Testimonials

We take feedback incredibly seriously - we value the comments that we get from couples, their guests and vendors and we're proud to share the real feedback that we receive about our weddings.

“The team at the Farm Cafe were amazing. From the initial meeting where we were shown the venue until last drinks on the day. Everything ran like clockwork. Angelina was assigned as our planner, from the get go we got along really well with her and she was effortless to work with. On the day she was there putting us at ease and making sure we were looked after. We had seen the photos but when we walked up to the Barn it was stunning and everything that we had wanted and imagined. We had so many complements on the venue, the food and the staff. If you want a relaxed, intimate and beautiful wedding venue we can't recommend it enough. Thank you so much to Angie and all the team, our day was perfect. Much Love Kirsten and Bindy”

Kirsten and Bindy’s Wedding April 2019

 “From the start it was so easy to deal with Farm Cafe and the quote system is perfect. We loved that everything is listed in a live invoice so there were no surprises. We also really appreciate Lauren helping us out to ensure it fit within our budget. Steph H was a DREAM to work with, she was across everything and we didn't have to worry about anything! We also have to mention that so many people raved about the food quality. We were referred by friends who had so many good things to say about their wedding catered by Farm Cafe and it lived up to every expectation so we'll be doing the same by referring you to our friends too :)”

Grace and Ash’s Wedding January 2019

“Wow, where to start?! A huge thank you to you and the The Farm Cafe team, we had the most perfect day and loved every single second! The set up on the day completely blew us away - we had a vision and an idea but you delivered it beyond all expectations! All of the staff were fantastic and provided exceptional service; so many of our guests commented on the level of service which is always nice to hear!

Angelina has been just so fantastic to work with during the lead up to our big day! Any future couples that have Ange involved in their weddings will be all the better for it! We are so thankful, and hope our paths cross again in the future!”

Jade and Brett’s Wedding, December 2018

“Hey Sarah,

Thank you so much, not just for all your help on the day but the entire lead up too! We couldn’t have hoped for a better wedding planner nor a more awesome human being!”

Jackson & Pip’s Wedding, November 2018

"We had a fantastic day/night, it really was an amazing wedding. It was so ‘us’ and there isn’t anything we’d change. Our guests had a great time and can’t stop raving about the entire thing, down to the bar at the ceremony, to the amazing food, to lovely staff.

Sarah and the team made the process so easy, and absolutely stress free! What bride can say her wedding was stress free! haha Honestly the most stressful thing about the whole process was sitting in traffic on the way to the photos but no one could have predicted that. 

Sarah answered all of our questions so quickly, sorted anything out and even organised our doughnut cake. We cannot speak more highly of you and your team, you really did make everything easy breezy and apart from not wanting anymore to have ‘our’ wedding haha, we would totally spread the word, that the farm is the place to get married. You guys rock!"

Bec and Sharon's Cafe Wedding, March 2018

 

"We were so lucky to have Sarah help us plan our wedding. She is a total superstar who is funny, full of knowledge and completely calm and capable. The entire wedding planning process was super easy and straightforward. We loved the food and the gorgeous flowers from Bec and we can't wait to see the photos Kitty took of us on the day. Special mentions go to Sarah, Kitty, Bec, Amelia, Jasmine, guinea pig wrangler, and all the event staff who worked the wedding - thank you for being awesome and doing such a great job to make our wedding day easy, beautiful and special for us."

Kat and Chris' Wedding, February 2018

 

"The Farm is the most perfect location for a wedding. We celebrated our marriage with our family and friends on a quiet farm in the middle of the city. we loved the chilled, outdoor venue with gorgeous animals, delicious food and the most amazing natural back drop. If you are looking for a relaxed venue where you can celebrate your ceremony and reception at the one place then we definitely recommend Farm Cafe weddings!"

Alyssa and Preston's Wedding, January 2018

 

"I would highly recommend The Farm Cafe to anyone needing event or wedding catering. The food was incredible and we have had endless comments about it since! I especially liked how the Farm Cafe allocated you with a wedding cooridinator; Amelia just made the whole wedding run so smoothly and we never had to stress as she was always on top of it. I wouldn't change a thing about our wedding and I love the attention to detail and everything that the Farm Cafe crew do. Keep up the great work!"

Jo and Matt's Wedding, November 2017

 

"Thank you so much Amelia for making our wedding day (and planning) so effortless. I have had every guest tell me that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to! The food was to die for and the service is second to none! I want to do it all over again with you all! Thanks again, we won't ever forget all you did for us! x"

Jess and Judd's Wedding, September 2017

 

"The farm was the perfect setting for our wedding - the early spring growth on the Oak Tree looked beautiful and the barn was spectacular when set up and styled. The food was absolutely delicious, our guests have all raved about the quality and choices on offer. Maya was tremendous in helping us with our day, particularly coming up with great options for the children attending while still making the wedding an event the adults could enjoy to the fullest. So many of our guests have said it was the best wedding ever, thank you to Maya and the farm for helping us achieve our perfect day!!"

