Interview with James Granter - General Manager, Sales at Luna Park Sydney. Conducted by Sam Leon, Mansam.
With a dedicated team of Sales and Events Managers supported by an on the ground operations team and chefs, we can ensure your event runs seamlessly from start to finish. Our Event Managers will schedule operational meetings and site inspections in the lead up to your event and will provide detailed run sheets, floor plans, menus and technical information for you. All our wait staff are employed by Luna Park and undertake extensive training in customer service, food and wine service.
Our Sales and Functions team are the dream weavers of our business and your first point of contact for any function enquiry.
To speak with your industry specialist about an event, please contact us today.
TEAM MEMBER UPDATE
Luna Park Venues would like to extend a warm welcome to Paul Ellis who has just joined us from the Luna Park Venues event management team. For over 13 years he has had a specific interest in delivering unique and complex events to the highest of standards. We are thrilled to have Paul join the Government & Association sales team and will use his skills to further enhance our client experience for both new and existing customers.
Q&A WITH PAUL
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT EVENT SALES & PLANNING?
I love working meticulously with clients to bring their events to life, providing unique event concepts and solutions to ensure all outcomes are met from budget all the way through to guests’ experience on the day.
WHAT ARE TWO OF THE MOST UNIQUE EVENTS YOU HAVE WORKED ON HERE AT LUNA PARK VENUES?
The two standout events that I had the pleasure of working on were “Water for Elephants” Press Launch and the annual Australia Day Lunch.
Luna Park Venues hosted Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson for the “Water for Elephants” Press Launch in the Deck Venue, along with a unique photo opportunity at the entrance to the park with Sian the elephant. Sian travelled all the way from Australia Zoo for the special occasion.
The Australia Day lunch is an annual event where prominent representatives from business, government and community sectors come together to celebrate Australia on the Friday before Australia Day. The Big Top hosted over 800 guest for three years’ running between 2014 to 2016.
WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND LUNA PARK VENUES AS A LOCATION TO HOST AN EVENT?
I believe Luna Park Venues offers a variety of venues to suit all types of events and functions in a unique setting with the stunning Sydney Harbour as a backdrop. The guests and delegates’ experience begins on the journey to the venues not just when they enter the event space.