I want to take this opportunity to thank Zest from the bottom of our hearts and also from the overflow of our hearts. The day was AMAZING! Hannah, your professionalism beforehand and during the reception was exceptional. You made us feel comfortable before the wedding and confident that all would be taken care of. You also were right that our guests would not go away hungry! Every staff member was courteous, willing to help and went above and beyond-right from the time Shannon greeted us at the door, be that on time or before the designated time.
Shannan is such an asset to your venue with his accommodating manner and his professional style. So many of our guests commented on the job he did on the night and how he went out of his way to help. Shannan being at the front door to open it whenever you pass through the doors, with a smile and an offer of help is a great asset.
At the reception and constantly since, my family have been congratulated on the great night that we had provided our guests. Emma and Adrian certainly did their research and came up trumps! One friend of ours owns a function centre in Newcastle and has set up many a wedding. She said without a doubt your setup, service, presentation and food was hands down the best she had ever seen or attended. The guests on the night were thrilled with the view and there was ample room to move and mingle and enjoy the view from wherever you were. I loved the look of the room and even the way the bridal table was configured so that they all could mingle and feel a part of it from their seats. Your dumpling bar was amazing and such a big hit! The service of drinks was exceptional – I don’t drink alcohol but the alcohol flowed freely and the wait staff and table service was excellent from my point of view.
Darren – where do I start? He was incredible! On the night he was visible but not obtrusive, available and extremely helpful. His attitude of quiet confidence was reassuring to me. I hugged him too! Even leaving the venue we were not made to feel we had to hurry out, and Shannan was there to retrieve hats and jackets and organize taxis- a nice touch when leaving.
Thankyou once again to you all for an exceptional and memorable experience. We will forever be thankful.
Anthony and I would like to send you and your team the biggest THANK YOU for making our wedding on Saturday absolutely perfect. Everyone whom attended had so much fun and I am still getting endless compliments on the venue, food, service.. everything! It truly was the best wedding ever. Vindu was amazing on the day, helping out with everything we needed and making sure the night ran smoothly. Thank you again, Renee you have been a pleasure to work with. We will certainly be recommending Zest to all who will listen!
Laura, I would like to thank you and your staff for such an exceptional night on Thursday 27th November. Everyone was really blown away by how wonderful it was. The location and setting was beautiful, the food was 5 star, the drinks flowed and the staff were so attentive and went well and truly beyond.
As a guest of Kate and Brett Goulston, at their daughter’s Bat Mitzvah celebration, I wish to congratulate you and all the staff on an amazing reception on the weekend.
The food was outstanding, the venue beautifully presented and all the waitstaff and bar attendants were delightfully happy and helpful.
Wow, what can I say, we were all impressed.
There was so much food, all of it delicious. I sincerely hope that it was not discarded. Such a terrible waste of effort by your incredible chefs would be dissapointing. Somebody mentioned that it may go to OzHarvest or another food charity, I hope this is the case.
Thank you for an outstanding experience, I would highly recommend your team and this venue.
The feedback has all been fantastic. The flooring has added a great feel to the Pacific Room.
The food, service, and location have all received big ticks. Thank you so much for keeping us in the loop and on the waitlist, I’m sure the event would never have been as successful in a different location.
Thank you both so very much, for assisting with the planning of Ben and Michelle’s engagement party. Zest is to be congratulated on its customer service, on every level – from the first phone call, during which Renee provided all the information, as well as demonstrated patience with our many queries, to all the planning meetings with Raphael. Vindu and your other staff were extremely helpful throughout the function, so please pass on our thanks to them as well.
The first word that people said, as they walked into the Pacific Room was “WOW!” The floor plan that Raphael provided, ensured that maximum impact of the room itself and the view outside was noted by every guest, immediately on entry. The food station, situated where you had planned, was a feature too.
The entire party was trouble free, we were extremely relaxed and happy during the evening and the Watson family was absolutely delighted by the venue & ambience. This we believe was largely due to the roving package and the glow bar.
Raphael, our special thanks to you – we remember so clearly, all you did for us 22 years ago, when you catered for Ben’s Barmitzvah. The positive, indeed glowing comments / feedback we have received about the engagement, reminded us of similar comments by our guests, in 1993.
You can be sure we will give an outstanding reference about you and Zest to anyone who asks us for advice. Let us hope we will have future simchas, at this, or perhaps another of the venues under your management.
We just arrived back to Switzerland and just popped into work!
I just wanted to say a big thank you – sunday went really smoothly and wanted to pass on the great service we received from Martin and his team – I have organised our wedding in Hawaii in 2013 so know my share of caterers, and I must say, I have never seen a team work so hard, with such efficiency and weird to say this, but with intelligence. You can really see the strong team work there and great training they received. We had many compliments on the food and the service so thank you very much.
Thank you again Maree, and please pass our gratitude to Martin and the team. I look forward to working with you again one day!
Chris and I would like to thank Zest at the Spit for all their hard work organising our June wedding. We were so excited when we first visited Zest. It was exactly what we were wanting for a venue. The atmosphere was inviting and warm. The food was amazing and Matt and the team did a great job keeping everyone happy on the night. Laura, Matt and the whole team were wonderful to work with right from the start. You were professional and personable the whole way through from our first meeting to our special day. What a pleasure you were to work with. Again, thank you so much! It was truly an awesome night. All the guests said so and some have been saying they wish they could do their wedding all over again. Awesome night! Thank you, thank you…