EA’s & PA’s - help is on the way!

TheVenueShop.com | Ultimate Conferences Brisbane Client Event on September 15 2016, co-hosted with Stamford Plaza Brisbane, The Styled Group and Be ChallengedAt the EAN Sydney Congress held at Luna Park last month, some of the team were excited to speak to you about how we can assist you when booking conferences, events and functions. We heard a number of times over the two days that the staff Christmas or EOY function is on your minds and the thought of having to research/contact venues can be a rather frustrating and time-consuming process.

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5 Tips to the Best Cocktail Party EVER

1300TheVenueShop - 5 tips to the best cocktail party everHave you witnessed or attended the perfect cocktail party? These shindigs are our favorite kind of gathering.

This international events consultant, premier party planner & A-list specialist is often asked, how to throw or organise these collections of “people, passion & place”. Here he shares some of his tips for the ultimate party success.

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NEW VENUE!! Sydney - InterContinental Double Bay

Stillery gin bar - InterContinental Sydney Double BayOpen 6 Nov 2014

The much anticipated opening of the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay is ahead of schedule, welcoming guests to the 140-room 5 star property from Thursday, 6 November

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SPECIAL EVENT: You're Invited! An Ultimate "Carnivale" EOY Celebration & Venue Showcase

It's been a huge year for @UltimateConferences&Events, plus with the first anniversary of our TheVenueShop launch fast approaching & so much more on the horizon for 2015... we can't help but be excited!

So after kicking off the year with our Melbourne client event, we are planning an even BIGGER finish to 2014.  We are absolutely thrilled to announce we are joining forces on this occasion with @AccorHotels NSW/ACT to put on a client event & venue showcase like no other you've ever experienced!!

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SPECIAL EVENT: An opportunity to get "WICKED" with Ultimate

Feeling WICKED?

Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens has partnered with Ultimate Conferences & TheVenueShop to produce an evening of ""Wicked" delights for corporate meeting & events venue bookers on Wednesday, 28th May 2014!

Ultimate Conferences & TheVenueShop, Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens - Ultimate Indulge in cocktails & canapés over networking from 6pm to 8pm in the Apple Room, visually transformed green from the team at Audio Visual Dynamics!

Guests will be greeted by the cast of WICKED, with lots of photo opportunities!
There will be lucky door prizes to include accommodation at the luxurious Como Melbourne & more, PLUS, tickets for two to the musical phenomenon WICKED for the best costume!

Led by Corporate Challenge, follow the Map of Oz to discover the wonderful world of WICKED - the winning team will each receive a pair of "Wicked" glasses!

Don't miss this ultimate event at Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens, places are limited!

To express your interest in attending, please contact Lisa Roberts - Managing Director, Ultimate Conferences & TheVenueShop: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Thanks to all the “early adopters” already embracing our NEW resource

Thanks to all the “early adopters” already embracing our NEW resource – theVenueShop  

Our mission? To become one of the most comprehensive, credible & invaluable sites available for sourcing & booking business event venues (hotels, resorts, conference centres, unique venues), team building, speakers/entertainment, theming & more...

Our clients, hoteliers, venue contacts & industry partners/suppliers alike can all benefit, as there's something for everyone - whether it be:

  • Our first of its kind Loyalty REWARDS Program for ALL venueshop clients
  • A place to provide relevant, reliable VENUE REVIEWS - in context with business events
  • Our free, time-saving venue/supplier sourcing & booking services
  • Or as a fantastic vehicle for promoting your venue or service - in numerous ways where other sites fall short

…Just as a small snapshot!

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Enjoy! A Spring Fling

Q. What do mudslides, hurricanes, earthquakes, and flaming volcanoes all have in common?

A. Sure, they’re all natural disasters, but they’re also mixed drinks with fabulous names

We’re celebrating all things Spring as the sunshine reappears in Melbourne and the entertaining season ramps up… Here is one of our Sara’s personal faves with universal appeal - the “Spring Fling”… bring back some memories?  

Read more for the recipe for this “fabulous” cocktail... 

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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."


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."


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!