Planning events, whether a premium corporate incentive, an exclusive meeting or retreat, or a special celebration for a birthday, anniversary or intimate wedding is an easy, highly tailored affair with the team at The Louise. Set in the heart of Barossa Valley food and wine country and with 15 generously sized suites, The Louise delivers an unforgettable experience, with its personal concierge offering a backstage pass to the best the region has to offer. A welcoming, at-home feel extends from the generously inclusive tariff, making group events enjoyable and effortless for all.
A stylish and intimate group event at The Louise offers guests easy access to the best of the Barossa. With a central location in South Australia’s food and wine capital, The Louise delivers a celebration of local produce overlooking the ever-changing theatre of surrounding vineyards and farms. Delivering world-class dining, access to innovative wineries, craft distilleries and art galleries, The Louise is a stylish base from which to explore and be inspired.
The Louise offers a rewarding and versatile retreat with adaptable spaces including a private dining room and a light-filled meeting space, opening to a sun-dappled outdoor terrace. With 15 private suites and the lodge restaurants Appellation and Contour, The Louise is the perfect destination for your next event. Exclusive-use bookings offer the ‘run of the house’, while a personal concierge service creates destination-led itineraries that combine business with fun team-building events.
A special birthday celebration, a wedding anniversary or intimate wedding are all made extra special at The Louise, with sole-use bookings offering a luxurious and fully catered home-away-from home vibe. Celebrations at The Louise are a chance to entertain close friends and family in an effortless and generous way, with options to venture out to explore the Barossa on winery visits, to nearby art galleries or on nature walks in between events at the lodge.
The Louise offers customisable spaces to create individually tailored venues ideal for a range of events for group gatherings, from meetings and conferences to dining events and drinks get-togethers.
The generous, light-filled Hermitage Room comfortably accommodates 24 guests seated along its boardroom table or up to 60 for a standing cocktail-style event. A lounge offers retreat within meetings, while French doors open to an outdoor courtyard and views of the Barossa’s rolling vineyards.
Leading from the Hermitage Room is the open-air courtyard, shaded with a pergola and protected with stone walls providing cool space for enjoying a long lunch or post-meeting drinks. The courtyard looks west to the vineyards, perfect to see the sun set golden after a successful event.
Best of the Barossa
The team at The Louise welcomes guests ‘home’ as if it’s their own country estate, a luxury base in the Barossa. Attention to detail and a personalised approach to planning and designing each group event – be it for business, leisure or both – ensures guests and hosts will enjoy an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Barossa. The team at The Louise welcomes guests ‘home’ as if it’s their own country estate, a luxury base in the Barossa. Attention to detail and a personalised approach to planning and designing each group event – be it for business, leisure or both – ensures guests and hosts will enjoy an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Barossa.
The concierge team at The Louise caters to the bespoke requirements of each group and event. As part of the close-knit community of farmers, winemakers and artists in the region, the team at The Louise is a natural fit as concierge, connecting groups with local events and personalised experiences.
A welcoming, at-home feel extends from the generously inclusive tariff at The Louise, making group planning effortless. A stay at The Louise includes daily gourmet breakfast, dinner in Appellation with matched premium wines, evening drinks and snacks, and daily replenished in-suite bar.
Perfect for an exclusive-use group retreat, The Louise offers private suites with generous, high-ceilinged lounging spaces and luxuriously appointed king beds. A workspace and in-suite bar lead to French doors opening to a courtyard overlooking Barossa’s gently rolling landscape.
The Barossa Valley is one of the nation’s premier wine regions, home to grand estates steeped in history alongside smaller cellar-door-only wineries ripe for discovery. The Louise partners with many local operators to create exclusive experiences and offers a truly hands-on, behind the scenes encounter with some of the Barossa’s best.
The Barossa Valley is home to many wonderful cultural, culinary, wine and nature-based experiences that can be worked into a rewarding, enjoyable and memorable itinerary. Centrally located and with strong local connections, The Louise is an ideal hub from which to explore more.
Adventures abound in the Barossa, with a wide range of small group experiences available to explore the region, from hot-air ballooning to e-bike or mountain bike riding. The Louise team has the local knowledge and connections to ensure guests experience the best of the Barossa during their stay.
With so much to see, do and sample in the Barossa, itineraries can be created for exclusively guided group experiences, behind-the-scenes-tours and access to the region’s innovative and world acclaimed wine estates. Additional charges may apply, please see rates here.
Day 1 Welcome
Arrive at The Louise to a warm welcome. Make yourself at home, check in to your luxury suite and discover the lodge’s lounging areas, restaurants and outdoor facilities, all with a view to the Barossa’s rolling vineyards.
Day 1 Afternoon
Discover the historic Seppeltsfield estate just down the road from The Louise and walk among its century-old barrels of signature tawny port. Taste your own birth year straight from the barrel or try a 100-year-old tipple.
Day 1 Evening
On the way back to The Louise, call in to the Seppeltsfield Road Distillers and opt for a flight of the small batch gins, including the signature gin that’s a standard in the lodge’s evening G&Ts and in Contour’s premium cocktails.
Day 2 Morning
Weather permitting, rise early and take a hot-air ballooning adventure over the Barossa Valley to see its patchwork of small farms and crisscrossed vineyards from on high. Watch the sun rise and enjoy views stretching to the ocean.
Day 2 Afternoon
Travel to Australia’s favourite cook Maggie Beer’s farm and restaurant, The Eatery and join Chef Tim Bourke in a cooking class in the purpose built kitchen. Use the Barossa’s fresh produce to create culinary delights and enjoy for lunch.
Day 2 Evening
Enjoy sunset drinks in the lounge or gather outside to watch the valley in its golden hour, before a degustation dinner prepared by The Louise Chef Joel Grudnoff in Appellation, complete with matched wines from the Barossa and around the world.
Day 3 Morning
This morning, let your senses run wild as you experiment to create your own signature perfume at Vasse Virgin. Discover the properties of scents and their individual appeal, and how they transform when they are combined.
Day 3 Afternoon
For a final group event, venture to historic family winery for the Yalumba Unlocked experience. Enjoy a private tour of the grounds, cooperage and Signature Cellar before tasting Yalumba’s finest wines in the Wine Room and sharing the Cooper’s Platter of local artisanal produce.
Day 3 Farewell
Wrapping up three fabulous days of discovery in the Barossa, check out of your suite and bid farewell to colleagues or family and friends, with a host of shared memories to take on the journey home.
Start planning your event
Make an enquiry below or call +61 2 9918 4355 and our sales and events team will be in touch to discuss your requirements in detail. For dining bookings for six or more guests at Contour or Appellation without accommodation, please call +61 8 8562 2722.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.