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.
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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....
The venue was just spectacular and everything we had wanted it to be. The house was a great space to have over the weekend, and the grounds and views were just the perfect backdrop. Thanks again for having such a wonderful property for us to access for our wedding day...
“Thank you for giving us the perfect pace for our magical day. The property was the perfect backdrop to say “we do” and party the night away with those we love. Our four legged baby also says thanks for the neighbouring cows who he had the best time barking at....
To Brendan, Amanda and the Seacliff team. We were over the moon to share our special day with the stunning location as we tied the knot. Guests couldn't get enough of the stunning view & property. You've done an awesome job with this place.
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 at Seacliff in May this year, and we could not have chosen a better venue!The main house is stunning, the views are incredible, and the Barn was the best blank canvas to create our dream day. Guests also commented that they loved having the breakout space next to the reception (we had our bar and the gelato bike out there). The day just flowed beautifully from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception thanks to the layout of the property.
00:39 16 Oct 23
Absolutely loved our stay at SeaCliff House!! The pictures do not do it justice. Perfect spot for our wedding weekend. Was such a vibe. All we heard all weekend from our guests is how stunning the venue is. They catered to our extra large group, provided a little surprise on arrival, provided a full tour & instructions when we got there and ensured everything ran smoothly on check in, for the wedding night and on check out. Leah was so lovely and even returned left/forgotten items to us after check out. The farmhouse is just so beautiful and both our bridal parties loved being able to stay with us for the whole weekend. Only inconvenience for us was that the golf cart was not working, but other than that, we had the best weekend of our lives! Thank you.
03:57 08 Sep 23
As a photographer, I shoot at many different venues, and Seacliff House Gerringong is hands down one of my faves!When I arrived at Seacliff House, I was immediately struck by its amazing location. Rolling green hills and overlooking the stunning coastline, the venue offers breathtaking views as a perfect backdrop for your wedding day.The staff at Seacliff House were incredibly friendly and accommodating throughout the day. They went above and beyond to ensure that everything ran smoothly, making the experience truly memorable for the couple and their guests.Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend Seacliff House. The stunning location, beautiful venue, and attentive staff make it a remarkable place to celebrate and create lasting memories. I'm sure anyone who chooses Seacliff House as their wedding venue will be delighted with the experience, just as I was.
01:51 31 Jul 23
Wow, what an amazing property.We stayed here last year and had ro come back.The view is spectacular, especially at sunrise and sunset.The fire pit was so nice to have a drink and chat with my friends.Loved the pool table and Atari game.Seacliff has everything you need.The houses are well equipped.The beds are so comfortable.And we can’t wait to come back next year.I will treasure my memories at Seacliff house.
01:39 08 Jul 23
Great venue. Beautiful views. Clean and nicely presented.
21:01 01 Jul 23
11:06 07 Jun 23
Seacliff House was the most stunning venue for our wedding venue! This was the first place we looked at and we didn’t need to look anywhere else. The photos of the venue speak for themselves in how beautiful it is! The booking process was so easy, and Leah the manager was super helpful throughout the lead up and during our stay! Highly recommend!
11:03 26 May 23
An absolutely fantastic venue with amazing accomodation!! We had our wedding here in April and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue ! The barn, the facilities, the views, everything was even better than expected. Leah the venue manager was great in the lead up and everything went by so smoothly! Definitely recommend Seacliff House to anyone looking at this spot for their wedding or for accomodation! 10/10 !
