Oatlands, NSW: Navarra celebrates the overflowing success of their own venue takeover event at Oatlands Estate. On Tuesday, the 21st of November, Oatlands Estate by Navarra was transformed into a Whimsical Wonderland. The night explored all the senses in celebration of Oatlands Estate’s All-New Grand Ballroom and of the brand’s prowess, celebrating Navarra’s 50 years in the industry.
The evening of enchantment welcomed over 700 people. Guests included Sydney FC, Four Seasons Hotels, Coca-Cola, Woolworths, Endemol Shine and more, along with some of the biggest names in the event industry, such as Melissa D Cruz, Leah Da Gloria, Wedded Wonderland, Jay Productions, Steven Khalil and many more. The night was infused with an array of influencers, TV personalities and treasured Navarra clients and suppliers.
Guests experienced a sensory journey, commencing with a drive up a luxurious driveway leading to an entrance with mystical music, fire shows, and stilted performers. An array of international cuisines and champagne greeted them, along with a golden key for a chance to win grand prizes in the Grand Ballroom.
The highlight was the reveal of the All-New Grand Ballroom, which can host over 500 people for a seated dinner and over 1000 for a cocktail event. The ballroom showcased innovative floating tables with food from around the world prepared in-house by the Navarra expert chef team that wowed the crowd and mazing high ceilings with stunning chandeliers. The event was a testament to Navarra’s industry prowess and innovative event-hosting capabilities.
“At Navarra, we believe food is at the heart of our business. Our continuous investment in innovative ways to showcase and celebrate our culinary offerings is reflected in the architectural design of these floating food stations. It’s a natural evolution of what we strive to provide for our clients and their guests,” expressed Sal Navarra, CEO of Navarra Venues.
Other highlights included:
• The Rebecca Suite, adorned with cherry blossoms and Wagasa umbrellas, offered a Japanese experience with a live sushi train.
• The Elizabeth Suite, echoing Tiffany’s luxury, featured a blue floral arrangement and a view from the balcony.
• The Rose Suite, enveloped in roses, offered a sensory experience with Rosé wine and a setting ideal for photography.
• Outdoor areas like The Vineyard and The Rose Garden provided a dream-like ambience with lighting and sound, smoke effects, wine tasting, and live food stations.
• The Enchanted Garden included interactive games, a video booth, and a kissing booth.
• The Deck Room, with vanilla coffee aromas, live music, and a dessert station, emphasizing Navarra’s Italian heritage.
“I could not be prouder of what Oatlands Estate and Navarra represents. The night was filled with so many elements for the guests to take in. We cannot wait to continue our legacy with more amazing experiences for our clients that showcase just what events are all about at Navarra, ” Marie Florio, senior executive director of Navarra, commented on the night of the event.
A massive thank you goes out to all the suppliers involved: Luxe by Navarra with Melissa D Cruz, who installed all the amazing florals and styling of the night, and Jay Productions for all the incredible lighting and sound on the night. Series of Events, Classique Occasions, white label hire, starlight chandeliers and Sydney Fireworks, who all contributed to making the night come to life along with many more. Navarra is looking forward to creating many more magical nights that push the boundaries of what is possible in event, styling and hospitality.
# About Navarra
Since 1973, Navarra has focused its efforts on producing first-class quality hospitality in all its forms. From food, to service, to styling, to coordination, venues to experiences, founder Filippo Navarra transformed the landscape of the hospitality industry. Navarra has four venues in Sydney, Oatlands Estate, Oatlands; Montage, Lilyfield; Curzon Hall, Marsfield, Conca D’oro, Riverwood and The Vermon, Bowral.
The hardworking migrant, alongside his wife Sarina, put everything they had on the line to begin their new family business in the events industry. Under the direction of Filippo’s children, the company first built on dreams is now established as a family business driven by passion, perseverance, and perfection.