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  Kristen & John
    Jo & Scott
    Belinda & Jeff
   Karen & Adam
   Jenny & Gavin
   Catherine & Pat
   Jodie & Mick
   Julianne & Jason
    Kate & Matt
   Luke & Sophie
   Amanda & Dave
   Sue & Trent
   Nicola & Richard
    Arminda & Cadell
  And read what more happy couples have to say...
  15/05/09" HI Francesca, Sorry I've taken so long to get back to you, life has only just started to return to normal for us. My sister only just left at the start of this week, so for the first time in 3 months we've finally got the house to ourselves!! We're now busy trying to plan our honeymoon, we're thinking we'll take a couple of months out later in the year and travel around Canada & America. We're very much looking forward to it.

Thanks for everything, our wedding day went beautifully, it really was everything we hoped it would be and so much more. After months of planning it all seemed to pass very quickly on the day but we were both very relaxed and enjoyed it immensely. We'll be able to look back for years to come at the time we spent at SummerHills with nothing but fond memories. We'd like to express our gratitude to you and Graham for all your help in the build up and on the day itself. It was reassuring to know that the finer details were always being taken care of by you and your staff, and despite the adverse weather on the day, you didn't let anything detract from our big day. The food, the band, the marquee and the staff were all excellent and all our guests enjoyed themselves every bit as much as we did.

Thanks again, give our regards to Graham, and we'll be sure to pop in and say Hi if we're ever down in the area. "
Kenny & Nicole
  10/05/09" Thanks so much Francesca. And thank you again for our perfect day - we couldn't have asked for anything better. Everyone is still talking about it and commenting on all the little touches that made it so special - a lot of which you were responsible for.

We will definitely be back for our anniversary one year!! "
  8/05/09" Hi Francesca, Thanks again for organising such a beautiful day! Reality has been a bit hard to take! "
Cheers, Jo
  27/04/09" Thank you sooo much for all your help and the beautiful venue. And of course turning the sun on for us. It was a perfect day. Thanks also for the unexpected extras that you were able to pull together to keep the day flowing to our vision.

Your staff on the day were amazing. Please pass on our thanks to them also.

Thanks, love and joy to you both. "
Callum & Rose McVeigh
  23/04/09" Hello Francesca, I thought you and Graham might like to see this photo - Stu and I think it's just beautiful!

Once again, thank you so much to both of you and the extended SummerHills family. "
Kind regards,
  20/04/09" Hi Francesca, The photos arrived on Friday, sorry it's taken so long for me to let you know. They are fantastic, the photographer you booked really is very talented, I'm so pleased. Chris gets back tomorrow and he is dying to see them, I couldn't wait for him to come home, I had to look. I love that she has captured everyone looking so happy. I will have to thank the photographer personally.

Thank you again for making our wedding so wonderful, I'm a little sad it's all over. I could quite happily do it all again,
ha ha ha. "
Suzanne Roberts
  18/04/09" Thank you both so much for making our wedding a wonderful & memorable event! It has been such a pleasure to meet with you & work with you. Your hospitality is much appreciated.

Everything went so smoothly & the pool deck looked FABULOUS!

Thank you again, we are in love with SummerHills! "
Emma & Dennis
  27/02/09" Dear Francesca, Thank you and Graham for an amazing wedding. We had the best time as did all our guests, so many commented that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The whole weekend together meant that we were really able to catch up with everyone.

Your staff were wonderful and the food was fabulous, so thank you both.

I have the man of my dreams, dress of my dreams and wedding planner and venue of my dreams. Thank you again. "
Hilary (London)
  10/12/08" Thanks again for a wonderful day. You had every little detail covered and we were so happy with how the day panned out. We have some beautiful memories of our day and hope to one day soon return to SummerHills for another break.

Thanks again. "
  8/12/08" Hi Francesca. We are fresh off the plane from our honeymoon and I can't believe it all went so quickly. Thanks again for a perfect day, I could not have asked for anything more beautiful or special.

SummerHills is such a perfect place - if there was anything like that in Melbourne I would live there!

To the hairdresser you booked for me: Once again, thank you for all your fantastic work with all our hair on my wedding day (whether it was on our heads or on the couch in curlers!). My whole family, bridal party and I had such a great time spending the day with you. Paul was disappointed you couldn't visit him though!

To the makeup artist you booked for me: Thanks again for your beautiful work on my wedding day - we all felt like absolute princesses because of you!

It was so nice to be surrounded by such a lovely team of people on the day, and with you looking after us, nothing could have gone wrong. "
  20/11/08" Good morning Francesca, Just a note to say how happy we were that the wedding all went well. lot's of comments about how nice everything was and the quality of the food well done. thanks again. "
Peter (father of the bride) Grafton
  17/11/08" Hi Francesca. Thank you so much for all your work in putting our wedding together. You and Graham did a fantastic job! It was the best night of my life. I'm so glad that we found SummerHills, as it was exactly what we wanted for our wedding.

