Conference Venue Spotlight – Swissotel Sydney

With over 900m2 of flexible and modern conference and meeting space, Swissôtel Sydney offers the perfect location for your next event.

Amongst its eight meeting rooms and boardrooms is the Blaxland Ballroom, a heritage-listed pillarless ballroom which can cater for up to 450 people, the spacious Maple Room and four well-appointed meeting rooms. A dedicated Swiss Meeting Specialist will also assist with all aspects of your event to ensure that it is a success. Whether for an international conference or an exclusive meeting, the conference facilities and services are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Conference Capacity:
450

Number of Accommodation Rooms:
369

Current Specials:
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Testimonials:
“The event was a huge success and our guests had a wonderful time. There were lots of compliments about the food & beverage and the meeting facilities. The Swissotel staff were excellent, very polite, responsive and ever so helpful in making the whole day go so smoothly.”

“All the staff were absolutely fantastic, supportive and patient.  No one could do enough for us.  The banquet manager was absolutely fantastic and the dinner went perfectly and the food delicious.  Thank you for your help and I look forward to working with you all again in the near future.”

Contact:
P: 02 9238 8888 
E: [email protected]

Conference Venue Spotlight – Nelson Bay Golf Club

Nelson Bay Golf Club has an impressive 27 hole golf course on 175 acres of challenging tree lined fairways; is an idyllic setting and home to kangaroos, wallabies, native birds and the occasional goanna. Located 5 minutes walk from the CBD of Nelson Bay and stunning waterways of Port Stephens.  This highly ranked and award winning venue boasts a brand new function centre with state of the art facilities, members club, Blue Water Grill restaurant, fully stocked pro shop and more.

Nelson Bay Golf Club caters for any type of business event from small boardroom meetings to annual conferences of 120 people. Our professional events team will assign a nominated contact to assist you every step of the way leading up  to your time here and during your event.

Conference features:

  • 2 function/seminar rooms and boardroom
  • Flexible conference room configurations
  • Natural light and fully air conditioned facility with easy access to outdoor terraces and dining options
  • Professional conference support team
  •  FREE Broadband and wifi internet access
  • Installed, state of the art AV equipment and PA system
  • A variety of break out spaces with natural bush settings or formal rooms
  • Private landscaped courtyard with dedicated bar
  • Impressive food and service tailored to your requirements Blue Water Grill our in house caterers can do anything from small intimate a la carte dinners to group and themed menus – buffet, cocktail, table banquets or 3 course meals
  • Private dining rooms available on request
  • On-site team building options
  •  Corporate golf opportunities and play times
  • Golf clinics and lessons

Conference Capacity:

  COMBINED
21 x 11m
TOMAREE
13 x 11m
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8 x 11m
BOARDROOM
5.5 x 4m
THEATRE 200 144 90
U-SHAPE 54 40 32  
BANQUET 180 90 60  
CABARET 192 120 72  
OPEN ROUNDS 136 56 40  
BOARDROOM       8

Accommodation:
Located right next door and in walking distance with The Landmark Resort and Mantra Aqua

The Landmark
10 x Studio suites
72 x One bedroom apartments
22 x Two bedroom apartments
15 x Two bedroom executive apartments

Mantra Aqua
110 self-contained apartments in a mix of two bedrooms, two bedroom superior, three bedroom and three bedroom penthouse

Testimonial:
“On behalf of the Reef Life Survey Foundation, I would like to thank Natalie, Mandy and the team at Nelson Bay Golf Club whole-heartedly for hosting our 10-year birthday celebrations for our volunteers. The support and professionalism shown throughout the entire process was outstanding. The facilities were of the highest level, the food was great and every detail accounted for. I cannot speak more highly of the Nelson Bay Golf Club after our great experience.”

Conference Venue Spotlight – Estate Tuscany

The award-winning, 4-star Estate Tuscany, set on 26 acres in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine County; focused on planning every detail ensuring a memorable and successful meeting, celebration or conference.

estate tuscany building and pool

With 2 function/conference spaces; The Fountain View Room which can be divided into 2 rooms and The Conservatory overlooking the swimming pool; a unique meeting or private dining room. Breakout rooms are also available.

38 boutique rooms, 26 Olive Grove; decorated in a guest house style with wooden sleigh beds, overlooking a bush land setting where you can be greeted by grazing kangaroos or 12 Vineyard View rooms with a contemporary style, undercover parking with arguably the most true “Hunter Valley View” of the vineyards.

