"We wanted to write a testimony to highlight the incredible experience we had from start to finish with Emma and the staff at Oakdene for our wedding. Oakdene is local to us and we have been to Mr Grubb for lunch but as soon as Emma took us on a tour of the entire winery on our first meeting, we were filled with excitement. Every corner of this beautiful winery is artsy and rustic, and it was everything we wanted in a wedding space. The correspondence with Emma all throughout our wedding journey was professional, fun and easy. As for the day of the wedding, it was everything and more that we had envisioned. The food was incredible and all of our guests did not go hungry. Our guests keep telling us that the food was delicious and kept coming all throughout the evening.
Lindsay and I were incredibly relaxed on our big day due to the organization and professionalism displayed by Emma and all the staff at Oakdene. Our photographer said he felt like a kid at a candy store, because the photo opportunities around every corner of Oakdene was the gift that kept on giving, and we are incredibly happy with the photos that Oakdene and our photographer were able to capture. The ceremony space and set up in the train shed was amazing, and the garden setting for our reception with the string light laden marque was the highlight of the evening and something we are forever grateful to have experienced thanks to Oakdene. We highly recommend having your wedding here as we could not fault a single thing and would do it over and over again every weekend if we could. Thank you Emma and to all the staff who made our wedding an experience worth remembering for the rest of our lives."
Ricky and Lindsay Commerford (Married 22.11.19)
"Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance throughout the wedding planning process. The venue exceeded our expectations and was all that we could've dreamed of for our wedding. The food was magnificent and I've had many people tell me how good it was and how much kept coming out! You all did such an amazing job and we cannot thank you enough."
Laura & Joel (Married 16.11.19)
"We just celebrated our wedding at Oakdene and had the most perfect experience! The team at Oakdene did an amazing job and were so professional - their attention to detail and support was outstanding! They made us feel so relaxed and at ease during the entire process (from the very first meeting through to our big day) - they took care of everything so well! It was truely the best day of our lives and a big part of that is down to Emma and the team at Oakdene.
The food was absolutely incredible, the ceremony and reception looked brilliant and we loved getting ready and staying in such funky accomodation! We had so many guests comment about how much they loved our wedding and that it was the best wedding with the nicest ceremony, reception and food they have ever experienced!
We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding coordinator and venue - Oakdene was incredible! We would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a wedding venue where they keep the whole process relaxed but extremely well executed. Thanks again!"
Kylie & Anthony (Married 26.10.19 )
“We would like to say a huge thank you to Emma, Sarah & all the staff at Oakdene for helping make our wedding day absolutely amazing. Emma was very organised and professional and attention to detail was impeccable. The staff were extremely attentive and made sure all of our guests had plenty to eat and drink. Compliments to the chefs on delicious food and plenty of it, no one went hungry. We would genuinely recommend Oakdene to anyone for the perfect wedding day!”
Carolyn & Scott (Married 11.10.19)
"After planning our wedding and trying to find a venue to host our reception, we had decided to ask the staff at Mr Grubb at Oakdene. The support we had been given for making our wedding run smoothly was excellent. They were so accomodating and helped calm our pre-wedding nerves. Emma and the team helped us organise everything, from our decorations and invites to our final entrance. The food is exceptional and there was plenty of it, there was a very casual but professional atmosphere. With careful planning, all we had to do was turn up and enjoy the night. We can’t thank the team at Mr. Grubb enough, they helped make our magical day a reality. Thank you heaps for helping us."
Caleb & Lauren (Married 04/05/19)
"It became evident that we had found the right place to get married when we arrived at Oakdene and met with Emma Hayes. Being a same sex couple we had some nervous moments between us, when searching for a venue to get married. While some venues were nice enough, being a gay couple was a non-event to Emma and the staff at Oakdene. We didn’t have to explain it and there were no awkward moments in the conversation. From the beginning of our relationship in wedding organising, we were made to feel very much at home, we also were given a wide range of options with the opportunity to make many variations to have the day exactly how we dreamt our wedding would be.
