How to choose the perfect caterer for your wedding day
Jo from Garnish is a well known and best loved wedding caterers on the NSW South Coast. In this new series, Brendan owner of Seacliff House talks to a series of wedding suppliers.
Wedding Catering on the NSW South Coast
If you’re having a South Coast Wedding, book your favourite early – up to 18 months in advance
Make sure your caterer is familiar with the Wedding venue you’ve chosen
We’ve said it before, consider a winter wedding or a mid-weeker to have the pick of the wedding suppliers
Shared Banquets or a grazing table is a popular new way of feeding at weddings where your guests will get to socialise and never go hungry
Ask your suppliers to give you a fully itemised quote (or get them to list any exclusions) so there are no nasty budget surprises
INTRODUCTION TO GARNISH CATERING
Brendan: I’m here with Jo from Garnish Catering. Is it Garnish Creative Catering?Jo: it’s actually Garnish Creative Catering but I tend to say Garnish Catering. It’s a lot quicker.Brendan: even just Garnish. People in the industry just know you as Jo from Garnish.Jo: exactly right. I don’t need to shorten it anymore.Brendan: how long have you been doing catering for and specifically catering for weddings?Jo: probably as my own business 10 years but I’ve been working a lot further than that. Five years before that I used to work for other venues and then started my own business five years into it. About 10 years for Garnish I should say.I was working for another venue and that sort of reached its natural end and you thought you know what? I could just do this for myself for different people. It’s funny how life works. Things fall into place. It all comes down to with me many years ago my mother asked me, they always have a function and I said I’ll cater it. I have always cooked since I was tiny. I did canape job for about 60 people for them. A lady came up to me and said, would you cater my son’s wedding? I thought, she had a big bucket of red wine in her hand at that time so I didn’t actually think that she really was serious but I got a phone call a week later from the bride saying we have to have you. I’ve been told you’re the best. She’s very nice to call. Next thing to know this wedding that was supposed to be a hundred people ended up being 240. That was my first ever catering job at Garnish. That is how it started.When I did it, a venue, someone who used to own a venue was one of the guests. A few days later called me and said, could you come work for us catering at our venue. That is how it all started. It’s just funny how things happen sometimes.Brendan: fast forward through to today, how many gigs or wedding gigs would you be doing each year?Jo: we counted last financial year we had 92. A lot. I don’t want to do any more than that. I don’t do any more than two weddings at a time on a night. Two is my top weight. We’ve had a few three but that is when the bridge and groom knew that is going to be the third one. I wouldn’t do it unless I thought we could do it well. They would want to have us which was wonderful again. More and more like we had a wedding last week on a Tuesday. Those things are happening and things are changing a lot. Now mid-week weddings are becoming popular. That 92 could go up.Brendan: that is the thing if you’re having a mid-week wedding. That is what we say to a lot of our people that are considering Seacliff House for their wedding venue that if you’ve got some flexibility it’s really great because you get the peak of the suppliers, prices are generally a bit cheaper for the venue at least. It seems to be a growing trend.Jo: We like it. We’re just getting used to it ourselves because Tuesday, Wednesday felt like Sunday but we’re getting there. We like it. It does change the way we work during the week but we normally start prepping on a Wednesday for the weekend. That just changes it. We enjoyed it. It was great. I think it’s going to happen more and more. I’m fully supportive of it.Brendan: do you generally specialise on, work mainly on the South Coast on New South Wales or do you work all over the place?Jo: no, South Coast of New South Wales. We’re up in Sydney last week. We do do Sydney every now and then. It’s a different event. We catered for Hello May magazine. It was a big function. We have done that for the last four years. We drove up for that which was great. If it was just me I’ll go sure but when you’re carting probably 10 people with you and or the food we don’t want to go too far.
