Conference Venue Spotlight – Fairmont Resort Leura

The multi award-winning Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains creates memorable and unique event experiences in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. From a conference centre to corporate retreats, our conference resort is the largest meetings and events venue in Katoomba or the Blue Mountains.

Fairmont Resort Leura

Their 15 flexible, pillar-less conference spaces cater for up to 850 delegates with several naturally lit spaces and outdoor options to suit any occasion. The rooms can be configured to meet your individual needs, from a multitude of layouts to our tailored AV services which will provide you with a high level of onsite support.

The unique location of Fairmont Resort allows you to create a memorable experience for your delegates… imagine conferencing during the day in a naturally lit room with views of the bushland below. Then moving onto the lawn for casual pre-dinner drinks as the setting sun hits the dramatic escarpment. Then finishing the day with a spectacular themed gala dinner… and that is just day one!

Conference Capacity: 850 cocktail

Number of Accommodation Rooms: 222

Click here to view the Fairmont’s current specials

Testimonials:

“I would like to thank you and your team for their efforts both in the lead up to our event and across the three days of our event. The staff were always friendly, helpful and efficient.

Nothing ever seemed too much for them. Please pass on my thanks to all those involved, from yourself, to reception, concierge, to bar and catering staff and chefs, AV team and those who serviced our rooms.

I’m sure I’ve missed some, but do appreciate all their efforts in helping make our event a successful one.”

Contact:

Amy-Rose Finch
(02) 4785 0097
[email protected]

Conference Venue Spotlight – Australian Turf Club

Events by ATC at the heart of Sydney Racing, Royal Randwick, and the recently refurbished Rosehill Gardens offer Sydney’s most versatile venues for Indoor and Outdoor team building activities.

Winners at the last four consecutive Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence NSW, our world-class team and multi-purpose venues are at the forefront of the Sydney events and functions industry.

With award winning catering, complimentary high density Wi-Fi throughout and free onsite parking, our exclusive venues are a winning combination for your next event.

Conference Capacity – Theatre style up to 2000pax

Testimonials: 

The Royal Randwick facility is fantastic. We have held events at all the major convention centres in the country and I can honestly say the facilities and the staff are exceptional. The level of professionalism and customer service at Randwick is light years ahead of other venues. We look forward to returning there for our next event.

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 The whole team at the Australian Turf Club provided excellent service from start to finish. The venue is really well suited to host both grand and intimate events and the production crew, catering and support staff really looked after us for our flagship summit. I’d like to thank everyone at ATC for an outstanding job.
Huawei Australia
Huawei ICT Roadshow

Contact:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1300 729 668

Conference Venue Spotlight – InterContinental Double Bay

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay is an exclusive address offering luxury and privacy at its finest, located in the leafy Eastern Suburbs village of Double Bay. Retreat to this boutique 5-star Sydney hotel reminiscent of a private residence, and relax in one of 140 light-filled guest rooms and suites or range of unique meeting spaces and experiences.

Photo of the Intercon Double Bay

Meet in luxury; with various spaces sure to impress such as the grand pillarless ballroom, French provincial courtyard or multiple meeting rooms complete with built in audio-visual and all conveniently located on the same floor. Add a twist to your itinerary with a gin masterclass in award winning Stillery bar, lunch on the rooftop with spectacular views of the bay or relish in an unforgettable dining experience in Stockroom restaurant.

Conference Capacity:

7 function rooms which can accommodate from 10 – 450 pax

Number of Accommodation Rooms:

140 accommodation rooms

Testimonials:

“Thanks for the follow up, all went really well over the weekend. I must say your staff were brilliant all weekend and any request or help we needed, they went above and beyond to assist with so that was very much appreciated. Everyone was very complimentary of the hotel, the facilities etc. and we are already putting plans in place for the same camp to be held back there again next year once dates are locked in. The ability to have the entire conference floor and those overflow rooms on the same floor worked so well and made everything so much easier with the schedule and timings etc.”

