Testimonials

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1st November 2017 “A fantastic evening for us to celebrate our 175 years.. The staff were friendly and attended to all of our guests needs in a very professional manner. Nothing was too much trouble.. The food was sensational!” – Stephanie (Hardwood Andrews)

26th September 2017 “The Pier was superb and the evening went smoothly and without a hitch thank you. I found Mark to be so quietly efficient and pleasant and extremely accommodating when the need to squeeze certain family numbers in on the tables at the last minute… Thank you for all your assistance, patience with the changes, and special requests, I really appreciated it.” – Libby (Down Syndrome Swimming Australia)

 16th September 2017 “Our AGM and Annual Dinner was one of the best ever, thanks to having it at a fantastic venue which ticked all the boxes for our members and guests. Will definitely hold our event at The Pier, Geelong sometime in the future. The venue was fantastic, ample space for what we needed. Guests were able to socialise, network, enjoy the music. The Terrace was ideal for the AGM. Great to have the bar in the room as well. Catering was magnificent, all courses and platters. The band was excellent, great reviews. Dance Floor was full. Guests didn’t want to leave which is a great sign for us as well as the venue. Access for parking or walking up The Pier was good.” – Gavin (CMPA Annual Dinner & AGM).

15th March 2017 “Hi Pier team, I just wanted to thank you and your team for a wonderful event this morning. Everything went swimmingly and you guys make it all so easy. All of your staff were wonderful to deal with and super accommodating. We are so grateful for your help, advice and for all of your assistance along the way. I hope you have a wonderful remainder of the week” – Caz Trotter, Office Manager – McGrath Estate Agents

16th February 2017 “Dear Gillian, Just a personal note to say thank you to you and your team for their support and assistance with our Annual Leadership Breakfast yesterday. The room looked splendid, the food was great and the customer service was exceptional. Your team were responsive, considerate and thoughtful in their dealings with us, and our guests. We have received some very positive comments about the event, and our success yesterday could not have been achieved without you and your team.  Please pass on our sincere thanks to them all. We value our relationship with The Pier and we look forward to continuing to work with you. Thanks again. Best wishes” – Rebecca Casson Chief Executive Officer, Committee for Geelong

7-9th December 2016 “My appreciation to all The Pier staff who helped us and worked hard to run the conference as it was expected. It was a very successful event for all of us and we received many fantastic comments from our international delegates. Thank you and keep up the good work.” – Sona Shekibi, Deakin University, International Sodium Battery Conference

10th May 2016 “Volunteering Victoria was extremely happy with the professional service provided by The Pier in planning our HelpOUT Program Launch and support on the day” – Alison Duff, Managers of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteers (MSEV) Project Coordinator, Volunteering Victoria

8th April 2016 “I would highly recommend the Pier. I found all the staff pleasant and lovely to deal with. Our Event Planner Tennille was an absolute delight and went above and beyond to ensure that our event was a success. Our contact on the night, Heidi, was extremely helpful and happily actioned all of our last minute requests. I look forward to holding our next Awards Ceremony at The Pier Geelong.”  Laura Costello, City of Greater Geelong

23rd December 2015 “Dear Kerryn, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to you and your team for ensuring that our corporate Christmas function was a success. We’ve received some great feedback on the event, where the overall consensus has been on how lovely the venue looked and how wonderful the food and especially your staff were. Please pass on our grateful thanks and congratulations to all your team. The support that you in particular gave me Kerryn was phenomenal.  The assistance, flexibility and willingness to make changes to accommodate our requirements, even at the last minute was tremendous and very much appreciated. We will most definitely be looking to utilize your venue for future functions and I personally look forward to working with you again” – Irene Trifunovski – Site Administration Manager

7th December 2015 “The staff at the Pier were fantastic. I cannot express our gratitude enough – they were extremely friendly, helpful, professional and couldn’t do enough for us. I was extremely pleased with the service we received. I would highly recommend to other”  Sue Hopkins (Awards Dinner Event)

17th November 2015 “Hi Belinda, Tennille and Gil, I just wanted to let you know that the Sanctuary Event on Saturday night was a great success.  The venue looked superb and the food and staff were excellent. I would like to make a special mention of Sarah who could not have been more professional or helpful while setting up, on the night and during the bump out. Sarah is one of the best function managers I have worked with. Thank you for your support leading up to the event with changes, additions and being mindful of keeping costs down. We raised over $75,000 for the Sanctuary which will go a long way in supporting clients who are facing enormous challenges in their lives. Many thanks and best wishes to you and your team”  Sophie Vickers-Willis – The Sanctuary Counselling Centre  

“Hi Belinda and Tennille, I also concur with Sophie Vickers-Willis. It was such a fantastic night, we have had such fabulous feedback around the venue and food. I too, like Sophie have managed many events over the years and also agree that Sarah was outstanding and one of the best. Please pass on my thanks to her as well. Kind regards, Georgie”  The Sanctuary Counselling Centre

9th October 2015 “We had to arrange an event for a VIP speaker at exceptionally short notice and The Pier team assisted us every step of the way.  The event was delivered to perfection, the food was exquisite, service exceptional and the room was simply stunning.  Congratulations to The Pier on a superb venue and fantastic team.  Christine Bentley & Rebecca Casson – Committee for Geelong

1st July 2015 “Congratulations on what you have achieved at The Pier. We use a number of venues across Victoria and The Pier is one of our absolute favourites. It is extremely hard to find a venue that ticks every single box but The Pier always delivers and always without a fail exceeds our expectations. The team are an absolute joy to work with and the professionalism, efficiency and support they provide is exceptional. We look forward to holding many more functions with you in the future”  Lisa Sacco, Functions Coordinator – Master Builders Association of Victoria

30th June 2015 “The dinner was a resounding success! Everybody loved the venue – which looked absolutely beautiful by the way! The food was fantastic quality and service was great. It was the perfect night. Thank you so much for all of your help with it. Both you (Tennille) and Belinda were fantastic and very helpful right from my initial inquiry to the completion of the function. If I ever get married – I’ll be doing it at The Pier!”  Ashleigh Rush, PA to VP Higher Education Sales & Services

21st April 2015 “Dear Gil, Just a note to say thank you to you and your team for ensuring our annual leadership dinner and graduation was exceptional. We have received some excellent feedback on the event and much of it is down to your team’s assistance. Please pass on our grateful thanks and congratulations to all your team. The support that Tennille gave to Carmen was superb. The assistance, flexibility and willingness to make changes to accommodate our requirements, even at the last minute was most welcome. Carmen us personally grateful for Tennille’s very kind personal support and calmness in the event planning. She very much looks forward to working with her again in the near future. A personal thank you to you also, Gil, for liaising with Nick Stahl regarding the oil- that was above and beyond – and much appreciated. The Pier is a valued member of the Committee for Geelong and we look forward to working with you and supporting you into the future.”  Rebecca Casson – Chief Executive Officer, Committee for Geelong