. It is the responsibility of the client to consult us about the weather conditions at least 72 hours before an event, otherwise it will go ahead as planned.
Is heating available ?
In the winter months, we can offer a heating system onboard as a part of your package. For any stand-alone bookings, power must be available at your location; with a 60 meter long 24 amp power cable and a switch box, that can hold 8 x 220 V 16 amp to power up the heating system.
Is there cooling available?
Yes. We are also prepared for events in hotter months or more humid parts of the Country. For such occasions we offer the possibility to install AC-Fans or Misting Fans and the additional set up of a darkened roof to give further shade.
The event location needs to be a minimum 40 meters x 20 meters allowing access for both crane & support semi trailers with counter loads. We can assist you in your location choice, we do have some preferred locations we have used previously.
We also may already have the ideal location coming up for you.
Catering is not included in the basic set up of your event. Budgeting for this will depend on your event plans and how you plan your 8 hours of elevation. Is it 1 VIP dinner or several half an hour tastings & cocktails sessions?
You may like to provide your own Michelin Star Chef & food. We can provide you the basic equipment, facilities and product, and your Chef then may bring everything you need.
Can you arrange your our own catering ?
Yes you can, however if you need any assistance we will be able to offer our preferred high quality catering suppliers and vendors.
How many chefs can cook inside the table ?
There is room for maximum 3 chefs in the middle of the table.
Can the caterer use open fire ?
Open fire is not allowed due to strict fire & safety regulations. Gas-barbecue is also not to be used. It is possible to have electricity on the table in order to use electrical devices.
What kind of food can be served on the table ?
There are no fixed menus. Our clients have been serving from sushi to lobster, tapas to culinary delights… it really depends on the catering company and the available budget. Be as creative as you like!
How many people can sit around the table?
Dinner in the Sky can seat a maximum of 22 people per session. That is; 8 people on the longer lengths and 2x3seats on the shorter lengths.
There is a maximum of 5 people on the inside – including 1 of our staff.
How many sessions can you organise during 8 hours?
Depending on the activities you want to organise we recommend 1 hour per session is ideal, so potentially 7 sessions in one day. However if it’s just a tasting or a cocktail in the sky, we can comfortably achieve half an hour sessions, allowing the opportunity for more people to experience the table.
What is the minimum age to attend an Event in the Sky ?
Dinner in the sky is not age restricted but is height conditional. In order to secure you safely in your seat you must reach the minimum height of 150cm. Children who do meet the height requirement must be accompanied bya Parent or Guardian.
Dinner in the Sky also practises responsible service of alcohol at all times.
Its just like accessing a Ferris Wheel ride at a theme park, there are no toilets onboard so everyone is offereda bathroom opportunity during our briefing.
What if you just have to go!
In the advent of this simply tell one of our friendly staff and you will be taken back to the ground no problem. Just remember it is a little less “discrete” because the whole table goes down with you, though it takes less than a minute to decend.
Dinner in the Sky requires local Council Approvals for each location where it is hosted and needs a minimum of 4weeks to achieve this.
Permission from the landowner is also required.
It is possible to locate the crane and table for use at any location so long as it meets the set up requirements with all necessary costs to be incurred by the client. These are negotiated on an event-by-event basis.
We can host this anywhere from busy tourist destinations, festival sites, the coastline, local wineries, golf courses, sports arenas and even trackside at your clients venue, the ultimate corporate box in the Sky.
The sky is the limit.
Guests need to arrive half an hour before thier allotted timeslot, where they can be served welcome drinks andare taken through the registration process. Guests are then taken individually to their seats where they are fastened in their seats by a four-point safety belt. Once all the safety checks are completed, thier starters are placed and the table is elevated for our first session in the sky. During this time the Chef is preparing for main course and plating up.
When starters are finished, the table is cleared, drinks are topped up and the main course is served.
After the main course, we are then brought back to ground where guests are welcome to take a comfort break. Ifa 3-course meal is provided, our Chef and desserts are placed onboard and we once again are elevated back intothe sky. At this time our guests will enjoy additional time to not only watch our Chef prepare mouth watering desserts, but experience first-hand, a must anticipated taste test for themselves.
After your exclusive Dinner in the Sky experience we invite all guests to join us in our marquee facilities onthe ground.
Dinner in the Sky is not restricted to meals, we can host a multitude of events such as:
- Live Radio Broadcasts
- Product Launches
- Corporate Functions
- Birthday, engagement or other special occasion celebrations
- Business meetings
- Sports Events, the ultimate corporate box
- Charity Fundraising Events
- Las Vegas themed dinner / High Stakes Poker Tournaments
- Real estate sales room, what better than actually taking prospective buyers and investors directly to thier future lounge room totake in the view?
Dinner in the Sky is approved by Australian Safety Standards and is TUV certified. It also achieves the following safety standards:
Australian standards certification and authorisation.
Only qualified staff will be involved in the operation of each event.
An experienced supervisor will take responsibility for each event and be the final signatory before and aftr each event on a detailed and thorough checklist.
A large ground clearance area is cordoned off and patrolled by experienced staff at all times and during operation is inaccessible to unauthorised parties at all times.
Guests will be escorted to an allocated a seat by the Supervisor/Staff member and then secured by four-point safety belts that CANNOT be released by the guest or guest next to them. It is NOT physically possible to reach the release while fastened into the seat.
A supervisor will accompany all guests to a height decided on and will supervise safety during the lift – The supervisor will be in communication with ground crew by means of two-way radio as well as hand signals f necessary.
Regulatory safety checks on welding joints and attachment points will be carried out by an independent party at regular intervals to ensure compliance.
All crane equipment is checked periodically by appropriate local authorities.
We are in contact with the weather bureau that is able to determine adverse conditions well in advance annly operate when weather permits.
YES we do have the necessary Insurance, Personal Liability and Third Party and Workplace Cover in place.