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Christmas Event Packages | Wedding Special Offer | Staff Spotlight!


Hello and welcome to Spring and the inaugural issue of Vue

e-magazine - the dedicated seasonal publication of Long Pocket Weddings and Events.

from the editor

We are thrilled to be bringing our new magazine to you and hope you enjoy reading the issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together! In this edition, we are already gearing up for your end-of-year celebrations with a terrific Melbourne Cup offer and our newly released menu packages just in time for Christmas! We also introduce one of the amazing faces behind our weddings and events department and give you more information on our upcoming showcases. But first things first, please read on to find out more about our proud heritage and the history of Indooroopilly Golf Club as well as our exciting new rebrand to Long Pocket Weddings and Events!

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Christmas Events


history of long pocket OUR HERITAGE Indooroopilly Golf Club was established in 1926 with the original 18-hole course situated at St Lucia. In 1985 our Club moved to its new home on a bend of the Brisbane River at Long Pocket with a fine 36-hole traditional style championship complex. The first 18-holes were developed in the early 1960’s and the second at the end of the next decade. REBRAND This year, Indooroopilly Golf Club is excited to announce the launch of our revitalised events department now known as Long Pocket Weddings & Events. The fresh new logo and name pays homage to the pioneering heritage of the local area, when cattle grazed contentedly on this lush ‘pocket’ of the Brisbane River. The new logo is indicative of the sweeping, rural vistas for which the Club is renowned.

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Three hour all inclusive cocktail package including canapés and a three hour standard beverage package! Canapé Menu A selection of six items • Tomato Bruschetta • Cheese and Spinach Filo Parcels • Mini Quiches • Avocado stuffed tomato on a Polenta Cake • Assorted Sushi (GF) • Lemon and Pepper Squid • Tempura Whiting Fillets • Prawn Twisters • Scallop Twisters • Marinated Chicken Drumettes • Spicy Chargrilled Meatballs • Petit Gourmet Pies • Sausage Rolls • Cocktail Spring Rolls

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Beverages Rothbury Estate Semillion Sauvignon Blanc Rothbury Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Rothbury Estate Cuvee Sparkling Wine Pure Blonde, Cascade Premium Light and Carlton Midstrength Soft Drinks and Orange Juice Additional Extras Cheese Platter $10 per person Antipasto Platter $14 per person Noodle Boxes $10 per person per selection To Finish Tea & Coffee Buffet $6 per person Nespresso Coffee, Fine Tea Selection, Hot Chocolate and Christmas Petit Fours

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Christmas Cocktail Package

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Planning Your Christ mas Event Here are some great tips and ideas to keep in mind when planning your end of year festivities...

• Book a venue to organise and host your Christmas party - that way you can sit back, relax and enjoy the celebrations completely stress-free! (Oh and don’t forget to secure your date as soon as possible to avoid missing out)! • Mix it up a little by holding your event over Breakfast or Lunch • Plan your event around an activity (why not try a round of golf?!) It’s a good way for your staff to have fun and a great opportunity for team building as well! • Upon commencement of the event, have half an hour to an hour of cocktails in a stand-up environment. This will help guests mingle and set a good vibe for the remainder of the event. • Create a visually appealing and highly memorable event by setting a theme. Why not try a ‘White Winter Wonderland’ or ‘Christmas in the 70’s’?

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weddings 2014

Wedding Special Complimentary Garden Ceremony [valued at $600!]

Book your wedding reception at Long Pocket to be held on any date in 2014 and receive a complimentary garden ceremony! Ceremony package includes... 40 Chairs (with white chair covers and white sashes)

Sun shades Red carpet Signing table Water station for guests PA system if required

Terms and Conditions Apply: Ceremony time is subject to availability. Garden ceremony is held at Long Pocket. A minimum number of 70 adult guests is required. A catering package must be selected and reception must be held at Long Pocket. A confirmed booking and deposit is required prior to 31st December 2013. Reception must be held in 2014.

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upcoming showcases Have a look at our wedding packages on our new website!

Queensland Brides

Wedding & Honeymoon Expo Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October 2013 Hall 4, Brisbane Convention Centre

VISIT US AT STAND #109

St yling Showcase

Long Pocket Weddings and Events Thursday, 17 October 2013 6-8pm

+ Every wedding booked from the Showcase will go into the draw to receive a STYLING PACKAGE by Styled Events! Terms and conditions apply.

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corporate golf

corporate golf Whether you are raising funds for a charity, rewarding your staff with a day on the golf course or spoiling your clients and suppliers, Indooroopilly Golf Club is the ideal venue for your next corporate golf day! A variety of prizes for your day are also available from our golf shop and you can choose from well known brands at great prices.

Great Golf Great Golf Contact our Golf Coordinator on 3721 2129 or visit our website for more information. www.indooroopillygolf.com.au

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Indooroopilly Golf Club (IGC) boasts a 36-hole championship golf course and four function rooms that will suit any size golf day. IGC is nestled in the Long Pocket reach of the Brisbane River, an easy and accessible 10 minutes from the city with ample parking. IGC caters for any style of event with a relaxed and flexible approach. A variety of catering choices are available to match your event, whether it be our famous hot ham rolls or a sausage sizzle at registration; an informal BBQ for 20 or a more formal sitdown dinner for 200. We also have an extensive beverage selection including Australian and International wines to complete your golf day experience. Our friendly staff will ensure everything runs smoothly from registration to presentation and through to ‘last drinks’.

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staff spotlight Tell us a little more about your journey with Long Pocket Weddings & Events? I have been employed at LPW&E for 3 years. After graduating with a diploma of event management, I started my journey as a casual food and beverage attendant. I then moved into the role of Functions Supervisor before joining the Event Sales Department.

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What made you decide to start a career in events? I decided on this career path after partaking in work experience and being involved in planning charity events. I knew this was my perfect job after arranging my first function for the general public.

What is your favourite aspect of your job? I love all aspects of my job, however my favourite part is organising weddings and seeing a bride’s dream day through to fruition. What planning advice would you give to prospective brides (and grooms) in the lead up to their big day? Remember your wedding coordinator is here to help. If you are unsure of any details or are trying to find the right supplier, your wedding coordinator has a wealth of knowledge, experience and advice! Which is your favourite event space and why? My favourite event space is the split-level Fairways Room as it offers its own private terrace and allows for a diverse room set up. What event trends do you see coming up in 2014? I believe that the Vintage/Rustic Style wedding will still be very popular with many brides choosing DIY projects to add to their special day. I also think that bright colours are starting to come back into fashion with brides opting to use silver or white as a base colour and adding a pop of colour.

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melbourne cup 2013

Melbourne Cup

All Inclusive Package

Glass of sparkling on arrival for every guest. Three course alternate serve menu. Beverage package or consumption tab available.

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Linen napery and room styling including table centrepieces, chair covers and sashes.

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The race live on the big screens! $90 per guest. Package available in the Fairways Room with a minimum of 50 guests up to 110 guests.

The Race LIVE on the Big Screens! best dressed prizes! SEE THE FULL MENU HERE! 12


long pocket online Did You Know? Long Pocket Weddings and Events are on Social Media! like us on facebook here... follow us on pinterest here... Follow us for the latest tips, trends & photos to help you plan a successful event!

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Indooroopilly Golf Club Meiers Road Indooroopilly Q 4068 T 07 3721 2115 or 07 3721 2116 events@longpocket.com.au www.longpocket.com.au


VUE E-Magazine SPRING 2013