“We want to thank you and all the team for a thoroughly enjoyable experience before and during our recent event at the Intercontinental Double Bay. To pull off a conference of this size takes a large group of dedicated people and I thank you for bringing your group to our party.

I think all the staff are wonderful and world class but, like in all things, there were a few that stood out and shined among the high standard of quality employed by the hotel. I had the privilege of personally witnessing the proactive extra effort of Abbie, Jean Kevin ( banquet manager), Kewal, Astrid, Anna, Sally, and Nathalie over the course of the three days I spent as your guest.  Please let them know that they impressed some pretty jaded and experienced individuals on my team.

I would be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to acknowledge Holly’s contribution to the success of our event. In the months leading up to our show as well as on the day, Holly calmly listened and reacted, and from our point of view, it sometimes seemed that Holly was a member of our team.  What was promised was delivered, even some of the crazy requests. I can’t remember ever in my career working with anyone from a hotel or convention facility who engenders a more collegial spirit while expertly navigating the tricky waters inherent in all client- venue relationships. Her manner and positive attitude in all aspects of this endeavour was noticed not only by myself but also by my boss. Holly, like many of the staff assigned to us over the course of our time in the hotel, made my job easier and that is pretty special.  

We really appreciate all the efforts, flexibility and the smiles that greeted us at every turn. Thank you!”

 

For all enquiries and more information contact the Conference & Events team on:
E: [email protected]
PH: 02 8388 8388

Conference Venue Spotlight – Headlands Austinmer Beach

Located in Austinmer, on the picturesque south coast of New South Wales, Headlands Austinmer Beach boasts uninterrupted, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and is an easy 25-minute drive north of the Wollongong CBD and 90 minutes south of Sydney.

Headlands Austinmer Beach Hotel

Offering 59 low rise, self-contained serviced apartments. Featuring studio rooms through to penthouse’s, each apartment boasts luxurious & stylishly appointed furnishings. Overnight guests receive complimentary parking and free Wi-Fi.

Headlands also boasts a modern & elegant event space featuring state of the art facilities & panoramic ocean views. We can cater for all manner of celebrations & occasions from weddings & engagements, corporate conferences & business retreats, to private dinners & cocktail soirees. Capacities range from 10 to 370 guests.

Our bistro, bar & sunny beer garden offer a relaxed yet stylish environment. Inspiration for our menu comes from our close proximity to the ocean & our chef’s passion for fresh, seasonal produce.

Headlands also features a swimming pool, tennis courts, sports bar, VIP lounge, bar, beer garden and live music on weekends.

Conference Capacity:

Accommodation: 110 twin share.
Conferencing space: 270 banquet style

Number of Accommodation Rooms:

59

Unique Venue Features:

Themost unique feature would be our direct ocean-front location, the view is breathtaking and the perfect inspirational backdrop for a conference!

Testimonials:

Sally Ridges – Hi Laura. I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for making our work retreat successful. Everybody had a lovely time and the rooms were just beautiful.

  • FMA Partners

Lisa Beaver – This email is a little overdue, but I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for an amazing evening. The room was fantastic. The staff were amazing. My team haven’t stopped commenting on the food – delicious. Absolutely made for a wonderful time for everyone, and I can’t ask for more than that.

  • Flight Centre

For all enquiries and more information, contact Nina from the Headlands Austinmer Beach events team on:
E: [email protected]
PH: 02 4200 1099

Conference Venue Spotlight – Kooindah Waters

Nestled on the stunning Central Coast of NSW just 90 minutes north of Sydney is Mercure Kooindah Waters Golf & Spa Resort.

Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort

The multi-award winning resort is set on 90 acres which boasts a natural wetlands area and is surrounded by an 18 hole championship standard golf course (ranked in the Top 100 resort courses in Australia). Kooindah Waters has been designed to offer the best of both worlds, from state of the art conference facilities along with resort-style amenities including endota day spa, an indoor heated lap pool and outdoor recreational pool, tennis courts, sauna, gym and spa.

Enjoy the stunning views out across the fairways whilst dining in Karinya’s Restaurant and Wine Bar. Our new Executive Chef looks forward to tantalizing your taste buds.