GARNISH ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR WEDDING CATERERS ON THE NSW SOUTH COAST
Brendan: you’ve got a bit of a reputation as the caterer to have.Jo: Oh my God, thank you. I think the reason is I’m a firm believer that you surround yourself with lovely suppliers.You’ve got to like your supplier and I love the couples that we deal with and I secretly think we’re all getting married with them. I love it. People always say to me all the time, you only do weddings. It’s not because people don’t like the odd birthday party or something like that but I enjoy weddings and I love to fit…surround yourself with people that you like and also people who really want the best for you. While we’re the caterer we do tend to find ourselves doing a bit of everything. We are probably there the longest on the day too. You tend to find yourself doing little odds and ends of things that aren’t really catering related but it’s not about that. It’s about making sure that everyone has a really good day. The ultimate compliment for us is when we get someone who is a guest at the wedding that we catered that want us to cater their wedding. That is my ultimate compliment. If we can get those I’m stoked.Brendan: it’s like a viral loop.Jo: exactly. That is always the plan. That has been happening a lot which is wonderful. We’re doing the right thing. My staff, I surround myself, this is our social life. On Fridays and Saturday night I’m with a bunch of people so I want to enjoy it as well. I surround myself with happy, enthusiastic people who also secretly think they’re getting married as well. If you can get a group of enthusiasts I can’t teach them enthusiasm. I can teach them how to carry three plates but I can’t teach cherry, happy people. That is what I surround myself because as I said it’s my social life. That is pretty much it.Brendan: it sounds like it’s almost like one big happy family in a way.Jo: we have a very family environment. My staff, one of my girls who has worked for me for eight years she’s getting married in two weeks’ time. We are catering her wedding and we are so excited because we have become family. We see each other sometimes more than we see our own families on a really busy week. You have to surround yourself with wonderful people that want the best for Garnish and are proud to be part of the team. They stay for a very long time which is great. Someone said we have to work for a living you’ve got to enjoy it.
WORK AT SEACLIFF HOUSE
Brendan: now you’ve done quite a few gigs up Seacliff House now. How far in advance do the people need to book to get you?Jo: usually I’m getting 2020 at the moment. I’ll be honest with you. I can’t get my head around 2020. If you’re getting a 2019 I think it’s pretty much booked unless winter. this is the other reason catering is becoming popular, we’re getting more and more busy is the fact that over winter I used to take a lot of time off and just recoup but this winter we actually worked the way through because we’re getting booked every single weekend. That was good. I am a firm believer a year out is bullish but you’ve got to focus on the most popular months. The most popular months of the year for us are March and October. If you’re looking for an October wedding I’ll be booking early. October tends to be the most popular time to try. We’ve got a lot of bookings already for October 2019. We’re getting people for October 2020 already.Brendan: we don’t even have October 2020 off the load so you must be doing something right.Jo: I’ve just said to people I just feel that maybe a year out, maybe even 18 months out I can think that prior ahead but I always said to people by the end of 2020 I really haven’t made my bookings yet. Let’s wait six months and then we’ll revisit. I can’t think just far ahead just to be honest.Brendan: that makes sense. Why do you think the South Coast has become so popular as a place to get married?Jo: most of my clients are all from Sydney. A large chunk of them are from Sydney. I think the beauty of it is it’s a weekend away. Ultimately when I got married 16 years ago, my parents live on the South Coast and we got married on their property. I’ve always thought why did we do that and largely it was because it was the weekend. It’s not at a reception place where you’re in and out. I always say to the bride your wedding day will fly. it goes so incredibly fast and I’m in the batch when I got married, some of the most fondest memories I had was it was the night before, on a Friday just family and my bridal party just eating takeaway and then on Sunday to regroup sitting around and just hanging back and talking about the day that was before. It’s a nice way to spend some time with family and friends. If you can get three days out of it rather than reception you’re n 5:30, 6 o’clock and then you’re out by 11:30.Brendan: it’s a longer celebration.Jo: I agree. This is what happens with Seacliff as a perfect example. I have worked at reception places before and I can tell you every single wedding is exactly the same. While places like Seacliff you can put your own stamp on it and you can do your wedding in a way that you want to do it rather than being told by reception places how it’s going to happen. It’s a big stock standard. You can put little quirky things that mean something to you which is I think wonderful and instead have three days to do it. It’s far more enjoyable I think plus the South Coast is God’s country isn’t it?Brendan: I reckon.Jo: I’m not moving. I’m down here for good. I told my husband we’re never moving. I absolutely love it. It’s my favorite place in the world. It’s a just a nice weekend. You’re surprised how many guests of brides and grooms who have never been down to the South Coast to go I love this place. I’m coming back.Brendan: definitely with the roads being upgraded over the last few years and I’ve been a really easy two hour drive from Sydney. I think a lot of people are discovering it and going wow, absolutely beautiful. It’s so different from the city. I can breathe.Jo: it’s nothing and the beauty down here too, the accommodation you can go for cheaper accommodation or you can go and have extensive accommodation. You can do whatever you want. You can like whatever you want out of that weekend if you’re a guest at the wedding. I love people coming down on the Friday night and why not make a weekend of it.
