Couldn't recommend The Willows more highly. Just the most beautiful venue, our guests were raving about the food and the staff were on top of drinks all night. A special shout out to Madison who was our amazing coordinator. Absolutely on top of everything, kept me calm and made our night run super smoothly. Everything was wonderful!
We dealt with several people from The Willows during the lead up to our event and everyone was extremely helpful and professional. The venue was perfect for us because we didn't want a traditional reception centre feel. Amazing food and friendly service, I couldn't recommend them highly enough!!
As much as we loved the Willows as a reception venue, I have to say that we were quite disappointed with some planning mishaps that occurred on the evening- including the groom's parents table being placed at the back of the room (away from the bridal table) after specifically stating that they were to be next to the bridal table. We were also disappointed in the quality of the food and we had comments from the guests that the food was quite dry and tough. Some of the staff appeared unkept and were quite abrupt with the guests; not at all fitting for a reception venue.
After saying that, the Willows is a very picturesque venue and we did receive lots of positive feedback on how pretty everything looked.
The Willows is a beautiful venue and being centrally located was ideal for our cocktail style wedding for around 90 guests. The food was great and plentiful, and they were very flexible and accommodating with dietary requirements. On the night everything ran fairly smoothly, the only thing we were a little disappointed with was how long they took before cutting up the cake- being a Sunday night many of our guests left early and misssd out on cake and we had 2/3s left over.
We absolutely highly recommend The Willows. What a stunning, gorgeous, classic and elegant venue. It has such a beautiful charm about it and that is what we wanted for our small, intimate wedding. We had such a wonderful day there with all our guests. The entire process of organising the venue was effortless and Madison, our event co-ordinator was just so fantastic. She was calm and down to earth yet very professional and always responded so quickly to queries and questions. She also managed difficulties from our end so well and made us feel that there was absolutely nothing to worry about. The entire day was exactly how we wanted it with no worries whatsoever. The Willows staff were so kind and helpful, the food was amazing and we all had such a wonderful time with lots of fun, laughter and many memories made. We highly recommend The Willows; there is everything to love about this place.
Beautiful heritage building and lovely, professional event planners. Our planner was Madison and she was fantastic, patient and professional from the start. Everything went as smoothly as they could thanks to you and the way you co-ordinated everything was brilliant. Loved the food and the service...so many positive guest feedbacks!
The Willows is such a beautiful venue. It was the perfect fit for our Wedding.
Our wedding coordinator, Brendon, was such a pleasure to work with. He was so professional and personable and made sure every little detail was taken care of. I can't speak highly enough of him. He is a definite asset to The Willows!
I would recommend The Willows (and Brendon!) to anybody looking for a wedding venue.
Leana (Wedding Co-Ordinator) from The Willows helped us create the perfect wedding. We planned our Melbourne wedding from Sydney and right from the beginning Leana was on the ball and quickly responded to our never ending emails and questions. She was highly organised and paid attention to every little detail. The wedding night ran smoothly and just as we wanted. We had a Cocktail Party inside the building (not the Conservatory) and the venue was beautiful and easy to decorate. The food and service was exceptional and great value for money. I highly recommend this venue to any couple no matter what type of wedding they have in mind.
Thank you to The Willows for hosting our wedding - we had a ball! Nothing but positive feedback from our guests about the food, service and setting. The venue was stunning in its gorgeous classic grandeur and the food was generous and delicious. We would highly recommend The Willows as a wedding venue. It will always hold fond memories of our wedding day and a very special place in our hearts.
Great food; great service; great atmosphere.
Easy for everyone to get to. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was explained to us clearly and with patience (we had a lot of questions/queries).
Every single one of our guests complimented the venue and the food.
Nothing went wrong. Fantastic venue. Highly recommended.
I couldn't have been happier wih our venue choice. This amazing venue is perfect for an intimate wedding. We had our ceremony in the courtyard and indoor/outdoor cocktail lunch. The inside rooms have the most amazing feeling. The old architecture is why we chose he venue in the first place and it didn't disappoint! The food was fantatic and everything ran perfectly. Everyone told me it's he beat wedding they had been to and that the food was so yummy. They also were happy to cater for different food needs. Overall I wouldn't change anything about this venue. Leana was especially good and made sure we were at ease and not stressing out! Thank you!
The Venue is amazing and Food was fantastic, received a lot of positive comments about the food. Everyone loved that they could decide what entree and main they received. We really liked the layout of the venue and the fact that you are not at the dinner tables all night. Leana was great to deal with and managed the whole process really well.
