Summer Days: 7 event ideas perfect for your next work function

A classic high tea experience, a tropical cocktail party and one-on-one time with a sommelier in a secret wine cellar, end-of-year work events are anything but ordinary with RACV Resorts.

Feeling the pressure of planning your office Christmas party? Trying to find a unique venue for a summer work function? We’ve done the hard work for you by putting together a shortlist of summer work event ideas that are guaranteed to please.

Barbecue with a view

Summer represents a golden opportunity to make the most of warm temperatures and abundant sunshine by holding your next work function outdoors. A relaxed private barbecue on RACV Torquay Resort’s Spring Creek Terrace offers ocean and golf course views, while cocktails and canapes on the Great Ocean Road Terrace is a more upscale option. Either way, summer is the ideal time to revel in Torquay’s fresh sea breezes and stunning vistas.

Private wine cellar experience

Located in the heart of Melbourne, the RACV City Club’s convenient location makes it a winner for end-of-year functions. Home to a wine cellar which can be booked for private events, guests can enjoy an intimate food and wine experience hosted by a knowledgeable sommelier. Dramatic vaulted ceilings, wine racks stacked with top drops and a handcrafted Huon pine dining table makes for a luxurious private function space guaranteed to impress.   

RACV City Club Wine Cellar

Fun and games on the coast  

Work events don’t have to be stuffy, formal occasions, especially during the carefree days of summer. At the RACV Inverloch Resort, guests can challenge each other to pool, table tennis or classic arcade games like Daytona in the Recreation Room with a buffet providing a spread of summer eats. A great choice for a fun-filled office Christmas party or end-of-year off-site break with the team, RACV Inverloch Resort’s Gippsland location is easily accessible from the city but feels a world away from the buzz of Melbourne.

Next level private dining

Looking for a special spot to host your next end-of-year client dinner or Christmas function? For an event with X-Factor, the new RACV Cape Schanck Resort’s exclusive Peninsula Suite delivers. Offering sweeping ocean views, plush furnishings, impeccable service and tailored menus that showcase the Peninsula’s renowned producers, an intimate dinner in the Peninsula Suite will make a lasting impression.    

Garden Par'Tea at RACV Royal Pines Resort


Classic garden party

The Gold Coast’s RACV Royal Pines Resort is the ultimate destination for a refined high tea experience hosted on the well-manicured Podium Lawns. The resort’s popular Garden Par’Teas are all about elegance. Featuring white napery and matching chairs, sparkling wine, pretty floral centrepieces, finger food and loose leaf tea and espresso coffee served in delicate teacups and saucers, a summer garden party is a way to make your next corporate event a truly memorable one.

Country Club Experience

Only an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD, the country air, rolling hills and birdsong of Healesville make it a popular getaway destination. The perfect spot for an evening cocktail reception, daytime networking event, pre-Christmas lunch or special breakfast event, the iconic Gazebo at RACV Healesville Country Club is an alfresco event space with a difference. Surrounded by the scenic mountain ranges of the Yarra Valley, the Gazebo’s seasonal menus feature local produce from the likes of Yarra Valley Dairy, as well as house made sourdough, honey from the resort’s own swarm of bees and heirloom vegetables from the onsite kitchen garden.

RACV Healesville Country Club Gazebo


Tropical Celebration

Queensland’s balmy temperatures and relaxed approach to events make it the perfect spot to embrace open-air dining. Whether it’s an end-of-year work party or casual get-together with clients and partners, an event held underneath a giant tipi in the lush tropical gardens of RACV Noosa Resort is just the ticket. Keep it casual with drinks and canapes or opt for a sit-down meal – either way the RACV Noosa Resort’s tropical climate and lush gardens are made for outdoor entertaining.