Wedding celebration on the 15th April 2011
'Thank you so much to Morrells for making our dream wedding come true! We loved every minute of our special day, and couldn't have asked for anything better. We were thoroughly spoilt by having the coordinator and her experienced team looking after every final detail to bring all our ideas to life.
Each and every member of staff at Morrells epitomises hospitality: no request is too big or too awkward, service is always 'with a smile' and all our guests were made to feel completely at home. Even the weather couldn't put a dampner on it, and when I saw the storm approaching I wasn't the slightest bit concerned, as I knew that the coordinator would have a back up plan, or two, to put in place!
The decor is exquisite, the food is sublime, the atmosphere is exactly what I dreamed of for our wedding and we had the night of our lives! Thank you!'
Mhairi and Mike
March 2011 Wedding
We would like to thank you for making our wedding day so special and organising everything (and everyone) so brilliantly. You have a way of taking all the stress out of the big day and letting us enjoy each moment. Thank you for the extra effort and especially for your lovely sense of humor ! The whole team was professional and friendly and went out of their way to ensure that the day ran smoothly. We have had a lot of compliments. Our guests can't stop talking about the wonderful wedding venue, fantastic food and intimate atmosphere. You and your professional team really did make it the best day of our lives, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!
Chané & Bryan
March 2011 Munich Re of Africa
We would like to thank you for a superbly organized breakfast function in March 2011. We would especially like to compliment your staff on their orientation to service and ensuring that all guests were well attended to.
Many thanks and best regards
Life Claims Management
March 2011 Baptism Lunch
Thank you for what turned out to be an awesome event yesterday. The staff on the day was very professional, even when faced with increased numbers were able to provide quick solutions. A special Thank you to the chef, and the entire catering staff for the first class service we received. I will definitely use Morrells again in future.
Thank You for making the day extra special!
February 2011 40th Birthday celebration
I cannot even think of the right words to adequately express my absolute delight with Saturday night!!! My friends and family were in awe. My two friends who stayed in the guest house were also very, very happy. Many many thanks! The evening turned out to be far more than I could ever have wished for. Everything was perfect – to the smallest detail. And the food was in abundance – please tell the chef I was delighted. I will gladly become a brand ambassador for Morrells! Pse let me know if you ever need a reference of sorts.
15 November 2010 40 Birthday Celebration.
“Morrells offers an opportunity for an unforgettable celebration. My husband and I decided to celebrate our joint 40th birthday party at Morrells and we could not have asked for a better evening. All of our expectations were met and indeed exceeded. The staff are all professional, welcoming, and affable. They seek to meet every need you could possibly have, and are open to the inevitable last minute changes to arrangements. We would suggest that you be guided by their vast experience in function organisation, as we attribute a significant portion of our function’s success to allowing them to do what they do best, in the way that they know will work. You are guaranteed a beautiful setting, expert decoration, and amazing food. However, what was possibly the most enjoyable aspect of the interaction with Morrells, is that you can trust them absolutely to do the best that they can, and be completely honest in their dealings with you."
Retha and Ross Beerman
Corporate dinner with Aleit Group – 27 October 2010
Morrells is a little jewel we have discovered and we just love all the character and ambience. What makes our life so much easier as coordinators is the fact that everything is done on site, from flowers to AV, music and entertainment as well as service staff. All in all the client was very happy with the event and the venue and we would love to work with you in the near future.
Wedding 23 October Janine and Shaun Bredenkamp
“Janine and I could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding; the venue was amazing, the service incredible and managed exceptionally. To the team thank-you so much for making our dream wedding come true.”
Shaun & Janine
Jack and Linda Anniversary – 20th September 2010
We would like to thank you and your staff for the wonderful High Tea we had at Morrells for our anniversary. It was everything we had hoped for and more. Your staff are to be highly commended for their friendliness and professionalism. The Piano room was the perfect setting for our party and we know our guests were taken care of. A special thank you to you for the trouble you went to, getting the Stargazers and for the beautiful flower arrangements.
The lord bless you, kind regards
Jack and Linda
Top Billing Spring Workshop – 4th September 2010
A brief note to thank you and your staff for the hospitality and warmth that you so kindly radiated on Saturday at the Top Billing Spring Workshop! Even the elegance portrayed in your gift pack clearly echoes the song you so gently lullabied... 'Everything at Morrells does come from the heart'!
