Some kind words

The following are complete exact copies of reviews that we have received recently. The originals are available for inspection at The Gables.

“From "go" to "wow" the day went flawlessly. Suz and Josh had a wonderful day as did we all! We are very grateful to everyone at The Gables for the care taken with their day, It was most enjoyable for everyone!…”

— Marie and David Read more

02.03.2019

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We would like to thank you for helping make Suzanne and Josh's wedding at the Gables so enjoyable. We all had a wonderful day and were very happy they chose "The Gables" for their wedding and reception.

You helped with the train on Suz's dress upstairs with Simon, the photographer, and downstairs as David and I escorted her to the celebrant-thank you!  Having two tiny flower girls dropping rose petals and one young Ring Carrier was always going to be a little risky!  It all went very smoothly and it was lovely of you to anticipate a glass of lemonade and a lollipop as a reward.   You also took the cake in hand and embellished it beautifully with the extras provided by Suz and Josh.

 The "rolling" canapes in the garden were an entree to a lovely  meal inside.  There was plenty of them and they were tasty and delicious,   Your friendly, smiling staff kept up with both the drinks and eats throughout the day-thank you to all involved.

From "go" to "wow"  the day went flawlessly.  Suz and Josh had a wonderful day as did we all!  We are very grateful to everyone at The Gables for the care taken with their day,  It was most enjoyable for everyone!
Marie and David

“Everything looked and run beautifully and it was a very happy and memorable day for us…”

— Vera + Peter Read more

23.02.2019

Wedding anniversary

We write to thank you for the beautiful
occasion you organised for us on your
50th wedding anniversary. Everything
looked and run beautifully and it was a
very happy and memorable day for us. Our
guests were certainly impressed.

Vera + Peter

“I am not exaggerating in saying that it was the best one that she has ever had at a function…”

— Andrew and Jane Read more

20.02.2019


I just wanted to thank you very much for looking after us so well last night. My wife and I were guests of the hosts and were very impressed with how we were looked after.

My wife had a vegetarian dish and I am not exaggerating in saying that it was the best one that she has ever had at a function. The presentation of the dish was superb and she informs me it was very tasty. Normally vegetarian dishes are a second thought but in this case it was obvious that considerable thought had gone into the presentation.

Please convey to the staff our appreciation.

Andrew and Jane

“A huge thank you to you and the team. We were so impressed with our wedding day at The Gables - it was like clock work. …”

— Suzanne W Read more

02.03.2019

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A huge thank you to you and the team. We were so impressed with our wedding day at The Gables - it was like clock work.

We had an absolutely fantastic day, and felt like you and the team went above and beyond.
Suzanne W

“Choosing The Gables as our wedding venue was the best wedding decision we made!…”

— Sara P. Read more

31.10.18

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Choosing The Gables as our wedding venue was the best wedding decision we made! From our first meeting until the day itself, The Gables were efficient, professional, supportive and reliable. They helped us in putting together the perfect day. Ourselves and our guests also made many comments throughout the day about how wonderful the venue and gardens were, the food was delicious and the staff efficient. Thanks to The Gables for making our day perfect.

Sara P.

“The Gables were excellent with us. The organisation was fantastic and they were
exceptional with communication.…”

— Dennis P. Read more

11.11.2018

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The Gables were excellent with us. The organisation was fantastic and they were exceptional with communication. The venue was great and the perfect setting for our wedding day.

Dennis P.

“WOW! INCREDIBLE WEDDING DAY!
Our Wedding day on Saturday was made PERFECT by all at The Gables in Malvern East. It was truly a magical day.…”

— Michelle Alan Mooney Read more

March 2018

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WOW! INCREDIBLE WEDDING DAY!
Our Wedding day on Saturday was made PERFECT by all at The Gables in Malvern East. It was truly a magical day even better. I can’t thank enough Jessica for organizing, advising and for the perfection planning of our wedding day. To the proficient ladies, thank you Carolyn and Sue for managing all the details, and the floor staff, who looked after us and our guests with their wonderful service and served always with a smile. Carolyn you didn’t miss a beat on our day, we were treated like royalty. All we had to do was relax, enjoy and be with our friends and family.

We are extremely happy that we chose the Gables for our wedding. The mansion has all the opulence, glamour and ambiance for our story that you can’t get with contemporary venues that we looked at. The stunning garden with its greenery and gorgeous gazebo was the perfect environment for our ceremony and garden party. As dusk came upon us we all moved inside to enjoy the brilliance of the mansion. The magnificent rooms inside are so beautiful, spacious and intimate as well. Great dance floor too!!.

