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Conferences & Corporate Events

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If you really want to make an impression at your next important business meeting, look no further than the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s Conference and Events Centre.  The Squadron is not just a venue, it’s a way of life, filled with history and tradition.  A venue that understands ethics, the importance of efficient time management and that can provide solutions to suit your business needs.

Located at Manly Harbour and only a short drive from Brisbane CBD, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron offers stunning panoramic views of Moreton Bay.  A Venue that is away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  

RQYS offers modern facilities in four different rooms allowing you to host any event, whether it’s a networking function, a five star Awards Dinner, a refreshing day in the bay with team building activities or a meeting in our tiered auditorium. Our professional and very efficient staff will be with you all the way during your event to ensure you are taken care of.  Presentation equipment is included in our package pricing and may consist of a lectern, data projector, screens and audio-visual systems to suit your needs. If required, there will be a whiteboard with pens close at hand and tables set up with water and mints to keep your guests refreshed.

Also on-site we have the Manly Marina Cove Motel, providing 4 star accommodation for you and your guests. 


Seminars, Conferences, Launches & Lectures 

Whether you’re planning an academic seminar, awards ceremony, networking event, business conference or corporate function, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is flexible, personal, professional and committed to making your event as memorable as possible.

Our auditorium is ideal for communications and presentation events of up to 97 guests.  Your speaker can enjoy the centre point of the room while ensuring that all delegates have a clear and comfortable view of the stage and screen.  The Girdis Room can accomodate large groups from 20-250 guests, with flexibility in setup styles, our team can offer theatre, boardroom, cabaret or banquet style events. With state of the art audio visual equipment the Girdis Room is perfect for all events from product launches, conferences, seminars, corporate dinners and black tie gala dinners.  For smaller groups, our Commodores Lounge is the perfect solution for board meetings, sales team training or intimate dinners. 

We welcome all members and non-members to enjoy our superb facilities.  Our committed staff will assist you from the initial meeting, through to the departure of your last guest.


Team Building

Why not try your hand at helming your own boat for the first time?  Get out on the water under the watchful eye of our Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron qualified instructors and in no time you can be steering your own course in the Moreton Bay.  A sailing session is an excellent event whether for staff team building or for corporate entertainment.  We can pitch the session at whatever level is appropriate depending on the abilities and needs of your guests.  The most popular format is a short period of instruction, followed by some competitive racing in the Bay under the supervision of our race management.


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Micropower – Chris Gory, National Business Solutions Manager
Dear Shawn
I would like to express my sincere appreciation for excellence in service and the high standards of conference facilities availed to Micropower during our recent conference at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.
Your Conference & Events Manager, Belinda Annan ensured our conference requirements were fully catered for and delivered well beyond expectation. The Commodore’s room was perfect for our presenter’s needs and prior to the event Belinda even sent me photos of the room set up to ensure our presenter was comfortable.
The transition to our lunch breaks in your restaurant was also commendable with all our meals ready upon our arrival. Furthermore; all conference attendees were overwhelmed with the quality of your food & beverage and friendly staff.
Congratulations Shawn a very positive experience!

Good Start Early Learning
Thank you very much for hosting our event over the last 2 days. The service you provided was excellent and we really loved the venue.  A special thanks to Belinda for all of your assistance.  Looking forward to having our next event with you.
Regards Janell Saverin

Lionel Hendy – Chartered Accountant
Belinda, we had an excellent night, thank you. Please thanks Simon and the rest of the team involved

Caroline Cox – Brisbane City Club Inc.
Dear Belinda,
I want to thank you and your team for making our day such a warm and enjoyable experience.
Our Woman of The Year function on the 13th was a celebration and thanks to you and your team for making it very enjoyable day. In my job I spend a lot of time organising conferences and events and I would have to say that your team were wonderful.  They were friendly, responsive and efficient.  Having just returned from a conference in New Zealand, I can tell you your team was fantastic. You left nothing for us to do but relax and enjoy the day…. and that we did.

Denise Neville – Corporate & Institutional Bank
Hi Belinda
I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you once again for making our event yesterday a resounding success.
Your professionalism and assistance throughout the entire day was very much appreciated by both myself and our Executive Team.
I have had nothing but positive feedback from our team around the venue, service, food quality and friendliness of the entire RQYS staff (please pass on our congratulations to everyone).
Hopefully we will be able to make this an annual event and utilise your venue once again.

Chris Gorry – Business Development Manager – Yacht Clubs and Marinas, Australia & New Zealand
Just wanted to say a big thank you for our very positive experience at our second conference at the Squadron.
Functions Manager, Belinda Annan gave us the 5 star treatment again and all attendees complimented RQYS on the service, food and sailing experience.

Sue Mazur – National Director – Coffee News Australia    
Hi Belinda
Can you please pass on my thanks to everyone – we absolutely loved it at RQYS and loved everyone – a very,very special bunch of people.
Thank you for all that you did for us as well – you’re exceptional!
Thank you!

Chris Gorry – Business Development Manager – Yacht Clubs and Marinas, Australia & New Zealand
Hi Shawn
Just wanted to say a big thank you for our very positive experience at our second conference at the Squadron.
Belinda Annan gave us the 5 star treatment again and all attendees complimented on the service, food and sailing experience (I’ve forgotten the name of our skipper but please pass on our thanks).
Best Regards

Jenny – Dawn’s Light
Hi Belinda,
Thank you very much for organising our Christmas Party last night. The food and decorations were all excellent and we had lots of positive feedback. All in all it was a great night.
Many thanks to you and the staff.
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.