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Christmas Banquets at GCCEC

Christmas Banquets at GCCEC

Posted on 08 July, 2016

Have yourself a stylish little Christmas celebrating at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) as part of our combined Christmas event, or host your own intimate gathering.

Our venue is home to the largest combined corporate Christmas party on the Gold Coast, The Centre of Christmas – an event not to be missed during the festive season.

Held on Friday 9 December, the bespoke experience includes a decadent seafood and Christmas buffet crafted by our award winning kitchen team. Coupled with premium beverages and a feast for the senses from a visual and audio experience the Centre of Christmas is the ultimate festive celebration.

Offering a memorable party experience, guests will dance the night away to live entertainment by The Accidents, lucky door prizes are on offer, and a mouth-watering dessert buffet the Centre of Christmas is an event that dazzles the senses and leaving you wanting to return year after year.

Tickets are available for $143 per person, or $1,400 for tables of ten. Bookings are essential and can be made via Ticketek, or group bookings via our friendly box office team on 07 5504 4181 /

If you are after a more intimate and tailored celebration with your colleagues and friends without having to lift a finger, the GCCEC has gift wrapped banquet packages for the season. From $115 per person, inclusive of a seasonal buffet menu and beverage package, audio and lighting package you and your guests will take the stress out of the planning, and rock the night away celebrating the season.

To tailor a package and Christmas party in to suit your individual needs contact GCCEC Business Development Executive, Lauren McGann and celebrate in style at the GCCEC.

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre truly offers the merriest of Christmas experiences, no matter your size or requirements, so contact us to secure your seats and avoid disappointment.

What Our Clients Say

I have conducted two major formal dinners at GCCEC for approx 700 people each time, the more recent of these being held in March 2015. I am completely satisfied with all aspects of working with GCCEC and their performance in presenting our function. They were completely professional and were willing to do things exactly the way I wanted them done, even meeting some unusual requirements. When I requested to make layout changes only hours before the dinner the request was accommodated immediately and with professional ease. The dinner was an alternate drop three course full service meal with drinks package, and it was without a doubt the best formal dinner I have ever attended. I have managed many similar dinners in the past but this dinner achieved by far the best result, it was the easiest to organise and to then manage on the night. Our GCCEC functions manager was a competent and willing professional who achieved an absolutely flawless event. I am still trying to understand how the catering staff were able to prepare almost 700 perfectly cooked and presented meals and get them to the tables whilst still hot. An excellent event perfectly presented by cheerful and competent professional staff.

Bruce Schmidtchen
Chairman, 5RAR Assoc Inc 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee

We have held our major event, the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF), at the GCCEC on six occasions since it opened in 2004. Through holding our event at the GCCEC we have established a terrific relationship with the venue. Each and every staff member works tirelessly to ensure that our event is run to the highest calibre. Any task, no matter how little or large is undertaken to ensure our expectations are met and our event is delivered successfully.

AIST Events Team

It’s the small things that make such a big difference. My organisation has held its conference annually at GCCEC since 2008, during which I’ve experienced unparalleled service. I continue to be amazed by the dedication, friendliness and professionalism of all staff – be it sales and event management to back of house and floor staff. They know my event inside and out, making the experience seamless. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every conference I’ve held here!

Marika MacKenzie
Communications Manager, Optometry Queensland Northern Territory

You guys did it again! It is such a pleasure to work with a dedicated, proactive and friendly team. Your can-do attitude, your attention to detail and your willingness to try something new all help to make our lives easier and to keep our event fresh and interesting. Once again, the food was superb and the level of service provided by everyone at the centre was exceptional.

Julie Hood
Director Events Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

There is no doubt that next time we need to be ‘creative’ on the Gold Coast; the GCCEC is the only venue we’d choose. No matter how difficult or unusual our demands prior to the event, nothing proved impossible for you and during the conference your professionalism and attention to detail ensured that everything ran without a hitch enabling us to focus properly on the job in hand. Last, but not least, the catering was superb!

Greg O’Neil
General Manager - Rural Merchandise CRT Rural Supplies