The best things about SummerHills for us were:
- Being able to stay at the property over three nights so we could make a weekend of it with our families, rather than it all being over with just after one night.
- We were looking everywhere for a venue where we could have a marquee, before we found SummerHills.
- Having a banquet for the food rather than alternate drop meals.
- Being able to bring our own alcohol it meant that we could choose nice wines and get a good price for them.
- Having the ceremony and reception in the one place meant that guests were entertained while we had photos and there wasn't that gap for the guests while they waited for our photos to finish.
- We could have our own choice of entertainment on the night. We were very impressed with the fireworks, didn't expect there to be so many!
A number of our guests have said to us that it was the best wedding that they've ever been to and I know a few guests have since recommended SummerHills to other people that they know of who are getting married.

Paul (our band member) said he'd be keen to play for any other weddings if ever a band is required again.
Thanks again! "
Cheers, Jo and Scott
  17/10/08" Hi Francesca. Thank you (Graham too) for the wonderful way in which you organised everything for the wedding. It was absolutely perfect apart from the bit of rain which didn't end up coming to much (and what could you have done about it anyway). We all had such a wonderful time over the whole weekend.

One of the girls from our Nerang Office will probably be in touch with you re coming to SummerHills for her wedding. She was quite enthusiastic when I told her all about it.

Warren and I would love to come down and have coffee with you and Graham one day when you have a free moment during the week. Until then.

Love and blessings. ! "
Cherie James (Mother of the bride)
  13/10/08" Hi there. Just wanted to say thank you for making sure all went so well on the day. All our guests commented that it was the best wedding they had been to, the food was great, service great, DJ great, venue great and you and Graham great! People still comment to me on how much they loved the food! "

Paula Mayson
  15/09/08"A wedding at "SummerHills" in the hinterland behind Byron Bay was a truly magical experience for all - everyone, some 12 months on are still sharing their own personal experiences. The bride and groom were overwhelmed with every detail that had been planned for them via email from Francesca & Graham and numerous trips by Mum & Dad to go over the final details. (These trips were not essentially necessary, but we just loved going there!)

Francesca & Graham made us feel so very special and went out of their way to accommodate every detail requested by the Bride & Groom - like bongo players and acoustic guitars! Flowers and buses for the guests.

The whole experience was a wonderful journey from Friday preparations through to leaving sadly on Monday. Staying at SummerHills gave us time to get to know guests from overseas, catch up with friends and spend valuable time with family. It was relaxing, warm & friendly - just like home. Wedding day was perfect, hair & makeup services outstanding and we all looked so beautiful, including 97 year old Grandma & Grandpa. Everything was taken care of, including midday snacks. When the heavens opened up with storms and the beach wedding ceremony unable to take place, Francesca came into her own - I don't know how she did it but with only a minor delay, time wise, we were at a lovely Anglican Church complete with rose petal aisle - amazing! Rain also hampered poolside drinks but once again, Francesca waved her magic wand and the house became the venue! Wedding breakfast superb and staff amazing, getting meals to tables in torrential conditions.

I cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism of Francesca & Graham and the services they use. Our experience was over 3 days but the memory will last a lifetime.

We did not want the experience to end!
Jill Greenhalgh (Mother of the Bride) "
  9/06/08" Hi Francesca, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for creating such a gorgeous wonderful day. Many of our friends and family that came along said it was the best day they have had in a long time. It was a wedding they enjoyed instead of one they had to endure! Lol
I have attached our thank you card for you guys, without your help it would not have been possible to create such a memorable day. Again thank you so much.
Take care and enjoy every moment. Belinda xoxox "- Brisbane
  03/06/08" Dear Francesca and Graham Thank you so much for making our wedding the 'best day of my life'!
Nicky & Michelle " � Federal NSW
  19/05/08" Hi Francesca, In regards to our wedding, it was simply fabulous! I would like to thank you for all of your hard work, creative input and attention to detail. You certainly 'pulled it off'. Graham was a hit with the guests, many commenting on how lovely he is. Our thanks to him for your beautifully maintained grounds.

