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Our first Corporate Retreat at Eleven Eighty

Recently we had the pleasure of hosting the business Talent Web Recruitment at Eleven Eighty.  Talent Web contacted us looking for a space which could host their beginning of year “sales kick off” for a team of 30 people.  They were looking for a venue which could accommodate the Directors staying on site, accommodation off site but close by for the sales team, a large room to conduct their conference, catering for 30 people, entertainment and a team building challenge.  Could we help?  We were up for the challenge.

Day one saw the Directors arrive and enjoy an informal lunch under the pergola.  The weather gods were on our side and the group of 10 were able to stay in this space all afternoon to conduct their Directors meeting.  At 5.30,  business for the day was concluded and they migrated across the courtyard to our bar for a few well deserved pre dinner drinks.  For the evening we opted for a long table dinner served under the chandeliers in the barn.  Relaxed vibe, shared platters and maybe one too many bottles of decent red wine summed up the evening!

Day 2 and everyone was up early to ensure things were set up to welcome the rest of the sales team who were to arrive by coach from Sydney that morning.  Again we had beautiful blue skies and a predicted 32 degree day ahead (thank goodness we had checked the forecast and our wonderful electrician had come to our aid the day before to install two huge 2 meter fans in The Old School Hall).

After coffee and morning tea a very excited team entered the Old School Hall to start their sales conference.

Lunch was served on the veranda by The Monkey Express and people had some time out to explore the gardens, street art and buildings.  The savvy few found the air con on in the train carriage and chilled there until it was time to be back in the hall to complete their conference.

At 5pm, with presentations complete, the team were driven to their accommodation in Berry to check in and get changed, giving us the perfect opportunity to set up for dinner and to bring out the courtyard games.  With such a beautiful evening we went with alfresco dining in the courtyard, once again catered by the Monkey Express.  The feedback on the set up for dinner and the food was incredible.  Add in the talented Greg Townley on guitar and it all set the scene for a magical night.

Day 3 saw a few sore heads but lots of smiles.  The Directors cooked up the bacon and eggs on the bbq and I tested out my newly found barista skills on the coffee machine.  All went well as long as no one wanted anything more creative than a short black or a flat white!  A quick wrap up and the bus arrived to take the team to Tree Tops in Nowra.  An overwhelming majority of the guys had never experienced zip lining before (our chosen team building and “push you out of your comfort zone” activity for the retreat).  There were a lot of nerves, a possible panic attack (Rob!) and lots of adrenalin.  When we met up with the team again for the last lunch in Berry before carriages back to Sydney the vibe was incredible.  So many people had faced and overcome their fears.  The team was buzzing and the experience had bonded them.  A lot of happy but tired bodies climbed onto the buses home.

What a success!  Our maiden voyage into the land of corporate retreats proved what we had already suspected in that Eleven Eighty is a fantastic space to offer business teams something really special and totally different to what they have experienced before.  It was a lot of hard work in planning and bringing these 3 days to life but it really paid off.  The reviews from the guys and the fact that they want to book again in July, made it all worth while.

I recently spent two days at Eleven Eighty with a group of colleagues. Such a beautiful and unique experience and property.

A big shout out to Clare and Richard for your great hospitality. You really couldn’t do enough for us. I hope to return in the near future!

 

 

Eleven Eighty is such a unique and magical venue! We hosted a corporate retreat recently and our guests were literally blown away. The decor is sublime, the food from Monkey Express far exceeded expectation and the ambiance is electric. I cannot recommend it highly enough and can’t wait to get back there!

 

 

What a fantastic venue! The design is unique with a charming personality that shines through in every detail. Richard and Clare were the epitome of hospitality, making us feel right at home with their warm welcome and impeccable attention to detail.

I can’t wait to return to this hidden gem and soak up its amazing atmosphere once again.

 

We have proved  that the flexibility of the grounds, the versatility of the buildings (The Old School Hall, The Barn, The Train Carriage) our relationships with caterers and “experience providers” that we have in place on the South Coast make Eleven Eighty an incredible base and experience for corporates looking to reward and bond their teams with…..well….something just a little different.  Contact clare@eleveneighty.com.au to discuss your businesses goals and bespoke needs for your next corporate retreat.

 

 

 

 

 

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We just had the most magical wedding here – 10/10 venue!!! We cannot speak more highly of our experience! Amazing hosts and team, with exceptional attention to detail. There are so many incredible places for photos (but also the photos don’t do it justice!) and the whole ambience really contributed to our wedding. It was amazing being able to stay at the property for the weekend. We absolutely loved it and could not recommend it more!

Jess D

The unique venue catered for our family requirements and beyond with many personalised details. Every part of the venue was utilised from the train carriage, the on-site accomodation, through to the beautifully decorated bar and iconic tree swing.