OTHER NSW SOUTH COAST WEDDING VENUES
Brendan: just talking about venues what are some of your other favorite in terms of I know Seacliff we’re booked out now solidly 18 months out ahead coming up. Just to give people some options as to if they’ve got you as a caterer what other venues do you love working at?Jo: it’s interesting because what happened to Seacliff, I think Seacliff is very different because you’ve got that sort of ocean beachy side feeling which is probably out of all the venues that we go to you’re the only one that really does that. We probably go to probably about seven probably venues on a regular basis. We do find ourselves at the same places. The only reason that it is very helpful to us because we’re bringing everything in. we know what we’re walking into. We know how the power works. The oven is not going to shut down on us and all that good stuff. We tend to, there’s places like Merribee down in Terara Way. I think that is kind of like English rose garden I supposed is the best way to describe it. Terara Riverside Gardens is in Terara down Terara. That has got a beautiful vibe about it. Driftwood Shed, very quirky. It’s a shed that I can’t explain it. It’s got tools and hammers and stuff hanging from the ceiling. It sounds weird but it is a very quirky and cool place. There is Melrose in Kangaroo Valley. They have converted a big barn into a proper bar area and everything. You’re right in the heart of the valley there. There’s a lot of green mountains all around you. There’s some good ones. Willow Farm in Berry.Brendan: I was going to say what about your next door neighbour!Jo: I can actually see Willow Farm from my commercial kitchen. I’ve always said, there’s a big party going on. I haven’t been invited. I’ll know about it because I’ll be able to see it. That is very much Berry country so there’s the feel about it. The beauty of all the venues down this area, they all give something different which is wonderful. It gives people choice. I’m all for choice. As you say you’re booked up for the next 18 months. I don’t mind having competitors, unique competitors. I want bride and groom to be happy with their decision and have a bit of range of people to choose from. It worked for everybody.
WEDDING CATERING TRENDS
Brendan: give us some on what are some of the trends now with catering at weddings. It used to be the chicken or fish or fish or beef.Jo: chicken and beef for a while it was ultimately drop. That was the only way you went and you always got the part of food that you didn’t want and then the negotiations started. That is how we did it. That was the only option. You either had that or you had the buffet and you go with your plate, your knife and fork. You might as well be in the army and you walk along down the line and pick things. That was the only things you had 15 odd years ago. Now it’s probably shared banquets is the most popular form of menu. What groups of food get put down in your guests table and they eat from their seat. It’s cheaper than ultimately drop but you get more food which is weird. The reason is each platter of food can feed about eight people. I don’t need as much staff because we’re not having to do individual plates going out but the beauty of it is you get more food because at a shared banquet style of menu people at more. You go to a restaurant for 160 to 180 grams of protein for food on your plate but for a shared banquet we factor in about 300 to 350 grams of protein per person.Brendan: you’re definitely not going to go hungry.Jo: you’re not going to go hungry. That is another thing. As a caterer we’ve got an extremely important job. You ask anyone that goes to a wedding, you ask how was the wedding one of the first things they talk about is the food. They talk about whether they walked away and had to go through a drive through on the way home or whether the food was good or whether the bar ran out. They don’t want the bar running out. Who does? Those sort of things are important. We take it very seriously. We don’t know how much people can eat so we just assume that everyone can eat a lot and they tend to at a wedding. I’d rather put a lot of food. Make it look big on the platter so that when it gets put down in front of everybody they go I’m not going to go away hungry. Also know that it’s back up in the kitchen because there’s eight people that are getting five groups of platters. Each group of eight are very different. There might be one group of eight that you put lamb in front of them and they like lamb like no one’s business. My staff know to say we’ve got more lamb in the back. Would you like some more?Personally for me I prefer shared banquet. I love canape weddings. They’re one of my favorite things to do but they’re not as popular as I would like them to be probably one in 20 of our weddings is canape. I think largely because we’ve all been to those weddings where you walk away hungry. It has been quite common but I do believe if you serve enough food and give people enough variety canape weddings are a go. They’re great. If I had my way canape any