• Gold Coast Conference Venues and Event Spaces

The Gold Coast is known for sun, fun, and scenery. The gorgeous coastline, the lush hinterland, the vibrant nightlife, and the exciting theme parks draw visitors to the Gold Coast throughout the year. And when it comes to conference venues, the Gold Coast continues to deliver in style.

Things to do around the Gold Coast

Home to some of Australia’s favourite theme parks, the Gold Coast is fun with a capital F. It has the rollercoasters and the beaches, it has the nature and the nightlife, it has the tours and the tourist attractions. Visitors travel from across Australia and the world to take in the sights, the sounds and the excitement of this vibrant section of Queensland coastline.

The Gold Coast has five main theme parks, including two water parks, two amusement parks and Sea World. But it's not all slides and thrill rides – the Gold Coast also offers visitors the opportunity to get closer to Australia's amazing flora and fauna. Wildlife sanctuaries, rainforest treetop walks and the stunning Tamborine Mountain, all of which offer a different perspective of the Gold Coast.

While many visitors think of the Gold Coast as a leisure destination, the region also has plenty to offer business travellers. Accor has a number of outstanding conference venues on the Gold Coast, each combining an excellent range of accommodation, leisure and conference facilities.

Gold Coast Conference Spaces for Corporate Events

As one of Accor's exceptional Gold Coast conference venues, Mercure Gold Coast Resort has a variety of versatile event spaces, suitable for events of all sizes. The hotel's nine function rooms can cater for small meetings of eight people or large events of up to 600 people. Business guests can benefit from the latest audiovisual presentation technology, Wi-Fi in all meeting rooms, and the services of a personal conference coordinator.

The hotel features 280 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms and suites, two outdoor swimming pools, a spa, four floodlit tennis courts, a gym, a day spa, undercover parking, 24-hour reception, and a restaurant and bar. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at the 18-hole championship golf course surrounding the hotel. 

Novotel Surfers Paradise features 6 conference rooms, including the Grand Ballroom, the highly functional space can comfortably cater for up to 500 delegates. Teaming with natural light, the conference facilities are located on one convenient level and feature pillarless meeting spaces, movable walls for flexible capacities and wireless access. The hotel is situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise surrounded by pristine beaches, iconic theme parks, world-class shopping and vibrant nightlife.

This 4-star property is a short 150-metre stroll to the beach and the hotel itself offers an inviting poolside area with sweeping views of Surfers Paradise serving as a memorable backdrop for a welcome dinner or cocktail function.

Visit the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise for state-of-the-art conference facilities. With nine multipurpose rooms that are suitable for a range of guests, from a boardroom for 20 to a theatre for up to 550. And for banquets and large functions, you have two ballrooms to choose from, both with open plans to give you plenty of options when it comes to layouts. Cocktail parties, corporate dinners, meetings, or any other Gold Coast function is set up for success when hosted at the Mantra on View Hotel.

A little closer to the mesmerising Gold Coast Hinterland is the Mantra Southport Sharks. In the heart of Southport, the Southport Sharks Events Centre specialises in events of all kinds, from social celebrations to weddings to trade events to conferences with capacity for up to 1,000 guests! If you’re planning an event with guests visiting from afar and needing accommodation, the Mantra hotel offers 120 contemporary rooms to make organising accommodation easy. You can enjoy seven flexible meeting, conference, and breakout spaces as well as complimentary car parking, free Wi-Fi, and 24-hour reception. Awarded the Hotel of the Year in 2019 by the Queensland Meeting & Events Association, Mantra Southport Sharks is an ideal venue for a modern event on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Event Venues for Private Parties

Another popular conference venue on the Gold Coast is Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach. Situated in the heart of Broadbeach, just 200m from the beach, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach offers the perfect location for business meetings, conferences and events. This 5-star hotel has ten modern multipurpose function rooms catering for 10 to 350 people, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, touch screen controls, and built-in plasma and projection screens.

Alongside its 296 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, the hotel also features a range of leisure facilities, including two swimming pools, tennis courts, a gaming lounge and bar, a gym, a jacuzzi, an adjoining shopping centre, and two restaurants.

When it comes to Gold Coast wedding venues, Mantra Legends helps make your special day even more wonderful. Choose from two terrace options or a stylish indoor space to suit your needs.

Whether your reception is hosting 20 or 200 guests, you’ll have options to cater to your every need. From the menu to table arrangements, you’ll be involved every step of the way to delight you and your guests. The Legends Ballroom promises a reception to remember, while the Garden Terrace and Pool View Terrace are both ideal venues for casual cocktail receptions that perfectly encapsulate the relaxed, fun atmosphere of the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Conference Venues & Event Spaces FAQs

How far in advance should I book a Gold Coast Conference Venues?

As with most events, the earlier you can confirm a venue, the better. Whether it's a wedding, cocktail party, or a corporate event, you want to be sure you book at least three months before the date.

What should I check for when choosing the perfect Gold Coast venue?

When planning an event, you want to make sure you know what you need from your event space or conference venue. Do you need meeting rooms, outdoor spaces, catering facilities, or accommodation options? Put together a list of must-haves, and you'll find choosing the perfect Gold Coast venue a lot easier.

Capacities for event and conference venues in the Gold Coast?

As a general rule, you'll want to have 2-4 square metres per person, but remember that seating style and table arrangement can affect capacity. Speak to the dedicated team member at your event or conference venue for detailed information.

How to select a sustainable Gold Coast venue?

Accor is fully committed to sustainability and has set ambitious goals to achieve this. By 2025, all hotels under the Accor brand will be eco-certified, and single-use plastics will be eliminated from the guest experience. Additionally, 90% or more of Accor team members will receive sustainability training. Accor has also taken significant steps towards reducing its carbon footprint and is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. From hotel operations to restaurants, Accor prioritises sustainability and sources food and produce locally where possible, so choosing Accor means making a responsible and sustainable choice.

Can I earn loyalty Reward points when planning an event in Gold Coast?

Yes! You earn points with ALL Accor Meeting Planner when you book a private event space, conference room or meeting room. These points can be used on your next Accor booking for leisure or business.