Have your say & a chance to WIN

Competition & Rewards

Have your say - submit a venue review for your chance to win!

Each month, #VenueShopper REVIEWERS” have the chance to win a fabulous accommodation package from among our many and varied hotel partners in key locations

So what are you waiting for?
a review for any Venue where you’ve recently held or attended a business event (or even for a "Supplier" you may have utilised) and not only will you be assisting your fellow conference and event bookers, but also enter the draw to WIN! 

We all know a successful event often hinges on first, finding a great venue…

But what might work well for your staff Christmas function, may not be quite as well suited for that product launch to your top clients, or an exclusive executive dinner… Or what is perfectly adequate for your quarterly training session, won’t quite cut it for management expectations on their annual retreat, or for what your facilitator needs to run that experiential leadership team building program.

Then there’s often the additional pressure of trying to come up with somewhere new, different or better than the last… All whilst getting the best possible service, catering and inclusions your budget will allow.

With so many choices, it’s impossible to experience them all 1st-hand, so where to start?  

Anyone have any ideas? Who can I ask?

We hear it all the time, feedback or recommendations from others who’ve held similar business events can be so helpful and much more credible than simply relying on a pretty website or the promises made by an eager salesperson.   Especially when booking from afar or pressed for time - conducting endless personal site inspections is often just not an option and even then, experiencing an event in action is so much more valuable than a quick walk through.

We’ve been listening… so now here’s YOUR chance 

It’s time to speak up, have your say and in the process, you may just help make it that little bit easier for your peers to identify some of the best options for their next business event.  No doubt, they’ll want to return the favour by sharing their ideas and recommendations with you.

We’re keen to get some momentum behind the concept, committed to developing new features and releasing updates to the site over the coming months to help you engage more seamlessly. But we need your help to make this work. Once enough reviews are uploaded, we’ll be able to introduce a ranking system to add another dimension when sifting through venue search results too… All designed to help take as much stress out of the venue finding and booking process as possible for you.

We can’t do this without you, so as our little way of saying THANK YOU for any contributions, and in anticipation of your many interested and ever-grateful peers, every reviewer will also be entered into a monthly prize draw

So, what are you waiting for??   Start SUBMITTING your reviews today!


Plus, you can now LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on LinkedIn, or become a #VenueShopper on Twitter too – for NEWS, REVIEWS, HINTS & TIPS, SPECIALS, REWARDS & more chances to WIN!

#OnePlaceMoreChoice & so many ways to enter... simply:

  • SUBMIT a venue review on venueshop
  • FOLLOW and SHARE on Facebook or Twitter (we'll also be giving away a special surprise to a lucky #VenueShopper every time we hit each milestone of another 250 likes!)
  • Or to be automatically entered in the draw, ENQUIRE with your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. consultant or via theVenueShop regarding your next conference, team building or event, Australia-wide or overseas...

Competition is drawn & announced in each month's e-newsletter, (your privacy protected of course) so don't forget to subscribe plus of course, ENQUIRE with us as your first point of call for "all things conference venues & business events" in 2014 and beyond... Good luck!!

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!