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.
We had the most amazing stay here with our family. It is the perfect house to feel cosy and comfortable with impeccable views. We celebrated our wedding here and it was the most perfect venue to share our special day with our closest loved ones.
Thank you so much for having us at your beautiful venue, it has become such a special place in our hearts and memories. Everyone commented on the spectacular place that it is and enjoyed being amongst the greenery and fresh air (and rain!). We look forward to returning to Seacliff...
Our stay at Seacliff House was more than perfect, myself and my husband held our wedding reception there the views and homely feel of the house made our day. We highly recommend Seacliff house to anyone and for every occasion to make it that more special. We can't wait to...
Thank you Seacliff for the most perfect weekend. We picked the perfect spot to become "Mr & Mrs". Our guests loved the property just as much as we did. We can't wait to come back and celebrate our anniversary. Much love Mr & Mrs Swain xxx
We cannot speak highly enough about our wedding experience at Seacliff House. From the moment we enquired about this property the professionalism of South Coast Holidays impressed us. This continued from start to perfect finish. The help regarding suppliers, multiple viewings and check in and check out times was invaluable....
Wow, what can we say but thank you for the most amazing Anzac weekend at Seacliff House. The property is amazing with he most sublime views at every turn. It was comfortable, cosy, stylish and catered for both kids and adults. I would like to post some photos if we...
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An amazing venue with genuine hospitality and personal touch. Have only ever had good experiences working with Anna and her team and our guests have always praised the venue.Keep up the amazing work Seacliff House, you are a beacon in the community.David MooreMercure Gerringong
12:01 16 Oct 21
Seacliff house boasts modern facilities including a large blank canvas event space as well as beautifully appointed accomodations. The expansive view is also to die for!
05:05 13 Oct 21
A dime in a dozen! A very well thought out venue with the most amazing views. The team at Seacliff house are always looking at ways to impress their guests and they are doing a great job at it! With the most friendly and hospitable staff, it would definitely be my first pick for a wedding event or even for a place to stay as a quick getaway! 5 stars!!
05:05 08 Oct 21
Eclectic Salvage Event Hire throughly enjoy being a vendor for Seacliff House. A spectacular venue with stunning views and event space and the staff have always been wonderful to deal with.
01:05 07 Oct 21
I've had the pleasure of playing at Seacliff often and had many of our Tillee Music Artists also play there. What's not to love about this location! We'll often play during Ceremony and Canapes out the front overlooking the valley and then re-locate to the barn to play during dinner. The team are always a pleasure to work. We look forward to playing at Seacliff again soon 🧡
23:49 22 Sep 21
A truly spectacular venue with unbeatable views. Professional staff and great communication are the cherry on the top! A one of a kind venue.
03:38 15 Sep 21
Love it when we get to work at Seacliff House. The team are amazingand always go above and beyond to ensure that everything is running smoothly on the day. The venue's has built some amazing facilities on site which offers couples lots of different options to choose from to plan their perfect wedding day. Can't wait to be back there soon, shaking some cocktails.
05:05 07 Sep 21
Perfect location, top quality service and amazing views, definitely worth a visit to enjoy what the South Coast is all about!
07:51 03 Sep 21
What can I say that hasn’t already been said.From excited bridal parties, guests stopping in for a couple drinks before their friends wedding or even the day after with a sneaky hangover burger. At The Hill & our kiosk, we hear every weekend how amazing the whole team are at Seacliff House. I’ve personally experienced their quick thinking and seamless service when holding a family event there. They provided us with all the vendors we needed, making our experience effortless! The Gerringong community are lucky to have them and their local support.
23:22 02 Sep 21
As a vendor (Bomaderry Super Cellars) to Seacliff and a number of other local venues, I strongly recommended Brendan and his team. Their set up, communication and service is first class. I always enjoy driving into Seacliff House and admiring the view they offer :)
10:51 31 Aug 21
As both a guest and a vendor - Seacliff are awesome to celebrate at and the team are fantastic to work with. Every wedding I've been too has been smoothly run, and oodles of fun - and that VIIEIEWW!!!
06:31 29 Aug 21
The Garnish Catering Crew love love love catering at Sea Cliff!!!! One of our fave places - with weddings having such a fun and happy vibe. We have worked there for many years and the Sea Cliff team are always looking at ways for guests to experience a wedding to remember! Ceremony in front of the ocean and a seriously gorgeous barn for the reception - Sea Cliff honestly has everything! And you also have the lovely Anna who is there to help you on your big day. So excited to have such a beautiful venue on the South Coast!
