Mantra Lorne

- Lorne, Great Ocean Road

Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC

Fast Facts

Venue capacity
600
Accommodation
277 Rooms
Resort Room
Heritage Hotel Room
1 Bedrooms
2 Bedrooms
Number of venue spaces
11
Access
147km - Tullamarine Airport
98km - Avalon Airport

Conferences at Mantra Lorne

Mantra Lorne offers premium accommodation and conference space at the start of the Great Ocean Road, ideal for your next business event or company retreat. It is the largest residential conference destination in regional Victoria and the only beachside resort in Lorne Village.

Built in 1864, this historical venue can provide up to 600 delegates with every modern convenience, as well as acres of landscaped gardens, tennis courts, private access to tranquil Lorne beach and a seasonal Garden Bar. Mantra Lorne’s combination of unique natural environment and 12 acres of manicured grounds create the perfect setting for team-building. The property’s preferred partners specialise in unique experiences which will be tailored to your desired outcome, either onsite or nearby. Whatever experience you are looking to arrange for your delegates, be they activities suiting the energetic adventurer or those wanting to be peacefully inspired, bring us your wish list.

Mantra Lorne Conference offer

Mantra Lorne's extensive facilities feature seven venue choices located on absolute beachfront, making every conference memorable.*Terms & Conditions apply.
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Conference spaces

One of the largest function spaces in regional Victoria, this purpose-built, pillarless convention centre seats up to 550 delegates theatre style , or 350 dinner guests.

  • Area (sqm) 528
  • Ceiling (m) 4.5
  • Theatre capacity 540
  • Classroom capacity 216
  • Cabaret capacity 264
  • U-Shape capacity 180
  • Banquet capacity 330
  • Cocktail capacity 600
  • Boardroom capacity 195

With floor to ceiling windows, this large area complements the convention centre for conferences requiring trade displays. Also ideal for cocktail events, refreshment breaks and lunch.

  • Area (sqm) 189
  • Ceiling (m) 4.5
  • Theatre capacity n/a
  • Classroom capacity n/a
  • Cabaret capacity n/a
  • U-Shape capacity n/a
  • Banquet capacity n/a
  • Cocktail capacity 189
  • Boardroom capacity n/a
  • Trade booths

The heritage-listed ballroom, built in 1864, features a pressed metal ceiling, stained glass windows and original wooden floors. A perfect gala dinner venue for up to 180 guests.

  • Area (sqm) 135
  • Ceiling (m) 3.9
  • Theatre capacity 300
  • Classroom capacity 110
  • Cabaret capacity 144
  • U-Shape capacity n/a
  • Banquet capacity 180
  • Cocktail capacity 300
  • Boardroom capacity n/a

Adjacent to the hotel lobby, these are the perfect secretariat rooms. Also ideal for board meetings, or combine both rooms to accommodate 50 delegates theatre style.

Metres from the beach, this truly beautiful space is available for outdoor dining, drinks, breakout sessions… or whatever your imagination stretches to.

  • Area (sqm) n/a
  • Ceiling (m) n/a
  • Theatre capacity n/a
  • Classroom capacity n/a
  • Cabaret capacity n/a
  • U-Shape capacity n/a
  • Banquet capacity 550
  • Cocktail capacity 800
  • Boardroom capacity n/a

With abundant natural light, this room is great for board meetings, training seminars, or dinner for up to 40 guests. Trifold doors open onto the seagrass lawn.

  • Area (sqm) 57
  • Ceiling (m)
  • Theatre capacity 55
  • Classroom capacity 18
  • Cabaret capacity 36
  • U-Shape capacity 25
  • Banquet capacity 40
  • Cocktail capacity 60
  • Boardroom capacity 30

Located within the heritage-listed Erskine House, both rooms offer natural light and high ceilings. Ideal for meetings of up to 50 delegates or breakout sessions.

  • Area (sqm) 79
  • Ceiling (m) 3.9
  • Theatre capacity 50
  • Classroom capacity 20
  • Cabaret capacity 36
  • U-Shape capacity 25
  • Banquet capacity 40
  • Cocktail capacity 80
  • Boardroom capacity 30

This private space features historic artworks and is an ideal dining area. It can also be used as a breakout room, or seat 120 delegates theatre style.

  • Area (sqm) 113
  • Ceiling (m) 3.9
  • Theatre capacity 120
  • Classroom capacity 63
  • Cabaret capacity 64
  • U-Shape capacity 40
  • Banquet capacity 80
  • Cocktail capacity 100
  • Boardroom capacity 45

An intimate room full of old world charm, tailored for intimate receptions seating 40 delegates banquet or 60 cocktail style.

  • Area (sqm) 54
  • Ceiling (m)
  • Theatre capacity 55
  • Classroom capacity 18
  • Cabaret capacity 36
  • U-Shape capacity 25
  • Banquet capacity 40
  • Cocktail capacity 60
  • Boardroom capacity 30

Step back into the 1880’s inside this beautifully preserved cellar, with its original vault door and exposed red brick. An atmospheric setting for your next event.


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Catering

Mantra Lorne offers onsite dining in our restaurant ‘The Larder’, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days. Overlooking rolling lawns, The Larder offers a warm and hearty menu of rustic Italian cuisine, made from locally sourced produce. Mantra Lorne can also deliver catering for any size conference or event – and in some imaginative ways. One out-of-the box catering offer is the ‘Farmer’s Larder Cart’, literally a moveable feast, where delegates build their own baguettes, salads or gourmet tapas plates from a range of meats, vegetables, salads and tasty condiments. Another is the Bulgarian BBQ, nicknamed "The Beast", an old plough converted into a spit roast, producing whole lamb, suckling pig and herbed whole chicken that smells as good as it tastes.

Accommodation

With superb facilities and a range of modern accommodation options, Mantra Lorne is the perfect location to unwind at the end of a busy conference day. Guests enjoy the best of event accommodation, room facilities and stylish furnishings with our modern Resort Rooms and Great Ocean Road Apartments, as well as Heritage Hotel Rooms with their old world charm. All rooms offer 4.5 star facilities including internet access, bar fridges and tea and coffee making facilities, making them the ideal choice for business guests. Our apartments also feature fully equipped kitchens. With room service, 24 hour reception, complimentary off-street parking, wheelchair access and the capacity to house 550 delegates; we’ve got you covered.

Experiences

In-house Activities

Mantra Lorne is an attraction in itself, with a day spa, putting green, croquet lawn, tennis courts and heated indoor pool – all available to your delegates.

Sea Kayaking

Easy to hire and even easier to learn how to use, kayaking is a great way for delegates to explore the area’s coastal nooks and crannies.

Hiking

There are many walks to choose from in the vicinity. Favourite destinations include the majestic Erskine Falls and the spectacular ocean views of Teddy’s Lookout.

St. Annie's Vineyard

Delegates can enjoy a wine tasting and pick up some special deals at the cellar door of this family-owned vineyard, with its gorgeous scenery and welcoming staff. .

Apollo Bay Aviation Flights

While in this beautiful part of the world, allow delegates time for an unmissable scenic flight over the 12 Apostles, leaving from nearby Apollo Bay.