The rain held off and over 300 guests partied in the “Garden of Temptation” overlooking Sydney Harbour. With the Oprah circus packed off guests took advantage of this break in Sydney’s weather to enjoy the delights of the harbour forecourt of the Opera House.
Marlo Leighton from Divine Events created the Garden of Temptation using a pallet of predominantly red and green with a feature tree in the middle of the room that was adorned with hanging glass spheres with candles inside. And chef Simon Sandal supervised the stunning food displays.
The photo essay by Saffrine Nydegger (EventPix) tell the rest of the story.
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Joanna Cruickshank from NHM Entertainment coordinated golden cherubs, living statues and the appropriate serpent (although it wasn’t offering apples), while Wet Zelko rocked the dancefloor.
- Event Manager – Lisa Whelan (MEA)
- Entertainment manager – Joanna Cruickshank (NHM Entertainment)
- Organising committee – Christopher Lazzari (Merivale) and Janelle Anderson (IHG)
- Venue Manager – Tegan Burford (Opera Point Events)
- Venue and catering – Opera Point Events – Chef Simon Sandal
- Arrival cocktails – Martini
- Décor – Divine Events and Sydney Prop Specialists
- Staging – Staging Rentals
- Technical production – AV Rentals
- Entertainment – Wet Zelco and NHM Entertainment
- Photography – EventPix
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This event featured a plethora of door prizes – check out these lucky winners.
Suzanna Kenneally, Business Events Sydney = 1 nights accommodation at the Swissotel Sydney
Leanne Kai, Waterview in Bicentennial Park = 2 x guests for 2.5hr Morning Adventure Group Sail on Sydney Harbour onboard a Beneteau yacht, includes morning tea (by EastSail)
George Merkouris, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney = 1 night’s accommodation in a King Club Room at the ParkRoyal Darling Harbour Sydney. Includes valet parking, breakfast for 2 and canapés from 6-8pm served in the Orchid Club Lounge
Mark Bennedick of Sense Event Group = Star City prize of $200 dinner voucher & 1 nights accommodation
Frances Benforte, RSL & Services Clubs Association = $150 voucher for dinner & drinks at Cabana Bar & Lounge, North Sydney
Katie Puglisi, Panthers World of Entertainment = 1 nights accommodation for 2 in an Ocean View room including buffet breakfast for 2 at Novotel Manly Pacific
Elizabeth McKinnon, Constellation Hotel Group = Accommodation in a One Bedroom Deluxe Suite at Fraser Suites Sydney.
Christine Philips, ExpoNet NSW = $200 David Jones Voucher and a third page ad in mice.net magazine
Delwin Kriel, ETF = 1 night accommodation at Mercure Sydney with breakfast for two in a City view room.
Laura Allen, Dockside Group = 1 full day in the thinkPOD thanks to UNSW Venues & Events
Desiree Colombo, NHM Entertainment = 4 x tickets to the Christmas Eve Sydney Princess Cruise Party
Billie Wayman, Merivale. Prize = Two night stay in a King Spa room at Resort Chateau Elan in the Hunter Valley
Rachel Eddy, ETF = Buffet dinner for 2 in the Botanica Brasserie thanks to Sheraton on the Park
Kristi Sattlecker, Lateral Marketing & Management = Two tickets to Bon Jovi Concert thanks to Delaware North Companies