Years ago, I visited the estate under different ownership with my mum for her birthday. I decided on that day, that my wedding would be there. With a love for wine, all things Italian and the natural environment, it was a perfect choice. And when Pete proposed years later in Italy, I immediately looked Sarabah up. Thankfully, Cameron had purchased the property and imagined the same things as me and my dreams turned to reality!
Initially, we selected Sarabah for it’s outlook, vistas, beautiful natural environment and the manor… with its columns, it was an obvious choice for an Italian romance. Secondly, we were looking for a private venue. We were not interested in sharing our wedding with other weddings, either on the same day, or same weekend. We wanted a private venue to enjoy with our close friends and family.
In all honesty, Cameron made us believe that Sarabah was the best when we visited the venue on a Friday afternoon. We, (or maybe it was just me : ) had pretty much already decided, but Cameron really made our minds up for us that afternoon, with a private tour, Also, we loved the food menu… good quality tasty food, not too fancy and not too casual.
I would say, here is a venue with a difference. The majority of the venues in the Hinterland are so similar. Sarabah is different. The surrounding hills make you feel like you are in a private world, the one wedding policy is fabulous, and the passion of the staff to express your love is like no other venue. This is a business, but Cameron is like your friends and the attention to detail in relation to creating a perfect wedding and a perfect party is very unique. I would also say… if you want to eat some of the best function food on the Gold Coast, then this is the place.
Pete and I wanted a beautiful ceremony. I was excited about being at the bottom of the aisle and only being able to see each other. The Manor was gorgeous, the gardens and roses were spectacular and the white chairs on the lawn set it all off. Secondly, we wanted an Italian theme, Italy is very near and dear to our hearts. Cameron was flexible in accommodating our requests.
The only comments I haven’t made, was that Pete and I were surprised with all the added extra details on the day. As a perfectionist, attention to detail, list-making kind of girl I was over the moon with the following things that we didn’t know about. And also, in a way it was nice that I didn’t know about these details as I would have only had too much extra to think about.
When my limo drove through the gates and your staff were standing there to greet us, it was such a nice surprise. Also the girls all thought your son was super cute at the gate and got a kick out of seeing him there. haha. Also, having the staff at the gates only added to the vibe that I was a VIP! Loved it.
The little blackboard signs throughout the estate, labeling parking etc, were so cute and perfect for my style. I’m not sure whether you guys use this style for all of your weddings, or whether you tried to specifically match my style, but it worked a treat.
The car! I wasn’t aware that we would get to use the special car!! I just assumed that the big 4WD would follow us during photos. But it was so perfect and the photos look great. Pete and I loved the photos on the back of it… a nice unanticipated touch. The photos look absolutely amazing.
That is all! We loved every minute!
Sky & Pete