Our wedding getaway consisted of 3 days and 2 nights surrounded with loved ones onsite. We enjoyed great company, good food, fun lawn games, and created many wonderful memories. The venue was perfect for our needs. It was kid and dog friendly, spacious, clean, offered many entertainment spaces, and felt like a home away from our home.

We cannot thank Reanah enough for her support and recommendations. We are so grateful to have engaged such talented vendors who went out of their way to make our day special, thank you so much!

Stacey and I highly recommend Eleven Eighty.

Paulina Acuna

I am in love with Eleven Eighty! Such a great DIY venue with accommodation, a well thought-out layout with different spaces hosting such an eclectic vibe to truly bring out your personality. The Owners & staff are so incredible to work alongside and we love planning & coordinating there. The courtyard is to die for!

Jess – Planned By Page

What a stunning venue, the way the light filters through the surrounding trees into the courtyard in the afternoon is just something else. They have thought of everything here you will need to make your wedding day perfect. Beautiful spaces to get ready in, the most divine settings for your reception and stunning photo opportunities, Eleven Eighty has it all.

Lean and Lens Photography

From the moment you enter Eleven Eighty you will be swept up by its character and charm. It really is a wonderland of the unexpected, every turn you take leads you to something more to be discovered. So many incredible options within this special property. The team have worked tirelessly to restore this historical venue with so much love and care.

Candice Seymour

Eleven Eighty has to be the best venue on the south coast for a funky lux wedding or to be honest, any event that you need to be seriously special. The place is like a treasure trove filed with beautiful thoughtfully curated objects and super styled so that every different area is truly unique. There are so many gorgeous settings all just perfectly put together. The vintage train carriage blew me away.

Gaynor Tracey

We fell in love with Eleven Eighty because it’s a super unique venue. We knew we wanted something a little less traditional with a cool, relaxed party vibe and felt that Eleven Eighty really delivered on this. We especially love the courtyard and alfresco dining aspect of the venue and the rustic vibe of the bar.

Rachel Appleby

WOW! An absolute sensory overload from the moment you pull into the driveway, there’s is sooo much to take in! Interesting, eclectic, full of character, it’s almost too much! It’s FANTASTIC! Love it! Just spent 3 nights there for New Years celebrations and what a brilliant time was had, the venue is perfect stage to have an incredible gathering.

David Annett

After visiting Eleven Eighty I was amazed by the effort that was put into every detail to truly capture the unique character and beauty that it has. The owners and manager were very friendly and went above and beyond to accommodate our upcoming event. We are all super excited!!!!

Kylie Brown

Love this beautiful property! Ticks all the boxes for an ideal wedding venue and such a lovely space to style, the courtyard is magical at night to dine and dance under. We love it!

The Wedding and Event Creators

I went to an event at Eleven Eighty, I felt like I was transported back in time. Full of character and history with all the different parts to explore and have fun. It was an unforgettable experience and I look forward to the next time.

Lucy Brown

The most idyllic, tranquil setting that makes you feel relaxed the minute you get there! The property is tastefully decorated, the team are so friendly and the facilities are awesome. Highly recommend it!

Michelle Rubinstein

Grounds of Alexandria meets Soho House meets Alice in Wonderland…… Wow! How did we not know about this place? So incredibly beautiful with hidden treasures and unexpected plot twists around every corner. Riddled with character, old world charm and modern luxury, I really can’t think of an event space that has as much wow factor as this did.

Angie Laxton

We have booked our special day here. We were looking for a venue that could show our personalities, and Eleven Eighty has plenty of that! It is so cute wherever you look. Reanah is super friendly and easy to talk to. She has taken our special day as hers and was super helpful with info and suppliers. I’m so excited about our wedding and spending it here with our families!

Vanessa Vernazza

“We had our wedding at Eleven Eighty in November and it was truly the most magical experience for us and also for all of our guests. The grounds and venue are simply beautiful. Everything is so well maintained and the attention is second to none!”

Phil & Sue - Sydney

“I facilitated a corporate away day for a Sydney-based team, and found the historic and quirky venue was a great experience, with all we needed for a productive and creative day included – even lawn games for brain breaks and team building!”

Anthony - Berry

“An out-of-the-ordinary South Coast getaway with lovely hosts Richard and Clare. They were extremely welcoming and ensured we were well looked after, helping us arrange a private chef and visits to the local attractions.”

Liat Gould - Sydney

“There are some amazing quirks on this property that we absolutely loved; the converted train carriage was fantastic! The house was immaculate and Clare and Richard are amazing, down to earth hosts – we felt well looked after from start to finish.”

Mark Hatnean - Sydney

“Fantastic, a touch of class with an oldy worldy feel. Perfect to escape the city, do nothing at all or go all out and fill your weekend with wineries, ziplining, kayaking and more. Did I mention there’s a train carriage in the garden?!”

Jay Hobson - Sydney
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