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The Gardens on Forest

The perfect setting for elegant weddings, special celebrations,
and corporate events

Dreamy. Stylish. Traditional.  With picturesque gardens and a restored Late Victorian heritage homestead, the Gardens on Forest is the perfect backdrop for your special day.  Discover your perfect space at the Gardens on Forest in our spacious and grand ballrooms, boutique tea rooms, intimate drawing rooms and magnificent gardens.  Feel the difference in our service with over 70 years of hospitality experience. 

Meet our friendly and experienced staff and explore the Gardens on Forest yourself by booking a visit to our beautiful estate. 

The Gardens on Forest is open for viewings by appointment from 10am to 3pm on Monday to Saturday. 







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Excellent venue for all occasions…beautiful gardens …courteous staff ..fantastic High Teawith monthly theme nights…definite a place to recommend
08:42 23 Apr 24
Wow wow wow , yesterday we had a my nieces Hens night at Gardens on Forest and it was absolutely amazing !!The service was spot on , the venue was gorgeous and the welcoming vibe we were met with was unforgettable. Thankyou so much to the Team at Gardens on Forest . We will definitely be back for another family function in the future .
Fatima Dirani
10:50 11 Feb 24
I had my daughters hens night at Gardens on Forest and I am lost for words! Not only was the room STUNNING, but from the food to the drinks to the absolutely AMAZING staff we could not fault one thing. The communication was outstanding. The organisation was perfection. Leah catered to all our needs and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Many modifications had to be made, due to our special needs, and Leah did not hesitate. The staff on the night were so friendly and accomodating. Every guest commented on how fantastic everything was, especially the staff. I will not hesitate to recommend Gardens on Forest to anyone, and I definitely will be back for our next occasion.
Tee D
14:55 10 Feb 24
We chose Gardens on Forest as our Ceremony venue and were blown away. Highly recommend for anyone looking for an intimate / small family and friends ceremony.Our Wedding was short notice and despite this, we were provided with excellent service, a timely tour of the venue prior to the day and accommodated in the smoothest of ways.This was special for us in so many ways and we were assured this would not change due to our short notice.They offered multiple forms of communication according to our preferences which made any questions or concerns that arose prior to the day, resolved and answered quickly.I personally prefer text messages and phone call, which they had no problem in sending updates and images, so I could plan and get an idea of the day in advance. Although, my partner prefers email so that's where we also got great & prompt communication.Time management on the day was professional.Leah had liaised with our Celebrant (we hired externally), they had coordinated on the music and were also well communicated between each other on the day. As well as when organising guests upon arrival to the venue and overall during the event. It all went so smoothly.What impressed me especially, was when i ran late to my ceremony, I was still met with smiling faces, given a quick run through on how timing would go and they gave me a calming sense, telling me not to rush as I got ready. Which really helped when the wedding nerves were kicking in.Thank you for Gardens on Forest team, for being such a delight in the entire process, for Leah orchestrating this day so perfectly for us and for going above and beyond in service.
Tahlia Kwan
13:17 16 Dec 23
If you are looking for an amazing venue, Gardens on Forest is absolutely sensational, from there beautiful gardens and outdoor ceremony space all the way the way through to the Reception room's!A special thanks to Leah and Stavroula for there efforts and hospitality on our special day. Unforgettable experience all the way through.
Ayda Soydash
11:08 27 Nov 23
Friendly staff and well organised. Lovely location for a wedding
Darrin Noonies
11:19 05 Sep 23
I can’t express the superb quality service we were provided by the hostess Leah from the Gardens on Forest of the whole two storey beautiful establishment with multiple function rooms on offer to suit your events, absolutely gorgeous and will provide whatever you require (within their means) to make your event and guests have a memorable day with a great experience.-If you are looking for an establishment to celebrate your-Wedding?Corporate party?Baptism celebration?Mitzvah?High Tea?Baby Shower?Moroccan decor event?Birthdays?Well this is it!!! There’s a beautiful huge water fountain ⛲️ at the entrance with side manicured flawless gardens with nice angel monuments situated around the gardens. You could have your wedding here also; as attached are photos of a long aisle amongst the greenery garden where you could have that perfect small wedding along with a garden bar located on the side for the guests! Leah and staff will assist you with all your ideas and make your day memorable you won’t be disappointed!I am recommending Gardens on Forest and this establishment 5 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ plus!
Leilani Gee
13:48 10 Aug 23
