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Portsea Hotel
Portsea VIC   
The Portsea Hotel is an award-winning wedding reception venue situated on the Mornington Peninsula. Located on the Portsea front beach, the Portsea Hotel is one of the most naturally beautiful and picturesque wedding venues in Australia.... more

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ABIA Awards
17 x Awards
#Nominations
785  
Reviews
147

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ABIA Awards

Year Ranking Category Events Award Rating
2017 Finalist Ceremony Venue 19th VIC ABIA Awards 97.35%
2017 3rd Place 1st Night Honeymoon 19th VIC ABIA Awards 96.17%
2017 Runner-Up Hotel Reception 19th VIC ABIA Awards 98.05%
2017 Winner Function Coordinator 19th VIC ABIA Awards 99.96%
2016 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 18th VIC ABIA Awards 96.72%
2016 Finalist Ceremony Venue 18th VIC ABIA Awards 97.21%
2016 Winner Hotel Reception 18th VIC ABIA Awards 99.88%
2016 Finalist Function Coordinator 18th VIC ABIA Awards 99.93%
2015 Finalist Function Coordinator 17th VIC ABIA Awards 99.81%
2015 Finalist Hotel Reception 17th VIC ABIA Awards 99.39%
2015 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 17th VIC ABIA Awards 95.59%
2015 Finalist Ceremony Venue 17th VIC ABIA Awards 97.91%
2014 Winner 1st Night Honeymoon 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 96.69%
2014 Finalist Ceremony Venue 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 97.06%
2014 Winner Function Coordinator 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 99.83%
2014 Winner Hotel Reception 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 99.39%
2013 Finalist Hotel Reception 15TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 99.52%

RATING SCALE

PERFECT
(100%)
EXCELLENT
(98%-99%)
VERY GOOD
(95%-97%)
GOOD
(90%-94%)
AVERAGE
(80%-89%)
UNDER AVERAGE
(Under 79%)

Details Review
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 405926
Nomination Date: 05-06-2017
The reception was simply amazing. We were upstairs and the views from there are next to none. The complete glass / window room made the atmosphere amazing. There was no wait for drinks and there was enough food to feed everyone PLUS with some leftover. Best!!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 405926
Nomination Date: 05-06-2017
The view - need I say more. 26 and sunny, barefoot and walking on grass towards the water. There simply was no better place to get married.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 410799
Nomination Date: 11-05-2017
This team was seriously over and above expectations. They stepped in and fixed up a number of last minute details that had not gone according to plan - issues relating to other suppliers, and never even mentioned it!! Great communication and would highly recommend them to every bride who wants to check out and focus only on looking good for her big day.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 404403
Nomination Date: 20-04-2017
Amazing location and scenery from the deck. Staff were helpful and went above and beyond for our day
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 408920
Nomination Date: 20-04-2017
The deck again with the perfect background makes for a truly personal and fun reception.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 408920
Nomination Date: 20-04-2017
The ceremony with Port Phillip Bay in the background is stunning, but you are relying on the weather
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 408921
Nomination Date: 20-04-2017
I could not be more grateful for how perfect our beautiful, sunny wedding ceremony was (along with the rest of our day and night). I would not have changed a single thing and Ill remember it for the rest of my life!! Thank you Portsea Hotel.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 408920
Nomination Date: 20-04-2017
Our Wedding Coordinator was Amazing and made our day wonderful. Nicole went above and beyond to make everything perfect
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 408922
Nomination Date: 20-04-2017
Sarah and her supervisor Karina are the best. As a wedding manager myself I know how hard they work. Nothing was ever too much trouble, every question was answered quickly, they were with us every step of the way and every second of our day! can't rate high enough
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 404400
Nomination Date: 05-04-2017
Nicole and her team completely went above and beyond for our special day. They made sure everything was perfect and set up exactly as we had asked. My husband and I had the most amazing and memorable day ever and we are so grateful to the Portsea Hotel.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 405323
Nomination Date: 25-03-2017
With the heat and our numbers, all staff and Nicole came together to make our day and night the best ever. The staff, their smiles and personality were outstanding. The venue and that view and the services provided by Portsea were outstanding
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 405323
Nomination Date: 25-03-2017
We could not have picked a better venue for our ceremony and the staff accommodated at all times making our guests feel welcomed
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 405323
Nomination Date: 25-03-2017
Nicole was so efficient, approachable and very helpful. If we didn't have Nicole and her actions she took on the day, our entertainment would not have taken place.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 402183
Nomination Date: 07-03-2017
Could not have asked for a better coordinator, Nicole was so professional and helped me so much
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 403635
Nomination Date: 01-03-2017
Our reception was perfect, everyone commented on how much they loved the view and the food and the space. PERFECT! PERFECT! PERFECT!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 403633
Nomination Date: 01-03-2017
The ceremony was beautifully setup and the staff did a great job at keeping it closed off from the public
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 403635
Nomination Date: 01-03-2017
Everything about our day was perfect and it was all because of the team at Portsea Hotel.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 403635
Nomination Date: 01-03-2017
Nicole was so involved in everything and nothing was too much, she made the whole day such a breeze. I could not fault Nicole in anyway!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 399431
Nomination Date: 10-12-2016
Nicole was incredible and gave us her all, leading up to and during even after our wedding. Wish we could do it all again! Was perfect
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 399401
Nomination Date: 09-12-2016
So accommodating with all of our wishes and were so helpful when we had a last minute menu change for one of our guests. The food, room, service and staff were amazing.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 399402
Nomination Date: 09-12-2016
The venue looked amazing, the staff were remarkable meals were delicious and drinks were flowing. Staff were kind and attentive no words could express how grateful I was of all the staff.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 399400
Nomination Date: 09-12-2016
Nicole was absolutely amazing, we pretty much left everything up to her and she absolutely blew us away on the big day!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 399402
Nomination Date: 09-12-2016
Nicole went above and beyond what was required of her. She ensured all guests were happy and content and made the day run amazingly. She made me feel like there was nothing to worry about and her positive and friendly manner was amazing. I have had so many comments on how wonderful she was.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 398383
Nomination Date: 26-11-2016
Nicole and her staff were great! I wanted a relaxed wedding and they definitely helped with that. Everything went exactly how I imagined.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 398381
Nomination Date: 23-11-2016
Nicole was wonderful to deal with, always got back to my emails and on the day was very attentive to us and our guests
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 394258
Nomination Date: 16-11-2016
Nicole could not have made it easy to plan our wedding as she help every step of the way. Was always they when we need her. One the day of the wedding I did not need to worry about an think as she had it all undercontrol with the help of the amazing staff at The Portsea. Could have not dream of anything better.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 393367
Nomination Date: 27-10-2016
Nicole was amazing before, on and even after our wedding day at the Portsea Hotel! She was accommodating to all of our needs and requirements and helped tremendously with minimizing the stress for us with all of the organising. She was also very laid back/at ease and made us feel very comfortable with her abilities to make sure everything would come together. Could not recommend her enough as a coordinator for any event!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 395683
Nomination Date: 26-10-2016
This venue is stunning! Everything about it made my day perfect. Even turned the weather from pouring down to beautiful! It's magic <3 the food, the staff, the atmosphere... IT WAS ALL INCREDIBLE!!!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 395683
Nomination Date: 26-10-2016
Nicole is absolutely the best person to work with. She made my day the best I could have ever imagined :)
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 394865
Nomination Date: 23-10-2016
Nicole was absolutely amazing! I cannot recommend her enough or thank her enough! She was amazing and made the whole experience easy and enjoyable. Nothing was ever too much trouble
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 393372
Nomination Date: 05-10-2016
Easy to work with and so much fun. Went above and beyond and delivered aa night we'll never forget
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 391792
Nomination Date: 22-09-2016
Nicole has been the best events manager I've ever dealt with. From my initial enquiry, planning the finner details and surprises through the the wedding to shedding tears with me as I walked down the Isle. Without a doubt she is a true professional in her field and an absolutely amazing and caring person. I would recommend Nicole and the portsea hotel for any wedding bif or small. Our guests loved the food, ambience, staff and eveything. It was a truly magical night.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 392148
Nomination Date: 22-09-2016
The fine detail placed on the reception made it look incredible. It was so much more beautiful than we could've imagined! I was specific about my wants and colour schemes etc and they delivered!! I was in awe of how stunning they made it look!! The wait staff were amazing their friendliness and service was second to none! My partner and I were so busy talking, taking photos being pulled left to right, we actually hadn't eaten. The wait staff were so attentive with reminders and encouragement to eat! When they noticed we still weren't they made us a bowl of wedges so we could at least pick some here and there! Their care towards us was priceless:)
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 392148
Nomination Date: 22-09-2016
It was an outdoor ceremony and the set up looked so beautiful. They followed the colour scheme into the ceremony making it all appear so well coordinated and planned! Nicole made sure all the guests were seated and comfortable and gave instructions about photos etc. she gave us and the bridal party good instructions of where to stand, go, timing etc.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 392148
Nomination Date: 22-09-2016
Nicole was absolutely amazing. The flow and ease of events to the professionalism of her staff is a definite reflection of her leadership. The following day I found my partner had lost a very important USB for the ceremony. She calmed him down and went into action and it was found! I had no idea :) she let me believe everything was perfect! Which was great!! She was very easy to deal with, and her friendly laid back nature allows you to relax and trust that all is being handled. She was truly amazing! The service didn't finish that night! She relived the moment with us the next day we laughed and received such genuine hugs/kisses/goodbyes from her and the staff!
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 392148
Nomination Date: 22-09-2016
I stayed in the suite the night before the wedding so we had made quiet a mess whilst getting ready! When we returned after the wedding reception the room looked amazing! The staff had cleaned/organised it for us and left it looking beautiful and romantic for us!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 385922
Nomination Date: 20-05-2016
Nicole Dunn was our wedding coordinator for our wedding at the Portsea Hotel. Working with Nicole was amazing! Everything she did was great. I had so much fun working with her. She went above and beyond for us.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380799
Nomination Date: 25-04-2016
Nicole was nothing short of being professional, but at the same time very welcoming and no job we asked was too big or too small. Would highly recommend her.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 382174
Nomination Date: 23-04-2016
Everything was perfect, and all guests made sure to tell us how much fun they had and how great the food was. One guest told us at his own wedding one week later that ours was the best wedding he's been to. Can not fault them.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 382174
Nomination Date: 23-04-2016
beautiful backdrop. nothing left to chance, all guests catered for before wedding, drinks, and umbrellas for the sun etc. everything was just right. with all the little touches making it perfect.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 384098
Nomination Date: 22-04-2016
Venu was fantastic, room set up amazing, food fantastic and staff really looked after us
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 383698
Nomination Date: 20-04-2016
Nicole at Portsea Hotel was AMAZING!! She made the whole planning process so easy for us. Nicole was so great to work with, her work behind the scenes on the day and the lead up was fantastic! Nicole's can do attitude and easy going nature was really appreciated. I would highly recommend Portsea Hotel and Nicole as the functions coordinator to everyone.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 383178
Nomination Date: 20-04-2016
The reception was my favourite part of our experience with Portsea, Nicole set up our room exactly how I had pictured it, everything was gorgeous!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 383178
Nomination Date: 20-04-2016
I felt that $650 was a bit pricey for a ceremony set up fee, however it did look beautiful.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 383178
Nomination Date: 20-04-2016
We only had Shannon as our coordinator for a little while before she went on maternity leave, but Nicole was absolutely amazing, worked with us perfectly!
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 380733
Nomination Date: 19-04-2016
Absolutely stunning views and setup I had the deck for my ceremony and reception as my function coordinator made happen by putting in alot of work to take it from ceremony to reception. The bar staff and waitresses were soo great and friendly. The people sharing the day with you I believe really make the difference positive attitudes.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 380783
Nomination Date: 19-04-2016
All the staff, food, view, co-ordination were amazing, we didn't notice a thing except for the awesome support the whole day!!!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380733
Nomination Date: 19-04-2016
Wow service so professional friendly and great. Really made our wedding day and lead up extra special so positive and tailored my every need. Absolutely amazing I am always reccomending! 5 stars
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380783
Nomination Date: 19-04-2016
Both Shannon and Nicole were wonderful, they made us feel so relaxed, accommodated anything that we needed and made the whole day go off without a hitch!!! They made the whole process feel very stress free and just perfect!!!
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 380779
Nomination Date: 16-04-2016
Reception staff were so helpful! They were reliable to answer the phones promptly and we're still helpful even after the wedding. Highly recommended
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 383176
Nomination Date: 16-04-2016
Staff were waiting on us hand and foot! was fantastic, had great comments from guests in regards to service and how promptly everyone was being served/attended to! Everything went very smoothly and food was delishious!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 380779
Nomination Date: 16-04-2016
Amazing venue!! Although the Portsea Hotel can get busy, the way Nicole had organised it, we felt as if we had the entire venue to our selves. We were able to get all photographs we wanted without stragglers in the back ground. The reception was held on the deck and I can't express how beautiful the Vue and the venue is!! We still receive such positive feedback from our guests as well!! Amazing amazing amazing!!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 383176
Nomination Date: 16-04-2016
The day was more thn perfect but the only thing i can note is that when having your ceremony outside, the venue should section off public slightly more as we had some small dogs run out in front of bridesmaides when walking down the aisle-it was soon taken care of, guests did think the dogs were part of the ceremony!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380779
Nomination Date: 16-04-2016
Nicole Dunn is an outstanding evet manager and wedding coordinator. She was helpful and supportive leading up to the wedding and was absolutely outstanding during and even after the ceremony. she went out of her way to make sure the venue was set up appropriately for the ceremony and looked after us through out the ceremony and reception! We are both so happy with her service, positive attitude and enthusiasm. It was about 30 degrees during the ceremony and Nicole looked after our guests with beautiful parasols that even matched our theme. During our reception she was able to had out sunglasses to ourselves and the guests to block out the sun. Nicole went above and beyond to us, the newly weds, as well as our guests.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 383176
Nomination Date: 16-04-2016
Nicole was an absolute gem to work with. She had always made me feel at ease when feeling stressed or had concerns. She was so very relaxed and easy going and very much on the same page with how we wanted things to go. We couldnt have been any happier with her services
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380660
Nomination Date: 14-04-2016
Nicole and Shannon were amazing! They made the whole experience so enjoyable and nothing was too hard. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380188
Nomination Date: 09-04-2016
Nicole was absolutely amazing to deal with, our wedding was perfect, not a thing went wrong. She was relaxed and well organised.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 380747
Nomination Date: 06-04-2016
Amazing water and city views, incredible setup of tables and decor, the deck is just divine in its white and wooden open build, the staff extremely helpful and nice to the bridal party and the guests, and our function coordinator and her staff went out of their way to make the reception absolutely perfect. Not to mention the food- still have guests raving about the best wedding food they have had to date! Just the absolute perfect venue for a ceremony and in particular a reception with a cozy coastal ambiance.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 379313
Nomination Date: 06-04-2016
We were originally getting married at 'the baths' however it burnt down. The staff at the portsea were so understanding and could not do anymore for us. Fantastic!!!!
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 380734
Nomination Date: 05-04-2016
The Portsea Hotel made my wedding reception such a breeze, the staff were brilliant, so helpful and friendly, and the venue was the perfect backdrop for our special night. A stunning view over the ocean with the sun setting, and delicious food and wine to enjoy.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 380794
Nomination Date: 03-04-2016
Excellent value for money. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Food is delicious. Very highly recommended!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 380794
Nomination Date: 03-04-2016
Perfect venue for a ceremony. Adequate space for a large number of guests. A beautiful view over the water. Venue supplies everything needed.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380794
Nomination Date: 03-04-2016
Nicole took care of every detail in the lead up to the day and on the day. She even retrieved her sewing kit to repair one of the bridesmaid's dress before the reception! Made our day stress free.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 380748
Nomination Date: 02-04-2016
The Portsea Hotel went above and beyond to make our day so special. From the little touches on the day, to the wonderful service of the staff and the fantastic communication by the wedding managers, we were so glad we chose to have our ceromony and reception at The Portsea Hotel. The food was absolutely delicious, all our guests were amazed with the quality and loved the way the staff made them feel special also. They were always so accomadating with all our needs and always an absolute pleasure to deal with. We would highly recommend The Portsea Hotel to anyone for a wedding venue. And the views and grounds were just stunning for our photographs
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380473
Nomination Date: 02-04-2016
Nicole was amazing, she was the best help. She made the process of planning a wedding so easy. We loved her!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380797
Nomination Date: 02-04-2016
Nicole was an absolute pleasure to deal with and her service was above and beyond! Excellent service from start to finish!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 377197
Nomination Date: 01-04-2016
Nicole was absolutely fantastic to deal with leading up to and on our big day. She promptly replied to emails and greatly assisted with making our wedding day such a memorable occasion for us.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380744
Nomination Date: 01-04-2016
We were very happy with the above and beyond service that portsea hotel did for our wedding very highly recommended :)
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380776
Nomination Date: 01-04-2016
Nicole was absolutely fabulous - nothing was too much trouble and she along with her staff made for the perfect day. Nothing was too much trouble and her attention to detail was phenomenal. We could not have asked for better assistance with planning our wedding ceremony and reception nor for a better run and organised day. An absolutely faultless performance and we would have no hesitation in recommending Nicole and the Portea Hotel to friends or family for a wedding or any other function in the future.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 380772
Nomination Date: 31-03-2016
my reception was amazing it was so pretty and set up so well everything was done the way i asked. everyone said how amazing the food was. the staff at portsea hotel are so nice and friendly.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380772
Nomination Date: 31-03-2016
Nicole was fantastic from start to finish. She stepped us through everything to make sure our day was perfect. On the day Nicole was on top of everything, she made the day go so smoothly and allowed us to relax and enjoy the moment.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380736
Nomination Date: 30-03-2016
Shannon was amazing, she was helpful, efficient, lovely and an absolute pleasure to deal with and made by Wedding Day stress free. A mention to Nicole as well, who took over from Shannon
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380798
Nomination Date: 30-03-2016
Nicole was absolutely fantastic for the overall experience. She responded promptly and understood the level of detail I was after for both the ceremony and reception and she executed the day brilliantly!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 355257
Nomination Date: 11-04-2015
Shannon from Portsea Hotel was amazing to deal with, ensuring that everything was exactly how we wanted and it all ran smoothly on the day.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 355260
Nomination Date: 10-04-2015
Best reception venue. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. The views were breathtaking.