12:40 11 May 23
Dave and I would like to say a huge thank you for our time at Seacliff House! It was an amazing week with breathtaking views and all my house and wedding guests were blown away.Thank you so much to Amanda, Brendan and the outstanding Lea who went above and beyond during our stay there.The past week was truly phenomenal and we definitely hope to return one day.10/10 recommend Seacliff house xx
06:09 11 May 23
Our April 2023 wedding at Seacliff House was fate for us. My husband and I were engaged in September of 2022 and started looking at wedding venues very shortly thereafter - Seacliff was the first venue we visited and after doing the site walk through and falling in love with it, we were told they had a last minute opening in April. We went home, talked about it for all of about 5 minutes and the next day we put our deposit down. Everything about the venue itself is majestic - it overlooks sprawling green hills with views of the ocean which was particularly mind-blowing during golden hour in the afternoon (our photos turned out to be absolutely amazing). The interior of the accommodation houses are like a dream with not small detail overlooked - our bridal party felt very lush celebrating our wedding at a venue like Seacliff with special note to the wonderful bathtub overlooking the property. The barn is also the perfect space for a bride's DIY dream - we were able to see our vision come to life in a reception that was filled with light, love and warmth. We had so many compliments from our guests on the choice of venue - the day could not have been what it was without such an amazing setting. I also could not thank the Seacliff team enough for working with my husband and I to make it a weekend we would never forget - the whole team from start to finish was amazing, communicative and patient - special thanks to Leah for walking the journey with us. For any couple wanting to visualise a venue for their perfect day, Seacliff is it - we could not be more adamant in recommending it - thank you Seacliff! X
23:14 28 Apr 23
07:12 04 Apr 23
Awesome experience. Great accomodation, location and staff.
01:14 29 Mar 23
What a fabulous venue for the best wedding-music-festival Gerringong has seen all year! We had ample room for multiple food trucks, DJs, bands, people dressed in head to toe watermelon print, and a flotilla of flamingos in the pool.Love your work team Seacliff, and we can't wait to come back for anniversary hijinks in the years to come.
00:01 01 Mar 23
To Leah and the Seacliff Team, words can't express how magical our weekend was. We cannot thank you enough for the most beautiful hospitality and wedding venue. We will cherish those moments forever. Thank you, Jorgia and Anders x
06:51 07 Feb 23
Beautiful venue for our friend's festival wedding but also somewhere to stay. We loved all the space but also the ease of getting there from Sydney. The staff were lovely & helpful. All the suppliers they recommended were great. Can highly recommend the Kombi Keg & Deliahs Catering. The views over the hills to the sea are amazing & the perfect backdrop.
23:56 06 Feb 23
We loved our stay at Seacliff, our goal was to have all of our family in one place and enjoy some time together before and after the wedding. The houses are beautiful, clean and well maintained. The wedding itself was perfect, we wanted the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in the one place, this is the perfect venue for that.The manager is friendly and contactable at all times which made things very easy for us. Check in and Check outs were very smooth with no issues. We would definitely stay again.
09:28 31 Jan 23
Where to even start! Seacliff house is the most amazing venue to stay and to get married at. The owners and house managers are amazing and helpful. Their recommendations for every little detail we needed to help us with our wedding day were superb from wedding planners to exceptional vendors. The houses on site are so beautiful and the scenery is just out of this world. Our wedding was just a fairytale and we just couldn’t be happier. Cannot recommend Seacliff House enough! Thank you Seacliff House for the best weekend of our lives!
Dan and Liv Bowers-Sparks
11:31 26 Jan 23
Stunning venue. Well catered, breath taking views! Overall couldn’t recommend this more!
07:37 20 Dec 22
High quality venue.
02:58 05 Dec 22
We booked Seacliff house for our wedding 03/12/2022 and absolutely loved it! Their service was phenomenal from start to finish. They included so many little bits and bobs, we didn't need to pack so much! They were helpful with the start of the event and packing down too. We couldn't be more happy with our weekend. Seriously such a beautiful place with amazing views!!!
12:01 14 Nov 22
Thank you for an amazing weekend! We have loved every bit of it. We couldn't have picked a better venue for our wedding. We were so lucky with amazing weather and just the most perfect day! All our guests couldn't believe how beautiful the Seacliff venue is!
Devour the world
01:27 14 Nov 22
The absolute perfect wedding day and 3 nights stay! Anna was super lovely also. This property exceeded our expectations! We loved how fully equipped it was and the beautiful view just made our micro wedding the best on our day! We would absolutely have chosen this location again and again - plus it being pet friendly was the icing on the cake. Highly recommend ❤️
22:25 20 Oct 22
Seacliff house was an absolute dream location for our wedding! The houses and the barn are just stunning and we couldn't have wished for anything more. Already planning our trip back there for a holiday. Stunning location, set up and amazing comms from the team.
