Let nothing stand in your way this IWD2016!

Win 2 Tickets to our International Women's Day luncheon event with Turia Pitt & more in support of m.a.d.woman foundationLike to join Turia Pitt for lunch on 8 March?

Your chance to WIN 2 tickets on us! Lunch/beverages, keynote, insightful panellists, networking... goodie bags, door prizes, incredible items to bid for with entertaining live auction format... & more!

Purchase tickets, corporate tables or make a donation: event proceeds to benefit m.a.d.woman foundation "making a difference" 

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4 rules to an effective event hashtag

TheVenueShop Blog - 2 February 2016 - four rules to effective event hasgtagsMost of the conferences and networking events you go to will have their own hashtag. You'll see event planners and marketers alike splashing the hashtag on all event communications leading up the event and on the event day itself. The hashtag has become so ubiquitous that it has now become odd not to have one.

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International Women's Day Lunch Event: move forward, ignite your sense of passion & purpose!

International Women's Day Lunch Event with Turia Pitt, Panellists, Prize, Charity Auction & more - Peninsula, Docklands Melbourne Venue

Melbourne, 8 March 2016 

Join us for a celebration of women who lead, inspire & who have overcome the most extreme adversity. Savvy, sophisticated & extraordinary! 

READ MORE for tickets, corporate tables or sponsor opportunities: event proceeds to benefit m.a.d.woman foundation "making a difference" 

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Our story... your Event Success!

Not just a resource, your ultimate support & "events" best friend...

Your choice of conference or function space sets the mood & tone before your guests even step inside!
Q. What's key to the most successful corporate or private events? The added value & expert insight from those "in the know", there to truly support you on all aspects of venue & supplier selection... 
We've been there, we care:  join in our story...

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The new seating style of 2016: The Lounge Zone

New seating style for event planners - TheVenueShop BlogShake things up in 2016! Conferences, gala dinners & sales incentives of yesteryear typically seated guests in a formal style. Banquet rounds, cabaret, theatre, U-shape... usually only one seating type for the event duration. To encourage networking & a refreshed vibe, planners have a new arrangement in the mix: introducing the "Lounge Zone'

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Summer Cocktails

TheVenueShop Blog Post - Summer Cocktails - 18 December 2015It is really heating up in Australia & cocktails are always a summer favourite. So here are some of the most popular recipes from our friends at Peter Rowland Catering.

– Wishing you a very merry festive season, summer holidays & New Year!

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Time to recover


1300TheVenueSHop - MMA Life Tip - Time to Recover - TheVenueShop Blog - 17 December 2015We often remind our clients that stress is not the problem, the problem is lack of recovery. So, this Christmas break why not make recovery one of your key priorities.  

Here are 3 suggestions for you:

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Your Meeting+Event Success is a sure bet @theVenueShop

TheVenueShop #AccorCasinoRoyale exclusive BONUS conference & event venue booking offersCash in on #VenueShopper BONUS exclusive* rewards

WIN • EARN • CLAIM •  into 2016...
#AccorCasinoRoyale #ProjectSuccess event guests are not the only winners as 2015 nears its end. The Ultimate Conferences | TheVenueShop team celebrate with fabulous offers available now & for 2016 events too! Learn more & start booking to accrue your rewards

It all starts here... with our unrivalled connections! 

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An end of year extravaganza... Casino Royale style

AccorCasinoRoyale TheVenueShop Ultimate EOY client eventThe colour, the glamour, winners...
PLUS, continuing the fun & excitement for #VenueShoppers!!!

TheVenueShop|UltimateConferences+Events' team celebrated 2015 at their #AccorCasinoRoyale #ProjectSuccess event on 19 November. The thought into every detail did not go unnoticed by their guests, who enjoyed vibrant networking, delectable catering, creative cocktails, working the gaming tables & completing a serious of "missions" as they vied for a host of amazing prizes!

Read on for more pics, event partner details & your chance to "cash in your chips"  with BONUS offers to celebrate well into 2016!

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How stage design can transform your next event

1300TheVenueShop - Stage DesignThe difference between an ordinary event and an extraordinary event always comes down to the details. That’s what a Staging Connections event is all about. For a memorable event experience, they believe a great stage design is essential and is key in inspiring the people who attend. Staging Connections has years of experience and have come to know the right formula for a great stage design. Read on for the elements they are always thinking about...

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#ProjectSuccess fundraiser major prize winner announced!

Ultimate Conferences & Events | TheVenueShop ProjectSuccess Wear for Success fundraiser - prizewinner

TheVenueShop helps the unemployed: whilst calling for continued corporate & events industry support...

Amanda from Wesley College was presented with a package including accommodation, flights & even $1,000 spending money to enjoy at QT Sydney.

