In Ancient Rome, the forum was a hub for important meetings and social gatherings, everything from philosophical discussions, judicial hearings and celebrations were housed at the centrally located forum. Considering the success of such a concept it is apt that the Victoria & Alfred Hotel’s conference centre is named The Forum as it matches the ancient protocol of an all-in-one event venue centrally located in Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront.
From cocktail soirées to management brainstorm sessions, The Forum and its proficient event management team will adapt to the needs of the organiser.
Able to cater to both micro and larger events from 14 to 120 guests The Forum transforms from a traditional U-shape or cinema style to a cocktail set-up or banquet with or without a buffet or dance floor. By creatively combining Forum 1, Forum 2 and Forum 3 or using each hall in isolation, the venue can be customised for all event types from an intimate media lunch to large scale conference.
Unlike the forum of the ancient Romans, the V&A Hotel’s conference headquarters is equipped with all the state-of-art conferencing technology required to turn a simple event into a memorable business milestone. The Forum boasts all the proverbial bells and whistles; automated screens, laser pointer, magnetic whiteboard, cordless radio as well as fixed and lapel microphones, a full AV system with DVD and CD capabilities and internet access for more interactive presentations. The use of data projector and laptop is also available ensuring all presentations go off without a hitch.
As part of the newly rebranded Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges; The Forum upholds the group’s ethos that catering is a vital success factor for any event. The talented culinary team at OYO Restaurant, the V&A Hotel’s onsite eatery, make no exceptions whether preparing delicious fruit skewers and pastries for mid-morning tea or a 2-course set menu lunch – their passion and creativity manifests in every bite and is intensified by the use of fresh and high-quality local produce.
Small touches like complimentary mints, pens, pads and naturally flavoured mint or lemon water are just a few of the extra mile touches the events team is prepared to travel to ensure each and every event is a resounding success.
Capitalise on the opportunity for business networking with the OYO Restaurant as an ideally located venue for a quick coffee or dinner with prospective or existing associates.
For over 20-years, the Victoria & Alfred Hotel has preserved its title as one of Cape Town’s most popular and successful hotels, no doubt as a result of its professional staff, superlative service and world-class facilities. Take your event to The Forum and ensure its impact is not forgotten with the closing speech.