day of the week. it’s a great day to serve lots of different food to people and then shared banquets. Then the number one thing probably at the moment is grazing tables. Rather than having canapes right after the ceremony grazing tables are the big thing. I’m a firm believer. If you know your guest grazing table is go.Brendan: with those grazing tables does that mean that people have designated places to sit or is it more that they grab a plate of food and mingle?Jo: basically all we need is a table so you guys put a table wherever you want to put it. We dish and calmly place some wooden forks and all that good stuff on the table and we’ll keep replenishing so your guests can go back to the table at many times as they want. It’s usually that period right after the ceremony. It’s usually like a two hour gap between the ceremony and then people sitting down. In that two hour gap usually bride and the groom, the bridal party are off getting photos. You’ve got to give them something to do. They can eat from the grazing table and drink from the bar. They can go up to that grazing table as many times as they like.Brendan: were you at that wedding recently at Seacliff where the bride and groom disappeared for three hours. There was no food and there was an open bar. It got a little bit messy.Jo: as part of my package when people ask me the quote and even if they just say shared banquet I always include you can either have a choice of canape or grazing table. It’s an absolute have to have because you’ve got to give them as I call them focus. You’ve got to give people food. It’s normally two to two and half hours. If the bride and groom ask us to we’re happy to do I call them the grazing table roadie where we do a platter of food that they can, a basket of food or something like that that they can take with them. That works but you’ve got to give them food. Open bar and no food is just disaster waiting to happen.Brendan: if people want to find out a little bit more about you Jo, where can they find you?Jo: on to my website which is GarnishCatering.com.au. There’s a little bit about me. My photo looks a little bit younger but I’m not putting it down. I’ll never take that down and change it but there’s a lot about me, a lot of menus. I don’t do prices on the menu because I go by from wedding to wedding. Anyone is happy to send me an email through my contacts page I’m more than happy to send them a quote.Brendan: just to give people an idea you would say I’m having a hundred people at my wedding. What would you recommend? Then based on that you’ll give people some options.Jo: I do quote based on everything. My quote I include staff, I include the hours because we’ve done this long enough now. I can figure out how long we’re going to be there for including everything and I just know that a wedding is the biggest party you’ve ever got to organise. Everyone has a budget and they want to know where they’re at. With us they can figure what they know exactly how much they’re going to cost. If I decide to add a staff member, I’ll always give someone exactly what I said what I was going to give them but I decide to add a staff member it doesn’t affect the price. I just add a staff member.Other caterers say it’s X amount of dollars plus staff but to me, I don’t know what plus stuff means. If I was a couple I would just want to know this is how much the caterer is going to cost me. I don’t want to include on there if it’s anything that we are going to supply like we supply platters for shared banquets and you supply the serving utensils for the platters I write that down in the quote so they know exactly what we need and also how much we’re going to cost.Brendan: thanks Jo. Thank you for your time.Jo: thanks Brendan. See you. Bye.Brendan: bye.If you would like more information on hiring Seacliff, visit here.
I wanted to start off by saying a big THANK YOU!!!! We could not have asked for a more perfect weekend. Your entire house is breathtaking and really made our wedding! The experience and atmosphere of your property made everyone feel so relaxed and excited. You both have done an...
Thank you so so much for the use of seacliff house for our day on 10-10-20 It was perfect and will always hold a place in our hearts. The scenery, venue and weather were perfect. Every guest commented best wedding they had ever been to. Cant wait to come back
Thank you so much for letting us have the most beautiful wedding ever! This property was the star of our day and made everything so smooth for ourselves and our guests. Hope to back some day in the future.
We held our entire wedding at Seacliff House and we can't imagine it being more perfect than it was. The grounds were beautifully manicured, the house is stunning and all of our guests are keen to return for future holidays. And don't forget that view, it's such a picturesque spot...
Do you dream of hosting a romantic & elegant wedding? At a venue that offers some of most beautiful views of the NSW South Coast? If so please get in contact now and we’d be happy to share some more about Seacliff House!
