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Melbourne Cup Fascinator Edit: Reny Kestel Millinery

Time flies when you're having fun! With only one weekend to go until the greatly anticipated 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival, we’ve pulled together an edit of our favourite Melbourne Cup fascinators from Australian millinery designer, Reny Kestel. Whether your celebrations are on the track, or at a private venue, we’ve chosen hats

8 Spectacular School Formal Themes for 2016

With the HSC in full swing and school formals on our mind, we’ve brainstormed 8 spectacular school formal themes fit for a black tie style event. Make the most of our Sydney Harbour venue backdrops, mocktail bar, dessert stations, DJ and in-house House of Doltone styling team for a truly

5 Steps to Planning an Unforgettable Christmas Party

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner, which for many corporations comes with the promise of an unforgettable office party. For employers, it’s an opportunity to show their appreciation to their staff for a year of hard work. For employees, it’s an opportunity to over-indulge,

The 5 Most Important Attributes of Successful Corporate Event Planners

On it’s surface, few careers are as exciting as those involved with business event planning. The mere thought of having the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the world’s finest corporate minds is enough to attract just about anybody. That said, believe it or not, corporate event management isn’t

Facebook: 3 Quick Fixes to Drum Up More Event Planning Business

Coming up with business event ideas is hard, let alone also taking into consideration the need to keep new business coming in on a continual basis. Though difficult, in recent years, with the advent of social media, Facebook has quickly solidified itself as one of the simplest, most effective marketing

The 4 Best Smartphone Apps for Business Event Planners

In 2012, a survey was conducted to determine just how important smartphones were to their users. Shockingly, two-thirds of respondents claimed that they simply “couldn’t live” without their phones. In the four years since said survey was created, that number has surely grown.   Millennials might love their smartphones, but there’s