The food was absolutely delicious and plentiful, with such variety which suited all the different dietaries. Huge thanks to the amazing chef Darren Daley for his delectable creations. The wines and sparkling drinks were a class of their own. The pricing is so reasonable and it’s worth it!

To all the brides and grooms, we truly recommend The Gables as a perfect place for your wedding!
Michelle and Alan Mooney

Michelle Alan Mooney

“I would highly recommend The Gables as it has all the beautiful natural elements of the garden, traditional elegance with a modern touch to the cuisine. …”

— Gracie N. Read more

14.08.18

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I would highly recommend The Gables as it has all the beautiful natural elements of the garden, traditional elegance with a modern touch to the cuisine. Compliments Sue, to the chef & all those who worked on the food preparation. Any special dietary requirements were incorporated smoothly for the guest."

Gracie N.

“Excellent location, professional staff and good food. The Gables's crew helped coordinated the day and it was a great relief for us.…”

— Thi N. Read more

22/09/2018

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Excellent location, professional staff and good food. The Gables's crew helped coordinated the day and it was a great relief for us. Overall service was fantastic, from our first meeting to the wedding day. We had a great day, Thank you very much.

Thi N.

“Venue is stunning…”

— Cait S. Read more

1/12/2018

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Venue is stunning and it was a perfect day

Cait S.

“We were delighted with the presentation f The Gables , it was the perfect etting to celebrate.…”

— Stephen P. Read more

2/09/2018

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We were delighted with the presentation of The Gables, it was the perfect setting to celebrate. There were a few minor issues in planning and on the day, but a good time was had by all guests. Note: The Venue is too small for bridal table of more than 10.

Stephen P.

“Magnificent birthday party…”

— Jenny Siedle Read more

09.08.18

Birthday

Sue and Michelle, a note to thank you both for the magnificent birthday party which I had last Wednesday, 8 August. Every one of my guests spoke so highly about the event and they all enjoyed it immensely. The Gables could not have been a better choice of venue. Everything was just perfect, thanks to both of you.

Please let the waiters know that they went about their job quietly and efficiently and pass on my thanks to them too. I can honestly say that the event ran just like clockwork. It was great!

Jenny Siedle

“The whole event came together and went far better than we could have possibly imagined. Even the weather cleared just in time.…”

— Erin & Ben Read more

Saturday 24th March 2018

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Erin and I just wanted to thank you and your team for putting on a truely wonderful event last Saturday.

The house looked amazing and the food was delicious.

We have received so many positive comments from our guests regarding the house, food and service.

The whole event came togeather and went far better than we could have possibly imagined. Even the weather cleared just in time.

In particular we liked the fact that guests were able to experience all the areas of house and garden during the evening, from the ceremony in the garden, to the canapés on the driveway and veranda and finally the cocktails and cheese in the dining room.

We would also like to thank you for your patience in the leadup, and for accommodating all our weird and wonderful requests, and for helping us put on an event which truely reflected our personal style.

Thanks again,
Ben & Erin
Erin & Ben

“We had a fantastic day.…”

— Philippa T. Read more

22.03.18

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We ended up with an inside ceremony and reception (it rained) and it was perfect - the windows are stunning, the details on the walls. It also contained the 30 kids who came to the wedding - who had a great time flitting between a couple of rooms. The food was good, Sue who looked after us on the day had everything running smoothly.

Philippa T.

“It was a wonderful reception place — our wedding was well organised, the food was absolutely beautiful and the staff were very helpful during the whole process…”

— Louise Yaxley & Peter Chan Read more

7 March

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It was a wonderful reception place — our wedding was well organised, the food was absolutely beautiful and the staff were very helpful during the whole process. The place looked stunning on the night and many of our guests commented on what a wonderful venue it was.

They also provided great value for money. I really think they deserve the highest recognition because our wedding day was perfect, and they played a big role in ensuring that.

Louise Yaxley & Peter Chan

“Thank you so much for making our Wedding so memorable! Throughout the whole planning process, we appreciated your approachability, sense of humour, and exceptional attention to detail…”

— Cal Wilson & Chris Woods Read more

18 February

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To Sheree and the team at the Gables,

Thank you so much for making our Wedding so memorable! Throughout the whole planning process, we appreciated your approachability, sense of humour, and exceptional attention to detail. We were particularly impressed with your calmness in the face of our last minute seating plan chaos!

