Testimonials

Samantha & Luke's Wedding

Luke and I would like to say a very BIG heartfelt thank you for your exceptional service and efforts in making our day. And, honestly, you both did virtually single handedly make our day what it was. Perfect! There was not one detail overlooked and the quality of everything impressed us beyond our expectations and what we had imagined.

 

Luke and I, and our family are foodies and the guests are still talking about the incredible menu you created for us. With my work, I have had the privilege to dine at many of the top restaurants in Sydney, and I can easily put our lunch on Saturday up there with Aria and the Quay for fine dining. Our guests felt pampered and spoilt which is exactly how we wanted to treat them. And Luke, you have guided me through this process so well, thank you. What I expected to be an impossible nightmare, that is, a perfect wedding planned in 6 weeks, actually was a breeze and went off without a hitch. You did all of this with confidence, which made me feel assured of the outcome even though I wasn't able to taste the menu or view the property prior to the day because of my own restraints on timing and distance. Whether it was the location, the food, the set up, service ... everything was 7 star and picture perfect – the epitome of a romantic, country vineyard wedding.

 

 

 

Amy & Aidan's Wedding - Hunter Valley Lodge & Retreat

I can't believe our wedding was almost 3 weeks ago - where on earth has the time gone? It has all been such a whirlwind. We had the most MAGICAL weekend away with family at the Lodge and the weather could not have been better all weekend! It is so cliché but our day was absolutely perfect. Everything fell into place, it was casual and romantic, and so meaningful to us. 

 

Thank you for all you assisted us with, you were so easy to deal with and so happy and willing to do as little or as much as we wanted for our day. Tables and chairs were great - loved that the chairs had little cushions on them! The new deer were such a cool touch and the gazebo was cleaned up so well - it all looked so neat and tidy.

 

Our families were blown away by the property and the deck looked stunning. We had dinner on the Friday night out on the deck with the sun setting, and you won't believe it - the lions started roaring so loudly it was amazing!! Right on cue hey? Tehehehe

Oh oh oh I cannot forget to mention the caterers!! They were absolutely fantastic right from the get-go! The food was delicious (so much better than we ever could have imagined!), they were so friendly and professional, and went above and beyond helping with soooo many aspects that they were never expected to! 

 

Thanks again!!

Video Link https://vimeo.com/157079553

 

 

 

 

Sally & Amir's Wedding - Hunter Valley Lodge & Retreat

"We were both fairly relaxed in the lead up to our wedding, however both had a specific vision of how we would love our wedding weekend to be. We wanted to make it whole weekend celebration with guests joining us for dinner on the Friday, the wedding Saturday followed by a breakfast Sunday. There was a lot to consider and coordinate. We wanted the wedding to be intimate, meaningful, relaxed but elegant, with plenty of time to catch up with all of our guests. Initially I had thought I would plan and coordinate the wedding, as I wanted to make sure things were just how we liked, and felt there was a risk in handing this over to someone else.

 

Along the way we came across the services of Hunter Concierge, I explained our vision and was blown away with how congruent Luke and David were in understanding exactly what we wanted. They got us!

Throughout the months leading up to the wedding Luke and David were organised to a tee, contributing ideas to the celebration and reminding us of inclusions to consider that ended up being absolutely vital. The process was so enjoyable and added to the build up of excitement for our wedding. 

 

On the weekend, Luke and David went absolutely above and beyond in being there to ensure everything ran smoothly, from ensuring there was cold water bottles for guests at the ceremony (it was 35 degrees), to doing a special trip to collect extra wine, and driving a couple guests home. They made everything seem effortless, but we knew just how much care and attention it takes to run an event in that way.

Thank you Luke and David from Hunter Concierge, Our wedding was just as we had envisaged and will be a treasured memory always.

Sally and Amir Zoghi"

 

 

 

Wendy Stephen Wine Tour

Hi Luke,

I would like to express how much we enjoyed our wine tour and the value for money.

Many of us have visited the Hunter Valley and we all agreed your choice of wineries were outstanding, especially Pierre's Sparkling Wines.

Thank You

Many Thanks

Wendy

 

Sarah Ford's Birthday Lunch - Willow Tree Estate

Hi Luke,

Just a quick note to thank you and your team for making my birthday truley memorable and special!!

Our chef and waitresses were outstanding! The food was.... unbelievable! Beyond expectations! 

Everyone was so impressed and inspired and for a group of foodies, that was awesome!

Please pass on my gratitude for the team who looked after us on Sunday. 

We'll be back to try the rest of the menu options.

Kind Regards

Sarah Ford

   

 

Degen Estate Wedding

Good Afternoon,

My wife and i wish to express our warmest thanks to your team and all associated service staff, for all the help to make our dream wedding come true.

We have returned back from our honeymoon and are feeling overjoyed from how fantastic our wedding day turned out.

We really couldn't be happier with how everything worked out.

Thank you all so much!

Warm Regards

Peter

  

 

 

Alex & Erin's Wedding - Degen Estate

These guys would have to be two of the most personable and professional operators we’ve ever dealt with.

