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Mice Net : October 2008
regional victoria Manor House, Woodman Estate. Together with its acclaimed restaurant and spa retreat its overall persona and welcoming environment transports you immediately to a feeling of calm and tranquility. Sitting amidst 50 acres of idyllic pasture and manicured gardens, overlooking a picturesque five-acre private lake, Woodman Estate’s elegance and tradition of luxury accommodation, indulgent spa retreat and acclaimed restaurant dining is a great option for corporate meetings. Indeed, The Age newspaper’s Matt Preston recently said it was “a strong challenger for the best boutique hotel in regional Victoria”. The estate’s dining areas overlook a floodlit lake and have delighted visitors since opening in 2003. Guests can choose between the formal dining room, an elegant a la carte brasserie and a delightful al fresco terrace, all overlooking the water. Headed up by master chef David Sarfaty, guests can choose from French to Italian to Asian- influenced dishes all made from local produce and wherever possible vegetables and herbs from the estate’s gardens. The estate’s accommodation combines all the elegance of a bygone era with the comfort and convenience of the modern day. Guests can choose from garden rooms and spa suites in the Lodge/Manor House or indulge in the Lakeside Chalets. The latter are the ultimate in luxury featuring a hand-carved mahogany four poster bed, marble ensuite and spa, open fire and an expansive deck overlooking the water. Woodman Estate’s dedicated spa facility offers complete relaxation packages for singles or twin treatments for couples. Massages, facials, mud wraps and array of spa treatments are all on the menu. Entrepreneurial manager, Rick Woodman and his wife Stephanie, hold long-standing relationships with their clientele and 10 years on in business it’s not hard to see why after a visit to Woodman Estate. Their welcoming environment and warm nature delivers an immediate aura of calm. Woodman Estate is just one hour from Phillip Island Fairy Penguins and a 90-minute drive to the Yarra Valley. There are more than 100 wineries within 20 minutes of the property as well as an abundance of golf courses and surf beaches. Visit www.woodmanestate.com for details. The City of Greater Shepparton is a Greater Place to be The City of Greater Shepparton is a fantastic place to visit. Only two hours north of Melbourne, the area features magnifi cent food and wine, beautiful countryside and waterways, glorious weather and all the attractions and activities you could imagine in a regional city. Greater Shepparton has a large number of venues ranging in size and location from small private venues for less than 10 through to our larger venues for more than 1,000 delegates. While in the region, take in the culture, fantastic shopping and eclectic foods, relax in one of the day spas after a hard day, Greater Shepparton offers an experience unlike any other. Contact our events team who know the region and its capabilities, a key to ensuring your next conference is a success. For a FREE copy of the new Greater Shepparton Conference & Events Planner please call: p: 0358 329 858 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.greatershepparton.com.au 108 mice.net