Encore was amazing and our selection of suppliers made the most perfect team to create the most perfect night! Everyone commented on what a fantastic evening it was, the attention to detail at the venue, the food, the service staff, everything. Letisha and Michael were incredible throughout and are an absolute asset to the team, I couldn't thank them enough!

My only wish was that it went longer!! It was such a wonderful day start - finish!! Thank you to all of you for putting up with my 'perfectionism' which can at times be a little extreme! haha! It was a pleasure working with you and I wouldn't hesitate to hold another event with you guys in future and recommend you to others!

Elissa & Dean | 24th September 2016 | Wedding Reception


The food was delicious, we are still hearing from guests how impressed they were, in particular the canapes and mains! The serves were the perfect size and the menu felt modern.

A big thank-you to Amy, Michael, Letitia and co! We couldn't have asked for a better night. Our wedding was a complete hit and a night we will all remember. We're so grateful!

Georgia & Brendon | 17th September 2016 | Wedding Reception


St Kilda beach holds a very fond memory of our relationship as we went on our first date to the beach and it was only fair to have our wedding where it all started!! The presentation of the venue, food and location was perfect! 

Julie & Ian | 2nd September 2016 | Wedding Reception


From the bottom of our hearts Jim and I would like tothank-you for helping make our wedding so amazing.  When I walked into encore and saw the set upI had the biggest smile on my face and such a wow moment.

The food was absolutely delicious and the service wasoutstanding. I had so many people come up-to me throughout the night andcomment about the service.

Amy - you made the lead up to the wedding so easy for Jimand I. You were always happy to answer any questions, assist with my requestsand reply so quickly. Thankyou so much, you are truly amazing.

Leticia and Michael - thankyou for making the night runwas so perfectly - from the outstanding service, accommodating our requests,the food and everything else that goes on behind the scenes. We didn't need toworry about a thing. We absolutely loved meeting you both and having you sharethe day with us :)

Yesterday was the best day of our lives and I can saythat you all assisted in that and I am so very grateful.

I can't wait to get the photos from John and the video toshare with you all and I will certainly berecommending encore to everyone.


Carmen & Jim 27.08.16 | Wedding Reception


Overall our experience was amazing we will recommend encore to any future wedding or events. The day was perfect we felt very comfortable everything ran smoothly and we were taken care of from the start. It was the perfect place for us to start our married life together. Thank you everyone at Encore!

Rhiannon & Scott 16th July 2016 | Wedding Reception


Can we have another Encore? What a venue! What a night! Ohh to celebrate our special night at what we believe is one of Melbourne’s premier wedding venues was incredible. We had travelled to all parts of Melbourne, seeing venues, reviewing menus, trying to find a venue that would help us create and celebrate the most special night of our lives thus far. 

Last on our long list was Encore. We had both not been to the venue before but thought we would give it a go, after all, the pictures online looked pretty good. In fact it was everything we wanted and more. 

We had our first walk through and I remember walking out pretending not to be as interested (not to give anything away) and then we both looked at each other and said “it’s perfect…..should we go and pay the deposit now?” 

We were fully engaged throughout the process and everything was transparent and was very much welcomed. 

From the administration team in the lead up, to the front of house and back of house team on our special night there were no faults. Everyone was professional, accommodating and genuine.  We would like to make some special mentions to Antonia and Charlie for their special attention. 

And no, we don’t have rose coloured glasses on, we are still hearing from family and friends how enjoyable our special night was and that Encore was a great venue; it has plenty of food drink and staff were always happy to help!

We had a perfect night and we thank Encore for this. Highly recommended that you get down and see the team at Encore for your special day!

Christopher and Julie Cicutto | Wedding Reception


The Encore exceeded our expectations. We've run 3 major events this year, with numbers between 70 and 160 for each. While this was our smallest event, it was the best experience we had. We would highly recommend Encore to anyone running a corporate event. The staff at all levels have been great to deal with - professional, accommodating and with a real focus on service. Thank you for helping to make our event so successful.

Franchise Relationships Institute | Corporate Event


Thank you once again to Leticia, Amy & team you made our day special with such wonderful & friendly service. Highly recommend this venue & many of our guests commented on such a great time & venue. All extremely helpful & nothing was ever an issue & if additional information required was received in a prompt manner. Chris & I had a fantastic day.

Kate & Chris | Wedding Reception


Bryant and I had the most amazing wedding day, and a lot of that has to do with Encore - the location, setup, but most of all the staff, service and food is above and beyond. It was an incredible experience and a day we'll never forget. It couldn't have gone more perfectly. THANK YOU! :)

Alison & Bryant | Wedding Reception


A big thank you to Antonia for patiently guiding us through the nerve racking planning and to the team and encore for their most attentive service on the night and for making us and our guests feel completely relaxed so we could have the best night!

