7 stand-out venues for a corporate retreat

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Reward and recharge your delegates with these stylish venues, resorts and hotels.

Have you been tasked with scoping out venues for a corporate retreat? We know how overwhelming it can be – there’s so many spectacular destinations and venues to choose from!

A LIST Guide is here to help, with our latest round-up of stunning corporate retreat venues across Australia.

Whether you’re searching for a beachside paradise, a rural getaway or a stylish seaside resort, there are endless options to choose from. Here are 7 of our favourite venues for your next corporate retreat:

Villa Howden

When your corporate team arrives at Villa Howden, they may feel like they’ve stepped into a rural French estate.

This elegant property, nestled on the banks of North West Bay, Hobart, is the perfect spot to reward your delegates, giving them the feeling of being miles away in the French countryside.

Villa Howden offers 10 luxuriously appointed French provincial-inspired suites, set over two floors. Each suite offers Juliet balconies with views of the bay, manicured courtyards, lush gardens and native bush vistas.

The Pavilion & Deck function room has direct views of North West Bay, lawn and courtyard break-out areas, kitchenette and bathroom facilities, making sure your conference meeting is well taken care of.

Experience Tasmania’s famed seasonal cuisine at Bruni’s Restaurant, which can host up to 120 cocktail guests or 70 seated guests for a dinner.

Villa Howden is among Tasmania’s premium venues for a corporate retreat, product launch, board meeting or film set backdrop.

Halcyon House

You’d be hard pressed to find a venue as Instagrammable as Halcyon House in Queensland’s Cabarita Beach.

Halycon House is not just a go-to spot for stylish holidaymakers, it’s also a popular location for corporate events and retreats.

It’s no surprise why corporates love this venue so much; it’s conveniently located just 15 minutes south of Gold Coast Airport but its retro style and beachfront location make you feel like you’re worlds away in your own secluded paradise.

The boutique property consists of 19 rooms, including two luxury two-bedroom suites. Each room has been carefully designed by interior guru Anna Spiro, so you know it’s going to be #stylegoals.

A beachfront pool, multiple break-out areas, day spa and on-site restaurant Paper Daisy complete Halycon House, making it one of Queensland’s leading venues to blend work and leisure for your corporate retreat.

Suitable for small and large groups, Halcyon House can also connect you with team-building suppliers available in the local area for the ultimate corporate getaway.

Mollymook Shores Motel

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Escape the city and retreat to Mollymook Shores Motel, situated at the southern end of Mollymook Beach on the South Coast of NSW.

With affordable rates, quality accommodation and attentive service, Mollymook Shores is an ideal location for a corporate retreat.

The conference centre can host up to 50 guests and offers delegate packages catering for breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

A 2.5-hour drive from Canberra or 3 hours from Sydney, Mollymook is acclaimed as one of the 100 best towns in Australia and is only minutes from the conveniences of Ulladulla.

RACV Inverloch Resort

Corporate retreat venues don’t get much more impressive than RACV Inverloch Resort.

Set in the heart of Victoria’s spectacular South Gippsland coast, the resort delivers spacious accommodation and light-filled event spaces, complete with sweeping views of Bass Strait and Anderson Inlet.

The conference and events centre features floor-to-ceiling glass windows for an abundance of natural light and can host up to 250 guests theatre-style.

Two ocean-view executive boardrooms provide space for 10 delegates each or up to 20 delegates when the two rooms are combined.

From Resort Rooms to the breathtaking Ocean View Rooms, the resort gives your guests the flexibility of single, double or twin share accommodation. The spacious self-contained two- and three-bedroom villas and two-bedroom deluxe cabins include a full kitchen with dining and living space, making them ideal for small conference groups.

The expansive resort provides the perfect setting for team-building and wellbeing activities, with an indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, gym equipment, plus two tennis courts to enjoy.

The Anchorage Port Stevens

The Anchorage, Port Stephens, is one of Australia’s most beautiful corporate retreat venues with luxurious spaces and exclusive experiences.

Your corporate groups don’t have to travel far to experience this slice of paradise, as it’s located a two and a half hour drive north of Sydney and only 30 minutes from Newcastle Airport.

The venue recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation and now boasts 80 luxury suites with chic resort-style interior styling and its own private balcony or terrace.

The resort also comprises two restaurants with alfresco and indoor dining; Hemingway’s Bar showcasing some of the world’s rarest and unusual whiskies with tasting experiences available; Spa Lucca with luxury treatments and two pools including an adults-only infinity pool. Conference and event facilities are also on offer, with the largest space able to host up to 160 delegates in cocktail format.

The Anchorage’s dedicated events team can create on- and off-site experiences for groups, like seaside yoga classes, wellness workshops, cooking masterclasses, sunset sails and scenic nature walks.

The Eastern Golf Club and Yering Gorge Cottages

The Yarra Valley is a no-brainer for corporate retreats, offering a food and wine haven just an hour’s drive from Melbourne. And for premium accommodation and event spaces that really impress, The Eastern Golf Club & Yering Gorge Cottages has you covered.

Ideal for corporate meetings and events, executive retreats and corporate golf days, the property features Greg Norman-designed championship golf courses, the 27-hole Eastern Golf Club and the Par-3 nine-hole Shark Waters.

Yering Gorge Cottages, nestled into the hillside alongside the Yarra River, features 13 self-contained, one-, two- and four-bedroom cottages.

For the business side of things, there are six dedicated event spaces on offer, with capacity for up to 150 guests for dinner and 220 for a cocktail reception, with the option of indoor and outdoor break-out spaces.

Then it’s time for some fun! A suite of outdoor team-building experiences can be incorporated within your corporate retreat program, such as boot camp, bush walking, mountain biking, fishing and Segways, all taking place within the club’s 120-acre nature reserve.

Bells at Killcare

Hidden in one of New South Wales’ most beautiful and secluded beachside hamlets, Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel can’t be overlooked when scoping out corporate retreat venues.

Just a 90-minute drive from Sydney, this Central Coast retreat is perfect for groups with acres of manicured gardens for casual outdoor meetings, a huge weather-proof veranda for group lunches and a private library which is perfect as a break-out room.

Two bars overlook the garden and are the best spots for after-work socials, while Bells Day Spa and swimming pool is the ultimate place to unwind and recharge.

The suites can accommodate up to 46 delegates double occupancy or 25 delegates single occupancy. For bigger groups, there are four additional rooms at sister property Pretty Beach House and several hand-picked local holiday homes for extra capacity.

Bells at Killcare also offers complimentary on-site parking, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property and plenty of team-building activities in the local area including golf, yoga and sailing.

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