"Dear Sarah, Taylah, Michaela and Vonnie,
We are just back from our honeymoon in Italy and I was eager to pen this note to you whilst we are still basking in the glory of our fairy-tale wedding at Stones. I am struggling to find enough adjectives to describe how perfect our wedding day was!
From the moment we decided that Stones was going to be our wedding venue, the fairy-tale began. Being from Sydney, I thought it may have been somewhat of a challenge organising an interstate wedding – but I was wrong! Each and every member of the Stones team were so ready and willing to help and had the answers to all of our questions. The list of preferred suppliers provided by Stones meant that all the hard yards were already done for us, we just had to make our selection! Each and every supplier we contacted was delightful and spoke so highly of Stones and how much they love working with you guys! Our excitement levels hit an all-time high when the photographer we chose said to us in no uncertain terms that in her opinion, Stones was the best wedding venue in the whole of Australia!
We can now say for ourselves (and our guests wholeheartedly agree) Stones is by far the best wedding venue in Australia! Our wedding day ran like clockwork and the level of attention to detail was exceptional. I felt calm and at ease the entire day, as I knew that we were in such capable hands and that every part of the day and night would be executed seamlessly. The Chapel is such a magical space, it has a wonderful energy about it as if it has been there for hundreds of years. It was then so lovely wandering around the vines and the stables for photos whilst our guests were treated to beautiful canapes and drinks in the Dairy. And then to the Barn… we could hear our guests gasp with delight when they walked in the door. We felt as though we’d been transported to another world - an enchanted garden filled with fairy lights, masses of flowers, foliage and candles. The staff were so incredibly friendly and professional and made everyone feel very welcome. The food and wine was spectacular and our guests agreed that it was the best they’d ever had at a wedding! Not to mention the Cheese Wheel Cake which they are still raving about!
We cannot thank you enough for playing such a big part of making our wedding day the best and most memorable day of our lives! We can’t wait to come back down to visit again soon." - Annabelle & Gareth, June 2017
"Hi Vonnie, Tyson and I have arrived in Rome to start our honey moon, and I've finally had a moment to really reflect on our wedding day that went by like a dream!
Please congratulate your team for me as Tyson and I had the most perfect day! All of our guests were so well looked after and we cannot be more happy with how the day turned out. I honestly think your level of involvement in the day made the difference from us simply having a beautiful venue aesthetically to having just the most carefree day on what could have been one of the most stressful (albeit happy) day of our lives!
Thank you thank you thank you! We loved everything about our wedding! Please thank your team for us!" - Eva & Tyson, May 2017
"Hi Emily! Thank you, thank you!
We had the most magical day... it was incredible and I can't even begin to express how grateful we are to the Stones team and what they did for us on the day and in its lead up. The place looked absoluelty amazing... we walked in and were in awe of how beautiful it looked. Thank you to the team for helping with the set up and taking on board my concerns and listening to my requests.
Even more than this, please pass on our gratitude to the coordinatior we had on the day (her name escapes me now) she was amazing. She made sure we were looked after from the get go... and I'm sure she went over and beyond what any normal corordinator would do. After leaving the church I dragged my dress straight through a huge puddle of water... when we returned to the bridal room after our photos she was on her hands and knees scrubbing my dress with soda water and then blow drying it. Something I would never have expected from your staff...but please pass on our thanks to her. She was also great in making sure we knew what was coming up next and ensuring we were happy with everything during the night! She was an absolute delight!
Thank you to both you and Michaela for being a pleasure to work with... it can't be easy going back and forth with emails constantly with brides. You made the whole process so easy.
Also, Vonnie was fantastic before the ceremony, making good sure that all the guests were in the Chapel before I walked down the aisle. Please also pass on our thanks to her. We had the best day day ever and Stones really made it come to life. We will forever be grateful.
Thank you!" - Natarsha & Steven, May 2017
"Dear Michaela, Vonnie & Steve,
A very belated thank you for putting together the most amazing day of our lives! We were blown away with how perfect everything was and our family and friends are still talking about it.
The venue you have created Vonnie & Steve is just phenomenal and you should be very proud of everything you have built so far.
The staff you have working for you are just so helpful, friendly and professional. The food and wine you serve is just stunning - so delicious and presented so beautifully.
We felt so calm and so comfortable in your hands on the day. Everything ran so smoothly and we couldn’t have been happier.
So thank you from the bottom of our hearts - you looked after us so incredibly well and we felt very privileged. See you all again soon." - Lots and lots of love, Phoebe & Rob, April 2017
"Vonnie, Just wanted to let you know what an amazing job Michaela, Emily, Cassie and the rest of the Stones team did at our wedding! From start to finish, they were professional, knowledgable and took care of everything. We were able to let loose and have fun because we had every confidence in their abilities. They're such a wonderful team of people!
The venue was also absolutely incredible. We didn't have an opportunity to see it in person before we booked it because we live in London, but we loved the photos and decided to go ahead... and it's even better in real life! You have clearly taken a lot of time and care to make every aspect feel "finished" but not overdone - and we had so much fun getting ready in the new Day Room, too! We are very proud to have had our wedding at your venue.
Our sincere thanks for such a wonderful day." - Alyce & James, April 2017
"We cannot thank you enough for the EXCEPTIONAL job you did in creating the most amazingly effortless day for our wedding! We knew Stones was a stunning venue and that all of your assistance throughout the process was seamless, but on the day it was amazing how you just put us at ease and ensured everything ran so smoothly. Please pass on our thanks to Vonnie as well!