Wedding ID: 356549
Nomination Date: 10-04-2015
Shannon is amazingly helpful in every aspect of organising your wedding! Portsea Hotel is the perfect wedding venue, with many of guests agreeing and commenting on the friendly staff. Shannon helped my partner and I to have the wedding that we had always dreamt of :D
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 356990
Nomination Date: 08-04-2015
Shannon was there every step of the way. She made planning our wedding so easy!
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 355570
Nomination Date: 06-04-2015
Reception was upstairs at the deck. All our guests commented that it was the best wedding they had ever been too.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 355251
Nomination Date: 03-04-2015
Absolutely amazing service and attention to detail. Always ensuring event running smoothly and took the stress out of the event.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 353428
Nomination Date: 26-03-2015
We felt like we were in the best hands from word go with Shannon. She was very personable and made everything easy for us. The day/night went off without a hitch thanks to Shannon's superior event coordination skills.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 354886
Nomination Date: 26-03-2015
Shannon was absolutely amazing. She is so organised, personable, experienced and made sure that our day went perfectly.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 354896
Nomination Date: 26-03-2015
Shannon was so helpful from the get go. She made the day less stressful and was so lovely all the time.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 354898
Nomination Date: 26-03-2015
Shannon was absolutely without doubt the most fantastic person we could have had! He dedication to our day was superb. She looked after our toddler during our ceremony and everything from when we first looked at the venue to the ebs of the reception was perfect I could not have faulted anything a+ absolutely beautiful person
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 355256
Nomination Date: 26-03-2015
Shannon was amazing and so helpful our day ran so smoothly and we have her to thank!
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 354898
Nomination Date: 26-03-2015
Perfect for our 1st night! Clean beautiful and a nice bottle of champas for after our wedding
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 353564
Nomination Date: 25-03-2015
Shannon was amazing before, during and after the big day. She is a beautiful woman with a lovely relaxed approach. We couldn't rate her highly enough as she ensured everything went smoothly and never hesitated to help us. Shannon assisted in our wedding preparations and on the day kept everything together whilst maintaining flexability.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 355569
Nomination Date: 24-03-2015
Shannon is just amazing! She couldnt do enough for us to ensure our day/night was perfect.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 355258
Nomination Date: 24-03-2015
Amazing food! Amazing selections of wine and beers and a very rare addition to a drinks list for weddings was their cider! All staff were seamless and to be honest I never even noticed they were there. On top of this we had a lot of people who had allregies and they accomodated all of them and including checking on them during the night to make sure they were ok and the food was ok.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 355258
Nomination Date: 24-03-2015
There was only one staff member that put a dampener on our day but in all honesty we could not fault the service and the seamless nature of the day
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 355252
Nomination Date: 24-03-2015
Shannon was amazing and very helpful. I found it so easy communicating with her and she was on top of everything.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 355258
Nomination Date: 24-03-2015
You cannot get a better person and co-ordinator in Shannon Lott. She was amazing fro start to finish. I had been servicing for a long time to find a venue that allowed us some flexibility but also had a classy feel and to give you a full understanding my family are from Port Douglas which is known for their weddings but she out did all of them from start to finish. She put my mind at ease and every phone call made either by myself or Shannon was calming and never rushed. She gave you ideas on how to save money and also areas that we may have forgotten. Nothing was too hard and her guidance was beyong our expectations. It was a 5 hour drive to the venue for us and we had absolutely no stress whilst organising because of Shannon. We cannot recommend her enough.

Wedding ID: 355258
Nomination Date: 24-03-2015
You honestly cannot beat Shannon Lott. Organised, calming, genuinely love her job and makes you feel like you are the only person in the world having a wedding on that day.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 355248
Nomination Date: 22-03-2015
The portsea hotel accommodated to our needs perfectly. They went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing day.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 354942
Nomination Date: 22-03-2015
Went beyond expectation and always was very prompt in replying to email and call backs. Couldn't have asked for a better person to help and assist with our BIG day. I never had to worry about a thing because Shannon, the coordinator, always had things under control and is always friendly and energetic.
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 355248
Nomination Date: 22-03-2015
Everything was perfect and staff were amazing at making sure everything was going to plan. They went above and beyond
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 354888
Nomination Date: 20-03-2015
the staff were absolutely amazing on the day and I could not have picked a more better venue for our wedding
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 354869
Nomination Date: 19-03-2015
Shannon was absolutely amazing! There is no rating high enough for her, we could not be happier!
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 333072
Nomination Date: 12-02-2015
The Staff and venue was everything if not better then imagined!they made our day perfect despite the crazy weather.the food and wine was of exception quality and couldn't be faulted!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 343972
Nomination Date: 12-02-2015
I had the best experience dealing with Shannon at the hotel. Nothing was too much trouble, she was friendly and easy to communicate with and everything came together perfectly.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 348796
Nomination Date: 11-02-2015
Shannon was amazing to deal with. Everything went perfectly and it was all thanks to how calm and on top of things Shannon and the team where!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 350903
Nomination Date: 05-02-2015
Shannon Lott created the most comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere for our wedding day. She was on call any time of the day in the lead up to the wedding and willing to go above and beyond with any requests thrown at her. On the day her lines of communication with both staff, guests and bridal party were impeccable. Shannon truly created the most wonderful canvas for our wedding day and her friendly knowledgable staff are a credit to her wonderful attitude to her work and relationships with people. I would love to work with Shannon again, it would be an absolute pleasure. Our wedding was just perfect.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 350905
Nomination Date: 30-01-2015
Shannon was so calm and extremely organised, we didn't have to worry about a thing!
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 332027
Nomination Date: 29-01-2015
Room was stunning. It was $299 for the room. Other friends of ours who have been married recently had rooms included in their package however ours wasn't included. This would be my only issue. Room and service was great.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 343974
Nomination Date: 24-01-2015
The venue, food and service was amazing, we couldn't fault it and had so many great comments from our guests.

Wedding ID: 348759
Nomination Date: 24-01-2015
Shannon was fantastic as well as all of the portsea staff members! Everything went perfectly
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 350884
Nomination Date: 22-01-2015
Shannon was such a pleasure to deal with and she helped make our day perfect
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 346845
Nomination Date: 09-11-2014
Really friendly staffs who care about you and they did their best to make our day memorable and stress free. Love them. Highly recommend to every couple who's looking for a wedding venue
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 343976
Nomination Date: 04-11-2014
Shannon looked after everything for us - she did it in a relaxed and organised manner - nothing was too difficult - even made our name tags for us!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 323154
Nomination Date: 13-04-2014
Outstanding communication. Very well organised. A happy and friendly person who put us as her number one priority!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 311975
Nomination Date: 12-04-2014
Shannon went above and beyond what we expected. She was so helpful and given her experience we knew we could trust her. The wedding went without any issues. We couldn't have had a more perfect wedding day!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 327971
Nomination Date: 12-04-2014
Amazing organisation and we had the most amazing wedding. So happy. Everything was made so easy and at an amazingly good price. Thanks Portsea and Shannon.

Wedding ID: 327977
Nomination Date: 12-04-2014
Shannon was amazing to deal with and the attention to deal and calm approach to everything made dealing with her a real pleasure

Wedding ID: 329914
Nomination Date: 12-04-2014
Shannon was the most incredible Function manager to deal with, she made us feel so at ease with her lovely personality and truly went above and beyond with our day. We will be forever grateful for all her hard work and beautiful personality. True professional and credit to a wonderful venue.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 311601
Nomination Date: 11-04-2014
As our function coord, & in-house wedding advisor; Shannons communication, help and support was second to none!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 321548
Nomination Date: 11-04-2014
Shannon Lott was an amazing wedding Function Coordinator. Could not recommend her highly enough. She deserves to win.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 323153
Nomination Date: 11-04-2014
Shannon Lott was excellent. I didn't have to worry about one little thing, I just turned up and had an amazing night, stress free. I can't speak highly enough of Shannon and her staff. We had an amazing experience.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 330928
Nomination Date: 11-04-2014
Shannon Lott the wedding co-ordinator was fantastic to deal with. From the first meeting we had with her. Her professionalism & knowledge of the job was evident. Our wedding day ran very smoothly. Big thank you to her!!

Wedding ID: 321232
Nomination Date: 11-04-2014
Shannon was amaizing no job to big or to small , she is just a beautiful girl who is fantastic at what she does. The portsea hotel is very lucky to have her.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 330930
Nomination Date: 10-04-2014
Perfect place fot a wedding, the whole setting was perfect, the staff were exceptional very professional, helpfull and curtious
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 324869
Nomination Date: 09-04-2014
We found an absolute treasure venue in the portsea hotel. The portsea deck completely exceeded all our expectations from guest to bride and groom everyone was treated and lived like kings and queens for the day/night, it was a perfect example of a dream wedding.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 328550
Nomination Date: 09-04-2014
Shannon the wedding coordinator for the Portsea Hotel was sensational. Nothing was too hard and she was amazing with the planning of the day and even more amazing on the day.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 329191
Nomination Date: 09-04-2014
Shannon was extremely helpful, informative and caring of all our needs. we felt so comfortable and the day was amazing.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 326978
Nomination Date: 03-04-2014
the most beautiful location for a wedding the ceremony over looking the bay was breathtaking and by night the stars reflecting on the water, the nepean room was prefect!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 326978
Nomination Date: 03-04-2014
amazing to work with always there to help out made everything perfect cannot reccommend Shannon Lott enough

Wedding ID: 328553
Nomination Date: 28-03-2014
Shannon is the most brilliant wedding adviser- she helps the whole day run like clockwork.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 320059
Nomination Date: 02-03-2014
Very professional and easy to deal with. Kept on top of everything. Communication A1; rapid responses and organisation even made sure the sun came out that particular day. A pleasure to deal with and always a smile. Loved them all but Shannon was the standout for sure.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 321549
Nomination Date: 15-01-2014
The Portsea Hotel was the most beautiful place to have our wedding! Shannon is amazing!!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 320896
Nomination Date: 30-11-2013
Shannon Lott was a pleasure to work with. She listened to us and helped create the wedding we hoped and dreamed for. Her attitude and approach is relaxed - yet you know she is on top of everything, no fuss - yet you know she will look after the small details. Exactly what you are looking for in an advisor. The information pack Shannon provided helps you to plan a very personalised wedding - but with the guidance of someone who has done this a 1000 times. The perfect blend of DIY and advisor.

Wedding ID: 320896
Nomination Date: 30-11-2013
Shannon Lott was a pleasure to work with. She listened to us and helped create the wedding we hoped and dreamed for. Her attitude and approach is relaxed - yet you know she is on top of everything, no fuss - yet you know she will look after the small details. Exactly what you are looking for in an advisor. The information pack Shannon provided helps you to plan a very personalised wedding - but with the guidance of someone who has done this a 1000 times. The perfect blend of DIY and advisor.

Wedding ID: 311592
Nomination Date: 13-09-2013
Shannon went above and beyond to make us feel confident and at ease with our wedding. I couldn't speak highly enough of her attention to detail, outstanding professionalism and support throughout the planning stages and the execution of the wedding.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302035
Nomination Date: 21-04-2013
Port sea hotel was a amazing place to have our wedding, having the service & reception in one place was great for us & our guests, as well as having wedding photo in same location. Staff very helpful planing our big day, helping with list of supplier they recommend, & staff were lovely on the day. We got married in may the weather was a little cold, even though we didn't let this wreck our day, this location is probably more suited to summer weddings. We would highly recommend port sea hotel, wonderful wedding location
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 303803
Nomination Date: 20-04-2013
The Staff at the Portsea Hotel in particularly Shannon, have been so helpful, considerate and informative through out the planning and running of our wedding. Thank you all so much.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302029
Nomination Date: 18-04-2013
Shannon was very helpful & a delight to work with. Everything was well organised & went off without a hitch.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302005
Nomination Date: 17-04-2013
All staff were courteous, friendly and very helpful before the wedding as well as on the actual day. Very much a venue for providing exactly what is requested and required.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302012
Nomination Date: 17-04-2013
Portsea hotel - exceeded our expectations! Location, staff, food, accomodation. I'd recommend there services to anyone. A perfect day for us! A dream come true and our international guests loved it!
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302018
Nomination Date: 17-04-2013
Shannon and the entire events staff at the Portsea hotel were tremendously supportive on our wedding day, their attention to detail, especially coordinating my tables, in the way that l had outlined was outstanding. Through the entire time running up to our wedding they provided a standard of service that was beyond compare. I am so very happy to name the Portsea hotel as my top supplier and am happy to talk to you if you have any further queries about my desire to nominate them. Kind regards Jacqueline Whyte(Broomhead)
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302020
Nomination Date: 17-04-2013
Excellent venue, beautiful scenery and outstanding food. Shannon the functions co-ordinator was amazing throughtout the whole process! We had a fabulous day!
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302040
Nomination Date: 17-04-2013
My dream wedding came true mainly thanks to Shanon at the Portsea Hotel. As far as I'm concerned the day went to fast and I would do it all over again :):)
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302180
Nomination Date: 17-04-2013
The Service was outstanding. Customer Service, Food, Cleaning, Setting up. I will be booking many future functions there in the future.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 303800
Nomination Date: 17-04-2013
Portsea hotel provides the perfect sight for the ceremony and reception. Looking out to port Phillip bay for both the reception and later upstairs for the reception is perfect, and our guests mostly stayed in the accommodation at the pub and loved the convenience of it.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 303804
Nomination Date: 17-04-2013
Shannon was a great help & set the day up exactly as we planned. Could not have asked for a better venue!
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302181
Nomination Date: 11-04-2013
Portsea Hotel is an amazing venue, with incredible staff and brilliant food. They made our wedding day absolutely amazing, a day we will never forget.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302135
Nomination Date: 06-04-2013
I would recommend the Portsea Hotel as a wedding reception to anybody. The venue was fantastic with wonderful views of port phillip bay and the food was the best food I have eaten and there was lots of it. Shannon organised absolutley everything she was fantasic, all the staff were very friendly. everything was so well planned and looked amazing. It was a fantastic day all thanks to the Portsea Hotel, couldn't have picked a better venue.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 301203
Nomination Date: 05-04-2013
I could not fault Portsea Hotel as a wedding venue. Shannon the event coordinator and her team were amazing and professional. She communicated exceptionally well with myself and my now husband, and made the day perfect. Highly reccommend Portsea Hotel.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302149
Nomination Date: 05-04-2013
The venue was beautiful, food was great, all the staff were lovely. Shannon Lott the function manager was amazing. She was so easy to work with. The whole reception was perfect!
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 293129
Nomination Date: 03-04-2013
Our wedding day was perfect, right from the first meeting until now. Shannon at the portsea hotel is an absolute credit to them. All the other staff are amazing. Couldn't mark down in any area. Love it and am Deffinatly recommending them.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 302173
Nomination Date: 03-04-2013
It was absolutely perfect! Shannon helped us in every way possible and more. The food is still getting talked about, not one compliant! It was the best day that we have ever had.
Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley
Windsor NSW   
A Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Wedding is like no other. Located on the doorstep of the Blue Mountains - let us spoil you and your guests!... more

ABIA Member
ABIA Member
Experience
10-15 Years  
 

ABIA Awards
20 x Awards
#Nominations
767  
Reviews
24

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ABIA Awards

Year Ranking Category Events Award Rating
2016 Finalist Function Coordinator 20th NSW ABIA Awards 96.37%
2016 Finalist Resort Reception 20th NSW ABIA Awards 96.32%
2016 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 20th NSW ABIA Awards 96.21%
2016 Finalist Ceremony Venue 20th NSW ABIA Awards 96.19%
2012 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 16TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 95.32%
2012 Finalist Ceremony Venue 16TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 96.05%
2012 Finalist Resort Reception 16TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 95.21%
2011 Finalist Ceremony Venue 15TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 96.48%
2011 Finalist Function Coordinator 15TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 95.55%
2011 Finalist Resort Reception 15TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 94.61%
2011 Winner 1st Night Honeymoon 15TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 96.61%
2010 Finalist Resort Reception 14TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 94.81%
2010 Finalist Ceremony Venue 14TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 95.75%
2010 Finalist Function Coordinator 14TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 95.93%
2010 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 14TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 94.49%
2009 Finalist Resort Reception 13th NSW ABIA AWARDS 95.90%
2009 Finalist Ceremony Venue 13th NSW ABIA AWARDS 94.14%
2008 Finalist Resort Reception 12th NSW ABIA Awards 97.33%
2008 Finalist Ceremony Venue 12th NSW ABIA Awards 94.03%
2007 Finalist Resort Reception 11th NSW ABIA Awards 94.33%

RATING SCALE

PERFECT
(100%)
EXCELLENT
(98%-99%)
VERY GOOD
(95%-97%)
GOOD
(90%-94%)
AVERAGE
(80%-89%)
UNDER AVERAGE
(Under 79%)

Details Review
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 398244
Nomination Date: 02-07-2017
Couldn't reccomend having my reception here more! from start to finish it was exceptionally wonderfull. 
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 398244
Nomination Date: 02-07-2017
I was a little disappointed about the chairing situation as my ceremony was in summer it was hot and there was only a supply of 40 chairs I found a few guests were under the shade. But the view was amazing and it was everything I dreamed of. 
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 413695
Nomination Date: 28-06-2017
The staff were amazing. They were so very attentive and helpful. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend The Sebel to anyone
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 413350
Nomination Date: 24-06-2017
kai made our wedding a most enjoyable experience her expertise was above and beyond our expectations she made feel so welcome. Thank you Kai
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 391573
Nomination Date: 15-06-2017
Rooms were comfortable, clean, tidy & well furnished. We greatly enjoyed our evening in the bar where service & meals were very good.
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 391573
Nomination Date: 15-06-2017
reception could not have been better. Venue was comfortable and beautifully presented. Service was excellent. Meals & drinks were of high quality.
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 392706
Nomination Date: 04-06-2017
Beautiful location, amazing staff, affordable! I cannot fault the Sebel for all they have to offer and how helpful the staff are. Its not easy planning a wedding from another country but they made it seem effortless and were extremely supportive and helpful on all accounts.  It just helped that we were blessed with beautiful weather on our special day- even if it rained im sure it would have still been spectacular.  Special mention to Kai Richards on all she had done for us. I would highly recommend the Sebel to anyone with an upcoming wedding.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 411271
Nomination Date: 22-05-2017
Nice staff, very attentive and friendly... I like Samantha she's very good at her job.????
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 409518
Nomination Date: 28-04-2017
Krista Pentikainen was kind and courteous. She really connected with us and understood our needs. She was professional and responded to any queries we had. A great representative of the industry.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 404405
Nomination Date: 16-03-2017
Everything was made extremely easy and stress free for me - couldn't have asked for better planning
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 393625
Nomination Date: 01-03-2017
She was friendly and well organised. Everything was no trouble and kept in great contact.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 395657
Nomination Date: 15-11-2016
Staff do not consider it their position to do what it takes for your day to go ahead as planned.