We had our wedding in March 2021 and it truly was one of the best weekends of our lives. We hired both the main house and the new farmhouse, and both were beautifully presented. The houses come equiped with anything you can think of. Anna was so lovely to deal with leading up to the wedding, and was able to answer any little concern or question we had. The service overall, how well the property is managed and how flexible they are with working with our suppliers made everything smooth sailing for us. And you really cant beat that gorgeous view. Thanks for everything!Sarah and Jason
07:59 27 Jun 21
“We waited 2.5 years to have this wedding (due to COVID) & we can say it was well worth the wait!!We had so many guests comment on what an incredible venue this is- some even wishing they had their wedding here! The boys absolutely loved the pool table and games (and I’m sure that kept them out of trouble!)Lots of love, The Dixons.”
11:32 24 Jun 21
Seacliff House is the most stunning property located on the south coast of NSW. When looking for a venue for our wedding, we viewed Seacliff and fell in love with every aspect the venue. The booking process was smooth, communication with the venue manager was always friendly and prompt and the venue owners were kind and generous when we had to postpone our wedding during the 2020 COVID outbreak.The location and accommodation is breathtaking. Every aspect of the venue frames beautiful green hills, the ocean and skylines. Both of the houses are luxury accommodation with everything you need to make it feel like its your home.On our last day at Seacliff, we took a moment together to appreciate how fortunate we were to be standing on this spectacular property with all of our family and loved ones. That moment will stay with us forever.Look no further if you want to host a fabulous DIY wedding or event, Seacliff House is the place host it!We highly recommend this venue for all events to bring loved ones together to celebrate or just escape for the weekend.We wrote the below message in the visitor book which sums up our gratitude.“Amanda, Brendan & beautiful Anna - thank you for the best venue for the BEST weekend of our lives.We are so grateful for your generosity and kindness for allowing us to postpone - we will never forget that.We hope to stay again one day to relive the magic. There was so much love on this property over the past 3 days - we hope it remains in the air for future guests.Lots of love, Rach and Tom Cook.”
04:43 24 Jun 21
“Thank you for making this day so magical. It couldn’t have been more beautiful if we tried.From the property to the house to the view - it really is the best package.We will never forget the memories we made here.Thank you again.Mr and Mrs Brisigotti
13:10 22 Jun 21
Absolutely amazing my neices wedding was so beautiful thank you to all the staff who made there day so special 👰♂️💍❤
03:11 25 May 21
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06:01 25 Apr 21
The first moment we saw Seacliff House online we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding. We attended the open day and fell even MORE in love as we saw the grounds in real life. The photos just don't do it justice. Both houses were exceptional, views were incredible and we were very well looked after by Brendan, Amanda and Anna. It was just perfect having the accomodation onsite to where our wedding ceremony and reception was held. It made the day run so smoothly and was stress free. I can not recommend Seacliff House enough. We feel so grateful to have had our wedding here, our dream location!
10:26 21 Apr 21
12:50 10 Apr 21
Went for a wedding one of the best scenery I have ever seen
10:31 07 Apr 21
What a privilege to have our wedding at Seacliff house.This was beyond just a wedding venue, it's a complete experience! We enjoyed every second of our stay, from the insane sunsets, sunrises to the lux design and decor!We will forever cherish our memories at Seacliff.Also a shout out to Anna the amazing manager of Seacliff, She was so helpful and so kind, we appreciate everything you did for us!Thank you all.xxMitch and Laura 01.04.21
23:24 31 Mar 21
What an amazing venue for a wedding! It is truly spectacular! The views, the quaint house, the barn and the rolling hillside. Where else can you get that true feeling of Country meeting the Coast.The staff were helpful and they bent over backwards to make the day special. I cannot recommend Seacliff House enough!
09:50 30 Mar 21
Our venue search in 2019 only need have gone as far as the beautiful Seacliff House. It had everything we could have wanted in a venue - generous accommodation for our family and friends; incredible views from every angle and the beach so close by!Brendan, Amanda and Anna made everything about our stay and wedding easy. The accommodation was immaculate and the Barn a perfect canvas for us to create our special day.The amenities inside both houses were incredible - perfect for relaxed meals in the lead-up to the wedding, and ample enough to support a casual recovery brunch.We can't wait to book in for a special anniversary in the future!
02:11 29 Mar 21
We had the most amazing time here at Seacliff and could not have asked for a better wedding! Everybody involved has been so great and made our experience so easy. Thank you!
06:08 28 Mar 21
10out of 10. Very good service.
