Testimonials

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Planning a wedding is a truly unique journey, one where couples build relationships and trust with a range of wedding suppliers whom assist in ‘pulling together’ their big day.

Below are testimonials from a few of our most recently married couples, their families and friends. As you can see – our staff are integral in the wedding planning process and we are truly blessed with staff that love planning weddings and are true professionals in delivering unforgettable weddings.

4th May 2019
“The Pier was an incredible venue and provided everything we ever hoped for and more. All the staff went above and beyond to ensure that everyone was happy and that the night ran smoothly. Couldn’t have imagined celebrating our marriage anywhere else!” Cara & Aaron (Bride & Groom)

27th April 2019
“The Pier was the most stunning venue. It represented my partner and I perfectly. Classic and beauty with rustic touches. The view over the water is amazing and as it became dark and the Geelong skyline lit up, it was magical!” – Sarah & Michael (Bride & Groom)

23rd March 2019
“The Pier went above and beyond all of our expectations for our wedding! Sarah was amazing both pre and post event! Nothing was to difficult for the staff. Our guests were raving about the views, decor, service and food! Overall, we are so grateful for the service we received as it made our wedding planning so much easier, which meant we could relax and enjoy the day!” – Alicia and Nicholas  (Bride & Groom)

9th March 2019
“The Pier was amazing for our wedding. We had constant help and reassurance throughout the entire time before the day and it was excellent on the night. All the staff were a pleasure to have around which made it easier and stress free for us. We can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for us. You were all amazing.” – Carly and James  (Bride & Groom)

8th February 2019
“The Pier is such a beautiful venue, before you even add any decorations. From the Pier staff to their hospitality everything was the smoothest process from the booking to the wedding day. We are so grateful to the Pier for making our wedding dreams a reality!” – Olivia and Jordon (Bride & Groom)

19th January 2019
“With breath-taking views, friendly and professional staff along with delicious food – The Pier turned our dream wedding into a reality. We had the most perfect day and it was thanks to the amazing staff at The Pier.” – Kaitlyn & Luke (Bride & Groom)

18th January 2019
“From even that first phone call to meeting you it has been so easy and we just clicked straight away I can’t possibly thank you enough for being the most incredible person and helping us plan our special day it was everything ash & I wanted to every last detail. Thank you again to you & Shannon for making everything run smoothly and be amazing to being so helpful on the night it was perfect we both wish we could do it all again.” – Nicole & Ashley (Bride & Groom)

5th January 2019
“Overall the night was enjoyable, stress free and heaps of fun. The food was exceptional and we had a lot of very positive comments from our guests. Thank you to the Chef. I would also recommend the dessert platter. It looked amazing and each bit sized piece was full of flavour and very tasty. Sarah provided exceptional service. Nothing was too much for her to follow up or to find out. She replied to emails promptly and kept me informed with all that was happening. I found throughout the experience that l could always rely on Sarah and this took away a lot of the stress preparing for the wedding. I highly recommend Sarah as an event specialist. Jessie looked after us at the wedding rehearsal, the ceremony and the wedding reception. Jessie was approachable and attentive. Nothing was too much for her and she looked after Jose and l extremely well. Both ladies were exceptional and l would highly recommend each of them. The Pier was a magnificent venue for our wedding. Jose and l as well as all our guests enjoyed the night immensely. We had so much fun.” – Karen & Jose (Bride & Groom)

10th November 2018
“Everything about our wedding at The Pier exceeded our expectations! From our first contact until the wedding day the service provided by the staff was amazing. They always responded quickly to emails and calls and having a personal planner for the reception was a fantastic service and our venue looked better than we could have imagined! On the day of the wedding the staff were unbelievable, we really didn’t even notice they were there as they were so quiet when delivering food to the tables and packing everything away! The venue was one of the main components of our wedding that our guests commented on. Everyone raved about the venue, the view, the food and the service. We honestly could not have been happier with The Pier Geelong and we will be recommending them to anyone and everyone. Thankyou for everything!” – Laura & Zac (Bride & Groom)

10th November 2018
“The venue was beautiful!! So many great location on and around The Pier for some great wedding photos! Also, the Terrace on the Pier to have your ceremony is great for our weather, you can be out on the water getting married and if its raining you can keep it closed but still have a gorgeous view, if its sunny you can open it all up and catch a beautiful breeze! Loved it!! “– Courtney & Zac (Bride & Groom)

4th November 2018
“Adam & I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the staff at The Pier for what they did yesterday for us on our wedding day!! It was absolutely amazing & we had the MOST FANTASTIC DAY/NIGHT. The whole day was perfect & Elise & the staff were absolutely amazing.. It was an emotional day & Elise showed so much understanding & that meant so much to me personally. No words can describe how grateful we are for making our day so beautifully memorable. Thanks again so much.” – Adam & Emma (Bride & Groom)

