Venue Spotlight – The William Inglis Hotel

Each month for our Conference Venue Spotlight we will be giving venues the opportunity to detail an event held at their hotel or resort. This will help showcase the variety of ways their conference venue can be utilised for corporate events including spacing for conferencing, indoor & outdoor dinner options and of course, team building! This month we hear from the events team at The William Inglis Hotel

Come join the celebrations at The William Inglis Hotel on Tuesday 5th November 2019.  We will be hosting a buffet lunch in The Sales Arena whilst screening live coverage of the race that stops the nation.

The Event will be hosted by the one and only Will Mason from Pinnacle Events.

The William Inglis Hotel is the perfect venue to celebrate the Spring Racing Carnival as the venue accredits beautiful equine history throughout its facilities and function spaces.

Guests will be welcomed into the venue with a glass of bubbles served on arrival. Lunch will then take place in the renowned Sales Arena, the largest event space onsite at the property – where all the action happens during the Inglis Horse Sales.

The Sales Arena has three large inbuilt LED Screens that will show live coverage of the races. There will also be TAB facilities onsite to make sure you can place that winning bet!!

Along with the races the Melbourne Cup Lunch will also have a range of activities and entertainment for guests to get involved with.

With the cup fast approaching it is essential you have a winner outfit ready as Pinnacle events will be running a fashion on the field’s competition with plenty of great prizes to be won.

In addition to best dressed there will also be lucky door prizes and a sweep to get in on all of the racing action. Team these festivities with delicious food and you already have a winning afternoon.

Our customised menu has been designed by our executive chef. The menu features a hot and cold buffet, tasty grazing tables and live food stations where guests can interact with our chefs and learn about the unique cuisines.

For any sweet tooths out there a delightful dessert bar will also be ready for you to devour with freshly bakes cakes, fruits, petite fours and treats that are all decorated to impress.

The event will also feature pop up bars for guests to purchase refreshing beverages.

Whether you’re in it to back the winning horse, ready to show off the perfect outfit, interested in the Equine history or if you are just keen on having a fun afternoon with friends, The William Inglis Hotel is the place to be for Melbourne Cup Lunch 2019.

To purchase tickets please contact:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02 9058 0312.

Further information can also be found online at: https://www.williaminglis.com.au/whats-happening/melbourne-cup-lunch/

We hope to see you there!!

Venue Spotlight – Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Each month for our Conference Venue Spotlight we will be giving venues the opportunity to detail a recent event held at their hotel or resort. This will help showcase the variety of ways their conference venue can be utilised for corporate events including spacing for conferencing, indoor & outdoor dinner options and of course, team building! This month we hear from the events team at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. 

overhead shot of crowne plaza hunter valley

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, regional NSW largest conference and events venue, regularly hosting new and repeating clients. One of the more recent clients (that has already booked for next year) hosted an event with over 400 delegates staying on-site for a total of four nights and three days for what was to be the first annual all employees learning event for the client.

After arriving throughout the afternoon on a Wednesday, the delegates proceeded to explore the property before being hosted at one of the signature events here at the Crowne Plaza, a Hunter Harvest. Showcasing the local produce in an outdoor setting started the stay beautifully with many of the delegates mentioning that this was one of the highlights of their stay.

During the day, delegates were assigned to various courses, classes, seminars, and activities throughout the resort including the conference and events centre, indoor classrooms, golf course, and tennis courts. A wide range of learning and team building activities were used during the three days to achieve the management’s goal of increasing overall team morale and knowledge, which had been set prior to the commencement of the conference.

A post-event meeting was held between members of the client’s management, organisers, operations, and planning teams, with great reviews and comments passed on for many of the staff. Leaders of the operations team at the time, Alex and Jarod, were complemented on the way they handled any short-term requests, whilst our sales and planning team were praised for the smooth handling of the booking, confirmation and organisation of the event.

To book your next conference at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley contact:

02 4991 0900

[email protected]

Venue Spotlight – Pullman Magenta Shores

Each month for our Conference Venue Spotlight we will be giving venues the opportunity to detail a recent event held at their hotel or resort. This will help showcase the variety of ways their conference venue can be utilised for corporate events including spacing for conferencing, indoor & outdoor dinner options and of course, team building! This month we hear from the events team at Pullman Magenta Shores.

From Trivia Nights to the Amazing Race, Pullman Magenta Shores can cater for a multitude of different event & team building styles. With indoor meeting rooms showcasing floor to ceiling windows & golf course views, to large outdoor grassed areas & an 18 hole golf course, the opportunities are endless.

A memorable event that took place in early 2019, with a client from the surveying industry, consisted of 70 delegates. The aim for their event was to kick start 2019, get the teams together from interstate & have some fun to reward everyone after 2018.

The Conference was run over 2 & a half days in our Magenta 2 room & was a fair split between meetings & activities. The group enjoyed a fresh & healthy outdoor lunch at our BBQ Recreation area on their arrival followed by some casual rounds of tennis & a friendly game of soccer.

They then held a trivia night run by Mitch from Pinnacle Team Events after their buffet dinner on our lakeside lawn for the final evening of their event. 70 delegates attended the evening with the focus being a bit of friendly competition & fun.

Feedback received from the client was a huge thank you to Team Magenta & Pinnacle:

“A personal thank you to you and all the staff at Magenta as everyone was so friendly and helpful that it made my job a lot easier.”

To book your next conference at Pullman Magenta Shores contact:

02 4352 8100

[email protected]

Conference Venue Spotlight – Raffertys Resort

Each month for our Conference Venue Spotlight we will be giving venues the opportunity to detail a recent event held at their hotel or resort. This will help showcase the variety of ways their conference venue can be utilised for corporate events including spacing for conferencing, indoor & outdoor dinner options and of course, team building! This month we hear from the events team at Raffertys Resort.

Education In a Resort Location

One of Raffertys Resort’s repeat clients bring with them a fresh troop of hospitality students for a TRI ATHLON OF EVENTS (how punny), or as they like to call it a “leadership conference”, throughout the year. With an emphasis on “being in a professional environment” the conference is based on development and education. With two main conference areas, two fully equipped restaurants, share style accommodation and loads of space, Raffertys is the perfect location for groups wanting to combine conferencing and team building. 

Arriving on a Friday for a morning of conferencing, the group of 65 then participated in the Escape Room Challenge. Using our Loft Villas each team was “locked” in the accommodation rooms with a set time frame in which to escape before the world as we know it ceases to exist. The teams got busy following clues, solving puzzles and unlocking the secrets to ESCAPE! 

On the Friday evening a private buffet dinner in our Jetty Restaurant and a night of bush dancing was held, giving the teachers and students a chance to relax, unwind and socialise.

Saturday morning started with a buffet breakfast with 180-degree water views of Lake Macquarie, followed by a morning conference in our largest conference space, The John Taaffe/Catherine Hill room.

The team then head outdoors taking advantage of our 35 acres with a game of Survivor. Separated into tribes each team competes in a range of challenges spaced around the resort grounds and foreshore. Each challenge required the tribes to outwit, outplay and outlast their rival teams.

The staff at Raffertys received great feedback from the event:

“Just want to say this was probably our ‘best ever’ leadership conference. Everything went really well and the food was excellent. Absolutely top marks to the staff involved throughout the resort. We will have to see if we can top it next term. On a serious note, the ability to be located up the top for the whole conference was a big bonus and was far more ‘business professional’ for us, which is what we are trying to portray to the students.”

To book your next conference at Raffertys Resort, contact:

Sam Cable – Conference & Events Sales Manager
02 4972 555 ext 2
0411 447 548
[email protected]