Testimonials

Laith and Francesca Kourkgy

"Thank you so much for your services and help on our wedding day. We keep hearing great feedback about the venue and especially the food! We hope we are guests at another wedding there so that we are able to taste the amazing appetizers we keep hearing about.

You helped make the day special for us and would like to extend our thanks now as husband and wife."

Claire and Dan

"Thank you so much for making our wedding day one we will never forget. We couldn't have asked for a nicer venue. You went beyond the call of duty for our wedding - it started with your greeting us as we got out of the Kombi van and escorting us to the spot to walk down the aisle, the trees down the aisle which looked amazing, the music you put on after the ceremony (which we had never thought to do), the candles you lit and changing a chair for a spilt drink. You did many more behind the scenes jobs which we really appreciate. A special touch was when Shirley asked us early on in the evening if we wanted a taxi booked and then saw us to the taxi at the end of the night. It felt like you really cared about us. Everyone loved the food-the best food they'd ever had! We were delighted with it and it was a lovely surprise that the bridal table got served their meal. Right from meeting Neil on day 1 we knew this was the place for us. We can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so special."

Lainah and Jamie Fogavigi

"We had the most amazing wedding at Sorrento in the Park on 19 January 2013. We've had so many friends and family comment on how beautiful the location, food, atmosphere and staff were - there were no unhappy guests. We could not have done this without the wonderful staff at Sorrento. Neil made it so easy for us to plan our wedding from Brisbane! He was accomodating from our first visit to check out the venue, gave us good advice and guidance with the final arrangements to ensuring we had a good time on the night. Neil also helped us incorporate all the important requests including tea ceremony and island dance group.

Shirley and the staff was great in assisting the set up, checking in with us, supporting us and preparing my bridal entrance, hosting on the day and throughout the evening. The other most important thing for us was the food! Sorrento sure delivered on this, all our guests of 130 complimented on the food (very tasty and plentiful) - some even said this was the best food they have had at weddings. We are really happy that you made our guests have such a great time as some made big efforts to travel from overseas. Sorrento is a top venue with professional and experienced staff! Thank you again for making our wedding special, amazing and memorable!"

Laura and Marshall Edgar

"I cannot rave about Sorrento enough. No matter what crazy requests I gave, Neil and Shirley took them and accommodated them with a smile. Nothing was too much trouble. Their relaxed approach helped me to stay calm throughout the planning process and the day. The floor staff were professional, warm and friendly. They ensured the bridal party were fully fed and happy. They mingled well when needed with the guests, and left us to it at the right times. The food should have a review on it's own, everyone commented on how tender and tasty the dishes were! There is certainly an experienced and talented chef (or two) hidden out the back! Our day was the epitome of perfect, thanks to this whole team! You are in such good hands here at Sorrento. I couldn't have asked for more."

Lado & Miro Duhovic

"We would like to thank you and your staff for your great efforts last Saturday night and in the preparations leading up to our wedding The food was really amazing (many of our guests commented on this in particular) and I would not think twice about recommending your venue based onthis aspect alone. The organization was surperb and we were really happy how smoothly everything ran on the night"

Sara Gorgees

"We (Josh & I) just wanted to say thank you very much for a beautiful afternoon and evening on the 14th Jan. We enjoyed having our wedding reception at Sorrento, everything was perfect and Flawless and we all had an amazing time. Our guests enjoyed themselves and had nothing but great things to say about the whole thing, so thanks to you all and the team"

Fee & Kieran

"We have so much to thank-you for. Our wedding day was so amazing. Thanks to kindness and total commitment. You took all the worries away. The buffet and your attention to details was amazing and our guests are still talking about it. Best of all dealing with you personally was so much fun & made the whole experience memorable"

Sue Kurtovich - Kurtovich Consulting

"We have been holding our seminars at Sorrento in the Park for many years. It’s a perfect venue with ample free parking, pleasantly appointed seminar rooms with a great outlook, and very importantly, delicious catering. I’ve built up a great relationship with the Sorrento staff and love that I get to deal with the same people each time I go back. As the event organiser it makes my job so much easier knowing that the venue staff remember us and what we need. The location is perfect as it is easy to access from all corners of Auckland, and being situated in the park means that our delegates are removed from day to day distractions and can concentrate fully on our seminar, which is exactly how we like it."