Within 25mins drive from the resort you’ll discover some of the Central Coast’s hottest attractions, including Tree Tops Adventure Park, Luka Chocolate Factory, Glenworth Valley, The Australian Reptile Park, Wyong Milk Factory, Norah Head Lighthouse, Soldiers and Shelley Beaches and The Entrance with daily pelican feeding.

Conference Capacity:

Up to 400 guests cocktail, 340 theatre and 224 cabaret in Kooindah Ballroom

Number of Accommodation Rooms:

108

Venue Features:

Award-winning Kooindah Waters Golf Club, Exquisite Endota Day Spa Heated indoor 20-metre lap pool, Outdoor recreational pool, Gymnasium, BBQ area next to outdoor pool and playground, two tennis courts, Kids’ playground, Walking and running track

Testimonial:

I write to congratulate you and your team on a beaut venue! From the initial contact, with Kerri’s efficient responses through to Louise whose competence in handling the important details was clear, to the friendliness of your maintenance person on my arrival; we had an amazing experience, and will certainly be passing the message on. I’d like to single out Sam in functions for her clear attention, positive demeanour and ‘no request is too much’ approach. The group had a fantastic two day meeting, with evening entertainment in the separate dining room, and a ‘break-out’ activity ‘the Putting Challenge’. The meeting was in the Pool View Room. We are a service organisation and pride ourselves on our high level of customer service, standards and team work. We are very hard to impress. We had a marvellous experience and commend you on your services, your teamwork, your accommodation, and your facilities. You clearly have a successfully cohesive and friendly team culture. Please thank the staff for making my job so much easier. I felt that all staff provided their best support and were very flexible, particularly your kitchen, serving their lovely meals at earlier times than planned. All this combined with a beautiful building and location, it was a very successful event for our group. We recommend Mitch from Pinnacle Events, whose enthusiasm drove us to silly lengths during the CSI game 😉

  • Macquarie University Hospital

Conference Incentives for 2018 Bookings:

Click here to view some great conference incentives from the lovely team at Kooindah Waters

For all enquiries and more information, contact Kerri from the Kooindah Waters events team on:
E: [email protected]
PH: 02 4355 5777

Conference Venue Spotlight – Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley offers you a spectacular conference venue for your next meeting or event. Set amongst 8 hectares of beautifully manicured gardens at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, you’ll feel like you’ve escaped the office to a grand country retreat… Even though it’s only 45 minutes drive from the Sydney CBD.

Complete with luxurious accommodation, onsite dining, spa and recreation facilities, and a number of local attractions on your doorstep, Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley is the ideal conference venue for your next meeting or event.

Conference Venue Capacity:

Events up to 150

Number of Accommodation Rooms:

105

Conference Venue Features:

With a variety of spacious conference rooms, covered outdoor areas, picturesque lakeside spots and even a private chapel, you’ll be spoilt for choice for your next function or event. The hotel has 8 formal and 5 informal meeting rooms which offers conference organisers and delegates the perfect venue for company training, product launches or incentives. All rooms are pillarless, the majority with natural light and some with attached break out spaces and disabled access. An onsite audio visual manager will assist with all your requirements.

Testimonials:

“We have received so much feedback on how great the conference venue was as well as the food and service from your team. From my perspective you guys could not have done enough to help and ensure a successful event.”

Carina Tomlinson

“You have a great venue and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Both events were fantastic and the customer service we received from all your staff was the best we have received in a long time, you can tell that everyone enjoys their job at The Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Hotel and your management team should be proud the high level of service they are providing on behalf of the hotel.”

Tania Valerio

Venue Spotlight – Q Station Manly

Q Station is located on the site of Sydney’s former Quarantine Station. The 65 heritage buildings have been creatively transformed into hotel accommodation, conference & event space, restaurants, a café and a museum. Showcasing a stunning view of Sydney Harbour, this unique property is an ideal choice to motivate and engage your employees at your next meeting or function.  With plenty of outdoor space and rooms flooded with natural light, your guests will enjoy the Q Station experience surrounded by native Australian bush land on the edge of Sydney Harbour.

