Love Letters

Reviews from our happy couples

Very warm and welcoming, extremely accommodating with all my needs and wants for my wedding.

Very professional and gave a viewing which felt personal. We will be considering leonda very seriously for our wedding
Mel was amazing so helpful! Best person I’ve dealt with! Love her
She is amazing!!!

Mel is so friendly and bubbly! So welcoming and made us feel like she cared about our needs and feelings about our wedding.
Very professional. Enthusiastic. Easy to work with. Accommodating with the appt time for venue viewing. Seemed genuinely excited for us.

She is very polite and patient.
Very polite and great to deal with
Very easy and informative to work with. Answered all of our questions and replied to emails promptly. Very helpful
Very responsive and polite.

Melanie is beautiful and has gone above and beyond to make the start of our journey amazing.
She was extremely responsive and always answered my questions! I hope I get the opportunity to meet her in person and she has made me more excited for my big day after some previous venue troubles!!

Melanie was very thorough and took us through the whole process and event space. We felt very well looked after and enjoyed the experience.
She gave us a good amount of time to look over the packages before she contacted via email to follow up in a very respectful and unobtrusive manner.
Very quick to respond to emails and very helpful 🙂

Melanie is amazing!! She answered every call and email I sent and responded with everything I needed to know. Was great to meet face to face to speak about the venue with her and she sold us on the perfect wedding location.

She was very helpful answered all our questions and made us feel as though our wedding would run smoothly at Fenix
Since the day I contacted Leonda, Melanie has been nothing less than amazing in every aspect, including text, call and face to face communication. She gave such a thorough explanation of everything that my fiancé and I were left with no questions and so happy with all the services that Leonda provides.
very professional, knowledgeable and hospital

Melanie had an amazing energy and such a warm personality that I was instantly looking forward to meeting with her. It was so nice to engage with someone who seemed genuinely excited for you and happy to help!

Melanie was very lovely and helpful.
Incredibly caring, positive, attentive and listens. She makes the process incredibly smooth and stress-free!

Mel was extremely professional and personable from the beginning of our enquiry. We were made to feel like we weren’t just a number and never ever felt like we were rushed on appointments.Mel exceeded our expectations above and beyond which also ensured us that we had made the right choice with our venue!

She was very helpful, accommodating, a pleasant and warm and joyful manner.
She was fantastic and so helpful during the very stressful process. Extremely responsive and answered all of numerious questions. We can not wait to have our wedding at Fenix next year.

Awesome service, very attentive & high attention to detail.
She was very professional and sold her product with attention to detail.
Mel is literally my new best friend. Very easy to talk to, understanding and great for a little vent when it comes to frustrating other members of the wedding party. I would 110% recommend Mel to anyone planning a wedding or event she is amazing

Answered Emails PromptlyAnswered all my questions Very good customer service
Mel goes above and beyond!! The fact that she would let me contact her outside of hours made it so helpful with juggling work and planning a wedding. Mel is thorough and explains all detail in depth, you can tell she loves what she does. Most of all, she cares about her clients and made speaking to her so easy!! I would very highly recommend her to my friends. I was so disappointed that we couldn’t book with her due to date avaiablity at Leonda. Mel is a superstar!

Melanie is just lovely so helpful. She was so great in explaining everything to me. My partner and I are most definitely booking our wedding thru Melanie. We are just delayed because our house isn’t finishing being built yet. I loved speaking to Melanie she is 10/10 So helpful and such a lovely person We will definitely be speaking to her in the best future thank you 😀

Melanie, was amazig from the start happy to answer all question and was amazing to deal with
Mel was very friendly and very supportive Even though we found a different venue that suited us. She was still very friendly. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends or whoever I know will be getting married 🙂

Listened to what we wanted and was great with the kids.
Melanie was friendly and extremely helpful. She tried to find solutions for all our queries and has had so much patience with us. We have still been unable to confirm with her our plans but she has been so lovely and understanding.

Listened to what we wanted and was great with the kids.
Melanie was friendly and extremely helpful. She tried to find solutions for all our queries and has had so much patience with us. We have still been unable to confirm with her our plans but she has been so lovely and understanding.

