We cannot put into words how grateful we are to Essendon for giving us the most amazing venue and wedding day! Right from the beginning when we were looking at venues, this ended up being the only venue we actually went to see because we fell in love with it straight away! We were worried that we would never be lucky enough to get married in such a beautiful venue so didn't want to get our hopes up, but you guys made this possible for us which we are just so grateful for. Even before we put the deposit down, you were there at the end of an email/ phone call for the many silly questions we had! We were able to have tasting evenings and meetings with you to make sure the day went so perfectly which meant we didn't have to worry about the venue or catering side of the wedding at all!
There was not a second of it we would have changed. It was incredible! Largely that is down to your flawless planning and attention to detail throughout the planning and on the day itself. You made us feel so relaxed throughout and we never once felt there was any aspect unaccounted for or not under control. From the initial venue visit and planning meeting, to the ceremony and reception we have enjoyed every moment!
The day itself is second to none as the best day Ola and I have ever had. The venue was perfect and all the staff at ECC worked tirelessly to ensure guests were catered and taken care of to the highest of standards. Ola and I ourselves felt like rock stars.
Well what can we say.... firstly we literally can’t thank Essendon enough for everything you have done for us on the lead up to our BIG DAY but also how amazing you made our magical day! From all the pre-wedding meetings, heartfelt emails and personal touches on the day, you made the whole journey seem seamless! We had so much fun planning the wedding, and wouldn’t have had it any other way!
We had the most AMAZING day. We could not have asked for more from this venue. The barn is so beautiful on the eye, the staff are fantastic and the food is excellent. Jo, the wedding manager is so lovely, and could not have done any more to to ensure that the day was a success. A big thank you to Jo and all the staff for making our wedding day so special.
Thank you so much for your lovely review! Its been an absolute pleasure hosting your wedding day and working with you and Kayleigh on planning your special day. Warmest Regards Jo Newell x
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There really is insufficient space here to express my gratitude to Jo and her superb team for putting in effort, over and above, in order to make my daughter’s wedding so wonderful. We were confident that Jo would have always made the day special but, we were unfortunately caught in the snow of Sunday 10th December and we had to cancel, hours before the ceremony. BUT, Jo determined and dedicated, the wedding went ahead a few days later, with everything just as had been planned earlier. I don’t think anyone could have pulled it of as well as Jo did. We had an incredible wedding, thanks to Jo, her team and the stunning venue.
Jo and her team completely surpassed all our expectations leading up to our wedding. Their professionalism continued on through to the best day of our lives (and we've had a few). Words fail us at how we were blown away by the venue and their events team. Any nervous bride should look no further then Jo and her expertise! She listens to your every word and is extremely flexible with last minute changes and handles them with true grace. Our wedding was the happiest, most electric day which ran smoothly from start, to even the next day clear up! We cannot recommend this venue highly enough. Booking Essendon is the best decision you'll make. We hope future couples have the same introduction to marital bliss as we've had. Mr & Mrs K
We only got married last week and I'm not normally one to write reviews, but we've just got back from our honeymoon and I wanted to write a review as soon as possible because we are still blown away by how amazing Jo and her team were on our wedding day. Where to start... from the day we booked our wedding date right up to the moment we left as a Mr & Mrs, Jo and her team were incredible. If you're an unorganised person like me, you will be taken care of! Jo was amazing at keeping on top of everything, making everything really clear and being really helpful with every detail of our wedding. They were so accommodating with regards to dietary requirements, guest numbers, decorating the room exactly how we wanted it, keeping a great time schedule, making sure everything ran smoothly to name just a few things. The food was outstanding and you are well looked after by Andy (gem of a guy) when you have your food tasting night. The grounds are stunning and you can check the grounds out beforehand with a buggy to make sure you know where you want to get photo shots for your big day. The vibe of Essendon Country Club really is special because the staff are so genuine, warm and friendly. You feel like they really do care about your day and they go the extra mile. We will always be forever thankful for creating such an amazing day for us and wish there was some kind of wedding planner award we could nominate Jo for! Thank you xxx
Jo and her team eased our minds the whole way through our wedding process. No dietary requirement was too small, the catered for everyone. On the day it was perfect! Everyone was looked after and it went so smoothly we would even say it was flawless! Decorations were looked after before the wedding and our things were cared for afterwards ready for us to collect them. Our wedding was more than we could ever have wished for, it was honestly perfect and so much of that was down to Jo and her team! We cannot thank them enough for giving us such beautiful memories that we shall treasure for ever and always.
Wow - thank you so much for your lovely review Lucy, It has been such a pleasure getting to know you and Tony and being able to plan your special day - I hope you are both well and would love to see you if you
Wow - thank you so much for your lovely review Lucy, It has been such a pleasure getting to know you and Tony and being able to plan your special day - I hope you are both well and would love to see you if your local pop in and we can catch up over a coffee!! Warmest Regards Jo Newell
The whole team were amazing! The service by Jo our wedding planner was really excellent; she went above and beyond what we expected and helped us through the stressy times. My wife has several allergies that were catered for and Essendon set our minds at ease and ensured that she could eat everything on her special day. The food was beautifully prepared and everyone enjoyed the entire day from start to finish saying what a memorable wedding it had been. I would recommend Essendon to anyone planning their wedding, it’s a beautiful venue and very well priced as far as venues go, you get a great deal for your money.
What a kind and wonderful review, thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely words, I am so very glad you and Charlotte has the best wedding day! All the best - Jo Newell
Essendon Country Club's response
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Myself and husband could not rate Essendon highly enough. From the moment we walked in and met Jo, we knew it was the place we wanted to spend our wedding day. Absolutely great value for money, fantastic location, superb staff, amazing food and an excellent day was had. I would definitely recommend anyone to get married there, and would not change a thing if we did it all again. Thanks to all involved.
The moment I met you and Richard I knew we would have the best time planning your wedding, Im so so very glad you had the best day and wouldnt change a thing, The only problem we have is that me and the team m
The moment I met you and Richard I knew we would have the best time planning your wedding, Im so so very glad you had the best day and wouldnt change a thing, The only problem we have is that me and the team miss you both!!! Come and see us again soon!! xx Jo Newell xx