Ruth Cobb - Print NZ

"We use Sorrento four to five times every year for functions that run from business seminars to Awards dinners. 


They are our number one choice of venue in Auckland because:
1.    The owners/staff are friendly and efficient to deal with
2.    The location is central, with plenty of parking
3.    The setting is beautiful
4.    The food and service is outstanding
5.    They are very flexible and accommodating.

But the one thing that best sums up what we love about Sorrento is that they make us look great!  Our customers that come to the events we hold there are always complementing us on the  food, service, location etc and we haven’t don’t any of the work – Sorrento have."

Eric and Sarah

" I am sending this on behalf of Eric, as he went on a holiday trip at 5am this morning with sarah's family, he wants me to wrap this up. I would like to thank you and your crew for the great service yesterday. Thanks to you. we all had a great time and it was full of celebration and fun."

Brian Kang

Ron and Shirleen Lal

"Saturday was a great day thank you and to your lovely team for making Ron's and my wedding day so beautiful. "

Nicola and Steve Mason

"Thank you so very much for making our day so special. With great food, great wine and great company what more could a newly married couple need. We had a ball."

Matthew and Melanie Dingle

"Matt and I would like to say thank you for the hard work you put into our Wedding. On the 30th of August we had our reception at the Sorrento and it was beyond expectation. The food was incredible and the service, superb. Thank you for making our experience so personal, it was very special. You may be getting a lot of business, everyone was so impressed! Thank you once again. You made our special day forever memorable."

Richard and Nicola Kirk

"Thank you very much for the outstanding day you put on for our Wedding it was awesome! Shirley, everyone said your running of front of house was excellent yet we hardly noticed you! Neil, everyone loved the food. I thought the steak was the best ever and your staff were very good! Thanks again for helping to make our day."

Tony and Nicole

"Thanks for an amazing wedding day. The whole day flowed so well, our guests are still raving! You and your team were brilliant - thanks for the great service."

Jess and Andrew

"Thank you all for helping to make our wedding day so wonderful. We really appreciate all your hard work. The food was wonderful and the venue looked amazing."

Daniel and Ashleigh Radford

"Thank you so much for the fabulous evening, everything went as planned and was so memorable. The food was amazing everyone was commenting on the excellent meal. Thank you so much for all your hard work and advise. The day would not have been possible without your input. Sorrento was the PERFECT venue - Thanks"

The Ball Committee - GBHS

"Thank-you so much for all your help & the services provided at our school ball. The venue is wonderful and we really enjoyed using it! The school ball has been a great success and we would like to thank you for your part in it!"

Duncan and Dayna

"Thank you for making our day so special. You service and organization made our special day a breeze. We cannot thank you enough."

Louise and Oli

"Thank-you so much for a wonderful wedding at your fantastic venue! Everything ran so smoothly and we can't fault anything about the day - the staff and service were great and the food amazing, we have received so many positive comments from our guests already. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sorrento to anyone looking for a venue for their special day."

Wayne and Gayle

"Many thanks for a wonderful day last Friday - everyone had a great day. There were so many compliments about the food and venue."

Shirley and Simon

 "Thank you for making our 40th anniversary day party such a success! \the organization, food, and service were excellent! You are wonderful hosts! We've enjoyed having a party at Sorrento so much that it has become a family affair."

Heather Cotter and Anne Devereua

"With appreciation and our warmest gratitude for the fantastic service, food, and general caring you showed during our recent five days of training. What a venue and what a view. Would love to conduct another Auckland training with you!"

Rachelle and Nick Tyler

"We would just like to let you know how grateful we are for your contribution to our wedding day, the ceremony went perfectly and the presentation of the venue was stunning. 
We appreciate how you made us and our families feel confident and well prepared for day, with your advice and help from the first meeting we had with you up until the big day! We also had so many comments on what a lovely venue it was, and how delicious the food was. 
We hope you enjoyed our wedding as much as we did. Thank you again, you and your team did a fantastic job."

