Conferences foster great connections
Posted 30 August 2017 2:07pm

With these one of a kind dining venues, you can create an event your delegates will remember and share.

A good conference provides plenty of opportunities for delegates to meet new people and catch-up with old friends. And some of the very best connections are made around the table over a shared meal.

To foster these connections, Canberra has a unique collection of dining venues that you simply can’t find anywhere else. These venues let you take your conference into the exceptional level and provide the perfect place for your delegates to build lasting connections for the future.

The most unique venue you’ll find in Canberra is Australian Parliament House. A masterpiece of architectural design and craftsmanship, here the colours, the materials and the story of Australia shape the building. You can host a range of events of different sizes in Australian Parliament House. There is the prestigious Great Hall, with its exquisite atmosphere and soaring ceilings. Other spaces around the parliament building include the Mural Hall, the Senate and House of Representative Alcoves and the Queen’s Terrace.

Close by, you can step back into the design and beauty of the 1920s at Old Parliament House. With the grace characteristic of the era, the building provides a range of rooms, like the Members’ Dining Room and King’s Hall. Enjoy a Menzies Martini at Hoi Polloi restaurant located in the Non-Member’s Bar. Discrete courtyards and impressive views compliment these unique venues with elegance.

A key distinctive feature of Canberra is the lake situated right in the heart of the city. Around Lake Burley Griffin you will find many waterfront dining options. The National Gallery of Australia provides you with both unique venues and exclusive access to the art with a behind the scenes tour or a private tour of a blockbuster exhibition. Close by the National Portrait Gallery offers a light filled hall with soaring ceilings, and inside and outside venues suitable for all seasons.

On a lakeside peninsula, the National Museum of Australia has a range of dining options, which cater for a range of styles and numbers. Host a cocktail event or formal dinner in The Hall with panoramic views of the lake. Or step outside to enjoy the night sky and a cocktail on the Amphitheatre and deck.

At Pialligo Estate, take a guided farm tour of the Estate’s orchards, olive groves or enjoy a wine tasting and cooking demonstration. The Farmhouse Restaurant and Garden Pavilions provide you with dining options to suit your conference where you enjoy fresh, seasonal produce from the Estate and Canberra region.

Moving into the hills that frame the city, you’ll find the National Arboretum. Here, your delegates can find room to breathe. The Village Centre provides expansive views stretching over Lake Burley Griffin and the city and can host a gala dinner for up to 500 guests.

With such a depth and diversity of unique dining venues, Canberra is the place for you to create those events where your delegates connect and share. 

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