I do wish you well in all your endeavours at Morrells... and thank you for personifying nature's beautiful hues through your inspirational table-setting demonstrations! That Zebra-skin of yours truly left a lasting impression I should say... One that is not so easily forgotten!
Rina's Birthday Celebration – 6 August 2010
“ Once again thank you for the outstanding function, the compliments are pouring in from all our guests. My husband said it was the first time ever he found a venue where the piano was tuned. The venue suited the family perfectly and my husband and son could give a professional performance! Both are trained voices and enjoying playing the piano.
Thank you so much from family and friends- Thank you”
Rina Van der Merwe
Sofias 21st Birthday –1st August 2010
“My sincere thanks for all your (and your staffs) help on Sunday. Very well trained group of waiters you have there. It went very well and the guests were very impressed with your venue. Thank you again”
Bridal Workshop 31 July 2010
“I would like to say thank you for this awesome day at MORRELLS on Saturday. I think it was a brilliant idea to offer this Bridal Workshop, it helped me a lot and gave me brilliant ideas and support… I hope you are going to continue to offer this kind of workshop to your future brides in 2011. Well done, I am so happy to have your support and expertise for my wedding arrangements. Thanks a Mill!!!
“ The day was far beyond expectation and you knew just what and how to put a bride at ease and help her relax and be able to now look forward to the special day! You spoiled us soooo much and Morrells gave me the opportunity to experience what my reception would be like which is amazing!
All my love
PS. people are going to start thinking I have share in the Morrells because I talk so much about the place and the most amazing people that work there! THANK YOU!”
“Thank you so much again for hosting us on Saturday. We enjoyed it so much! Everything was organized in such a professional manner, you guys really honored the Morrells Image. You especially are a true gem to MORRELLS and should be proud to have you on board. We are really looking forward to our wedding at MORRELLS. “
Belinda and Charles
E+PC engineering and Projects Company Limited – July 2010
“Thank you and the staff of Morrells for making our day conference so enjoyable. The facilities were excellent, the service great and the food supplied simply splendid. The staff did a great job of keeping us “refueled” It was a pleasure to use your excellent establishment and we will most certainly make use of your services and hospitably again"
Frank and Racheal Saieva 50th Birthday – June 2010
I cant say thank you enough for creating such a wonderful evening for us. Everything was perfect- there was not one thing could possibly complain about. Every guests commented on what a wonderful venue it was and how brilliant the ambiance was. The food was just fantastic. What more can I say except a huge thank you!
Frank was so thrilled with the whole evening, it was exactly what I wanted to create for him, a very special evening. He said the memories will remain with him forever.
Racheal and Frank Saieva
Banfield Sales and Marketing CC
“The venue is gorgeous and the meal was excellent, I look forward to placing my clients business in your very capable hands.
Merck Conference – 14 May 2010
“Just want to say thank you, we really enjoyed MORRELLS and the food was fabulous too!”
Warren and Venetia Van Wyk – Wedding – 08 May 2010
“Just a brief note to thank the MORRELLS for making what normally is a stressful and anxious filled time in a couple’s life such a breeze. Whenever you engaged with us, we always felt as if we were the only couple you where dealing with, the flexibility and warmth in your approach, the professional service and all the staff that we met have a wonderful demeanor.”
Warren and Venetia Van Wyk, Bride and groom
Stofberg and Manley - Wedding - 02 May 2010
Thank you for all your efforts in making this event the resounding success that it was your professionalism and your attention to detail superb. Bernice our client and their guests had nothing but praise and were overwhelmed by the beauty of the venue and the flower arrangements on the tables. You are truly remarkable and are blessed with a gift that can only come from above. Bernice – in closing the team that you have surrounded yourself with are phenomenal and the level of professionalism is remarkable. There was not one person who did not come across friendly and willing and it made the day extra special well done.
Red Carpet Travel
Michelle and Freddie – Wedding – 17 April 2010
“All I can say is wow!! Thank you so very much for being so helpful, committed, and passionate about what you do and helping make Michelle’s day absolutely magical!
Lindsey Ludike (Sister of the bride)
“Just a quick note to say thank you for everything, it was such a pleasure dealing with you. Everything came together so nicely and I only have the highest praise for you and everyone at Morrells. Instead of being a stressed-out bride, I was a very excited and happy one with complete peace of mind.”
