Join our upcoming CLIENT EVENT & overnight FAMIL

Seeking outstanding facilities, technology & room to think for your next conference or team retreat? Rediscover Aitken Hill with new management & a fresh new approach...

Bec & Lisa will be co-hosting an intimate, private group famil with activity, site tour, dinner (breakfast at leisure Sunday, partner or colleague welcome) overnight on Saturday 28 October 2017

This event will fill fast, get in quick to express your interest! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Need a break? Our picks: 4 Top City Hotel Spa retreats

Australian top 4 city hotel day spa retreats - via Ultimate Conferences & TheVenueShop.comFeeling weary, stressed & in need of a little pampering? A spa break could help you to make it through the upcoming silly season. For some valuable time on the massage table, we suggest you check out (or check into!) one of these fabulous CBD hotel retreats & chill out...

*PLUS, your chance to WIN a luxe escape! 

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NEW accommodation rooms at Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Stamford Plaza Melbourne - Melbourne Function Venue, Melbourne Conference Venue, Melbourne Event Venue, Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne AccommodationStamford Plaza Melbourne has just revealed its brand new superior rooms. The additional 26 rooms takes the hotel’s room inventory up to 308 rooms and suites.

The $4.4 million project which commenced in April saw the new superior hotel rooms added to the East tower of the hotel, located on 111 Little Collins Street at the popular Paris end of town.

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EA Networking Event (MELBOURNE) Tuesday, 12 May 2016

Shake it up with & Ultimate Conferences team - Executive Assistant Network event, 12 May 2016: Plaza Ballroom, Vibe Savoy Hotel MelbourneBring out your inner "Cocktail Queen"! 

Responsible for organising your conferences, staff team-building or client networking events? Always looking for new ideas to inject into your events - whether in-house or off-site?

Come "meet, mix & mingle" with other EA's: share in the fun, prizes & networking at this highly interactive event. Enjoy your exotic creations & access resources sure to be invaluable to your future event planning needs...

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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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Flourless Orange And Poppyseed Cake

This week's #FoodieFriday guest contributor to our recipe 'collection' is the fabulous, fun & friendly team at CNK Food Design! 

Not only simple to prepare, delicious to eat, but it's gluten-free too so you can savour every mouthful guilt-free too... well almost!

Sit back & relax over the weekend with a cup of your favourite tea or coffee, grab the newspaper or a good book... & ENJOY!

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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!