Melanie has great customer service, she really goes above and beyond to help.
Found her very contactable and quick to respond to any query we had. She made our selection process was quite easy with her knowledge, accessibility, suggestions/considerations and general personality. With Mel, its been a great introduction to Leonda which gives me confidence that the rest of our Leonda planning and execution of our wedding will follow a similar trend. Would happily recommend any of my friends to enquire with Mel regarding their own event

What is there not to like about Melanie?She was super friendly, welcomed us with warm smile, walked us around the venues (both fenix and leonda), very attentive to our needs, and was also very understanding to what we wanted.At the end of the day, while we went with another venue, it is not a reflection of the top notch service Melanie gave us. It was purely due to convenience of the other venue.Melanie, thank you for your warm welcome and keep doing what you’re doing 🙂

Melanie was kind, friendly and passionate in the delivery of her service right from the get go. Part of the reason we booked to have our wedding at Leonda was because of how lovely and enthusiastic she was.

Mel took the time to sit with us and asked us all our dreams for the wedding. She was so lovely and her personality was part of the reason we chose Leonda.
Very thorough, attentive and organised

Very Professional
Melanie has done an amazing job in providing us with so much information about the venue and what can we can expect from the team. She is so passionate about her job and the Maple Event group – she is an amazing asset to the team.
She’s lovely. Friendly. Helpful.

She was amazing from the very first phone call. Always polite understanding and never pressured us into anything we didnt want to do

els warm and genuine personality and her level of professionalism put Leonda at the top of our list of venues we were considering for our wedding. Her can do attitude made us feel confident that Leonda and its team were the right choice for us. We are so excited to have our big day in such an amazing space. Mel is an absolute asset to your team and phenomenal at what she does

There wasn’t a higher score, so had to settle for 10/10. Friendly, bright. I could tell Mel was really excited and genuinely cared. You can tell she loves her job. Always responded quickly and enthusiastically regardless of time she was contacted or how many times. Amazing person to have represent your company.

Very lovely and personable. Communication was amazing, not pushy, felt she had a genuine care. Unfortunately as amazing as the venue was, not in our price range. Would love if teearn was the events manager at our venue :cry

Responded to all emails and very professional – cant wait to get married at Leonda now 🙂
she was very detailed in everything she explained, she was fantastic help with colour schemes and being mindful of the season due to flowers blooming, just a bit too expensive, and i wanted it on a saturday with no minimum.

Responded to our enquire email in less than 20min on a Saturday and was very friendly!

Teearn was excellent to work with! She took the time to show us around the venue and gave us some ideas to look into. Very accommodating and really made us feel comfortable.
Teearn has been very helpful and easy to talk to. She responds to queries quickly and in a professional manner.

My event executive Teearn is very warm, friendly and passionate about her job as well as working with Leonda. So far she has been providing exceptional service to us. She is very responsive to communications and questions. It’s an absolute pleasure to deal with her and Leonda by the Yarra during this wedding planning journey and we are looking forward to what’s to come next!Celeste and Nick

From start to finish, Teearn was lovely to deal with and was always getting back to us quickly.
From the moment we contacted the Leonda, Teearn was prompt and enthusiastic in her correspondence. She was professional in upholding commitments, such as follow up emails. On the day of inspection, she warm and hospitable. My partner and I visited 8 venues over 2 days and we both agreed that Teearn was the most outstanding host.
Get very responsive and informative

Teearn was extremely attentive, responsive and friendly. Out of all wedding venues we had emailed and contacted I felt that Teearn was the best. She made me feel excited to come and see what you had to offer. Her customer service was outstanding and I would highly recommend (and we haven’t even had the wedding yet lol). When we came and viewed the venue she gave us all information we needed to know and answered all questions. She was great

Teearn was amazing! The venue just didn’t suit our numbers because of the minimum spend- but would have definitely booked because she was so helpful and kind. Best coordinator to work with for sure.

She was very welcoming as soon as we entered the reception, and always went out of her way to answer any questions we had.
everything has been great so far!

Very helpful comfortable and knowledgeable, she was great to deal with

Exceptional asset to the Maple Event Group. We absolutely loved Teearn! Teearn was prompt, helpful, responsive and listened to everything we asked of her. She is a fantastic ambassador for your organisation and should her development/progress should be encouraged and supported!