Our Wedding day couldn't have been better. Our guests had a ball, and are still talking about the lovely setting, the beautiful meal, and the attentiveness of your staff. We were delighted with how smoothly everything ran, even when faced with the outside/inside ceremony dilemma (thank you Melbourne weather). Your willingness to delay the decision meant we were able to get married in the garden as we wanted (thank you Melbourne weather).

Thank you too for your florist and DJ recommendations; my flowers were stunning, and everyone is still raving about the music. In short, Sharee, we had such a great time that, if we could, we'd get married at the Gables every year! (Lock in the 19th...)

Thank you again for making such a happy day, even happier.

Cal Wilson & Chris Woods

“We have received letters and telephone calls commenting not only on the above but also the food. It was all very well presented, tasted delicious and extremely generous quantities…”

— Margaret & Alan Dyer Read more

22 November

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To “all the wonderful Staff”,

Although it is now one week since the wedding of our daughter, Jacqui, to Jim Lamour on Saturday 15 November, we wanted to write a note to “The Gables” to thank everyone who, over the last 12 months since booking your beautiful venue, right up to and including the wedding and Reception at 12 noon, helped to make their wedding a very happy and special occasion, one which will provide wonderful memories for many years to come.

Prior to the wedding any request or queries made by us were always attended to in a helpful and friendly manner and on the day itself, the gardens and interior looked immaculate, and the service we received from your staff was wonderful.

We have received letters and telephone calls commenting not only on the above but also the food. It was all very well presented, tasted delicious and extremely generous quantities. My girlfriend, who has a Celiac problem, was most impressed with the care and attention she received.

We will certainly have no hesitation in recommending “The Gables” and it will always have a special place in our hearts.

Thanking you again

Margaret & Alan Dyer

“Sunday 9th at The Gables proved to be one of the most exceptional days in our lives; helped by the smooth running of the service you and your staff offered. All your staff were all pleasant and polite, all eager to offer as much help as possible…”

— Elizabeth & Paul Shofield Read more

16 November

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Dear Claire, Sharee and the Gables ‘Team’,

We were so inspired by events on our wedding day on 9th November that we felt we must let you know how delighted we are.

From a catering perspective, I understand how difficult it is to please everybody, especially when catering for those with special dietary needs. I thought you’d be pleased to know that not only did the two individuals who needed special treatment thoroughly enjoy their meal, all of our guests made it a special point to tell us how delighted they were both with the quality of the food and the level of service your staff offered. Considering the age ranges of our guests spanned from 3 to 85, this must have been no mean feat!

We received so many positive comments about the venue, the gardens, and atmosphere. Your grace in dealing with the unexpected problems only added to our enjoyment of the day.

For my new wife and I the day went very well; in fact it surpassed our expectations. Sunday 9th at The Gables proved to be one of the most exceptional days in our lives; helped by the smooth running of the service you and your staff offered. All your staff were all pleasant and polite, all eager to offer as much help as possible.

One of our guests is a restaurateur, who a week after the event is still paying high complements about the day to his friends/associates. We would be happy to recommend The Gables to anyone. Once again, thank you

Kind regards,

Elizabeth & Paul Shofield

“The informal atmosphere was balanced with elegance and attention to detail. Thank you so much for your work towards making this happen…”

— Anne & James Hodges Read more

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Dear Claire and Sharee,

I’m writing to thank you very much for helping to make our wedding reception a success on the morning of Saturday 18th October. Everything went perfectly, the food was delicious, and the informal atmosphere was balanced with elegance and attention to detail.

Thank you so much for your work towards making this happen.

Yours sincerely

Anne & James Hodges

“The Gables is such a gorgeous venue, you will fall in love with it's charm immediately!…”

— Alyssa Wood Read more

Saturday 5th March, 2016

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"The Gables is such a gorgeous venue, you will fall in love with it's charm immediately! The staff are all very professional and accommodating and helped our day to run very smoothly. It is simply a stunning venue for both indoor and outdoor photography and you will not need to add much in the way of decoration, as the place is already so pretty, with complimentary flower arrangements etc.
We had a lunch wedding and our guests all commented on how nice the food was. The pricing for this option was very reasonable, considering the package inclusions.
If you are looking for a venue with top notch service, food and opulent beauty, do not look past The Gables!"

Alyssa Wood