The setting is spectacular, one of the best in the Hunter. Although it rained on the day, their indoor option for the ceremony had to be one of the best - the Cask Room (the outdoor venues we could not use are amazing also). But luckily, the rain cleared for our photos and were able to utilise some of their numerous picturesque backdrops (eg, vines, panoramas, Dalwood House).
Hanna and Stephanie were crucial to the day going well, and the fact that we organised the whole thing in three months made no difference to the quality of anything. Andrew the Chef created a share-platter menu which was a big hit with all our guests, as they appreciated being able to try everything, not just what was plonked in front of them. Food was very important for us, so their seasonal approach appealed to us and it was great to hear our guests raving about the food the next day.
Overall, a great venue, amazing service, extremely accommodating staff - we could not have asked for more.