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