Could you please pass on our thanks to the many people that helped make our day so special. Your hair stylist and makeup artist are not only talented, they were fantastic company (especially needed as the bleak weather closed in)... a very special thanks to you florist who created the most exquisite bouquets and table arrangements. I couldn't have asked for more perfect flowers� The celebrant you booked was the calm within the storm, so a big thank you for his patience... The photographer you recommended, his photos are magnificent. Many guests have commented on our lovely photographer and how clever he was at capturing so many moments in such an unintrusive manner... the food was awesome and plentiful so thank you to all your chefs and of course the waiters, who were so friendly and helpful� last but not least, our cake, the croquembouche. Nearly everyone has commented on how fresh and yummy it was. A big thank you to your pastry chef for looking after William & Bethany's dessert. Even though they didn't get to enjoy the moment as we hoped, it did mean a lot that your chef 'came through for us'.

When we arrived at SummerHills it still didn't feel like we were getting married, until I stumbled across the marquee. The look and feel of the marquee when we walked in as husband and wife, is a stand-out moment of my day. Thank you for making it look amazing and of course, repositioning the dance floor for us! Even though the weather was my worst nightmare, I think it also made our day truly memorable in so many ways.

Best wishes... Mr & Mrs Houghton xx

PS. Thanks to your nail artist as well for our beautiful nails. " � Sydney
  14/04/08 "Francesca & Graham, Thank you for a lovely stay at beautiful SummerHills and for helping us to organise a fantastic wedding � what a day! Our family and friends will always remember the special time we shared here.
Love Deborah and Graham Davidsen " - Sydney
  27/03/08 "Hi Francesca, Just a little note to say a big thank you to you, Graham and 'the gang' for making our whole wedding experience such a perfect time. Our stay at SummerHills surpassed everything we hoped it would be, and your attention to detail allowed us to feel totally relaxed. We had a really special, memorable time on our Wedding Day. The photos are lovely and show just how much your hair and makeup stylist went all out to make my hair and makeup look so stunning. Can you thank everyone for us and let them know 'it was really appreciated'. Hope you like the flowers we sent you. Look forward to seeing you again.
All our love, Stuart & Karen Parr xxxx " - Melbourne
  22/03/08 "Hi Francesca & Graham, Thanks SO much for helping us to have a wonderful wedding. Everything was PERFECT. Looking forward to our next visit to SummerHills Thanks again for everything. It was all wonderful, we are very happy with how it all went. We had a lovely week after the wedding and got back to Sydney on Tuesday.
Definitely plan to be back some time in the future. Cheers, Jules & Keith xxx " - Sydney
  20/2/08 "Francesca, We just want to make sure you know how much we appreciate all that you did for us. You made our wedding perfect & unforgettable. It was so much more personal & intimate than we ever dreamed. You treated us more like family which was so special to us since we had none here. Thank you so much for everything � everybody that played a part has a special place in our hearts.
Mr & Mrs Rabby " - Sydney
  29/12/07 "Dear Francesca and Graham, Fondest greetings to you and your family for a truly wonderful, blessed New Year filled with all the goods things that mean so very much to you. So sorry we have not been in touch, everything is OK but time has just flown. However, every day is filled with the wonderful and special occasion we had at SummerHills � everyone is still talking about it! Have had lots of correspondence from the UK saying what a wonderful wedding place � superb was said a lot!! We will never forget it and we would love to do it all over again! You may see us all there for a family retreat in some future year!
Much love Jill and David " - South Coast, NSW
  4/11/07 "Hi Francesca, Thanks again so much for last weekend, it was all fantastic, couldn't have asked for anything more, even the weather was kind. Unbelievable... We have come home now to rain and storms, crazy...
Thanks again to you both.
Love Adam Samantha and Remy " - Melbourne
  22/09/07 "To Francesca & Graham. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! There are just too many things to list to be thanking you for. We had the most amazing wedding and you really performed miracles in the rain and the hail. Personal, professional, smooth operators! With heartfelt appreciation.
Love from Mark & Jacqui Whaley xx " - Mozambique
  22/09/07 "Dear Graham, Francesca & The SummerHills Team & Ron & Janice. What can we say? What a truly wonderful day!! Thank you with all our hearts for making this the day of days that will stay with us all forever.

There was no detail left unattended to � EVERYONE & I mean EVERYONE had the most fantastic day! Every minute was a real adventure � from boarding the coach in sunny weather to arriving at a stormy Watego's, waiting & waiting for blue skies! Alas, that was not to be, due to hail, rain, thunder & lightning! Through the efforts of Francesca & Graham we had the most wonderful ceremony at St Paul's Church of England, Byron Bay. Was this divine intervention??
'It was God's gift to you.' Said the minister!

SummerHills reception was superb. Of course the professional organization to relocate canapes, etc was never a problem. Superb food! Superb service! Superb staff! Superb music! Great champagne!

We were looked after in every possible way � accommodation was just lovely, so clean & comfortable. Our international visitors were very impressed!! � but we new how great it was going to be!

