We have been hosting weddings & functions since 2002 and below are a few testimonials from many.
Russ and I just wanted to touch base with you following our wedding on October 24th. We would like to thank you and all of the staff for making the day run so smoothly. All the guests had nothing but praise for the venue, service and catering. Many guests commented on the superb food, it was all truly delicious and that the portion sizes worked really well. Russ and I are keen to come back next year to try more! A huge thank you to all the staff on the night. They were extremely professional, attentive and always one step ahead especially with drinks and we never had to ask for anything. The liaison with the MC was fantastic and we are really pleased with how effortless the night was.
Carl and I wanted to send you a note of appreciation regarding our wedding on the 16th October. We had the absolute BEST day. Our family and friends are still talking about it J The presentation was faultless, food was absolutely spectacular and the friendly staff were just amazing, they really were. Nothing seemed to be a problem for them. It was a day we will never forget, and always look back on with wonderful memories. Thank-you so much for having us and making our wedding day as special as it was and completely carefree.
A sincere congratulations for providing “The Wedding Reception to beat all Wedding Receptions”. I thought you would like to know that at the end of the reception as guests left the wonderful surrounds of Tumbling Waters, it was quite evident that without exception, all were comfortable in the thought that they have been a part of a once in a lifetime experience and some of the unsolicited comments I overheard personally were pleasure to hear, such as:-
* What a location, * Fantastic food * Professional & very friendly staff * Magnificent views * Excellent bar service * Superb & seamless Management * Wonderful sound system and finally—–
* Beautiful & comfortable grounds to view and enjoy such unforgettable scenery.Having so many International visitors scattered amongst the guest list (UK, Russia, South Africa) made me feel proud of my country and to be an Australian being able to share such a natural gift of Stanwell Tops and the exquisite location of Tumbling Waters and rest assured, your overseas guests as well as “the local Aussies” will no doubt spread the word of the pleasures of your establishment for many years to come.
Although you and your friendly team all worked to perfection to make this reception such an outstanding success, I would like to make special mention of Karen Hart whose calming and friendly guidance for me personally, in my role as 1st time MC for proceedings, made my task- not a task at all, just simply a pleasure to be involved.
When the normal hiccups occurred (i.e. CD’s not available at the start, missing the music cue or speeches going over time etc.) there was always a word of comfort and in fact, I believe Karen could be highly successful in the pressure game of Poker as never at any time did she “show a hand of distress” and have to take the reins- she simply led me perfectly- thanks Karen you are a legend.
So a huge YYYAAAAA for you all and I am sure I can speak on behalf of Keiran, Marina, Peter, Yvonne, Lindsay and the whole Harris family in thanking you for an unforgettable experience and to wish all the success you deserve for the future….. Well Done !!! Have fun, enjoy and keep safe. cheers Denis Denis O’Mara
My husband and I recently got married at Tumbling Waters and I couldn’t have dreamt of a better wedding day!
I was the sort of bride that wanted to keep things simple. I didn’t want to stress over the planning or organise elaborate, expensive decorations or flower arrangements. I just wanted a wedding day that was relaxed, ran smoothly and that we and the guests would enjoy. Boy, did Tumbling Waters deliver!
First off, the location is stunning! The outlook is so breathtaking that it really spoke for itself and we didn’t lose out at all for not having brought any of our own decorations. The venue’s in-house decorations are tasteful and let the view be at the forefront. However, the beauty of this place is that they give you the flexibility to do as much or as little as you like. For people like me, I felt so at ease knowing that they had experienced every scenario countless times before and I knew they could handle anything that might arise.
In the months leading up to the wedding, they answered all of my questions (however stupid!) I was slightly clueless as to exactly what I needed to organise so their checklist was a big help in guiding us along the way. The list of suppliers on their website also came in handy. We chose both a celebrant and hair and make-up team from their recommendations and they were both fantastic! On the day, I didn’t lift a finger. At one point, I asked if there was something I should be doing and was told by a staff member just to “go and relax”!
These guys are really on the ball and went above and beyond for us. As storm clouds started to gather in the hour leading up to the ceremony, they brought the ceremony forward 20 minutes because they had checked the radar and saw that a storm was imminent. As it turned out, I walked down the aisle to the sounds of thunder (very cool) and we finished the ceremony and ducked undercover a minute before the skies opened. Even knowing the reputation of Tumbling Waters, I certainly didn’t expect this from them. I think it would have been more than reasonable for them to cross their fingers for us and hope that the rain held off long enough. They literally saved our wedding with their quick thinking and willingness to do their best for us.