Wedding ID: 393876
Nomination Date: 24-10-2016
The reception staff was really friendly but very slow service I didn't receive the wow customer service.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 393876
Nomination Date: 24-10-2016
The function coordinator Krista, was very helpful but not very experienced on how to deal with the wedding organising. I didn't really enjoyed my wedding function at all I felt rushed out of the function. Noting was planed as I requested very disappointed with the way my wedding day was so rushed and not organised.
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 385851
Nomination Date: 26-05-2016
The room was beautiful and the staff were so wonderful. They really went out of their way to make everything go smoothly.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 385851
Nomination Date: 26-05-2016
Kai was amazing. She really made everything easy and the whole process really enjoyable. Totally stress free!!!!

Wedding ID: 327989
Nomination Date: 03-04-2014
I can't speak highly enough of the staff at the Sebel. The resort, the environment, the grounds, the chapel and our reception room were all beautiful. The service was exceptional. 5 star service with a smile, all staff were extremely helpful, patient and obliging and most went out of their way to make us feel like the most important people there. There were several other weddings on over the weekend that we stayed and we were made to feel like the only people there. Our wedding co-ordinator made the process very easy and she was a joy to work with. It's a real credit to the management and training program of the Sebel. I would recommend this as the ONLY venue to consider in the wider Sydney region.

Wedding ID: 327020
Nomination Date: 15-03-2014
Kimberley Salmon my wedding coordinator was amazing! An extremely talented coordinator. She made our day more amazing than we could of hoped. Would recommend the Sebel very highly!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 278945
Nomination Date: 23-01-2013
Rebecca was an absolute gem and wasn't one of those pushy people insisting on using certain suppliers and/or settings etc We both found dealing with Rebecca very easy and less stressful.
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 288218
Nomination Date: 30-10-2012
The hotel staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Wedding guests were pleasantly surprised at the level of service received.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 288218
Nomination Date: 30-10-2012
Nothing was too much trouble for Rebecca and she was a great help right from the beginning of the process

Wedding ID: 288218
Nomination Date: 30-10-2012
Again Rebecca did a fantastic job even in the lead up where things were a little rocky due to outside issues
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 287895
Nomination Date: 28-10-2012
it was great everything how it was meant to be and how we had image it to be

Wedding ID: 287923
Nomination Date: 27-10-2012
Rebecca my in house wedding coordinator was absolutely fantastic. Nothing was an issue and she was very thorough with every detail and was very prompt in returning ph calls or emails. On the day she was there when I arrived and also ensured she came to see me at the reception to make sure everything was running the way I expected. Rebecca completely took the stress away from me organising the wedding. Definitely a WOW service from her!!!
The Lakes Resort Hotel
West Lakes SA   
Let our Dedicated and Award Winning Team assist you from your initial enquiry right through to that moment you are announced as husband and wife!... more

ABIA Member
ABIA Member
Experience
5-10 Years  
 

ABIA Awards
30 x Awards
#Nominations
626  
Reviews
46

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ABIA Awards

Year Ranking Category Events Award Rating
2016 Winner 1st Night Honeymoon 16th SA ABIA Awards 96.36%
2016 Finalist Resort Reception 16th SA ABIA Awards 96.24%
2016 Finalist Ceremony Venue 16th SA ABIA Awards 96.10%
2016 Finalist Function Coordinator 16th SA ABIA Awards 99.63%
2015 Winner Resort Reception 15th SA ABIA Awards 96.80%
2015 Finalist Ceremony Venue 15th SA ABIA Awards 96.46%
2015 Finalist Function Coordinator 15th SA ABIA Awards 99.77%
2015 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 15th SA ABIA Awards 96.69%
2014 Winner 1st Night Honeymoon 2014 SA ABIA Awards 95.98%
2014 Finalist Ceremony Venue 2014 SA ABIA Awards 96.41%
2014 Winner Function Coordinator 2014 SA ABIA Awards 99.77%
2014 Winner Resort Reception 2014 SA ABIA Awards 96.16%
2013 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 13th South Australian ABIA Awards 96.38%
2013 Finalist Ceremony Venue 13th South Australian ABIA Awards 93.69%
2013 Winner Function Coordinator 13th South Australian ABIA Awards 99.29%
2013 Winner Resort Reception 13th South Australian ABIA Awards 96.30%
2012 Winner 1st Night Honeymoon 12TH SA ABIA AWARDS 96.16%
2012 Finalist Ceremony Venue 12TH SA ABIA AWARDS 95.81%
2012 Finalist Function Coordinator 12TH SA ABIA AWARDS 98.69%
2012 Winner Resort Reception 12TH SA ABIA AWARDS 96.90%
2011 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 11TH SA ABIA AWARDS 95.51%
2011 Finalist Ceremony Venue 11TH SA ABIA AWARDS 95.53%
2011 Winner Function Coordinator 11TH SA ABIA AWARDS 99.25%
2011 Winner Resort Reception 11TH SA ABIA AWARDS 95.43%
2010 Winner 1st Night Honeymoon 10TH SA ABIA AWARDS 96.10%
2010 Winner Resort Reception 10TH SA ABIA AWARDS 96.71%
2010 Winner Ceremony Venue 10TH SA ABIA AWARDS 96.40%
2010 Finalist Function Coordinator 10TH SA ABIA AWARDS 97.53%
2009 Winner Resort Reception 9TH SA ABIA AWARDS 91.81%
2008 Winner Resort Reception 8TH SA ABIA AWARDS 94.92%

RATING SCALE

PERFECT
(100%)
EXCELLENT
(98%-99%)
VERY GOOD
(95%-97%)
GOOD
(90%-94%)
AVERAGE
(80%-89%)
UNDER AVERAGE
(Under 79%)

Details Review
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 405016
Nomination Date: 28-06-2017
Shannon was absolutely amazing. She made the whole process so easy and stress free. My wedding wouldn't have been the amazing night it was without her.
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 405016
Nomination Date: 28-06-2017
The Lakes Resort was an absolutely amazing. We had our wedding in the Lakes Function Room and it was styled so nicely. The reception staff were wonderful and the food was absolutely amazing on the night. I couldn't fault them on any part of the night and would highly recommend them.
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 405016
Nomination Date: 28-06-2017
The hotel room was perfect and so lovely for our first night. We had such a relaxing night and enjoyed our late check out. Breakfast wasn't fantastic though as our food arrived luke warm but that is nothing compared to the overall experience.
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 406763
Nomination Date: 28-06-2017
The lady at the front desk (the manager) was absolutely horrible to my in laws, brother and me and my husband and caused a scene. She was the only person to put a dampener on the weekend
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 411556
Nomination Date: 20-05-2017
Shannon was so lovely and willing to assist anytime. She made the wedding planning much easier for us. Were very happy to have it in her hands.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 409039
Nomination Date: 28-04-2017
Shannon was amazing! She made the whole planning process fun and easy. She was always so approachable and friendly and took the stress out of our special day. We would have definitely been lost without her support and hard work.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 406763
Nomination Date: 09-04-2017
Shannon is absolutely amazing and a true value to the lakes Resort! She was accomodating, warm, friendly and nothing was too hard or out of reach for us, if we wanted it Shannon made sure it happened!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 398238
Nomination Date: 20-11-2016
Shannon was always happy to help, easy to contact and always prompt with replies. Went out of her way to accomodate for anything that we wanted to change or add or allow for. Nothing was too much to ask and she made our whole experience so much more pleasant and enjoyable to plan.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 375541
Nomination Date: 27-08-2016
Excellent service, she was amazing and any little hiccup that happened on the day was fixed in no time ! before the big day she would respond to any questions very quick and would recommend the lakes for her service !
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 377768
Nomination Date: 17-02-2016
Absolutely amazing. Everyone raved about the food. It looked fantastic. Shannon, our coordinator was so easy to deal with. Full of smiles and she made everything how we wanted it. Thank you
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 376894
Nomination Date: 28-01-2016
Everything was made so easy and without stress. The planning leading up to the wedding and the day was perfect and The Lakes were able to cater for everything we wanted.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 374258
Nomination Date: 09-12-2015
The function coordinator has extreme attention to detail and made sure everything was perfect for us.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 373892
Nomination Date: 21-11-2015
Shannon made the whole experience run even more smoothly. She was absolutely incredible, professional, friendly and warming. We will actually miss her
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 367509
Nomination Date: 24-09-2015
Shannon and Natasha made every thing so easy I knew I didn't have to worry about a thing.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 342113
Nomination Date: 04-09-2015
Shannon was very friendly and helpful. She walked us through all the steps and made our wedding planning smooth.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 349043
Nomination Date: 27-08-2015
Could not imagine my wedding at any other venue! Service was incredible! Nothing was too hard for them to do. Very accomodating. Highly recommend
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 360282
Nomination Date: 09-05-2015
Amazing- luxious, spacious! A hot spa was running for us when we arrived in our room & breakfast was served to us in our room each morning we were there- we are so excited to return for our anniversary!!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 358014
Nomination Date: 29-04-2015
Shannon Claughton's assistance in our wedding was outstanding. helpful in every way her experience and extremely polite and professional manner helped us plan 'the perfect wedding', pointing out many areas that we had overlooked. She was polite, proactive, productive, professional, patient, pursuing our best interests!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 358547
Nomination Date: 17-04-2015
Shannon was fantastic! We couldn't be more thankful to have such a professional and wonderful coordinator.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 355782
Nomination Date: 09-04-2015
Shannon was so professional, organised and friendly. Always helping to make us feel comfortable and relaxed.
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 354993
Nomination Date: 25-03-2015
The Lakes Resort was a fantastic reception venue all the staff were amazing and the food and service was fantastic all of our guest are raving about how good the whole night was. Thanks!!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 354215
Nomination Date: 13-03-2015
Shannon was amazing she helped me every step of the way and on the day it all went perfectly she let me and my bridesmaids set up some details the day before like lolly bar and family photo table she was so amazing and she honestly wanted my day to go perfectly and it did thank you Shannon my day would of been the same without your help thank you xxx
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 350854
Nomination Date: 22-01-2015
Amazing honest reliable service went above and beyond to make sure the day was as I wanted if not more I would highly recommend the lakes resort for ceremony and reception there is nothing to fault with my wedding day
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 342853
Nomination Date: 10-10-2014
Shannon is a true professional and exceptional at her job. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything about her service was impeccable.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 322583
Nomination Date: 08-09-2014
Shannon was fabulous! She always greeted us with a huge friendly smile and made organising the day so easy and any question was never too hard for her to answer! Highly recommend The Lakes because of Shannon's excellence!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 328181
Nomination Date: 06-08-2014
Had absolutely nothing to Fault!! Would Highly recommend Shannon and her team at the Lakes resort for a Wedding or any event!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 333757
Nomination Date: 11-06-2014
We are so glad with their services. They have the best staff. They are so competent. Organization, food, staff, everything was so good
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 332139
Nomination Date: 17-04-2014
She was amazing and handled everything perfectly. she was organised and made everything go perfectly.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 327819
Nomination Date: 14-03-2014
Shannon is a caring, lady and thanks to her and the whole of the hotel staff our day was perfect
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 327335
Nomination Date: 08-03-2014
Shannon was amazing. Nothing was too hard for her. Our whole reception went off without a problem and we loved every minute of it.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 323128
Nomination Date: 26-01-2014
There is no request that is too much for Shannon. Her friendly manner is a bonus to her capability and resourcefulness and quick turn arounds to any request or question. Shannon was the difference in making organising a wedding reception from interstate seamless and stressfree.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 322760
Nomination Date: 11-01-2014
Exceptional work ethics.Very professional,friendly,caring.Made our special day unforgettable.Cant speak highly enough of all the staff involved they are a major asset to The Lakes Resort.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 320350
Nomination Date: 22-11-2013
Shannon was the most lovely, professional and dependable planner, we couldn't have asked for a better person to help make our reception the event that it was.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 318423
Nomination Date: 18-11-2013
Shannon has a Can do attitude and so professional to deal with. Was difficult planning my wedding as I live interstate from the venue. She recommended the DJ and Florist and I was thrilled with how it all came together. I couldn't have done it without her. Brilliant at her job.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 318424
Nomination Date: 10-11-2013
The function co-ordinator was wonderful to work with and helped me immensely, the staff in general were perfect.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 314107
Nomination Date: 11-10-2013
Shannon was super accomodating for us. We had to change the date 3 times. In this time I broke both ankles, my partner lost his job, I found out i was pregnant, had an emergency C Section and had to deal with the parents of the bride and groom. Shannon made it so easy and made me relax when I should have been stressing. 1 week before the wedding our DJ pulled out. Shannon was super calm and helped me through a crises when all i wanted to do was cancel the wedding and couldn't stop Crying. I Believe i have found a whole new level of respect for her role as she had to deal with so much just from us. imagine what it would be like with all the other couples getting married
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 314108
Nomination Date: 11-10-2013
I was absolutely thrilled with the service from The Lakes Resort. They helped me have the absolute best wedding I could have ever dreamed about! And even when I had other let downs (Stationery outsourced from external company), The Lakes Resort did everything in their power to help me sort it out. My day was perfect with a big thanks to the lakes resort!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 301116
Nomination Date: 28-03-2013
Shannon was a delight to work with she is diligent, affable, reliable and only refers other reliable and skilled suppliers
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 298044
Nomination Date: 21-03-2013
Lakes Resort Hotel delivered everything we asked for. The wedding coordinator was very friendly and went out of her way to make sure everything went smooth at the reception. Very pleased on how the night went. Family and friends loved the wedding reception such as the service and the food.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 297698
Nomination Date: 10-02-2013
Shannon made planning for our wedding reception easy. She was very polite and helpful. Shannon made sure our reception was everything we wanted and more.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 297696
Nomination Date: 08-02-2013
Shannon is really born for the job she is in, absolute great help and support for us for our wedding reception. Very professional and organised.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 292403
Nomination Date: 18-12-2012
Shannon was able to answer all our questions and had the room set up the way we wish for the Ceremony and the Reception. Was able to help us with all our queries on our food choices/
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 288774
Nomination Date: 28-11-2012
Shannonn was so professional, knew her product and went above and beyond to ensure we were happy with everything
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 285875
Nomination Date: 14-10-2012
Shannon Claughton is one of the best coordinators I have ever had the pleasure of working with! Attentive to needs and requirements, and so very helpful. She loves her work and it shows, her attention to detail is next to none. Thank you Shannon for making our special day perfect.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 284146
Nomination Date: 13-10-2012
the staff go above and beyound to ensure your day goes smoothly and exactly the way you want it.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 283093
Nomination Date: 08-09-2012
Shannon is the best. Cannot speak high enough of her. Shannon could not have been better. We were so happy and all because of Shannon
Harrigans Irish Pub & Ibis Styles Harrington
Harrington NSW   
A beautiful reception venue located on the banks of the Manning River. Ibis Styles River Lodge Harrington has everything you need all in the one perfect location... more

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Experience
5-10 Years  
 

ABIA Awards
17 x Awards
#Nominations
447  
Reviews
47

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Year Ranking Category Events Award Rating
2016 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 20th NSW ABIA Awards 96.30%
2016 Finalist Ceremony Venue 20th NSW ABIA Awards 96.88%
2016 Finalist Function Coordinator 20th NSW ABIA Awards 97.75%
2016 Finalist Resort Reception 20th NSW ABIA Awards 96.91%
2015 Winner 1st Night Honeymoon 19th NSW ABIA Awards 96.39%
2015 Finalist Function Coordinator 19th NSW ABIA Awards 98.25%
2015 Finalist Ceremony Venue 19th NSW ABIA Awards 96.94%
2015 Finalist Resort Reception 19th NSW ABIA Awards 96.46%
2014 Finalist Function Coordinator 18TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 98.21%
2014 Finalist Ceremony Venue 18TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 96.27%
2014 Finalist Resort Reception 18TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 96.35%
2014 Winner 1st Night Honeymoon 18TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 95.93%
2013 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 17th NSW ABIA Awards 95.68%
2013 Finalist Ceremony Venue 17th NSW ABIA Awards 95.98%
2013 Finalist Function Coordinator 17th NSW ABIA Awards 96.79%
2012 Finalist Ceremony Venue 16TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 95.67%
2012 Finalist Function Coordinator 16TH NSW ABIA AWARDS 96.25%

RATING SCALE

PERFECT
(100%)
EXCELLENT
(98%-99%)
VERY GOOD
(95%-97%)
GOOD
(90%-94%)
AVERAGE
(80%-89%)
UNDER AVERAGE
(Under 79%)

Details Review
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 413325
Nomination Date: 30-06-2017
We loved the river side ceremony. The only future improvement would be to level the grassed area for easier access for the elderly. This wasn't a problem, but just an observation.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 413325
Nomination Date: 30-06-2017
Kristal was so easy to work with. Everything we wanted was accommodated with no problems. She went out of her way to make sure everything went to plan on our special day.
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 413325
Nomination Date: 30-06-2017
The function room is lovely and nothing was needed to improve it. The staff were lovely and worked together to make our night great. Can't fault anything.
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 413160
Nomination Date: 16-06-2017
Reception venue was beautiful - the food was not as high of a standard as it was in the tasting we had. But overall was a magical reception. 
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 403754
Nomination Date: 15-03-2017
Incredibly impressed with the high quality of service. As a person studying to be a wedding coordinator myself I was very pleased with the service provided and would very highly recommend the wedding coordinator to any brides or grooms to be!!
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 396927
Nomination Date: 20-01-2017
Our entire experience there felt like something from the movies. The atmosphere of the surroundings our guests and especially the staff at Harrigans who exceeded our expectations in every way made our wedding weekend that much more memorable
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 394534
Nomination Date: 01-11-2016
The staff went above and beyond to help us get our wedding of the ground through to the last days stay thanks so much
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 393287
Nomination Date: 12-10-2016
The staff member who checked us out stated she was new but came across quite rude. Asked where we could pay the remainder of the money and she did not know. Sent us to two other staff members who also did not know. Got a rude and remanding phone call just after we had left asking us to come back and pay. We were able to sort through it eventually.