Best wishes for the future & SummerHills magic.
Love from Jill & David Greenhalgh & family. " - South Coast, NSW
  5/07/07 "Dear Francesca & Graham, Thank you for sharing your beautiful retreat to make our wedding day so perfect. We will never forget you or the celebration you helped us have.
Love Jodie & Michael " - Brisbane
  2/7/07 "Dear Francesca & Graham, Not only did you both help Pat & I through one of the most important days of our lives but you carried everything through the night with no trouble. Pat & I are forever grateful for the time & effort you both put in. Our wedding will always be unique and special and that is in part due to you both. You are both unreal people, special and very good at what you do! Summerhills will always have a special place in our hearts.
Thank you so much. Love Catherine & Pat " - Alstonville
  14/06/07 "Dear Francesca and Graham. I have been sitting here looking at the photos from Jenny & Gavin�s wedding, they are beautiful, Kate did well. I wanted to write to you and thank you both for organizing a truly wonderful wedding and a truly joyous weekend. Francesca, you were everywhere on the day, bobbing up here & there but always very discreet & both of you were very professional, you run a very well organised business in an absolutely beautiful setting.
Thank you very much. Best wishes. Sue (bride's mum) " - Sydney
  24/05/07 "Hi Francesca, we had such a great time at my sisters wedding on the weekend and SummerHills is so beautiful. I want to thank you and your husband�s outstanding customer service and wedding co-ordination- we are truly very impressed and it made the weekend so special for Sue and Trent. Francesca, thank you again for such a wonderful weekend and excellent service!
Cheers, Michelle " - Brisbane
  22/05/07 "Dear Francesca and Graham, Thank you both so much for the effort you put in to help make our wedding day as wonderful as it was. We've had so many comments from our guests about how beautiful SummerHills is, so I think you will have a few repeat customers over the next few years! You both made the day so easy for Trent and I and we are very grateful for that. Everything was amazing but there were a few things that stood out for us-

Ceremony- we were both really happy with the celebrant you booked and the set up/rose petal aisle etc looked perfect.
Wedding Cake- those chocolates cup cakes were so moist and rich, they were amazing and the cake looked beautiful.
Flowers- all the flowers were perfect; especially my bouquet and it came up so well in the photos!
Flow of the day-it ran so smoothly and as above you helped make the day very easy for us.
Hairdresser- Your hair stylist was amazing, she did such a good job with everyone's hair, especially mine and she was very supportive when my nerves got the better of me just before the ceremony! Please thank her for me.
SummerHills Staff- all your staff and the catering staff were so friendly and helpful.

