Wedding Testimonials

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Wedding Testimonials

Our day was magical, something that nobody can ever truly explain. If I think about it too much I just get sad, I wish we could do it all over again! Anneliese, Simon and the whole Gibraltar team gave us the most amazing Wedding Day and I can never thank you enough for that. From the 12 months prior, all through the steps and then on the day, it was just perfect.

All our guests couldn't stop telling us how much they loved spending the weekend away and being able to enjoy the beautiful hotel and not have to leave. I'm so happy we decided to do it that way and not changing venues between the ceremony and reception, it made the day all that much more relaxing.

David and I would recommend the Gibraltar in a heartbeat, it not only was a gorgeous setting but every detail was taken care of and it was such a blessing to have a great support team around us and sharing our day.

As much as getting married on the golf course would have been lovely, I'm very happy months before we decided move the ceremony in the gallery.

The 2 piece band sounded great in the room and I loved having the doors for the 'mystery' effect!

The reception room... what can I say, it all came together more stunning than I ever dreamed of in my head. The team set up the room exactly as we wanted and I loved having the bar / fireplace / cocktail area. The band looked fab in the corner and it was a great size dance floor that was filled practically the entire night. I couldn't have asked for more!

There are no words to express how much we loved everything from the lead up and amazing Wedding weekend, thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope you like the photos.

David & Kimberley
Onsite wedding and reception
Photography by McKay Photography

We would like to thank Anneliese and all the staff at Gibraltar Hotel for our beautiful wedding in October last year.

From the moment I first spoke to Anneliese she was so helpful, supportive and nothing was ever a problem.

I was nervous about the portion sizes of the food and Anneliese reassured me it was all going to be fine.

Not one member of the bridal table was able to eat their dessert as we were all so full!

From the moment I tasted the canapés I was excited and immediately knew it was going to be amazing! All the food was delicious and the portions sizes were just right! We had many comments during the evening, morning after and months after about the quality of the food and also the service of the staff on the night.

We spent the entire weekend at Gibraltar with majority of our guests staying 2 nights. The entire weekend was fabulous. Every meal we had was delicious and the service impeccable in the bar and restaurant.

Thanks for helping in making our wedding day/weekend so beautiful and memorable!

Belinda & Denis
Onsite wedding and reception
Photography by Anna Blackman

I know it’s a cliché but our wedding day was the happiest day of my life, and I owe it all to the Gibraltar hotel. I was in love with the hotel even before we were engaged, so it seemed only logical to choose Gibraltar as the venue for our big day. 

In addition to the beautiful grounds, and elegant function rooms where we held our ceremony and reception, the staff were what really made the day special. In the lead up to the day itself, Anneliese and Simon were available to answer every question that I had (no matter how insignificant) and help us to choose the fine details, source vendors and plan the wedding of our dreams.

On the day itself, Simon was there with us every step of the way, making sure that everything was going to plan and on time. In all honesty, there wasn’t one moment where I was worried about the running of the day – I knew it was all taken care of, which made for an even more wonderful night.

Our guests have continued to comment on the quality of the food, how lovely the venue was, and how convenient it is to have the ceremony and reception in the same location, with Harvey’s bar to keep them occupied while we were off having our photos taken. I personally loved having all of our friends and family staying in the hotel for the weekend – it really made it feel special.

So, a huge thank you to Anneliese, Simon, Byron, John and all of the staff of the Gibraltar Hotel. You were all such an important part of our big day, and we can’t wait to come back and see you soon.

Michelle & James
Onsite wedding and reception
Photography by Andy Yee Photography

We absolutely loved our wedding at the Gibraltar Hotel. The lead up to the wedding was made a breeze by the Gibraltar team, particularly Anneliese and Simon as they took care of absolutely everything. No request was too difficult for us or our guests and every effort was made to ensure our night ran smoothly. The grounds are stunning, the rooms are luxuriously well appointed and the food was fantastic. Our guests had an amazing weekend and we wish we could do it all over again!

