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Carolina and Luke - 14th of April 2018

Our experience with Cassegrain Winery was exceptional. The staff were very professional and extremely accomodating to all our needs and requirements. Everybody went above and beyond to make our special day even more so. 
The Functions & Events Manager, Carolyn, was one of the most helpful people during this whole experience: without her help our wedding wouldn't have been as great as it was. 
The venue was beautiful, the food was very tasty and the wine fantastic. Our guests were very pleased and had an excellent time!

Chris and KC Geary - 14th Oct 2017

Hi Carolyn, I'm just emailing today to say a MASSIVE thank you from Chris, myself and all our guests who attended out wedding at Cassegrain’s back in October.  From the moment we walked onto Cassegrain’s grounds it became our dream venue for our wedding day. 

The venue was absolutely perfect!  Everyone was commenting on how beautiful the Formal Gardens were, and we all raved about the Barrel Room. It was everything we imagined and more.  The room was large and had a beautiful industrial feel, but also felt warm and welcoming. There were so many options for how I wanted the room to be laid out, with plenty of room for all of our guests, a dance floor and a photo booth.

The menu we chose from had great variety and the food was impeccable. Our guests had so many positive comments about the quality of the food and staff. Carolyn and the team went above and beyond to ensure that everything ran smoothly leading up to the day, and on the day itself. I cannot thank Carolyn enough for replying to my countless emails and for all her help, nothing has been too much trouble for her. 

Chris and I had an amazing day, it really could not have been more perfect.  I will attach some of our professional photos for you to see! I have some others from guests I will send through soon.  Thank You!!!

Rob and Vickie Tibbett - 13th October 2017

Dear John,

We are writing to thank you for the wonderful work and facilities you provided for our daughters’ wedding held last weekend in the formal gardens at your winery. I congratulate you on the team you have assembled to organise and manage these events. They are exceptional. We have had non-stop praise from our guests regarding the venue, food and the service we received.  We can’t thank you and your staff enough for making it such a memorable occasion for Alison and Jae. Nothing was too much trouble, and the food was delicious.

You must be very proud of Carolyn Fowler and her team. From the outset, over 18 months ago, Alison and Jae looked at wedding venues on the south coast of NSW to the Hunter Valley and up to Byron Bay. Carolyn’s professional attitude and her ‘nothing was a problem’ approach was the deciding factor in choosing Cassegrain Winery over some of the most highly regarded wedding venues in the state. We could not have been happier with Alison and Jae’s choice.

Your team looked after our guests in a friendly, professional and polite manner. We had nearly 20 children at the wedding. Carolyn organised to have a dedicated staff member look after their table. Thank you, this was brilliant. Several mothers sought us out during the evening to say how lovely, helpful and friendly the staff were. They treated the children with respect and kindness and even stopped to pick up stray toys or coloured pencils which had fallen on the floor. Little things which meant a huge amount to our guests. Our family and friends are still raving about your restaurant, the beautiful gardens and service they received. Thank you.

We have nothing but praise for Carolyn and her organisation skills – no detail was too much trouble. Our daughter was very particular about how certain things should happen on the day, and Carolyn was always on hand to offer advice on proceedings.

You have a wonderful setting for weddings, and our daughter is thrilled that her ‘fairy tale’ came true. The big day was 18 months in the planning and Carolyn was with us every step of the way. Over the course of the last few months, we have been asked many times where our daughter’s wedding was being held. As soon as we mentioned Cassegrain Winery, the response was always how beautiful, or what a great spot. You must be very pleased with the great reputation that Cassegrain has developed as a wedding location.

We will not hesitate to recommend Cassegrain Winery and Carolyn to anyone planning a wedding. We have some great photos which we will share on Facebook and email to Carolyn.  We will also feature your winery in and our Monthly RV Newsletter.

Kind regards,
Rob and Vickie Tibbett (RV Trips)

Grant & Janet Elliot - 5th October 2017

Dear Carolyn and the Staff of Seasons Restaurant at Cassegrains - A huge thank you to you and your staff for your wonderful service and contribution to making our daughter April’s wedding reception such a memorable occasion for our family. We were overwhelmed with appreciation for the care, consideration and attention to detail that you provided in every facet of the wedding from the planning stages, preparation, the service in the formal garden, to the fabulous predinner spread on the balcony, how amazing was that, to the reception in the restaurant and the assistance with the collection of the decorations and sound equipment the day after.

April’s grandfather and mother are locals born in Port Macquarie and it was great to link the occasion with a family business synonymous with the region.

Caroline, you and your team are a credit to the Cassegrain Winery, in particular Caroline you left no stone unturned to ensure everything went off smoothly which ensured that we as parents knew that the event was indeed in very capable hands.  The feedback we have had from all that attended was that the wedding was such a perfect day which is testament to the professionalism you have displayed in your dealings with us and the lengths you went to which made us feel special.

We could not be happier for April’s choice of venue for her special day and I believe the day showcased the wonderful facilities at the winery. We also had so many positive comments from guests about the outstanding food.  We have already highly recommended your restaurant to friends for their special events and will continue to do so long into the future. Thank you once again! 

Warmest Regards,

Grant & Janet

Morgan Haines - 25th Sept 2017

To the team at Seasons,  Thank you all so much for helping make our recent charity ball (Port Macquarie Medical Society Winter Ball) such a success. Carolyn was so helpful in organising logistics prior to and on the night of the event. The service team was highly professional and responsive to all our needs on the night. The food and drinks package was both delicious and great value. The ability of Seasons to run our event for 120 people so smoothly is to be commended. I would highly recommend Carolyn and her team at Seasons for anyone planning a similar event.   Best, Morgan. 

