Luna Park Venues wins 'best achievement in venue management' at the australian event awards
Luna Park Venues has won the Best Achievement in Venue Management award at the coveted Australian Event Awards held in Sydney on Tuesday.
Luna Park Venues took out the top award over three other finalists, recognising the team’s dedication and forward thinking approach to venue management.
Luna Park Venues offers 13 different settings and spaces for functions and conventions, ranging in size from 30 to 10,000 and has hosted a raft of Sydney's leading business lunch events and stellar award and functions evenings, including the annual Australia Day Lunch, Big Sports Lunch and Lansdowne Lunch.
James Granter, General Manager (Sales) of Luna Park Venues, was thrilled to accept the award on behalf of the Venues team.
“This award is a well-deserved accolade to Luna Park Venues. It reflects the exceptional quality and strength of our staff, customer service and our business practices,” Mr Granter said.
The awards were judged by an independent panel of judges who represented all areas of the industry, with criteria based on the ability of the venue to enhance the overall event experience through superior management.
The win also comes after Luna Park Venues was named the Best Function Caterers at the Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence on the 21st September, recognising the talents of its superior functions and catering team.
Luna Park Sydney’s Ferris Wheel Dining Experience is also in the running for the Best New Product at the 2015 Exhibition and Events Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards for Excellence, with the overall winner announced on 2 December.
Luna Park Venues named Best Function Caterers at Restaurant and Catering Awards
Luna Park Venues has been named the Best Function/Convention Centre Caterer (Sydney Metropolitan) at the prestigious Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence held in Sydney.
Luna Park Sydney, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, outperformed eight other finalists to take out the top honour recognising the talents of its functions and catering team.
The dedicated and skilled team, comprising of catering, events and food and beverage staff, work cohesively to ensure that hosting an event at Luna Park Sydney is an enjoyable and stress free experience. Internationally trained Executive Chef, Mark Taylor, and his first class culinary team are renowned for preparing exceptional dishes created using high quality, local produce.
The judging criteria encompassed many facets of the catering experience, including food and staff service, the function area setup and food presentation.
Luna Park Venues will progress to nationals held in Brisbane on 26th October.
"Luna Park did a great job with the event. The venue has the best backdrop in Australia and was perfect for the occasion. With the curtains open, we had a great view of the city and lights from behind the stage. At sunset and through the evening it was simply stunning. The food was of superior quality, something you do not find in other conference or banquet venues in Australia. Luna Park were easy to deal with and they delivered a stunning function, where nothing went wrong. You cannot ask for more than that. The car park is close to the venue, and so is public transport, so very easy for guests to arrive by car, taxi, train or ferry. Can thoroughly recommend Luna Park as a banquet venue."
Mark Skipper, National Chairman
Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia
"The event was a huge success with the venue and location adding to the delegate numbers, and in particular a 30% increase in sponsorship on previous years. The unique attributes lent to providing guests a truly unique environment in which to conference in. The event staff at the venue from the Sales team through to the Supervisors on the day embraced every part of the event as if they were team members of our company - completely embracing our goals and contributing ideas to make the event successful. We will be back next year."
"The Australasian Drug and Alcohol Strategy Conference held at Luna Park was a tremendous success. The venue, location and catering were excellent and the customer service we received was outstanding. I would like to thank everyone involved for making the conference the success it was."
Assistant Commissioner, NSW Police Headquarters
"The professionalism we received from you and your team was impeccable. The service we received was flawless. Everything ran smooth and the
Managing Director, Clinic Care
"Thank you to you and your team at Luna Park for making our 2012 Sales Conference another successful event. Feedback received has suggested that this year's conference is the best ever so it seems we have raised the bar yet again... I look forward to working with you again in the future."
"Every aspect of the venue, from the set up to the wonderful and helpful staff was exceptional. We were particularly grateful for the way you responded to our changing needs. A number of guests particularly noted how exceptional the food was and it is a credit to the Chef and the staff that such high quality food could be prepared and served for such a large event."
AMA Gala Dinner
"This year’s [convention] was considered the best venue because of the cooperation and enthusiastic support from all sections of the Luna Park team. From the organisers to the technicians, security and the catering team their attitude was customer focused, enthusiastic and helpful. There was always a solution to the problems that occur with events of this complexity which was a very welcome asset at the Luna Park location. Luna Park was a unique and popular venue for all attendees and certainly put Sydney back on the map as a venue for future years."
CEO, HRIA Ltd