ONE OF THE Central Coast’s best known tourist attractions, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures has opened their recently completed Valley Events Centre at Glenworth Valley.
The spectacular Valley Events Centre features function, conference and restaurant facilities with breathtaking valley views over two levels. The atmosphere of the Valley Events Centre is contemporary Australian with a country feel with interior decorators Luchetti Krelle engaged to create a stylish and timeless ambience.
The all-weather Events Centre has a seating capacity of 400 guests and addresses a critical gap in the market for the region.
It will secure more conference groups, team building, sporting events and international groups in both peak and off peak seasons throughout the year.
The centre will also help establish new markets for Glenworth Valley with conferencing and glamping.
Chief Executive Officer, Mary Rayner said “The exquisite Centre took almost 18 months to complete and features locally sourced Australian hardwoods, along with spotted gum beams, polished concrete floors and an extensive use of glass to capture the expansive valley vista.”
The cost of the Centre was four million dollars and it was built with the assistance of $500,000 from the Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF), which is managed and administered by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Scot MacDonald, Member of the Legislative Council and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Central Coast officially opened the Centre last month. Mr MacDonald congratulated owner Barton Lawler and his family along with their staff for having the confidence to make the investment.
“The NSW Government remains committed to supporting regional tourism marketing and product development through the Regional Tourism Fund, replacing the Regional Visitor Economy Fund which supported this facility at Glenworth Valley”.
“On top of that, the NSW Government has also announced record funding for a new Regional Flagship Events Program”, he said.
Glenworth Valley was acquired by the Lawler Family, who owned Blue Lagoon Beach Resort at Bateau Bay, in 1972.
Comprising 3,000 acres the property was initially developed as a horse riding business and with 200 horses is the largest business of its kind in Australia. In recent years Events Centre opens at Glenworth Valley TOUR I SM N EWS
Glenworth Valley has expanded to include outdoor adventure activities including camping, quad biking, abseiling, kayaking and laser skirmish activities.
With the opening of the Valley Events Centre the property will now be hosting corporate and private functions and weddings.