Wedding ID: 392788
Nomination Date: 28-09-2016
Absolutely amazing, could not of asked for a better person. Love this girl to bits. Couldnt recommend enough.
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 389841
Nomination Date: 11-08-2016
Everything about the location and the way the room was set up was amazing. It's so hard to say which part was best but the comments from our guests cement for me that the reception at Harrigans was perfect!!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 385249
Nomination Date: 04-05-2016
Harrington Waters Chapel is perfect just the way it is. Didn't need to add anything extra.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 385249
Nomination Date: 04-05-2016
Kristal was amazing at making sure everything was prepared & ready for our day. Willing to answer all our questions and always there to help.
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 385249
Nomination Date: 04-05-2016
Cleaning staff were incredible to make sure our room was left clean even after us girls got ready in it. Spa is amazing, maybe some flowers on the bed and a little 'wedding night' gift would be nice and give it the final touch it needs to making the perfect ending to a perfect day.
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 385249
Nomination Date: 04-05-2016
Reception staff were incredible. Always had a smile. Happy to help & make changes and very accommodating to our needs. We loved Harrigans ibis styles Harrington before our wedding day but we have fallen even more in love it since our wedding.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 384253
Nomination Date: 01-05-2016
Kristal was a wonderful help with extensive industry knowledge, a friendly and happy approach, and happy to assist in any way.

Wedding ID: 378624
Nomination Date: 03-03-2016
Kristal Chadburn is an asset to Harrigan's Irish Pub and Ibis Hotel. Nothing was ever a problem and her service was exceptional
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 376773
Nomination Date: 07-02-2016
I can't commend Kristal enough on her efforts in organising and executing the many aspects of our wedding day. Kristal was quick to offer advice and was accommodating to our requests. Dealing with Kristal was an absolute breeze which contributed to stress free planning and ultimately a stress free wedding day. Thank you Kristal!
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 376773
Nomination Date: 07-02-2016
A wonderful and comfortable stay. The stunning view of the manning river and the lush decor makes for a romantic stay.

Wedding ID: 376773
Nomination Date: 07-02-2016
I can't commend Kristal enough on her efforts in organising and executing the many aspects of our wedding day. Kristal was quick to offer advice and was accommodating to our requests. Dealing with Kristal was an absolute breeze which contributed to stress free planning and ultimately a stress free wedding day. Thank you Kristal!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 372021
Nomination Date: 14-11-2015
If you are after a outside ceremony, this is the place to go to. So serene on the water.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 372021
Nomination Date: 14-11-2015
Kristal was amazing from the moment we started planning our event. I cant thank her enough. So professional but caring and kind.
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 372021
Nomination Date: 14-11-2015
The rooms at Harrigans are 5 star. They are so clean and the staff promptly made our room up for a request of the photographer. It was amazing. The view is outstanding. And the rooms are beautiful. So clean and fresh. All of our guests have commented on how refreshed they felt after just two nights.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 370103
Nomination Date: 21-10-2015
Kristal was amazing. So helpful, easy going. Great to deal with. Always contactable. Made the whole process so enjoyable and not stressful at all
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 369271
Nomination Date: 13-10-2015
Overall we have been happy with everything & Kristal helped us along all the way... 100% happy!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 367791
Nomination Date: 28-09-2015
Even though we had to have a last minute change is ceremony venue due to the weather, it was still perfect.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 351806
Nomination Date: 18-09-2015
Kristal is absolutely amazing. Took care of everything and was always friendly and accomadation despite me having 1000 questions. Kristal ensured that the whole day went smoothly and to schedule
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 351806
Nomination Date: 18-09-2015
Absolutely beautiful room and service. All my guests stayed and all loved it. Staff were accomadating and very looked after us
Resort Reception
Wedding ID: 351806
Nomination Date: 18-09-2015
Only dissapointment was that reception had to end and everyone had to be out well before midnight.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 350632
Nomination Date: 05-02-2015
Gardens are beautifully manicured providing a gorgeous venue for your ceremony. Staff are very helpful making for a very stress free day.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 350632
Nomination Date: 05-02-2015
Our Coordinater was lovely, nothing was too much hassle. She was very knowledgable and helpful. Made planning our big day easy and stress free.

Wedding ID: 350632
Nomination Date: 05-02-2015
Having an in house wedding adviser meant I didn't have to worry about a single thing on our wedding day!

Wedding ID: 348517
Nomination Date: 03-12-2014
Kristal was friendly and professional. If an issue came up she took control and it was sorted. She made our day so special.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 347394
Nomination Date: 22-11-2014
Kristal was fantastic to work with on our wedding and she made sure everything ran smoothly!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 341498
Nomination Date: 23-09-2014
The function/wedding coordinator was very helpful in the lead up and on our wedding day. Everything went so smoothly thanks to her.

Wedding ID: 337196
Nomination Date: 25-06-2014
Krystal, our wedding advisor was amazing to deal with. She went out of her way to make sure everything was catered for exceptionally - even our last minute changes. She always made us feel that our wedding was a priority, as did all of the staff at Harrigans.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 332193
Nomination Date: 30-05-2014
Kristal Chadburn is a true asset as the wedding/event coordinator of Harrigans. Her professionalism, organisation, reliability, and attention to small detail was duely noted during the months prior and on the day of our wedding. She was also readily available at any time to deal with any queries or unexpected changes to any arrangements...and dealt with them efficiently to ensure that 'our wedding day' went as smoothly as could be. Kristal, to us, was an assurance that our wedding would turn out well on the big day...and we were not dissapointed!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 334503
Nomination Date: 28-05-2014
The whole event was managed exceptionally well; all our guests commented on the relaxed yet professional attitude of all the staff, along with the quality of the food and service. The location was superb and the only negative was that the bride was late arriving at the chapel, and therefore late arriving to the reception and we missed the sunset opportunites for photos and canapes outside. Despite this, the alternative arrangements at the Irish Pub were easily accommodated. So many of our friends and family want to come back to Harrington as a result of the wonderful experiences throughtout the wedding weekend. Thank you for making it a truely memorable day for Doug and I. Regards, Angela
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 330237
Nomination Date: 01-05-2014
Kristal helped make our day exactly the way we wanted it to be - stylish, enjoyable and no pressure. Thank you so much.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 324522
Nomination Date: 10-02-2014
The function coordinator went above and beyond to make everything run smoothly! She was excellent!

Wedding ID: 319507
Nomination Date: 28-11-2013
Excellent venue. Excellent value for money. Excellent food. Excellent service. Exceptional function co-ordinator who made planning our wedding a breeze.

Wedding ID: 320196
Nomination Date: 20-11-2013
All staff were very friendly, from service staff to managers. Everything was faultless and top class.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 315480
Nomination Date: 23-10-2013
Kristal, was amazing with needs she was calm and loving towards our needs and went above and beyond. Harrigans was amazingly perfect and I would recommend it to anyone!

Wedding ID: 315480
Nomination Date: 23-10-2013
Kristal was amazing with her job, listened to what we wanted and went above and beyond for our needs.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 310540
Nomination Date: 25-08-2013
Kristal could not have been more helpful! We lived a few hours away so she was so great about us not actually being there to do most of the planning.

Wedding ID: 306203
Nomination Date: 24-05-2013
Kristal and the staff at All Seasons River Lodge did such a wonderful job for our wedding and made sure the night was magical always with a smile on their face. Their service was surburb and would highly recommend the venue to anyone.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 288776
Nomination Date: 02-11-2012
Kristal was amazing, she bent over backwards to make our day very special. Nothing was a hassle or too hard, she was great.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 283574
Nomination Date: 17-09-2012
All Seasons Harrington helped us to create the most perfect day of our lives. All the staff were extremely helpful both prior to and on the day. No request was too difficult. Both the ceremony and reception venue were beautiful...exactly what we were looking for.
Albert River Wines
Tamborine QLD   
Albert River Wines provides your ceremony, photographic location and reception within the one venue. Small or large numbers, mid-week or weekends, we can customise a package to suit you. We have multiple ceremony venues and two reception venues.... more

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ABIA Member
Experience
15-25 Years  
 

ABIA Awards
14 x Awards
#Nominations
408  
Reviews
66

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Year Ranking Category Events Award Rating
2017 Finalist Function Coordinator 19th QLD ABIA Awards 97.15%
2017 Finalist Ceremony Venue 19th QLD ABIA Awards 96.96%
2017 Finalist Reception Venue 19th QLD ABIA Awards 96.98%
2016 Finalist Reception Venue 18th QLD ABIA Awards 98.02%
2016 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 18th QLD ABIA Awards 95.01%
2016 Finalist Ceremony Venue 18th QLD ABIA Awards 97.14%
2016 Winner Function Coordinator 18th QLD ABIA Awards 99.83%
2015 Finalist Reception Venue 17TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 97.79%
2015 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 17TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 95.95%
2015 Winner Function Coordinator 17TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 99.89%
2015 Finalist Ceremony Venue 17TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 96.81%
2014 Finalist Reception Venue 16th Queensland ABIA Awards 96.78%
2014 Finalist Ceremony Venue 16th Queensland ABIA Awards 96.07%
2014 Finalist Function Coordinator 16th Queensland ABIA Awards 99.46%

RATING SCALE

PERFECT
(100%)
EXCELLENT
(98%-99%)
VERY GOOD
(95%-97%)
GOOD
(90%-94%)
AVERAGE
(80%-89%)
UNDER AVERAGE
(Under 79%)

Details Review
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 396724
Nomination Date: 03-11-2016
All of our guests were so happy with the food and service, the coordinator ensured our room looked amazing, and did lots of little extra things which I found out about later that helped guests feel special and taken care of ~ the entire staff was wonderful and from the start of the ceremony to the end of the reception, everything was smooth and amazing!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 393679
Nomination Date: 19-10-2016
Reception was great. We were quite limited to where we could take photos as the wedding directly after ours had exclusive access to the gardens around our ceremony and reception area. It would have been good to have notice of this but otherwise all good.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 393676
Nomination Date: 10-10-2016
Overall fantastic. The staff at Albert River Wines are amazing and very helpful and made sure our special day was perfect. Would highly recommend them.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 389277
Nomination Date: 12-08-2016
An absolutely perfect day that could not have been better if plucked from a catalogue!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 388838
Nomination Date: 11-07-2016
Jenna Turnbull was an exceptional wedding co-ordinator. Our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be and more. Jenna ensured that every detail was taken care of and that the whole day ran smoothly. I cannot praise Jenna and the ARW staff highly enough for all their efforts.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 387672
Nomination Date: 06-07-2016
Jenna and Kris were incredibly helpful throughout the whole planning process, right through to looking after us and our guests on the night. Both Jenna and Kris promptly responded to our queries, and were always able to offer suggestions and advice where we needed it. An excellent team!!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 384635
Nomination Date: 20-05-2016
A gorgeous venue with stunning backdrops for photos. With the variety of ceremony places available you really can have any style of wedding you wish here.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 384635
Nomination Date: 20-05-2016
Kris was terrific. Nothing was too much trouble and she approached the day with confidence and a can do attitude which really helped to take the stress away.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 384635
Nomination Date: 20-05-2016
The venue has such a beautiful charm about it but like all old venues it requires some tender loving care to restore it back to the standard of it's day.

Wedding ID: 384635
Nomination Date: 20-05-2016
The staff are fantastic to deal with, the only suggestion I would have is to revise their event plan paperwork and seating plans etc as they're quite difficult to read and complete. On a whole however, Jenna & Kris were great.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 380823
Nomination Date: 11-04-2016
Kris was a god send - her response to any question was "I'll make it happen". She made our wedding dreams come true!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 381532
Nomination Date: 06-04-2016
Kris was amazing from beginning to end. Nothing was too much trouble and she was onto it before we even had to ask. Kris made our weddin exceptional and she really was integral into making it so perfect. I couldn't have asked for more.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 376928
Nomination Date: 24-01-2016
The chapel was absolutely beautiful and would recommend it to anyone looking for a stunning chapel to have their ceremony in
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 376928
Nomination Date: 24-01-2016
Kris was amazing! She had everything organised for me and I didn't have to do any set up at all. She set our reception area up exactly as I wanted it and loved every minute of having her as my wedding coordinator
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 376928
Nomination Date: 24-01-2016
The Auchenflower Ballroom is an amazing place to have a reception, the lighting was great and the deck was the perfect place for a massive dance floor!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 372756
Nomination Date: 17-11-2015
Jenna, our wedding co-ordinator was amazing! She was also professional, polite and nothing was too much trouble for her.
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 372756
Nomination Date: 17-11-2015
Convenient place to stay for the wedding night, with only a short walk from the reception
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 369819
Nomination Date: 19-10-2015
Kris was incredible and made everything flow with ease. Plus she put up with 21 kids and survived.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 368251
Nomination Date: 04-10-2015
Had great experience with coordinators in lead up to wedding until day when management coordinator was very rude
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 368250
Nomination Date: 03-10-2015
The function co-ordinators went above and beyond to help us with our wedding. Our flowers arrived but weren't put together and the co-ordinators stayed up after the wedding the night before to set it all up for us, even though it's not usually included. Jenna sewed up the best man's trousers when they split, and Kris drove a couple of our guests home when the personal driver they ordered didn't show up.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 367418
Nomination Date: 23-09-2015
Absolutely perfect! Beautiful view, very private, wonderfully decorated, very attentive staff. Everything is taken care of, food, drinks, decorations, transport etc. Special mention to Jenna Turnbull, our functions coordinator- Jenna is someone who clearly cares deeply about her couples, anything we asked for was never too much trouble, she went above and beyond to make it the day we dreamed of.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 365066
Nomination Date: 02-09-2015
Jenna was amazing and brought everything together so well. A pleasure to work with and got the important details right.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 365067
Nomination Date: 18-08-2015
kris the wedding coordinator was just wonderful with everything , always willing to help where she can, couldnt have asked for a better person to be a part of our special day
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 364731
Nomination Date: 10-08-2015
Absolutely spectacular venue. Friendly and happy staff willing to go the extra mile. Magical day thanks to the ARW team.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 363964
Nomination Date: 03-08-2015
Everything ran really smoothly. Good attention to detail, organised and professional. Food was fantastic and service was really good. Made it such a wonderful and memorable day. Couldn't have asked for a better day!!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 363967
Nomination Date: 21-07-2015
Quaint chapel moved from Kingaroy. Beautifully set out in a simple manner. Not a huge building, personal and just right. Located right beside the reception venue. Perfect....we loved it
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 363967
Nomination Date: 21-07-2015
Jasmine was great and such a steadying influence. So helpful and organised. Made life easier for us. Thanks Jas.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 363967
Nomination Date: 21-07-2015
Staff were fantastic. Food was amazing. Lovely setting and room was meticulous. Warm and cosy. Just a wonderful feeling. Everything went like clockwork. All the extras were there ready for us. A winter's afternoon in a homestead on a beautiful winery. Couldn't not have hoped for more. Well done!

Wedding ID: 363967
Nomination Date: 21-07-2015
Jasmine and Kris were great. Pleasant to work with and adapted to the issues as they arose. Made it so much easier.

Wedding ID: 363965
Nomination Date: 08-07-2015
Jasmine was amazing and helped us with any and all questions that we had. She kept me calm and collected and helped me to make sure everything was organised.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 349014
Nomination Date: 05-06-2015
Kris and Jasmine are amazing!!!! Couldn't have asked for better people to help me with my wedding.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 361249
Nomination Date: 01-06-2015
We chose to be married in the chapel on the property and it was magnificent.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 361249
Nomination Date: 01-06-2015
Our function coordinator, Jasmine, was so easy to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. I would not have been able to pull my wedding off without her.

Wedding ID: 361249
Nomination Date: 01-06-2015
I believe the In-house wedding advisor was also Jasmine. She could not have made our wedding any better. Our day was simply magical and my husband and I have both said it was the best day of our lives.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 358401
Nomination Date: 27-05-2015
Jasmine was absolutely amazing to work with. Always organised and everything I suggested was possible. Couldn't have asked for a better person to work with, really made my wedding stress free.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 361795
Nomination Date: 28-05-2015
Jasmine did an absolutely fantastic job answering all of our questions and assisting us in every way leading up to and during the wedding and reception. She always made us feel relaxed and welcome. Because of Jasmine, kris and all of the staff at Albert River Wines we had the most amazing wedding!!!! We would happy recommended Albert River Wines to anyone.

Wedding ID: 347915
Nomination Date: 22-11-2014
Jasmine was absolutely wonderful to work with and made sure everything ran perfectly which it did
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 346263
Nomination Date: 06-11-2014
Very knowledgeable and helpful wedding coordinator, Jasmine Morcus. She always went above an beyond to ensure our day was perfect from start to finsh. We are overwhelmed at the effort Jasmine went to, and everything that she fixed on the day. We are so grateful to Jasmine and the whole Albert River team!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 343441
Nomination Date: 16-10-2014
The venue at Albert River Wines is truly a piece of art. When your there you feel free and you can let your imagination run wild. My husband and I could not be happier with our choice of venue and we created so many amazing memories there. Another great aspect about this venue is that it provided our guests with entertainment on the bocce lawn whilst we were away having our photos taken.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 343441
Nomination Date: 16-10-2014
The coordinators are very professional. They listen and remember everything discussed and never made me feel as though I was asking to many questions. Either Jasmine or Kris would always reply to my emails within 1 day of receiving them. Both ladies are very clear and concise with organising the event which made my life so much easier! One thing that meant a lot to when planning my wedding was that my guests were taken care of, as I have been to many wedding where the guests are forgotten when the bride and groom are having the photos taken. Jasmine and Kris did just that. They made my guests feel very welcome and took great care of my family and friends.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 343441
Nomination Date: 16-10-2014
We held our reception in the Ballroom at Albert River. The ballroom provided us with the perfect after party. There was plenty of room for us to dance on the deck whilst the dining room provided us with a romantic setting for meals and speeches.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 341547
Nomination Date: 30-09-2014
I felt so looked after throughout the whole planning process and especially on the day.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 341546
Nomination Date: 25-09-2014
Kris is fantastic! If you want a smooth and organised wedding with a bubbly coordinator this is the place for you. The extras at no cost and not a problem made all the difference.

