Luna Park Venues Government & Association Sales Team Shines

By Luna Park Sydney Pty Ltd, 22 August, 2017


Luna Park Venues has a stellar reputation as a venue that can provide a high standard of event planning and delivery for the Government and Association sector. The Government and Association sales team includes Gary Manuel, Kristy O’Brien and their newest recruit Paul Ellis, who brings with him over 13 years experience in the events and sales space.

The team has hosted a variety of high profile and notable events in the Government and Association sector. Over the past 12 months the team has successfully hosted a number of complex and high profile events including AuSAF Drinks Association and the NSW Business Chamber State Tourism and Business Awards.

James Granter, General Manager of Sales said,  “coordinating events at this scale means that the Luna Park Venues team has to maintain a flexible and highly responsive approach to ensure guests have the most enjoyable experience possible.”

The team is currently working with the International Bar Association on a Luna Park exclusive event for later this year. The brief from the client was to incorporate an Australian produce menu encapsulating all regions of Australia with matching wines. Executive Chef, Mark Taylor, and his experienced team have assisted in crafting this unique menu. Taylor and his team have also recently refreshed the conference-catering menu, placing an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce, to cater for a wide variety of different tastes and styles to suit all occasions.

The success of the team has not gone unnoticed by industry insiders, having recently been nominated as a finalist in two categories, Best Function and Best Convention Centre Caterer at the RCA Catering Awards, as well as being nominated as a finalist in the Wedding Caterer category.

The success of the sales and events team has played a crucial role in the revenue generated across the whole of the Luna Park precinct.  Granter said “many people did not realise that 50% of the park’s revenue is earned from outside the theme park tickets.”

The venues team prides itself on their first class service.  “We work meticulously with clients to bring their events to life by providing unique event concepts and solutions to ensure all outcomes are met, from the budget all the way through to the guests’ experience on the day,” said Government and Association Team Manager, Paul Ellis.

He believes the variety of venues as well as the unique location has been a major reason for Luna Park Venues success. Government client Anthony Frangopoulous said, “The quality of service at Luna Park as a venue is first class. Its iconic location, flexible spaces and large areas are a real asset to Sydney’s business community.  What has really impressed me though is the quality of the catering and the professionalism of management and staff.  I’ve found that at both major events and more intimate business sessions … the product has been first rate.”

Source: Luna Park Sydney Pty Ltd