As you would expect we have had so many wonderful comments on Stones from our guests, particularly regarding the venue and beautiful food and drink that was on offer.
Without a doubt we will be highly recommending Stones to any family or friends looking for an amazing wedding venue and will continue to look forward our returning visits to reminisce!" - Kimberley & James, April 2017
"Just a very quick message now that the dust has settled to thank you and the amazing team at Stones for making our wedding truly magical on Friday 17/02.
We cannot speak highly enough about the phenomenal service you and the team provide and we have had countless remarks and positive feedback relaying just how sensational everything was.
Please pass on my sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone involved we had the best (and fastest) day of our lives! Thanks once again and best wishes" - Tess & Ashley, February 2017
"I am writing to you to say Thank you for the organisation of our special day on the 23rd of February. Toby and I had the best day in our lives and our guests loved being part of it and celebrating at your stunning venue. Everyone mentioned how beautiful the venue and how friendly and professional everyone was.
Toby and I stumbled across Stones one day. We walked into the stables and just asked about weddings. You met us straight away and showed us around. We loved talking to you and were even more excited when we came back with Toby's mum and sister and they loved it, too.
Waking up at The Farmhouse was just amazing. Such friendly staff there, too, and we loved our golf cart transfer to The Day Room. Toby and I got really excited about that. Everyone at Stones has always been professional, friendly and very easy to talk to.
Thank you so much for everything and please pass on our gratitude to everybody who worked on our special day. It was perfect!
Thank you and we are sure, we'll see you again soon!" - Dorothea & Toby, February 2017
"We just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for helping make our wedding night absolutely amazing! :) Thank you so much for all the time, effort and million emails you put in to make it perfect for us, it is greatly appreciated." - Aleks & Andrew, January 2017
"Just wanted to thank you and Emily and Taylah and every single person at Stones for putting so much work and effort into our wedding. It was the most perfect and amazing day and I cannot thank you all enough !!!
Look forward to coming back to visit again soon :)" - Annabel & Robbie, January 2017
"Dear Stones Team,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for your extraordinary role in our incredible wedding day.
In the lead up to the wedding each amazing woman in your team helped us with such incredible patience, professionalism and warmth. As the day drew nearer and we grew more nervous, Michaela, Emily and the entire team were were such a wonderful comfort. Each email and phone call demonstrated your exceptional attention to detail and your kind and understanding ethos. I was always happily shocked in the way in which you were able to itemise every aspect we needed to finalise (nothing was left forgotten) and the way in which you kept such a cool, flexible grace about everything!
On the wedding day you continued to show your excellence. We noticed and appreciated every little thing - the chuppah set-up exactly as we had imagined, the someone who attended to our needs during the post-chuppah photo shoot, the someone who approached us to check if we needed anything before every speech/dance bracket, the guests remarked how the staff could have a laugh, yet were so professional and not overwhelming... we could go on. I am certain there were stresses or issues that we won't ever know about (and we thank you for this too).
Overall, it was evident that you were absolutely present (as everything worked with perfection) which gave us such confidence to let go and have a great night, but at the same time your presence wasn't noticed (which let the guests feel like our party was as organic as we wanted it to feel).
Our wedding day was incredible, we were smiling for days. Our family and friends have been echoing the same sentiment - everyone thought the venue was simply magnificent. And we agree. (Thank goodness for that last minute sunshine too).
So, a big big thank you. We hope we weren't too difficult or demanding. We hope that our wedding filled the space in a way that it should be filled. We will certainly be talking about the Stones for years to come. We hope that you all had a big glass of wine at the end of the night to celebrate such a phenomenal day.
Our deepest appreciation."- With love, Zoe & Andrew, December 2016
"I just wanted to say another HUGE thank you for helping with every aspect of our incredible wedding on the 9th of December 2016 in The Chapel/Stables at Stones.
James and I were impressed with everything leading up to the day, and we were absolutely blown away with the service, the food/ wine and the attention to detail on our wedding day. We are so happy that we chose to have our wedding at Stones, and all of our guests have said ours was the best wedding they've ever been to.
I wish you girls all the best. It is wonderful to see your passion when it comes to helping brides/grooms to have the best day of their lives." - Nicole & James, December 2016
"Thank you so so so much for the beautiful day you have created! It was absolutely the best day of our lives!
When I arrived at The Barn, I was greeted by staff and the owner of the Stones. Your appearance reassured me that I'm in great hands. And you have certainly delivered!
You have helped making our special day exactly or even more beautiful I have imaged. You made my whole experience worry-free. Words cannot express my appreciation.
We have received so many beautiful comments from our guests of how beautiful the venue is and how wonderful are the crews. Such comment includes, the food are to die for; best wedding ever, etc.
Daniel and I are absolutely, 120% happy with the Stones. Best decision in our wedding planning." - Mingjia & Daniel, December 2016
To Vonnie, Michaela, Sara, Lauren & Taylah and the rest of the Stones staff,
Ali & I would like to thank you all so much for shaping the most special day of our lives.
Every single part of our wedding was perfect for us. It was everything we dreamed of and more.
From the moment we walked into The Chapel and walked the grounds of The Stones - we knew it was the place for us to get married. Such a picturesque and relaxing setting! We soon learnt, not only was the venue perfect but the staff was too!