Regina and Marcus Watt - 14th July 2017

Dear Carolyn and Kate,  We cannot thank you both enough for all of the help you gave us on our special day. We had a relaxed and beautiful day and knew we would be well taken care of by you and your staff.

It was a truly magical day!  Thank you! You brought joy to our day, warmth to our lives and happiness to our hearts. Thank you for joining us as we began our new life together.  Your generosity and thoughtfulness were very much appreciated.

Caity Lord (Bride) - June 2017

Completely over the moon with the generosity and help we are receiving from Cassegrain Winery. The wedding coordinator, Carolyn, is so lovely and helpful. I can’t recommend them enough for a wedding venue!! 

Laura Heyward - 3 April 2017

"We recently got married at Cassegrain's and cannot fault Carolyn and her amazing team at Seasons Cafe.  Carolyn went above and beyond to make our day so special and all of the food was incredible!  All of our guests raved about not only how delicious it was but the amount of food on offer!  Thanks you so much from the new Mr and Mrs Heyward :)

Brendan Eakin and Samantha Bouhricha - 27 March 2017

"We both wanted to thank you again for all your effort, hard work, patience trying to communicate by email and all the extras you did for our big day, which helped make our day perfect!

Particularly a big thank you for your kind gesture in organising the chair covers as a surprise- they looked amazing and complimented the room so well on the day! Thank you also for organising the kids corner (and play pen/jail!) which I know many of the parents really appreciated and commented on being such a good idea!

Also a massive thank you for the drinks and canapes you personally brought down to the grounds for Brendan and I, it kept us going through the photos and drinks after the ceremony were just what we needed on such a lovely warm day :)  The list of extras goes on: the extra snail canapes you served went down like a treat! Everyone loved trying them :)

Also thank you for allowing us to use the formal gardens at no extra charge! We are still waiting to receive the photos from the photographer but the small preview we've seen look amazing in the grounds! So thank you for making that possible!  

The day couldn't have gone any better, it ran so smoothly and all the staff worked excellently well together, so a massive thank you for your hard work and the huge team effort! We had written a Thank you card to the whole team at Cassegrains but unfortunately on the Saturday itself, with so much going on it seemed to have been misplaced, so sorry we weren't able to thank them!

The grounds were beautiful and the Barrell room was so unique for our wedding, we will definitely have great memories for years to come! The icing on the cake though was your amazing help from start to finish, which we can't thank you enough for! Helping us organise the whole wedding from abroad was a lot easier and stress free than I originally imagined.

We would definitely recommend Cassegrain Wines and your services to anyone we know looking to have a future wedding or function in an amazing location! We'd like to think that maybe one of these days when we are passing by Port Macquarie, we'll pop in and say hi and maybe celebrate our anniversary at Cassegrains :)
Take care and good luck for the future Carolyn!"

Cameron and Amanda Knox - 15 March 2017

"Cameron and I would like to take this opportunity to extend an enormous thank you for making our day as amazing as it was. We were constantly astounded by your willingness and ability to help us with every decision that needed to be made on the lead up to our wedding. Your helpful suggestions took the worry and confusion away at a time that can be very overwhelming. Your help with the design and setup of the ceremony and reception was more than we imagined we would get from our venue.  The food and service was outstanding. The waitstaff were all very friendly and constantly had a smile on their face which was such a welcoming feeling throughout the whole event. 

Thank you for everything you did to help us celebrate our special day. Not only is the venue beautiful but you are your team are a credit to your profession. When we look back on our day, not only do we think of how easily the day ran, but also how much of a difference you made. We have no doubt that should we have chosen a different venue, we would not have received the same level of service. You were above and beyond.

We would highly recommend Cassegrain to anyone who is looking for a venue, not matter what the function is.  Once again, thank you for everything you did to make our special day as memorable as it was."

Renae and Conrad - March 2017

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"We would like to sincerely thank Cassegrains for making our wedding reception so perfect. We were always looking for a unique reception venue that had that something special about it and we found it at Cassegrains. The Barrel Room was an incredible venue with so much rustic character and charm and it enabled us to really showcase Port Macquarie and Cassegrains to our family and friends.  

The wine was of course amazing and the food delicious. A huge thank you to the fantastic staff, in particular Carolyn, the events manager, for all of her hard work in organising our special day. Carolyn was an absolute pleasure to deal with right from the start and we are so grateful to her for her patience and attention to detail. She made our evening so memorable!

We would not hesitate in recommending Cassegrains and the Barrel Room for a wonderful and unforgettable wedding reception."

Tiare and Mitch Lanser - 27 March 2017

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"I'm writing to say a belated, but huge thank you! Thank you for all your help in the lead up to our big day.

You were incredibly accommodating, and went above and beyond what we expected to ensure our day was perfect. And it was! We are so grateful to you and your team for all your preparation, service and clean up. You made our day easy, and took away any stress.

You provided delicious food, a stunning venue and everything we could have asked for. We sincerely thank you and your staff from the bottom of our hearts.  We would and will definitely recommend you to anyone who asks."

Carolyn Munroe - 20 October 2015

"We can't thank you enough for everything you and your team did to ensure the wedding was so very successful.  Laura and Michale had a fantastic day which they will remember for the rest of their lives. Thanks again!" 

Marion Smith - 18 October 2015

"Our daughter's wedding was the first cab off the rank since change of management. John Cassegrain and particularly Carolyn Fowler could not have been more helpful.  They pulled together an amazing wedding in just four days and we can't thank them enough.  Carolyn has worked non stop and i spoke to her yesterday morning before 8 when she was at the venue setting up, and she was still there last night with her husband Rex and daughter Kate cleaning up and finishing off at 11:30 when we left. She was still smiling and giving us the most amazing service right to the end."