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Unique Sydney Venues For Holding Corporate Retreats And Business Conferences
For a lot of employees, a corporate retreat or business conference can turn out to be a dreaded event if the venues for the aforementioned are not chosen right. You don’t always have to make your employees sing camp songs or play trust games in the woods. There are other resorts, bars and cafes to consider. If you are looking for more ideas to help provide an awesome setting for a great corporate getaway or business meeting, then this article is meant for you.
Mercure Portsea Golf Club and Resort
Mercure Portsea Golf Club and Resort is a fully integrated establishment that incorporates the Portsea Golf Club and Point Nepean National Park. It is located near the Portsea Village and calm beaches of Port Phillip Bay. The modern design of the property encompasses of 24 rooms (2 rooms are fully equipped for disabled access), private balconies that overlook rolling sand dunes as well as convenient Wifi access.
Mercure Portsea’s other amenities are also suited for corporate events and retreats. It offers guests three all-purpose conference rooms that are configured for maximum flexibility and first-class audio-visual systems. If you are planning a nice dinner for your employees, you can opt for the Portsea Room & Members Lounge. This particular spot can accommodate up to 150 individuals at once for a seated dinner and 250 for a cocktail party.
Peppers Salt Resort and Spa
If you are looking for an event destination that is fully-contained, look no further as Peppers Salt Resort & Spa is the perfect candidate. Located at Kingscliff, this charming coastal village is near the edge of an undisturbed beach and comes with world-class amenities and sumptuous catering services. The resort is also located just 20 minutes away from Gold Coast Airport, which makes transportation very easy to handle – a simple coach hire will suffice. Hence, it is undoubtedly an ideal location for corporate retreats, directors meetings and conferences alike.
If you need a recommendation, consider their pillar-less ballroom. This conference space is fully carpeted and padded walls help greatly with acoustics. Additionally, you get to enjoy designated car access and a useful pre-function area. Don’t worry if you need to run three corporate events simultaneously, you can divide the area into three separate rooms: Moss Room, Loder Room and Lillie Room. After the events have come to an end, The Lagoon Poolside is a perfect spot to unwind with poolside catering for lunch or dinner.
Redoak Boutique Beer Café
The café is an award-winning vintage brewery cum charming eatery and is located in the heart of Sydney’s bustling central business district area. This old school brewery comes with a cosy and rustic atmosphere and paraphernalia to remind patrons where their drinks came from. The wallpaper tends to make patrons believe their drinking in the outskirts of the city as it contains photography of natural sceneries.
When you enter their Hop Room, the rustic feel quickly turns to regal in mere seconds. This is a private area that is equipped with royal lounges and deluxe velvet curtains, which is great for special or intimate occasions. If work is already out of the picture and you would like to treat your employees to a nice corporate outing, Redoak Boutique Beer Café’s quality selection of booze can be found in their Sunroom.
If you are looking for an ultimate jazz destination, you should pay Foundry 616 a visit. The place is owned by a person who is passionate in jazz music and happens to be the former artistic director of SIMA, his name is Peter Rechniewski. Peter aims to offer guests a jazz experience without borders and is determine to keep Australian jazz in the limelight of the arts radar.
It would certainly be a hell of a place to chill and have a great night out with your colleagues or employees as there is jazz-oriented music over an array of genres to accompany everyone. Constant entertainment is guaranteed by the venue’s regular gigs that last through the night.
Harbour 220 is an exclusive location that is coupled with breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and overlooks the Botanical Gardens as well as the Opera House. Similar to Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, they can offer their guests with a pillar-less ballroom that comfortably seats 100 individuals at a time. What’s more, the room comes with a pre-function bar area that is designed to welcome and entertain guests before and after every corporate event.
Harbour 220 is conveniently located in the centre of Sydney’s central business district area on Macquarie Street. Hence, it is the perfect spot for private and corporate functions alike. Evening events are possible and you can choose from stylish dinners to cool cocktail receptions. For starters, Laissez-faire complements the aforementioned well and can provide a generous range of menu options.
This is a popular Irish pub and is part of Grace Hotel complex. It is also a regular host to live music, trivia nights and many guest stars. P.J. O’Brien’s Sydney manages to exude more personality that your average hotel bars or pub. It includes a restaurant that serves up traditional Irish favourites other than your usual pub grub.
Live music is a great addition to one’s corporate retreat itinerary and as mentioned, the music scene in this location is a crowd-grabber and the friendly ambience makes it an even more welcoming destination. If you need a function venue as well, there is an upstairs space that is available and the Green Room will be suitable for smaller groups. If you prefer a warm and cosy corner, try the Toucan Tables that is located downstairs as there is a fireplace.
The Bristol Arms Hotel
The Bristol Arms is a renowned pub that built with multiple levels. It contains a rooftop bar and eatery that suited for many hip corporate individuals who is familiar with the CBD area. Locating a bar in the CBD area comes with many advantages. One of it would be the gorgeous view of the city skyline and an expanse of water. Hence, if you are planning a mini end-of-year corporate celebration on a warm summer night, trek up to their rooftop bar for some cool drinks. If your guests get hungry, head on down to their eatery section and indulge in some good food in an industrial-like ambience.
Crane Bar and Restaurant
Crane Bar and Restaurant combines an excellent Japanese restaurant with a late night bar and is located around King Cross. The restaurant space is designed with Japanese influence and a tinge of youthfulness and modernisms. You should definitely check out their open air lounge that is located out in the back and their VIP rooms as well. These private rooms are best suited to hold informal meetings or conferences for a change. On the other hand, any corporate retreat should feature good food and what better way than to perch at its bar to enjoy gyozas and your favourite cocktail? After eating, your colleagues and you might even want to head to the dance floor to show off your slick dance moves.
Well, for a corporate retreat or a conference meeting, making coach hire arrangements is a vital part of planning. Call us today to enquire on our coach hire and mini bus services to facilitate your corporate retreats or business conferences.