Meeting Newz Septeber / October 2022

“We work with every client individually,” says Bettina Messervy, manager events and functions at Black Barn Vineyards. “They can stay with us at one of our luxury retreats that offer something different to a standard hotel room and they can walk or take a short drive to the meeting or function venue. ‘We have created At Your Service for all of a group’s concierge needs – transfers, activities, chefs in the home, housekeeping, pre and post activities and more. We tailor make the experience to suit the client’s needs.” Among specific venues on offer are the Black Barn Olive Shed at Black Barn Vineyards – a character filled rustic barn set in a private area among olive trees. The building itself is a mid-century siding shed rescued from Hastings Railway. The Black Barn River Room is a purposebuilt private pavilion with elevated views up and down Tuki Tuki River and across to the east face of Te Mata Peak. It is ideal for 40 to 65 guests seated and up to 90 for a The ability to offer a luxury, self contained, independent environment right through to a fully inclusive service for clients is one of the key points of differences for Black Barn Vineyards. Black Barn Amphitheatre COVE R STORY: HAWKE ' S BAY] cocktail style function. The Black Barn Riverside Marquee site is metres from the Tuki Tuki River’s edge and is perfect for about 120 people – popular with weddings and private parties as well as corporate gatherings. Other venue options within Black Barn Vineyards include the growers’ market and underground cellar. BLACK BARN VINEYARDS: FLEXIBILITY AND CHOICE ABOUND The flexibility is exemplified further by the range of options available in terms of both accommodation and meeting, incentive and function venues. Some 16 different luxury retreats selected for their prime location, character and original style scatter across the Tuki Tuki Valley, Waimarama Beach, Te Awanga and on the vineyard close to Havelock North. Depending on the size of a group, business events can utilise one or more of the retreats while taking advantage of four venues – which again are designed to meet clients’ diverse requirements. meeting newz [sept oct] 2022 [15]