Conferences & Events
Conferences & Events
The Garden Venue, while sophisticated, enjoys a strong country feel, spreading across 3 hectares of gardens with multiple conferences, banquet, meeting and boardrooms offering unique event spaces. Presenting freedom of choice, these internal and external spaces are ideal for all corporate events including conferences, seminars, networking, workshops, product launches, team building programs and parties including year-end functions. Whether you choose the Olive Tree Hide nestled under a cluster of ancient Olive trees, the Elephant Room or the Upper Seminar Room we are persuaded we have the best space for your conference or event. We also offer Accommodation Packages at The Garden Venue Boutique Hotel.
The Garden Venue is uniquely and conveniently located just 16km from Lanseria Airport and 16km from Sandton City. It’s an ideal conference centre and event space, boasting well-appointed conference and meeting rooms, ranging from intimate meeting and boardrooms that can comfortably accommodate 12 delegates through to our conference hall that can seat up to 450 delegates.
Our friendly staff, expansive gardens and our range of facilities and services induces business and relaxation to be thoroughly enjoyable. With our experience and professionalism, planning an event at The Garden Venue is an effortless process. Our event experts will work with you and guide you through every step of hosting a thriving event.
Whether you are planning an international conference or a small meeting, we have the capacity, flexibility and expertise to create a professional event that meets all your requirements.
At the Garden Venue we have unique feature break-away spaces, which allows for small discussion groups. Options include the Koi Pond Pavillion, the Lawn Terrace and the Hippo Corner.
It’s the perfect conference facility for strategic planning, training, team-building, workshops, product launches and year-end functions. Whatever the scope of your event, conference or seminar our conferencing team can manage all the requirements to make it a remarkable success.
We’re a favourite among event planners particularly because of our beautiful designer gardens. Our halls, rooms and spaces which are light and airy and enjoy exquisite garden views, can be hired on full day or half day packages and are ideal for multiple day programs too. Our experienced conference coordinators can assist from the initial planning stages right through to the successful execution of your event. The variety of rooms coupled with our unique garden break away spaces and expansive Koi ponds and decks, allows the Garden Venue to be a remarkably flexible venue for almost any conference, function or event.
Conference Room Capacity & Table Layouts
Please note that room capacity excludes patio spaces and reflects the maximum number of delegates. If additional set-up requirements include podiums, stages etc., it will reduce capacity.
Standard Half or Full Day Conference Packages Include:
- Data projector
- TV and DVD player
- White board/flipchart and pens
- Free wireless internet access
- Mints and water on the tables
- Note pads and pens on the tables
- Breakaway areas
- Arrival tea, coffee & light continental breakfast
- Mid-morning tea, coffee & snacks
- Mid-afternoon tea, coffee & snacks
- Back-up generator
- Secure parking
Optional Conference Extras Include:
- Breakfast buffet (English or continental)
- Lunch (finger snacks, buffet or plated)
- Dinner (finger snacks, buffet or plated)
- Sundowner cocktails & canapes
- Onsite & offsite accommodation
- Transport arrangements
- Team building program
Please note that each event can be tailor-made for your unique requirements.
Conferences and events can be held in multiple rooms and spaces:
Elephant Hall – The Elephant Hall, delighting in a neutral colour palette, is a thatch hall with expansive deck patios enjoying magnificent views for conferences and banquets. The Elephant Hall is typically hired in conjunction with the Koi Pond Pavilion. The Koi Pond Pavilion is an exquisite outdoor space with decking pavilions cantilevering over Koi ponds. It is the ultimate space for breakaway groups, whilst memorable sunsets offer the perfect opportunity for canapes and drinks to be enjoyed.
Olive Tree Hide – The Olive Tree Hide is a thatch conference room in an enviable position nestled under a grand old indigenous Olive. This exceptional space, ideal for smaller conferences and events, also offers a circular patio with wrap around exterior seating on the patio. It’s an intimate area, excellent for conferences, product launches and team building. The Olive Tree Hide is typically hired in conjunction with the Lawn Terrace. The Lawn Terrace, with pristine rolling lawns, is an ideal garden location for break-away groups or team building activities.
Upper Seminar Room – The Upper Seminar Room is an executive suite and is an excellent conference space with panoramic views towards Sandton. With its high pitched ceilings, loft-style atmosphere, neutral palettes and natural light, this meeting room can be utilised for all business, conference and meeting types.
Boardroom – This executive boardroom suite, with oval boardroom table and leather boardroom seats is ideal for smaller meetings and presentations.
At the Garden Venue, we charge a per person Venue Hire Fee, with minimum delegate quantities applying, depending on your day, time and selected venue. Please request our Conference Packages Rate Card.
Our chefs have created tailor made menu options to suite your conferences needs. We supply a cash bar. Our full menu selection is available on request, but here are some of our options:
- Conference Buffet
- Breakfast & Brunch Buffet
- Braai & Spit Braai
- Traditional Hindu/Vegetarian
For information and enquiries, or to set up an appointment to view our facilities, please contact us at +27 (0)11 795 0000 or send us an e-mail by filling out the form below.