Located just thirty minutes from the centre of Sydney CBD, Q Station is a short drive from Manly and also offers access via ferry or chartered vessel, direct to the private wharf.  Unlike any other Sydney venue, Q Station can be booked exclusively for larger groups and is a unique destination providing function rooms, accommodation, fine dining and team building activities for your delegates.  Stay, dine and discover this beautiful property.

Conference Capacity: 200 pax

Number of Accommodation Rooms: 84

Current Winter Special: Save $5 per person when hosting your conference between May – August 2018!

$77 per person
Full Day Delegate Package
including continuous tea and coffee,
morning and afternoon tea,
buffet/working style lunch,
venue hire from 9am – 5pm,
note pads, pens, mints and water jugs.

Testimonials:

“The venue was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful.”
Rabobank

“Perfect venue – we will continue to use Q Station for all of our functions in future.”  Royal Far West

“The room was lovely – bright, sunny and welcoming – excellent venue for a 2 day corporate meeting.”
Screenrights

“Communication was excellent and I really appreciated the flexibility given that we had a fairly last minute booking. Everyone loved the venue!”
Origin Energy

“It is a wonderful venue and allows participants to focus on their workshops with no distractions except for a beautiful view which brings calm.”
Sydney Water

For all enquiries and more information, contact Q Station’s sales team on:
Phone: 02 9466 1597
Email: [email protected]

Venue Spotlight – The Retreat Wisemans Ferry

The Retreat is a tranquil haven, nestled on 50 acres of the banks of the Hawkesbury River in the Rustic Village of Wisemans Ferry.

The Retreat is situated approximately 60km North-West of Sydney CBD which is easily accessible, yet sufficiently far away from the office. 54 well appointed rooms with King or Queen size beds. All rooms are available in single or twin share occupancy and we can accommodation up to 110 guests.

The Retreat offers a highly personalised service with the flexibility to meet your individual requirements.

Conference Capacity: 5 Conference Rooms for 2 to 80 Guests

Number of Accommodation Rooms: 54

Contact the Conference Team to discuss your next conference:
Website
Email
Phone: 02 4566 4422

Venue Spotlight – Crowne Plaza Terrigal

An award-winning hotel in a beautiful beachside location just 90 minutes drive north of Sydney, Crowne Plaza Terrigal is the ultimate venue for your next meeting, conference or event.

Leave the boardroom behind and achieve more productive meeting outcomes as delegates draw inspiration from the relaxed coastal setting.

Our highly experienced and professional team thinks outside the square to create a unique event that will ‘wow’ your guests. We offer a variety of modern and versatile spaces (all with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and technical support), including our 350-guest capacity Grand Ballroom and chic Lord Ashley Lounge.

And should you or your delegates choose to stay overnight with us, you won’t be disappointed. Your room is an inviting, tranquil haven with all the creature comforts – just the way you like it. Plus, you’ll have your own private balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon drinks while you soak up the captivating ocean views and sea breezes.

A beautiful coastal setting with all the expertise and experience you need to make your next event a success, Crowne Plaza Terrigal is the ultimate venue for your meeting or conference.

Conference Capacity: 600 guests

Number of Accommodation Rooms: 199

Special/Unique Venue Features:

The Haven Terrace – Two of the Central Coast’s well-known attractions, The Haven and The Skillion, provide an inspiring setting for our Haven Terrace. Enjoy the open air and the fresh sea breeze out on this private courtyard

-Lord Ashley Fireplace – Exuding refined elegance and offering views across Terrigal Beach and The Haven, Lord Ashley is perfect for hosting small to medium sized events.

The Pool Deck – The row of stately Norfolk Island pines that line the esplanade and Terrigal Beach provide a stunning backdrop for our Pool Deck.

