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UNFORGETTABLE & PICTURESQUE

CONFERENCE & EVENTS


RICH HISTORICAL SETTING

Bathurst has a rich history as you would expect as the oldest inland settlement in Australia. Not only will you find a wealth of architecture to appreciate, there are many things to and see in the area.

EXPERIENCE BATHURST

Your event will enjoy prime position with spectacular views of Mount Panorama Racetrack and the picturesque valley of Bathurst. With three function rooms, catering for up to 350 guests, & 118 beautifully appointed rooms, Rydges Mount Panorama offers an experience, not just an event. We have a variety of packages that can be tailored to suit almost any function or event. We also have a variety of contacts in the local region to be able to add that point of difference to your conference, which your delegates will remember & talk about for years to come.


FUNCTION ROOMS All function rooms feature natural light with Panorama 1 & 3 opening out onto a large terrace overlooking the Mount Panorama racetrack.

morning. A 24 hour hold on rooms can sometimes be arranged for an additional fee. Please note that the function room is subject to change at the Hotel’s discretion

Please note our function rooms are not held on a 24 hour basis, meaning that on occasion we may have an evening event in your function room. Our dedicated Banquet Team will ensure that your room is returned to your specific set up for the following

Breakout rooms for up to 10 people also available.

PANORAMA 3 PANORAMA 1

VENUE

PANORAMA 2

THEATRE

CLASS ROOM

U-SHAPE

BOARD ROOM

DINING

COCKTAIL

CABARET

HOLLOW SQ

Panorama 1

60

36

24

22

Panorama 2

90

45

30

42

Panorama 3

115

54

40

Panorama 1 & 2

160

99

-

Panorama 2 & 3

200

117

Panorama 1, 2 & 3

260

189

48

80

36

72

100

48

54

80

100

72

120

180

-

96

200

-

138

280

For larger events please talk to your conference coordinator about the utilisation of the Mount Panorama Pit Complex.

AREA M²

CEILING HEIGHT M

42

85

2.3

48

117

2.3

48

48

160

2.3

84

-

202

2.3

200

96

-

277

2.3

280

132

-

362

2.3


DAY DELEGATE PACKAGES

Rydges Standard Day Delegate Package $65.00 per person - Minimum of 15 Delegates

DAY DELEGATE PACKAGES

Inclusions: Conference room hire Arrival tea & coffee Morning tea break Selection of a hot buffet lunch or working style lunch Afternoon tea break Audio-visual equipment – whiteboard, flipchart & screen Iced water & mints Conference pads & pens Car parking Half Day Delegate Package $56.00 per person- Minimum of 15 Delegates Executive Delegate Packages available $75.00 per person – Minimum of 20 delegates


INDULGE YOUR DELEGATES WITH OUR SPECIALISED PACKAGES OR CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONALISED EXPERIENCE


ENTERTAIN AND EDUCATE SPEAKERS ENTERTAINERS AND EVENTS

If you are looking to be inspired, educated and entertained, we have a wide range of speakers for your next event. From adventurers to entrepreneurs, community leaders, sustainability advisors, historians, sports heroes and celebrities, we can give you an experience to remember. Our speakers will be able to share their unique experiences and challenge your group to achieve better results in both their personal and professional lives. We will be able to contact a speaker on your behalf and select the right professional and preferred topics to suit your audience. Below are just a few names we have to offer, however we have many more options that may suit you. The following is a snapshot of some of our speakers, for a full list of national and international speakers and performers available. Contact your conference planner.


LOCAL SPEAKERS - UNIQUE TO THE BATHURST REGION. Mary Moody, Novelist and former presenter Mary Moody is a journalist, author, television presenter and tour guide who lives with her husband film producer David Hannay on a small farm at Yetholme, near Bathurst. She has had an exciting and varied career that includes ten years as a presenter on the ABC’s Gardening Australia and has produced documentary films. She has written four best selling memoirs about her mid-life adventures, running away from home and buying a village house in the southwest France. She has spoken at many charity fund raising events, corporate lunches and for institutions like the Art Gallery of NSW.

Christopher Morgan, Historian and Entrepreneur Christopher Morgan (President of the Bathurst Historical Society) owns and runs the gothic style, 1800s Abercrombie house with his wife, children and parents who live in the property. His father founded the Pittwater House Schools in Sydney, and often students can be found on the property on educational stays. Christopher is a fountain of knowledge. It is also worth visiting the grounds, only a 10 minute drive from Mount Panorama. Take advantage of the Abercrombie house guided tour of unique artwork, architecture or book into a classical concert.

Ben Bardon, Sustainability and Education, MC and host. Ben Bardon is the CEO of Skillset, a training organisation based in western NSW with operations in the UK and Timor Leste. Skillset runs the Flannery Centre as a regional response to the global issues that affect business and individuals in NSW. Ben has held management and leadership positions in vocational education and training for over 20 years and has held a number of key Board positions in that time. His professional interests revolve around improving the resilience of company business models to environmental risks. He has participated in the development of scenarios for the national workforce development plan, is a member of the national apprenticeships roundtable and is on the Board of Central West Headspace. Almost despite that he’s an engaging and humorous MC and after dinner speaker, with experience hosting several large national conferences.


