Win with Avianto Conference Centre in Muldersdrift, Gauteng

Conference venue Muldersdrift Gauteng

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The VENUE PAGES is happy to announce a new competition, this time, sponsored by the magical AVIANTO VILLAGE AND HOTEL in the Muldersdrift region of Gauteng!

It’s easy to win. Read this informative article on this magnificent venue, answer the simple question below, submit this to us by leaving your answer in the comments section and voila! you could be the winner ! We will draw one lucky winner on 30 August, 2013.  Remember to hit the like or tweet button too.  If you want to get notified of new competitions in future click on follow this blog on the top right.

BACKGROUND

Avianto is a well established, highly regarded events destination that has become one of Johannesburg’s most popular conference venues and wedding venues, offering luxury accommodation in a peaceful, country setting near Muldersdrift.

Guests are ensured of 5-star treatment at this up-market venue with exceptional standards in all areas.

Conference venue Muldersdrift Gauteng

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The grounds are ideal for team building if this forms part of your agenda.

LOCATION
Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River and surrounded by the Zwarkoppies hills and The Cradle of Humankind nestles this awesome, European-inspired village, set in a relaxed environment; a home-from-home and the perfect conference destination.

Conference venues within this beautiful Village include several variations of venues many of which can be sized according to your needs. The maximum seating capacity in the largest venue is approximately 200.

Conference venue Muldersdrift Gauteng

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Avianto’s professional and experienced events management team will create the perfect ambience for your next event with efficient yet unobtrusive service, attention to detail being of the utmost importance.

Accommodation rooms in the hotel in the Avianto village are set slightly apart from the main function venues comprising 34 rooms, which include 29 luxury rooms and 5 suites, beautifully and individually appointed and have been designed to connect people for the duration of their stay – not separate them into numbered boxes filled with their escape mechanism of choice.

The village by design makes each guest individual, living in a personal space with its own character and yet intrinsically part of a community, a team. This is a subtle but important message to attract conferences for, after all, team bonding is an essential ingredient to any conference or seminar.

Conference venue Muldersdrift Gauteng

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UNIQUE TEAM BUILDING ….. In addition to Avianto’s large repertoire of team building activities, is AVIANTO’S “READY, STEADY, COOK” AND “POTJIE COOK-OFF” (aka Master Chef Avianto), a new and unique addition to their team building activities. This has taken off like wild-fire and ensures the desired result of team-work, support, fun and the spirit of oneness.

This is an experience facilitated by the Executive Chef and his talented and competent team. While creativity is a great part of this event, your team will also have the opportunity to relax, unwind and use their ingenuity both in cooking their own meals and producing a “Ready, Steady, Cook” feast! All the while learning to communicate and bond as a team.

Several different scenarios are on offer. The most popular being the “Mystery Meal Cook-Off” where each team is supplied with a mystery packet of ingredients. Teams are given a few minutes to exchange ingredients with one another and then they have to create a mystery meal using the ingredients supplied. The real test comes in the actual preparing of the various dishes, as well as how the plates for each course are garnished and presented. Teams are judged on taste and presentation of the meal, and their teamwork.
Avianto’s newly built Boma area, hosts a “Potjie Dinner” teambuilding event also facilitated by their creative Chef. This activity is an excellent combination of teambuilding and the preparation of a meal. Potjie pots, fires and ingredients are provided and teams are given the task of cooking a potjie to the judges’ liking. To make it more fun, why not add a “Cocktail Challenge” to the mix? Teams will have to invent a new cocktail which includes mixing and naming the drink. Judging is based on taste, presentation, originality and teamwork.

Competition Corner:

This month, The Venue Pages Blog is running a competition for all readers to enter and the prize for the lucky winner, whose name will be drawn on 30 August is a one night stay for two adults, on a bed and breakfast basis at this haven in the country, plus a lovingly prepared picnic basket for lunch on the Saturday. Don’t miss this opportunity; follow our Blog until the draw takes place. Simply answer the question below, leave your answer in the comments section and hit the like or tweet button if you like this post and Voila! you could be the winner ! Good Luck !

