Host your next business event in Lake Macquarie

Host your next conference, meeting or presentation at Lake Macquarie and you’ll have the largest saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere as a scenic backdrop – and as a playground for incentives and post-event celebrations.

Elevate your meeting with fine art

Make your next event a memorable success by hiring one of Lake Macquarie City Council’s arts and culture venues. Host a product launch, presentation, small conference or a cocktail party in a leafy lakeside gallery setting at Museum of Art and Culture, yapang at Booragul, on the western side of the lake. This secluded museum, which looks over a striking sculpture garden and beyond to the deep blue of the lake, has a capacity of up to 200 people in the largest space and offers catering via the on-site Three Bears Cafe. See the museum’s comprehensive venue hire page for details.

Across the water from the Museum of Art and Culture, yapang, the cutting-edge spaces of the Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima form a high-tech canvas for contemporary art amid the expanses of greenery of the waterfront Speers Point Park. Hire the pavilion’s stunning Cube in its enclosed or open format and admire the permanent artworks as you make the space your own for the occasion.

You can take over the most recent addition to Lake Macquarie’s cultural scene, the Sugar Valley Library Museum, kirantakamyar, in the northern suburb of Cameron Park, outside of the museum’s usual opening hours, or book its conference room, which seats up to 40 attendees. Help your delegates connect to the local community via a guided tour of the museum’s semi-permanent exhibition, which documents the lives of people and groups that lived, worked and played under the shadow of nearby Sugarloaf Mountain.

Warners Bay Theatre, baramayiba in Warners Bay can also play host to private functions – it seats up 300 guests – while Rathmines Theatre, nawayiba, a lovingly restored heritage venue in Rathmines, on the western side of the lake between Morisset and Toronto, has a commercial-standard kitchen and can also accommodate private functions of up to 300 guests.

Also in Rathmines, the charity-run Catalina Lakefront Retreat offers accessible on-site accommodation alongside dedicated conference facilities for up to 100 guests, including private meeting rooms and lounges.

Stay close to your conference venue

Hosting a multi-day event or would like to give your guests the option of lingering in Lake Macquarie? The Macquarie 4 Star hotel in Argenton, less than a 10-minute drive from the Museum of Art and Culture, yapang or five minutes from the Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima, has 36 suites in a tranquil creek-side setting. The hotel also offers golf packages if your delegates would like to play a round at the neighbouring Waratah Golf Club.

You can also book a range of deluxe, superior and executive rooms at the Apollo International in Charlestown, around a 20-minute drive from the Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima, for easy access to Lake Macquarie’s spectacular surf beaches and coastal nature reserves.

Retreat to a resort

Take team building to a new level at Raffertys Resort at Cams Wharf, south of Swansea. This lakefront resort offers more than 100 self-contained terraces and cottages for your delegates alongside flexible conference centres and five seminar rooms. Download the resort’s conference kit for details.

And at Caves Beach, also south of Swansea, the beachfront Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows can host corporate events for up to 272 delegates and can house smaller groups in its 18 bungalows, 20 villas and 10 townhouses accessed by timber boardwalks – see the retreat’s conference brochure for more information.

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