Kate Bracks, Masterchef Winner Be engaged by the journey of a Masterchef-stay-at-home mum in the land of food and television. ‘Our Food Bowl’- a look into the food that the Central West has to offer, sprinkled with personal anecdotes. ‘Food & Faith’- why the Christian faith is even more important to Kate than food!

Robin McLachan, History, heritage, talks and walking tours. An Adjunct Senior Lecturer in History and Heritage Studies at Charles Sturt University, Dr Robin McLachlan divides his time as an historian between researching Australian participation in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 in his native Canada and exploring the rich history of Bathurst, his Australian hometown. Past Bathurst projects include a play (A Local Man, co-authored with Bob Ellis) and a documentary film on the life of Ben Chifley. At present, he is working on a history of Bathurst’s convict-era settlement (181540) for Bathurst Regional Council’s preparations for the city’s bicentenary in 2015.

Nationally recognised speakersSports heroes, celebrities & iconic Australian figures Immerse yourself in the personalities of Australian motor racing, sporting heroes, national celebrities and iconic Australian figures with Saxton speakers. Saxton sport speakers are the finest in their respective sports. As sport speakers, they inspire their audiences with their stories of dedication, skill development, perseverance and commitment in their chosen sport. Our sport speakers draw strong parallels between their sporting achievements and the aspirations of their audiences. A Saxton sport speaker may fit many roles including: the motivational speaker, master of ceremonies, conference speaker, keynote speaker or that special drawcard. For a full list of speakers please visit http://www.saxton.com.au/


LOCAL EVENTS Starkers Events. People in the Central West of NSW are bred hard, competitive and adventurous. When organising their events they look for activities outside the norm. If you want to ensure that your next special event is nothing less than awesome then contact us to get Starkers Events involved. For more information go to http://www.starkersevents.com.au/

For the serious race car driver or dreamer! Be introduced to the sport of simulated racing, for the very, very serious driver. The Australian design and built driving simulator combines some of the world’s best racing hardware to give you the ultimate driving experience. Available in either two or three pedal modes, Troyton gives you a definitive edge…whether you are racing the clock or racing online against drivers from all over the world. Visit www.troyton.com.au for more information and we’ll arrange it for you!

Tour our local Vineyards, distillery and other historical landmarks. Our very own restaurant ‘Chicane Bar & Grill’ stock a variety of local wines. Not only do you have the opportunity to try these wines, but to take a personal guided vineyard tour from the winemakers themselves. We have a variety of cellar doors open for wine tasting by appointment. This makes for a leisurely day out, great for team building and an unwinding experience. Contact us to arrange a visit to a number of cellar doors

Bathurst Cultural Tours The Bathurst Cultural Tours introduce you to the artists, history and produce of the Bathurst Region. Day tours can be tailored for groups, including those with a special interest, on request. Morning tea will be provided with each tour and all proceeds will go to headspace. Please visit http://www.bathurstculturaltours.com/ or call 6332 3356 for more information and to book your tour!


Abercrombie House Tour a heritage treasure of region. Open as a historic house and museum, book into a guided tour of the gold leaf ball room or attend concerts, recitals and performances every year within the grounds. Special themed tours such as children’s day and night tours can also be arranged. Phone 02 6331 4929 or go to www.abercrombiehouse.com.au for more information.

Bathurst Arts Trails On the first weekend of each month take a trail to see the arts around the Bathurst region from 10am – 4pm. The trail will showcase more than 30 local artists- from potters to painters, textile artists to sculptors. All of which will open their working studio/gallery spaces. You will get a rare glimpse into their world. Go to www.bathurstartstrail.com for more information.


LET US MAKE YOUR NEXT FUNCTION OR EVENT THE TALKING POINT OF YOUR DELEGATES


STAY IN STYLE

ACCOMODATION PACKAGES

Located only 2.5 hours from Sydney and 10 minutes from Bathurst Regional Airport, Rydges Mount Panorama has 118 stylish guest rooms, all of which enjoy spectacular views of the Mount Panorama racetrack. Our guest rooms include 60 studio, 46 Studio Deluxe and 7 three bedroom apartments. Many of the guestrooms offer an ensuite with spa bath and furnished balcony. In each of our rooms we have a king size bed, work station with broadband and wifi internet access and digital television including 8 foxtel channels. Each room is appointed with a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning.


HOTEL FEAUTURES At Rydges Mount Panorama we have 24 hour reception so checking in and out will always be a breeze. We have room service, on site guest laundry and complimentary undercover car parking is available on levels 1 & 2 of the hotel. Other features include an outdoor pool, gym, tennis court and complimentary wireless internet which is available in the hotel lobby and in our restaurant Chicane Bar & Grill. We also have external access pet friendly rooms available ready to meet you and your pet’s needs.


FRESH AND SOPHISTICATED

CHICANE BAR & GRILL The Bathurst region is rapidly expanding and gaining a reputation as a producer of high quality produce. As a small yet flourishing region, Rydges prides itself on the quality of good food and wine we have available at our doorstep. Relish in our signature dishes and meet the growers at our local markets!


RYDGES MOUNT PANARAMA IS THE UNRIVALED CONFERENCE FACILTY IN THE BATHURST REGION COMBINING STATE OF THE ART FACILITES WITH OLD FASHIONED SERVICE


Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst 1 Conrod Straight Mount Panorama Phone:+61 2 6338 1888 Fax: 61 2 6338 1810 www.rydges.com/bathurst Email: reservations_bathurst@rydges.com


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