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At just minutes from the Melbourne CBD and at the gateway to the iconic Yarra Valley, Foothills Conference Centre can offer your function or celebratory event, a unique combination of convenience and beautiful, natural surrounds.
Because we’re so close to the city, most guests will be within easy travelling distance, and our generous amount of onsite free parking and high standard accommodation waiting to be booked, made Foothills Conference Centre a definite winner.
The key to Foothills Conference Centre’s ability to stylishly host your function or celebratory event, is our versatility. Having:
· two main dining areas (exclusive for conference and event groups only),
· A large range of event rooms,
· a choice of accommodations styles,
· numerous outdoor recreation areas,
· technologically up to date facilities
· a variety of both indoor and outdoor function areas,
· all set on over 20 acres of manicured and natural bush surrounds,
This allows us the flexibility to be able to cater for a wide range of celebratory events.
One of our dining areas is specially designed to suit a smaller, more intimate dining experience, and the other is ideally set up to comfortably house functions with over 100 guests. Both of these areas have the facilities to offer a choice of in-house dining – from light refreshments and finger foods, to our silver-service, fine dining experience. Our chefs are more than happy to work with function organisers and provide the style of dining that best suits your occasion.
Foothills Conference Centre is a proud member of the Yarra Valley Community and locally sources fresh dining ingredients wherever possible.
Function organisers can arrange for their guests to enjoy
· the variety of fully equipped bar facilities
· full sized gazebo settled in amongst our manicured lawns
· lakeside walking track,
· and even a large adventure playground that children (and parents) love for burning off excess energy
Foothills Conference Centre offers a range of on-site quality, motel style accommodation. This presents guests with the opportunity to stay and wake up refreshed for further celebrations the next day or enjoy gentle Yarra Valley sightseeing. We also have nine new executive suites which are perfect to allow brides, special guests, and function organisers their own space to prepare for their function, or simply relax and take time out before and after your special event begins.
Combining our Yarra Valley location and large surrounding grounds means we have a particularly Australian bush sound barrier with enough wide open, manicured lawns beautifully edged with gardens and large eucalypt trees. This allows for guests to enjoy some peaceful ambience during the pauses in your day’s proceedings.
Of course, with over 20 acres of rustic surrounds Foothills has an amazing range of picturesque backdrops that every function photographer can’t help but be inspired.
Again, because Foothills Conference Centre mixes the best of urban and rustic characteristics, we can offer a range of both indoor and outdoor spaces to host functions that aren’t likely to be impaired by inclement weather.
Foothills Conference Centre’s event manager is available to guide you through the many catering, location and accommodation options to give your function the best possible opportunity for success.
Foothills Conference Centre is the perfect venue to host any celebrations to recognise, reward and acknowledge personal achievements. Some of past functions hosted at this venue include award ceremonies, employee success acknowledgements, and outstanding service appreciation.
Both our small and large dining areas have technologically up to date audio, lighting and projection equipment, and musicians can be accommodated. Special guests’ achievements can easily be displayed with our pictorial presentation technology.
The seating in our two main dining areas can be placed in almost any arrangement you choose. You may even prefer to allow floor space for music and dancing.
Our Events Manager can both advise and direct you on the floor and seating arrangement to best match your function.
Usually gala dinners take advantage of our silver service, fresh dining options that can easily be adjusted to allow for particular menu requirements.
Of course, function organisers can select for guests attending Gala Functions to enjoy all the facilities that Foothills Conference Centre has available, like free parking, free wifi, and so on. And they might also choose for guests to book accommodation in one of our 90 onsite motel style rooms of varying sizes to save guests the hassle of finding their way home after the dinner has concluded.
Martin Farrugia — 5 star (Facebook) September 10, 2016
“Fantastic venue. Rooms are beautiful. Food fantastic & the staff are warm, friendly & attentive. Highly recommended.”
We love to think of Foothills Conference Centre as a wedding venue that conveniently offers everything required to help make a truly special occasion. There aren’t too many function centres that can offer the versatility to satisfy most wedding requests with ease, and onsite.
Foothills features both, a full size gazebo settled in one of our grassy areas, or our popular onsite Chapel, both ideal for viewing the bride and groom exchanging their vows.
Our manicured lawn areas allow access to the eucalypt surrounded natural and lake back drops, perfect for framing lasting wedding memories.
Weddings of all sizes and styles can be catered for, from the most casual affair, to a formal, three course dining experience. We have two versatile dining areas, which have all the ‘new’ technologies desired by modern-day weddings, but we are flexible enough to be able to cater for almost every menu preferences.
Bridal parties can take advantage of booking a quality executive suit for all the necessary hair and makeup pampering and somewhere to spend the the ‘night before’ the big day, where bridal parties can rest, relax and change outfits. And guests often choose to book accommodation and stay on after the reception.
Angela Anderson — 5 star (Facebook) March 2, 2016
“Staying again for about the 5th time… great seminar rooms… tick. Clean and comfortable rooms… tick. Amazing food… tick. But what really makes this venue so incredible is the staff. Super friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Thanks for another great stay Sam and team xxx.”
Anniversaries, family reunions, women’s business associations’ workshop; no matter what your Private Function is Foothills Conference Centre can provide the perfect venue.
If you prefer a light buffet catering, our ever popular High Teas, formal three course dining experience, or simply room to celebrate; Foothills Conference Centre’s team is there to help you to set the tone of the party you’d like to have.
At Foothills, we work on turning your gathering into a memorable occasion. Private Functions can be held in either our small (up to 80 guests) dining area, or large dining area (up to 200 guests). Seating arrangements are flexible, and rooms can be configured to allow for music, dance floor, audio, visual and cake presentations, and any other individual requirements.
There are all the usual benefits that come from staging a function at Foothills Conference Centre – use of our many and varied facilities, our welcoming and peaceful ambience, and guests are always welcome to book accommodation to spend the night in our very well-appointed rooms or suits.
Thanks to the combination of our flexibility and fully equipped features, hosting a celebration at Foothills Conference Centre should be one of the easiest and more successful functions you’ll ever organise.
Neil Butler — 5 star (Facebook) August 16, 2016
“We held my wife’s 30th Birthday High Tea, it was the most amazing event ever and the food was AMAZING. Thank you all so much for all of the effort that went into this event.”