The inaugural #ProjectSuccess  raffle was launched at an Ultimate Conferences & TheVenueShop event where the team brought together a number of their corporate clients at premium Melbourne venue - The Waiting Room at Crown Towers on 29 September 2015.  

TheVenueShop hosted the fundraiser, organised a clothing drive & presented Wear for Success staff with a donation of newly purchased suits for their employment program - in addition to the raffle prize valued at $2,500 - as part of their commitment to their #ProjectSuccess fundraising goals for the coming year. 

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10 Interesting Christmas Facts

Only 10 Fridays until Christmas! Some Fun facts & Christmas offers at theVenueShop - conference, function & event venues

As year's end fast approaches, a reminder to keep calm!!!

Being tasked with organising meetings or events can be stressful at the best of times, but when the pressure is on & time seems to be slipping away, remember to have fun too! Our team are here to support you & take the stress away, so once you've told us how we can help, relax, grab a cuppa & enjoy a few fun Christmas facts you may not have known!

Read on to find out how you can WIN $100 gift cards in time for Christmas shopping too!

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Help protect your posture

1300TheVenueSHop - MMA Life Tip - Tips on PostureThere is one straightforward step we can all take to protect our posture.

Simply stand and sit as tall as you can.

As well as looking impressive, when people sit or stand to their full height, they extend their back and shoulder muscles and include their abdominal and neck muscles in taking their proper share of the postural load.

Start by ‘being tall’ for a minute at a time and gradually build up until it becomes habitual.

Being ‘tall’ maintains postural strength and will help prevent the two most common problems, shoulder hunching and excessive arching of the lower back.

Another good reminder is, try not to hunch before lunch!

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4 lighting ideas for events

TheVenueShop - lighting ideas for events - gobo lightingLighting can really make or break your event! It is so much more than just putting a spotlight on your guest speaker or performer or adding a few stage lights here and there. Keep in mind though, if the lights are too bright your event may seem stark and cold. If your lights are too dark guests may miss important elements of your event and design.

Creating ambience, displays video content and can also be used to highlight architectural elements or styling pieces to build a visual experience that will leave your guests in awe. Lighting can also be used to direct your guests attention to events going on within your event, or to grab their attention... 

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TheVenueShop Helps Unemployed Put Best Foot Forward

TheVenueShop helps unemployed put best foot forward - announces #ProjectSuccess fundraising in support of Wear for Success Leading business events & venue-sourcing specialists put their best foot forward to support an initiative assisting the unemployed through training, personalised grooming services & provision of professional attire to help them enter the workforce.

TheVenueShop gathered its clients for Wear for Success via a launch event for their #ProjectSuccess fundraiser on 29 September, held at Crown Towers Melbourne

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Healthy recipes for entertaining this AFL Grand Final - Part 2

TheVenueShop - AFL Sherrin FootballWith the day before the ‘big day’ and we find out who the winner will be, you will love these simple clean recipes, and are sure to be a crowd favourite!

Typically, when we think of having an AFL Grand Final BBQ, the type of food that springs to mind is the big bowl of crisps, sausage rolls and party pies!

The problem with this type of food is that they are a killer combination of high-glycaemic carbohydrates and trans-fats, and consuming them is probably not the best way to get beach ready for the summer months! And let’s be honest, after a few drinks it is a little too easy to reaching for the sausage rolls and party pies isn’t it?

But that doesn’t have to mean you serve your guests carrot sticks and green juice! Why not give them the gourmet experience by serving them fresh, clean foods that will go perfectly with a cold beer, a crisp glass or of white wine or your favourite cocktail!

That being said, don’t be afraid to live a little, there is no reason why you cannot include some good quality crackers or sour-dough bread with these recipes!

Thanks to Entrepreneurship Magazine for the recipes!

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Organised or attended a business event recently?

Organised or attended a conference or event?  Tell us about the venue - submit a REVIEW via TheVenueShop for your chance to WIN

So, what was your opinion of the conference or event venue?

Share your experience just as you would with a friend or a colleague... Complete our 2 minute survey to upload as a #VenueReview (*your privacy is protected) 

You'll be helping others with their venue selection PLUS, you'll automatically be entered in a monthly accommodation PRIZE DRAW too!!  

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TheVenueShop #ProjectSuccess fundraising event!

TheVenueShop #ProjectSuccess fundraiser - raffle in support of Wear for Success, follow our journey & all the details on our facebook event page

WIN a decadent 2 night package @QT Sydney PLUS... flights & $1,000 spending money!!!