Tanya & Nigel  | Wedding Reception


Fast response all the time. Every question was answered. We can not fault this. There was always a drink ready for us, and the staff went beyond to help us on the night. 10/10. The food was amazing. Everyone told us on the night and after the event. YUM!  Glad we added the spirits at the last minute. Worth it for the extra $1800 I can not thank the staff enough leading up to the wedding and on the wedding day. I would recommend Encore to anyone to choose as a venue. 

Amanda | Wedding Reception


Venue was beautiful and our guests were raving about the venue, food and service. I personally believe it was our best venue we have attended in quite a few years and service was 100% leading up to the event and during the event. Pleasure to deal with you guys :)

Pancake Parlour | Christmas Function


THE BEST - Cannot speak highly enough of Antonia - she is just amazing! such a lovely person, and so incredibly good at her job! AMAZING - everyone also commented, so attentive and always had everyones drinks filled up! as well as Leticia and Charlie on the day helping me PERFECT venue for my PERFECT day.. INCREDIBLE.. THANK YOU THANK YOU a million times everyone at Encore!!!!! 

Jaye & Scott | Wedding Reception


This morning I attended the Officeworks Small Business Coach Session .. and I have to say, was totally in awe of the breakfast, the service and the ambiance, provided by Encore.

For many years in my past corporate life .. I organised large scale breakfast conferences in Melbourne and Sydney, and never was a venue (international hotel or boutique fine dining restaurant) able to present the level of today’s breakfast.  AND now being Gluten Intolerant .. to enter a venue expecting not to be able to enjoy any food at all — but finding the most abundant display of creative, visually inspiring and tasty GF options .. was astounding.  Felt like Christmas!

I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ to all involved.  I shall happily share my experience and recommend your venue, especially amongst the GF community, and you will be my only choice if I ever need to organise a function or event.

Many thanks.

Sarah | Guest at Breakfast Seminar


We cannot thank the team at Encore enough for making our wedding reception so magical. Everything from the lead up, to the actual running of the event on the night was perfect! The staff were very understanding, accommodating, and genuinely cared about the work that they did. Weddings are stressful, and the staff at Encore sure knew how to make the process less stressful. They worked with us to make things happen rather than work against us. We found that so many wedding venues tried to impose their style and way of doing things onto us, whereas the staff at Encore listened to our vision and give us space to make it happen. This enabled us to create a wedding that reflected us as a couple, leaving us with a unique and very personal event. Thank you once again!

Celin & Dimitri | Wedding 7th June 2015


We could not have been happier with the service provided by Encore. We all had a fantastic night and everything was perfect. Our family and friends were well looked after by staff on the night, we had a fantastic wedding and the room looked stunning. Our coordinator, Lauren McKay was absolutely brilliant.

Carmel & Marco | Wedding 2nd May 2015


The positive feedback we received with regards to the function space, the food and drinks was overwhelming. We were really pleased with the outcome. Thank you so much for making our special day amazing

Donna & Andrew  | Wedding 7th March 2015


We had so many people telling us how fabulous the food was - tasty and well presented. To the team at Encore, thank-you for making the reception the best party ever - we have had so many people commenting on the professionalism and welcoming nature of the staff. Andy and I are just so appreciative of everything that you helped us with and for being so patient with us. We will remember the night as the best night ever thanks to you x

Brook & Andy Wedding 2nd April 2015


We cannot thank Lauren, Charlie and the staff at encore enough! Every little request along the way was always met with a smile and the night was seamless! All our guests were so impressed with the venue and we are still getting comments on how great the food was. Thanks to Lily on the night also, for looking after nick and I so well, and keeping my glass topped up post the speech and dance!

Katie & Nick Wedding 21st February 2015


Hi Team at Encore!

Just wanted to touch base after Michelle and Vaughan’s wedding on the 7th of Feb 2015.
Working in the industry I have been to tones of weddings before, worked in a few reception venues, and seen and heard about many more from all of my brides…
But can I just say, Michelle and Vaughan’s at your venue was the BEST wedding I have EVER been to.
Your venue is something truly special, your staff amazing, and lovely, and truly looked like they wanted to be there. The food was to die for.
I have never been fully satisfied leaving a wedding, but the food was plentiful as it was delicious.
From the moment we walked into the venue there was an amazing atmosphere, and it just flowed and continued through the night.
I feel it is generally noticed and commented on when service isn’t good, but no one ever goes out of their way when service and products are truly amazing, so I wanted to pass on my feedback.
I hope to attend another wedding there in the future, and I will recommend your venue to any of my brides that haven’t yet found their venue of choice.

