Two hundred special guests were greeted by French Champagne and uninterrupted water views as they enjoyed a glamourous evening on the waterfront hosted by GM Rob Von Hartitzsch and his executive team to unveil the stunning new addition to the resorts entertainment and event space – The Pavilion.  The architecturally designed Pavilion features a newly built Hampton’s inspired wedding chapel surrounded by lush tropical foliage and manicured lawns, generous private courtyard and formal gardens overlooking the bay on the northern side of the resort. Also on show was the newly built Executive Boardroom, resort guest rooms and poolside terrace.

Guests wondered through the grounds to the tunes of smooth jazz and sipped on cocktails from the alfresco Garden Bar. The event was attended by newly appointed PHMC Mayor Peter Besseling who congratulated General Manager Rob Von Hartitzsch and Director of the Taphouse Group Mr David Mattick on their commitment to the project, design and vision for their venues in Port Macquarie.

Executive Chef Kit Foe showcased his international cooking style with delicious canapes including Singapore King Prawns and Pork Belly and Apple Pancakes. Area Director of Sales & Marketing Kate Wood-Foye welcomed guests with a tribute to the dedicated Sails management team as well as the local tradespeople who created the new space under the careful guidance of Project Manager Stewart Tonkin. “Sails Resort has such a special place in people hearts – it is so exciting to see the completion of this key phase of the renovation. The Pavilion is truly a very special space for locals and visitors to enjoy. The project is a labour of love not only for our owners, General Manager and our Executive team but the many local trades people who have put months of effort into creating this exciting and unique space. We have no doubt that the venue will be a drawcard to region not only for brides and grooms but corporates and special event operators” The opening ribbon was officially cut by Taphouse Director David Mattick and Board member Graham and Brenda Barker who were a key part of the evenings proceedings.

Guests were further treated to a fiery surprise with an impressive fire performance in the Pavilion gardens complete with fire breathing and dance to cap off an exciting night. The versatile venue has already hosted its first wedding, with an impressive series of corporate celebrations and events booked in the coming months. General Manager Rob Von Hartitzsch is excited for the future of the venue “We have been inundated with enquiries since the completion of the build not only from brides and grooms but corporates and locals seeking a new and exciting venue for end of year events, conferences and private celebrations including naming days and birthday celebrations.  We are opening the doors for locals to come and view the Pavilion and encourage locals and visiting family and friends to make time to view this gorgeous new venue.”

The Pavilion will operate year round and will be a key feature to draw visitors to the destination.


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