Estate wide high-speed wireless Internet access providing

Estate Tuscany offers a variety in dining options in The Mill Complex recognised by the Yellowtail windmill, situated atop a ridge offering a Hunter view second to none; the Mill Restaurant for a fusion rustic a la carte meal, Brokenback BBQ & Tapas Bar for a casual affair and The Conservatory, for private dinners or cooking schools. Estate Tuscany is home to Andrew Thomas Wines cellar door and Binnorie Dairy cheese factory.

There is always a Conference Coordinator available for your needs; providing itemised programs containing all the finer details; let Tuscany take the administration out of your schedule. We will meet you on arrival and our conference host will attend to any of your needs throughout the stay; working with Estate Tuscany will ensure a seamless and successful event.

Conference Capacity: Banquet 140 Cocktail 200

Accommodation: 38 Rooms

Contact:
T: 02 4998 7288
E: [email protected]
W: estatetuscany.com.au

Conference Venue Spotlight – Pullman Magenta Shores

Located just 90 minutes from Sydney and only 20 minutes north of Terrigal, Pullman Magenta Shores Resort is an exceptional conference & event, golf, and spa resort offering a stunning beachfront setting.

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake, this magnificent resort is set on 52 acres and offers beautifully appointed studio accommodation and one-, two- and three-bedroom villas.

Set amongst landscaped gardens and just a short stroll from all resort facilities and the beach, all villas include open plan living areas, fully equipped kitchens with European appliances, laundry facilities and private furnished courtyards or balconies. Every room enjoys views of the golf course , lagoon, rock  pools or landscaped gardens.

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort features six modern conference and event venues along with customised planning and catering services to ensure a successful event for you and your guests.

The Resort has excellent leisure facilities including the private Ross Watson designed 18 hole championship Golf Course, 3 swimming areas, including a 20 metre indoor heated lap pool, Rock Pools or the Lagoon Pool with seasonal pool bar.

Vie Spa consists of luxuriously treatment rooms, including a tranquil spa garden designed to deliver the ultimate relaxation.   
 
Dining facilities include Barrett’s Restaurant offering fine food and the stunning vistas of Magenta lake, and Shallows bar, with an extensive cocktail menu, Tapestry menu designed by the Famous chef Justin North as well as Wood Fired Pizza oven and Al Fresco Dining and wood fire option.

Conference Capacity: Up to 300 guests

Accommodation: Studios, 1,2 & 3 bedroom villas – 55 in total + beach houses and golf villas

Unique features: Beachfront location with extensive grounds perfect for team building and outdoor dinners, cocktail parties and events.

Specials: Click here to view their 2019 Early Bird Booking Offer

Contact:

T: (02) 4352 8106

E: [email protected]

W: PULLMANMAGENTASHORES.COM.AU



Conference Venue Spotlight – Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Situated in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens is ideally located for you to explore our region.

Image of the outdoor function area at the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Each accommodation room is beautifully appointed and opens out to a private balcony or courtyard. Guests can avail themselves of our tennis courts, resort-style swimming pool, sauna, spa, the Lodge library and many other facilities including the Hunter Valley Gardens shopping village and the spectacular display gardens.

Our Conference and Function Centre provides comprehensive, first-class facilities and a venue which suits any occasion- gala dinners, special events, sales presentations, training seminars and product launches. Whether it’s for two or 300 people, we will tailor your conference to your needs.

In keeping with our commitment to excellence, we offer business facilities and extensive opportunities for team building activities. All functions are catered by our award-winning Chef, Jean Marc Pollet, and a dedicated conference management team is always on hand to ensure all your arrangements run smoothly leaving you (and your delegates) to enjoy the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens conference experience.

Conference Capacity: 300

Number of Accommodation Rooms: 72

Unique Features:

  • Meeting rooms with natural light
  • Indoor & outdoor space for onsite team building activities
  • Complimentary WIFI & parking
  • Located within walking distance to 5 cellar doors & Hunter Valley Gardens

Testimonials:

“Just a quick note to say thank you so much for last week. Our experience at the Mercure was just wonderful. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff that helped make the couple of days such a success. Everyone was so efficient and friendly. We look forward to coming up again”

  • LionCo

Contact:

A: Crn Broke & McDonalds Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320

T: (02) 4998 2000

F: (02) 4998 7710

E: [email protected]

W: www.mercurehuntervalley.com.au

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.
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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