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How to make every occasion an event

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February 09, 2018

Event manager Vanessa Bronsgeest and assistant event manager Nadine Hession.

YOUR calendar is full, every weekend booked out until halfway through 2019.

The weekdays are filling up as well – fast.

Sound a nightmare?

Yes, it does. But to the events team at Tindarra Resort, it’s a dream come true.

Sitting on a gentle bend of the Murray River (and just a few minutes from Echuca’s iconic paddlesteamers), Tindarra is the ideal venue for weddings and receptions, corporate functions and special events.

And people from across the country are clamouring to claim a slice.

Manager Sean Goggin said the resort’s picturesque views of the Murray were a major drawcard.

“With our venues, we have worked to complement the natural surrounds by keeping them open to the beautiful views of the river,” he said.

“We don’t want people to be stuck inside four walls when there’s a view like that on their doorstep.”

Tindarra offers a range of flexible function areas to suit your event, no matter the size.

The 200-seat marquee is ideal for large-scale events, while the Riverside Bar and Function Centre can be modified to suit any occasion.

Event manager Vanessa Bronsgeest said there was a misconception Tindarra only catered for weddings.

“What people don’t realise is we are also popular for corporate events,” she said.

“Our corporate clients love that our location is different but we still deliver a professional event for their attendees.”

To date, Tindarra has been booked for conferences, training sessions, meetings, networking events and trade shows.

The venues feature Wi-Fi, AV equipment and alfresco break out areas, while in house catering by Two Tarts offer anything from morning tea to formal dinners.

Plus corporate guests don’t even have to leave the property – they can stay right on site in one of Tindarra’s pristine studio apartments.

While weddings are not the sole focus of Tindarra – the resort is certainly a hit destination for ceremonies and receptions.

“About 5 per cent of our wedding clients are local. The rest have travelled from across New South Wales and Victoria and as far as Darwin, Adelaide and Perth for a destination wedding,” Vanessa said.

“Our guests love having their wedding at Tindarra because they can have their family and friends stay the entire weekend.”

Tindarra is soon set to expand its venue offerings.

The resort has recently been approved to submit a building application for a permanent function centre.

Planned to be completed by the end of 2019, the new centre will be built in a barn style in keeping with Tindarra’s rustic feel.

Sean said the resort also hopes to install a pontoon on the adjacent riverbank by May.

“A lot of people don’t realise we’re the closest resort by river to the centre of town,” he said.

“This will allow boats and paddlesteamers to pull up. Once that’s completed, we’ll also open the bar up on Sunday afternoons so people can drop by for a drink.”

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