09:54 13 Oct 22
Beautiful location, stunning views and outstanding wedding venue
10:30 05 Oct 22
08:01 05 Sep 22
After 3 postponements we are finally here! The weather was nothing short of HECTIC! But everyone came together to make it a magical day! Finally wedding 2.0!
05:32 03 Sep 22
Great experience 💯
07:21 26 Aug 22
Beautiful place to get married and have your friends and family stay. 2 houses, 1 more modern than the other. BBQ, pizza oven outdoor seating & pool. Area for outdoor ceremony with lovely views over fields and the ocean. Barn style reception area to decorate and style as you wish. Owners happy only too happy to help.
01:42 10 Aug 22
21:28 28 Jul 22
01:44 28 Jul 22
Seacliff House is a strikingly beautiful venue. It is surrounded by stunning and peaceful Gerringong nature. The main house and the farmhouse both have stylish and cosy designs, which makes them feel like home. We had the best 5 days there and look forward to being back again next year!
12:50 23 Jul 22
08:29 18 Jul 22
We spent 3 nights here and had a wonderful time.The only negative was that the older house (we stayed in) was quite dirty . We actually vacuumed it ourselves !
06:32 16 Jul 22
10:48 25 Jun 22
dis place waz sik
06:18 22 May 22
On behalf of my (new) husband and I and our whole bridal crew and family. We would like to say Thank you so so much for having us for our wedding Saturday 14th May. We had the most beautiful weather for our perfect day. Our stay was perfect and you had everything we needed. Thank you to Anna, from the very start she has been amazing, helping us every step of the way.
01:20 09 May 22
Absolutely breathtaking views and beautiful homes! We were lucky enough to stay 3 nights and hold our long awaited wedding at Seacliff House. We had the best time of our lives with family and friends and so happy we were able to experience it at Seacliff House! Thank you to Brendan and Amanda and the whole team for the most amazing time! X
09:43 07 May 22
09:58 05 May 22
01:55 20 Apr 22
The venue alone speaks for itself!However the communication with Anna/Amanda/Brendan was above and beyond. They were always happy to answer any questions I had and made the whole process so easy to co-ordinate. Our weekend was absolute perfection and couldn't have asked for anything else. Thank you, thank you for making our dream day come true! Cat & Jarred x
01:32 06 Apr 22
08:52 27 Mar 22
We got married at Seacliff House in November 2021 and could not have asked for more!We had a beautiful 3 night stay with our families and bridal party spread across the 2 houses - everyone commented on the convenience of this set up, not to mention the beautiful hill and ocean views, and the amazing houses themselves.As a wedding venue, Seacliff House has everything you need to create your perfect day on a beautiful blank canvas.Anna was fantastic throughout the whole process and we can't thank her enough for helping us navigate post-covid lockdown restrictions to ensure our day went to plan.Thanks to all!
07:59 16 Mar 22
Seacliff House was divine. My partner and I had our wedding held here and the location was more than we could have imagined. The skyline of the rolling hills coupled with the modern house and venue styling makes it a unique and special experience. The barn was great, we loved having a blank canvas to do our wedding our way. The property we cannot fault in any way.Amanda and Anna were incredibly helpful and accomodating throughout our interactions with them from enquiring, touring, booking, assisting with vendors and everything else we needed for the venue.We are incredibly happy we chose Seacliff to get married at and hope to return in the future.
04:30 25 Feb 22
Wonderful destination. Were lucky enough to be invited to a wedding here. Wow, the whole place is incredible
07:23 02 Feb 22
Not sure if there are many better views than this - location 10/10.Great job.
09:48 02 Dec 21
There is not to much more I can say that hasn’t already been said below!!! We got married at seacliff house and it was absolutely spectacular. Anna was nothing but friendly and helpful and our 3 night stay was beautiful. Both houses on the property are stunning, a complete 10 out of 10 from us!!!
05:13 21 Nov 21
23:44 08 Nov 21
As General Manager of the Sebel Harbourside in Kiama, the largest boutique accommodation venue in the Kiama area we regularly work in conjunction with Seacliff House. The venue is as stunning as it is unique and represents the very best of the South Coast. If you are looking for a venue that is the amongst the very best, and will assist you to deliver an extraordinary event look no further.