• Regional Victoria Venues

Despite being Australia's smallest mainland state, Victoria offers as diverse a landscape as any visitor could hope for. From the historic Goldfields to the soaring peaks of the Grampians, to the iconic Great Ocean Road. Visitors can relax in the natural mineral springs of the Macedon Ranges, try a tipple or two in the Yarra Valley, take a steamboat along the Murray River, or watch the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island.

Such diversity makes regional Victoria the perfect destination for conferences, meetings, and events. Accor hotels has a wide variety of conference venues and meeting rooms in Victoria, ranging from the tranquil spa country of the Macedon Ranges to the snowy ranges of Mount Buller. And event spaces from the stunning Mornington Peninsula to the commercial hub of Geelong.

About Accor Venues in the Yarra Valley & Regional Victoria

Just over one hour from Melbourne's CBD, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre is regional Victoria's largest conference venue. This events and functions space offers well-appointed, spacious accommodation, a purpose-designed convention centre, versatile meeting facilities, a restaurant, a bar, and a day spa—all located within the property's 3-hectare retreat-style garden setting. Mercure Ballarat is located opposite award-winning Sovereign Hill, the region's major tourist attraction and central to the heart of the historic gold fields.

Choose from a variety of versatile spaces for all types of functions and conferences, with the capacity to cater for a small meeting of 20 delegates to a plenary for 440 delegates. The venue's features include conference break-out rooms and pre-function areas, complemented by state-of-art audiovisual facilities and in-house support, picturesque surroundings and natural light. The immaculate gardens of Mercure Ballarat also make this a splendid location for weddings and celebratory events.

A popular option for golf enthusiasts is Mercure Portsea Golf Club and Resort. Situated on the spectacular Mornington Peninsula just 90 minutes from Melbourne, Mercure Portsea Golf Club and Resort is a fully integrated resort complex set alongside Portsea Golf Club.

As well as its 24 boutique-style rooms and suites, the resort features a wedding and conference centre, with three multipurpose meeting rooms offering magnificent views across Portsea Golf Course and Port Phillip Bay. Guests can relax in the bar, restaurant or Golf Club member lounge, wander nearby beaches and national parks, or unwind in the Peninsula Hot Springs.

For more options for golf lovers, explore Peppers Moonah Links Resort. You’ll find versatile conference and events venues to suit both corporate and social events. Moonah Links Golf Complex is the largest golf tourism development in recent Victorian history and consists of two world-class courses. But golf lovers aren’t the only ones in for a treat.

The team is dedicated and prepared to be flexible and imaginative to help you create your perfect event. Details like accommodation, event room layout, breakout facilities, AV facilities, menu planning, VIP amenities, on-the-day operations, and anything else that comes up will always be a collaborative process with you and the friendly Peppers staff.

For modern amenities and seaside charm, the Mantra Lorne could be your perfect conference venue. With space for up to 600 guests, exciting catering options including street fare style, and 12 acres of grounds for onsite group activities, planning your next event can be easy. You’ll be able to enjoy croquet laws, tennis courts, a day spa, and an indoor heated mineral pool for the utmost in rest and relaxation between meetings.

Novotel Geelong is the region's premier hotel and conference venue, located in the heart of the vibrant waterfront precinct with amazing views across the bay. All are within one hour's drive from Melbourne and 20 minutes from Avalon Airport. Featuring 109 guest rooms with balconies, a restaurant, a bar & lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre, an indoor pool, and a steam room. Novotel Geelong's dedicated conference and function level offer a choice of 5 function rooms, some with bay views and balconies.

Regional Victoria & Yarra Valley Wedding Venues

If your upcoming event is for a wedding or other personal milestone, there are plenty of function rooms in Regional Victoria to make the most of your special day. From the cathedral ceiling of the Rolleri Room at Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel Hepburn to the picturesque lake views at The Sebel Yarrawonga, you'll be sure to find the perfect venue for your special event. Enjoy on-site accommodation for the bride & groom, the bridal party, and any other guests who want to stay within a stone's throw of the wedding. Enjoy quality time with friends and family as you celebrate your special event.

Regional Victoria & Yarra Valley Venue FAQs

How far in advance should I book a Regional Victoria function venue?

As with most events, the earlier you can confirm a venue, the better. Whether it's a wedding, a family gathering, or a corporate event, you want to be sure you have a venue for a stress-free event planning experience. At least three months before the date is recommended, but the venue staff will be able to provide more details when you go to book.

What should I check for when choosing the perfect venue?

When choosing a venue for a special event, be sure you know what are must-haves for the event. Things like accommodation, catering, sports and exercise facilities, and adjacent rooms all make an event run smoother. As well as iconic sights that are perfect backdrops for any photographs of your event. These are all things you might what to consider when organising your event venue or venues.

How many people can fit into a venue?

While the staff at your venue or function room will be able to guide and help you manage capacity for your upcoming private party or corporate event, you can make your own calculations to be sure. As a general rule, you'll want to have 2-4 square meters per person, but remember that seating style and layout can affect capacity, so speak to your venue operator or check the room capacities of for each venue to be sure.

How to select a sustainable Regional Victoria 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 get Accor loyalty rewards when planning an event?

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.