Noosa Boathouse is an iconic bistro, bar and events destination on the Noosa River spread across 3 levels. Our 3 waterfront event spaces include the River Room (120 sit down, 220 cocktail), the Sunset Bar (80-100 cocktail) and the Eastern Deck (30 sit down). We can host a variety of events ranging from an intimate dinner for 30 to a lavish affair for 350 spanning across all 3 levels. In peak season we often have a number of functions running simultaneously across the venue.
The key focus of this position will be coordination of weddings and functions, maximising conversions along with establishing and maintaining close relationships with our clients.
About the role
This role requires a motivated hospitality professional with previous experience in function sales, events and wedding coordination to use their event administration skills to drive our expanding business.
This is a busy full time role requiring impeccable time management and professionalism, plus the ability to work weekends and evenings is a must.
Coordinating and managing weddings and other events from first point of contact until the big day
Handling and converting enquires and sales
Site inspections to prospective clients and client liaison
Preparing event proposals, event orders and floor plans
Creating, maintaining and nurturing client relationships
Liaising with contractors and suppliers
Liaising with floor and kitchen teams
Handing over to Functions Operations Manager prior to the event
Guiding and assisting the team in preparing the venue
Reporting to Venue Managers and Director
Skills and experience
Previous 2 years experience in event management is preferred and previous hospitality experience is a must
Strong organisational skills and professional manner
Excellent oral and written communication and administration skills
Ability to think outside the box
Ability to prioritise high volume workload
Confident negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders
Wedding and event sales experience
Strong desire to achieve results and goals
Flexibility and ability to work on own initiative
Ability to work within a team and autonomously
High attention to detail
Previous experience in iVvy event management system preferred
Proficiency in using Microsoft office products (outlook, word, excel, power point)