14th September 2018
“I cant thank you enough for everything that you and your team did to create the perfect day for Scott and I on Friday. You guys went above and beyond to create what it was we wanted and it was the perfect day, we couldn’t have asked for anything better! We all had so much fun and we were excited to share this special day with our family and friends in such a beautiful venue. Quite a few of our guests were scratching their heads as to why we wanted to have our wedding outside of Orange and as soon as they arrived at The Pier they knew exactly why. They were in awe of how beautiful it was! Thank you again, we’re still talking about how wonderful the wedding was and it couldn’t have happened and went so well without all your hard work. “Jess & Scott (Bride & Groom)

8th September 2018
“Having walked along the Geelong Waterfront many times admiring The Pier, I never thought it would be possible to have my wedding there, but after talking to Tennille, we realised that it was one of the most reasonably priced venues in Geelong! In September, I married my soulmate and the stunning venue out on the water could not have been more perfect for our ceremony and wedding reception. The day was everything we dreamed of, from the ceremony in the Hopetoun Room with a beautiful backdrop of blue water, to the Wedding Reception where we partied into the night with our family and friends – it was the most amazing day!

Thank you to everyone involved in our wedding from start to finish – Tennille, Shannon and all the staff who worked during the day and night. You made our whole experience seamless and easy and it was never too much trouble to answer my many questions in the leadup to the wedding. With a cocktail style reception for 150 guests, it was important to us that there would be enough food to go around so it was wonderful to hear our guests raving about the abundance of delicious food served on the night. Another highlight of the day was having our wedding photos taken around and under the venue, such a stunning backdrop which will always remind us of a very special day. Thanks again to everyone at The Pier!” -Talei & Nathan (Bride & Groom)

22nd April 2018
“The Pier! Great venue and Sarah our organiser was a gun at her job listened and delivered every single thing we asked for. I was super happy with the results and the feed back was awesome from every guest! The food was outstanding and the service was perfect. Our sparkler send off was amazing and ended our night of our wedding perfect! Thank you for listening to all our wants and needs for the wedding and delivering every we asked for! Well done Sarah and her team u guys nailed it !!! Highly recommend her and the team at The Pier xxx” Barb (Bride)

April 14th 2018
“Our wedding ceremony and reception at The Pier was incredible. It is a unique venue, with professional and competent staff, beautiful food and a variety of spaces to use. My family and friends are still in shock from me opening a bottle of champagne with a sword in front of all our guests, and I have The Pier staff to thank for teaching me that! We highly recommend The Pier for any special function!” – Anita & James (Bride & Groom)

3rd March 2018
“Peter and I were beyond impressed with how smooth, stress free and amazing our wedding night was…all because of you guys! Jess was exceptional both on the night and in the week leading up the the wedding, making herself available at any time and going above and beyond to make sure Peter and I were happy with everything. Our guests were raving about how great the venue and food was. Fantastic work guys and thank you again for everything!” Alana & Peter (Bride & Groom)

February 28th 2018
“We loved The Pier from the moment we walked in and booked in our wedding almost two years in advance! Nothing was too hard or too much making two years of planning easy and enjoyable. Our wedding was amazing. The views in The Terrace are stunning and create a lovely romantic, easy going feeling which is exactly the wedding we wanted. The Lillias room was perfect for our reception of 75, allowing space to roam around but a feeling of intimacy as well. The entire night our guests were commenting on the venue, the food, the drink selections and the waitstaff, which were all fantastic. Chris and I were able to enjoy the night and keep relaxed while all of our planning came together thanks to Elise and the team at The Pier. It really was everything we ever hoped for it to be and more thanks to The Pier.” – Heidi & Chris (Bride & Groom)

November 8th 2017
“Our wedding reception was just amazing. Darren, myself and our guests had the best time. You went to many flower shops to get babies breath as you struggled to get, thank you so much for all of your effort. All of your staff on the night were amazing too. Sarah was just all over everything on the night. In all honesty the Pier has the BEST staff. And those views…oh they were just amazing” – Amy & Darren (Bride & Groom)

November 3rd 2017
“A huge thank you to The Pier for hosting out wedding on 3-11-17. From the moment we walked into the venue we knew it was perfect. We loved the ability to have ceremony, reception, and drinks between all under one roof, rain, hail or shine (unfortunately rain and wind for us!). The service on the night was outstanding, with all guests commenting on the quality of the food and drinks packages. We loved the many opportunities for unique photos, including on the roof, under the pier itself, and on the iconic Pier steps. The staff were very accommodating to cultural inclusions, enabling us to participate in a traditional Polish “nostrovia.”
A special mention must go to the events manager on the night, Sarah Laird. We were treated like royalty, with no requests too much for Sarah. Her attention to detail and professionalism was outstanding. Many members of our family have worked events all over the world, and were blown away by Sarah! Thanks again to the whole team at The Pier. It was a night to remember and we appreciate all of your efforts into making it the best night of our lives.” Carlie & Brad (Bride & Groom)