Emma and the other staff are very professional and helpful during the meetings and other communication regarding the wedding. When we dined at Mr Grubb and Oakdene through this period we felt extremely welcome also, as though the staff were excited to share this journey with us. We chose to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Oakdene, there really is no need to go anywhere else, and it really is a stunning venue. When it came to the actual day, everything was perfect, the weather was terrible, however this was well catered for and we were protected from the wind and the rain. The service, food, ambiance and the passion was flawless - this also helped to not notice the weather. I didn’t feel like I had people working my wedding I felt like I had friends helping me with it. All our guests are still talking about it as the best wedding they have ever been to. Two months later still when I go back for a meal, we have the same experience with the staff."
Markos & Nathan (Married 30/03/19)
"Thank you for your amazing service and the most perfect venue, food and service we could ever wish to find. I never thought when planning a wedding in 5 months that I wouldn’t have to compromise on my vision but everything was exactly what we wished for and we couldn’t be more grateful. We’ve heard only great reviews on the food and the amount of it. And the day couldn’t have ran as smoothly without yours and the other staffs efforts and help. We couldn’t recommend you highly enough. Massive thank you!"
Jarred & Liv (Married 23/03/19)
"I just wanted to say Thankyou again for all the effort you put in on our wedding day. We had a truely memorable day, not only because we were surrounded by our families, but also everyone at Oakdene were just amazing and helped make the day perfect. You are extra special and do an awesome job and are simply lovely. Huge thanks Emma."
Sally & Steve (Married 22/03/19)
"All I wanted was a fairytale wedding. The immaculate gardens, quirky tea pots, rusty bikes and beautiful vines -oakdene had everything I desired plus more. My husband to be and I were met by a beautiful bubbly event manger Emma wiggle. She eagerly showed us around the beautiful grounds of oakdene & all it has to offer. It was just divine. We chatted, Emma took notes and knew what we were after. She was very accomodating to our needs. As the date approached Emma was always only a phone call away. We met regularly and discussed options and ticked boxes. She took all my pressure and stress away. Nothing was ever an issue all she wanted was for our day to be perfect.
Our special day arrived and we couldn’t have picked it better. The sun was shining. It was perfect in every way. I walked in Emma & Sarah decorated it just perfectly. The marquee was decorated with my pink and purple lanterns. They made a beautiful quirky photo board of our photos on the bike hanging from the side of the terrace. This was so special. We had a games area which Emma set out with hay bales. The scene was like it was straight out of a movie. We had a fantastic afternoon and evening. We cannot thank Emma, oakdene, Marty and Sarah enough for their contribution to making our fairytale wedding become a reality."
Emily & Dave (Married 16/03/19)
"Thank you for making our special day unforgettable, we really could not fault anything! The venue is fantastic and the staff looked after us very well! We will be recommending Oakdene to friends and family and will definitely return for future dinner dates!"
Erika Sandi & Rhys Stooke (Married 09/03/19)
"We just want to say how amazing all your stuff were on Saturday!! We popped in to have some platters and get wedding photos taken at your venue and you guys were beyond amazing!! We only popped in the day before to ask if we were allowed to do so and the lady that was there was so accommodating and welcoming and made everything possible! Attached is some photos of the special day! Your venue is just beautiful and 100% made our photos as beautiful as they are!! Thanks again xx"
"Our wedding was everything we wished for and more thanks to all of the staff at Oakdene. At our initial meeting Emma explained all our options and from there it was all very simple and easy. We hardly had to think about anything to do with the venue at all. Emma’s attention to detail and speedy responses to our questions in the lead up to the wedding made us feel really relaxed knowing we were in good hands. And the possibilities for photos around the grounds of Oakdene were endless – and made some from really great backdrops.
The restaurant manager Sarah spoke with us about all our options and there was no issues with dietary needs – nothing was too much trouble! The food was AMAZING, all our guests commented on how yummy the food was – and there was plenty. The accommodation was fabulous – we stayed in the Water room and it was beautiful and breakfast the next morning at Mr Grubb didn’t disappoint either.
