Step into the historic St James Crypt for a truly unique French affair. This evening features a French degustation with paired wines, a beautifully haunting performance by the St James Choir, and French Champagne tasting with an exciting Sabrage.
Take your guests on a mesmerising journey that combines one of Australia’s iconic landmarks with the best of French cuisine and culture at the Crypts of St James, beneath the historic St James’ Church.
Explore this old-world beauty with its unique architectural characteristics unique to the Macquarie period, completely designed and built by convict labour. This venue offers unusual indoor and outdoor spaces including the Quiet Garden, Children’s Chapel and Covered Courtyard to cater for your next event – be it a refined cocktail party, product launch, intimate dinner or simply any celebratory event that deserves a unique twist.
Guaranteed we’ll custom-curate the finer details to your specific objectives, however, here is inspiration to begin building your L&T Black experience. Guests will arrive for French champagne, held in the sandstone courtyard of this grand venue, rich with history since 1819.
Celebrate the art of Champagne with a guided tasting session hosted by an expert from an acclaimed Champagne house. Prepare to wow your guests here with a professional Sabrage display – the spectacular opening of a champagne bottle with a sharp saber.
Guests enter this unique venue via St James square located on Elizabeth Street at the entrance of the St James train station, making it accessible. They will then travel beneath the church to the crypt for a sit-down dinner at a long table to enjoy a custom curated French-inspired degustation menu paired with French wines.
Afterwards, guests will have the prestigious opportunity walk through the church with a church member and impromptu performance by one of the oldest musical establishments in Australia with a private performance in by the highly acclaimed St James Choir. The choir consists of a dozen semi-professional adult singers led by Head of Music, Warren Trevelyan-Jones. Warren boasts an extensive singing career as a soloist and ensemble singer in Europe, including 9 years in the Choir of Westminster Abbey.
Talk to your Lime&Tonic Experience Manager to see how this prestigious event will achieve your event objectives and blow your guests away.
All Lime&Tonic vouchers have three years’ validity. The voucher for this experience is valid for 6 months, after which point your voucher value will turn into credit to use towards another experience during the remaining 30 months.
Not available on special event days (including, but not limited to, Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Melbourne Cup, Christmas Day and New Years Eve).