23:35 25 Mar 21
Our family had a very pleasant milestone birthday celebration at Seacliff House. A few minor grievances noted to Anna, which I believe have since been attended to! Some outdoor furniture on the deck of the new Farmhouse would be a welcome addition....
01:19 24 Mar 21
"What an incredible 5 days we’ve experienced here at the Seacliff House and Farm house. Our wedding was spectacular and we’re truly saddened to leave today. Anna has been a dream to deal with and we can’t wait to re-book for our first wedding anniversary. Massive thank you. "
01:10 24 Mar 21
Thank you for a wonderful stay for my dad’s 70th and mum and dads 45th wedding anniversary. The house was ideal for 7 children their partners and 8 children we will come back soon. Such a beautiful location!
21:41 21 Mar 21
We’ve hosted a few dinners for private guests at Seacliff house and it’s always such a pleasant experience! Good communication from the team and a setting that transports you away from all the other things in the world! We love it!
01:32 16 Mar 21
03:13 16 Feb 21
What a place! Outstanding pair of houses on beautiful grounds with incredible views. We used the place for a corporate retreat, and it handled 10 people easily, brilliant kitchen and entertaining areas, with the bonus of minutes from beautiful Werri beach. Two thumbs up!Highly recommended.Daniel Rodgers CEO
09:36 15 Feb 21
Incredible business retreat in beautiful Gerrigong. Our business team stayed four memorable nights at Seacliff House. Which comprises of two architectural houses with five bedrooms each on a picturesque 5 arche property. Waking up each day to the rolling green hills and smell of the ocean was pure bliss. This natural setting did wonders for our thinking and mental state. Highly recommend for teams, business planning and escapes.
06:26 15 Feb 21
Seacliff is a beautiful property. The 2 houses are beautifully appointed and with stunning views. An ideal getaway, or for a special occaison. I would definately return
03:49 14 Feb 21
01:10 11 Feb 21
Just finished staying here. Awesome experience, definately exceeded my expectations!!!
21:51 09 Feb 21
I recently photographed a wedding at Seacliff House in January 2022. It’s such an amazing venue. So many gorgeous opportunities for amazing photographs and the space at the venue is great! Not having to go anywhere for ceremony and reception, everything is there so you do have to move off the property for your wedding day. Sunset hour is also flawless!
02:53 08 Feb 21
Thank you so much Seacliff House, for letting us have the most beautiful wedding ever! This property was the star of our day and made everything so smooth for ourselves and our guests. Hope to be back some day in the future. Anna the manager and Amanda the owner helped us every step of the way in planning our event and answered every question we had (sometimes even before we asked it) Cannot recommend them enough incredible place, incredible staff!
02:51 08 Feb 21
Dear Anna and Amanda,Thank you so so much for having us. We had the most wonderful daywear could ever imagine for our wedding. The property is absolutely stunning and is the perfect venue for our special day. Although we couldn’t check the venue before the wedding my goodness it could not have been more stunning.Thank you so so much for being so relaxed and easy to work with. You have both been absolutely wonderful. Anyone would be luck to have their wedding here, It was a dream and we cannot believe how beautiful this place is. Thank you so so much it has been magical.Daniel and Michaela. xo
20:46 02 Feb 21
23:23 01 Feb 21
Just spent a weekend last week at Seacliff for a birthday party and the venue is amazing! The two houses are both beautiful and unique in their own ways. One a more traditional country/ seaside chic and the brand new one a modern seaside architectural monument. Both handled the large number of people celebrating and the estate was the perfect backdrop and surrounds to enjoy a luxury weekend with friends. Luckily we had hot balmy weather over the weekend so the refreshing pool was welcome relief and the sea breezes came in at just the right time to sit out and soak in the magnificent sunsets over rolling hills. I'd highly recommend this place for anyone wanting a luxury getaway with family and friends or special occasion. I'll be back again for sure!
19:47 01 Feb 21
We had a wonderful stay at Seacliff House last weekend and we’ve stayed there several times before. It’s peaceful, luxurious and is the ultimate venue for Weddings or that fun getaway with a group of friends... Can’t recommend it highly enough, and the entire Seacliff team are always such a pleasure to deal with. Keep up the great work guys !
22:09 30 Jan 21
Seacliff House is such an amazing venue and a great place to stay with outstanding accommodation and facilities, all set on a spectacular hillside location with views down to the ocean. We would highly recommend this venue.