Our day was so organised and all our guests until today keep raving on about how excellent the food, staff & overall venue was! You all made it so easy and stress free to plan our wedding day - everyone kept asking us how we were so calm leading up to the wedding and it's because you all made it so easy!
A big thank you to Michaele, Sara, Vonnie & Taylah for helping us with the preparation leading to the big day. I wanted to thank Lauren for the day itself and being there alongside us! She was an unbelievable wedding co-ordinator - we were in great hands!
Thank you to all the staff members from The Stones & Meletos who made our week the best ever. Thank you to Neil also for taking us on an adventurous wine tour the following day! Every single moment of our wedding was magical for us.
The Stones holds a special place in our hearts. x"- Jessica & Ali, December 2016
"Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts for coordinating and organising our wedding!! We had the most magical afternoon/night and we cannot thankyou enough! Everyone has commented on how beautiful the venue looked and how smoothly the wedding went! We cannot Thankyou enough! It was just perfect!
Thankyou so so much Sara too for sewing up my dress - what a lifesaver haha I definitely couldn't walk before you fixed it all up! You were amazing!
Thankyou so much again ladies!"- Love Hannah & Troy xxxxx, December 2016
"I cannot thank you enough for your help with our wedding on Friday.
We LOVED everything about our wedding, and feel like it was definitely the most special day of our lives. The attention to detail from Cassie and the others was fantastic and all of the assistance leading up to the day was so helpful.
We were blown away by the delicious food and the way that our items were laid out. The staff were also helpful, friendly and polite. Most of our guests said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to!
All the best to you girls :)" - Nicole & James, December 2016
"A huge thank you to you and your team for making Jess and Josh’s wedding day such a special happy and memorable day for us all. The professionalism of your team is to be commended, discretely attentive, thoughtful and caring. The day went seamlessly, the food and wine exquisite, the presentation and service superb. Stones is a special place, wonderful venue for a wedding and to be highly recommended. Even the weather was perfect!
Please pass on our thanks to your wonderful staff." - Parent's of the Bride, November 2016
"Philip and I had the most amazing day of our lives and we have you to thank for it. The whole day ran smoothly and whilst we prepared ourselves to expect hiccups and issues, there were none!!! Everyone we spoke to after the event praised the venue, the food and most of all, the impeccable service. There was never an empty glass and meals were plated immaculately.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you again for all of your efforts. We are looking forwarding to sharing another amazing day / night out at Stones and look forward to bumping into you then!!! Lots of love xxxxx" - Sarah & Phil, November 2016
"I just wanted to say a massive thank-you for everything you did on our wedding day, you were absolutely amazing and so incredibly professional. All of the staff were so attentive and the day could not have been more perfect. Thank-you so much for making our wedding day so perfect!" - Blanche & Scott, November 2016
"I just wanted to write a quick email to say a huge thank you to you both, Vonnie and the team. We had the most magical day ever!!! It was seriously the best and we wouldn't change a thing. Nothing went wrong and we had the best time and you and the team were amazing. All my guests were commenting on the effort you all put in to make sure all went smoothly. The room was over and above what I imagined and it was so exciting to see everything put together. I was so thrilled with how everything looked and how the night ran. It was so fun I wish I could do it again!! It was just perfect!
It was great to work with you both and thanks for your work and patience over the past few months - you girls were seriously awesome, so again thank you for all your effort." - Sarah & Euan, October 2016
"Thank you all so much for making our day so beautiful & extremely special as only Stones of the Yarra Valley could.
Thank you for taking such great care of us & our guests, who were all blown away with your warm welcome, divine food & excellent service.
We will always cherish our special day, made even more wonderful by your stunning venue.
Thank you for your expertise & professionalism throughout the entire process, we are very grateful!!
Thank you Kindly" - Veronica & Stafford, October 2016
"Dear Michaela, Sara, Vonnie & all those involved in Jess & Donalds wedding,
Thank you all so much for helping to make Jess & Donalds wedding a most special, memorable & happy day. It could not have been more perfect. Many people commented it was the best wedding ever & of course we agree with them! Beginning with the ceremony in the stunning chapel to drinks in the dairy to the reception in the barn to more celebrations in the warehouse...it was a bit like a progressive dinner!! But all flowed seamlessly, with flowers quietly relocated & food to die for....it really was all so delicious & so much fun.
You made it all so easy for us & we can't thank you enough.
Warm regards & best wishes"- Michelle, October 2016
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for our wedding last night.
Our wedding was more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and it's all thanks to the skilled and organised staff of stones for helping to make it all happen!!
Everything ran exactly as we hoped and we have had so many comments from guests that last night was the best wedding they have been to.
The venue looked amazing !!!!
Once again, thank you. The team at stones has been a pleasure to deal with from day one"- Cara & Muhanad, October 2016
"We would like to thank you for the impeccable service, coordination and food we have received from the first point of contact till the wedding day. We were able to have a peace of mind and savor every minute with our family and friends as knew we were in good hands!
Thank you for adding the magical touches to make October 19th, 2015 even more special for us." - Much love, Min Hui & Eric
"Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you all for the amazing wedding we had last night. Chris and I were absolutely blown away but the attention to detail and how smoothly everything went on the day. Our guests and family were equally impressed and have talked about it all day today.
Please also pass our thanks to Vonnie, we cannot express how grateful we are for the amazing experience we had over the last two days and thank you for creating a lifetime of memories for us" - Chris and Dajana, September 2016
"Just a MASSIVE, MASSIVE thank you to you, Eliza and the rest of the awesome Stones team for making our wedding day more than a perfect day - it was beyond what we could have imagined and hoped for.