Thanks so much to Oakdene and all the amazing staff – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Oakdene as a wedding venue – it will not disappoint. Thanks again Emma and Sarah for all of your help – we really had an amazing day and will be back to celebrate for anniversaries (and probably before then as well!)"
Brooke & Cam (Married 16/02/19)
"We just wanted to say “thank you” so much for everything and the entire team at Mr Grubb for our event on Saturday night. Everyone commented on the how good the food was and how amazing the staff were. We had an absolutely amazing day and we couldn’t have asked for more from your team. How blessed we were. Thanks again so much for everything and all the work you did to pull our day together. We even received a voucher from our guests to come back enjoy another relaxing meal sometime soon".
Janette & Michele (Married 02/02/19)
"We had the lovely Emma at Oakdene help us with our recent wedding. She did everything from helping set up the venue the way we wanted it and even putting her touch on our wedding. She was fantastic with her communication with everything we needed to know and do and her beautiful personality made it easy for us to approach her with the things we wanted. She worked so well under a tight schedule and reassured us when things didn’t go to plan. She absolutely made our wedding day one to remember and we could not recommend her more for future weddings for others. Thank you Emma and Oakdene."
Sophie & Adam (Married 24/11/18)
"Our wedding ❤️ an beautiful day to remember, made incredibly special by our beautiful surrounds at Marty @ Oakdene. Emma, our event manager was nothing short of a miracle worker! We were so comfortable and confident in our interactions with Em, her communication, passion for her role and knowledge second to none. Her assistance in planning and setting up on the day was wonderful.
The venue itself is remarkable. From our ceremony on the front lawn, drinks in the garden and restaurant set up with our large dance floor and cake/gift tables, all spaces were beautiful. With heaters and a barrel of warm blankets for our guests to enjoy, not too mention a fairytale garden with its quirks and eccentricities, our guests were in awe of their surrounds. We absolutely cannot wait to see our photographs taken throughout the Vineyard! Everywhere you look there are spaces to enjoy!
The food served by wonderful staff was plentiful and delicious! The lamb! Oh my! A cocktail style suited both us and our wedding guests, and were we thrilled with the level of service, selection of food and the cutest little garden bar serving our drinks range. Lots of people enjoyed the sparkling. We loved the ease of walking up the stairs to our room, where a bottle of champagne and box of treats awaited. We loved Oakdene Vineyards before we were married, and now it simply holds a bigger piece of our hearts."
Simone & Matt (Married 17/11/18)
"Our Wedding Day ❤️ was absolutely beautiful, made incredibly special with the beautiful surrounds of Marty@Oakdene. Our event manager Emma was fantastic, she was friendly, approachable and made our day fun and stress free. She even organised undercover parking for our Hot Rod for security overnight. Nothing was too much effort, we would definitely recommend Emma and Marty@Oakdene for future weddings for other couples.
The venue itself is outstanding. From our ceremony on the front lawn, drinks in the garden and the beautiful reception area set up. The Marquee with fairy lights set the scene of romance. There were so many beautiful places to have photos taken including the vineyards, we can’t wait to see our photos they will be amazing. Our bedroom was lovely and overlooked the gardens, from our daughters bedroom we could see the guests arriving and my husband waiting nervously.
The food was delicious and plentiful, we have had heaps of positive feedback from our guests about the food.
At the end of the night we loved that we could just walk up stairs to our room, where a bottle of champagne and treats awaited (lollies for Gary) and chocolates.
Marty@Oakdene is an amazingly beautiful venue, we will definitely be back to dine and celebrate on our Anniversary ❤️"
Nicole & Gary (Married 10/11/18)
"We were lucky enough to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Oakdene recently. Our entire day was perfect thanks to Emma and her organisation, communication and friendly personality. She made our day stress free and fun.
The food that Marty provided for the reception was spectacular. I've had heaps of postive comments from guests regarding the venue and food.
Thank you for making our special day so amazing x"
Jess & Matt (Married 27/10/18)