11:11 29 Jan 21
What an amazing place. Wonderful weekend spent at Seacliff house. Modern, warm, inviting and idyllic. Nestled amongst the rolling green hills of Gerringong. New accomodation is simply stunning. We’ll be back.
22:30 28 Jan 21
Had a wonderful stay at Seacliff. Photos don’t do justice to how beautiful and serene this place is. The accommodation was perfect for our large group - spacious, clean and equipped with everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed the pool and sunset drinks overlooking the landscape. Hope to return before too long.
11:19 28 Jan 21
Seacliff house is an incredible place to stay. Beautiful surroundings with views over farmland to the ocean and both houses are designed and decorated with style. The pool was used all weekend by the kids and it’s a short drive to the beach. Would highly recommend anyone to stay there
08:48 28 Jan 21
I've been fortunate enough to stay at SeaCliff House twice now and both experiences have been fantastic. The property is perfect for a weekend away with friends (and kids too) with loads of space. We found the huge pool and luxurious accommodation to be spot on. The new cottage is a stunning piece of architecture and the interiors are super cool. For a weekend of food, drinks and fun, Seacliff House was just the ticket. What we felt makes it really special is those spectacular views overlooking green hills that roll down to the surf beach - what a backdrop for a birthday celebration!
08:12 28 Jan 21
Seacliff is an awesome weekend getaway for the whole family. We loved the stunning views to Werri Beach and hills, luxe accommodation, plenty of space for the kids to run wild (pool and trampoline); plus a games rooms complete with pool table and arcade machine! There's loads to see and do - Werri Beach is a gem with the stunning coastal walk or take a bike ride to Berry for a coffee. Magic spot!
01:08 28 Jan 21
The most beautiful location with exceptional views and accommodations recommended!!
02:29 24 Jan 21
Seacliff House is absolutely one of my favourite venues in Gerringong! I've lost count of how many times I've taken photos at Seacliff, for weddings, events, and sometimes just taking photos of the stunning property and outlook.The location couldn't be better. So much space on the property with 360 degree views of the best that Gerringong has to offer - ocean, beach, and green rolling hills.The accomodation on offer is superb and super luxe - the new Farmhouse is just amazing. It really is the perfect place for a wedding because there is room for family and friends to stay for a few nights, making for a stress free event.Always a pleasure working with Seacliff House, and I highly recommend them for your South Coast wedding!
01:19 13 Dec 20
Great Venue, lovely people
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08:16 29 Nov 20
Great wedding venue!
04:41 17 Nov 20
Beautiful property. Amazing service. We’ll be back.
19:23 21 Oct 20
We had our wedding at Seacliff house last weekend and we could not have been more happy with the whole experience!!Everything was perfect, ofcourse our guests loved the stunning views and the beautiful barn, and having the golf buggy to whip around in and the cows next door were lovely bonuses. Amanda made everything so easy in the lead up and was very accommodating of all of our requests, and our site contact Anna was super lovely, helpful and laid back!It was awesome being able to have 12 people stay in the house on our wedding night so we could keep the party going a little longer with our closest friends! And everything about the house was stunning including the pool, amazing kitchen, comfy bed and spa bath in the master bedroom!If you’re not afraid of having to do a little extra work involved with a DIY venue then there is no better place to host your wedding in my opinion! It was worth having to pack up furniture the next day as it was so lovely being undisturbed for our stay. We would do it again if we could! Hoping we can attend a wedding here again one day!!
22:45 14 Oct 20
Thank you so so much for the use of seacliff house for our day on 10-10-20 It was perfect and will always hold a place in our hearts.The scenery, venue and weather were perfect. Every guest commented best wedding they had ever been to.Cant wait to come back
01:34 12 Oct 20
My husband and I had our wedding on the 03.10.2020 and everything was perfect!!! The house was perfect for my family and the grounds, the barn, the pool, BBQ was amazing for us to relax and enjoy ourselves. Thank you Amanda, Kate and Peppa for your assistance!!!! Tyan and Yvonne xx
Bondi Meditation Centre
23:26 03 Jun 20
Seacliff House has beautiful views, lots of space and all very tastefully done. Perfectly located just outside Sydney, great venue for retreats!
08:18 08 Apr 20
08:42 13 Mar 20
01:51 20 Feb 20
Beautiful location and venue. Friendly team and made our wedding day very special.