Thank you to the team for not only looking after everyone in that room but also Nick and I, making sure we were well fed and happy from start to finish. It was the little things like this that cemented the fact that Stones was the perfect place for our perfect day.
Can't say thank you enough!!" - Jen & Nick, May 2016
"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for such an amazing and unforgettable day on 17/04 for our wedding! We can say that it was the wedding of our dreams and the staff at stones were just the best! Our expectations were exceeded by miles!!
From the initial planning stages to all the assistance on the day was just immeasurable!
Thanks again so much and please thank the team for us! We had so much feedback from most of our guests saying that it was the most beautiful wedding and venue they have ever attended! From the location to the food and the service everyone was so happy and couldn't stop talking about it for weeks after!
We will definitely never forget that day and the memories that came with it!" - Sandra & Karl, April 2016
"I would just like to say a massive thank you to you and the wonderful team at the Stones for making sure our wedding was everything we have ever dreamed of and more. The experience we have had with each and every one of you from the beginning to end has been nothing short of amazing.
You made sure throughout the whole night that you communicated with me on absolutely everything to ensure I was happy, that in itself meant so much to Rami and I and I honestly cannot thank you enough. The night ran so smoothly because of you and the wonderful staff and I will be sure to recommend the Stones to everyone I know without hesitation.
Thank you for making all of my dreams come true xx" - Stephanie & Rami, April 2016
"Hi beautiful Eliza,
To you, Vonnie, Steve & all the staff at Stones, including Meletos & The Farmhouse we say THANK-YOU. Your commitment to us, your service, your smiles & your genuine care for us & our day was incredible. There is a reason why when you mention "Stones of the Yarra Valley" people's eyes light up. Not only is it an exquisite visionary delight, but it is you, the staff, the face of it that make it heart-warmingly wonderful.
I wish I knew how to express our sincere gratitude not only for our wedding day, but for your organisation & service leading up to it. There is no where on earth that Brad & I would rather spend the most important day of our lives at than at Stones, celebrating with our loved ones, friends & family, but also with you all. We are both just overcome with your generosity & feel so very privileged & honoured to say "we had our wedding at Stones of the Yarra Valley." That sentence will never get old. We created memories there & with you all that will last a lifetime.
Please pass on our thanks to each and every staff member, along with Vonnie & Steve. They run a unique & outstanding venue which makes any customer feel appreciated & at home. The style is that of perfection. The food is a culinary delight which just excites the senses. The staff are genuine & generous beyond measure". - With love and absolute gratitude, Brad & Maggie, February 2016
"Good morning Vonnie & Steve,
Hope all is well, just wanted to write you a quick not to let you it has been 6 years since our amazing wedding way back on 07/11/2009,
we again visited on the weekend for our anniversary, we went to Meletos, and we had a fantastic lunch. As busy as it was, we were never rushed, the staff were polite as ever, and nothing was too much trouble. We have visited The Stables, The Barn and now Meletos, the food, the staff, kindness and all round warm feel you get from each part is just beautiful, you and Steve have done an amazing effort to keep the highest
of standards. We love visiting Stones, and can’t wait till we visit again". - Danni & Matt, November 2015
"Dear Vonnie, Janice, Taylah, Michaela, Sara and the Stones team
Thank you so much for all your help to make our wedding on Sunday 27 September so special and memorable. It was a seemingly impossible task of organising a wedding in 6 weeks, but your professionalism and great suggestions helped us to narrow down and execute everything efficiently and well. From the precise timing of the song to which I walked down the aisle, to working out the best runsheet timing to accommodate the bride's multiple dress changes, to ideas with styling and suggesting the best suppliers - your stellar efforts have been much appreciated.
We also received great feedback from our guests - everyone had a lovely evening and loved the food and drinks, music and ambience.
It was perfect. Many friends claimed that it was the best wedding they had been to.
We will be sure to visit again (when we're back from New York)! Our warmest regards". - Jess & Andrew, September 2015
"Dear Vonnie, Steve, Janice, Michaela, Sara and all the staff at Stones,
We would like to thank you immensely for all your hard work in preparing and hosting our wedding day. The food, wine, venue, and staff exceeded our expectations in so many ways, and all of our guests commented on how is was a "Fairy Tale" wedding and "The best wedding" they had been to. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment and cannot thank you enough for making our day absolute perfection.
To Janice and Michaela, you were both so incredible to work with and are very talented at your jobs. Your professionalism and eye for detail are
a credit to you and I cannot thank you enough for helping us make our wedding day dream come true.
Also, a huge thank you to all the staff at Meletos. Our stay in The Farmhouse was exceptional and faultless.
We were thrilled to be able to include this Tuscan gem as an addition to our wedding day.
Thanks again to everyone who played a part in creating our special day". - Julie & Peter, September 2015
"Thank you for allowing Jane and I to hold just an amazing wedding at Stones of the Yarra Valley.
From our initial consultation in February to all the last minute changes you were both very professional in trying to making the day as seamless and stress free as possible. Our guest were more than complementing regarding the atmosphere of the venue, the spectacular food (everyone we spoke to complemented on the food being the best of any wedding which they have attended) and how seamless the flow of events lead onto one another. Jane and I were blown away by the end result which was created within The Barn for the reception. We both thoroughly enjoyed the food which was served even a little surprised at the portions which was given to us actually which at most places the entrees were the size of main meals. The meals were all perfectly cooked and full complements to the chef of the evening. The bartenders and staff were quick to top up drinks and very efficient in cleaning all meals after they were enjoyed.