Amanda and Norm Delaney

"I just want to say a big thank you from Norm and I for the mazing setup for the ceremony and reception on Saturday. We were impressed by the excellent service provided by yourselves and your staff, and the amazing food that was on offer. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day :) And I can't thank you enough Neil for the chair covers, that was a lovely surprise. :)"

Carol and Graeme Young

"On behalf of our family I would like to say thank you for the wonderful service we had during our time with you at Lisa and Craig;s wedding. The organisation was superb and we were really pleased we had chosen Sorrento as our reception venue and will happily recommend it to others. I have to say Shirley's attention to detail was second to none, there were last minute changes on the day and nothing was too much trouble for her. She also happily arranged taxis etc and was professional in all she did. She is a great asset to your organisation and someone to truly value as the public face of Sorrento.
We all had a great time and felt we were able to enjoy the occasion so much because all the details were taken care of."

Edith Cross

"Everyone, without exception, commented on what a wonderful reception it was - great service, lovely location, beautiful room preparation, fabulous food, indeed perfect!! Harry and I were thrilled, and Scott and Amanda Jayne were so happy.
In fact people I've spoken to outside those invited have all said when they've heard where it was that you are second to none for setting and fantastic food - everyone goes on about the food. Even the Indian couple who own my local fruit shop spoke highly of their experience with an Indian wedding there.
So many thanks for making it such a wonderful occasion on the day, and for all your help and advice prior to the day. We really appreciate it!"

Rose and Jason

"Thanks again so much for the best day of our lives. Jason and I, and our guests had a fantastic day. Sorrento was everything we hoped for and more.
Know that your reputation is being spread far and wide as friends and family are still talking about the decorations, relaxed venue, delicious canapies, and food. We loved every minute of it. What a job to bring such joy into people's lives."

Denise Trent - St Mary School

"Thank you very much for the wonderful evening we all had at our school ball on Friday at Sorrento. The venue looked amazing and the food was delicious. Your help and advice to make the event the success it was was much appreciated."

Debbie, Cameron, and Jack

"Cameron and I and our family and friends just had a ball and every single comment we have had back has been 100% positive. The way you looked after us, Shirley, was top notch. Thank you. You made sure we were happy every step of the way and we were. What can I say about the food, just outstanding. Again, lots of comments on that.

So thank you again for everything you've helped me with over the last few month, it certainly has been a huge few months, what with also having a 7 month old baby and wasn't he just fantastic on the day too. 

We would have no hesitation in recommending the Sorrento to anyone."

Lisa Ferguson

"I just wanted to thank you so much for our lovely function on the 31st. The food was amazing, and everyone had a really great time. Thank you all very much"

Sarah Togiaheulu

"Thank you so much for the great set up and the staff were awesome. We all had a wonderful night - the food was absolutely delicious and all our lot thoroughly enjoyed the spread.
We kept our night simple - the ear piercing went without a hitch. Just needed to say a great big thank you for the great service received. The birthday twins thoroughly enjoyed it."

Chris Lakatani - GSC People Ltd

"We had a fantastic time last week and were really delighted that we had our conference at The Sorrento.

The food was excellent, all the staff were great and we coped with those unprepared last minute surprises. Hats off to Shirley!

Our feedback sheets gave us a perfect score of the highest rating from every attendant when it came to the quality of the venue, professionalism of staff, and deliciousness of food. Big kudos there to you and absolutely deserved.

On behalf of all of us at GSC People, - a huge thank you!"

Lisa Lyford - SPARC

"Thank you for accommodating us over the past few months. The feedback I have received from the facilitator and some SPARC staff is that your venue is great and was ideally suited for our course, and that the food was yummy. Thank you both for helping to make our course a success."

Sam and Warwick Brown

"Thanks very much for the wonderful reception for our wedding day! I think all our guests had a lovely time and the food was brilliant!!"

Len Brown - Mayor of Auckland

"I'm writing to say thank you for your help with my candidacy announcement. The event at your venue was a great success.

The event started with a personal karakia on the top of Maungakiekie with representatives of Tainui. At the venue we had more than 300 people turned up and there was really good support for my announcement in the room.

