Are you on the lookout for a venue away from the inner-city grind? Here’s a guide to one of the best the Mornington Peninsula has to offer.
Getting away from metropolitan Australia can mean sacrificing options for the sake of finding a destination with an identity of its own. That’s not the case at RACV Cape Schanck Resort.
With eight meeting and function areas, including two large-format rooms with an abundance of natural light and a 250-seat theatre style conference room, the resort offers a range of flexible conference facilities for event planners.
But aside from its events offerings, RACV Cape Schanck Resort should be considered a venue for those seeking an inspirational destination away from the inner-city, set amid some of Victoria’s best scenery.
Although it feels a lot further from the city, with the smell of clean sea air and plenty of greenery all around, the drive to RACV Cape Schanck Resort is surprisingly only 90 minutes or so.
The resort is positioned on a headland overlooking Bass Strait and hedged by the Mornington Peninsula National Park. All facilities are directed to the north, with views either over the golf course, towards Port Phillip Bay, or to the south and west overlooking Bass Strait.
And while the resort has been extremely well received by guests since re-opening in 2018, it is also beginning to be awarded with a steady flow of recognition.
Kane Constructions, who built the structure, was recently awarded Master Builder of the Year at the 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards. Furthermore, one of the resort’s three food and beverage outlets, Cape, was recognised with a ‘hat’ in the Good Food Guide Awards 2020.
So far, the feedback from guests has been equally as congratulatory. From the 100,000 that have stayed in the resort since its reopening in 2018, 85 per cent rated their experience an eight out 10.
To the delight of your delegates, events can be catered by the award-winning team at Cape or one of the facility’s other food and beverage outlets. These teams can tailor menus for small working lunches, three-course meals, or anything in between for more than two hundred guests at a time. Special dietary requirements can also be catered, and resort is also home to a 90-seat restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In terms of accommodation, RACV Cape Schanck Resort features 204 rooms, each with stunning views that will wow your delegates.
These include 99 Superior rooms, 10 Deluxe, six Deluxe Corner, four Spa Suites, and one Peninsula Suite. Pre-existing accommodation includes 48 Ocean View rooms, four two-bedroom Ocean Villas, eight two-bedroom Golf Villas, and four three-bedroom Golf Villas.
All villas can also be sold as individual bedrooms with the option of a shared lounge.
Away from conferences or events, the resort’s natural environment, 18-hole, par 70 championship golf course and onsite recreational facilities present delegates with a host of opportunities for unwinding, either in their free time, or as part of team building or wellbeing activities.
Other onsite recreation facilities include tennis courts, heated pool, table tennis, mountain bikes and a four-kilometre jogging track.
Visitors to Cape Schanck Resort can also indulge in a treatment at One Spa, a designed space that offers a personalised treatment menu, including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, make-up services, waxing, skin and body treatments, and a hammam bathing space.