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.
“"This was a venue that we had our eye on and locked down early on so we could save up and have our dream wedding."…”
My wife and I recently got married at the Gables in 2021, this was a venue that we had our eye on and locked down early on so we could save up and have our dream wedding. Covid19 canned our first attempt (we very nearly our second) so you can imagine the stress both we and the vendor went through that time, yet despite all the turmoil caused by those external factors they came through time and time again for us! The service provided by the staff prior and during the wedding was top notch, the food amazing and the venue itself beautiful. Highly recommend and once again extend our thanks for the service and effort The Gables provided over the entire period.Jason & Kimberley
“"She made us feel so comfortable and at ease throughout the entire wedding process."…”
Hi Gables Team,
We are back from our holiday and just wanted to say A Huge Thank you!
Each and every staff member on the day gave exponentially service.
I specifically want to thank Phil for her outstanding and over & beyond hospitality and professional service. She made us feel so comfortable and at ease throughout the entire wedding process. The day wouldn't have gone smoothly without her. I would like to also thank Mish and the waiting staff for their excellent hospitality.
I know for a fact, my family and friends absolutely loved that day and everything in it.
Food was amazing! Venue was picturesque and obviously the highlight of gables is the people part of it . So Thank You again, Gables Team!
Will definitely recommend and you might see familiar faces come to high tea. haha
You guys are absolute legends!
Warm regards,Jason & Preethi
Preethi & Jason
“"The elegant venue and welcoming atmosphere of “The Gables” provided the perfect setting for our celebrations."…”
My guests have expressed their delight and pleasure in our Friendship Party last Wednesday 29th of May. The elegant venue and welcoming atmosphere of “The Gables” provided the perfect setting for our celebrations.
The Ladies thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food & buffet and were impressed with the artistic presentation of the table settings.
Please convey my sincere thanks and appreciation to Michelle and Jessica for their professional service and friendly support throughout our negotiations, especially on the afternoon itself.
Yours Sincerely,Anne Richards
D. Anne Richards
“"The weather was kind and the atmosphere created by your beautiful venue grounds and rooms ensured we had a very relaxing day."…”
On behalf of our Club President, Members and guests, we would like to thank you and your team for making our 60th Anniversary celebrations, such a wonderful success.
The weather was kind and the atmosphere created by your beautiful venue grounds and rooms ensured we had a very relaxing day.
The High Tea experience was appreciated and savored by many and the service with a smile by your team, ensured all guests felt well catered for.
It was lovely to work with you and thank you for taking extra care that everything was perfect on the day.
You and your team certainly ensured the reputation of The Gables was enhanced as a special occasion venue in our local area.
With best wishes,Yvonne
“"I would like to thank you very much for such a wonderful wedding day on Saturday 27th of April."…”
Dear Philippa and The Gables team,
On behalf of David, Bronwyn, our families and friends, David and I would like to thank you very much for such a wonderful wedding day on Saturday 27th of April.
We were so impressed with The Gables, the house is just so beautiful and the gardens were immaculate (the flower planter urns were lovely) please thank the gardener for such a splendid job!
Everyone was thrilled with the diverse and tasty menu, also the champagne and wines. The children enjoyed the spacious rooms and everything was very thoughtfully arranged and organised.
Kind regards,Jill & David (Mother & Father of the Bride)
Jill and David (Mother & Father of the Bride)
“"Our Wedding was absolutely magnificent, all your attention to detail, and management of our event, certainly was evident on our special day."…”
Thank you so much for all you did for us to plan our Wedding event at The Gables on Saturday April 6th.
Our Wedding was absolutely magnificent, all your attention to detail, and management of our event, certainly was evident on our special day.
Please pass on our thank you to everyone that was involved in planning our Wedding.
We will return soon to have a High Tea,
Libby and BarryLibby & Barry
“"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!"…”
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 & David
“Everything looked and run beautifully and it was a very happy and memorable day for us.…”
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.…”
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 & 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.…”
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!…”
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.…”
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.…”
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 & Alan
Michelle and 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.…”
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.…”
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.…”
Venue is stunning and it was a perfect day.Cait S.
“We were delighted with the presentation of The Gables , it was the perfect setting to celebrate.…”
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!…”
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 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 together 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,Erin & Ben
Ben & Erin
“We had a fantastic day.…”
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…”
7 MarchWedding Dinner
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…”
18 FebruaryWedding Dinner
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…”
22 NovemberWedding Dinner
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 againMargaret & 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.…”
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.…”
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 sincerelyAnne & James Hodges
“The Gables is such a gorgeous venue, you will fall in love with it's charm immediately!…”
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