A word from some of our wedding parties                   


Dear Kelly,

I just want to say what an amazing day we had - a lot of the thanks goes to you, Mark, Stuart and the rest of the team at Bendooley. We have received so many compliments about how incredible the food was (which I got to eat a lot of yay!), how professional the staff are and how well the room worked for dancing and chatting. We are honestly still buzzing 3 weeks later! You guys definitely run a tight ship there.

We will send you guys a formal thank you from both Sam and myself but I just wanted to touch base and say thank you again!

Speak soon,



We can't thank you and the team at Bendooley Estate enough for making the wedding such a Memorable experience and so effortless. On the day, it was pleasing to not have to worry about a thing. There was always a staff member ready to go with the next piece of the process. Daniel and I were overwhelmed with positive feedback from our guests about the venue, quality of the food and service. Many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding they had ever been too, and of course I am biased, but it was the best wedding I'd ever been too also! Thank you for always replying to my emails within a day or so, and keeping my restless/stressed out mind at ease. You really do your job very well and I hope that bendooley know their weddings receive rave reviews because of your hard work! Thank you once again from Daniel, myself and our families.

Take care and all the best with the remainder of the wedding season.

Yours sincerely,
Amanda & Daniel Repeti  


Hi Kelly,

Thank you so much for your congratulations and for being a really important part of our day. Thank you for being so patient with us in the lead up and on the day. I was so nervous waiting to walk out of the Homestead door, but having you there really helped as a calming influence. You were incredible!

We really can't rave enough about our whole Bendooley experience. Special mention has to be made to the food and drinks. We have a few "foodies" in our family, as well as my brother being a bartended at Rockpool in Melbourne- so we had a bunch of fussy people there who couldn't stop raving about it afterwards.

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Thank you again for everything,



I attended the Mulhall & Martin wedding last Saturday 2-4-2016. I have never been to a wedding that has been so perfect in the way everything flowed. Being one of the people who had to dress the tables with the Bride's instructions after the ceremony, it was smooth sailing. Thanks to your wonderful staff. As I had also attended the tasting previously and it was superb, on the day it seemed even better. I heard comments from a lot of guests they were all very impressed with your venue, food & service. Mark was just the best. Mark escorted the girls out onto the lawn added a beautiful touch. My husband and I will certainly be visiting Bendooley estate again. As you can see I was one very impressed guest.



Thanks so much to you, Kelly, and the team at Bendooley Estate. Our wedding day was amazing—and we couldn’t have imagined it any other way. Our guests were full of compliments about the food, setting and service. Mark was brilliant with his little nips of scotch for the nerves (especially mine!). When Cass lost her speech, Mark was there to help—eventually, we found it on the back seat of the car!

The venue is something else. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the night. Thank you so much for all the help you gave us in the lead up. I’m sure it’s not an easy task to coordinate multiple weddings. Thank you so much for everything. By the way, we did grab a few bottles of wine yesterday on our way back to Sydney!

We’ll definitely be back, from time to time, for lunch.

David and Cass


Kelly, thank you so much for all your help with our wedding. You were absolutely amazing from start to finish, which made everything so easy for us. It was almost like having our own wedding planner as part of the service. Truly! The day went off without a hitch, and we are both so happy that we chose to get married at Bendooley Estate. What a venue! If I could do it all again, I would! The team was terrific…Mark was just amazing—he was able to calm us both down so easily on the day. It felt like everything was in hand. Perfection! Everyone kept raving about how amazing the place was—and the food and wine. We’d love to show you the official photos when they’re ready. The photographer told us the light on the day was the best he’d ever had at any wedding, so we’re really looking forward to seeing those shots.

We’d love to come down and see you all again. As soon as the dust settles and we’re back from our honeymoon, we’ll do just that. Thanks for everything, Kelly. We’re both very, very grateful.

Simon and Bel


Thank you very much for making our day so wonderful. The whole team at Bendooley has been fantastic to deal with from the very first day. We really appreciate all of your extraordinary efforts and will take away fond memories of our day thanks to you guys. Many of our guests have commented on the setting and had great things to say about Bendooley Estate and the staff working at our event. 

Thanks again and we look forward to visiting again soon. We will have no hesitation in recommending Bendooley to anyone planning a wedding in the future. 

Mike and Tracy


We had an amazing time on our wedding day—everything ran so smoothly and beautifully. We had so many people praise the staff, food and venue. We also had so many mentions of how amazing Mark was on the evening; he was so attentive the entire night. It was also lovely to receive a gift from Paul, Katya and the team. What a nice touch!

Karina and Mario


Thanks to the team at Bendooley Estate for putting on such a wonderful day for our wedding. Our guests all raved about the day and we had a superb time. Everyone was so friendly and professional, and everything went so smoothly. We look forward to coming back next year to celebrate our anniversary. 

Alice and Rob


Thanks to Kelly and the staff at Bendooley Estate for the wonderful luncheon we enjoyed for my husband’s 70th birthday. The food was superb and the wines you suggested were exactly right. Everyone enjoyed themselves so much. My thanks to the chefs and also Nicole.