We are very grateful that our wedding was held at Stones of the Yarra Valley. The day will be remembered for everything that we ever imagined for our wedding day. Perfect venue, perfect people, perfect food, perfect atmosphere.
We will return to Stones of the Yarra Valley and upon each visit we will be able to reflect on this special day which was made possible by each and every staff member. We sincerely thank you for the happy memories created for us and all our guests on the 29th day of August 2015".
- Jane & Julian, August 2015
"To the incredible team at Stones of the Yarra Valley - Sara, Emily, Vonnie, Janice and everyone else that works there
(including chefs, waiters/waitresses, bar staff, cleaners, garden staff - everyone!!)
Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding the most beautiful, wonderful, special, spectacular and unforgettable day of our lives! EVERYONE has told us that it was the BEST wedding they have ever been to.. And we may be biased but we tend to agree!! :) The food was mouth-wateringly delicious, the staff and service was impeccable, and of course the venue was stunning!! We did not have to worry about a single detail because everyone made sure that our day was PERFECT! No wonder Stones has the reputation for being the most exquisite wedding venue in the Yarra Valley, or in Melbourne!
Thank-you all so much, we truly will remember our wedding day as being the most phenomenal day in our lives and we cannot thank Stones of the Yarra Valley enough". - Joel & Ashlee, April 2015
"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding the most amazing day of our lives. Your stunning venue, delicious catering and incredibly helpful and efficient staff made planning our big day with you an absolute delight. We loved knowing that we didn't have to worry about a thing as we had complete confidence that your amazing team would ensure every tiny detail was perfect - and perfect it was!
We have had endless compliments from our guests about how stunning the venue was, how much they enjoyed their meals and how smoothly the day was run. Your reputation as the best wedding venue is well deserved and we couldn't recommend you highly enough. Thank you so much".
- Beau & Renee, April 2015
“We just wanted to thank you for the absolute amazing job that you did on Saturday night. Our wedding was perfect and all of the
staff at Stones were the picture of professionalism. The venue is simply stunning and the service beyond compare. We have had numerous
guest tell us that it is the best wedding they have ever been to and that is thanks to you. Thank you for making our special day perfect”.
- Tegan & Sean, March 2015
“It’s currently about 10 hours before we board a plane for our honeymoon and we are both still buzzing after such a wonderful night yesterday! We just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you for the amazing job you did with coordinating and setting up for
our wedding. It was such an amazing day for us and it wouldn’t have been the success it was if it weren’t for the team at Stones
and their hard work on the day. From helping fix the bustle on the dress, to bringing us canapés at the stables, it was the little
things we loved along the day and thoroughly appreciated.
We’ve been inundated with friends and family telling us how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the food was. And it’s not very hard
to agree with them! We had the most amazing evening and will remember the night for the rest of our lives. Thanks again so much for being
a part of our day and helping to create such an amazing atmosphere in the room!” – Toby & Sharlette, March 2015
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for the absolutely incredible job you and your team did in making mine and Dave’s beautiful wedding happen so seamlessly on 8th January 2015. We had the most perfect amazing day and this in many ways is thanks to you. From the meetings and planning to the way the actual wedding day was run was just fantastic. You people really know what you are doing!
Our guests were blown away of the beauty of Stones, by the impeccable service and the attentiveness of your staff. Being the bride and groom, Dave and I thought it was just us receiving special treatment but we’ve been told again and again by our guests how drinks were swiftly replaced with fresh cold ones and how your staff would remember exactly what they were drinking.
Many of our guests have told us how ours was the best wedding they’ve ever been to (Dave and I may be bias but we agree wholeheartedly!)
This in so many ways is thanks to you. One of our guests is a sous chef at Jacques Reymond’s new restaurant L’Hotel Gitan and he has told us that your food that night was by far the best wedding food he’s ever tasted. And we agree, our meal was absolutely delicious. Our family lunch at Meleto’s the following day was beautiful too. And finally, thank you for making us feel so special on what was the best day of our lives to date. Our gorgeous interactive ceremony in the chapel and our beautiful reception in The Stables created the exact intimate and inclusive feel we intended and everything far exceeded our expectations”. – Brooke & Dave, January 2015
"We just wanted to say a massive thank you again for everything you did on our wedding day. We had the most amazing time and you and your team were just incredible! You think of everything and were so helpful and so on top of everything. We didn’t have to worry about a single thing. It was amazing. So many of our guests also commented on how amazing the venue and the team was. So impressive. We can’t wait to come
back for a wedding in April and be on the other side. Thank you again for everything". – Lisa & James, January 2015
“Thank you all so very much for your amazing work and support to make our wedding day the amazing and special day it was!
Stones surpassed all our expectations and this includes the whole organisation process throughout the year to every detail and moment on the day.
Even though we planned our wedding from afar, the support and expertise you all kindly offered made it very straight forward
and helped us make the other arrangements around the great Stones foundation.
As we were told, our wedding day flew by very quickly – but we loved every moment and your team made everything seamless.
We have received so many wonderful comments from all our guests about how impressed they are with the whole day and night".