Michelle Erasmus (Bride)
Caroline and Alex - Engagement Party - 26 March 2010
“We would like to extend out gratitude to you all for the professional way in which you arranged and handled the entire evening. We continue to be inundated with calls from guests who were so impressed by every little detail that contributed to making it was the most memorable occasion. From the ambience, to the décor, to the food, to the friendliness of the staff… it was flawless.
Thank you all for making my daughters special evening, SO SPECIAL!!
Invest Dinner – 25 March 2010
“I have had nothing but rave reviews about the evening from everyone at the office. The venue, service and food was wonderful. Thank you so much”
Norman and Marcel – Wedding – 20 March 2010
A very big big thank you for our wedding, it was a pleasure dealing with you from the very beginning to the MANOR HOUSE staff, and our beautiful bedroom, and the wonderful relaxed breakfast on the Sunday morning. Everything at the venue was perfect too, Bernice the flowers were spectacular, the food was fantastic and the room looked like a dream, and all was more than what we expected. Phern you were great on the day and you were never too far away, we are so so so pleased we decided to do the service in the garden with all our friends and family around us. We have had so many people tell us how stunningly beautiful the service was as well as the venue. We had such an amazing time.
Thank you for making out special day Special!
All our regards
Norman and Marcel
Michele & Neil Wedding - 28th November 2009
A fairy tale white wedding executed to perfection
Morrells, people with a passion for excellence who couldn't care more. When we stopped in meditation during the wedding, our hearts were filled with praise for you and our God. Thank you!
The Lourens Family
Mignon & Quinton – Wedding – 14th August 2009
An intimate and cozy winter cocktail wedding in the Piano Room and Gardens
Ons wil vir Morrells baie dankie sê vir 'n wonderlike troue, dit was 'n reuse sukses, gemeet aan die terugvoer van ons familie en vriende. Ons het soveel komplimente ontvang oor hoe pragtig Morrells is, die wonderlike kos, blomme en die profesionele diens. Almal dink ook die cocktail idee het uitstekend gewerk en het gesorg vir 'n unieke troue. Die komplimente stroom steeds in. Die aand het ons almal se verwagtinge ver oortref! Op die aand het alles seepglad verloop en ons het nooit nodig gehad om oor enige iets te wonder of bekommer nie. Alles het maar net 'gebeur'; presies op tyd soos ons dit beplan en bespreek het. Ons kan Morrells sonder twyfel aanbeveel. Weereens baie dankie.
Paul & Meg - Renewal of vows – 2nd August 2009
A joyful celebration with family and friends in the Barn and Bistro
I have nothing but praise for how smoothly the evening went. I also have praise for the food, both how good it was as well as the volume.
Manor House is amazing and the staff is the epitome of professionalism.
We will certainly return when we want to re-do our vows (again) or just to have a damned good party and be well fed.
Mark & Sue Tyler - 50th Birthday Celebration – 27th June 2009
A surprise dinner for a milestone birthday in the Piano Room
We will forever have fond memories of Morrells, it was absolutely fantastic. Many of our guests want to have their company do’s and private do’s at Morrells.
Thanks again for a fantastic venue.
Gill & Mark - Wedding – 6th June 2009
A romantic winter lunch wedding in the Piano Room and Gardens
Morrells took my breath away, I found it astonishing the first time I visited “The Jewel of JHB”, we knew immediately that this was the most exquisite and magical place to get married at, there was no need to even look at other venues. The attention to detail and service was without fault, your staff were extremely efficient and so well turned out. All our family & guests were highly impressed by the décor and ambience of the piano room not to mention the beautiful music played on the baby grand – what a lovely atmosphere! The food was absolutely divine,
the chapel looked so heavenly & romantic - as you know we even had to go back in after the service to have another look as we were so impressed.
Accolades go to all at Morrells.
Lynette & Glen Wedding – 7th March 2009
A passionate and jazzy wedding celebration in Le Grange
We got engaged in Mont Blanc, France and then searched high and low for the perfect venue in South Africa to get married ... something that could equal the magic. We finally found this gem in Northcliff ... a very well kept secret. The staff and especially management are professional and so helpful, accommodating our every need. Our guests loved the homely feel and for anyone who wants that something special and unique, Morrells is the only place to be.
Lynette Taylor, bride
Qatar Airways – Conference – 4th & 5th March 2009
An executive and small training session in La Chambre
From the outside the venue betrays little of what’s to come – and it’s a real joy to discover. We used it for an executive breakaway for the management and marketing team of an international airline and it went down very well with both local and foreign delegates alike. Lots of personal touches and great service – a real genial atmosphere all around. We loved it and it was considered by all at our event to be a ‘real find’. That deserves to be added to your Johannesburg breakaway menu. If you like the finer things in life – you won’t be disappointed.