If you would like to view the photos, the website is Be warned though, there are about 600 photo's on the site. All the Best! Sue and Trent " - Sydney
  08/05/07 "Hi Francesca thanks again for all your assistance. We had such a great wedding day and weekend! We collected our proofs from the photographer you booked yesterday and they are just beautiful. Thank you for all your hard work on our wedding day. You both helped to make the day so special and we will never forget it- it was just amazing! Have a fantastic break over winter, you deserve it.
Love and Best wishes, Lindsay and Craig. Xoxo " - Brisbane
  30/4/07 "Dear Francesca & Graham, We can't thank you enough for making our day so special, even with the little last minute changes, nothing was too much trouble. SummerHills... Awesome venue, fantastic people!
Love Jenny and Gavin Stone " - Brisbane
  13/04/07 "Hi Francesca. Hope your well. We are back in the UK after our great honeymoon and we have pretty much hit the ground running. We have another wedding this weekend, (does it ever stop?) and work is nuts. Anyway, thanks for a great time at SummerHills we had the best time and we will always remember it. Say thanks to Graham for us and thank you again. Thank you so much for our wonderful stay at SummerHills and of course for our truly amazing wedding. It was everything we could have asked for and so much more!
Love David and Kylee " - London
  02/04/07 "Hi Francesca and Graham, thank you both so much again for such a fantastic wedding. We had the best day of our lives and the days leading up to it were very relaxing as well. We hope all is well with you both and Santi, and hope that we didn't leave too much of a mess behind! We will continue to highly recommend SummerHills to all that we meet and will definitely come to visit again. Our wedding day was beautiful...I seriously want to do it all again�but with flat shoes on!! I can't wait to see the photos- I will send you some...
Cheers. Love Jodie and Michael " - Brisbane
  22/02/07 "Francesca, Thank you both for helping to make Moira's wedding such a memorable affair. It all went very smoothly in the end and we appreciate all the attention to detail and the courtesy you afforded us. We wish you both well.
With best regards. Colin and Diane " - (UK)
  12/02/07 "Dear Francesca. Firstly apologies for not replying to your email but, until today, I haven't been able to get on line since the 20th of January. However all is now well. I received the cd today. You obviously obtained our address from another source. Thank you so much for your help, it is a particularly lovely photo of Adam and Karen. We love the dvd I cry every time I watch it and my elderly mother, who was unable to get to the wedding really feels, after she has viewed it, that she was actually there, so we are grateful for that. We still talk about your lovely property and its wonderful location, the countryside reminded us very much of Devon, where we live, but of course, with much better weather. It is still appalling here at the moment rain and gales.
Our thanks again and regard to Graham. Best wishes. Ann (mother of groom) " - London
  20/01/07 "Dear Francesca and Graham, a rather belated congratulations on the organization of the wedding of our son Adam and his lovely aussie girl Karen. It was the most perfect day from start to finish. The beach ceremony on Watego's and afterwards at your most amazing property Summerhills in the hinterland was so wonderful- a huge- 'thank you' for helping to make our first visit to Australia so memorable. A big feather in your caps for doing such a fantastic job! We have seen the dvd which has brought back so many happy memories. On the case of the dvd is the most wonderful photograph of Adam and Karen which my 95 year old Mother simply loves- despite having the option of another 250 from the official photographer!
Again a professional job very well done!! Ann (mother of groom) " - London
  15/01/07 "Hi Francesca and Graham, This was my first day off since Christmas. Thank you so much, we received the video ok and are so very pleased with it. We sent the second copy to Adam's parents and they are equally as pleased, as were Adam's Grand ma and Grand pa- who could't make it to the wedding as they are too elderly to travel, (both in their mid 90's.) so lots of happy people all round. The quality was amazing and we are thrilled that we have such a beautiful memory of our big day. It is so clear that it feels like we are re-living it every time we watch it. Please pass on this email to your videographer, and tell him we couldn't have been any happier- it is just perfect! Thanks again for our efforts to make our wedding day the best day of our lives, we will be forever grateful. We will definitely see you both again one day- Maybe for our first anniversary, or in early 2008- and maybe with a new edition to our family (fingers crossed) P.S. not sure if I told you but we were extremely happy with the photo�s and are also blown away by their fantastic quality, coupled with the photographers' amazing craft.
Karen and Adam " - Perth
  09/01/07 "Hi Francesca. Our Wedding was wonderful! Thank you so much for making the day go so smoothly. You've got a fantastic place.
Thanks so much to Graham too. Moira and Alex xx " - London
  02/01/07 "Hi Francesca, Pat and I were all ready to come out and see you just after Christmas when we were on our way back from Bribie Island when we unexpectedly had to come home early to work and we left our wedding album at mum and dad's. However hopefully we will be going up there sometime soon and we will endeavour to make out way out to see you ASAP. We watched the wedding video at Christmas. Some funny stuff!!! Hope you and Graham had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year and I hope 2007 brings you many more weddings so all the people in the world can see what a great job you do and how wonderful it is out there!!!!
Take care, see you soon. Catherine and Pat " - Alstonville
