Gorgeous couple Kate Stanistreet and Jack Raeside recently tied the knot in front of 109 family and friends at the scenic Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne and held their reception at our Tarnuk Room wedding venue.

We were thrilled to host them and their loved ones on this wonderful occasion. We asked them a few questions about their day, why they chose our venue and the Gardens and what special memories they will cherish forever.

How long have you two been together?
Seven years.

Why did you decide to hold your wedding at Australian Gardens?
Because of the beautiful gardens, there so many great locations to have the ceremony and to take photos. There was a plan B option if it was a rainy day (thankfully we didn’t need to use it). We also really loved the Tarnuk Room – it has a great outlook, and it also has a great feel. We loved the timber inside and outside the room. The price was also very reasonable.

How did you find out about the Gardens?
The first week Jack and I were engaged my super-eager sister had contacted every venue down the Peninsula and around the Frankston and Cranbourne area. She then presented to us her top three – and the Australian Gardens was her number 1 pick. We would have never thought of The Australian Gardens, so we were very glad she did all the research for us. The locations of the Australian Gardens was also very handy as most of our friends live in either in Cranbourne, Langwarrin or Frankston, so not too far to travel.

How was the planning phase?
The lead-up to the wedding was also so easy! Rebekah from Tarnuk Room had a calm about her which was very reassuring and eased any stresses we had about the big day. Nothing was too difficult for her. We came to the Tarnuk Wedding Open Day where we could see the room set up, the ceremony area set up which gave us some great ideas.

And what did you think about the food?
The food was amazing! When we were selecting our menu we were asked what food we liked. Jack and I both love Asian food so our menu had a little bit of an Asian twist to it.

How would you sum up the experience of hosting your reception at the Tarnuk Room?
Spectacular – everyone agreed the venue was sensational. It’s such a unique and beautiful venue. We couldn’t have asked for better staff on the night. They were so attentive to not just Jack and I but to all our guests. We didn’t have to worry about a thing, everything ran so smoothly.

Tarnuk Room is available for weddings, engagement parties, special birthdays and corporate functions. We can cater for up to 200 people at a cocktail-style event or 150 at a formal sit–down dinner.
The Gardens provide a truly spectacular backdrop for your celebration. All inclusive packages start at just $89.50pp. Email enquiries@sorrentocatering.com.au or call 0400 414 173 for a quote.