Michael Jackson – The Business Traveller
Bridal Shower – 1st March 2009
A ladies high tea in the sunny gardens and Piano Room
Thank you so much for arranging everything so perfectly on Sunday! Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue is, how delicious the food was and how pleasant and helpful your staff is. You really have a winner in Morrells!
MTN Conference – 24th & 25th February 2009
Many thanks for all the great work from you and your team. I received very good feedback from the delegates and my colleagues.
3rd Degree Conference – 15th February 2009
Exquisite venue, excellent food and personalized service.
Wonderful to find a venue that has a country feel in the heart of Joburg.
Always my first choice for a conference venue.
DKNY Fragrance Launch – 28th January 2009
It was a dismal morning in Johannesburg and the deluge of rain threatened to ruin our “Garden Party” for invited Beauty Editors. Our plan was to give them a preview of the delights of DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Fragrance…was this destined to be a wash out? The rain continued all day but the “old world charm” of MORRELLS lifted our souls and delighted our guests. From the magnificently laid table with silver and gorgeous flower arrangements, to the exquisite catering, the impeccable service and the elegant décor, we all unanimously agreed that MORRELLS is a haven of serenity in this crazy world.
Thank you Morrells for your style, taste and loving care,
The Aramis and Designer Fragrances Team and Beauty Editors
2008 Guest book
Martin and Leanne Wedding – 22nd November 2008
A wedding with the estate adorned in masses of flowers
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the most awesome wedding we could ever have imagined! We loved every minute of it, and wouldn't have changed a thing. The venue and flowers looked absolutely stunning, the food was amazing, and the service was impeccable!
Martin and Leanne
Belinda & Vernon Wedding – 15th November 2008
Romance and love prevailed at this intimate and luxurious wedding celebration
Thank you for an AMAZING wedding. It was magical and perfect! Everything and so much more……..
The Edith Venter Book Launch was 13th November 2008
Oshun Books launched Edith Venter’s memoirs. Edith Venter: The Art of Good Living, as told to Heather Dugmore at Morrells Boutique Venue in November. It was one of our most beautiful launches, at an exquisite venue and certainly an event that our guests will remember for a long time. Morrells' attention to detail and willingness to assist was quite extraordinary and the good service and beautiful surroundings made a lasting impression, we will definitely be back for more! We thank everyone at Morrells for contributing to the success of this much talked about event.
Random House Struik
Vodacom BEE Function - 30th October 2008
I would like to thank you and your entire team for providing such beautiful décor and professional service. It is truly wonderful to work with a team that is always willing to go the extra mile (with a smile) and can always be relied on, day and night. I look forward to arranging another event at Morrells in the near future!
Helene du Toit
Sail Sports and Entertainment
1st Holy Communion Luncheon - 12th October 2008
A special family affair in the Piano Room and Gardens
I am so glad we hosted the function at Morrells.....my high expectations were surpassed! The decor and presentation, the sublime food and having all our needs and those of our guests so attentively met, made a truly memorable event.
Jane and Sergio Gouveia
50th Birthday Celebration - 27th September 2008
Just to extend our thanks to you and your staff for the excellent function on Saturday evening. We had a great time – as did all the guests – and your attention to detail came through in everything. It was everything we had hoped for and more.
The picture says it all!
Theo and Juan Scribante
Ifa Lethu Lunch - 17th September 2008
Just a word of thanks for the function yesterday. It's a great pleasure to recommend a venue and then have that fulfilled in every way. Yesterday was perfect. Your attention to detail is amazing and the service was fabulous. Every single one of our guests - and they are international diplomats, celebrities and high profile business people - commented on how beautiful the venue is. Lunch was fabulous and I can only thank you for making it a wonderful experience.
Bette Kun, Stone Soup
Wedding - 8th September 2008
An intimate Wedding lunch for eight, set in the rose garden... with lilac and lavender...
...everything that you and Bernice did for us was more than we asked for and more than generous. We had a wonderful time, it was an exceptional day, thank you to everyone involved...
Father of the Bride
Morrells Premiére Launch - 6th August 2008
After years of planning and three years of building, the vision I had for so long became a reality and Morrells boutique venue was finally born.
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