I organised a high tea four my friend this afternoon who was celebrating her 80th birthday. There was 13 of us and we all enjoyed it immensely. The food was great and the amount was very generous. The staff were so lovely and bent over backwards to serve you and be there to help in any way. Leah who i spoke to and organised with was so helpful and wonderful to speak to and nothing was a trouble. I could highly recommend this high tea and have a great day like we did. Patrice
Ian Ryan
08:23 10 Jun 23
What a great venue, highly recommended, Leah and Maria and staff did a superb job. Oh by the way, shout out to the chef, delightful and generous gourmet food. Thank you guys, thank you for hosting my daughters 13th birthday part…
Pietro Romano
12:55 30 Apr 23
Came here for high tea, it was very impressive. Nice atmosphere with a stunning vibe and decor. Me and mum love it. Service was so professional. They offered my mum a mocktail instead a cocktail as she doesn’t drink alcohol.
12:36 04 Apr 23
Leah was crucial in making our wedding the magical experience that it was. We had an outdoor ceremony and Leah was ready with a Plan B in case it rained (luckily it didn't!). The whole team was ready to work with our vendors and celebrant directly on the day, taking a lot of pressure off of our shoulders on such an important day. I cannot thank the team enough for helping us achieve such a beautiful ceremony.
Andrew Tantri
09:27 27 Mar 23
Did a wedding photography here. One of the best wedding venue where you can have it all from preparation, ceremony, and reception. staff are friendly to photographers as well. Lots of places for a location shoot for post-wedding photograph. Highly recommended!
FirstLook Stills - Wedding Photographer
22:40 14 Mar 23
I had a high tea for a birthday party with 16 people. Communication for planning great, food wonderful, staff lovely. Would absolutely recommend.
Marion Parmenter
07:00 18 Feb 23
Very accommodated. Kind so easy to deal with they have a different kinds of rooms for small gathering events and bog gathering events.. come and check the place. Lovely people.
Ginalyn Luzung
02:07 02 Feb 23
Absolutley amazing food, the high tea, egg and chicken sandwich's, staff are friendly and amazing ambience and unique experience. A definite must try!
Harold Dakin
07:17 11 Sep 22
Gardens on forest was truely an incredible experience!Sonia and Leah helping to organise the room to make the most beautiful day for my sister’s bridal shower!The staff, the food and location was just perfect!Thank you thank you so much and looking forward to having more venues at garden on forest! xxx
Laura Frew
09:58 24 Jul 22
Very friendly owner and staff. Very efficient service. Nice big meals and tasty. Beautiful atmosphere and surroundings.
Lynda Wallace
05:30 13 Jul 22
Great service fresh and good food
gewargis odah
19:30 02 Jun 22
Hi Sonia & TeamI wanted to say thank you so much for hosting and making my day a wonderful one to celebrate my bridal shower at the Gardens. The girls enjoyed themselves and so did I. Thankyou for your hospitality & I must say the ladies that served us on the day were sensational 👌
01:10 26 Feb 22
Exceptional destination for small/ medium functions. Was there for a birthday, food was delicious and had a good variety of canapes. Staff were friendly, curteousa and professional. They also offer high tea. A fair bit of parking on the street. No parking on premises. Nice small garden area with fountains perfect for memorable pics.
Hopskipandjump K
06:26 22 May 21
A beautiful journey, a trip down wonderland and yesteryear era! Stunning, furniture/fittings and lighting fixtures. The gardens are just delightful, well cared for and maintained. The statues are just amazing and some unique, making a walk around the gardens, that bit more special.The staff are very attentive, highly professional, engaging and respectful. Overall, food great, excluding a couple spreads that were not our 'cup of tea', yes a joke, a bad one at that LOL . To top off our day, was hearing about the owner of the home/business and her actions of giving back to the community
Kerry Gale Stubbs
09:26 16 Apr 21
Good service for high tea to celebrate a lady's 100th birthday. Good was beautiful in wonderful heritage building.
Kerry Ryan
21:16 25 Mar 21
amazing service staff and food I had the high tea it was absolutely beautiful and delicious but there is no parking would definitely go back there
Tag El
03:07 22 Mar 21
Beautiful place
Rena Pap
05:23 21 Mar 21
We cannot thank the management and staff at The Gardens on Forest enough.From start to finish for our daughter Alexandria's wedding planning and execution Abraham and the wonderful team we met throughout our time there were brilliant.From the wonderful Chef and his team to the service staff and their excellent service you cannot do better. Their coordination with other party coordinators and suppliers was exemplary and the feedback from those business was only full of praise for Abraham and the team.The Garden Court room is outstanding and we fell in love with it from the start, the gardens are just so beautiful, the owner Sonia just an amazing lady and the people themselves just made our event so fantastic.Service and professionalism was brilliant, food was star class and the care factor from the team was second to none.My family cannot sing their praises enough and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts
