Affordable conference venues come in a variety of shapes & sizes, and choosing the right one really can make or break your event so before you make any announcements do some research and bear these important features in mind when making your choice. At Joondalup Resort and Country Club we have the conference, hotel and golf facilities that tick all the boxes at a cost that won’t break your budget!
Location, Location, Location. The estate agent’s mantra is one that should be at the front of your mind when choosing a conference venue. Take into consideration where your delegates and speakers will be coming from and how they’re going to get to the venue. It’s vital that the venue you choose has easy access to major motorways and ample parking, preferably on the venue grounds. With domestic air travel growing by the day some delegates coming from the further reaches of Australia or abroad may choose to fly, so a venue with an airport shuttle also makes sense.
Joondalup Resort is just 20 minutes north of Perth and 3 minutes from the Mitchell Freeway, yet is totally immersed in its bushland setting. Joondalup Resort’s stunning grounds meander through a network of majestic quarries, lakes and dunes, providing a picturesque backdrop to your conference. Joondalup Resort offers free on-site parking and airport transfers can be arranged on request.
State-of-the-Art Facilities. Even if you’re holding a fairly low-key event you’ll need some kind of audio-visual technology, when was the last time you attended an event that didn’t feature a digital presentation? Good conference venues will have speaker systems, digital projectors, flip charts and even interactive white boards available. Many of your attendees will want to use laptops, tablets or smartphones to take notes so check for Wi-Fi availability in the venue too.
Joondalup Resort has 11 function and break-away rooms superbly equipped with modern technical facilities including FREE Wi-Fi, microphones, built in PA system, dimmer switches, lecterns, data projectors, laser pointer, photocopying, telephones, fax, whiteboard, flipcharts and screens. All other requirements may be arranged via our audio visual company.
Room To Spare? Really pay attention to the size of the space you’ll be hiring. Conference venues generally offer rooms in a variety of sizes, from small meeting rooms for a dozen or so to lecture halls seating hundreds or more. If you pick one that is too small then the experience will be cramped and uncomfortable, but if you hire out a 500 seater hall and you know you’ll only be getting 50 attendees then your event could look like a flop even if it’s not.
Joondalup Resort is the perfect venue for conferences, business meetings, incentives, expos and social functions with a space for every function. Our 11 superbly equipped function rooms, some with spectacular views over the golf course, are flexible enough to cater for groups from 6 up to 900 attendees. We have the people and the resources to take care of every detail of your function, plus a wide range of resort facilities to ensure the success of any occasion.
The Bottom Line. Like so many things in life you need to set a budget before you set out and find conference venues that are within that budget. There’s no sense in falling in love with a venue and then blowing your budget and making your event a financial failure before it even begins.
Most venues these days will be able to offer package prices that cover use of meeting rooms/halls as well as food and other elements. Setting and sticking to a budget sounds like a no-brainer but if you get this wrong at the outset you’re in for trouble down the line.
As well as providing affordable Daily Delegate Packages from $69pp and Corporate Boutique Retreat Conference & Accommodation Packages from $249pp that deliver everything you need for an exceptional event, Joondalup Resort also offers a wide range of optional extras to create a truly memorable experience for your delegates at great value for money. Our professional Event Executives can assist in building a complete event package, so that you and your delegates can experience the best of Joondalup Resort.
A good work / relax mix. It’s important to keep your attendees motivated and engaged. A good way to accomplish this is to choose a venue that offers Team Building events. Golf, the ultimate business tool is a great way to get out of the work environment and into the fresh air for an afternoon. Alternatively if the weather isn’t playing nicely, a venue with activities inside is a great option.
For the complete conference package, Joondalup Resort’s grounds are ideal for boosting morale and networking through various team building activities. There is no need to go off-site to enjoy a 18 or 9 hole round of golf, short golf challenges, cooking challenges, leadership challenges and much more – we can do it all within the Joondalup Resort grounds.
Accommodation availability. If your conference is going to run all day or for several days then make sure you scout out accommodation for guests. Even if your event finishes in the late afternoon, if delegates have driven 200 kilometers to attend they may prefer to stay over and drive back refreshed in the morning.
Choosing a conference venue that offers accommodation on site is the best option, especially if the event is running for more than a day. That way, people can relax at the end of a day without any added travel.
Create your own Corporate Boutique Retreat from only $249pp by combining any of our Day Delegate Packages with overnight accommodation & daily breakfast. Each newly renovated, extra large room has its own private balcony or courtyard giving it natural light, space and comfort. With a range of relaxing or active leisure facilities for your delegates to enjoy on-site, plus a restaurant, café and pub, your delegates will be able to relax and enjoy networking at the end of the conference day! Interconnecting and disabled rooms are also available for your convenience. All guests enjoy an abundance of free parking on-site, free in-room movies as well as free Wi-Fi across the Resort.
If you’re researching conference venues make sure that Joondalup Resort is at the top of your list because we tick all the above boxes and more. That way you can focus on delivering a great event that you and your delegates will enjoy and get the most from and leave the rest to us.
For more information about our conference and accommodation facilities, please contact the Joondalup Resort Event team today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (08) 9400 8888.
Joondalup Resort & Country Club
Country Club Boulevard
Connolly, Perth, WA 6027