Leading up to our big day:

Every single little detail was considered, advised on and executed with absolute ease and precision. Planning our wedding with Luke and David was an absolute breeze, almost as if we were each completely on the same page at every turn and decision. From the first day we met up, we knew we’d found a great duo to work through the intricacies of planning a destination style, dream country wedding. From the close connections they had with the Degen family, through to the ability to just make practically anything happen with us barely lifting a finger. Luke has some fantastic ideas and it’s clear he’s got the finger on the pulse. David is a pro with events and has a multitude of experiences and fascinating stories to tell.

Emails go flying back and forth in the timeliest of manner, along with each element and requirement acknowledged, committed, or alternate solutions provided.

On the day:

The entire wedding crew worked in harmony and sync. The best marquee we’ve ever scene was erected in no time, caterers we thoroughly briefed, and grounds staff and deliveries came and went without us having a care in the world.

If there were any issues, we were blissfully unaware (as we should be) as they were dealt with so swiftly it was like they were ready for anything out of the perfect plan to occur. The way our private house in the Hunter Valley was transformed into the venue of our dreams was truly extraordinary and the images (not only caught in film) but in our minds will forever be cherished. They not only connect with you, but your friends and family too, both sides of our new family love them and will be singing their praise’s on many levels.

We felt we formed quite a close relationship with the guys, often sharing personal stories and travel ideas, along with many many laughs along the way (man can Dave tell a story). Luke and David really care about making your experience personal and special just for you. Don’t let the stylish dress sense fool you, these guys will also roll up their sleeves and haul hay, chop wood, and deliver foals…

Ongoing:

If you have been lucky enough to come across this page and are reading this, congratulations, and don’t hesitate a minute longer, that you have found the BEST wedding planners and personal concierge service throughout Australia, even the world, (let alone the HV).

We are so honoured to have shared our wedding weekend getaway with HC and look forward to staying close friends and sharing all of our life’s big (and little) moments with the guys.

To Luke and David… Our Most Sincere THANK YOU!

Love

The Grooms 

 

 

Joanne O'Dwyer's Dinner

Hi David & Luke,

Just arrived home after our fabulous weekend up at The Hunter Valley.

Thankyou for all your help with transfers, all worked out perfectly.

Also thank you for being so accomodating with our change of one meal and then the ‘surprise’ guest, for our In House Chef dining experience

The chef and waitress were fabulous, very nice and friendly and the food was AMAZING!  We had steak at a well known restaurant the day before but the steak we had for dinner was so much nicer and better cooked!!!!!

The chef told us that they can also do dinner parties in Sydney and to go through you for any bookings et

Thanks again for all your help, we had a fabulous weekend.

Best Wishes

Joanne

 

 

Haydn & Kendall's Wedding - Hunter Valley Lodge & Retreat

Dear Luke,

My gift to you of that wonderful day, is the link to the vimeo that the beautiful Brook Evrard created for us. 

Video Link https://vimeo.com/213803296

Not only has Brook captured all of the magic and love provided by the people present on the day, but also the beauty of the venue and the "behind the scenes" expertise that you delivered to that special occassion.

You and david were major contributors to the wonderful memories that people took home with them and still speak of fondly at family and friend get togethers. 

We could have never in our wildest dreams achieved this without you. Again - Thank You!

Take Care xo

 

 

Kate Green's Wedding

I just wanted to say thank you for your support in arranging our wedding last week at the Hunter Valley Lodge. We had the best 3 days!

 

The food and service was fantastic - the 3 course dinner and canapes as well as the BBQ. Everyone commented how great it was and the steak was perfectly cooked!

 

The venue is beautiful and had everything we needed. 

 

Thanks again, 

 

Kate

 

 

 

Bethany & Jarrod's Wedding

We knew we wanted a stunning back drop for our wedding, and a seamless event where we didn't have to worry and could just take in every beautiful moment from the day. Willow Tree Estate was a no brainer and with david and Luke and the team behind Hunter Concierge we were able to have exactly what we had hoped for. Our wedding was perfect - even with some questionable weather! David and Luke were ammazing in the lead up - everything was done via email, and there were plenty from me trying to plan everything. They always responded timely and efficiently. No questiontoo silly!

The day was just so smooth and so wonderful. We didn't have to worry about a thing - Hunter Concierge did it all, they thought of all the things i didn't. They did the running of the event and the worrying about the wet weather back , whilst all i had to do was relax with a glass of champagne and enjoy the lead up. 

Luke was remarkable on the day, as were the staff. They worked so hard to bring to fruition everything we had dreamed. Our guests commented on the staff's bubbliness, even moving around the dance floor whilst topping up our drinks, and flow they did! The food was also d'vine and the catering was definately a wonderful choice. 

Willow Tree Estate was beyond perfect for us for the weekend. This estate is just beyond the most picturesque backdrop for such a memorable day. I cannot recommend it and and Hunter Concierge enough.

I only wish i could repeat the weekend over and over!

Thank you David & Luke - you are pure magic!

Kindest Regards

Bethany & Jarrod.