Joe Guida
09:48 24 Feb 21
Very good way to spend a Friday Afternoon for Hiogh Tea. Food & service first class even with a Groupon Discount
Keith Clissold
22:26 18 Jan 21
A beautiful venue to meet and the owner and staff do a fantastic job to ensure the safety and security of everyone.
Jenny Smith
10:44 18 Jan 21
The service was great. Really enjoyed the food. Beautiful presentation of room and table. Followed all Covid rules. Will visit again.
Gail Betteridge
07:17 17 Jan 21
I'm not normally one to post reviews, but I couldn't resist with this absolutely stunning venue. My husband & I treated my parents to some delicious high tea earlier today & what an absolute treat it was. Impeccable service & delicious food, all catered to our dietary requirements flawlessly. I only wish I could give even more stars! Truly one of my favourite spots for high tea from among the many I've tried. 💖
05:16 17 Jan 21
Delicious high tea in a beautiful location. Our waiters Marcela and Solomon were fantastic. Thanks. We will be back.
Tara Wilson
05:31 10 Jan 21
Stunning venue with a gorgeous interior. The gardens at the front are lovely. We had the high tea which was delicious. Solomon made sure we were well catered for and enjoyed our afternoon. The wedding venue area look superb.
Katrina Sammut
03:46 10 Jan 21
I couldn’t thank you Abraham enough for all his support during the event. Everything went well and the food was amazing .Highly recommend the Garden On The Forest !
Jennifer Howard
11:20 25 Dec 20
Good quality food! Friendly staffs! Great high tea service!
Vivian Doane
12:19 06 Dec 20
Beautiful interior. Great food and friendly service. Will definitely go back.
MariaL Lizzio
02:54 05 Dec 20
We had our wedding at Gardens on Forest on Saturday 20th July 2019 and it was the BEST DAY EVER!From the moment we saw the venue we knew it was perfect for us – beautiful gardens out the front and Victorian/classic rooms inside. Our guests had such a great time and we received so many compliments about the venue, food and service.Thank you so much Teresa and Shannon - you made the whole planning process so easy and everything went so smoothly. Also thank you Joanna, Lee and staff for taking care of us on the day and always checking if we needed anything throughout the night.Would highly recommend!
Samantha Catalano
03:13 21 Nov 20
The ladies at our church haven't met with each other since March 2020 (due to Covid 19). We so appreciate the 'Gardens on Forest" establishment spending time with us and putting on a fabulous High Tea. We were all so happyThank you thankyou thankyou
Deb Rendell
09:13 20 Nov 20
Beautiful venue with antique victorian style ambience and well lit.. the high tea is very popular and great value for money
Ruman Akbar
06:35 30 Oct 20
Had beautiful high tea with 3 other people, 2 of them required Gluten free vegetarian option and we were not disspointed. The staff were very accomodating to our diets and the food was yummy, nothing was too hard and at no extra cost. Thank you to the chef for looking after us!
Elio Fornasier
04:24 25 Oct 20
A very elegant place for high tea, weddings, baby shower or all kinds of occasions, the high tea selection are great, yummy sandwiches, pastry, scones & variety of Desserts.Will highly recommend. Good value as well.
Rachel T.
23:38 12 Sep 20
The venue was so beautiful, the service was so lovely and the value for high tea was so worth it. Thank you for giving us a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this place.
Marian M
11:59 12 Sep 20
Lovely venue.Great pleasant staff and service.
Kevin Binder
01:46 06 Sep 20
I was at a wedding there and it was nice. Photos you take at the garden was really nice...
Shadi Jheir
08:17 23 Aug 20
Little hidden gem. The loveliest High Tea. The English breakfast tea was lovely too.
Bernadette Edwards
10:07 25 Jul 20
A beautiful venue offering exceptional service.
Tania Katsanis
12:05 20 Jul 20
Beautiful garden and room. Great food and service
06:58 19 Jul 20
Great friendly service, great job by Sonia and team.
05:59 20 Jun 20
Great must see show "confetti & kaos" at a really nice venue. Dont miss this one.
William Richard
21:57 14 Feb 20
Great service, friendly staff, and the food was delicious.
christina kandidis
19:18 15 Jul 23
Went here for a high tea, the food seemed like it was prepared early and kept in the fridge, they were not fresh nor stale, they were tasty though.Not many people there, if we hadn't won the high tea as a prize, we wouldn't have been there either.The staff were very friendly, very attentive, maybe too attentive, so much so they seemed to be interrupting our chat all the time.Wonderful ladies though but I guess, when you've got no customers, you try and look after the ones you've got.
haley short
12:52 28 May 23
Lovely house and grounds. Public High Tea was very good value- scones a particular highlight. Able to cater to gluten free- ask questions if coeliac. Parking was on the street, but not timed on the weekend. Great for a group and kids can play in the garden.
Mel Marshan
03:34 09 Oct 22
Nice venue, food was great. Parking was bad
21:58 07 Sep 22
Great place for high tea. Staff were friendly. Food was great.
Carissa Rideout
08:57 13 Jun 21
Nice High Tea at this wedding venue. Food was nice.
Christine Hallett
09:42 06 May 21
Good little spot for the right thing.
Matthew Waddingham
10:41 28 Jan 20