  20/12/06 "Hi Francesca. How are you both going? We have been back for 2 weeks now and you would never know that we had even left. I missed the kids so much, but we still enjoyed ourselves. We had the most spectacular weather the whole time we were away and just had the time of our lives. I just received the DVD of all our photos from the photographer yesterday, WOW they are fantastic. We can't even begin to thank the two of you and all your staff. The whole experience from start to finish was relaxing, easy, fun and most of all you provided us with the most incredible memories of the greatest day of our lives and for that we are very thankful. I know you are heaps away for the holidays so from all the Whipp's family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thanks we'll chat soon. Mel and Jim " - Lismore
  20/12/06 "Thanks a lot Francesca we will definitely be back to spend a weekend with you sometime, as Summerhills now holds a very special place in our hearts. Thanks again for all of your amazing hospitality and seamless service. So many people said to us that it was the best wedding they had been to!
Kind Regards, Karen and Adam " - Perth
  08/12/06 "Dear Francesca, Graham and Santi. With our most sincere best wishes to you for a very Merry Christmas and a happy healthy and safe New Year. We had one of the most wonderful and happy weekends of our life's at Summerhills and our thanks go out to everyone at 'the slice of Tuscany where the mountains meet the sea' for making it possible. We will be up at Nashua with our family late this month for a few weeks and I will certainly call you. Julianne and Jason, our family and friends were so happy with the wedding and all the photos will be a constant source for memories forever. We look forward to seeing you all in the not to distant future.
Bev and Nev - Parents of the Bride " - Sydney
  06/12/06 "Hi Francesca, we have just returned to earth and jobs with a huge bang. The honeymoon on Bedarra and Noosa was amazing, we could have stayed a month on Bedarra it was absolute bliss. Noosa was also fun, lovely restaurants, atmosphere and things to wine away the days. Thank you once again for all the help with the wedding, it was absolutely perfect. Everything was amazing from the weather right through to the Hippo's. Many people have commented on how good the food was and the idea of the banquet set up. Not to mention the fantastic setting of Summerhills. Hope you are Graham are both well. Have a Great
Christmas. Adam and Karen- Bride and Groom " - Perth
  03/12/06 "Hi Francesca and Graham. It has been a hectic time since the wedding and we are finally heading back to the States. Thank you once again for your huge role in making our wedding day the relaxed and intimate celebration that it was. It was great to have you behind the scenes.
Karen and Rob " - USA
  02/12/06 "Dear Francesca, Graham and all of the team at Summerhills. Thank you so much for all of your hard work in organizing a wonderful day for Jason and I. We enjoyed every moment and really appreciate all the effort that everyone went to. We will see you again for a visit.
Thanks again. Jason and Julianne - Bride and Groom " - Cabarita
  30/11/06 "Highly recommended for the most beautiful, relaxed and well catered for wedding I�ve been to. Graham and Francesca are the most professional and friendly hosts you could have. As party of the wedding party I found them so helpful and easy to talk to. Want to stay for a holiday next time as the following day was so relaxing around the pool!
Michelle (Maid of Honour) " - Lismore
  09/11/06 "Dear Francesca and Graham. I am sorry I did not get to see you before we left Summerhills after Matt and Kate's wedding, but we were on a pretty tight schedule to get to Coolangatta airport by 9.30am. David and I would like to thank you, and your team, for making the wedding so enjoyable. The venue was magical and the personal touches made all the difference. We all felt relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the whole three nights we were there. I hope we can come and stay again sometime and sample some more of your hospitality, and the special treatments you offer. David and I had a wonderful week looking after Mia in Sydney�she really is an amazing little girl and so easy to look after. Matt and Kate enjoyed their stay in Fiji and came back looking tanned and very relaxed. I was sad to leave them yesterday to fly back to Melbourne but we will be seeing them again at Xmas. Thank you again for making the wedding such a memorable event. All the best. Christine and David. Parents of Groom " - Melbourne
  3/11/06 "Hi Francesca and Graham. We're back from our honeymoon in Fiji and its back to reality� just wanted to drop you a line and say a HUGE thank you for making our wedding day simply amazing. Words don't describe how it made us feel, and to say 'Thank you' seems to fall so far below the mark�we deeply appreciate all your hard work, your friendship, your attention to detail, and to the love you put into it to make it so special. We were absolutely thrilled with how it all turned out- way beyond our wildest dreams. Everyone is still talking about it! It was magical. We�ll never forget what you have done for us, and we'll definitely be coming back. We�ll send you a photo or two when Stephen sends us some pics!
Lot's of Love. P.S. thanks again for the rose petal really made the ceremony complete.
P.P.S. Had a flashback the other day and seem to recall the make-up artist saying she left a lipstick with you in case I need a that right?? I'm desperate to know what she used- it was a was awesome!
Thanks again. WE LOVE YOU! Kate, Matt and Mia " - Sydney
  04/11/06 "Hi Graham and Francesca, just a belated THANKYOU... for giving us such a lovely wedding weekend. Everything seemed to go so smoothly and I reckon you thought of everything...can't think of anything I would have changed. Thanks for making the wedding such a wonderful sense of occasion. Your 'place' is just beautiful.