Seaside Street Food Markets – For a unique experience in a unique space, you can’t go past our Seaside Street Food Markets. Based on our tremendously popular Greedy Guts Street Food Markets held once a month, this fun festival set-up creates a gourmet experience for your delegates without even having to leave the hotel

Private Use – Change the nature of spaces when you book the entire hotel for your own private use, the possibilities are endless.

Testimonials:

“Thanks again for the whole conference. The hotel including all staff have been outstanding, from Graeme downstairs, Jaylee, Julie, Adelie, Tim and David from Avestar and Alvaro and the team from Wednesday night and of course all the banquet staff – I can’t speak highly enough of them. Chef went above and beyond preparing our ceviche for afternoon tea from the mornings catch yesterday – it seems nothing is a problem! The group have had a great stay – mostly thanks to a fantastic hotel with exceptional staff. Thank you again. It further instils our confidence in this great hotel and hope we get to work and recommend the hotel again very soon to clients!”

Melisa | CTM Sales Conference

 “Our time away as a team was a great success because of the great work from you and your team. The venue was amazing. The service we received from first contact until now has been first class. The food was exceptional.”

Marc Romano | San Clemente High School

 

Contact the Conference Team to discuss your next conference:
Website
Email
Phone: 02 4384 9111

Venue Spotlight – Kirkton Park Hotel Hunter Valley

Kirkton Park Hotel Hunter Valley is conveniently located two hours from the CBD making it perfect for short business trips. Ensuring conference venues in NSW that cater to all of your needs, all rooms can access video conferencing facilities, AV equipment, electronic whiteboards, lecterns, microphones and wireless internet. Your conference room will be set with care and attention to detail with the comfort and requirements of your delegates in mind, including the provision of complimentary pads, pens, mints and water.

As one of the leading conference venues in Hunter Valley, NSW, Kirkton Park offer a wide range of delegate packages to suit the needs of your group. From small meetings to larger functions that require a little more room to move, you are sure to find the ideal solution.

Conference Capacity: 144 Cabaret

Number of Accommodation Rooms: 70

Special/Unique Venue FeaturesWines, views and a local muse.

Imbibe the Hunter’s finest wines at Kirkton Park’s unique meeting experience, the ‘Pop-Up’ Cellar door. Choose your setting within our 70 acres, to enjoy a narrated journey from Chardonnay to Shiraz. Whether a wine connoisseur or an intrigued novice, this unique experience will invigorate and inspire the winemaker within.

Continue your evening with dinner under the stars in our elegant Rose Garden. Joining you, a true Hunter local, who will ensure your Hunter Valley experience, is truly one to remember.  Feel part of the Hunter family and embrace the beauty that is Kirkton Park.

Testimonials:

It’s now back in the office after a wonderful few days in the Hunter! I can’t thank you enough for the exceptional conferencing experience enjoyed by all of our team. From the location, accommodation and delicious meals to the wonderful and attentive staff – it certainly is an experience we will all remember. The Hotel’s organisational skills and attention to detail really made our Staff Retreat a most enjoyable experience”

Angela Luck – Lovatts Media
September 2017 

“In terms of feedback, I really can’t express enough what a splendid experience we had at Kirkton Park. The property is of course beautiful and the rooms are very well appointed. Little touches like the flowers on the table at dinner and unique experiences such as the backyard bonfire went down so well with the delegates. But I think what impressed us most was the outstanding service – right from the first moment on arrival, when staff formed a line to hand out room keys and greet us, it was all very warm and welcoming.  I was pleasantly surprised that I only had to place a barista coffee order once and then my order was remembered every time we had a break, without me needing to ask or remind of my coffee type.  It was evident that the staff are hospitality professionals – providing friendly smiles and service on each and every occasion, excellent presentation and even the very little things, such as serving F&B with one arm behind the back, that are the marks of quality. As the meeting planner, all arrangements were very easy and executed according to plan. I would jump at the chance to return the group there again in the future and hope to make that happen.”

Liz Huband, Liberty International Underwriters
May 2017

Contact the Conference Team to discuss your next conference:
Website
Email: Rachel Swain
Phone: 02 4993 1309