Testimonials

Brad & Reanne Jose

Hello Narelle and the gorgeous Stillwater Team!

Brad and I would love to just take a moments time to properly thank you all for making our wedding day so perfect. When we first stumbled across Stillwater as  a possible wedding venue we had no idea how exceptional you actually were. We were so excited after our first meeting that it “had to be ours” for our wedding day!

A wedding is not just about one day – it’s about the lead up, the anticipation, the organisation, its not one single day but an experience as well – Brad and I feel so blessed to have had such a wonderful journey and experience leading up to and on the day with you.

Narelle you were so amazing the entire way through! And let it be known that we could not think any highly of Lyndal if we even tried, she was simply fantastic!

Our guest adored your venue from the beginning of the ceremony to the end of the reception. The food and wine were exceptional and we had such lovely comments on Stillwater as a whole.

So thank you to the Stillwater team – you made our wedding experience that little bit extra special. You shall all be seeing our faces in the future!

Brad & Reanne Jose11th January, 2014
Laura and Ken

I have to say a massive “thank you” for all your help in organising our wedding.

From the get-go I felt like everything was straightforward, and I loved having the planning information early. I also appreciated your understanding and flexibility when things went awry with suppliers/rogue family members.

As for the night, your team were amazing and I heard nothing but good things from my guests about the staff, food and beverages. I think they were surprised by the outstanding quality of food being dished up!

I couldn’t sing your praises any louder, the team were lovely. James should also receive some special kudos for helping me stay hidden in the cellar door and looking after my bridal party.

We are so pleased we were able to celebrate this occasion at Stillwater; the venue and atmosphere really reflected what we wanted to convey to our family and friends.

Laura and KenFebruary 1st, 2014
Sam and Nick

Dear Narelle, Lyndal, James, Warwick and the Stillwater team,

Nick and I wanted to send you the most heartfelt thanks for our beautiful wedding on Friday (and for turning on the sunshine 😉

Narelle and Lyndal, you both made the planning process so easy – nothing was ever too much trouble and you were so accommodating with our requests (even on the day of the wedding with rearranging table settings!)

Each and every time Nick and I came down or spoke with you, we felt so at ease and at home with yourselves and the Stillwater team. Warwick, you were so helpful and greeted us so warmly every time we visited.

Our guests were full of praise for our wedding, our incredible day would not have been the same had it not been for your amazing team. James, everything ran so smoothly on the day, we appreciate you accommodating our lateness with speeches, photos etc.

 We also received so many compliments on the choice of venue, quality of food and wine, service and the intimacy of the reception. 

On a personal note, Nick and I adore Stillwater and feel quite sad that our day has been and gone. However, we cannot wait to come back and celebrate our anniversaries again and again with you. 

We’ve attached a couple of pics for you – such a beautiful location out by the willows, we’re thrilled with how gorgeous everything was.

Sam and Nick
Jess and Luke

Luke and I wish to belatedly express how extremely grateful we are for the fantastic night we had at our wedding at Stillwater, 14 December 2013.

My friends and family (and Luke and I!) were blown away by the night. We have had overwhelmingly good feedback from our guests, so many have told us that it was the best wedding they have been too – so relaxed and atmospheric – and without a doubt this is due largely to the picturesque location, the professionalism and friendliness of the Stillwater team and the superb quality of the food and drink served. I can’t say enough how impressed we were with Stillwater. The venue was exactly what we wanted – clean, crisp and modern with minimal white décor contrasting beautifully with the surrounding green vineyards and willow trees. The view from the patio over the willow-swept lake couldn’t have been better! The food and wine was excellent. So many people have gushed over it! The feast on your feet was an enormous hit with everyone from our work colleagues to older members of our family (my nanna said the ‘cocktail’ style was a fantastic idea!). It meant that everyone was in ‘celebration mode’ right from the start and that we weren’t confined to our seats when we really wanted to be mingling with our guests and dancing the night away.

We picked Stillwater over other beautiful wineries on the Peninsula principally because of the welcoming, enthusiastic and professional attitude of the staff and I think this is what shone through most on the night. We were at ease from start to end because of the preparation and professionalism of the Stillwater team. James was in particular fantastic on the night, ensuring that everything ran on schedule and that Luke & had nothing to attend to except having a great time! I particularly appreciated James & the wonderful wait staff ensuring I was never without a glass of sparkling! Narelle, we appreciated your attentiveness from day one right through to the end.

Thank you for making our wedding night one we will recall so fondly with our family and friends forever. We would unreservedly recommend Stillwater, as would any guest who attended our wedding on the 14th of December 2013. If you publish testimonials we would be very happy for you to use this email so that some lucky couple might make the fortunate choice of Stillwater to host their wedding day.

Jess and LukeJanuary 2014
Matt and Stef Pedersen

 I just wanted to send you this e-mail on behalf of Matt and I to show you all how much we appreciated everything you did to make our wedding reception on the 26th Jan so incredibly special!! I must apologise for the lateness of this e-mail time has really gotten away from me!!

Firstly, Narelle, you were such a pleasure to deal with and I can’t thank you enough for your guidance throughout the whole wedding planning process. No request seemed too difficult and you made the planning process so simple and stress free. You were incredible and thank you so much for helping us to plan and have the perfect wedding!

James and Lyndall, on the night you were exceptional!!! I can’t thank you enough for making sure everything ran smoothly, you worked behind the scenes to ensure we and our guests had an incredible night – which we all did!! Our guests have all raved about how fantastic our wedding was 🙂

To the chefs – the food was amazing and so beautifully presented – and to everyone that created the calamari dish for our entree thank you it was delicious!

To the waitresses and waiters – thank you for making sure our guests were never without a drink and for your friendliness and professionalism – you were fantastic.

Jackie and Zac, your venue it just amazing and truly was the perfect setting for our wedding. Thank you both for everything –  your hospitality is fantastic.

Thank you all so much again!!!

Matt and Stef Pedersen2014
Sam Stidson – Father of Claire (& Darren)

I just want to say how delightful and professional you all are at Stillwater.

Nothing was too much trouble.

From the organising of the ceremony, all the way to final drinks with James farewelling us at the door, it has been a fantastic experience for all concerned.

The feedback from our guests indicate that your quality of hospitality is of one of the highest standard.  You were brilliant.

Sam Stidson – Father of Claire (& Darren)3/11/14
Laura & David

We want to say a huge thank you for all your help in planning and the running of our wedding, the day was just perfect and we have received so many compliments on the wonderful wine, delicious food and fantastic service from many of our guests.  The whole event was seamless and this is totally down to you guys and all the amazing work that you did – thanks again!

Laura & David1/11/14
Nicola

Adam and I can’t thank you and the rest of the Stillwater team enough. Throughout the entire process you were all so friendly and welcoming. When we need guidance you always had great ideas and were willing to incorporate ours where needed. All of our guests have commented on the wonderful food and many, some of whom work in hospitality themselves, commented on the attentive, professional and yet easy going service. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Stillwater to others considering a wedding or even just a long lazy delicious lunch. We really felt ‘part of the family’ which made the day just that little more special.

Nicola25/10/14
Jacqui & Dean

We had the most amazing wedding day, thank you and your absolutely wonderful staff for everything.   Dean and I had many guest comment on the amazing food and the outstanding service. All of the  staff working on the evening of our wedding were superb! The floor staff were just so great and always looking after everyone. Seriously they were brilliant, and lots of fun!!

Thank you so so much for making our day perfect and for helping us to celebrate brilliantly!  We will by no means become strangers and look forward to visiting again soon 

Jacqui & Dean20/9/14