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A huge thank you to Bob, Ashlee and Staff at this superb venue for a truly wonderful wedding yesterday, the marriage of our Son, Joe to his beautiful bride Martika. Amazing customer service, amazing food, wonderful views, warm fire inside and out. Cannot recommend this venue highly enough. Martika & Joe (Michelle Atfield - Mother of the Groom)

11 June 2018

My wife and I got married here 4 months ago (took a while for us to get online to do reviews). We cannot thank Bob and Ashlee enough. The venue was stunning. The moment we first looked around Sam fell in love with the place. Ashlee was away giving birth during our planning, but not once did she let a question go unanswered. She would always reply within 24 hours and made our planning so easy. The place is a nice, laid back style venue, which suited us perfectly. They were accommodating to us having a small wedding. A few places we looked at didn’t seem to happy about hosting a wedding with less than 50 people, but not once did we feel as though our wedding was any less important than anyone else’s.

The service we received on the day was second to none. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. They were flexible with timelines to suit us. Both Ashlee & Bob were there during the day helping run the day so we didn’t have to stress about anything and we could go about enjoying ourselves.

The ceremony was great (held at the Chapel) and the reception flew by. The Food was unreal (hats off to Tracey) and we had many compliments from guests regarding both the food and the venue.
We cannot fault the venue. The views are spectacular, the grounds made for amazing wedding photo’s & everyone involved were great to deal with. We are so happy we chose to have our wedding at Lovedale. Thank you so much Bob & Ashlee, we wouldn’t have wanted our day spent anywhere else.

Kenneth & Samantha

4 April 2019

We knew when we walked into Lovedale Wedding Chapel and Reception that it was the place for us. From our first meeting with Bob (the owner) to our wedding day a year later we were never left wondering what was going on. Ashlee (the Manager) was always on hand via email to offer advice, suggestions or answer general questions, typically within 24 hours of an email being sent. Bob was very accommodating allowing us to visit the site a few times in the lead up to the wedding to allow us to get sizes for decorating the venue and understand what we needed to arrange. The reception hall is the perfect location for a wedding, small or large. We had 106 guests in total and none of them had their backs to the wedding party, the table layout options are fantastic and allow all guests to have a great view of the wedding party. The tables can also be shrunk or expanded (within reason) to suit the guest numbers. When booking this venue, you need to provide your own alcohol, which saved us some money and both Bob and Ashlee gave us advice on how much wine, beer and soft drink to buy. They provided outstanding customer service and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone for a wedding. They also have loads of suggested suppliers they have used and are a great source of information for your wedding day. When we went to pack up the morning after the wedding we arrived to find Bob had done 90% of the work!! That is the type of venue you are hiring, a venue that goes above and beyond from day one. The food, supplied by Eden Catering was top notch, our guests has been raving to us about how good it was. Communication from the first day we visited until after the wedding was outstanding. James & Vivian

18 August 2018

Ashlee and Bob at Lovedale Chapel and Reception went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and comfortable for our wedding day. Very reasonably priced and the best value for money in the hunter valley. The outlook of the reception is stunning and feels very private. Ashlee and Bob answered question after question that I had in the year long lead up to the wedding and were very quick to respond via email. They were very patient with us at the rehearsal by going through everything we had to do and made it easy for us by playing music and giving us ques to walk down the aisle. The inclusions in the packages mean that they do all the hard work with setting up tables etc but you have a blank canvas to decorate yourselves. BYO alcohol means you save a lot as well! Food was incredibly yummy and everything went off completely perfectly without a hitch! They also made it easy for us to set up and pack up afterward as well. Our guests raved about the location, organisation and the food! They really could not have done any better and we are so thankful for everything they did to make our day everything we had dreamed and more! Rachel & Robert

14 April 2018

Ashlea Heffernan
Ashlea Heffernan
02:52 27 Sep 19
My husabnd and I got married here a month and a half ago and it was such a beautiful venue. It was the first place we looked at and fell inlove with the venue and scenery instantly. Loved how the whole place was yours for the day and you didn't have to worry about the public. Everyone commented on how delicious the food was and how beautiful the property/set up was. Had a lot of interactions with Ashlee and Bob and they were helpful everytime. Thank you for helping us have a beautiful day!read more
Ian Abbott
Ian Abbott
19:33 04 Sep 19
Quaint. Good food. Pleasant wait staff
Ken Martin
Ken Martin
10:46 07 Aug 19
My wife and I got married here 4 months ago (took a while for us to get online to do reviews). We cannot thank Bob and Ashlee enough. The venue was stunning. The moment we first looked around Sam fell in love with the place. Ashlee was away giving birth during our planning, but not once did she let a question go unanswered. She would always reply within 24 hours and made our planning so easy. The place is a nice, laid back style venue, which suited us perfectly. They were accommodating to us having a small wedding. A few places we looked at didn't seem to happy about hosting a wedding with less than 50 people, but not once did we feel as though our wedding was any less important than anyone else's. The service we received on the day was second to none. We didn't have to worry about a thing. They were flexible with timelines to suit us. Both Ashlee & Bob were there during the day helping run the day so we didn't have to stress about anything and we could go about enjoying ourselves. The ceremony was great (held at the Chapel) and the reception flew by. The Food was unreal (hats off to Tracey) and we had many compliments from guests regarding both the food and the venue. We cannot fault the venue. The views are spectacular, the grounds made for amazing wedding photo's & everyone involved were great to deal with. We are so happy we chose to have our wedding at Lovedale. Thank you so much Bob & Ashlee, we wouldn't have wanted our day spent anywhere else.read more
Leniece Trotter
Leniece Trotter
09:50 04 Aug 19
Clean & tidy accommodation, well priced, superb service, amazing food, excellent views, perfect venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. We had our wedding and reception here and the guests raved about it. Makes life so much easier having the whole day in one place. Can't thank Ashlee and Bob enough for their help and outstanding communication.
Felicity Fairley
Felicity Fairley
13:01 03 Jul 19
Wonderful venue for a wedding. Bob and Ashlee were helpful in planning, the catering was very good and the outlook beautiful. The whole experience went very smoothly and was great value. Would absolutely recommend.
Christina Hudson
Christina Hudson
11:09 30 Jun 19
My husband and I were married at Lovedale Wedding Chapel and Reception Centre on May 11, 2019. From the moment we first contacted them both Ashlee (Estate manager) and Bob (Owner) we’re always more than happen to answer any questions I had and offer ways to resolve any worries or concerns I had, nothing was too much trouble! People haven’t stopped commenting on how the food was the best food they’d EVER had at a wedding. I can not recommend this venue enough, it’s definitely one of the hunter valleys best kept secret wedding venues. Thank you for making our day so perfect!read more
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