HOW MANY LUXURY ROOMS DOES AVIANTO VILLAGE OFFER?

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Stand a chance to win a weekend for 2 to Avianto, a Village made in Heaven

Conference venue Muldersdrift

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The Venue Pages Blog is running a competition for all readers to enter and the prize for the lucky winner, whose name will be drawn on the 25th August, is a weekend for two adults, on a bed and breakfast basis to Avianto, a Village Made in Heaven.  It will include a lovingly prepared picnic basket for lunch on the Saturday. Don’t miss this opportunity; follow our Blog until the draw takes place to keep up-to-date with how many entries we receive! All you will be required to do is to answer an easy question:

How many accommodation rooms does Avianto have?

The answer to this question can be found in this post or you can click here to find it easily.  Leave your answer in the comments section of this post.

Conference venue Muldersdrift

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AVIANTO

Avianto is a well established, highly regarded events destination that has become one of Johannesburg’s most popular conference venues and wedding venues, offering luxury accommodation in an un-hurried, peaceful area in Muldersdrift, secure and immaculate offering exceptional standards in all areas and ample outdoor space for team building.

Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River and surrounded by the Zwarkoppies hills and The Cradle of Humankind you will find this awesome, European-inspired village, set in a relaxed environment; a home-from-home and the perfect conference destination.

Conference venues within this beautiful Village include several variations of venues many of which can be sized according to your needs. The maximum seating capacity in the largest venue is approximately 200.

Avianto’s professional coordinators and experienced events management team will create the perfect ambience for your next event with efficient yet unobtrusive service, attention to detail being of the utmost importance.

Accommodation rooms in the hotel in the Avianto village are set slightly apart from the main function venues comprising 34 rooms, which include 29 luxury rooms and 5 suites, individually appointed and have been designed to connect people for the duration of their stay – not separate them into numbered cubicles filled with their escape mechanism of choice.

The village by design makes each guest into an individual, living in a personal space with its own character and yet intrinsically part of a community, a team. This is a subtle but important message which will contribute positively to any corporate brainstorm and team bonding process.

UNIQUE TEAM BUILDING ….. In addition to Avianto’s large repertoire of team building activities, is AVIANTO’S “READY, STEADY, COOK” AND “POTJIE COOK-OFF” (aka Master Chef Avianto), a new and unique addition to their team building activities. This has taken off like wild-fire and ensures the desired result of team-work, support, fun and the spirit of oneness.

This is an experience facilitated by their Executive Chef and his talented and competent team. While creativity is very much part of this event, your team will also have the opportunity to relax, unwind and use their ingenuity both in cooking their own meals and producing a “Ready, Steady, Cook” type feast! All the while learning to communicate and work as a team.

A number of different scenarios are on offer. The most popular being the “Mystery Meal Cook-Off” where each team is supplied with a mystery packet of ingredients. Teams are given a few minutes to exchange ingredients with one another and then they have to create a mystery meal using the ingredients supplied. The real test comes in the actual preparing of the various dishes, as well as how the plates for each course are garnished and presented. Teams are judged on the taste and presentation of the meal, as well as their teamwork.

Avianto’s newly built Boma area, hosts a “Potjie Dinner” team building event facilitated by their Chef. This activity is an excellent way to combine teambuilding with the preparing of a meal. Potjie pots, fires and ingredients are provided and teams are given the task of cooking a potjie to the judges’ liking. To make it more fun, why not add a “Cocktail Challenge” to the mix? Teams will have to invent a new cocktail which includes mixing and naming the drink. Judging is based on taste, presentation, originality and teamwork.

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION WITH AVIANTO FROM A MONDAY TO A THURSDAY AND RECEIVE INCREDIBLY DISCOUNTED RATES

Packages available from ONLY R 295-00 PER person depending on number of guests booked.
Package includes: Venue hire min 40 guests
Barmen and Waiters
Plated or Buffet menu option 1
(other choices available at a small surcharge)
Welcome drinks on arrival
R 1000-00 Avianto rental stock

Contact one of our friendly coordinators on 011 668 3000 or email marissa@avianto.co.za or gladys@avianto.co.za

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY:
Excludes days preceding a public holiday & public holidays • Applies to corporate functions only
Does not apply to weddings • Subject to availability • Valid until 31st December 2012
FROM 40 -150 GUESTS @ R 305.00 PER PERSON
150 + GUESTS @ R 295.00 PER PERSON

Article written by Rosalie Howard, The Venue Pages.

