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Conferences, Meetings and Events at Rydges


Sails Resort by Rydges has some exciting spaces to enjoy your next meeting or conference. Escape the hustle of the CBD and resort to a waterfront conference venue with some creative breakout and recreation spaces for your delegates. Conference delegates will enjoy  premium newly appointed resort guest rooms and suites with private terraces and balconies overlooking the resort grounds, gardens or waterfront complimented by the stunning new pool and poolside terrace.

Meet in one of our four well-appointed conference rooms catering for up to 120 guests with dinner and gala event facilities for up to 140 in our waterfront restaurant and bar. The resort is perfect for your executive retreat or a meeting to reinvigorate and refocus your team for the year ahead. Sails Resort has daily catering and conference packages from $39pp per day with dinner packages from $45 per person. Our conference coordinator will work with you and local providers to tailor a conference itinerary capturing the essence of Port Macquarie ensuring your conference is a success in and out of the meeting room.

Choose from the following spaces:
Macquarie Room
Hastings Room with private terrace
Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
Poolside Entertainment Terrace and Cabana Bar
All weather Pavilion with Private Formal Gardens  ( Due for completion in June 2016)



Stunning Waterfront Events Centre for 350 guests due for completion in December of 2016 – please contact our Conference team today for details…


Outside of the conference room your team can enjoy:

Cruising on the river via our private jetty
Wine tours and tastings at one of the six local wineries – Cassegrain Wines. Bago Vineyards, Innes Lake Vineyard & Rose Vineyard to name a few
Beer Tasting at one of the three local breweries – Black Duck, Wicked Elf or Hops & Tails
Learn to Surf
Paddle boarding & Canoeing
Yoga classes at the Resort
Go Karting
Cheese making
Abseiling and hiking in the hinterland


Escape to Sails Resort Port Macquarie for a stunning waterfront event with a difference.
Looking for a venue to impress and ensure success at your next event?

Sails Resort Port Macquarie offers an elegant coastal venue with a professional team, delicious menus, beautiful waterfront spaces and newly appointed guest rooms and suites to provide the perfect setting for your next special event or celebration. Nestled amongst the yachts on its own private peninsula this stunning waterfront resort is an idyllic location to create a unique coastal event that will leave a lasting impression upon your guests. Every event can be tailored to suit you special requests, from the initial inquiry to successful completion, our dedicated and experienced coordinators will work with you to ensure the seamless delivery of your event. Delicious food is at the heart of any celebration – you will be delighted with the range and quality of menus on offer at the resort featuring fresh regional produce matched with premium regional, Australian and International wines. Select for a full range of craft beers, ales, ciders and cocktails that can be teamed with canapes on the restaurant deck or around the pool and poolside entertainment terrace...

Our event team will work closely with you to create a menu to impress and delight your guests.

Be spoilt for choice with both indoor and outdoor venues utilising the best of this stunning waterfront location:

  • Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
  • Poolside Entertainment Terrace and Cabana Bar
  • The Point – an outdoor location perfect for cocktail parties, formal ceremonies, garden parties
  • All weather Pavilion with Private Formal Gardens  (Due for completion in June 2016)
  • Macquarie Room
  • Hastings Room with private terrace


COMING SOON:   Stunning Waterfront Events Centre for 350 guests due for completion in December of 2016 – please contact our Conference team today for details…


Sails Resort Port Macquarie  is undergoing a stunning transformation  with the construction of a waterfront event and reception venue for 350 guests, a Pavilion with private chapel and formal gardens to compliment the gorgeous resort rooms and suites.
Your guests can enjoy time relaxing by the pool, with champagne and canapes after a ceremony at our picturesque point or in the dedicated chapel.
From Dec 2016 guests will be able to view the exclusive event and reception ballroom for bookings in 2017.
Contact us today for our 2017 packages.
Sails Wedding 2016

Congratulations on your engagement!

Nestled amongst landscaped gardens with stunning water views over the marina and Hastings River, Sails Resort Port Macquarie - By Rydges offers the perfect wedding venues for your big day. Imagine a tranquil waterfront garden ceremony on the banks of the beautiful Hastings River...

After the formalities, guests chat and relax with drinks and canapés at the pool side area, or on the deck overlooking the marina, while the bridal party poses for photos in the resort gardens, with stunning water views as a backdrop.

