OUR TEAM

Venue Management Services is operated by an extremely dedicated and passionate team of industry professionals with over 100 years combined experience in the management and operation of a wide variety of hospitality and event venues/ facilities.

 
Saxon Mitchell - Venue Management Services
Saxon Mitchell
Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Saxon is passionate about all things venues and events!

Saxon has over 20 years direct hospitality, event management and venue/facility management experience within Australia’s leading venues and hotels.

Launching his first business venture at age 19 whilst completing a Bachelor of Business, Saxon successfully operated ‘ICE Events’, a leading event management company for six years before selling the business, whereupon he then created Venue Management Services - a business that specialises in the management of private and government-owned venues and faciltiies.


Under Saxon’s guidance and expertise, VMS has become a rapidly growing business providing specialist and integrated venue and event management services across Australia. VMS manages sites in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

 

  • 20 years hospitality experience in venue and event management within Australia’s leading venues and hotels

  • Bachelor of Business Degree in Management and Catering

  • Venue management, operations and logistics experience

  • Catering management expertise- events from 5 to 2000 guests

  • Event venue design

  • New venue design, set-up and policy implementation

  • Allied member of the Venue Management Association

  • Completed the accredited ‘Graduate Institute of Venue Management’ through the Venue Management Association

  • Past President of the Rotary Club of Melbourne Park- a young members Rotary Club 

  • Active member of the Rotary E-Club of Melbourne

  • Active philanthropist 

 

VMS also retains a dedicated ‘Event & Conference Services’ division which provides event and conference management, entertainment, themes and styling services to an enviable client database of Australia’s leading corporations.

 
Abbey Williams - Venue Management Services
Abbey Mitchell
National Hospitality Manager
 

Abbey Williams provides catering and events management expertise to all VMS managed venues .

Abbey's passion for food, hospitality and customer service drives her to create memorable and exciting events.

Abbey loves to invest time in developing unique events, incorporating special menu items and entertainment to ensure clients have the very best experience for their individual event.


Abbey has experience in almost every aspect of the hospitality and events/conference sector, coordinating and managing large 700 delegate conferences, exclusive 20-person wow incentives, through to the kitchen operation of a busy function centre.

 

Abbey has worked from the ground up through all levels of hospitality and still loves diving in and working behind the bar on busy nights, prepping food in the kitchen and managing front of house operations.

Abbey was the Catering and Venue Manager at The Clocktower Centre in Melbourne which 
has allowed her to wear many different ‘hats’ - being involved in everything from the initial quote to event management and catering for all the amazing events in the Centre. Superior attention to detail and creativity is given to all her functions, meetings and events, resulting in very happy clients.

"Lucky" Bindra
Executive Head Chef
"Loves great food and driving- anywhere for hours!"