Bec and Jamie, 7 October 2017, via feedback form

 

"Maya was outstanding in organising our wedding and delivering on the day. Always able to answer our questions and offer good suggestions."

Maria and Adrian, 18 February 2017, via feedback form

 

"We had the most amazing wedding at the Farm Café! The café looked incredible (including the flowers by their florist Bec), food was delicious and staff were so lovely and helpful. Our event coordinator Amelia was fantastic and made sure everything went smoothly. It really was the most perfect day and we couldn't recommend it more."

Simone and Scott, 3 March 2017, via feedback form

 

"Everything we hoped for and more. A great venue and great people. We wanted a laid back wedding that reflected us and the team got it spot on!"

Tom and Kate, 6 January 2017, via feedback form

 

Sarah ad Paul, photo by Kitty Wursthorn

Sarah ad Paul, photo by Kitty Wursthorn

"A beautiful venue with warm and accommodating staff!"

Sarah and Paul, 30 December 2016, via feedback form

 

"Thank you so much Farm Cafe for everything. It truly made our wedding planning and the event itself a wonderful event that was incredible stress-free. The planning was super easy, your staff – Rose, Bec and especially amazing Maya – were lovely people: attentive and wonderful to work with. I always appreciated Maya's taking the initiative on recommendations though she was never pushy. On the day, the venue looked beautiful, the staff friendly and things ran very smoothly. Maya ensured myself and my groom were focused on having a good time. And the food was just wonderful - all the guests loved the food and complemented the vegetarian options (and the lamb was given the two thumbs up by our Greek family!!). Thank you again"

Michelle and Danny, 14 January 2017, via feedback form

 

"The Children's Farm helped us create a wedding that felt like it was 'ours'. The team were amazing! We had a perfect day!"

Emily and Ben, 21 January 2017, via feedback form

"Maya, Emily and I just wanted to say how truly grateful we are for all your hard work yesterday and over the months in the lead up. The day could not have been better and so much of that is because of you. I'm sure there were stressful moments for your team but as the bride and groom everything just seemed completely seamless and perfect. It was great getting to know you over the past year. We are sure you will make an excellent teacher and wish you all the best with pursuing this dream.

Thanks again!
Ben & Em"

Emily and Ben, 21 January 2017, via email

"Hi Bec
I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful flowers yesterday. You did an amazing job, the colour and variety and styling were all fabulous. My bouquet was magnificent! I had lots of comments about it and all the other arrangements too, and at the end of the night there were no flowers left because the guests loved them so much.
Thank you again!"

Emily and Ben, 21 January 2017, via email

 

"We never imagined having a day this grand, and could not have pulled it off without the help and talents of everyone at the farm. The space was gorgeous but never ostentatious, the flowers beautifully arranged, and all of our guests stressed that it was the very best food that they had ever had at a wedding. Maya was so professional that we had to keep reminding ourselves that she wasn't actually our wedding planner. We had a perfect day, and wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you."

Camille and James, 15 January 2017, vi feedback form

 

"We had an amazing time. Jess and the other staff were friendly, helpful and their attitudes really suited the day we wanted to had."

Kelly and Mark, 13 January 2017, via feedback form

 

"An incredibly professional team that made the day run without a hitch. Amelia and Bec were an absolute delight to work with in planning our backyard wedding. It was the closest I can imagine to having a stress-free wedding day. On the day, the team left me alone to get ready while they set up everything around me just beautifully. The guests raved about the food and the service. The farm cafe went above and beyond our expectations!"

Yoko and Luke, 26 November 2016, via feedback form

 

Lee and Sarah, photo by  Madeline Druce

Lee and Sarah, photo by Madeline Druce

"Maya and her team were exceptional! We had the most amazing day and everyone pushed through no matter how hot the weather got. All our guests loved the whole experience and found everyone at the Farm to be very friendly. Maya is clearly part ninja!"

Lee and Sarah, 7 January 2017, via feedback form

"Wow!!! We just had our wedding on Saturday and we had the most amazing day. Maya is an absolute legend and so were the rest of the crew. They went above and beyond for us, even though it was a horrible 40 degrees!

We had so many laughs with the staff and it felt like we had extra friends with us on the day. They all helped us pull off the relaxed day we were after. Wish we could do it all again!"