Beauty Within Mobile Makeovers


We cannot thank Lauren, Charlie and the staff at encore enough! Every little request along the way was always met with a smile and the night was seamless! All our guests were so impressed with the venue and we are still getting comments on how great the food was. Thanks to Lily on the night also, for looking after nick and I so well, and keeping my glass topped up post the speech and dance!

Katie & Nick Wedding 21st February 2015


Encore was amazing, especially assisting us in planning our wedding day given we're both serving defence members and away from communications most of the time. Antonia was fantastic, and was able to create and guide us through planning our day. We feel incredibly lucky to have chosen Encore; we would not have been able to have such a beautiful and well planned wedding without them.

Stef & Dan Wedding 8th January 2015


All of our family & friends were blown away by the venue, most of them weren't aware that Encore even existed. The service provided on the night was first class , all our guests loved the coronas & champagne on arrival along with the canapes & most were to full to eat their main meals ! The drink service was brilliant as all people had a drink in their hand all night (not so good for some!) Our guests commented to us how nice the staff was , great job.

Wedding 7th February 2015


I have nothing but praise for Encore. Lauren - you were brilliant throughout the process and nothing was ever too much to ask. A pleasure to work with. Charlie - again, just brilliant. Thank you for everything. Your 'can-do' attitude was so appreciated. Realistic, professional and so genuinely lovely. Leticia - you were absolute gold on the night and had every little thing sorted. You were like an angel that kept popping up servicing every need without ever being asked to once. Natarlia - another beautiful soul of Encore, whom it was a sheer delight to work with. Guys, anything you need, or anything I can do to sing your praises, I shall. My wedding experience with you all was second to none. Absolutely perfect. I would not change a thing. Thank you x I'm happy to provide a better testimonial than this, so stay tuned. I'll also provide you all the professional images of the day as soon as we receive them to use however you see fit in your marketing and social media. I haven't included any below just yet as I'd prefer to give you the professional ones!

Shannon & Paul 16th January 2015


Adrian and I could not have asked for a more perfect day. Right from the start, Antonia made the whole planning process so easy and nothing was ever too much trouble. One the night, Charlie and all staff were so professional in ensuring everything flowed seamlessly, which it did. Kudos to the chefs too - the food was just delicious! Even to today (2 months later) our guests are still paying us compliments. It was just perfect. Thanks Encore team x

Rose and Adrian  - Wedding 6/09/14


Before we go on our honeymoon tomorrow I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for all your efforts. All our guests were raving about the food and service provided by your team. Thank you so much, we had the best night!

Nicole and Christian - Wedding 16/08/14  _________________________________________________________________

Nothing at all to report from my end apart from the fact that the night was an overwhelming success.  Everyone absolutely loved the venue.

Please pass on my thanks to all of your staff, they are brilliant, helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Charlie in particular was fantastic.  

Assuming we have the Ball again next year, we will have no hesitation in locking in the Encore to host the event again in 2015.

Thanks for all your help in the lead up to the event!

Caulfield Grammarians Football Club  - 19th July 2014

Just a quick note to say a big thank you to yourself, Nathan and the team at Encore for putting on a great event 14-15 May.  The service was outstanding and the food was superb, we had a great time and we really loved your venue.  Next time we’re in Melbourne, we’re coming back to you guys!

Melissa Geue | Executive Officer | Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia


The dinner and the whole night at Encore was absolutely fantastic and everybody really enjoyed themselves.

All the staff were highly professional and efficient and Colin really looked after us. 

Quality of food was excellent and we received a lot of great feedback the next day from people who adored their meals.

Venue was clean and a great space that everybody had plenty of room

All in all, the night ran without a hitch which is a credit to you and your staff. 

Thanks again Antonia and we will be sure to highly recommend Encore to future clients

Dinamics - 6th March 2014


I also wanted to pass our appreciations onto the team at Encore and Captain Baxter, the feedback has all been very positive and many times mentioned the venue perfect, the food amazing and our CEO has said that the event itself was exceptional. So please pass this onto your event staff who worked with us as they were pivotal in making this even, they were so attentive and thorough and easy to work with nothing was a problem so well done!

Austereo - 30th January 2014


"The food was great and the venue was fantastic" - is just a typical of the responses that I had from our people.

You have a great team of people at Encore and we enjoyed how they mixed in so well with our people (wearing party hats etc.) On behalf of the Wesley CRA I would like to wish everyone at Encore Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thanks for a great night that was had by all.