Alexandra and Samuel
Onsite wedding and reception
Photography by Studio Something


Hi Anneliese & Simon,

We just wanted to say thank you to yourselves and the entire team at Gibraltar for all the help, dedication, hospitality and attention to detail in making our wedding a memorable event.

From the very beginning you have been tentative and assisted us with all our questions. You have accommodated our requests and done it with a smile on your face.

Not only is Gibraltar made beautiful because of its breathtaking scenery and grounds but also because you guys are there assisting and lending support where necessary.

We also would like to thank the entire kitchen and wait staff for the amazing service and food they provided. Our guests have not stopped talking about our wedding and how amazing the venue and food was.

We hope to see you again soon.

Thank you and take care of yourselves.

Candice and James
Onsite wedding and reception



To Simon, Anneliese, Chef and all the staff at Gibraltar Hotel,

As soon as Matt and I stepped into Gibraltar Hotel we were blown away. It was everything we were looking for in a venue for our wedding day. This feeling was extended throughout our whole experience. The staff were experienced, professional and very friendly. Nothing was an issue and everything we needed was made possible.

The team at Gibraltar went above and beyond their scope as an event venue. I had other suppliers and vendors pull out with only weeks to go and Anneliese and the team went out of their way to help and get in touch with available suppliers for us. All of which were professional and lovely to work with.

Meeting Chef was a fantastic experience where any idea we had in regards to our menu was taken on, executed and presented in a way that can only be described as 5 star and more than I had hoped for.

Our big day was seamless and flawless. Simon is one of the easiest event managers I have ever worked with and is such a pleasure to have been involved with. His pleasant manner made the day relaxing as I knew everything and more was taken care of.

I will always recommend Gibraltar highly and cannot wait until my new husband and I visit again. Our guests must also feel the same as some have already been back since the wedding. Messages from guests have not stopped coming in since the wedding of how much they enjoyed the day and how lovely our choice on venue was.

Forever grateful,
Mr and Mrs Matt and Amy Keating.

Matt & Amy Keating
Onsite wedding and reception
Photography by The Evoke Company

My wife and I were married at Gibraltar on 30 August. From the outset, our engagement with your Hotel staff was that of the highest standard. Whilst all staff members impressed us we would particularly like to highlight the service we received from Anneliese Arnot and the subsequent admiration we have for her approach to her clients and work ethic ... We would also like to highlight the support and service we received from Simon Lucas. Like Anneliese, he too demonstrated the same key attributes and consistently provided excellent service ... I also want to make sure I convey that all staff at the Hotel including room service, house-keeping, the bar, restaurant and management were nothing but pleasant, cheerful, helpful and went out of their way to ensure we were looked after ... An additional point that I would like to highlight is the food. The food at Gibraltar is first class. The Head Chef and his team should be commended on the quality of the food they present and the passion they have for their trade which is clearly evident in the dishes they present.

Jordan & Larissa Thrupp

Onsite wedding and reception

Oh what a wedding!

Thomas and I got married on the 23rd May at the Gibraltar Hotel in Bowral on a stunning Autumn day.

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day, the Gallery for the ceremony was amazing looking out onto the golf course, the food at our reception in the San Fior room was beautiful and we have had nothing but fantastic feedback from our family and guests at our wedding about how fantastic the venue was!

Every time we look at our amazing photos of the day it brings a smile to our faces- the location of The Gibraltar offers breathtaking views and makes for some fantastic photos! The colour of the autumn leaves set against the green of the course and the mountain backdrop is something that will stay with us forever.

My makeup was done by the makeup artist onsite in the spa and was flawless, some of our family members had their hair and makeup done there also and all looked gorgeous! The girls in the spa were fantastic and were so bubbly and excited for our wedding day.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Gibraltar Hotel – but especially Anneliese Arnot and Simon Lucas who were more than accommodating with everything from start to finish. They definitely went above and beyond to ensure our day was perfect in every way and Thomas and myself are very grateful for the time and effort you both put in leading up to and on the day.