Wedding ID: 340884
Nomination Date: 21-09-2014
Kris and Jasmine are amazing advisors for anyone organising a wedding. Nothing is too hard, too big or unachievable for them. They constantly make the bride and groom their number one priority and they truly love weddings.

Wedding ID: 340456
Nomination Date: 15-09-2014
Everything this venue did for us was perfect. From the first time we met to on the day- EVERYTHING was YES YES YES. Things were done quickly and beautifully, I would not have changed a thing. It was difficult choosing the best supplier and I selected In-house Wedding Advisor because Kris was with me from the beginning. If I could choose everything I would. The venue was absolutely stunning the reception and cer
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 339267
Nomination Date: 08-09-2014
Albert River Wines was the perfect location for our wedding! The staff were very helpful especially Jasmine, we were so well looked after on the night, food and wine delicious and everything was on site in the one place - which our guests seem to love! I highly recommend Albert River Wines as a wedding venue, it really does have everything & caters for everyone.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 338946
Nomination Date: 30-07-2014
Jazz Morcus was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and she got everything down to the smallest detail right. Highly recommend
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 315045
Nomination Date: 22-06-2014
Kris and Jasmine were fantastic, they cover all bases with their knowledge and different personalities and compliment each other very well to make the perfect team. They went above and beyond my expectations and really made our wedding day run smoothly with no stress just lots of fun and beautiful memories.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 333704
Nomination Date: 20-05-2014
My husband and I were able to relax and enjoy, the staff at ARW ensured everything went as planned. There was so much attention to detail, from table centre pieces to fairy lights above the outdoor dance floor, the two wedding coordinators (Kris and Jasmine) went out of their way to do everything the way we asked. Our family and friends can't stop raving about it being one of the best weddings they've ever been to!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 327527
Nomination Date: 27-04-2014
Jasmine from Albert River Wines was absolutely amazing at helping to make our wedding day perfect. Quality service, best day ever! Thanks!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 332267
Nomination Date: 26-04-2014
Kris was absolutely amazing and we would never have had such a successful and smooth day without her
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 328217
Nomination Date: 27-03-2014
Our Function Coordinator, Jasmine, was incredibly helpful, attentive and capable. She answered all our queries promptly and professionally. We felt that we were in safe hands in the lead up to our wedding and on the wedding day itself. Jasmine really went above and beyond, and nothing was too much trouble. We couldn't have asked for a better Function Coordinator!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 323230
Nomination Date: 23-01-2014
Absolutely amazing staff. Beautiful, positive attitudes right throughout. Amazing food and scenery capped it all off.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 323230
Nomination Date: 23-01-2014
Wonderful, positive staff. Organised and so easy to talk to. They made our day perfect.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 320676
Nomination Date: 06-12-2013
Kris and Jasmin are absolute gems. They were instrumental in helping plan the day. I never had any doubt that they wouldn't deliver a phenomenal experience! 5 BIG GOLD STARS
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 320674
Nomination Date: 26-11-2013
Jasmine was absolutely exceptional to deal with at Albert River Wines. No request was too difficult and our day was perfectly run largely thanks to her.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 318209
Nomination Date: 07-11-2013
Albert River Winery did such an amazing job with our wedding - everything went smoothly and they went the extraile with absolutely everything. Kris and Jasmine were always friendly and so patient - they made the day incredible. The food was incredible and scenery was beautiful. I couldn't reccomend them highly enough!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 314372
Nomination Date: 02-11-2013
There are not enough words to express our thanks and gratitude towards Albert River Wines for the outstanding dedication and support of their staff. Our wedding day was 100% perfect all due to their commitment to creating your dream wedding. They are very talented, passionate staff and highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 315046
Nomination Date: 29-10-2013
Thanks to Kris at Albert River Wines our wedding day was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble and we were always encouraged to contact her with the slightest of queries. Thank you Kris it was the most wonderful day.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 313644
Nomination Date: 27-10-2013
We could not Fault ARW, everything was taken care of. and even tho our orginal wedding Co=ordinator had to leave the country because of a family death. jaz he assist step up to the plate and made everything happen without a hitch!. THANK YOU SO MUCH! what a great day!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 313645
Nomination Date: 09-10-2013
Jasmine Morcus was absolutely wonderful to work with. Being a bride you want your day to be perfect and Jasmine invested in all of the little details and executed everything to perfection. Jasmine always made herself available and was only too willing to help, think outside of the box and make any little request possible. All brides should be lucky enough to work with someone who is as invested in making a wedding day as perfect as what Jasmine does.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 313646
Nomination Date: 09-10-2013
Kris was amazing. She handled everything that we threw at her with a professional yet personal approach
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 312345
Nomination Date: 18-09-2013
Kris, Jaz and the team went above and beyond to make everything just as we wanted. Could not have asked for more. Highly recommend Albert River Wines and Kris and the team.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 311171
Nomination Date: 17-09-2013
Made the whole day and everything leading up to it very easy and stress free
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 311170
Nomination Date: 03-09-2013
Function coordinator was very flexible - catered for all of our needs without question. Excellent!!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 297397
Nomination Date: 05-02-2013
You're amazing, dont ever lose that desire to be the perfect wedding coordinator. it wouldn't let me put 150 in :( you deserve well above the excellent mark
Villa Botanica
Woodwark QLD   
Villa Botanica is the jewel of the Whitsundays' and as a new venue fast becoming recognised as one of Australia's most exquisite locations for ceremonies, photography, receptions and luxury bridal accommodation.... more

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Experience
5-10 Years  
 

ABIA Awards
13 x Awards
#Nominations
394  
Reviews
93

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ABIA Awards

Year Ranking Category Events Award Rating
2017 Runner-Up Ceremony Venue 19th QLD ABIA Awards 99.49%
2017 Finalist Reception Venue 19th QLD ABIA Awards 99.18%
2016 Finalist Ceremony Venue 18th QLD ABIA Awards 99.57%
2016 Finalist Reception Venue 18th QLD ABIA Awards 99.26%
2015 Winner Reception Venue 17TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 99.75%
2015 Finalist Ceremony Venue 17TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 99.82%
2014 Finalist Reception Venue 16th Queensland ABIA Awards 99.13%
2014 Winner Ceremony Venue 16th Queensland ABIA Awards 99.75%
2013 Finalist Ceremony Venue 15th Queensland ABIA Awards 98.46%
2013 Finalist Reception Venue 15th Queensland ABIA Awards 99.24%
2010 Finalist Ceremony Venue 12TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 94.98%
2010 Finalist Function Coordinator 12TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 94.45%
2010 Finalist Reception Venue 12TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 94.87%