The reception is a relaxed, festive occasion in the stylish Spinnakers Restaurant & Bar, with magnificent views over the marina. Or perhaps a casual pool side occasion looking across the beautiful Hastings River, or one of the resort’s range of well-equipped private function rooms.

After the function, accommodation for guests at Sails Resort Port Macquarie - by Rydges can ensure that out of tow guests are catered and we offer special rates for wedding guests, from a selection of  83 rooms, offering either garden or water views. Your guests get a holiday as well as a wedding with access to the resort’s wide range of facilities, including 24 hour reception, pool, spas, sauna, mini golf and tennis courts.

Our team of wedding experts will assist in you in carefully planning every aspect of your reception, so you can sit back and enjoy your day. You and your guests savour the superb menu you have selected, created by highly regarded Executive Chef Michael Schubert. The friendly, experienced restaurant staff are unobtrusively at hand to attend to your guests’ every need.

It’s really important that your wedding day runs just the way you want it and that takes good planning. Please feel free to discuss your wedding day with the Sails Resort Port Macquarie by Rydges’ wedding coordinators.

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'JUST MARRIED’ – FROM ONLY $99* per person

Our new three-course, all-inclusive package features the following from only $99* per person.


          ♥ Chef’s selection of canapés & drinks on arrival
          ♥ Three-course set menu
          ♥ Tea and coffee
          ♥ 4 hour beverage package*  

*Includes pre-dinner drinks. House white and red wines, sparkling wine for toast, beer, soft drinks and orange juice.


          ♥  Dedicated wedding coordinator
          ♥  Room hire
          ♥  Complimentary menu tasting for bride & groom*
          ♥  Personalised menus
          ♥  Sparkling wine for the toast
          ♥  Service of the wedding cake  
          ♥  Cake table, knife and gift table
          ♥  Dance floor (unless specialty floor is required)
          ♥  One night’s accommodation for bride and groom in bridal suite
          ♥  Complimentary breakfast for the bride and groom
          ♥  Complimentary parking for the bride and groom
          ♥  Late check out
          ♥  Special accommodation rates for guests
          ♥  Special parking rates for guests (or complimentary where available)




For your next venue hire, book Sails Resort Port Macquarie - by Rydges for beautiful and spacious meeting rooms

Planning your next corporate function is easy and stress-free thanks to the friendly and professional venue hire team at Sails Resort Port Macquarie - by Rydges. All conference bookings now include Free Unlimited Wi-Fi.

Being the only absolute waterfront resort in Port Macquarie, Sails Resort Port Macquarie - by Rydges is a unique venue for hire, providing conference facilities in tranquil surroundings.

Every conference, meeting and event is tailored to suit individual needs. The resort has six flexible meeting rooms that can cater for up to 150 delegates. From the initial inquiry to the successful completion of the meeting, dedicated experienced coordinators can be on hand to after every detail.

The catering options at Sails Resort Port Macquarie by Rydges are superb.  Delegates enjoy the highest quality meals prepared with fresh, local produce. Menus can be created to suit every taste and budget.

Conference delegates and guests can enjoy the resort’s many facilities including 24 hour reception, complimentary on-site car parking, a la carte restaurant, sun deck, solar heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor spas and tennis courts.

Please click here for our Sails Port Macquarie Conference Fact Sheet.

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Room/Space Area Ceiling
Square Metres Banquet Capacity Banquet With Dancefloor Cocktail Capacity Classroom Capacity Boardroom Capacity Theatre Capacity U-Shape Capacity
Hastings (Whole Room) 9.5m x 7.2m 3.2m 103m² 100 n/a 200 80 n/a 150 40
Marina (Divided) n/a 3.2m n/a 25 n/a 50 25 n/a 45 18
Port (Divided) n/a 3.2m n/a 25 n/a 50 25 n/a 45 18
Starboard (Divided) n/a 3.2m n/a 15 n/a 35 15 n/a 20 10
Macquarie n/a 2.7m n/a 40 n/a 50 30 n/a 50 20
Garden n/a 2.7m n/a 40 n/a 50 30 n/a 50 20
Spinakers Restaurant n/a n/a n/a 150 n/a 200 80 0 150 40
Private Dining Area n/a n/a n/a 100 n/a 200 25 n/a 45 18
Deal name >> Queenstown
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