Organising a Conference – Part 2

Delegates at the conference Some of the delega...

Delegates at the conference Some of the delegates at the first Geograph Conference (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ORGANISING A CONFERENCE PART 2

In this 2nd week’s article we will cover location and dates when sourcing a conference venue.  Location and dates go hand in hand as most of the points to note depend on each other.

Part 1 of this series can be found here https://venuepages.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/organising-a-conference/

Should readers want info or articles published on specific areas, please feel free to contact the writer and these will be considered.

LOCATION AND DATES FOR YOUR CONFERENCE

Week 2

Location and dates

Some points to note when considering the location and the dates of your conference are: –

a)      How will delegates be commuting to the conference venue?  If delegates will be driving, take into consideration driving time to avoid delegates arriving late.  The programme or agenda should take this into account and be drafted accordingly.

b)      If the host of the conference will be transporting delegates to and from the conference venue, call for quotes from transport companies or in-house transfers to budget accordingly to get delegates to and from the venue timeously.

c)       If delegates will be arriving and departing by air, take into account the frequency of flights on airlines to and from the destination.  Some conference venues in South Africa have limited flights which may be more expensive than other destinations.  They may also not run on, say for instance a Sunday, which will result in delegates staying an extra night or arriving a day early.   Take this into account when setting your dates to ensure that you have a decent turnout at your conference.

d)      Check what other conferences are taking place at the same venue or at the same destination as yours.  Often delegates need to book their own accommodation and if many conferences are taking place simultaneously at the same destination (i.e. Sandton), hotel rooms may be in short supply and priced slightly higher than normal.  Also commuting to the conference centre may be difficult if the conference overlaps with others at the same time in the same destination or venue.

e)      It is always advisable to view the venue before confirming a reservation.  Most hotels or conference venues in South Africa will gladly invite you on a site inspection to view their facilities and experience their service first hand.  You should take up this offer in order to see, first-hand, what the food, the facilities and the service is like to ensure that your delegates will be comfortable and that the venue will work for your conference.

f)       Take into account the time of year your conference will take place and the climate at that time, in that region, and advise delegates accordingly.  You may be planning a lot of outdoor activities and it won’t help if it is the rainy season.  Or you may be planning to do some white water rafting and it won’t help if it is cold.

g)      Take into account school holidays.  The venue may be a popular holiday destination and you may find that it is noisy and very busy with holiday makers.  Rates may be higher too.

h)      Some venues, in some areas, insist that you book for the whole weekend as they are primarily a leisure establishment.  Try and change location or ensure that you are not setting dates over a weekend if this will cause a problem.

i)        At the end of the day it is common sense, but I hope that this article will have given you at least one point to consider that you had not considered when setting dates and location for your conference.

In next week’s article we will cover catering for your delegates.  In the meantime please feel free to comment and ask questions which may not have been covered in this article.

Avianto – A village made in heaven

Surrounded by the Zwartkoppies, on the banks of the Crocodile River just half an hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria, rests Avianto.

A European-inspired village that has established itself as a creative stimulus for gorgeous wedding celebrations, focused team-building conferences, glittering functions and intimate getaways.

Avianto consists of our Village Hotel, the well-known Banquet Hall with its charming and beautiful non-denominational Chapel, a magnificent Ballroom, the Fireside Room for a more intimate function, and the state-of-the-art Conference Centres, consisting of six separate conference rooms and a lounge.

A magnificent Qolf Course and Club House and newly built Cafe Cielo complete the picture.

Tweet this page http://www.venuepages.co.za/cgi-bin/venuepages/search.pl?Gauteng:more:16 and stand a chance to win a weekend away for two to Avianto.