She was so easy to chat with. She’s very friendly and caring. She knew how to answer all my questions and made me feel very looked after.

Teearn was very approachable, always available to answer any questions. Very Thorough/into detail. Took the time with us-Made our process very comfortable and not stressful. We can’t express how helpful Teearn was! So Grateful.

Very competent and friendly. Answered all our questions and was very helpful.

Taylor is amazing . She was very professional, knew the answer to every question, couldn’t rate her more! She is great.

She was very polite, responsive and was not too pushy.

She was highly knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. A great experience.

Super friendly and happy to answer all my silly questions! Felt comfortable with her from the start and would have loved to work with her for our wedding!

Taylor was amazing, she was so informative and covered all basis. She was extremely welcoming and would always respond very quickly with any queries we had

Leonda by the Yarra is the best wedding venue. In the time that we have been dealing with the team nothing was too hard or too much trouble. The day went off like clock work and everything was perfect. Our wedding Coordinator Jemma Halls was a absolute pleasure to deal with. Will have no hesitation in recommending Leonda to any bride.

Shereen D

Leonda by the Yarra is a stunning venue. Nothing was too hard or painful when planning the finer details of our wedding with Jemma. She was totally accommodating to all of our requests and the night ran smoothly with Tayla there to help us. Highly recommend this venue. Such professionalism shown by all the staff and a beautiful high quality venue. The food is also amazing!

Jessica W

Leonda is hands down the most beautiful reception I have ever been to. So when we set a date for our wedding, I knew exactly where I wanted to get married! Kylie was our wedding planner, she was awesome, very very helpful. We had a big wedding in the ballroom and everything was set up and presented absolutely perfectly. Leonda’s time management is spot on. They made sure everything ran smoothly and as it was supposed to. The food was also very delicious with lots of yummy options to choose from, my favourite.. the Mushroom Gnocchi! I am yet to visit Leonda and thank everybody for their amazing service.

Ebru G

Beautiful venue! We were in the larger room and it’s very stunning with the big mirror wall. We held our ceremony in the adjacent bar which was also stunning. The Leonda staff are very professional and efficient. Very helpful and always happy to answer any questions!

Mary T

We had our reception at the Ballroom at Leonda. Tom was the Operations Manager for our wedding and he was amazing, going above and beyond to make sure we had a great night – which we did! All of our guests mentioned how great the food and service was as well. Given it was a 43 degree day it cannot have been easy for the staff so thanks to everyone who was working the night of our wedding! We will recommend Leonda to everyone for their special day also 🙂

Kirsten G

We had our ceremony in the Garden Room at Leona By the Yarra. The staff were friendly and so proffessional! They ensured our night ran smoothly and to schedule. They even gave me some bandaids for my battered feet. The food is incredible, its up there with the best food I’ve ever been served at a wedding. It’s right on the Yarra which is lovely and at night they uplight all the tress which just looks beautiful. No regrets having my wedding there.

Jozica H

The staff at Leonda by the Yarra were outstanding from the first time we saw the venue, right up until our reception. The organisation of our reception was simple, efficient and clear and fun thanks to their level of dedication and their experience in the industry. Since our wedding we have had many guests comment on the quality of the food (AMAZING!) and the wonderful and attentive service given to each table on the night. Big shout out to our Wedding Co-ordinator Jemma Halls for all of her work in the lead up, and to Tom who managed our reception on the night. Thanks so much for your hard work guys! Leonda by the Yarra exude elegance, class, and quality, and are the best choice in Melbourne wedding venues!

Jacinta S

Leonda was fantastic on the big day. The event staff were all very professional and proactive. Venue looked great and food quality was outstanding! Pre-event coordination was could have been more active/facilitative. Overall, would recommend as wedding venue.

Laura G

We loved our wedding reception at Leonda by the Yarra, the venue, the staff everything was perfect! The food is amazing and service is the best we have seen at a wedding yet. Highly recommend Leonda by the Yarra

Kelly C

WORDS cannot describe how happy I was we booked this reception. By far the best staff, food and atmosphere! Leonda helped make our night what it was – absolutely wonderful! Every staff member was an absolute joy! Can’t recommend this reception more highly! Thanks you, thank you, thank you!

Monica T

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