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New Year’s Afternoon Jazz in the Vines

New Year’s Eve – Afternoon Jazz in the Vines Monday 31st December 2018 This year Glen Erin at Lancefield will be hosting a Jazz afternoon on New Year’s Eve. You can spend a peaceful afternoon in a picturesque vista enjoying music, refreshments and food. The event will start at 5.00pm and ease through to 9.30pm with ‘Kind of Blue Jazz Duo’ playing a selection of Jazz favourites. Whilst sitting back and relaxing you can enjoy an early dinner of three course shared platters prepared by the Glen Erin chefs, and of course take the...

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Quarter Century Celebrations & Relaunch

Quarter Century Celebrations & Relaunch

Glen Erin at Lancefield has reached an exciting milestone as we celebrate 25 years of delivering exceptional service & hospitality to the Macedon Ranges area. From our humble beginnings as a cellar door in a tin shed, to a small restaurant, followed by an accommodation wing, then a modern 4.5 star conference facility and wedding venue. Glen Erin has grown with the Macedon Ranges community as well as employing many in the local community. Glen Erin is also taking the opportunity to relaunch its restaurant and lounge bar, which will be...

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What Makes The Best Conference Venues in Victoria?

What Makes The Best Conference Venues in Victoria?

Finding the perfect conference venue can be a challenge and it is a decision that needs to be made carefully. Whether you are arranging a large corporate event or something more low key, your chosen venue should be flexible and able to accommodate the needs of your attendees and speakers. Australia is often considered to be an ideal venue for international conferences as it offers a range of unique opportunities and plenty of great locations. If you are planning a conference in Victoria, there are a number of features that are shared by...

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2017 Guest Review Award

2017 Guest Review Award

We are thrilled to announce that Glen Erin has once again been selected for the 2017 Guest Review Awards by Booking.com. These awards are given to properties who achieve a review score average of 8.0 and above and who offer great guest experiences. We pride ourselves on the best quality and service to all our guests and are proud to have earned this award. Thank you to all our past guests, it has been a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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Glen Erin – The Perfect Place to Enjoy the Macedon Ranges

Glen Erin – The Perfect Place to Enjoy the Macedon Ranges

The Macedon Ranges region of Victoria is known for its outstanding natural beauty and unspoilt scenery. Located within a convenient drive of the Melbourne CBD, the area is a perfect spot for a wedding, quiet retreat or corporate function. Glen Erin at Lancefield offers the best in accommodation and facilities for anyone wanting to enjoy the Macedon Ranges in luxury and style. Here are some of the things that are on offer at Glen Erin. Conference facilities Whether you are planning a one-off meeting or organising a residential corporate...

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Thinking About Hosting a Conference in Victoria? 5 Reasons Why It’s the Perfect Place To Put On An Event

Thinking About Hosting a Conference in Victoria? 5 Reasons Why It’s the Perfect Place To Put On An Event

With every passing year, Victoria increases its popularity and presence as one of the most important tourist destinations in Australia. According to the National Visitor Survey results for the year ending June 2017, domestically, they welcomed 23.2 million overnight visitors (an increase of 9.2%) while international guests were responsible for a $7.5 billion cash injection into the state economy, showing growth in both markets is strong. Critically, Victoria is also growing at a rate which exceeds that of its rivals New South Wales and...

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10 reasons why you should encourage staff to attend conferences

10 reasons why you should encourage staff to attend conferences

It may seem like a big loss of productivity to your business if staff happen to be absent from the office because they are attending a conference.  But perhaps it’s actually a blessing in disguise – here’s 10 top reasons why it’s actually a wise investment in both your business and your employees to attend conferences. Networking It’s either something people love or loathe, but regardless, networking is a great way to mix and mingle with likeminded people in your industry. Conferences are the ideal answer to gathering together...

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How to become a professional conference organiser

How to become a professional conference organiser

Would you call yourself creative and a collaborator? Are you a good listener and always thinking two steps ahead? Are you always meticulously organised yet possess the flexibility to think on the run? If these traits sound familiar, there’s a very good chance you’d make a superb professional conference organiser. Here’s how you can take this next step in your career and start planning conference and events for clients Australia wide. What does a conference organiser do? A conference organiser – also known as an event planner – is the...

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Processing information post-conference

Processing information post-conference

It is common to walk out of a conference feeling completely re-energised and inspired – your mind buzzing with new ideas and connections. You have attended presentations, engaged in discussions, networked and made new contacts, caught up with old colleagues. Perhaps you’ve even presented a talk yourself. You may also be feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the influx of new information – your brain working overtime as you start thinking about how to incorporate new ideas, changes and improvements into your own workplace. If you find yourself...

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How to run a successful conference

How to run a successful conference

Anyone who has worked behind the scenes knows running a successful conference involves months of planning, preparation and hard work. Conference planning requires a significant investment of time, money, energy and brainpower. There is also the inevitable on-the-spot trouble-shooting and problem solving that takes place on the day – perhaps a speaker doesn’t turn up on time, or the projector decides to malfunction at the worst possible moment. If you are currently in the planning stages of your next conference, here are a few helpful tips...

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