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Details Review
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 414006
Nomination Date: 19-07-2017
Absolutely perfect day. The food, service, scenery, everything was 10 out of 10. I wish I could do it all over again. Dream wedding. Amazing memories. I have no words
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 414008
Nomination Date: 05-07-2017
Villa Botanica was beyond what we ever imagined. The staff were there for anything we needed and the whole day ran smoothly without any hassle. We will be recommending villa botanica to everyone. Special mention to Gemma who helped us so much with the planning of our wedding and throughout our wedding day.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 414008
Nomination Date: 05-07-2017
Every aspect of our ceremony was thought of and even though we had a little rain shower during our ceremony it was amazing. Special mention to Gemma who helped us so much with the planning of our wedding and throughout our wedding day.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 414005
Nomination Date: 03-07-2017
I honestly felt like a celebrity for the day. It is such an amazing venue which I highly recommend to anyone! There is so much to love from  the stunning water views. All of the fairy lights, the amazing food and such a relaxed, and peaceful venue. Staff were amazing and kept Everything on schedule. Can't recommend enough 
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 414005
Nomination Date: 03-07-2017
This is honestly the best venue in the world. ots such  a magical place that is so unique and beautiful it is simply unforgettable. 
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 396617
Nomination Date: 29-06-2017
Breathe taking scenery! No other place like it. WOW! The staff were amazing and went that extra step  on the lead up and through out the day!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 411967
Nomination Date: 29-06-2017
Could not have found a more beautiful venue to host our special day. Good and beverages were great and the staff were amazing. 
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 396617
Nomination Date: 29-06-2017
Again breathe taking scenery for the ceremony! No other place like it. WOW! The staff were amazing and went that extra step  on the lead up and through out the day!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 411967
Nomination Date: 29-06-2017
The ceremony was intimate and absolutely perfect. The breathtakingly beautiful scenery really set the mood, wish I could go back! The staff ensured every detail was taken care of meaning our day ran seamlessly. Absolute perfection.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 411968
Nomination Date: 12-06-2017
Villa Botanica, the location, the staff and the food could not be faulted. I heard many times from my guests that my Wedding was the best wedding they had ever been too. This was based around the staff , food and atmosphere. This is well worth the money spent. Fr a stress free wedding that you as the Bride and Groom can also enjoy Villa Botanica is the place for your Wedding.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 411968
Nomination Date: 12-06-2017
Villa Botanica was the best experience, both on the day and during the planning. The attention to detail to create a magical day that will never be forgotten is made appear easy. On my wedding day I was so relaxed and made to feel as though I was a Princess as did my Mum and Bridesmaids.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 411966
Nomination Date: 29-05-2017
Staff are the best in the industry. Their online system for planning the wedding is super easy to use and very convenient. Venue is spectacular
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 410295
Nomination Date: 21-05-2017
The reception venue is laid out like every brides dream - twinkling lights and views of the coral sea. Staff were professional and prompt with any request. We loved every moment of our wedding at Villa Botanica and recommend to all and it is certainly value for money!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 410295
Nomination Date: 21-05-2017
I am speechless when I think of the Villa. The ceremony venue is surrounded by immaculate gardens and spaces over looking the Coral sea. Staff were extremely professional and courteous. They were aware of the weather systems and ensured all guests were comfortable whilst waiting for a shower or two pass. We are extremely grateful for them doing this as then it was a beautiful day in the Whitsundays.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 410294
Nomination Date: 18-05-2017
Loved the value, everyone was so friendly, helpful & made all our wishes come true. They just really made us feel so special!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 398765
Nomination Date: 11-01-2017
Could not have been more helpful! Every part of the day (down to the minute) ran like clockwork, seamless service and such a fantastic and stress free day!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 398512
Nomination Date: 01-12-2016
I would like to vote best reception and ceremony- they were amazing!!! every fine detail was spot on,nothing overlooked here! Things I wouldn't have even thought of they had covered. And top notch venue and staff
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 396612
Nomination Date: 02-11-2016
Outstanding service from start to finish. We were just blown away with the venue, service and incredible dedication to detail.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 396616
Nomination Date: 02-11-2016
Tanya was AMAZING!!!! Best and most organised lady I have ever met - she went above and beyond to make our wedding day magical
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 389581
Nomination Date: 13-09-2016
The whole day was amazing. The ceremony and reception were at the same place. The venue and service on the day were faultless.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 390807
Nomination Date: 01-09-2016
Fantastic venue, so beautiful. All our guests loved the venue and made comments that it was the best wedding they have been too.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 389580
Nomination Date: 05-08-2016
I never understood how much value for money it was until after the wedding. This venue and staff are beyond amazing and truly made our wedding day such an fabulous and fun day for us. We were able to 100% relax and just enjoy our day to the fullest and that in itself was priceless!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 386643
Nomination Date: 01-06-2016
Wedding Co-Ordinator Gemma Garner was fantastic, she made the day run so smoothly and was on top of everything. But all the staff were exceptional, every member of Villa Botanica's staff are just amazing.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 374477
Nomination Date: 02-12-2015
Incredibly beautiful venu with an extremely talented team of people who are nothing short of spectacular in ensuring the most magical, memorable and perfectly organised reception...two words 'Dream Venue'.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 374477
Nomination Date: 02-12-2015
Fantastic venue and an amazing team who ensured our day was stress free, seamless and amazing in everyway...the is to the team at Villa Botanica our wedding was everything we could've hoped for and more!!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 371525
Nomination Date: 06-11-2015
Absolutely magical! Attention to detail is second to none. Treated like royalty. No stress or worry. They are all very organised and friendly.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 371532
Nomination Date: 04-11-2015
Outstanding service, such attention to detail and always going the extra mile. Stunning ceremony with a beautiful back drop .
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 365908
Nomination Date: 16-10-2015
Our reception at Villa Botanica exceeded all our expectations. The staff were just so on top of everything and things flowed seamlessly. AND the staff were just so incredibly lovely and attentive. The food was phenomenal, in fact I knew it would be amazing, but it just blew us away. The service was outstanding, there wasn't anything we asked for that was too difficult and the venue itself was a once in a life time experience. I think we'd go back to do it all over again in a heartbeat - it was just the most amazing day and night. Villa Botanica is a secret only the lucky brides and grooms get to be in on. Thank you
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 365968
Nomination Date: 15-09-2015
It was amazing. Staff, food, entertainment, beautiful scenery, decor. We want to do it all again to spend more time at villa and with the staff.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 365909
Nomination Date: 03-09-2015
wow wow words cant explain the beautiful place that is villa botanica on top of that I wanted to take the staff home with me they were amazing especially tanya
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 365966
Nomination Date: 02-09-2015
The staff at Villa Botanica made our wedding day completely stress free and FUN. We can't thank them enough! The service was second to none.. Nothing was too hard and everything ran like clock work
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 365965
Nomination Date: 01-09-2015
Absolutely perfect - staff make the day stress free and pay very close attention to finest of details to make the day perfect. Could not fault a single thing.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 365965
Nomination Date: 01-09-2015
Absolutely perfect - staff make the day stress free and pay very close attention to finest of details to make the day perfect. Could not fault a single thing.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 365902
Nomination Date: 29-08-2015
The reception was exceptionally organised. The staff were very friendly and organised. Our wedding was everything that we wanted and villa Botanica made our dream come true.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 365902
Nomination Date: 29-08-2015
The staff and venue was amazing. Our wedding was organised and went off without a single problem.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 365904
Nomination Date: 29-08-2015
They did so well for the ceremony ,everything ran so smoothly and the backdrop was breath taking. The staff where so helpful and genuinely nice people.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 363767
Nomination Date: 24-07-2015
Villa Botanica was absolutely perfect in every way. It was such an intimate, romantic setting which allowed our ceremony to be truly magical. The outlook was exquisite, and the grounds of Villa Botanica made for a truly memorable day for everyone. The staff were exceptional at ensuring our day was perfect and went above and beyond what we could have ever imagined. Every little detail was taken into consideration and executed to the highest degree. Our wedding coordinator (Gemma Garner) did an absolutely outstanding job at not only making our day positively perfect, but at ensuring our wedding planning process was as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Our experience with Villa Botanica was incredible and perfect. Villa Botanica is without a doubt the most breathtaking wedding venue, with brilliant service to match.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 363759
Nomination Date: 30-06-2015
We loved Villa and everyone there! It was the best day and we felt so happy and special!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 362110
Nomination Date: 20-06-2015
Villa Botanica is impeccable!! The team at Villa Botanica happily went above and beyond to make our day absolutely flawless. There is an incredible attention to detail throughout the amazing venue. All the staff were highly professional while catering to any needs. Everything is handled with love and care.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 362111
Nomination Date: 19-06-2015
the ceremony was beautiful and ran smoothly. the staff were extremely professional i couldnt have asked for a better day
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 362107
Nomination Date: 10-06-2015
The reception was amazing. Food was the best I have ever had at a wedding - 5 star restaurant quality! Bar staff were great. Reception area was so picturesque. DJ played great music everyone was on the dance floor! We had a great time!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 348102
Nomination Date: 23-05-2015
The most amazing location,fantastic service and wonderful staff. So many guests have commented on just how amazing Villa Botanica is. I wanted to get married all over again.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 360491
Nomination Date: 14-05-2015
Everyone was so organised I knew everything would go smoothly, just a beautiful beautiful place!!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 360485
Nomination Date: 13-05-2015
The ceremony is obviously what stands out to everyone as its the moment you marry the love of you life but villa in every way make the whole day the most incredible experience of your life. Everything was impeccable the reception included
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 350093
Nomination Date: 01-04-2015
Everything we asked was given to us no matter what it was, they made our day absolutely perfect and hassle free!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 345349
Nomination Date: 19-11-2014
Beautiful Ceremony area. Can't fault it at all. Perfect amount of room for an intimate ceremony. The aisle makes for some stunning photos. Couldn't have been happier with how the day turned out.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 345356
Nomination Date: 10-11-2014
Absolutely stunning venue, service and amazing staff. More than we could have imagined and asked for our wedding and through the planning process also. Staff, service and location are unlike any other i or any of my guests have experienced in australia. Could not fault anything at all. Perfect in every way.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 345354
Nomination Date: 03-11-2014
Just impeccable with everything! You are just treated like royalty and nothing is too big or small, the Villa staff and all their related service providers will go above and beyond! Everything that is pitched to you at the start is exactly what you get - there is nothing we could fault.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 345354
Nomination Date: 03-11-2014
Just impeccable with everything! You are just treated like royalty and nothing is too big or small, the Villa staff and all their related service providers will go above and beyond! Everything that is pitched to you at the start is exactly what you get - there is nothing we could fault.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 345359
Nomination Date: 02-11-2014
Our reception was out of this world!!!! Lost for words. Best day of our lives.....thank so very very much!! 120 out of 100!!!!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 345357
Nomination Date: 02-11-2014
An excellently run business. They know what they are doing and are fantastic at it!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 345348
Nomination Date: 01-11-2014
Simple - everything and MORE. They go above and beyond. And all the staff were an absolute delight.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 342040
Nomination Date: 15-10-2014
My wedding planner Gemma and all the amazing staff at villa botanica went above and beyond to make our wedding the most amazing day ever!! Could not fault one thing about my wedding. Out guests are still talking about our wedding 1 month on. We still cannot get over how organised and smoothly the day went, all the services provided at villa botanica like child care the staff took great care of the kids, the hairdresser to makeup artist it was all just so perfect. I'm so lucky to say I had the best day of my life and all because of villa botanica and staff.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 340547
Nomination Date: 15-09-2014
The most amazing place to have a wedding, we wish we could get married every day there.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 340545
Nomination Date: 15-09-2014
Outstanding backdrop, framed in a mature garden setting giving it a unique and intimate ambience. Guests felt fully included in all aspects of the ceremony.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 340540
Nomination Date: 06-09-2014
i expected everything to be on a larger scale, like what you see in the photos on the website
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 340540
Nomination Date: 06-09-2014
i expected everything to be on a larger scale, like what you see in the photos on the website
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 340543
Nomination Date: 06-09-2014
Outstanding. Couldn't have asked for a better day. Staff were extremely helpful, in particular Tanya who helped us organise the wedding from day one and was there to coordinate it on the day. Numerous comments form our guests saying it was by far the best wedding that they've ever been to!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 339029
Nomination Date: 18-08-2014
our whole day ran so smoothly and was made easier by the staff at villa botanica, not to mention the location and venue is absolutely superb
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 339025
Nomination Date: 02-08-2014
The most amazing location and an amazing team of supportive and professional people to guide you through the entire process. They completely take all the stress away and can be completely trusted to ensure the day is perfect. Highly recommend villa botanica
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 339026
Nomination Date: 02-08-2014
Could not fault Villa Botanica in anyway. They were absolutely fantastic! All the guests were blown away by the venue and the day. Ben and I could not have chosen a better place to be married. Everything was beautiful and stress free. Definitely recommend Villa Botanica to everyone. :)
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 337906
Nomination Date: 12-07-2014
Incredible service again. My Grandmother has Parkinson's Disease and was having trouble with her meal and a staff member came over and asked if she could by of any assistance, to me that is incredibly personal, and amazing service.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 337902
Nomination Date: 02-07-2014
Like a superstar wedding, moving from one area to another. So much food and drinks. Our guests are still raving about it
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 337322
Nomination Date: 02-07-2014
Villa Botanica make dreams come true. That's the only way to explain how amazing they are! Thank you!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 337895
Nomination Date: 02-07-2014
Our wedding (ceremony & reception) at Villa Botanica was BRILLIANT!! Wish we could do it all 100 times over. So, so glad we chose to get married here & everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The staff are fantastic & extremely attentive.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 337904
Nomination Date: 02-07-2014
Everything was perfect any wedding day stress was eliminated by the attentive staff. Honestly couldn't be happier!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 335231
Nomination Date: 31-05-2014
Everything from start to finish was pure perfection. They made all our dreams come true. We can 100% recommend Villa Botanica to any couple as you won't regret it. Amazing, beautiful with the finest service from start to finish.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 335270
Nomination Date: 30-05-2014
Absolutely amazing. Staff were wonderful, make-up artist and hair stylist beyond amazing, Wedding coordinator cannot fault
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 335245
Nomination Date: 30-05-2014
Villa Botanica is an amazing wedding venue. Staff and service 5+. Definitely agree they deserve top supplier.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 335271
Nomination Date: 30-05-2014
You just can't fault Villa Botanica. Everything was thought of down to flat shoes for guest who needed to change from high heals. The staff were lovely and the food was delicious and plentiful. The guests are still telling me it was the best wedding/reception they have ever attended.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 335242
Nomination Date: 30-05-2014
Without doubt we could not have asked for more from Villa Botanica, they ensured we had the most perfect day from start to finish. I knew from the minute we did our rehearsal that we had made the right choice with the venue. Our only disappointment on the day was it was over too quickly!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 335260
Nomination Date: 30-05-2014
Villa Botanica was fantastic - the venue was outstanding, with beautifully established maintained gardens and hand carved furniture. It had a million dollar view overlooking the Whitsunday Islands. No words I could ever say would do it the justice it deserves. The staff were of the highest standard I have ever seen, they inspired me so much that I now wish to study event management so hopefully one day I may have the opportunity to work in a place like Villa. Nothing was ever too hard for them, they responded to my every request and did all in their power to make our special day everything we could have dreamed of and more. I honestly could not find a single negative thing to say about our experience. Our family and friends commented on how the food was some of the best they had eaten in all their life. Many people who attended told us it's the best wedding they have ever been to and they couldn't believe how great the service was. We thought it was great value for money and the best investment we have ever made. Our wedding was completely exclusive and a dream come true, I would ...
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 335223
Nomination Date: 29-05-2014
The ceremony was fantastic and was genuinely like a fairy tale. Couldn't have asked for anything more
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 335246
Nomination Date: 29-05-2014
The wedding venue was absolutely beautiful. The whole day ran perfectly. The fantastic staff thought of everything, I had absolutely nothing to worry about both on the day and the year of planning leading up to the day.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 335252
Nomination Date: 29-05-2014
Our wedding experience was nothing short of magical. Villa Botanica was the perfect place, the staff are just fabulous, the venue is phenomenal, the service was second to none & the value was priceless. We cannot say THANK YOU enough to all the team at Villa Botanica for making our dream wedding come true.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 335259
Nomination Date: 29-05-2014
The Ceremony Venue was the best I have been to and the whole ceremony was organised with perfection
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 305099
Nomination Date: 05-08-2013
Stunning venue, amazing staff, delicious food, absolutely top notch 5 star service from a dream venue in a beautiful location!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 308542
Nomination Date: 24-06-2013
Villa Botanica was an absolute dream wedding destination. The staff, our wonderful wedding coordinator, Gemma whoc wen above and beyond in every way, the location, the food - I could go on and on! Ideally, it is slightly more expensive than what it could /should be, though as a boutique wedding venue where you know everything will be catered for to make you wedding day flawless, it is worth it.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 308544
Nomination Date: 21-06-2013
Villa Botanica...a stunning sandstone villa etched into a hillside, adorned with gorgeous hand carved Balinese pieces throughout, looking out over the most awe-inspiring backdrop - The Whitsunday Islands framed by the gorgeous ocean, well lit by the largest full moon in over 100 years, that is perfection!! My dream home in fact. From the gentle strains of the guitar & beautiful words sung with gentle confidence in the background out on the sea deck where our guests mingled during cocktail hour,taking in the breathtaking views of the lush gardens to the oceans majestic pull served by the most attentive staff, catering to all our guests needs with 100% care. They did not merely serve us, over the entire course of the day each & every single staff member endeared themselves to us!! We are near on 4 weeks since our wedding & all of our guests as well as ourselves are still recalling moments throughout our wedding, remembering staff by their names & how wonderful they were not just in a service capacity but individually how they touched our hearts, going above & beyond! We laughed together. We cried together. It would be remiss of me not to mention my wedding co-ordinator, this absolutely gorgeous woman ...
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 308544
Nomination Date: 21-06-2013
Not only was the ceremony venue the most picturesque & romantic that I have ever seen, it indulgles all the senses of the guests, the colours of the foliage surrounding you set in luscious tropical gardens, the feel of the well cared for manicured lawns that you stroll on, the breathtaking sight of the balinese hut draped elegantly in white chiffon floating on the gentle breeze where we were married with the aweinspiring backdrop of the ocean capturing the stunning view of the Whitsunday Islands, tasting the delights of refreshing mock tails on arrival whilst the strains of beautiful music can be heard softly in the background. Staff mingling with guests ensuring they are happy, comfortable & content. Attending to everyone's needs in not just a professional way but personally with 100% care to detail. I was blessed to have the most professional wedding co ordinator looking after me as the bride, words simply do not express how much this beautiful woman's care & devotion to my day & to me personally has touched & imprinted on my heart. Near four weeks along from our wedding & my guests & ourselves are still talking avidly about the day,recalling each staff member individually by names, they did not ...
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 307970
Nomination Date: 21-06-2013
Amazing! They made everything so simple and I was able to relax and just enjoy my day, without any worries!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 308545
Nomination Date: 21-06-2013
The entire day was perfect, the venue, the service provided and the staff were amazing, calm and supportive. Very happy to call Villa Botanica our TopSupplier
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 305739
Nomination Date: 14-05-2013
Villa Botanica offers an outstanding wedding reception - ours went above and beyond all of our expectations. The staff were absolutely fantastic! They were welcoming, friendly, prompt and so lovely to us and all of our guests. They were all extremely accommodating and flexible throughout the night. The food was beyond delicious and a highlight that all of our guests raved about - from the canapes and cake to the 3-course dinner. We had excellent food and beverage options and the cocktails were fantastic! The decor and setting was spectacular and Villa Botanica has every detail covered expertly so that we could relax and enjoy every minute of our reception. The flowers and candles looked beautiful on the tables and were set-up perfectly. The cake (in the stunning cake room!), the gorgeously laid out lolly buffet, aquarium in the bathroom and the floating lantern ceremony in the frog pond garden were all unique and memorable details that we will treasure for years to come. We spent our first night as newly weds in a magnificent villa on the property with a spectacular sea view overlooking the lush tropical gardens. Our wedding was truly the best day of our lives and ...
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 295234
Nomination Date: 04-01-2013
The Villa Botanica reception centre is in a word 'perfection'. It is everything a bride could ever dream of. The quality, dedication, professionalism and value are unlike any other venue. Every detail is considered, every request fulfilled and when it all comes together on the day, it is even better than you could possible imagine. From the decor, the incredible surroundings, the delicious food and the wonderful staff, this venue is like a fairytale. It is beautiful, memorable, elegant, unique and a once in a lifetime memory for both the bride and groom and all guests. We could not have asked for anything more and will always be grateful to have held our wedding at such an amazing venue.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 295250
Nomination Date: 05-01-2013
Excellent supplier for our wedding! We had to coordinate our wedding from Vancouver, Canada as we reside there. The venue exceeded our expectations with regards to ease of communication with planning team, transparency and professionalism.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 295250
Nomination Date: 05-01-2013
Excellent supplier for our wedding! We had to coordinate our wedding and reception from Vancouver, Canada as we reside there. The venue exceeded our expectations with regards to ease of communication with the planning team, transparency and all around professionalism.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 295239
Nomination Date: 04-01-2013
it was absolutely amazing we were so happy with everything and all our guests are still commenting on how magnificent the place was.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 295235
Nomination Date: 04-01-2013
The most amazing venue with excellent service. Made our day amazing with no stress so everyone including our guests are still talking about it!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 280130
Nomination Date: 07-09-2012
Our Wedding was absolutely amazing we barely had to lift a finger. Over the moon :)
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 282263
Nomination Date: 23-08-2012
Villa botanica are absolutely amazing!! They exceeded what we thought was possible!! It was by far the most amazing day, all of our guests haven't stopped talking about it saying it was the best wedding they have ever been too! The friendliness of the staff was great! Everything was amazing!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 282266
Nomination Date: 23-08-2012
Villa Botanica is the most amazing wedding venue ever. It's been well over 6 months since my wedding and the guest are still talking about it. Most say it was the best wedding they had ever been to, so unique.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 282269
Nomination Date: 23-08-2012
Did not have to lift a finger to ensure everything was running smoothly throughout the entire day. Villa Botanica was above and beyond all of our expectations.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 281207
Nomination Date: 09-08-2012
In reality both the ceremony and reception venues were outstanding. The staff catered to our and our guests every need. The reception venue was simply stunning, and there was more food and drink than the guests knew what to do with. Staff were always available to assist and were extremely friendly and relaible. Overall a perfect experience!
Serafino McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale SA   
Serafino is situated by the lake, in a serene native park-like setting only 40 minutes from Adelaide, in South Australia's picturesque and internationally recognised McLaren Vale wine region.... more

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Experience
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ABIA Awards
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#Nominations
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Reviews
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Year Ranking Category Events Award Rating
2016 Finalist Ceremony Venue 16th SA ABIA Awards 97.38%
2016 Finalist Function Coordinator 16th SA ABIA Awards 99.88%
2016 Winner Reception Venue 16th SA ABIA Awards 99.68%
2015 Finalist Reception Venue 15th SA ABIA Awards 99.28%
2015 Finalist Ceremony Venue 15th SA ABIA Awards 97.00%
2015 Winner Function Coordinator 15th SA ABIA Awards 99.82%
2014 Finalist Ceremony Venue 2014 SA ABIA Awards 96.05%
2014 Finalist Function Coordinator 2014 SA ABIA Awards 99.74%
2014 Finalist Reception Venue 2014 SA ABIA Awards 98.46%

RATING SCALE

PERFECT
(100%)
EXCELLENT
(98%-99%)
VERY GOOD
(95%-97%)
GOOD
(90%-94%)
AVERAGE
(80%-89%)
UNDER AVERAGE
(Under 79%)