November 3rd 2017
“I was a member of the Bridal Party at the wedding on Friday. I just wanted to pass on my absolute appreciation to our fantastic event manager on the day, Sarah. Sarah was brilliant from the rehearsal right until the end of the function. She was a step ahead of everything we needed all day and her team provided exemplary service. Every one was very complimentary in reference to the staff, food and venue. Hopefully this feedback can passed on to Sarah and her team.”Anna (Bridal Party)

September 27th 2017
“Things happen so quickly once engaged, I told everyone I would wait a few years before tying the Knot, until, one fine sunny morning when Anthony did not have football we found ourselves at the Pier wedding expo! We fell in love with the Pier venue and decided THAT VERY DAY we would be getting married in the Lillias room and no where else! The day finally came and it exceeded all expectations above and beyond. It was the happiest time of our lives and all the beautiful people we dealt with at the Pier will forever be in our hearts for making that special day absolutely perfect!” Emily & Anthony (Bride & Groom)

24th September 2017
“What did I love most about your wedding experience at The Pier? That’s an easy one! The venue and staff at The Pier. The team are true professionals and my whole experience in the lead up and during the actual day was effortless. All our needs were anticipated before I even realised I wanted something which only highlights how experienced the team are in events and specifically weddings. The venue speaks for itself, I knew I wanted to get married by the water but I got one better by being on the water. Whether it is Sunny or Raining, the view is amazing. I received many feedback since our wedding stating it was the best one people had been to and I can honestly say that it was in big part to the Venue, People, and delicious food….I still keep hearing about the calamari.” – Niki (Bride)

September 9th 2017
“We celebrated our wedding at The Pier Geelong, it couldn’t have been more perfect! We had the most amazing experience the whole way through and even after the wedding! There was not one thing I could fault! The service on the night was faultless and the food was outstanding! I couldn’t recommend this venue high enough! We felt with both Sarah’s and they were outstanding, talk about above and beyond! That was these two all over! It wouldn’t have been the day it was without you two! Thank you so much for making our vision happen! Even still our guests are saying how amazing it was and the location was so close to everything.” Brittany (Bride)

September 2nd 2017
“We had our wedding at The Pier two weeks ago and it was absolutely amazing, with stunning views and excellent service we could not have asked for a better venue. From the time of booking 8 months ago to the pack down afterwards the staff were supportive, responsive, helpful, open to our ideas and suggestion and truly helped us to stay stress free and have the best day of our lives.
Sarah Molnar took over after our initial event planner resigned and ensured that the transition was seamless, so that none of the small details we had requested were missed out on the day and was so helpful with our last minute requests.
Sarah Laird was our function manager and she went above an beyond to keep us on schedule on the day. From helping us to know when to walk down the isle and shifting decorations around between the ceremony and the reception, to assisting family members with any questions or requirements, making sure we left on time and helping in the pack down at the end of the night; she was brilliant. She held our hand through the whole process to ensure we could just relax and enjoy our night.
We can’t thank the team at The Pier enough. Our wedding exceeded our expectations and they had a huge part in making it all come together.”Sophie (Bride)

April 22nd 2017
We were attracted to the Pier because of the beautiful location but it was the friendly staff and atmosphere that helped us decide that it was the right venue for our big day. From the initial tour of the venue to the rehearsal the day before the wedding, we were blown away by the level of service and commitment from the Pier staff to help achieve our dream wedding. We had both the ceremony and reception at the Pier and the day went perfectly! The combination of the friendly staff, breathtaking views and the amazing set up of the venue made our day so special. Our guests are still commenting on how great the day was and I would highly recommend the Pier to anyone looking for the perfect venue.” – Annie (Bride)

April 15th 2017
“Thank you for the management our wedding day on Easter Saturday. It was absolutely beautiful and everyone loved it! Our manager that day, Janeva, we were so pleased with her. She made sure I was comfortable with everything, and that above all, everything else went so smoothly. We could not have asked for a better night. Again, thank you for making it such a wonderful day for us!” Pam & Jack (Bride & Groom)

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Wedding planning is made easy at The Pier Geelong. Meet our wonderful team and take a site tour today.

The Pier Geelong
Cunningham Pier

10 Western Beach Foreshore Road
Geelong Vic 3220

(03) 5222 6444
enquiries@thepiergeelong.com.au