- Stephanie & Luke, December 2014
"We aren’t sure how to thank yourself, Emily, Vonnie, Janice and Michaela for your assistance with our wedding. We had the most amazing night on Friday and many guests have commented that it was “hands down the best wedding they’d ever attended” – this is most definitely
due to your hard work and the seamless running of the night from start to finish.
The food and service was faultless and the room looked absolutely stunning; we also really appreciated your little reminders of times and the running sheet. We know Stones are the best at what they do, but we cannot thank you enough for giving us such a memorable day! Other
than all my happy tears it was close to perfection! Thank you all so much". - Vanessa & Trent, November 2014
"On behalf of my family, my husband and I, I just wanted to say a huge thank to yourselves, Vonnie, Michaela and the whole team
at Stones of the Yarra Valley. Our wedding was just the most magical, amazing and perfect day that we could ever have dreamed of.
The beautiful location, amazing suppliers that you recommended for us to use, all the staff at Stones were just wonderful. Everything ran seamlessly and there was absolutely nothing that we could fault. Our wedding couldn’t have been more perfect. We just loved every minute.
Janice was so lovely on the day, very helpful and continually checked in on us to see if there was anything extra that she could do to help.
Even from the minute we met her whilst dropping things off to the venue on the Saturday she was so positive, upbeat and genuinely kind
We noticed that a lot, whenever we called Stones, all the girls we spoke to on the phone, including Sara and Michaela were so nice and just
lovely to us. The staff’s attention to detail is one of a kind and is what sets you apart from many other wedding venues.
All of our guests were blown away by the beauty that is Stones of the Yarra Valley, and we would definitely recommend the venue to anyone.
I feel so blessed to have shared one of the most important and memorable days of our lives at your gorgeous venue".
- Cassie & Andrew, November 2014
“I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for what has been the BEST day of my life. You really helped ensure the
day went so seamlessly smooth – from last minute guest and seating re-arrangements, to the amazing foods, cocktails and canapés – and your wonderful staff who would discreetly come up to remind me to make sure I eat enough and savour the moments. Every guest has sent me compliments on the amazing food and wine. We could not have designed a better evening at all!
Once more, thank you so much for helping us have the perfect fairytale wedding”. – Olivia & Matt, October 2014
"Wow we can’t even begin to thank you! You all made our wedding a dream come true! Absolutely everything was taken care of,
you were all so lovely and attentive to not only us and our families but all of our guests.
They have all reported back that the food, wine and service was spectacular. I wish we could do it all over again!
The whole day ran so smoothly we are eternally grateful to you for making it the best day of our lives". - Peter & Jayde, October 2014
“I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you and your amazing team for all that you did for Ryan and I on our wedding day.
Ryan and I had the most magical day filled with so many special memories - it truly was the best day of our lives!
Your amazing venue looked absolutely spectacular on the day and our guests (most of which travelled from inter-state) simply could not believe their eyes at how beautiful it was. Your team (with the help of the amazing Rita !!) did an absolutely amazing job at setting up both the chapel and The Barn and Ryan and I could not of been happier. The look and feel of the chapel and reception truly was something that most brides dream about on their wedding day so it really did make our wedding day complete.
I would also like to thank your amazing staff for all that they did for us on the day. Their attention to detail, professionalism and customer service was of the highest we have ever seen and we have had so many comments from all of our guests about how great they were.
A special mention also has to go to Janice, who was our wedding co-ordinator on the day and was absolutely AMAZING !!! Not only did she make the day run like clock work, Ryan and I both said to each other that we did not have to think once on the day, as Janice was always by our side telling us what was happening next, directing us, our bridal party and our MC as to where we all needed to be, and she always seemed to be there to organise us another drink or make sure that we were both ok. We really cannot thank her enough for looking after us on the day”.
– Carly & Ryan, September 2014
“Thank you both so much for all of your assistance and guidance in Nathan and my wedding on Saturday.
You are both the most friendly, approachable and helpful professionals and we were so pleased to work with such a great team. We had an absolutely fabulous day and night, which is significantly attributed to by both of your hard work and talent. The room looked absolutely beautiful, the service and food was wonderful and we received lots of positive feedback. We felt completely spoilt having you both look out for us throughout the night. We truly could not have imagined a better night, not had the same experience elsewhere.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this such an incredible day for us”. – Lauren & Nathan, August 2014
"Just a quick note to say thank you for putting on a brilliant wedding for us. Everyone was absolutely fantastic, I can’t think of a single thing
I’d change. You should all be proud of the effort and results. The attention to detail was outstanding and no request was too much.
We’ve had nothing but positive comments from our guests. The food was amazing and the service was really personalised”.
– Gisele & Richard, July 2014
“I wanted to write a quick note to say THANK YOU for the amazing work you put into our big day. It fulfilled our every hope and dream.
I don’t think I need to tell you that you have one of the most beautiful, well thought out spaces I, and many of our guests, had ever seen.
It was the perfect foundation for the little bit of magic that was our wedding. We really wanted to thank our nearest and dearest and your venue was the most perfect way for us to do that. Your team made everyone feel absolutely spoiled.
I especially want to thank you for your grace and professionalism. For your patience, and for making my “vendors” - many of whom
were my dear family and friends - feel so welcome. They absolutely loved the experience and for that, I am truly grateful.
Have a wonder year ahead…we can’t wait to visit once your new accommodation is all set up! ”- Pearly & Steve, May 2014
“Words cannot express how thankful Simon and I are for making our wedding day more perfect than we could ever imagine.