Renae and Thomas Talarico

Onsite wedding and reception

Our wedding at the Gibraltar Hotel was the most wonderful day of our lives. The staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful and ensured our ceremony and reception ran as smoothly as possible. The large windows in the gallery and the view coming through them provided a stunning backdrop for our ceremony with the grandness of this room adding to the elegance of the occasion. All of our guests raved about the food at the reception and the comfort of their hotel rooms. The golf course and the foyer of the hotel provided us with some amazing backdrops for our photographs. The bridal suite was spacious enough for the bridal party to get ready the morning of the wedding and pure indulgence for our first night as husband and wife. I would enthusiastically recommend The Gibraltar Hotel to anyone wishing for a wedding day full of beautiful moments and fond memories.

Bethany Westall

Onsite wedding and reception

To the management and staff,

On behalf of Steve and I, we would like to say thank you for your assistance with our wedding on Saturday 23rd August.

Reception staff, chef, kitchen staff, wait staff, bar staff, managers, event coordinators, cleaners, maintenance, everyone did a fantastic job and were so accommodating to our needs and those of our guests.

The hotel suites were spacious and so comfy and your cleaners did a great job of changing everything so quickly with so many people in the way.

So our big day has been and went and we look back and smile at what we have achieved. We're so happy that it went as smoothly as it did and with only a few small hiccups. We know it can be difficult with so many people in a small space at one time so thank you for looking after our guests and any last minute requests that came up. We know all of our guests enjoyed the day as much as we did and will remember it fondly for the rest of our lives.

We won't ramble on too much as you all could see how happy we were, the only thing that we would have liked differently was for all of the cheese to be put out on the lolly buffet for guests to eat. We asked for the table in the corner to be moved several times before the reception so all the snacks would be in one spot. We know cheese and lollies don't seem a good match, but a lot of people didn't have any cheese because they didn't know where it was, and the special ones we ordered in didn't get put out. Perhaps we could have explained the cheese a bit better but it's past now and we've enjoyed sharing it with our parents and bridal party and we'll be eating delicious cheese boards for weeks to come.

Thank you again and please know we appreciate everything you have done to make our special day as memorable as it was.

Steve & Tammy Walda

Onsite wedding and reception

Gibraltar is an absolutely stunning wedding venue. We had our ceremony in The Gallery, which has enormous floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the gorgeous golf course and a beautiful pond complete with ducks. We got married in Autumn so the mix of colours on the trees was amazing. We hired golf buggies and drove around the grounds for our photos, there are so many great spots.

Sarah and the Bridesmaids all got their hair and make-up done on site. We stayed the night before the wedding, so doing it on site made things so much more convenient. The girls in the salon were all amazing!

We stayed in a Woodland Suite the night before the wedding and in the Bridal Suite the night of the wedding (it is absolutely enormous and comes complete with a spa). All of the rooms were spacious, clean and had large bathrooms and very large and comfy beds. 

Absolutely everyone (even the fussiest of eaters) commented on just how great the food was at the reception.

Most of our guests came from Sydney, lots travelled from the country. It was great having everyone spend the night at the hotel so everyone ate and drank plenty and stayed until the end, because they didn’t have to stagger too far to get to their rooms!

We really couldn't have picked a better venue for our wedding. Thank you John and Liz, and all of the staff at Gibraltar!

Pete and Sarah
Onsite wedding and reception

Dear John and the Team,

Thank you so much for the friendly and professional manner in which your staff guided us through the process of holding a wedding at the Gibraltar Hotel. From Cassie’s expertise in pre-planning and preparations on the day, to the efforts of the Breakfast room, Bar and other wait staff our day (and 2 night stay) was a huge success. The Hotel met all our expectations. We can thoroughly recommend using the terrace off the Harvey Bar (rain, hail or shine – and yes it did rain) for a small, intimate wedding ceremony and the dining room for the celebrations.
Again, many thanks.

Karen and Bruce McCluckie
Onsite Wedding

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