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Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 397898
Nomination Date: 20-07-2017
Gabby  was simply amazing  Every thing she did she did whole heartedly Kept in constant communication and nothing was too hard 
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 397898
Nomination Date: 20-07-2017
At 1pm we had to make the call to have an inside ceremony fur to the weather It wasn't what I had planned for so long but it wa s just as perfect inside as out 
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 399229
Nomination Date: 04-06-2017
Gabby is such an amazing coordinator, she was so helpful and without her our day wouldn't have been possible!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 409743
Nomination Date: 08-05-2017
Reception and ceremony fantastic job by serafino all round. could not fault a thing would highly recommend. great service, food and staff.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 409743
Nomination Date: 08-05-2017
Gabby and Sally the event coordinators were amazing, listened to everything we wanted for our special day can not fault either of them, helped in every way they could, great day and night ran smoothly, great service.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 409743
Nomination Date: 08-05-2017
Wedding ceremony set up and venue was amazing. Everything we asked for can not fault.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 409742
Nomination Date: 29-04-2017
Serafino made our wedding in Austrailia so easy from the UK. They helped us every step of the way and the day was fantastic. Nothing was too much for them. Gabby is an excellent co-ordinator who helped with all aspects of the day so it was seamless and brilliant.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 409742
Nomination Date: 29-04-2017
Serafino made our wedding in Austrailia so easy from the UK. They helped us every step of the way and the day was fantastic. Nothing was too much for them. Gabby is an excellent co-ordinator who helped with all aspects of the day so it was seamless and brilliant.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 400692
Nomination Date: 17-04-2017
Baby was so incredibly helpful- we booked our wedding from the UK and only arrived in Adelaide 2 weeks before - but Gabby made everything run like clockwork. Perfect day,perfect venue - Serafino and Gabby have a special place in our hearts now - thank you xxx
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 405756
Nomination Date: 30-03-2017
Gabby HARRIS is a delight to work this. She has a bery calming approach and made us feel at ease throughout the whole experience
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 399966
Nomination Date: 09-01-2017
Gabby was amazing! She was so helpful, friendly, and easy to contact leading up to the wedding, and on the day she was such a calming presence!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 397073
Nomination Date: 22-11-2016
Gabby was absolutely amazing, she answered any question i had in the lead up, everything was set up as per our conversations, and on the day she was incredible, she even went and laminated my vows for me 30 minutes before the ceremony. Amazing Highly recommended.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 397892
Nomination Date: 17-11-2016
GABBY WAS SO LOVELY AND GREAT TO DEAL WITH, HELPED US ALL ALONG THE WAY EVEN THROUGH MY CRAZY MOMENTS. COULD NOT FAULT GABBY OR ANY OF THE STAFF PRESENT THEY ALL WENT OUT OF THE WAY TO MAKE OUR DAY THE BEST POSSIBLE DAY.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 397887
Nomination Date: 14-11-2016
If I could rate all of these options as best I would. But our reception was the main reason why we chose serafino and it was absolutely amazing. Serafino is the absolute best wedding venue and if I could get married over and over again I would choose serafino every single time.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 397896
Nomination Date: 14-11-2016
Gabby was very professional and understanding and catered for all my needs. She also made my planning a breeze and when it was my wedding day was there by my side to ensure everything was running ok. Serafinos is a fantastic venue and I would highly recommend this venue.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 370453
Nomination Date: 08-09-2016
Gabby was a dream to deal with, in every aspect of our wedding, nothing was to much to ask. If we were to do it all again we wouldn't change a thing!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 383924
Nomination Date: 08-09-2016
The beautiful Gabby went above and beyond and then some. She is an absolute credit to Serafino. Not many brides can say they are 100% happy with absolutely everything on their big day, but I can, and that is all because of Gabbys dedication, hard work and love for what she does. I made a friend in her, nothing was too much trouble, I almost wish I could get married again so I could keep in contact with her. I cannot thank her enough. Our day was every and more! I have and will continue to recommend Serafino and everyone involved.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 389332
Nomination Date: 07-09-2016
Gabby was with me every step of the way. Don't know what I would do without her.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 383924
Nomination Date: 08-09-2016
The beautiful Gabby went above and beyond and then some. She is an absolute credit to Serafino. Not many brides can say they are 100% happy with absolutely everything on their big day, but I can, and that is all because of Gabbys dedication, hard work and love for what she does. I made a friend in her, nothing was too much trouble, I almost wish I could get married again so I could keep in contact with her. I cannot thank her enough. Our day was every and more! I have and will continue to recommend Serafino and everyone involved.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 387521
Nomination Date: 12-07-2016
Gabby was so helpful with the planning of the wedding, as i was planning it from Perth she took all the stress away and help with alot of things i could not do.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 383717
Nomination Date: 18-06-2016
Gabby was very helpful and extremely flexible. She always had our best interests at heart and helped make the day an amazing one.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 384756
Nomination Date: 27-05-2016
Food was sensational, so many comments from friends and family. Can not thank everyone that worked there enough.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 385782
Nomination Date: 18-05-2016
Could not speak higher of our coordinator Gabby, fantastic in every way. Prompt with contact back and forth, catered to our needs when she could and made the day run super smoothly.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 385782
Nomination Date: 18-05-2016
The staff went above and beyond for the bridal party and all our guests. We had GREAT feedback from multiple guests on the fantastic service.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 382481
Nomination Date: 24-04-2016
The venue was beautiful, the food amazing, the service spot on. Serafino made it the best day for both ourselves and guests.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 382481
Nomination Date: 24-04-2016
Gabby was amazing. No question was too hard or silly. She made things incredible easy. Service was impeccable.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 373674
Nomination Date: 02-03-2016
Would highly recommend for a wedding especially as a one stop convenience with second to none venue, staff & service.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 377177
Nomination Date: 29-02-2016
Gabby was amazing to work and I would send everyone who asked at Serafino, she made my wedding day amazing.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 378346
Nomination Date: 27-02-2016
Reception area was gorgeous! The food was absolutely perfect and all our guests had a fabulous time. A couple of the guests did however mention about the attitude of one of the security staff.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 370147
Nomination Date: 27-02-2016
Very professional, attended to all our needs, responded promptly and ensured we had a fantastic day
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 370664
Nomination Date: 27-02-2016
Could not rate any higher! Everything was amazing!! The whole day went so smoothly thanks to Gabby
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 377180
Nomination Date: 26-02-2016
Excellent food to die for and customer service made what could be a stressful day so calm and relaxing and enjoyable- all guests rated it as one of the best they had been to.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 377180
Nomination Date: 26-02-2016
helpful positive had everything well planned out nothing was a hassle. very professional and had back up plans to accommodate weather conditions and made the venue very accessible for photos. nothing was too much trouble and made herself available to discuss things with prompt replies/feedback. a pleasure to deal with.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 377180
Nomination Date: 26-02-2016
Lovely setting , preparation /grounds work done prior to the event to make sure everything was perfect down to the small details.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 377182
Nomination Date: 16-02-2016
Gabby was very accomodating and made planning an inter state wedding so easy to achieve. Everything turned out better than imagined!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 367489
Nomination Date: 09-10-2015
Gabrielle was an amazing coordinator, she was easy to contact through the whole planning process, gave fantastic advice and always answered any questions we had. She helped turn our dream wedding into a reality.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 349847
Nomination Date: 05-09-2015
Serafino were such a pleasure to have as our wedding venue and funtion coordinator. Gabby was extremely helpful with anything we needed and always kept in touch.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 364036
Nomination Date: 18-08-2015
Gabby was our wedding coordinator and she was outstanding and so very helpful in ensuring we had a fantastic day! All the staff were great and very hospitable on the night also!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 363500
Nomination Date: 08-07-2015
Absolutely brilliant function coordinator! Very helpful with referral to other vendors and ideas. Highly organised and efficient with replies. Flexible and listens well the Bride and Groom to help create their perfect day how they want it. Could not have had a better coordinator or location for our wonderful wedding!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 362711
Nomination Date: 13-06-2015
All my guests commented on the standard of the food. It was fresh, well presented and absolutely delish!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 362711
Nomination Date: 13-06-2015
The Function Coordinator is so easy to deal with. I found her professional, friendly and accommodating, no request of her was an imposition! Gabby made the day flow without any hitches - thank you.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 362711
Nomination Date: 13-06-2015
The Barrel Room was set up beautifully and a great place to have a ceremony in the colder months
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 359819
Nomination Date: 06-06-2015
Gabrielle Platt was an absolutely outstanding coordinator for our wedding day. She was involved in every part of the day, ensuring that everything was organised and ran smoothly. She was professional, caring, helpful and such a pleasure to organise with. She took care of every last detail for the day, all the way down to getting on her hands and knees and cleaning up after the babies had eaten. She was helpful to our individual guests needs throughout the night. All of our guests raved about how fantastic the night was, and I believe this had a lot to do with Gabby.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 359820
Nomination Date: 02-05-2015
Brilliant reception venue, coordinator and ceremony venue, I cant recomend them enough, they all went out of their way for us and everyone kept saying how much they enjoyed the day/night and that it was by far the best wedding anyone had been too.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 359224
Nomination Date: 25-04-2015
Gabby did an excellent job. Replying to all emails within a short period of time, making sure everything ran smoothly and nothing was too difficult for her. I would recommend Serafino to anyone and the main reason wouldn't be because of its beautiful venue but because of the organization skills that put ones mind at ease.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 359225
Nomination Date: 24-04-2015
I loved the location as it had it all, ceremony spot, reception, accommodation and beautiful spots for photos. So happy with how it all came together.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 358130
Nomination Date: 22-04-2015
Gabrielle is amazing. She made us feel very comfortable and helped with all enquires when I had them, always had time for me when I called. She is very professional and had no problem putting my trust completely in her.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 352441
Nomination Date: 21-04-2015
Serafino's wedding coordinator, Gabbi went above and beyond on the day to ensure everything went smoothly. The bridal party left the table for a couple of minutes for photos and returned to find their glasses topped up. Food was brought out on schedule (and was delicious). Everyone congratulated us on organising such as great wedding but we didn't do anything, Serafino took care of the day for us.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 351755
Nomination Date: 15-04-2015
Gabby Platt made planning our wedding so easy. She had great communication, was very organised and bent over backwards to make our day perfect. She was absolutely sensational. Gabby was very approachable and Daniel and I felt very comfortable speaking with Gabby about our wishes and there was no question too difficult to ask. Thank you Gabby for making our Wedding Day so memorable. Your service was perfect!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 355145
Nomination Date: 24-03-2015
Gorgeous rustic setting in the courtyard. Cosy and yet spacious at the same time. Very nice food and service.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 355145
Nomination Date: 24-03-2015
Very easy and accommodating to work with making the day planning very relaxed and easy.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 350819
Nomination Date: 23-03-2015
I live interstate but Gabby made absolutely everything so easy. I felt I had known her for years. I also felt that our wedding was the only one she was doing because she made us feel so incredibly special and so focused on making our day perfect.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 355141
Nomination Date: 22-03-2015
Excellent reception location. Flexibility is amazing and can decorate the room to suit all the needs of bride and groom
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 355141
Nomination Date: 22-03-2015
Gabby is fantastic! She makes the planning, preparation and the day go smoothly and without any faults
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 355141
Nomination Date: 22-03-2015
Fantastic Ceremony Location with a great range of flexibility to suit individual needs and wants.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 352563
Nomination Date: 17-03-2015
The Courtyard Room at Serafino is where we had our reception. It had the perfect rustic feel and the way everything was set out on the night looked fantastic. The food was fabulous, all the guests commented on how good it was. The service was great and we had an amazing night.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 352563
Nomination Date: 17-03-2015
Gabby was an absolute pleasure to work with. She made herself available to us and would answer my countless questions and emails throughout the lead up to our wedding. She was sweet, organised, efficient and helped to make our special day the best we could have ever imagined.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 352563
Nomination Date: 17-03-2015
We were married under the huge gum tree by the lake. It was a beautiful and picturesque setting for our ceremony. The tree cast so much shade for our 200+ guests they were all able to fit in it and didn't have to stand in the hot sun!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 348818
Nomination Date: 16-03-2015
Serafino winery was a beautiful place for our wedding. Staff were fantastic and helped make the day run perfectly.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 348820
Nomination Date: 06-03-2015
Everything about Serafino was perfect! Gabby is amazing! Venue is amazing! Food is amazing! All just wonderful!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 352492
Nomination Date: 06-03-2015
Gabby Platt is an amazing coordinator at Serafino. She made our day so special and stress free, we will be forever greatful.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 342362
Nomination Date: 17-02-2015
The function coordinators were brilliant and made our day so easy to plan. We really didn't have to do anything. They organised it all. I have recommended them to all my friends lookinf for a venue. So friendly and professional.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 351753
Nomination Date: 12-02-2015
Gabbi was so helpful, answering everyone little question I had very quickly. She was easy to work with and made the whole process so easy and made me not stress at all.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 350820
Nomination Date: 03-02-2015
The reception centre was extremely professional. They managed to work around some last minute changes to the running sheet for the day. Food was exceptional and highly recommended. Beautiful venue.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 350820
Nomination Date: 03-02-2015
Gabby was exceptionally professional and personable. Gabby managed to work with our MCs on the fly on the night to make little adjustments to the timing in the kitchen to align with some changes to the running sheet. She took everything of my hands (the groom) and was able to managed directly with the MCs ensuring that my bride and I had a wonderful night
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 351281
Nomination Date: 31-01-2015
courtyard with wine barrel back drop just perfect waiting staff wonderful didnt even know they were there always had our glasses full. food brilliant amazing head chef and kitchen staff Food to die for can not fault serafino at all.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 350257
Nomination Date: 28-01-2015
I have to mark this down as even when I informed about the missing bonbonniere it took them awhile to put them out and didn't even end putting all of them out. A whole bag full got wasted. Also the security was extremely rude and asked me to go stand out in the rain. Also a lot of our guests complained about this security guard being rude to them as well.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 350257
Nomination Date: 28-01-2015
Staff forgot to put our Bonbonierres out and 1/4 of it got wasted which was a waste of our money and sad as a few of our guests left without receiving one. Also, a couple of the name cards were placed incorrectly.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 331813
Nomination Date: 21-09-2014
Our wedding was exactly what we wanted! The venue, grounds, staff and food were just AMAZING.Thankyou Karri and the staff who made our day special!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 325048
Nomination Date: 12-09-2014
I loved every part of my reception. The staff looked after everyone and made us feel very comfortable. I didn't want to leave! :)
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 325048
Nomination Date: 12-09-2014
I couldn't have asked for a better Function Coordinator than Karri Guy. From our first visit to the morning of our wedding, Karri was always there on hand, giving us all the support and help we needed. Our wedding was exactly what we imagined because of the wonderful staff at McLaren Vale. It was very an experience i'll never forget.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 325048
Nomination Date: 12-09-2014
Our cememony was meant to be outside in the gardens, but due to the weather, we had to make last minute changes. Our Function coordinator made me so relaxed when giving me the options and I honestly wouldn't believe how they managed to put everything together in the old church they had on the premises. I loved the wine barrels that were surrounded by us all. It was a change in the day that I thought would be honestly horrible as we didn't plan for rain, and we were so blessed to have staff on board who were quick to make the best out of it all.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 331936
Nomination Date: 11-09-2014
a gorgeous venue - great wait staff who contributred to a smoothly flowing wedding celebration - a HUGE thankyou to Serefino Winery - you made our day!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 339523
Nomination Date: 27-08-2014
Our function coordinator Karri was enthusiastic, well organised and efficient. She made planning the event easy and fun. The venue looked sensational on the night. We were very happy with her service and Serafino.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 339752
Nomination Date: 22-08-2014
Food was amazing and had lots of compliments, venue looked beautiful when it was all decorated
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 339751
Nomination Date: 22-08-2014
The coordinator was amazing & catered to our every need and provided advice based on those needs rather than just making money on our booking.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 339754
Nomination Date: 22-08-2014
Fantastic, bubbly personality that made us feel so comfortable and organised with all of the planning and on the day.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 339752
Nomination Date: 22-08-2014
Fantastic location, we were lucky to have nice weather so it could be outside. Only issue is the geese poo on the lawn, however it was mowed just before the ceremony due to rain so it was not an issue for me.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 332893
Nomination Date: 03-05-2014
Extremely helpful and accommodating staff. Wonderful service that guests raved about, along with the bridal party. All services were of a high quality/standard and we look forward to revisiting the venue again soon for a vacation.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 320354
Nomination Date: 29-04-2014
Having had to cancel our original wedding venue due to terrible service, we came to Serafino only 4 months before our wedding date. Our numbers were small which meant other venues did not allow the minimum numbers that we had. We popped in to Serafino one afternoon and spoke with Karri who listened to our story and what we had hoped for our wedding. Karri explained in detail what Serafino had to offer and how it could work for us. We put down a deposit immediately. Given our previous problems with venues, I was particularly stressed through most of the planning process, which resulted in many, many emails to Karri. All of which Karri responded to quickly and always so friendly and welcoming. I cannot recommend Karri's exceptional customer service enough. On the night, Karri was wonderful and all of our guests loved her as much as we did.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 328520
Nomination Date: 17-04-2014
Serafino is such a beautiful location, with gorgeous facilities. I really appreciated being able to walk in and out of the venue knowing they had organised each detail for me and had it all under control. Food was amazing!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 331811
Nomination Date: 16-04-2014
Karri did an amazing job and our day was perfect thanks to her. Credit must also go to serafino wines as they were all fantastic and the winery simply superb
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 326745
Nomination Date: 28-02-2014
Karri was superb - she was extremely organised, responsive to emails, took care of all the details and behind-the-scene things, and was really friendly throughout.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 319363
Nomination Date: 16-01-2014
Karri was amazing! Catered to my every need! She was also there for most if the reception refilling the lolly bar etc! Amazing service!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 320355
Nomination Date: 22-11-2013
Everything was done exactly how I asked for it. Everyone was raving about the place it's food and staff for weeks. I would highly recommend it. And I wouldn't have dreamed of having it anywhere else. Thank you so much.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 320362
Nomination Date: 22-11-2013
Quite possibly the most amazing service I have ever received. Thank you for everything! I just want to do it all over again!!
The Brighton Savoy
Brighton VIC   

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ABIA Awards
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#Nominations
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ABIA Awards

Year Ranking Category Events Award Rating
2017 3rd Place Hotel Reception 19th VIC ABIA Awards 95.46%
2015 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 17th VIC ABIA Awards 96.23%
2015 Finalist Ceremony Venue 17th VIC ABIA Awards 96.55%
2015 Finalist Function Coordinator 17th VIC ABIA Awards 96.07%
2015 Finalist Hotel Reception 17th VIC ABIA Awards 98.78%
2014 Finalist Hotel Reception 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 99.33%
2014 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 96.67%
2014 Finalist Ceremony Venue 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 96.67%
2014 Finalist Function Coordinator 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 96.61%
2013 Winner 1st Night Honeymoon 15TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 96.57%
2013 Finalist Ceremony Venue 15TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 96.53%
2013 Finalist Function Coordinator 15TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 97.30%
2013 Winner Hotel Reception 15TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 99.87%
2012 Winner Hotel Reception 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 99.61%
2012 Winner 1st Night Honeymoon 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 96.22%
2012 Finalist Ceremony Venue 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 97.09%
2012 Finalist Function Coordinator 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 96.31%
2011 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 13TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 95.06%
2011 Winner Hotel Reception 13TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 95.30%
2011 Finalist Function Coordinator 13TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 95.42%
2010 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 12th Vic Annual Bridal Industry Awards 94.75%
2010 Winner Hotel Reception 12th Vic Annual Bridal Industry Awards 96.86%
2009 Winner Hotel Reception 11TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 97.36%
2009 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 11TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 95.53%
2008 Finalist Hotel Reception 10th VIC ABIA AWARDS 90.65%
2008 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 10th VIC ABIA AWARDS 94.63%
2006 Finalist Hotel Reception 8TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 92.04%

RATING SCALE

PERFECT
(100%)
EXCELLENT
(98%-99%)
VERY GOOD
(95%-97%)
GOOD
(90%-94%)
AVERAGE
(80%-89%)
UNDER AVERAGE
(Under 79%)

Details Review
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 409075
Nomination Date: 21-04-2017
Simply the BEST, glad we chose the Brighton Savoy. Will be back to celebrate our 1st Anniversary.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 408969
Nomination Date: 20-04-2017
the lady was very helpful and understanding of my additional requests. She went out of her way to make me feel comfortable!
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 355517
Nomination Date: 24-03-2015
Our wedding day at the Brighton Savoy went without a hitch and exceeded our expectations thanks to the great work of the Brighton Savoy team. Nothing was too much trouble for the Savoy team. Thanks guys for making our day great.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 355211
Nomination Date: 21-03-2015
The team at the Brighton Savoy were amazing. Anita looked after us so well. On the night Elaine our hostess made everything flow , thank you brightonsavoy
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 355083
Nomination Date: 20-03-2015
from the moment we first walked in to the brighton savoy i knew it was the place to hold my wedding, it just felt right, and my instints were so right, we had an amazing night, and all my family and friends told me it was the beswt wedding they have ever been to
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 355204
Nomination Date: 21-03-2015
my wedding was fantastic and i would highly recomand Brighton savoy to all my friends for any resepsion.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 355084
Nomination Date: 20-03-2015
Exactly how we always imagined our wedding to be - such a fantastic night, everyone raved about the room, the staff, the food, the everything! highly recommend,
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 355085
Nomination Date: 20-03-2015
Wow , we couldn't have been happier , we all felt so well looked after and the families felt very included ,great venue , location and the hostess on the night was sensational
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 352313
Nomination Date: 18-02-2015
Everything went so smoothly, even better than expected! Anita & Michael made us feel so confident about our wedding and they were right
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 329839
Nomination Date: 31-03-2014
I reciommande this framework to have a drink and dinner. Nice atmosphere, reasonable price, and sea view in front of a where you can swim until late. Delicious cocktail. Very nice music.
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 329841
Nomination Date: 31-03-2014
thank y to thebrighton savoy for looking after us and making us feel so special and looked after
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 329838
Nomination Date: 31-03-2014
Anita was so helpful and friendly and guided us thru the whole wedding process and made it stressless and friendly
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 329840
Nomination Date: 30-03-2014
We were looked after from begining to end and treated like a king and queen
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 324684
Nomination Date: 01-02-2014
We had a great night i understand why the Brighton Savoy is an award winning venue
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 293727
Nomination Date: 17-12-2012
Michael was amazing from 1st time we walked in till he waved us goodnight after the wedding
Hotel Reception
Wedding ID: 293721
Nomination Date: 12-12-2012
The staff at the Brighton Savoy did everything possible to make our wedding evn better than we imagined it - couldnt believe how well looked after we were
Longview Vineyard
Macclesfield SA   
Winner of numerous ABIA awards, Longview Vineyard is the Adelaide Hills' premiere destination for "wow-factor" weddings.... more

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Year Ranking Category Events Award Rating
2016 Finalist Ceremony Venue 16th SA ABIA Awards 96.97%
2016 Winner Function Coordinator 16th SA ABIA Awards 99.92%
2016 Finalist Reception Venue 16th SA ABIA Awards 97.38%
2015 Finalist Reception Venue 15th SA ABIA Awards 98.12%
2015 Finalist Ceremony Venue 15th SA ABIA Awards 96.39%
2015 Finalist Function Coordinator 15th SA ABIA Awards 96.78%
2014 Finalist Reception Venue 2014 SA ABIA Awards 97.86%
2014 Finalist Ceremony Venue 2014 SA ABIA Awards 96.00%
2014 Finalist Function Coordinator 2014 SA ABIA Awards 97.88%
2013 Winner Ceremony Venue 13th South Australian ABIA Awards 96.47%
2013 Finalist Function Coordinator 13th South Australian ABIA Awards 96.85%
2013 Winner Reception Venue 13th South Australian ABIA Awards 96.84%
2012 Finalist Reception Venue 12TH SA ABIA AWARDS 95.07%
2011 Finalist Function Coordinator 11TH SA ABIA AWARDS 97.59%
2011 Finalist Reception Venue 11TH SA ABIA AWARDS 99.15%
2011 Winner Ceremony Venue 11TH SA ABIA AWARDS 96.62%
2010 Finalist Reception Venue 10TH SA ABIA AWARDS 97.91%
2010 Finalist Ceremony Venue 10TH SA ABIA AWARDS 95.91%
2010 Finalist Function Coordinator 10TH SA ABIA AWARDS 97.76%
2007 Finalist Reception Venue 7TH SA ABIA AWARDS 90.47%