Your professionalism, organisation and friendly nature made the lead up to our wedding very relaxed and made sure the whole day ran smoothly from the moment I stepped out of the car til we said our goodbyes. Everyone commented on how delicious the food was and the perfect service they had. Nothing was left to chance which meant Simon and I could just enjoy being with our family and friends” – Amy & Simon, May 2014
“Lucas and I just wanted to thank you for the most amazing day of our lives. Every single guest complemented on how beautiful the venue was, how amazing the food tasted and how fantastic the service was from the staff at Stones. Our whole day ran so smoothly, and knowing we were in good hands made us feel so relaxed.
A very special mention to Sara our wedding co-ordinator who went above and beyond for us leading up to the wedding day. The professionalism that was shown by all staff is something you should be very proud of as their service to the bridal party and all guests was impeccable.
I should also mention that your preferred supplier was amazing! I am so grateful that choosing them was made so easy knowing Stone’s standards……and I guarantee you, we were not disappointed. Thank you so much for everything we loved every minute of our wedding and cannot wait to visit again soon” - Steph & Lucas, May 2014
We wanted to say THANK YOU so so much to you all, and to the rest of the staff for our fabulous wedding!!!
Every single part of our wedding was so wonderfully organised and styled, and we didn’t have to think/worry about anything all night. We were also blown away by how amazing our reception looked! Thank you for putting our vision together on the day –
it absolutely exceeded all our expectations!!
Vonnie you have created such a beautiful venue, and every possible detail has been executed so well. We feel so blessed to have been able to have our special day at Stones and to share the beauty of the venue with our family and friends. Thank you so much!!! – Anna & Peter, April 2014
"Leon and I (and our families) would like to say a BIG thank you to all of you for helping to make our wedding so perfect.
We had the most magical day!
From our first meeting all those months ago, up until the wedding day, all of you worked so hard to ensure our day ran smoothly and met all
of our needs. Nothing was ever too much to ask and every email, phone call, request was met with a positive answer and solution.
The wedding planning process can be difficult, but working with you made it an absolute pleasure. The team at Stones work so hard, however none of you ever make it seem as if it’s work! You all clearly enjoy what you do so much and it translates into your attitude and your work ethic. On the night, the service was impeccable and everything we needed was at our finger tips… we felt very spoilt! The venue looked spectacular on the day and all of the planning and hard work that went into putting on the biggest wedding you’ve ever hosted really did pay off…. our guests cannot stop raving about every element of the day and we just keep reliving it all and smiling!
Michaela and Sara, you put a lot of work into our function and we feel blessed to have worked with two such incredible people.
You’re amazing at what you do and we hope we didn’t stress you out too much over the 6 months!!
Vonnie & Steve, you’ve created something truly wonderful and we hope you realise the joy your property and business provides for not only couples who get married at Stones, but anyone who has the privilege of visiting! You run your business like a family and this makes it so special"
- Jess & Leon, March 2014
"Klara and I would like to say a sincere thank you for all that each of you have done to help us prepare and set up a perfect day.
The day comes and goes so quickly, we were told this time and again. Everything was stunning and everyone you recommended to us we could
in turn wholeheartedly recommend to others. Chris and Fiona want to make a booking for their daughter – a little preemptive, she is only 16.
Andrew did an amazing job on the video. We are now able to enjoy the most beautiful snippets of the day time and again. The overriding emotion for everything that Klara and I have experienced since our engagement is joy and you all delivered a day bountiful in the substance.
See you on our first anniversary" – Klara & Marcus, February 2014
"I am writing to thank you so much for all your amazing advice, support and attention you gave to Cecilia and Philip’s wedding preparations and the actual event on Saturday February 1, 2014. Thank you for making their wedding so memorable for them and their guests. Congratulations on providing such a magnificent venue and an exceptional team of staff for this special occasion. It was absolutely perfect!"
- Louise & Barry (Phil’s parents), February 2014
"I wanted to send through a massive thank you for all of your hard work. We all had such a lovely night and we have you to thank.
Your support, professionalism, kindness, organisation and help was so amazing and we can’t thank you enough.
We have had endless remarks on how wonderful the food was, how superb the venue was and how friendly and helpful the staff were.
A special thank you to Janice for all the help in running the evening… the MC’s were so grateful for your assistance and I was very happy
that you had my bag and everything all ready to go. You paid so much attention to all the little details and we couldn’t be happier"
– Melissa & James, December 2013
"From our initial meeting with Michaela to subsequent meetings with Sara, correspondence with Janice and assistance at rehearsal from Vonnie we are absolutely indebted to the wonderful guidance and assistance you all have been in the build up to last Sunday. Then Sunday again you and your staff provided an outstanding level of service which contributed to a very successful event and an occasion we will never forget.
Without exception our guests were very impressed with the venue, the service, the food and of course the competence of all of your staff.
The feedback we have had has been exceptional. Many of your preferred suppliers also did their bit to ensure that all aspects of the day
exceeded expectations". - Chris & Amanda, November 2013
"Just wanted to say a MASSIVE Thank you to everyone involved in making our day so beautiful.
Firstly I know we picked the most amazing Wedding Venue in Victoria it’s an amazing and beautiful canvas – Vonnie you have done an amazing job with the whole venue. All our guests were blown away. To all the staff on the night – we had so much great feedback about the service provided everyone did such a great job and the food was all amazing and the comments are still rolling in about the food and service.