Thanks again. Anne (mother of the bride!) " - London
  18/10/06 "Francesca and Graham, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day so absolutely stunning and enjoyable. No one can stop raving about it and we're all so relaxed. We�ve had such an amazing 3 days in this magical paradise and we're leaving now with our hearts filled to overflowing. You should be so proud with making such an amazing lifelong memory for us, we�ll never forget you guys and this beautiful place. Thank you doesn't even begin to say it.
Lots of love. P.s. We�ll be back. Matthew, Kate and Mia. " - Sydney
  12/10/06 "Hi Francesca, the wedding was truly remarkable we had a wonderful time, we are going to see the photographer tomorrow can't wait. Everything was great. The waiter service was excellent. We may come back in 5 years time to renew our vows. When we get the photos back we will come and show you. Take care and thanks for all the help and support that you gave both Patrick and myself to make the most important day of our lives the most memorable!!! Wedding was unreal had a wonderful time. Thanks again for all your help and support.
Best Wishes. Catherine and Patrick " - Alstonville
  12/10/06 "Hi Francesca, Wedding was unreal and had a wonderful time can't wait to see the photo's!!! Thanks again for all your help and support. Catherine & Patrick!!! " - Alstonville
  8/8/06 "Hi Francesca and Graham, Sorry about the delay in writing be we have only just got computer access here in Shanghai. Thanks so much for the work you put into the wedding. It was a beautiful day and everything looked gorgeous. Please thank your son for us as well. He put in a lot of hard work on the night, as did all your other staff, so if you could pass on our appreciation to everyone, that would be great.
Thanks again. Regards Fay & Jeff. " - Singapore
  22/5/06 "Dear Francesca & Graham, Thank you for our lovely wedding. Summerhills is the most beautiful venue and we couldn't have wished for a better wedding...Thanks for all the work you put in to make our day special, it was greatly appreciated. We will send you photo's asap.
Kind Regards Martin & Brigitte. "
  15/4/06 "Dear Francesca, Wow we are home & just thrilled with everything, we can't wait to see the photos & I'll send some through to you. Thank you once again for all the hard work & effort you have shown us.
We will always have wonderful memories of SummerHills & of Byron & Bangalow, thank you. Beth & Ged " - NT
  11/4/06 "Dear Francesca & Graham, I wanted to thank you for all the energy & preparations you put into organizing Lizzy & Adam's wedding. Everything was perfect even the weather, your attention to detail was super, your staff so helpful & attentative it was the best day of Lizzy & Adam's life. We received so many compliments on the ceremony & the reception which all falls back on you both & Santi. We hope to call in & see you all again one day in the future.
Love to all & thank you once again. " - Sydney
  3/4/06 "Hi Francesca, A very belated short note to thank you and Graham for planning and co-coordinating such a magnificent wedding for Lizzy and Adam. It was everything they had hoped for and more. Adam said it was the 'Best Day Of His Life' better even than Parramatta winning the Grand Final would be! That is some statement from him. The photos were all great. Thanks once again to you, Graham, your son and the rest of the team you have assembled. You sis a magnificent job and we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting a Wedding with a difference. We hope that one day we will get the chance to come back and stay for a few days at SummerHills.
With kind regards Janice & Harley. " - Sydney
  20/3/06 "Dear Francesca & Graham, Home again! Francesca, I just wanted to thank you & Graham very much for the amount of hard work & help you both did in preparation for Mel & Chris's finally ever wedding. The day was just 'PERFECT'. Please don�t think your involvement for their Beautiful Day has gone unnoticed. I assure you it hasn't. I must also congratulate you on having such a 'Beautiful Slice of Land' that you have generously opened up for all to enjoy...from your warm hearts & lovely homestead�right down to the macadamia nut tree walk and livestock...all too lovely!
My wish for you is that 'The Warmth of SummerHills' will continue successfully for many years � for all to enjoy, as we did! Once again 'THANK YOU' both very much, it was a pleasure to meet you at last. (If I ever marry again, 'SummerHills' is where it would take place).
Sincerely Joann (bride's mum). " - Sydney
  13/3/06 "Hi Francesca, We have now arrived home from our honeymoon. We just wanted to thank you for such a great wedding and making our day all that we hoped for and more. We had such a blast and much of that is thanks to you, Graham and your team. Most of our guests had only one sentence to say 'Best wedding ever'. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Thanks again for everything. Talk soon Lizzy & Adam " - Sydney
  18/2/06 "To Francesca & Graham, just a little sincere thank you for making Aimee's & Liam's wedding day so special. Your hospitality & attention to detail was very well organised. The weather was great as well. PS: The garden is beautiful. Sincere thanks Heather, Aimee & Liam " - Sydney
  4/1/06 "To Francesca & Graham, We just wanted to say 'Thank you' for helping to make our day so special. We really couldn�t have done it without you guys.
You are both such wonderful people, many, many thanks Nicola & Richard " - Adelaide
  12/12/05 "Dear Francesca & Graham. With our sincere appreciation for the most beautiful time we all spent here. Many thanks for the time and effort you put into making the wedding for our children so beautiful.
Regards C & P (parents of the groom) "
