Lake House, Daylesford VIC
It’s been a destination of choice for romantic weekenders for decades due to it’s quiet calm and indulgent offerings on the food, wine and spa front, but corporate groups too have quickly caught onto the peaceful allure of Lake House. One of the most awarded properties in Australia, Lake House was built and is operated by the Wolf-Tasker family since 1984.
Roughly 80 minutes from Melbourne and sitting on Lake Daylesford, Lake house has quickly earned a reputation for award-winning food, indulgent spa treatments and a unique sense of hospitality that’s rare to find.
“The team at Lake House provide a full-service approach,” says brand director, Larissa Wolf-Tasker. “Our mission is to set the benchmark for bespoke hospitality. So here you will find a dedicated group of industry professionals who are all concerned with putting on a successful event for you and your clients. We're known for great food and wine; so your delegates will expect to eat and drink well at our house on the lake; but we're also about delivering the best possible product with the utmost integrity.”
Culinary director, Alla Wolf-Tasker and her artist husband Allan built their restaurant on the shores of Lake Daylesford back in 1979 and from there have expanded it to become two hatted restaurant, cellar, luxury hotel, cooking school, day spa, artist studio and more.
An ideal location for corporate meetings, teambuilding days, product launches and executive retreats, the property features state of the art meeting and event services including the purpose-built Terrace Room which can be configured for anything from smaller, more intimate meetings to larger gatherings of 100 plus delegates.
There’s a private bar with open fireplace, open lounge areas and plenty of space for groups to spread out for breakout sessions or teambuilding activities.
“Lake House has been a destination for romantic weekends, rest and relaxation for more than 30 years. It's on every foodie bucket list in Australia and internationally... but the business side of Lake House is a bit of a ‘best kept secret’ for our corporate community, adds Larissa. “State of the art meeting spaces, additional rooms for breakouts, brainstorming or private conversations, audio visual aid and concierge facilities are all at your fingertips.”
“There are no limits to the opportunities on site at Lake House. We've had private tutorial in yoga, tai chi and martial arts on the lake shore, laughter yoga and group massage in the spa, culinary Olympics and cooking classes in The Cooking School. We've hosted glamorous black-tie feasts by candlelight; a gourmet picnic in the middle of the Wombat State Forest and more.”
When business is done, delegates can unwind in Lake House’s renowned Salus Day Spa before enjoying boutique style accommodation nestled amongst 6 acres of country gardens with immediate access to the lake shore, walking tracks and hiking trails into the Great Dividing Range.
While planners have a variety of dining options to choose from such as a casual gourmet BBQ to private cocktail party in the botanic gardens; a table in the 2 Chef’s Hat Lake House Restaurant is a must. Also a must, is the Cellar Door Private Dining area. Home to more than 10,000 bottles, it’s available for private dining and wine tastings. There’s also the new Waterfront Pavilion nestled just below the restaurant.
“There is no ideal size as such – however we do find that most groups at Lake House are from 20 to 30 delegates,” says Larissa. “They tend to be more senior board and management conferences or teambuilding for smaller teams.”
“Groups of this size can also take advantage of The Waterfront Pavilion for private dining – perhaps the most beautiful spot on the property – overlooking the lagoon and lake shore. “
Onsite, there are great activities for teambuilding and incentive experiences. If your delegates are wine lovers – a guided tasting in the private cellar is perfect. “Aside from Lake House, we also have Wombat Hill House,” says Larissa. “A pretty country style café in the heart of the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens in Daylesford. It's a beautiful garden setting and perfect for informal entertaining off-site.
“The newest addition to the stable is Dairy Flat Farm; our 38-acre regenerative farm which supplies much of the produce for the Lake House menus. On site there is also an olive grove, vineyard, Bake House and Private Lodge.”
“For groups wanting the ultimate in privacy and discretion; this 6-suite serviced Lodge is the perfect option for impressing recruits, investors or Board Members. A private helipad on site makes it easily accessible from Melbourne CBD or Essendon Airport.”
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