To all the co-ordinators we have dealt with – thank you for taking my hundreds of emails and creative my perfect day better than I had planned. Im a natural planner and organiser so it was hard for me to let go but eventually I did and completely trusted you to do the job of decorating and you all did a fantastic job – it looked so beautiful and I can’t wait to see our photos" - Teanna & James, November 2013
“A huge thank you!!!! For being just the most amazing team and venue I could ever have dreamed of for our big day! It was perfection and I am so so grateful! Without your excellent coordination, organisation and overall kindness it would not have been possible! Such an amazing team!!! Please say thank you to the rest of the people who worked on the night from us including the lovely Eliza. Thank you so much again from both of us! ” – Danielle & Simon, November 2013
“Now that the last of our Peruvian guests are safely home and we have had a moment to catch our breath, we would like to send a belated,
but most sincere thank you to all your staff for their efforts on October 4th when our daughter, Stephanie, married Gonzalo.
We had the most wonderful day at Stones and would like to compliment you all you your excellent service and attention to detail.
Many of our guests have commented that it was the best wedding they have ever attended and we are quite sure that the beautiful surroundings, the delicious food and your magnificent organisation helped to make this a memorable day for us all.
I am sure Stephanie and Gonzalo will be in touch when they return from their honeymoon to echo our thoughts.
In the meantime, please pass on our grateful thanks and appreciation to all who participated on the day” - Sue & Glen, October 2013
“Well we are still on cloud 9 after a wonderful , magical wedding at Stones. Both families would like to thank your entire team for a marvellous job. The service, food and setting were excellent, as was the attention to detail. everything went so smoothly . You made everyone feel very comfortable and relaxed – a well oiled machine !
We have had so many people comment on the beautiful setting and the guests really appreciated being able to enjoy all aspects of the winery from the stables, chapel, dairy and barn. This worked very well. Please forward our thanks on to Vonnie and her team – a delightful day had by all” - Candice & Jonathan, September 2013
“We would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank-you for helping make our special day so magical and perfect. We could not have asked for a better day and have had a better crew at Stones to make the day flow as beautifully as it did. Thanks for the countless phone calls and questions answered in the year leading up to our day, nothing was ever too much and for that we are truly grateful!” - Rosie & Brad, June 2013
“I wanted to thank you, Vonnie and Eliza for making our wedding so special. We had such a lovely day. The team at Stones made sure everything ran so smoothly and we didn’t have to think about a thing. All our guests talked about how special the venue, food and hospitality was and I really think that is the test of a great day. Stephen and I couldn’t stop talking about it afterwards. We both thought it would be a lovely day but we didn’t realise just how special it would be at Stones. We will talking about wedding day for the rest of our life because it truly was a magical day. Thank you for making it that special” – Pam & Stephen, August 2013
“Just wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to yourself and all the staff at Stones. Tim and I could not have been happier with the organisation in the lead up and on the night of our wedding. You made everything so easy for us and we were so pleased with everything on the night. We have had so many compliments of how beautiful the venue was, how lovely the staff were and how amazing the food was!"
- Briohny & Tim, April 2013
“A huge thank-you to you both and everyone at Stones (Eliza and Sara and Vonnie) for making our day absolutely perfect! The food was amazing, and Rita did a fabulous job on flowers as well as Steve with the celebrancy and John of course with photos. I couldn’t have asked for
more perfect wedding day, and I think our friends definately feel a little intimidated with planning their own weddings.
We really cannot thank you enough so could you please send our thank-you to the rest of the crew at stones, including waitresses, chefs etc.
Thanks again and again” - Steph & Matt, March 2013
“I really want to thank you both for your help and amazing effort in organising the wedding, especially you Michaela as you were dealing with me right from the start. We booked the venue quite late so everything was a bit of a rush for us, and towards the end we had a few hiccups with the seating, but you were both so helpful and patient and I thank you so much for that.
The venue is amazing, which we already knew of course, but really on the day the venue looked phenomenal and everybody just raved about how fantastic everything was, including the food which was amazing. We just got our photos back from Katie and Sarah and we are blown away at how good they look, obviously they are great photographers, but also because the setting is just so beautiful.
Thank you once again for all of your patience and professionalism, it was much appreciated, you both do an amazing job and we’re just over the moon that we were fortunate enough to have our wedding at Stones” - Tracey & Richard, February 2013
“We sincerely thank you for helping to make our wedding day so perfect. From our initial meeting to our wedding day, I knew we were in good hands. Your professionalism in all aspects of planning our event was truly appreciated, and when the big day finally arrived, it went so smoothly, we literally didn’t need to worry about a thing, apart from enjoying ourselves!
Our guests are still raving about how it was ‘the best wedding they’ve been to’. Thank you again for all your help and guidance, and for going above and beyond to ensure we had the most amazing day possible. Wishing you all the best for the future. We’ll be sure to come back soon for
a visit! ” – Kate & Tristan, February 2013
“Darren and I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone at Stones for our amazing wedding on March 16. You really have created something very special at Stones and we could not have chosen a more beautiful venue. Everything about our wedding was just perfect
(except maybe for the rain!)…the venue looked stunning, the food was amazing, and the staff were all so helpful and friendly.
We have received lots of feedback from our guests who were really impressed with the venue and the beautiful food that was served.
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you both during the preparation for our big day; many thanks for all your help and advice”
- Tanya & Darren, March 2013