Lee and Sarah, 7 January, via Facebook

 

"Our wedding was absolutely perfect - Maya and Farm Cafe did a fantastic job. We had so many compliments from our guests on how wonderful the food was and how fresh the ingredients were. People thought we had personally chosen and sourced all of the cheese and cured meats because it was all so delicious! Maya and the team also did an absolutely amazing job styling the ceremony and reception venues. They went above and beyond our expectations. We can't recommend their services highly enough to anyone planning a wedding or any other event."

Lauren and Hugo, 9 December 2016, via feedback form

 

 "We had a very positive experience. In particular, guests raved about the delicious food - it was a real standout!Thanks for making our evening so magical!"

Bridey and John, 3 December 2017, via feedback form

 

"Thank you so much for a beautiful wedding! It was perfect down to the last detail <3"
Sarah and Andray, 2 December 2016, via Instagram

  

"We honestly couldn't fault the service of Maya and the farm, our wedding was perfect! We had the most incredible wedding and that couldn't have happened without the team at the Collingwood Children's Farm. The venue was perfect and our guests of all ages had such a great time. Each step of the planning process was so enjoyable, we never once felt overwhelmed or stressed and we have Maya to thank for that. We felt like we had hired a wedding planner, with Maya ensuring everything went smoothly, we were left to just enjoy every moment! Thankyou to the whole team, our wedding was better then we could've imagined x"

Tabitha and Chris, 25 November 2016, via feedback form

  

"Service was fantastic, no complaints at all. Maya created the perfect event for us and went out of her way to make the evening special. The venue looked amazing and the food was delicious - many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it. Maya was attentive to all our needs and made great recommendations for things like photography and flowers. Couldn't be happier with the service!"

Cassie and Simon, 19 November 2016, via feedback form

 

"Aaron, Maya and team were professional and went above and beyond for a corporate function that was hosted in the barn. Chef Mark was able to cater specifically for our needs, and I would highly recommend the memorable and unique space."

Elyshia Birkett, Missy Mischief PR for Australian Certified Organic Awards Night, 10 November 2016, via feedback form

 

Jacqui and Thomas, photo by Pixie Rouge Photography

Jacqui and Thomas, photo by Pixie Rouge Photography

"Firstly thank you for everything.! The help, advice, service and communication received AMAZING. The food was all fresh and shared platters incredible and service on the day AMAZING. The flowers BLEW US AWAY. The groomsman is a horticulturalist, so we wanted everything to be simple and the whole wedding to be about them. All we gave you is a list and some ideas and wholey moley did you deliver!!

IMPENDING RAIN

While doing the rehearsal 2 days before i became very nervous that we choose the wrong venue for RAIN there was rain plan although I was still apprehensive..........Firstly Amelia put my mind at rest about schedule and location of everything that was a start, the rest I just had to trust. Sooo on the day......

The Ceremony:

Was more MAGICAL and ROMANTIC than I could have ever wished for and planned for. 75 of our nearest and dearest huddled under the stable awing. Adorned with hundreds of BRIGHT FUN spring flowers and dozens of festoon lights while the rain pelted down on the tin roof above. Blankets and cute clear umbrellas were supplied for those that were unprepared and it was simply DELIGHTFUL.

The Location:

With rain on the way I was apprehensive we wouldn’t be able to make the most of the BEAUTIFUL farm again I was wrong. We had photos in the garden amongst the spring flowers with the rain fell down all around us .Then the rain stopped and it was the most STUNNING light the bright clear crisp light that makes everything so bright, clean the FRESH. As we sat having dinner we the light shone through the large barn doors. Then came the RAINBOW that sat over the bush making an amazing backdrop for the awesome photos.

The Animals:

with all the rain I thought we wouldn’t be able to make the most of the animals. But they were out and as CUTE as ever including a peacock that sat with us for dinner in the barn and some possums up in the rafters for the dancing! There was also a group of goats in the paddock that kept my 4 year old brother very amused. Not to mention the migration of hundreds of bats through the moody sky above.

The Barn:

Was so COSY in the rain, the warm festoon lights and all the BRIGHT spring flowers made for a beautiful WHIMSICAL atmosphere.Thank you again. for making our celebration PERFECT!"

Thomas and Jacqui, 21 October, via letter

"Thank you so much for the Flowers they tottally exceeded expectations and made the whole thing simply perfect! They were also such an awesome feature under the stable awning in the pouring rain. Thank you thank you thank you for all your effort the Flowers were truly spectacular!!!!!!!"

Jacqui and Thomas, 21 October 2016, via email

 

"The conversion of the Collingwood children's farm barn into our wedding reception area was nothing short of spectacular - well done guys. The staff were fabulously attentive and the food was both magnificent in both taste and quantity."