Wesley College - 12th December 2013


Hi Antonia,

Yesterdaywent really well! 

You have anabsolutely amazing team and they were very accommodating and just generallyexcellent all day.

I have neverreceived so many compliments about a venue, food or the staff before, so thankyou to you, your staff, the chefs and anyone else that I've missed.

To put it inperspective, this particular group of delegates would normally rush out thedoor as soon as the formalities are over, but to have a substantial amount ofthem hang around until the very end was amazing to see.

We willcertainly keep the venue in mind for future conferences/events.

Danni Newman - Specsavers - 19th November 2013


Hi Francesca,

On behalf of Nick and I, I wanted to express my gratitude toyou and Letitia (if you could please pass on this message to her as well) forall of your work in managing and hosting our wedding reception on the 4thNovember.

We were extremely happy with how it all went and we havereceived countless compliments from friends and family on the quality of thevenue and in particular the food! The service was also excellent on the nightwhich helped make the night more enjoyable.

Nick and I had a great night and we felt we had a greatatmosphere as everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves socialising anddancing !

Thanks again, we really appreciate everything.

Jessica & Nick  -  Wedding 4th November 2013


Hi Francesca,

Just thought I would send you guys an email to let youknow how thankful we are & also how much fun we had at our wedding!Yourself, Leticia & Dom did such an awesome job with everything & ourwedding would not have been amazing if it wasn't for you guys so thankyou so somuch from the bottom of our hearts! Our guests loved it from the venue to thefood they said everything was amazing & it was the best wedding they hadever been to! You guys were so professional so easy to work with & sounderstanding you made my job so much easier so thankyou we really appreciateit!

Daniel & Megan - Wedding 18th October


I just wanted to say a big thank you to you, Leticia and the Encore team. Saturday was amazing, the food was great, the service was impeccable,everything was perfect!

Everyone can't stop talking about the venue and food. Thank you for everything, you and your events team are just ridiculous, that's the way all events should be!

Annie and Dre —  Wedding 5th October 2013


A big thank you to you and the broader team at Encore for all the assistance you provided us in the lead up to and during our event last week. We've received a lot of positive feedback about the event and we would not have been able to achieve what we did without your team's support. All of the Encore staff who worked on our event were extremely flexible and accommodating of our needs and overall a really great team to work with. Thanks again for all your assistance and I look forward to working with you again one day on future events.

CUB Carlton United Brewery


Hi Antonia and Leticia,

We have finally returned back from the honeymoon to normal life and come down from cloud 9 after our amazing wedding at Encore.

We would like to personally thank you both for your help with making our wedding such a wonderful and memorable event.

From the tastings night to the final details on the day, your help and attention to detail definitely made our day stress free. 

Our guests are still commenting on how wonderful the food was for a wedding venue and Leticia's attendance to us throughout the night was incredible, always asking if there was anything she could do. I truly appreciated your help with everything, thank you!

The day and night went off without a hitch and we have such incredible memories of our perfect day.

Thanks team Encore for an amazing venue and such friendly staff.

Kind regards,

Janelle & Paul Ciccarella


To Francesca and the team at Encore,

Sorry for the late but we wanted to write and thank you very much for making our wedding day so amazing. We have continually been commented on the fabulous food, there was heaps of it and all of it delicious. We have also been told many times what a great venue we had chosen and how great the space was. We are so grateful for all the organisation that went into our amazing day. The ceremony was just perfect and the reception we will never forget. Everyone we dealt with was lovely and made the day stress free!

Thank you so much for making our wedding day run so smoothly, it was absolutely the perfect day!


Corinne Molloy


Dear Francesca, Leticia and the team at Encore,
A super belated thank you to you all for hosting such a great wedding for Anton and I on March 29.

Francesca, the planning process was a pleasure and you ensured that everything we wanted was in place ahead of the day. And Leticia, thank you for attending to everything throughout the ceremony and reception, including bringing the champagne when I arrived 30 minutes ahead of schedule!

Every one of our guests has told us how great everything was and the delicious food is something that has certainly stood out for all.

Anton and I truly had the best day of our lives and Encore was the perfect place for our wedding. May all of your couples be as happy as we are!
I'll send through some photos in separate email as the files are huge and this may get lost in cyberspace!

Thanks again,
Lisa and Anton


Thanks to all the amazing Encore staff for making The Adventures of Russ+Stell even more epic. A special mention to Leticia, Dom and of course Antonia. You guys enhanced our night in ways we cannot express. What a party! We are still glowing and it's not just the Boracay sun we are presently enjoying.