Stay Soul of Gerringong
11:09 28 Aug 21
Seacliff House is nothing short of amazing and Soul Of Gerringong would high recommend for a wedding venue.Seacliff has everyone you need for your event
12:06 26 Aug 21
Seacliff is the epitome of our local wedding venues!An amazing location that captures the best that Gerringong and the South Coast have to offer with breathtaking views of rolling green hills through to the sea! The layout is wonderful and makes your whole wedding from ceremony to reception stunning and magical, with so many options to fit your vibe.Every time I'm fortunate to perform a wedding here, I'm impressed with how beautifully maintained the property is and there is always something new that has been thought of to improve guests comfort and enjoyment of the venue and accommodation. It's obvious that the owners and staff care for the property and it's surrounds!Beyond this they provide the best service to their guests and vendors alike, always professional, helpful and with the warmest welcome on arrival.Highly recommend - love Seacliff House and can't wait for the next chance to be back!
04:32 26 Aug 21
Such a great venue! Love the views of the rolling green hills looking down toward Werri Beach. The property has so much to offer all in the one location, so guests can have an awesome experience across the day without having to worry about logistics (or getting bored!). There's also plenty of accomodation nearby for guests who aren't lucky enough to be staying on-site.
00:27 26 Aug 21
Location, Location, Location! You will not find a venue in that showcases just how beautiful our area is better than Seacliff. This combined with 2 amazing houses, a spunky catering shed & the option for a full weekend of celebration make it the perfect choice for a wedding venue.We have been lucky enough to not only cater for countless events at this venue but also enjoy it as guests at a friends wedding. All round fun time is always had by all at Seacliff House.
Henry Clive Caravan Bar
05:59 25 Aug 21
Seacliff House!What a venue! We absolutely love working at Seacliff, from the views and outlook over the water to the very attentive and outgoing staff. It would be hard to give this venue any less than 5 stars. Anna deserves a credit for allowing each day to run as smooth as possible. Very proud that this venue is on our back door step and even more prouder to be a part of there events.Thank you endlessly guys x
21:39 24 Aug 21
Seacliff House is a stunning South Coast venue overlooking the beautiful town of Gerringong.The location is just magic - perfect for weddings, family gatherings or corporate getaways.The team at Seacliff House will definitely look after you, and I highly recommend them :)
The Wedding & Event Creators
05:41 24 Aug 21
We LOVE working at Seacliff House!Our team work here regularly, having done many weddings at the venue, we coordinate, plan and style weddings at this beautiful space and trust us, if you are looking for somewhere to host your wedding, it really ticks all the boxes as the perfect wedding venue!If you are a couple looking for a space you can really personalise and make your own, then this is the venue.Its the only wedding property on the south coast with such panoramic ocean views, plus a beautifully designed modern barn for your reception. The venue has all the bases from toilets, catering kitchen, reception space but also a blank canvas to bring in a food truck, caravan bar/drinks or whatever furniture or styling you want to really inject your style.The staff are always so accommodating, great to work with and flexible. 5 Stars from us!
South Coast Party Hire
04:12 24 Aug 21
We love working with the team at Seacliff House, they are a venue that has it all! The property has 180 degree views of rolling hills and ocean, with countless backdrops to captured those special moments, our clients are spoilt for choice!Having worked with Seacliff for many years we can easily say how easy going, organised & knowledgeable the team are.We can't wait to be back on site creating beautiful weddings with Seacliff again 🥂 🥂 🥂Photo Credits: Venue: Seacliff House | Florals and Styling: Be Designed | Photography: Dan Cartwright | Marquee and Furniture Hire: South Coast Party Hire
07:00 23 Aug 21
Awesome venue. I work here with my band regularly. We love playing here because there's such a great layout with the ceremony and cocktail hour outdoors and then a cool industrial space overlooking the hills and ocean for the reception. It has a mini festival vibe to it! Can't wait to be back gigging here soon!
03:09 22 Aug 21
Seacliff House is a spectacular venue to hire for any occasion.We have worked on site many a time and the space is always just perfect.Our team look forward to been back again real soon.
02:35 22 Aug 21
I have experienced Seacliff House as a wedding vendor and a wedding client.I held my wedding there in May 2019 after falling in love with the property while working there for a client's wedding, it was truely the most amazing day that we will forever cherish.We are very honoured to be able to work there time and time again with our own clients. The owners and staff are all very lovely, responsive & professional.Gemaya | Be Designed Events
00:09 22 Aug 21
I have had the pleasure in photographing at this venue a number of times and I've found the service and professionalism is absolutely excellent! I always look forward to working there and seeing the smiles on the great vendors involved! I can't wait to be back!
01:22 29 Jun 21
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
23:08 21 May 21
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!