We did have an issue with our drinks package however - The Cider was not available. All in all it was a pretty minor issue
The Willows is a beautiful venue located on St Kilda Rd in Melbourne. They also catered for our wedding which was a cocktail lunch event. We were able to sample the food beforehand which helped us pick the menu for the day. The food was delicious and our guests were satisfied with the amount and taste.
We used The Willows for our reception as well as our ceremony an das mentioned before, the food was fantastic. Not only that but the organisation and follow up/customer service by our planner Melissa was brilliant. We were all so nervous and she guided everyone through the process, including the best man. We also had a few young children attend and she, as well as staff were all so accommodating and flexible in terms of menu and schedule. All round wonderful experience!
One of the few venues that offers a menu with three choices for guests rather than a simple alternative serve. Dedicated coordinator as point of contact ensures smooth running of your event. Venue perfectly setup for our wedding including gift box activity packs placed at each child's seat. Just lovely.
The Willows was a brilliant place to have our wedding. Even, and maybe especially, in winter! The Garden really bought a nice, relaxed vibe. Special thanks to the organizer, Caroline. She ensured everything ran smoothly behind the scenes. Exceptionally friendly, professional and made sure that everyone had a memorable night.
What a perfect wedding venue! Friendly and professional staff! Great food! Affordable pricing! Made us feel like we were the only bride and groom in the world! Absolute perfection! Wouldn't change a single thing!
What a spectacular compliment that is, Angelica. Our job is made all the easier by the fact that we get to work with such amazing couples. It truly was our absolute pleasure!
The Willows offered us everything we were looking for: a classic Melbourne property, central location, fantastic pricing, and an all-in-one ceremony and location. Our wedding co-ordinator, Melissa, did a fantastic job of organising my big day, answering all of my emails and phone calls with a smile. Thanks for everything!
Hi Gemma! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this feedback. It really does make our day! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the wedding & the lead up.
Thank-you Melissa and team at The Willows for your professional, flexible and friendly approach to planning and hosting our wedding. We had such a fabulous time! The Willows looked absolutely amazing on the night and reinforced that we had made the right decision. The separate dance floor and lounge/bar created such a wonderful atmosphere at the end of the night. Our guests got to live it up as well as have a chat - we were initially concerned about this but it worked perfectly. Many thanks again for helping to make the day perfect in every way!
Beautiful venue, delicious food and Melissa was absolutely superb. Everything ran super smooth even though there was a slight hiccup with a beer keg. The only thing I would change would be to have our ceremony somewhere else due to city noise and do we could have it a little earlier.
Thanks Jessie, we are thrilled to hear that all ran smoothly & that everyone enjoyed the food. We will certainly pass on you lovely compliment to Melissa as well!
Still coming off a high! We had an amazing day and have been left with fabulous memories thanks to the wonderful staff at the Willows. Melissa was just brilliant to deal with and left nothing to chance. The venue looked great, we enjoyed the use of space and separate areas and all our guests raved about the food & service. A wonderful evening and precious memories. Thank you!
The opportunity to create the perfect event & lasting memories, is the reason that we do what we do. Thank you for the feedback, Irene. It means the world to us!
The Willows were great to deal with leading up to the wedding day. On the night there were a few minor issues (the wrong guestlist/seating plan, tables rearranged without prior discussion, etc) but our coordinator for the night rectified the issues quickly. The venue was ideal for our wedding size and location.
The Willows exceeded all of our expectations for our wedding. Melissa and Nadia helped us with the planning and were so helpful and accommodating, it made the whole process stress free. The venue itself is stunning and practical, and the food and drinks are divine. Amazing venue and staff!
Event planning made so easy. We chose a cocktail style Sunday lunch time wedding. Our ceremony was in the conservatory, the reception ended up mostly outside as it was such a stunning day in Melbourne. We sampled the food prior to the event and we were extremely happy with the food and the service. Everything was perfect.
Beautiful venue! And excellent wedding coordinators who did an amazing job. The venue offered an intimate yet romantic atmosphere. The food was amazing and we had so many people compliment us for our choice of venue. Would recommend this venue for anyone who wants an intimate yet beautiful wedding.
The Willows was breathtaking. The white building, the courtyard and the glass conservatory was perfect for our wedding. We had a lunch wedding and the food was so generous and the presentation was immaculate. The best thing also was the service and that each guest got to order their meal.
The Willows was absolutely perfect. The venue has a very romantic feel which suited the vintage theme we were after. the courtyard gave us the outside ceremony we wanted, while the reception in the conservatory was very elegant. the people are fantastic and food amazing. overall highly recommended!
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