OUR AIM?
 To raise much needed funds in support of the inspirational volunteers at Wear For Success  

Limited to max. 1,000 tickets - on sale til 16 Oct 2015
*Only $10 each (or 3 for $25 | 5 for $40 | 10 for $80)

Learn more about this worthy cause... It's so easy to help your local community!
Please take a moment, start HERE & FOLLOW us on our journey to make a difference @TheVenueShop #ProjectSuccess #EventSuccess - winner announced HERE

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Healthy recipes for entertaining this AFL Grand Final - Part 1

TheVenueShop - AFL Grand Final - Sherrin FootballHosting an AFL footy BBQ this spring? These simple clean recipes are sure to be a crowd favourite!

Typically, when we think of having an AFL Grand Final BBQ, the type of food that springs to mind is the big bowl of crisps, sausage rolls and party pies!

The problem with this type of food is that they are a killer combination of high-glycaemic carbohydrates and trans-fats, and consuming them is probably not the best way to get beach ready for the summer months! And let’s be honest, after a few drinks it is a little too easy to reaching for the sausage rolls and party pies isn’t it?

But that doesn’t have to mean you serve your guests carrot sticks and green juice! Why not give them the gourmet experience by serving them fresh, clean foods that will go perfectly with a cold beer, a crisp glass or of white wine or your favourite cocktail!

That being said, don’t be afraid to live a little, there is no reason why you cannot include some good quality crackers or sour-dough bread with these recipes!

Thanks to Entrepreneurship Magazine for the recipes!

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Flourless Carrot Cake

TheVenueShop - Flourless Carrot CakeThis week's #FoodieFriday recipe from the View Hotels Executive Head Chef, Mr Jeff Hay. He has been a part of their family for over 16 years. With every big event or small dinner he caters for, each guest leaves satisfied and tantalised by his and his team's amazing creations! Jeff has a wealth of experience behind him and has been working in the Sydney Harbourview kitchen since 1999.

A gluten free delight that looks absolutely delicious!

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Clarion Hotel on Canterbury

A huge success... and lunch was amazing!!

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury Thankyou for making our Planning Day a huge success. The team loved the venue and the lunch was amazing!! A very enjoyable day. I will definitely be recommending your venue to all my colleagues - the experience was fantastic!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley

We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley "Wanted to say thank you so much for the great service and your patience with all our changes throughout. We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect! (Well maybe the coffee machine struggled to keep up with us, but overall, everything was great). The venue set up and lunch was great - the buffet really enjoyable, especially the variety of catering offered.

Fudge by Rich

Absolutely delicious, beautifully packaged...

Fudge by Rich As always, absolutely delicious with amazing feedback from all who tried the product! Beautifully packaged up for us, delivery process fast and reliable, and Nicole couldn't have been more helpful in turning around such a large order on such short notice ensuring we had everything needed for the trade show... Think I have a new favourite flavour too, the Rocky Road is to die for!!

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

What a professional events team...

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach "The events team at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach are truly professionals at what they do. The organisation in particular of the banquets team - always so helpful and ensure that our seminars run smoothly. The only minor suggestion that I would make is more labels to indicate the types salads and sandwiches that are on offer on lunch buffets."

Rydges Bankstown

Suited our brief perfectly... staff could not do enough for us!

Rydges Bankstown "Rydges Bankstown suited our brief perfectly: close to our sites, an abundance of parking and a great function room with natural lighting. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us, I am sure we will use this venue again."

VictorsFood

An absolute blast - can't wait to try another amazing VictorsFood experience!

VictorsFood “VictorsFood made our event a truly memorable one. Every one of our team members had an absolute blast making pizzas together with the fun and enthusiastic chefs… We can’t wait to try another one of VictorsFoods' amazing experiences!”

Mantra Bell City

I really appreciated the attention to detail & communication...

Mantra Bell City "Whilst I do not attend these meetings to see the room in person, I certainly had no complaints from any of my management team (no news good news!) The communication from the event co-ordinator in particular was excellent prior to our meeting. It was organised at short notice and she showed such high attention to detail which I really appreciated."

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Really good quality & great value... best external meeting venue in a while!

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne "The room was appropriately presented, with everything we had requested already in place. Morning tea and lunch were more than ample, and was 'yummy'! Really good quality and great value for money. One of the managers even said it’s been the best external meeting venue he’s been to in a while."

Dockside

The venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none!

Dockside "We held our Staff Christmas party at Dockside this year - the venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none. From the moment I booked the venue, the service was fantastic. The event organiser kept in contact throughout the year, reminding when things needed to be done. Everything went smoothly on the night of the party, the food was amazing, the staff were excellent & the event manager on the night bent over backwards to help with...

Yarra Valley Estate

Excellent food, fantastic spaces to relax & network, country hospitality - we'll definitely be back again!

Yarra Valley Estate Our team really enjoyed the time spent at Yarra Valley Conference Centre. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and the spaces for the group to relax and network after a hard day's conferencing were fantastic and very well utilised!