Thank you very much for hosting our event. I believe the location and significance of the venue lent a historic note to proceedings. The staff were very accomodating and good to work with. We look forward to the next event."

Chris and John Lucas

"John and I were so delighted to have chose the Sorrento for our daughter's wedding reception. Neil and Shirley, thank you so very much for the outstanding service, the beautifully presented food from the garden canapes and champagne, to the main course and dessert.

The entire day, from the ceremony to the dinner and dance, was absolutely fabulous. Thank you for making our daughter's wedding day simply marvellous. Our family felt as though you untirelessly served us all day!

We cannot imagine anyone wanting any other venue for such an important and special occasion, than your. Wonderful, bravo, well done. Thank you."

Nina Tomaszyk - Starship Foundation

"Everybody is raving about last Thursday... Thank you so much for everything!!!! They loved the Salmon, they loved the beef...

I had the salmon........ BEAUTIFUL!!!"

Rawinia McCallum

"Thank you so much for the splendid wedding you hosted for Hugo and Maryanne on Saturday 17th July 2010. The Platinum Wedding Package was an excellent choice and just the right quantities and variety for the different age groups and cultures (from 5yrs to 70yrs) Both the fingerfood and buffet meal was delicious and beautifully presented and I loved the floral arrangements, chair covers and candelabras on each table. The room looked amazing.


All your staff were very polite and tables cleared promptly with any unused glasses and napkins and kept things tidy. Many of our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed the atmosphere, food and organization of the wedding."

Pat McNeill - Fletcher Challenge Retirees Club

"The Committee of the Fletcher Challenge Retirees Club (Auckland) thanks you for the splendid meal we all enjoyed at our function on Sunday afternoon, 27 June 2010. We always receive great comments on the quality of the meal you present and extend our sincere compliments to all your team. The extra touch of the finger food at the commencement of our luncheon was a delight to all.

The warm and welcoming hospitality of Sorrento and your team are greatly appreciated and contribute in no small way to making our mid-year Christmas luncheon so enjoyable for our members who braved the cold winter weather to attend."

Roz Wallace - REINZ

"Thanks heaps for your help with the food, it was awesome (must admit couldn't resist the yummy stuff as well as the good body building food)

The lady there, Shirley, was a real gem. Top place to host it, top course,... Sold"

Kristen Bartlett - REINZ

"I sent out surveys to the people who did the auction course last week and thought you might like this feedback!


 To the question, what did you find least useful,  this reply came back…

What is not useful is now i know what good food tastes like and now i am home to my cooking!"

Semau Esther and the Maea Family

"My nephew Kyle Maea was married at Sorrento on Saturday the 24th. And you helped to make thise a memorable event.
On behalf of our family here in Auckland and Australia I wanted to express our warmest regards and sincere thanks for organising a wonderful and spectacular event for our family, this is the second wedding function we have had the pleasure of you hosting and it's wonderful to know you uphold your reputation well.

I take my hat off to the chefs, it was a meal made in heaven. To your service staff, thank you for putting up with such a huge family and especially our demanding family members and children."

Bernadette Jew

"I just wanted to tank you for the wonderful job that you did in organising my parents' 50th wedding anniversary on 18 April, and for all your care and attention to detail both prior to the day and in looking after us all on the day. So many people commented on what a great job you did, it is hugely appreciated, it really made a difference to our enjoyment of the occasion, it was such a pleasure to deal with you, many thanks again."

Bevy's and O'Briens

"We can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so relaxed and such a success. We appreciate all the extra things you did for us all especially keeping our bride calm. You may see us again soon. A million thanks."

Anita and Dylan Keating

"We can't thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day so special. We will never forget your kindness and generosity."

Lisa Lyford - Insight Consultants

"Thank you for everything Tues/Wed.
My client was delighted - they thought the venue was great, relaxing and peaceful with a lovely outlook, great for parking, etc. And they loved the food. They also thought the person assigned to look after them was fantastic. So thank you very much."