We want to thank your amazing team for allowing us to celebrate our wedding day at your beautiful venue. Mark, a special thank you for all you did for us, but particularly for the laughs and smiles you gave us. We'll never forget our beautiful day and we have you all to thank for that. 

Brooke and James


Just had to write and thank you all for the wonderful service at Rachel and Andrew’s wedding. All our friends and family haven’t stop complimenting everything about the day—from the stunning venue, excellent service and outstanding food. Everything about the day was wonderful!

Maria and Kevin (the groom’s parents)


Thank you for being amazing before and on our wedding day. We were so impressed with your attention to detail and coordination of our wedding. Not least to mention the saved canapés for the bridal party, bottle of champagne reserved for me and Tina, and the hugs and brunch of Saturday morning! All was noticed and appreciated.

Antonia and Tim


Our wedding day was the best day ever! Thank you so much for your support and commitment—everything was perfect and the food was amazing. We loved it all. 

Catherine and Michael


Where do we begin? From our first visit to Bendooley Estate, we fell in love—with the land, the venue, the people, the food, and the wine… We never looked anywhere else. We felt totally at ease knowing we could trust you with every little detail. The entire team is fantastic and we built some special friendships we’ll treasure forever. You helped create what truly was the best day of our lives. We’ll be back!

Aidan and Bec


It’s hard to put into words how freaking cool and beautiful you guys made our reception. We just know it will never leave our memory and there was nothing I'd change. You’re all legends!

Rach and Andrew


We had an amazing time on our wedding day and everything ran so smoothly and beautifully. We had so many people praise the staff, the food and the venue. We also had so many mentions of Mark and how amazing he was on the evening. They said he was so attentive and was looking after everyone for the entire night. It was so nice or hear that and made me so happy that people were very satisfied. 

It was also lovely to receive a gift from Paul and & Katya and the team, what a nice touch.

I look forward to seeing all of our photos soon and reliving the day.

Thank you



Hi Kelly,

I can't begin to explain how perfect Ally and Tom's wedding day was, every detail was amazing and the weather sensational!  We would like to sincerely thank Bendooley for hosting our event at your magnificent property, Nicole for directing and making sure everything ran smoothly (I don't remember being approached with any questions, it all happened without us which made the day so relaxing).  All the staff did an amazing job serving, cleaning and being generally invisible, somehow everything just magically happened on time.

Now we must apologise as we forgot to take down the pictures along the path that we hung on the trees ... we just didn't think about it until the next day, so we are sorry someone had an extra job to do there.

I overheard many people thinking about using Bendooley for their next function, and so many genuinely said to us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I shall attempt to copy a few photos here, but will send more from the photographer in a month or so.

Many thanks again for all your hard work,

Warmest regards,

Greg and Karen Della


Hi there,

I was the maid of honour at Natalie Zantis and Tom Nielsen’s wedding on January 10th this past Saturday. I just wanted to write and say thank you for a beautiful day and evening.

We had the most amazing time and everything at the venue was perfect. The cottage, the homestead, and the reception venue were all so beautiful, and all of your staff made the day easy and completely stress-free. Mark was a fantastic host and gave us such wonderful, personalised attention (I especially appreciated him organising vegan canapés for me when I didn’t expect any!) – it was very kind and made the day that much more enjoyable. I can assure you that the bride and groom and their families both had an absolutely excellent day.

Thank you for offering such an amazing venue and service and allowing my friend and her husband to have such a perfect, relaxing day.

All the very best,

Sayara Thurston 


Hey Kelly,

Just wanted to say thank you on behalf of myself and my…husband!  We had an incredible day celebrating our wedding at Bendooley. Everything was so beautiful (including the weather!) and everyone from all the staff to Lola our friendly companion on the day made sure we had a wonderful and stress free day where we could enjoy every moment.  Nothing was rushed or a problem and Mark was so great in looking after us.  All our guests boasted of the beauty of the venue and incredible food!  We were so happy with our choice and it was great to wake up in the cottage together to more sunshine!  Thank you again for looking after us throughout the course of the planning and to everyone on the day.

We will definitely be visiting Bendooley again and are sure many of our guests who fell in love with the venue will be visiting for lunches also.

Thank you!


Dear Katja and Paul

Thank you very much for hosting our really special day at your property at Bendooley. The day was truly magical and we could not have wished for more beautiful and picturesque surroundings. Your hospitality and generosity with accommodating us (and our dog Clooney) is much appreciated. Katja we specially would like to thank you for being so lovely and making us feel at home every time we visited Bendooley, specially on our wedding day.

Thank you very much for the thoughtful gifts (the books). We really didn't expect to also get a gift from you. 

Cam and I have been studying the content and trying to apply where we can.  And so far so good the marriage seems to be going smoothly!

We hope to see you again soon, when we visit for lunch!

A big heartfelt thank you


Leyla & Cam (& Clooney) xxx