As we dive further into the new financial year and the festive season approaches, the time to start thinking end-of-year celebrations is here.
We all love a good Christmas party. Not only are they great for kicking back and relaxing with colleagues, they also provide a chance to reflect on the year that’s been. Most importantly for business leaders, Xmas parties provide that perfect opportunity to reward staff and show just how much their hard work is appreciated.
But how do you send that message? Often businesses get it wrong, usually because their choice of venue, entertainment, theme etc. isn’t in sync with their employee’s interests. You need to be able choose an option that suits all demographics without being too generic and losing your wow-factor.
This summer, why not treat your work mates to a day at the races at the Mornington Racecourse.
Voted the number one country racecourse in Victoria on three separate occasions, Mornington Racecourse offers the hospitality and prestige of a city course combined with the unique warm ambiance of the Peninsula.
Only a 45-minute drive from Melbourne and at the gateway to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, this picturesque racecourse is a premier destination for thoroughbred racing, as well as unrivalled corporate entertaining and major events. Providing a vibrant and exciting yet intimate social setting, Mornington Racecourse is the perfect place to spend quality time with clients and colleagues.
Starting with a more formal setting, Mornington offers premier dining with superior trackside views at the Gunnamatta Restuarant. With dining tables spectacularly set along the glass grandstand wall overlooking the main straight, the Gunnamatta is an ideal environment to entertain and network with clients or to simply sit back and enjoy the action.
Another premium dining option is The Silver Bounty Lounge, which possesses the same lively atmosphere as the Gunnamatta Restuarant and is located on the spacious upper level of the Members Reserve. Entry into the Lounge includes reserved grandstand seating overlooking the home straight for viewing of all the racing action.
For a smaller gathering, the Peninsula Suite is perfect for an intimate private event. The suites, located in both the Winning Post and in the Members Enclosure, lead out to their own private deck offering guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with the action.
Located in the Trackside Enclosure, The Village is perfect for smaller groups wanting a fun and relaxing day at the races in a less formal setting. Mingle in the social outdoor areas as you take in the live acoustic music and all the colour and excitement of the day.
If you're entertaining larger groups, Mornington offer marquee options to suit your requirements. The Peninsula Marquees are the perfect place to soak up all the racing action in true Peninsula style, with live music and gourmet food served in a fun and relaxing environment in a perfect Trackside location.
Situated on the home straight, the Trackside Marquees are a popular option for racegoers and fashionistas. Each Trackside Marquee features a private outdoor garden enclosure offering guests the best trackside view of all the action.
Sticking with the lavish theme, the Schweppes Chairman's Marquee is the best place to enjoy French Champagne in exclusive environment providing an oasis away from the crowds on the day. Boasting private facilities, the comfort of air conditioning and a large decking area, guests can socialise in style, enjoy the atmosphere and cheer the horses as they thunder past.
So if you're looking for a venue that has the versatility to both cater for all your needs and provide a unique, relaxed atmosphere, why not consider the Mornington Racecourse. Optimise your perfect Christmas Party and just 'Go There' this summer.