Function & Event Testimonials

Saturday 9th September 2017

Bridal Shower High Tea

Location: Restaurant

Hi Taylor,

I would like to thank you and the wonderful staff at Darling & Co.

Erin and Anthony were fantastic and made sure we were well looked after. It was sweet of Erin making us know her shift was ending midway through our function and said goodbye to us. From there Anthony was great and looked after us and made sure everything was ok.

We had a wonderful high tea and all of the guests loved the venue and catering. I appreciate all your help leading up to the day, my sister had a great time and after our painting class we even made our way back to the venue for drinks! I would not hesitate coming back to you guys and once again, thank you so much for your assistance and please pass on my thanks to Erin and Anthony.

Kind regards,

Saturday 19th August 2017

Shelley & Jamie’s Wedding Reception

Location: Garden & Foyer

Hello Taylor,

I am sorry it has taken so long for me to reply, we have been really busy post-wedding with guests and a mini-honeymoon and I wanted to make sure we provided you with proper feedback.

Firstly both Jamie and I could not have been happier with the way everyone at Darling & Co. worked with us to arrange our perfect day, from day one when we called Hayley with our inquiry we were impressed with how attentive and helpful you all were.

Taylor, you took over our event seamlessly, you were always available to answer our questions and if you didn’t know the answer you got back to us in quick time.

On the week leading up to the day, the process of the event running sheet was easy to follow and your team were super helpful the day before giving us access to the room to set up, I know that we got in the way of their set-up and we really appreciate that they let us take over.

On the night your team were absolute super stars! Cameron was great, he always seemed to just be there whenever we needed him, he stayed in contact with the Best Man and the Bridesmaids to make sure that we were happy and had everything we needed. The bar and wait staff we friendly, attentive and on the ball (I am not sure that my glass was ever empty!) and last but by no means least the Food – all I can say is YUM!!!! Everyone we spoke to complimented us on the food, the salmon was fresh and light, the pork belly crackly and delicious, the chicken tender and juicy and the steak well cooked and tender – also the platters of pies and arancini balls later in the night were much needed and so moreish (I personally had 3 arancini balls and 2 pies haha).

We were even greeted with excellent service the next day as well – all our bits and pieces were packed up neatly and we were offered a much-needed coffee to deal with the hangover.

We cannot thank you enough for everything you guys did – the service was impeccable and we can honestly say that the team at Darling & Co. are one of the reasons we had a very relaxed, un-stressful and fantastically fun wedding day.

We will hopefully have photos of the room etc. next week (the photographer is putting the final touches on things this weekend) as soon as I have them I will send through anything that shows off the room in all its glory (I will also ask the photographer if she is happy with them being used for promotional purposes).

Taylor, please pass on our thanks to everyone who helped make everything so perfect, and thank you again for all that you did.

Shelly and Jamie.

Saturday 29th July 2017

Rohan & Eloise’s Engagement Party

Location: Swayze’s Backstage

Hi Taylor,

Every single one of our guests had an absolute blast on Saturday night. Everyone enjoyed the venue, we heard nothing but compliments for the wait staff, food, room and service and have compliments of our own for all the staff that worked on the evening.

The food was impeccable, the service was even better and the whole night was wonderful.

We are extremely happy with how it all went. Please pass on our thanks to the team.

We had photos taken throughout the night but haven’t received a copy of them yet. I’ll check with the photographer and make sure it is okay to provide some to you once we have received them.

Thanks again,
Eloise and Rohan.

Saturday 8th July 2017

Karina & Mike’s Engagement Party

Location: Swayze’s Backstage

Hi Taylor,

Thanks for your email and sorry I meant to email you yesterday but time got away from me!

Mike and I had such an amazing night on Saturday and we wanted to thank you very much for all your assistance and organising for our special event! We did give D&C a shout out in our speech but I don’t think any of the staff were around haha. Speaking of, Zach who was one of the bartenders was the loveliest and most helpful guy – we really appreciated all that he did for us on the night so please pass on our thanks to him.

The guests were all very happy with the catering and service offered on the night and we heard nothing but praise for your venue.

I do have some images which I can send through to you separately and we are happy for you to share these.

Thanks so much again Taylor and we will most definitely recommend Darling & Co to anyone who considers holding an event there.

Warm regards,
Karina & Mike

Saturday 10th June 2017

Jen & Connor’s Engagement Party

Location: Swayze’s Backstage

Hi Taylor,

I just wanted to quickly write a massive thank you to you and the team who looked after us on Saturday night. We have had nothing but positive feedback from our guests on the food, room and service. Everyone commented on how tasty the food was (including those delicious cupcakes), no one waited more than a minute for a drink and every member of staff was fantastic.