Because of the passing thunderstorm, the signing had to be moved inside. Even though this was not the original plan, it went seamlessly and looked as though it had always been planned this way.
During the reception, the staff were attentive and very friendly. One of our guests with a specific dietary requirement said she was on a first name basis with the staff member who provided her with specially modified dishes. She felt very well looked after and loved the food – as did all the guests! The staff also really looked after us and the bridal party, making sure to bring us food and drinks while we ducked out to get photos taken.
I’ve been to cocktail weddings before where there is such minimal seating that the majority of the guests are standing the whole night. However, that was not the case here. There was ample seating for everyone (both inside and out) so our guests were able to mingle and walk around freely in comfort.
Don’t think twice about booking your wedding here. For two people who were dreading the thought of planning a wedding, I believe (and lots of our guests have said so as well) that this is the best wedding we’ve been to! You can’t get a higher recommendation than that! Courtney.
Many, many thanks for a most wonderful evening at Tumbling Waters last night! The décor, ambience, food and service was sensational! All of my guests were gob-smacked when they walked into the room, as none had ever been to Tumbling Waters, and they absolutely loved the view, surroundings, waterfall, table settings, evening sky,and the friendly staff and excellent service. Exactly as I had imagined and my expectations surpassed!
Thank you Tumbling Waters! My compliments to the chef – the prawn entree was delicious, and the avocado, coriander, with a little spice was beautifully balanced by the watermelon! My salmon was delicious and perfectly cooked and the feedback I received about the beef fillet was sensational! Many lovely comments about the wines you served as I heard people asking the names of the wines as they were delicious!
The staff were attentive to me and my guests, and the music flowed with the wine! Your establishment is a credit to you and I look forward to Dining on the Edge in the future with my friends
and also staying overnight – I will recommend Tumbling Waters as the perfect venue for birthdays! Thank you again for a wonderful evening. Yours sincerely Margrit Cleall
Thank you very much for the wonderful service . Everything went really well.
Thank you for all your help and cheerfulness.Thanks to all members of the staff for their friendliness and dedication.
Thank you to the chef for the delicious food – much appreciated and commented on by all guests.
Thank you for the special, beautiful and memorable venue and accommodation.
Thank you once again from
Katie and Michael
The biggest thankyou for such an amazing wedding – you really looked after us and made everything so special, all your staff are so fantastic – please also say a big thanks to Rob for the yummy food. Sue & Carlos
Thank you for giving us a wedding that exceeded our expectations- our day was beyond perfect! the food ,the views, the staff- we loved every single moment!! We will never forget our first dance as husband and wife on the deck ..stunning We will be back soon Thank you Megan and Ben. 2010
Our wedding was the most beautiful day of our new life together. It was truly the most magical experience a fairy tale wedding, every girls dream Gary and Megin
Fantastic wedding venue, recommended highly Views spectacular, flawless service Gary and Meryl
A truly magical place that will stay in our hearts for as long as we both shall live.Thank you for making our day so perfect Lauren and Dave
Thank you for such a perfect wedding venue breath taking views, the suites are wonderful a hidden gem. We are so fortunate to have found this place. Pongstan and Sarah
What a wonderful spot for a wedding we could not have dreamed for a better day. Vanessa and Chris
This place is just so spectacular thanks for the most wonderful wedding ever Jo and Ross
We knew our wedding day would be special and you have made it perfect. Thank you so much for being so wonderful and all your efforts in making this place the treasure it is.
Thank you so much for making our daughter wedding so special. The views are amazing , the food delicious, the staff excellent. A night we will remember forever.
The most beautiful venue in the world, having everything on site the ceremony, photography reception, accommodation, it was the perfect day stress free, well organized I did not worry about a thing ………the team at Tumbling Waters Retreat are wonderful you made my fairytale wedding a reality. Nina and Tom.
Our wedding here was the most spectacular day in our lives, brought together by the team at Tumbling Waters who went out of their way to make it perfect. To wake and see the sunrise so beautiful and be blessed with the most amazing weather. Seeing Sam in front of the gazebo as I walked down the red carpet towards him with an ocean backdrop one only dreams of. Thank you.
The perfect setting for a wedding, I love the amazing views, wonderful staff, fantastic food, it truly was a magical day for us everything was perfect I could not have asked for a better day. We will be back to stay and so will all our friends. Mike and Kate.
Thanks Tumbling Waters for making our day exactly what our dreams were made off. We love this place, this sanctuary, a hidden jewel. Ray and Inge.
A great place to get married and spend our first 2 nights together as husband and wife…Can we move in?? Sarah and Brianna
Fantastic what more can I say. Erica and Tony