  5/12/05 "Hi Francesca, How are you? Just got back from our honeymoon on Saturday. I'd just like to say a huge thank you from Cadell and I for all the amazing work and Graham and you team put in on our day and the days surrounding it. We consider ourselves blessed that we had our wedding at SummerHills with you. It was a truly magical experience and the way you took care of us was unbelievable. Once again, thank you, for looking after every little detail and making sure that everything was taken care of. After seeing you in action, people would be forgiven for thinking that planning a beautiful wedding like ours would be simple!!
We know otherwise ☺ Love A & C "- Brisbane
  9/11/05 "Hi Francesca, How is life? Very busy I would guess...just wanted to touch base with you and thank you all again for such a wonderful weekend, everyone had a great time. Sorry I have not been in touch sooner, we got back from the honeymoon (which was fabulous, very relaxing) on Friday and have been flat out ever since. Anyway, hope all is going well for you all and will chat soon.
Thanks heaps for everything, Love J & C "- Brisbane
  4/11/05 "Hi Francesca & Graham, We can�t thank you enough!!! How are you both? Absolutely shattered I'm sure what with how busy you are this month! Well Richard and I just wanted to write and thank you for making the best day of our lives be as perfect and it could possibly be! Everything ran SO smoothly and without stress. (Well at least for us anyway!) We just weren�t worried about a thing because we knew you both had everything all under control. It really allowed us to relax and enjoy ourselves. From the moment we first met you to talk about our ideas we knew you were going to help to make our day wonderful. You even managed to make us a magnificent strawberry pyramid that everyone was talking about!!! Thank you both so very much.
We couldn�t have done it without you All our love Nicola & Richard "- Adelaide
  27/10/05 "Hello there, I am back under a mountain of work, yet my mind is still in Byron Bay. Thanks again Francesca and Graham for a great wedding. It's pretty special when as time goes on my memories of the day just get better... Please keep in touch as we love your company (and, don�t worry, I promise not to sing to you guys.)
Hope to see you soon Love Damien (groom) "- Brisbane
  13/10/05 "Hi Francesca, Just a short note to thank you for all you, Graham & all your staff did to help make our wedding the wonderful day that we imagined...
Casanne & Frank "- Sydney
  4/10/05 "Hi guys, We're back in sunny Canberra now, had a fantastic honeymoon, lying by the pool all day, doing nothing at all...Anyway just wanted to say thanks guys for making it such a fantastic wedding weekend, all the visitors loved it and for us we will definitely never forget any of it, you both did a sensational job, thanks again... Anyway hope all is going well, talk to you soon
Love Abbie & Michael "- Canberra
  22/9/05 "G'day Guys!!! How do I put a rave on your guest book, you guys deserve all the accolades that can be given. Thankyou sooooooooooooooo much seams insufficient. It was the dream wedding with amazing hosts. I also just wanted to say thank you to who ever is responsible for the web design of SummerHills. When our daughter & her partner gave me a criteria of what they were looking for and SummerHills came up in the search, it met all they were looking for, so I called the amazing Francesca & Graham and the rest is a very very pleasant and wonderful memory, they were married there last weekend. Had their web site not been so quick to load, easy to navigate and aesthetically inviting I would not have pursued it.
Thankyou all. Cheers and Hoo-roo for now. Love Eva Heath (mother of the bride) "- Ballina NSW
  10/9/05 "Hi guys, I guess this will come as a surprise, we have been quite busy with work and renovating our caravan, which is all finally falling into place. Anyway a friend of mine is into creating wedding photo album photo disks with the music attached and asked if she could practice with our photos as she had had enough of looking at their own, and so before handing them over I have been reminiscing over our wedding and decided to get in touch with you guys. I still get teary eyed over the wedding, silly me.. and I know every word of the music cd... Well I must go and hand my wedding photo's over so hope to hear from you guys.
Love Diane & Peter "- Broome WA
  7/9/05 "Dear Francesca, Graham and Santi, A big thank you for making our Wedding a fantastic Weekend for us !!
Love M & A xxoo "
  21/5/05 "Dear Francesca and Graham. Thank you so much for making the best day of our lives so special. Everything was so perfect and you are both so welcoming and it's been a pleasure to meet with you both. We love this place and will definitely be back again. Lots of love. Sherrie and Chris xxxx " - Brisbane
  21/5/05 "Dear Francesca and Graham. Thank you for both your kindness and hospitality and the efforts to make my daughter's wedding day a most memorable occasion for all their families and friends. IT was a pleasure being in such an informal and welcoming venue and the days we spent here will be a fond memory.
Best regards Christine & Gary (parents of the bride) " - Brisbane
  21/5/05 "Dear Francesca & Graham. We had a wonderful wedding thank you so much .
You have a beautiful place. Love B & C (Groom's parents) "
  21/5/05 "Dear Francesca & Graham, What an absolutely fantastic time we had ! Thank you so much for making such a special day for our good friends ! We may see you some day soon for our own wedding !! E & W (Groom's best man) " - Hong Kong
  5/4/05 "Hi Francesca, Thank you so much for all your work to make our wedding day such a special day. The photographer you booked has been in contact with me regarding the photos so hopefully we will get them soon. I apologise that time slipped away from us the week after the wedding - my new hubby and I wanted to drop a gift to you however we madly found a place to live in Brisbane, packed up our house, found tenants and moved ourselves to Brisbane - so much for a honeymoon!! Then back to work and for me I have not stopped.
Thanks again. R & J " - QLD
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