Niche Conference Venues for Small Delegate Groups
Many conference venues pride themselves on the large capacities their banquet and conferencing venues can accommodate –which is fantastic for large sale conferences and awards dinners – but what about small delegate groups of 20 guests or less that need equivalent facilities but on a smaller scale? We’ve done some homework to find a few venues that can accommodate small delegate groups – from Executive Committee Meetings to Departmental Head Strategy Sessions – where you can expect all the conferencing luxuries but in a smaller, more intimate setting.
OXBOW COUNTRY ESTATE
Just 40 minutes outside of Pretoria, Oxbow Country Estate prides itself on creating a conference experience for small groups of between 10 and 40 delegates. They have a few conference venue options which can accommodate varying sized small groups in various seating layouts. Their Herringbone Conference venue is equipped with state-of-the-art Audio-Visual Equipment and they have multiple options for breakaways and quiet time, including their Lakeside Lounge, pavilion gardens or at one of the dams. They offer half day and full day conference packages and have 18 luxury accommodation guest rooms, so depending on the size of your group, delegates can be accommodated either on a single or twin share basis including dinner, bed & breakfast.
Portion 28, Boschkop, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng
013 932 8000
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Situated just 20 minutes outside of Pretoria near the Hennops River, River Place offers two conference venues – the smaller of which can comfortably accommodate 25 delegates classroom style or fewer (if desired) in a boardroom style layout. The River View Venue offers 270-degree views of the river and the surrounding hills and the venue has the added benefit of 19 exclusive stone-clad cottages, enabling delegates to stay over. For a bush type conferencing experience, River Place has a number of breakaway spots along the ravine on the property as well as a 50-seater rock amphitheatre making for versatile conferencing options. They have a riverside pool which can be used for exclusive cocktail functions as well as a well-renowned restaurant on site – Al Fiume – ensuring all your event requirements can be accommodated.
No. 18, R511 Road, Hennops River Valley
079 886 9827
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CASTELLO DI MONTE
Castello di Monte is a Tuscan-styled five-star guest house situated in Waterkloof Ridge. Situated on the ridge with tall walls and large copper gates, delegates will feel as though they’ve been transported into an Italian Villa. With conference facilities large enough for 25 guests (seating layout dependent), Castello di Monte is a perfect option for a small, exclusive delegate group. Conference packages can be customised according to your requirements and screens and projectors are available on request. With seven luxury rooms, a Honeymoon Suite and a Presidential Suite for VIP guests, this venue will ensure that delegates are treated like royalty. With seven dining areas, rooftop chess as well as a sauna and steam room, an overnight stay at Castello di Monte may feel more like a luxury than a work excursion!
402 Aries Street, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria
012 346 6984
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