RATING SCALE

PERFECT
(100%)
EXCELLENT
(98%-99%)
VERY GOOD
(95%-97%)
GOOD
(90%-94%)
AVERAGE
(80%-89%)
UNDER AVERAGE
(Under 79%)

Details Review
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 390940
Nomination Date: 05-06-2017
Everything was simple and easy, just as it should be but is so difficult to come by. All our extra requests were catered for and the day itself ran smoothly.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 390940
Nomination Date: 05-06-2017
Jess Whitaker was fantastic, from the first time we met her to a day of planning and the constant bombardment of email correspondence. Absolutely first class and the planning, let alone the day, would not have been as successful as it was without her.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 384798
Nomination Date: 09-09-2016
Jessica was an absolute pleasure to deal with every step of the way. She is a valuable asset to Longview Vineyard.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 384784
Nomination Date: 07-09-2016
Jess and the team at Longview were so helpful and knowledgable and definitely put me at ease for my big day! AMAZING is all I can say!!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 390947
Nomination Date: 04-09-2016
Jess is unbelievable, she is there for everything and nothing is to big to ask. Everyone needs a Jess at their wedding. We can't thank you enough!!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 384805
Nomination Date: 05-09-2016
Jess from Longview Vineyard was absolutely amazing both in the lead up to our wedding and on our wedding day. She was so easy to work with and nothing was too hard. Even during the craziness of our wedding day she remained so calm and seemed genuinely committed to making our wedding day exactly what we had imagined - which it was and more! Thanks Jess!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 390941
Nomination Date: 03-09-2016
Service, food, venue, staff everything at Longview made the day so special and stress free. It was perfect in every way possible.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 390941
Nomination Date: 03-09-2016
Jess our co ordinator from day 1 was organised. Consistently in contact with us regarding our day. Always a phone away and never once was anything a hassle throughout the whole process of changing our date and bringing the wedding forward.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 378312
Nomination Date: 16-07-2016
Jess was more than amazing throughout the organising of our wedding. There is no one else I would rather have help ensure our day went as smooth as it did!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 384800
Nomination Date: 28-04-2016
Jess was unbelievable, not just on the day but throughout our entire leadup and after the wedding. I would recommend Longview simply to work with her!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 360833
Nomination Date: 06-09-2015
Absolutely fantastic venue with fantastic staff - all staff were incredibly easy to work with and the service was amazing.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 361304
Nomination Date: 15-08-2015
Stunning reception venue, everything was perfect and the guests agreed it was an amazing venue
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 364130
Nomination Date: 21-07-2015
Amazing place for a beautiful winery wedding! The hire fee is quite expensive considering how much you pay per head for food and drinks but it is a stunning venue.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 361298
Nomination Date: 03-07-2015
The staff at Longview were wonderful in helping organise and in coordinating our wedding on the day. Could not be happy with what they did!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 345779
Nomination Date: 27-05-2015
The event managers were excellent to work with. The day was stress free because of them. The took responsibility for all aspects of the day and everything went to plan and schedule. The staffs attitude was so friendly and inviting. The food was delicious, i could not fault it. The venue is truely beautiful.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 361305
Nomination Date: 23-05-2015
Jessica by far made the wedding experience even more special, she was helpful, supportive and above all professional and an expert in her field making sure the day was everthimg it should have been.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 361303
Nomination Date: 22-05-2015
Jessica Whitaker was a fantastic coordinator and went over and above to ensure our day was exactly what we wanted - I highly recommend her.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 339033
Nomination Date: 02-08-2014
Such an amazing day and night we were so spoilt! It was really a beautiful event. The venue, the food and the service was amazing.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 339032
Nomination Date: 02-08-2014
the coordinator could not do enough for us and was extremely professional all the way through
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 333331
Nomination Date: 15-06-2014
Jess was a fantastic coordinator, she answered emails with lots of detail and was amazing on the day (even helping get food off my dress before we entered the reception!). Knowing she was around to help definitely helped to make the day stress free. Overall the staff at Longview are awesome, we had comments from our guests about how good they were!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 333232
Nomination Date: 08-05-2014
Jess went above and beyond the call of duty and she made us feel completely taken care of and even though she must deal with hundreds of couples she made us feel very special. Could not be more thrilled or impressed with her work.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 326352
Nomination Date: 21-02-2014
The service was amazing! Planning a wedding is a hard task but Longview's event coordinator Jessica made everything so easy!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 321303
Nomination Date: 06-12-2013
Longview is an outstanding venue for both ceremony and reception, very well organised, fantastic staff, delicious food and amazing location. A++
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 321302
Nomination Date: 06-12-2013
The staff at Longview went out of their way to make our wedding day special. They were prepared for any eventuality, rain, hail or shine. The wait-staff took extra special care of me due to my dietary requirements and made sure that I always had lots of food available. All our guests raved about the quality of the food and the wine. Overall my husband and I are exceedingly happy that we chose to get married at Longview.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 311016
Nomination Date: 10-09-2013
Everything was taken care of - Longview went over and above to make our reception perfect. Little things like glasses of sparkling wine waiting for us next to our cake so we could toast after we cut the cake. And seeing an elderly family member struggling with a walking frame and directing her to a more accessible toilet. Everyone commented on how lovely the staff were on the night, and how amazing the food and wine were.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 311018
Nomination Date: 06-09-2013
Longview Vineyard is such a picturesque venue. We had over half our guests traveling from interstate and overseas for our wedding and it was great to show them this little treasure in the Adelaide Hills. The wine, food and service were also just brilliant! We were lucky to have an amazing day weather wise and we are so happy with the location photos.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 311046
Nomination Date: 30-08-2013
Our function coordinator, Jessica, was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble and she made our day a breeze o plan and prepare!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 311010
Nomination Date: 30-08-2013
Jessica & team went out of their way to make sure all of our needs were considered. They always responded promptly and every request was completed with no fuss. The day ran smoothly and calmly thanks to all of their organisation and preparation.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 311004
Nomination Date: 29-08-2013
Longivew Vineyard ticked all of the boxes for our Reception venue. The barn is absolutely perfect, the bridal table looked over the Vineyards, the staff were on the ball and very nice, the accommodation was lovely. Overall it was the PERFECT venue for our special day.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 311004
Nomination Date: 29-08-2013
The Ceremony venue is absolutely stunning looking over the Vineyards. It was exactly what we were looking for.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 311027
Nomination Date: 29-08-2013
The most spectacular venue - rolling hills covered in vines. Chairs and red carpet perfectly set up under a 200 year old gum tree. April (Autumn) in the Adelaide Hills at twilight.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 311011
Nomination Date: 29-08-2013
Longview Vineyard was the most amazing venue for our wedding day! Our guests still to this day rave about how wonderful the day was! Thanks to Longview for providing the most beautiful backdrop for our ceremony and fantastic staff, food and wine for our reception! Highly recommend Longview as a wedding venue to anyone!!
Glen Erin Group
Lancefield VIC   
Glen Erin at Lancefield offers superb, relaxed dining in a vineyard setting with 4.5 star deluxe accommodation. Specialising in Conferences and Weddings. Enjoy spectacular Vineyard views and professional, personal service for your special day. ... more

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Year Ranking Category Events Award Rating
2017 Finalist Ceremony Venue 19th VIC ABIA Awards 95.80%
2017 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 19th VIC ABIA Awards 95.33%
2017 Finalist Reception Venue 19th VIC ABIA Awards 97.66%
2017 Finalist Function Coordinator 19th VIC ABIA Awards 96.95%
2016 Finalist Ceremony Venue 18th VIC ABIA Awards 95.31%
2016 Finalist Reception Venue 18th VIC ABIA Awards 95.00%
2016 Finalist Function Coordinator 18th VIC ABIA Awards 95.00%
2015 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 17th VIC ABIA Awards 95.12%
2015 Finalist Ceremony Venue 17th VIC ABIA Awards 95.81%
2015 Finalist Function Coordinator 17th VIC ABIA Awards 96.38%
2015 Finalist Reception Venue 17th VIC ABIA Awards 96.34%
2014 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 95.15%
2014 Finalist Ceremony Venue 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 95.38%
2014 Finalist Reception Venue 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 96.79%
2013 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 15TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 95.31%
2013 Finalist Ceremony Venue 15TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 98.03%
2013 Finalist Reception Venue 15TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 98.68%
2012 Finalist Reception Venue 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 97.59%
2012 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 95.67%
2012 Finalist Ceremony Venue 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 96.13%
2012 Finalist Function Coordinator 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 96.68%
2011 Finalist Ceremony Venue 13TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 96.44%
2011 Finalist Reception Venue 13TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 99.28%

RATING SCALE

PERFECT
(100%)
EXCELLENT
(98%-99%)
VERY GOOD
(95%-97%)
GOOD
(90%-94%)
AVERAGE
(80%-89%)
UNDER AVERAGE
(Under 79%)

Details Review
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 405477
Nomination Date: 24-03-2017
Amazing! Have recommended to everyone. A perfect day - simply due to the service provided.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 399277
Nomination Date: 07-12-2016
Could not of picked a better place to be married. The venue, staff and grounds were just so fantastic even with a last minute weather change meaning we went from an outdoor to indoor ceremony! The chapel was just beautiful and made for a gorgeous backdrop for photos!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 399277
Nomination Date: 07-12-2016
Rebecca and Kim made sure everything ran smoothly and I had no stress leading up to or on the day of the wedding. Couldn't of asked for more from everyone at Glen Erin for the most well thought out day! Made the whole process a breeze!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 399284
Nomination Date: 07-12-2016
Rebecca Scott went above & beyond. Nothing was too difficult. She helped with multiple suggestions. I wish I could use her services over & over again. A true blessing to the industry.
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 399277
Nomination Date: 07-12-2016
Wonderful place to have our first night together as husband and wife! Waking up and seeing all our guests in the morning for the buffet breakfast was just a perfect way to spend our first morning as well!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 399277
Nomination Date: 07-12-2016
Our guests and us were so well looked after the whole time that I've had nothing but fantastic comments on how well each and everyone was looked after the WHOLE night! The food and drinks and service was amazing and the set up of the room was just stunning and made it truly a night we will never forget!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 377665
Nomination Date: 09-03-2016
Honestly words don't seem enough to describe how perfect & fantastic this venue is! Truly a dream venue, stunningly beautiful backdrop and state of the art facilities - our families and guests all agreed that we couldnt have picked a more perfect place for our big day. Rebecca, Kim & all the team made sure that everything ran like absolute clockwork on the day and we couldnt have been happier with everything! As far as I am concerned this is the ultimate wedding venue !!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 377665
Nomination Date: 09-03-2016
From day one Rebecca was absolutely amazing! We were blessed to have her looking after things for us and she never steered us wrong! She listened to us and really understood what we wanted to achieve. She was so helpful and full of great advice and tips. Organising seemed like a breeze with her help, she really made sure that it was a stress free process. On the day itself Kim & the team executed everything to perfection and we were so happy and grateful to all staff - thanks guys!!
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 377665
Nomination Date: 09-03-2016
We stayed in the gorgeous Homestead & Bridal Suite - it was fantastic and felt just like home - so comfortable and all mod cons. The bridal party also had use of this on the day to get ready and it was an ideal place to relax whilst the excitement of the big day built!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 377665
Nomination Date: 09-03-2016
Such an amazing Scenic, beautiful venue and awesome helpful staff. Our reception ran like a dream and without a hitch - highly recommended!!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 378859
Nomination Date: 06-03-2016
We honestly couldn't fault anything about this venue or there staff, they always went above and beyond for us to make sure our wedding day was nothing but the best day. The venue itself is kept immaculate such a beautiful well looked after place can't wait to go back for our wedding anniversary. Our guest are still talking about how wonderful the venue is.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 358113
Nomination Date: 16-04-2015
The coordination and planning of our wedding was seamless and made so easy and enjoyable.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 358113
Nomination Date: 16-04-2015
The reception venue was so beautiful. Perfectly set up how we wanted it with that gorgeous view of the Glen Erin Winery through the windows. The staff were unbelievably friendly and we left very happy with how the reception went.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 358114
Nomination Date: 11-04-2015
Kim is the most organised person I have ever met which is just what you need when planning a wedding.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 348522
Nomination Date: 22-01-2015
Kim Scales was the one link who made every single part of our wedding planning, ceremony and reception absolutely perfect! Her attention to detail, customer service, love for her work and her love for us as a couple and family were outstanding. Kim had a willingness to help with all aspects of our wedding experience, even those that did not relate directly to her venue. We will forever remember her as being the glue that brought it all together and made our fairy tale come true!
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 348540
Nomination Date: 06-12-2014
Kim and the staff were excellent. Our wedding was perfect, we just loved it! We are so grateful for the wonderful job that Glen Erin did and everyone commented on how lovely the venue was and how fabulous the food, wine and service was. The room and the table looked amazing! Kim was so calming, relaxed and so easy to deal with throughout our planning and incorporated everything that we wanted for our day. We cannot thank Glen Erin enough for making our day so memorable. We could not have asked for a better day!
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 345318
Nomination Date: 01-11-2014
Very impressed with entire quality and staff services. Everything ran perfectly smoothly and all of our guests have given us great reports back.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 345320
Nomination Date: 02-11-2014
Every aspect of our wedding day was perfect, from the initial meeting & planning, through to the actual day including the lead up, ceremony & reception. For Kim & the team at Glen Erin nothing was too much trouble to make our day such a memorable one. True professionals
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 327266
Nomination Date: 20-03-2014
We had a few hiccups on the day but overall the venue really understood my vision for the day and helped us in every way to bring it to life!!
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 327261
Nomination Date: 18-03-2014
There is not a single thing that I or anyone involved in our wedding could fault about Glen Erin. We received countless compliments on everything...the service, staff, quality, just everything was 100% perfect.
1st Night Honeymoon
Wedding ID: 327247
Nomination Date: 17-03-2014
Everything was perfect. Everything my partner and i wanted was catered too. The staff were amazing the venue was stunning. The whole process was made very easy they are very organised.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 301411
Nomination Date: 21-02-2014
Superbly trained staff. Seamless execution. Beautiful venue. High quality food. Flexible to meet our requests with any changes.
Function Coordinator
Wedding ID: 275560
Nomination Date: 14-04-2013
Kim scales, was incredible. My wedding was a perfect day with no mistakes and every little detail was though about and planned for. I recommend glen erin and praise Kim to anybody I know that mentions the glen erin estate.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 275560
Nomination Date: 14-04-2013
My wedding day and reception was amazing. Kim scales was fantastic and the rest of the staff at glen erin were a pleasure to deal with. My wedding truly was perfect and many of our guests to this day still say it was the best they have ever been to. Thanks to Kim and all glen erin staff.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 300719
Nomination Date: 26-03-2013
Kim and her team were superb from start to finish and the day was above and beyond what we had hoped for.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 300716
Nomination Date: 20-03-2013
Everything ran like clockwork. Had an amazing stress free day and got fantastic comments from guests. All Thumbs up.
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 296134
Nomination Date: 13-03-2013
Our wedding was the best wedding I've ever attended. Kim was amazing, extremely meticulous and organised. Our wedding received raving reviews from all of our guests, and all aspects formed a memorable event for us and our guests
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 296131
Nomination Date: 18-01-2013
We had the most wonderful weekend. Everything was perfect, from the amazing staff, food, setting. Our guests were looked after so well and throughout the whole process I felt like our wedding was the only wedding. Kim was amazing and was a pleasure to deal with. A really special venue and it created such a great atmosphere for all of our guests.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 296133
Nomination Date: 18-01-2013
Glen Erin where amazing from the first day we visited. They took the time to listen to what we wanted and how we wanted our special day to go. Kim helped out suggesting along te way and never once tried to change anything to beneift them rather than ourselves. The Wedding ran so smoothly there was no problems or stress. Not one guest had a complaint. the food was amazing they catered to my allergies and made sure I ate properly. The whole reception area was beautifully prepared and so was the outside ceremony area. I cannot stress enough how wonderful Glen Erin and the staff are. Just a note while we where on our honeymoon Glen Erin looked after my wedding dress and personal items till we got back. Amazing service!!!!!
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 296132
Nomination Date: 17-01-2013
The premises at Glen Erin are beautifully presented. Every effort was made by Kim and the rest of the staff to make our ceremony exactly as we wanted
Ceremony Venue
Wedding ID: 296137
Nomination Date: 17-01-2013
It has by far the most amazing landscapes, great and polite staff, organizer Kim was very helpful with providing information for both preparations and the wedding day.
Reception Venue
Wedding ID: 296132
Nomination Date: 17-01-2013
I cannot speak highly enough of the services provided. The food and wine were fantastic and the service provided was first class
RACV City Club
Melbourne VIC   
With more than a century of tradition and experience, RACV City Club has the reputation as one of the finest clubs in the world, located at the heart of bustling Melbourne.... more

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Year Ranking Category Events Award Rating
2017 Finalist Function Coordinator 19th VIC ABIA Awards 97.59%
2017 Finalist Club Reception 19th VIC ABIA Awards 96.01%
2015 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 17th VIC ABIA Awards 95.69%
2015 Winner Club Reception 17th VIC ABIA Awards 95.96%
2014 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 95.48%
2014 Winner Club Reception 16th Victorian ABIA Awards 99.13%
2012 Finalist 1st Night Honeymoon 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 95.48%
2012 Finalist Ceremony Venue 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 95.10%
2012 Winner Club Reception 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 98.16%
2012 Finalist In-House Wedding Advisor 14TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 95.45%
2011 Finalist Function Coordinator 13TH VIC ABIA AWARDS 96.35%
2011 Winner Club Reception 13TH VIC ABIA AWARDS