Chris Clarke - World Vision

"You went the extra mile for us. Thank you so much for hosting World Visions 40th anniversary dinner. You did SO much more then was asked of you. Our mission to bring hope, life, and laughter to some of the world's most vulnerable children threatens at times to overwhelm us. Simple acts of kindness and the willingness to do so much more than is asked is a small and timely reminder that we can all make a difference."

Ann Shaw - MFYP

"Many thanks for this - lovely venue, service and food. Heaps of comments from the attendees both days and we will most certainly be back."

Ineke Kriel - Geotechnics

"Thanks again for the superb service we received yesterday - it makes a hard day's work easy."

Rebecca Mowat - Uni Services

"I'd like to thank you and your team for a great day on Monday. We were really happy with the venue, service and food. We'll be back!"

Jannitta and Mike Savelio

"Thanks again Shirley for a really awesome night. Everyone was impressed and hope to "make up" and event just so that we can come back to Sorrento. Many thanks to the team also."

Josh and Sara Gorgees

"We just wanted to say thank you very much for a beautiful afternoon and evening on 14th Jan - we enjoyed having our wedding reception at Sorrento, everything was perfect and flawless and we all had an amazing time.

Our guests enjoyed themselves and had nothing but great things to say about the whole thing, so all thanks to you and the team.

:) Hope we can come back maybe one day, someone else's wedding or party!"

Rachael and Steve Roddick

"Just a quick note to say thank you very much for putting on such a fabulous wedding for Steve and myself. We thoroughly enjoyed the day from ceremony through to reception and dance, made so easy for us by you and your staff.

The room looked beautiful (the chair covers were well worth it I thought!), the service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious - we are still getting comments from our guests.

A highly recommended experience!"

Ferne Rajanayagam

"Thank you soooo much for a wonderful evening last Thursday . 


Shirley thank you so much for your unstinting help in every way . I appreciated being able to come to you for clarification and sorting out which you handled with your wonderful smile charm and efficiency . You certainly made a stressful time manageable ! Thank you ! 

The guests were lavish in their praise of the food . One can usually tell when people are just being polite! In this case guests were struggling to find superlatives to express their appreciation of the food !  Compliments to the chef !"

Tony Ermer and Christiaan Claassens

Dear Neil,

 

I am emailing to say thank you for the exceptional service provided by the team at Sorrento in the Park, Auckland New Zealand.

Having attended the New Zealand Institute of Dental Technologists Conference, 16 – 17 October 2015 as a trade exhibitor and speaker we were truly impressed not only by the service, however in particular by the warmth, generosity, engaging spirit and can do approach by Shirley, Manager - Sorrento in the Park.

Shirley’s proactive and developing management style is evident in her friendly approach to both customers and her team. 

Shirley provided options, alternatives, suggestions and solutions and no task too difficult to resolve.

Thank you Shirley for your kindness. We really appreciated it.

We look forward to getting back to New Zealand soon and the opportunity to promote Sorrento in the Park.   

Rob & Rebecca Tatupu

Hi Neil & Shirley,
 
Rob and I as well as our families would like to thank you both and your staff for a job well done on our wedding day.  From beginning to end both Shirley and Neil were very helpful.  Guests were very impressed with the whole setup inside and out as many had never been there before.  Canapes were a hit as they just kept coming.  Food was delish - coming from the Samoan elders that was very good as they are use to the Island food.  Thank you Sorrento for making our day a memorable one for us and our guests.  Hope to be back again - next time as guests.

Moira Brown

Thank you once again for another wonderful event held at your venue With your amazing staff lead by the lovely Shirley. 

Pass on our sincere thanks to the staff team behind the scenes for their top service and professionalism. 
Neil the flowers were the perfect touch so appreciative.

See you again at our next Sorrento  event. 


Chantal Pileggi - Auckland Council

Thank you Shirley for all of your help.

Everyone was raving about the food and how lovely the place was decorated.

Christine Whyte - Auckland Council

I just wanted to say we had a wonderful time at Sorrento yesterday for our xmas lunch.  The venue, the food and the your staff were all excellent.  We are getting many of our staff congratulating us on the success of yesterday and how much they enjoyed everything – especially the food including one vegetarian who was very impressed with the flavor and quality of the salads.

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