As one of Australia’s most visited wine regions, the Hunter Valley is a popular destination for wine connoisseurs as well as anyone who enjoys views of rolling hills and vineyards. The Hunter Valley is a place to relax—enjoy vineyard views from the comfort of your room, wander the tranquil local streets, or treat yourself to a day spa treatment. Visitors can explore the Hunter Valley Gardens and Hunter Valley Zoo, wander boutique shops, browse art galleries and museums, or relax by visiting a day spa or playing a few rounds of golf.
The charms of the Hunter Valley attract not just leisure visitors, but those travelling on business too. The Hunter Valley is a remarkably popular destination for conferences and events, and Accor has a number of excellent Hunter Valley conference venues perfect for business meetings, functions, events, and team building.
Conference Venues in the Hunter Valley
For visitors looking for Hunter Valley conference venues, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, with wineries, restaurants, and the famous Hunter Valley Gardens within walking distance.
With ten versatile event spaces catering for up to 350 people, host your next large conference or intimate meeting at the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens. Perfect for large events, the Shiraz room features a spacious terrace area and large windows that let in natural light and offer spectacular views of the resort grounds. On-site facilities are sure to make your event a success, with amenities like a private bar for entertaining your guests, and an array of audiovisual equipment (including drop down screens and projectors) to take your presentation to the next level.
Also perfect for larger events is the Semillon ballroom, featuring high ceilings and the latest audiovisual equipment. With the ability to convert the large room into four breakout spaces, it is perfect for those planning workshops and networking events. In its ballroom setting, the space holds a capacity for 350 guests. When split into four rooms, the three smaller rooms can each accommodate 50–60 guests, while the remaining smaller room offers capacity for 140 guests.
Offering 4.5-star accommodation and the potential for exclusive property use, the resort features 72 guest rooms overlooking hotel gardens and the Hunter Valley Gardens. With facilities such as private balconies, this is the perfect space for your guests to relax after your event.
Close to the Hunter Valley wine region, Mercure Maitland Monte Pio has a range of leisure and event facilities, including a swimming pool, and conference facilities for up to 200 guests. Featuring modern audiovisual equipment and a private bar, the space is perfect for a memorable entertainment experience, no matter the event.
Accommodate your guests with 47 onsite guestrooms available. Perfect for your guests to relax in, suites feature flat screen TVs, work desks, tea and coffee equipment and private balconies so that guests can relax or fire off some last-minute emails at the end of the day. Enjoy hotel facilities between events such as onsite dining, a swimming pool and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can access the Monte Pio Motor Inn's fitness centre and sauna, just a 10-minute drive from the hotel, for a morning or afternoon workout.
For visitors looking for Greater Sydney conference venues close to the Hunter Valley, Novotel Newcastle Beach offers superb conferencing and event facilities. Located in the heart of Newcastle’s vibrant beachside precinct, Novotel Newcastle Beach is surrounded by stylish cafés, restaurants, bars, and shops.
The Novotel Newcastle Beach offers four event spaces, suited for 30 to 150 guests. Rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, inviting natural light and offering breathtaking northern views of the Stockton beach headlands and beyond. With simple yet modern decor, transform any space into a banquet, boardroom, classroom, theatre or U-shape layout. The stylish function spaces feature modern audiovisual equipment such as drop down screens and projectors.
Hunter Valley Venues For Weddings and Private Events
Located just north of Sydney is the tranquil Hunter Valley. Known for its wine production and breathtaking vineyards, the Hunter Valley is nothing but romantic and relaxing. Celebrate your wedding day or next special occasion with a spectacular vineyard setting or with the perfect backdrop of the lush landscape from an elegant indoor venue. The Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens offers an array of spaces suited for weddings and private events. Winner of the brides choice award for its venue and event coordination in 2021, you can relax and be confident that your event will run smoothly. Celebrate with an elegant and romantic setting that features handmade Italian chandeliers, sandstone fireplaces, timber flooring, and classic bay windows. And if you want to bring some of the outdoors in, expand the event with a terrace opening to manicured gardens and classic fountain.
With 72 spacious guest rooms suited for up to four guests, there is a room suited for the bridal party, happy couple, and travelling guests. Tastefully decorated with neutral tones, art pieces and stylish antiques, the rooms offer a warm and relaxing ambience to ensure you’re in the right mood for the main event. Relax before or after the event with a dip in the onsite outdoor pool, enjoy a quiet stroll through the lush gardens, or have a bite to eat at one of the onsite restaurants.
Featuring an array of classic indoor and outdoor spaces, the Mercure Maitland Monte Pio is a suitable location for weddings and special events. Transform the Norfolk room into an elegant affair, featuring classic and simple decor beautifully paired with unique landscape views. Set the scene with classic elegance in the Pines Restaurant, offering perfect photography opportunities. Wander the historic building hallways and pristine grounds, perfect for unique wedding photography. Tailor rooms to suit a cocktail party or dining layout with help from the dedicated events team.
Accommodate your guests with 47 onsite guest rooms available. Ideal for the bridal party and travelling guests, browse suites suited for three guests. Rooms feature private balconies, spa baths, sunken lounge areas, large windows, TVs and coffee and tea making facilities. After an eventful day, relax with a stroll through the lush gardens. End your night at the onsite restaurant or bar for a mouthwatering meal and glass of local wine.
Hunter Valley Venues FAQ's
How far in advance should I book an event or conference venue in the Hunter Valley?
When booking event and function rooms with Accor in Hunter Valley, you should inquire at least 3 months before the event date as a good practice. This gives you time to organise the logistics and amenities needed for your event. Depending on your event type and size, catering may be available upon request.
What should I check for when choosing the perfect Hunter Valley venue?
Whether you are after a private event space for a wedding or function rooms for your next corporate event, it is important to have a list of what you require for a seamless event. You can complete our online enquiry form to inquire about any Accor venues in the Hunter Valley.
Capacities for Hunter Valley Venues?
Accor's Hunter Valley capacities are based on 2-4 square meters per person. It is important to have an event plan as seating style and layout can affect capacity, so speak to your venue operator to be sure.
How to select a sustainable 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 a conference in the Hunter Valley?
Yes! With the Accor Meeting Planner, you can plan your perfect events and earn rewards. You’ll earn points for every meeting and event you book, and you can redeem those points later for work or pleasure.
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