-  R  Russell Brenner

        30th February 2013


Thank you again for yesterday. I have received great feedback regarding the venue, food and staff.  One of my colleagues said “we should use it for every event”.  My colleague who I organised this for, was very positive about the venue.  She spoke very highly of the venue, staff and food.

From my perspective I wanted to say a very BIG thank you for making the event so successful, understanding and catering for my requirements.  I’d definitely use Encore again!’

-      Fiona

       18th April


Hi Francesca,
I know you have already heard from my Dad, but i want to personally Thank You for everything you and Georgie did for my wedding on the 31st March. It was such a magical day and i couldn't have asked for anything better.
The team at Encore, especially yourself, have been so pleasurable to deal with and made the whole wedding planning process so smooth.
I have heard nothing but amazing reviews from my guests about the level of service that was provided on the day and everyone said that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding.

You made the day so special for myself and Tim and i just wanted to let you know the we appreciated it so much. I will definitely be recommending Encore to anyone i know that is planning a wedding or even a function.

Thank you again for everything. I am one very happy newlywed!



31st March 2012

‘Feedback from the client has been fabulous and we were also really impressed with the venue and the level of service.  We will highly recommend your venue and look forward to the next time we can hold an event there. Thank you to you and everyone that worked on and at the event.’

Fiona McInerney, Senior Producer
abt Precinct
28th Feb 2012

Dear Angela, Matt and team at Encore

We just wanted to thank you for a brilliant function last Saturday night. Everything was beyond our expectations — the venue, food, service, cocktails were all great, no mean feat at any time, but all the more remarkable given the venue is only 2 weeks old! We particularly appreciated your flexibility in tailoring the menu for our guests, which was limited by a number of dietary restrictions. Matt’s creative and delicious responses to our requests were fantastic, and our guests raved about not just the quality but also the variety and quantity of the food.  We also appreciated the flexible spaces and floorplan the venue provides, and your assistance in helping us realise our vision of how each space would look and be used. What an outstanding start to a new venture — we have no doubt you will go from strength to strength.

Kind regards
17th September 2011

Thank you for all your assistance. The event went extremely well. There was great feedback from delegates regarding the venue (they loved the view etc.) and food. Your staff, especially Georgie was fabulous, the service was quick and efficient and also our live animal presentation was a hit with all.



27th October 2011

Tegan's Birthday that we held on the 25th June was a fantastic success due in a huge way to your wonderful staff and attention to detail.

The food was wonderful, the venue was stylish and very cool (and warm for the many Queenslanders in attendance) and staff ensured that everybody had a fantastic time.

I have already highly recommended you to a range of colleagues and friends in both Victoria and Queensland.  Part of my professional career involves arranging various functions and I would not hesitate to approach you for future personal or corporate events.

Please pass on our thanks to all your staff.

Kindest regards,


I really wanted to take the time to thank you fully for everything you and the staff did to make our wedding so wonderful.

You and your staff were absolutely fabulous on the big day and throughout the lead up.  The feedback from the wedding guests was about how wonderful the venue was, how amazing the food was and also how fantastic all of the staff were.  My mum was so impressed she wanted to send a thank you note to you all too.  Everyone has just been raving about it which is proof of the effort and planning you and the staff put into it.  You made everything run so smoothly so Mark and I were able to relax and enjoy the day, which we did!  Thank you again.  You truly gave us a day to remember for the rest of our lives.

We'll definitely be back soon.  We love it!


Just wanted to say thanks to you and all your staff for the excellent service we received at the wedding last night. The food was delicious and plentiful, the waiters always pleasant and helpful, and everyone had a good night.  Sarah and Roland said several times that it exceeded their expectations. Many of the guests had never been to Republica before but were really impressed with the venue and keen to return.

Thank you particularly for your help,


Helene and Colin  

To Whom It May Concern:

My daughter had a bat mitzvah celebration on January 27 at Republica. From our first conversations with the team, we were thrilled and delighted. First, they listened to what we wanted for the function and they sought to offer us choices to achieve the sort of event we were after. We had a staggered function with people arriving and leaving between 5pm and 11pm - complicated. The team was able to guide us in how we could manage the service of food and drinks and how we could accommodate adult and kid friendly food, and were completely accommodating about serving “mocktails” in souvenir glasses which they then washed so we could give them to our guests. At all times, I was completely aware of every cost and how this worked within our budget.

On the evening itself, the team was there to make sure everything was laid out just as we had planned, and the manager who took over was outstanding. The staff kept to our timing perfectly and responded warmly and respectfully to kids and adults alike.

All my guests commented on the beauty of the setting, the excellence of the food, the professionalism of the staff.


Encore’s sister venue Republica is also delighted to provide references showcasing the Encore teams reputation.

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