Doltone House La Dolce Vita Dinner

50 lucky guests from the industry were invited to sample Doltone House’s hospitality at the La Dolce Vita Dinner at their Hyde Park venue this week.

Manhattan Room Doltone House

On arrival, we were escorted into the Manhattan Room for the first of many experiences for the night – a wine and cheese tasting event hosted by Claudia Bowman, matching three wines with three canapés.

Onto the stunning setting of the Ballroom where we were treated to a three-course seated dinner starting with a magnificent Italian antipasto platter and spaghetti Aglio e Olio. The main was a Tomahawk steak platter with sides of roasted chat potatoes, carrots, green beans with fried capers and rocket and parmesan cheese salad.

To end the evening a tuille reveal opened to showcase a beautifully presented dessert station and gelato cart. A perfect way to finish a very memorable night.

Wonderful food, wine, venue and theming, teamed with excellent hosts. A perfect venue for conference dinners.

Be Our Star!

The team at the Star Gold Coast certainly know how to turn a Professional Conference Organiser into a star for the night. Meeting our hosts at the Coolangatta Airport we were escorted to our waiting Limousine for the drive to The Star Gold Coast.  After enjoying some free time to settle into our Star Grand superior deluxe room we were advised to meet in the hotel lobby at 4.30pm. Our star evening included:

The Grand Hotel

Recently renovated with 596 accommodation rooms

Cucina Vivo restaurant – on the balcony sipping Aperol Spritz with Italian nibbles watching the sun set.

For VIP & board dinners there is a private dining room that seats up to 16 guests. The Balcony is also available for exclusive use and has capacity for 30 guests

Ocean Terrace accommodation room which has its own private bar and a large terrace – a great place to host bubbles for a VIP group.

Ideal for a small VIP cocktail function up to 20 guests

The Darling – “Hello, Darling”

All suite hotel with 56 suites from 70m to 328 sqm.

We had the chance to view the amazing Penthouse Spa Suite and Penthouse Deluxe Billiard Suite

An ideal swish suite for the blokes, large enough to cater for a small cocktail function  

Nineteen at The Star

Located on the 19 floor of the hotel with sweeping views over the Pacific Ocean. “Uber-chic” an ideal place for us to sit outside and enjoy more bubbles and elegant nibbles showcasing Australia’s finest produce.

A private dining room located on the mezzanine level above the main restaurant able to cater for 25 guests.

Event Centre

The main event was the spectacular dinner in the Event Centre. The first venue was our destination for our two-course seated dinner. A picture tells a thousand words and the theming for the night was truly amazing.

After the main a revel was dramatically opened to showcase dessert buffet stations with a fairy tale theme.

Entertainment during dessert included a pianist, harpist and violinist leading up to a private performance from Anthony Callea from Australian idol fame.



The 2017 Australian Men’s Shed Association Conference

Mantra Hotel on View, Surfers Paradise
29 September – 1 October 2017



Dianna Crebbin writes,

The Men’s Shed movement is an Australian initiative, with the primary objective to provide safe, friendly environments where men feel they belong and are able to work on meaningful projects in the company of other men –hence advancing the health and well-being of male members. There are now over 900 Men’s Sheds throughout Australian cities and country and the movement has spread to Ireland and Canada.

DC Conferences (DCC) has been involved in managing the biennial Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) Conference since the Association was formed in 2007 and it was a privilege to celebrate the AMSA ten-year anniversary at this Conference in the Gold Coast with the theme Onwards and Upwards – Share, Talk, Discover.

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