Thank you so much to everyone including yourself for the service leading up to and on the night, Connor and I really appreciate how well we were looked after and will certainly be singing the praises of Darling & Co for a long time to come.


Friday 9th June 2017

Baby Shower High Tea

Location: Restaurant

Hi Taylor,

Thanks for checking in! The high tea was great – thank you. There was plenty of food, variety and the quality was great.

I think what stood out to us the most was how well you catered for the vegan, she had her own plate of food and felt very much looked after. She was not expecting that at all! Could not fault the service either.

Thanks again for your help in organising this event.


Wednesday 7th June 2017

Natalie Miller Fellowship Dinner

Location: Swayze’s Backstage

Hi Taylor,

Thanks so much, by all accounts the event went spectacularly! The private room was perfect and created the intimate environment we wanted for this dinner.

The food was great and the staff were helpful and attentive.

Many thanks for all your efforts on this dinner, our guests were very happy.


Friday 19th May 2017

Jessica’s 21st Birthday Party

Location: Swayze’s Backstage

Hi Taylor,

Sorry for my delayed reply.

We were very happy with the catering and service of the event. All the staff were very friendly, helpful and understanding.

I want to thank everyone at Darling & Co for your support and assistance during my sister’s 21st Birthday! She had a great time and really enjoyed herself! I will definitely be encouraging others to hold their event there because everyone at Darling & Co was just so helpful and great in their customer service.

Kind regards,
Julie Hearnden

January 2016

Jane’s Family Gathering

Location: The Garden

I was going to touch base with you today to let you know that the party went extremely well. I wanted to commend Darling & Co on the professionalism and fantastic attitude of the staff on Saturday. The bartender that we had assigned to our room was excellent and the staff from the main bar who helped out as well were extremely friendly and very proficient at their job. I cannot speak highly enough of them all. Our guests were very impressed with the function room (with the exception of their dislike of the patterned carpet…) as well as the food was beautiful and delivered very quickly. Thank you for organising everything for us, we had the most fabulous day. I would not hesitate to recommend Darling & Co.

January 2016

Chris & Juanita’s Birthday Party

Location: Unforgiven

We wanted to let you know what an amazing night we had which was in no small part because of the wonderful service that was given to us. I have had so many wonderful comments from our friends about the food and the great staff. We were so well looked after. I also cannot thank you enough for letting us stay well past the agreed end time. We were all having such a good time that leaving at 12 would have spoiled the night. So thank you for all your help in organising this event for us and a huge thank you to your staff for taking good care of us. I will be recommending you to all my friends, as I’m sure my guests will as well.

December 2015

Tom’s 21st Birthday Party

Location: The Garden

I can’t praise you enough for placing our important celebration in the hands of such a professional team led by May. She looked out for me all night, managed the timing of everything you and I had already laid out and didn’t drop the cake. The barman was very impressed with our crowd, as we were with him and the security guy was so professional in his manner and stoic posture guarding our function. Now the food… Yum, current and classy. My friends were so impressed and word of mouth holds a lot of weight with parents. The size of the function room. We could have been in London or Melbourne but it was good old Brissy and we were proud. So trendy and appropriate for our needs. I wish I had 4 more kids turning 21 years however, amongst our guests there are at least 10 more boys to turn 21 years old in 2016 and I hope they will follow thru with some bookings for you. It won’t be for want of trying on our part as the Horn Family are your biggest fans. Thank you Zoe and team and Darling & Co. What a smooth transition you managed thru renovations and management changes, name change, resulting in a smooth running function for our family.

December 2015

Zoom Carwash Christmas

Location: Swayze’s Backstage

On behalf of Zoom Carwash we would like to thank Darling & Co and Staff for an amazing night at our Christmas Party on Tuesday. Everything from the room, the food and customer service was exceptional. Please extend our thanks to the Chef for the wonderful food and May and her team for their attentive customer service. We will definitely be back for our Christmas Party next year!

December 2015

Gordon Brothers Christmas Party

Location: Swayze’s Backstage

Thank you for letting us hold our Christmas function at Darling & Co. We all had a great night the food and service was wonderful. I was really happy with the wait staff coming and talking to me throughout the night. We thoroughly enjoyed the venue.

December 2015

Bronte’s 21st Birthday Party

Location: Main Bar

Regarding our daughters 21st last night: It was a great venue, which made for a memorable afternoon for our friends and family. Your staff were very approachable and accommodating to myself, my daughter and our guests. This is highly valued for a successful event for which we are grateful. During the night our guests continually remarked on how ‘yummy’ the food was and no one left hungry. Thank you for making Bronte’s 21st a complete success! We will be recommending it to our friends and look forward to having future events or dinners at this venue.