Skye and Richard, 24 September 2016, via Easy Weddings

 

"We held our fabulous wedding at the Farm Cafe in September, with the ceremony at the beautiful oak tree. The weather was miserable (grey, wet and windy) for the whole week before the day, but the encouraging voice of our co-ordinator kept us going. Despite having switched to the wet weather option the night before, we managed to score a beautiful sunny day, and the team happily changed plans again for us on the morning of the wedding. The event was managed beautifully, with ease by the Farm Cafe team, led by Maya and many of our guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever attended. The food was superb, service excellent and it proved a great venue if you want a relaxed vibe for a smaller group. Highly recommended."

Kate and Brad, 17 September 2016, via feedback form

 

"I conducted a wedding ceremony on Thursday evening in the paddock. Maya and her team of professionals offered a faultless service. Nothing is ever too much trouble and the staff are friendly and efficient. The event was dressed to perfection and I managed to sneak a few canapés..delicious! 10/10"

Russell Healy, Celebrant, 8 September 2016, via Facebook

 

"Was an amazing day. It was exactly as we planned and we couldn't be happier. Everyone loved the food and no one went home hungry!"

Louise and Russell, 14 August 2016, via feedback form

 

"I just want to thank you for all your hard work yesterday (and in the lead up to the day of course). The whole day came together so beautifully and I'm all teary right now thinking about it. Everybody commented on how smoothly the whole things ran and everyone loved it. couldn't have done it with out for help! thanks maya!!" 

"Thanks so much for yesterday! you put in such great effort and you really wanted the best for us all along which was just amazing! We couldnt be happier!"

Elise and Adam, 2 July 2016, via text

Madeline and Lachlan, photo by Fifteen Photography

Madeline and Lachlan, photo by Fifteen Photography

"Lachie and I wanted to thank you for all the work you put into our wedding. The venue looked absolutely amazing!! We could not believe how fantastic it all turned out, it was even better than we thought it would be! You worked so hard to bring our vision together and we can not thank you enough. Also the food was just perfect! Everyone was raving about it and couldn't believe how much there was, they all said it was delicious and that they were so full. We only had one complaint; Lachie's Pop couldn't understand why you would eat salad from a jar! haha :) You bought everything together and helped me not to stress as much, we will definitely be recommending you to anyone we know!"

Madeline and Lachlan, 11 June 2016, via email

 

"I was the Celebrant at James and Laura's wedding on the weekend and I would just like to thank Maya and all her staff for all of their assistance. They did a superb job on dressing and styling the ceremony and reception venue to create a cozy, rustic farmhouse setting. The ladies were relaxed but professional, very competent and extremely polite. This is a great venue for an intimate wedding. 

Thanks again, ladies!"
Russell Healy, Celebrant, 31 May 2016, via Facebook

Michelle and Dyfan, photo by Jason Vandermeer

Michelle and Dyfan, photo by Jason Vandermeer

"The farm is a warm, cosy space. The staff were fantastic in organising the lead up to the day and the staff on the night were energetic, fun and professional. The food was delicious and the dance floor was just the right size for a good boogie."

Michelle and Dyfan, 2 April 2016, via feedback form

Alice and Cal, photo by Kitty Wursthorn

Alice and Cal, photo by Kitty Wursthorn

 

"We cannot praise Rose, Vanessa and the Farm Cafe enough. Our wedding at Glasshaus Inside was executed like a dream. From the moment we met Rose we knew this was the team who were on the same page as us. It was wonderful to be able to trust in them all that we envisioned and know they would go above and beyond to make it reality. The menu was tailored to our French theme and we can honestly say it was the best food we or our guests have had at a wedding and we had many compliments. Not only did the Graze table look amazing, it also worked well to suit various tastes. The chef even visited the venue with us before the event to see the space and set up they would have. All these little efforts added up to ensure the day ran really smoothly. We absolutely loved the bar setup and found all the staff to be relaxed and professional. All the decoration and furniture details were handled by the team and it made it so much easier for us to have them overseeing everything, rather than having to deal with several suppliers. Vanessa, our event producer was fantastic. She had great ideas including a hot gin punch which was served to guests in tea cups and she went to the trouble of answering every question we had and liasing with her team to make sure no detail was overlooked. Their expertise also helped us find other fantastic Melbourne suppliers including our photographer and dj, in their list of recommendations. Knowing they had worked with them before gave us confidence in using them and we were thrilled with the result. We also love that we supported a local homegrown business, what a great example of how creative and brilliant Melbourne people are! Thanks again for making our wedding day the best day of our lives."

Alice and Callum, 9 April 2016, via feedback form