Mångata is the newest venture by husband and wife duo Nicole and Jim Johnston.
The Johnstons are hospitality and events industry veterans. Having formerly owned several, now iconic, venues in St Kilda and Brighton, the pair have a long and proud history with the area.
During a brief hiatus from the hustle and bustle of city living, the pair moved to the Mornington Peninsula where Nicole won several bridal awards and accolades, and Jim started up his event businesses. These businesses range from regional events to the well-known Food Truck Carnival Co. brand of food truck festivals travelling around the state.
Their vision now is to create a beautiful function space that is as unique and creative as the clients they will work with. Moving away from the traditional seated wedding and functions, Mångata will specialise in cocktail style events, with a twist.
The venue design by architect Robert Simeoni, from Robert Simeoni Architects (RSA), is contemporary and modern, creating a concept that endorses natural materials and fills the space with light. Mångata proudly sits next to the newly rebuilt and iconic Stokehouse (also designed by RSA), and the effect of seeing them together is breathtaking.
Complementing this exclusive space is Melbourne's most trusted catering company, ACC Catering. ACC Catering is an event specialist that offers bespoke service for a variety of events such as weddings, birthdays, launch and Christmas parties. The team at ACC Catering are on hand to assist in delivering uniqueness to every Mångata event.