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Situated in 400 acre’s of rolling green parkland with breath taking views of Auckland and the Manukau Harbour, Sorrento in the Park offers a unique setting for your wedding reception. As you enter the grounds of Sorrento and pass under the majestic Pohutukawa trees which frame the entrance, you step into a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You step into the tranquil world of charm and classic elegance, which is Sorrento in the Park.
You have the choice of two rooms, the Manukau room in Conjunction with the Somerset room (minimum of 80) and the Pohutukawa room, each with large windows framing the beauty of the surrounding park and letting in an abundance of natural light. Outdoors amidst the giant Pohutukawa trees and the gracious grounds you’ll find an enchanting backdrop for your ceremony or photographs, and perhaps pre-dinner drinks and cocktails or a full garden wedding on those warm summer evenings.
I strongly recommend having your wedding at Sorrento. The venue is beautiful and service was outstanding. The staff were supportive and easy going right from the start and went beyond the call of duty. They did things for us that we hadn’t thought of, for example, put music on in the background while canapes were being served, set up mini tress down the aisle, ordered us a taxi and even saw us to the taxi at the end of the night. The food was amazing. Everyone commented on it all night. There was a huge range and plenty of it. The best wedding dinner people had ever had. We definitely think we got value for money and wouldn’t change a thing. We can’t thank Sorrent enough for making our wedding so special.
Wedding Date: March 30, 2013
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.
Laura and Marshall Edgar
Wedding Date: January 12, 2013
We could not have wished for a better wedding reception for our daughter and son-in-law. The team at Sorrento in the Park took care of every detail with the utmost professionalism and care to detail in every way possible. The food far exceeded our expectations, excellent!!! - and more than enough for our 150 guests. Fantastic service from their friendly staff, beautiful flower arrangements, small details like candles in the bathrooms and fairy lights on the vine covered balcony helped to set the scene for a beautiful and romantic occasion. From our very first meeting with Neil 18 months before the wedding day, we felt confident that we were in excellent hands. Our thanks to Neil and Shirley who lead a great team of professionals at a venue that we would highly recommend.
Wedding Date: March 13, 2010
I cannot rate Sorrento highly enough, from the very first meeting with manager Neil to the beautiful reception they put on for my daughter and son-in-law, everything was very professionally organised. The food was amazing (we had the Silver level menu) both for the buffet meal and the canapes beforehand which were different to the usual run of the mill fare, beautifully presented on platters served by their very pleasant staff, delicious and plentiful. The maitre d’ Shirley was so helpful and attentive all through the evening, prompting us nicely when it was time to eat, have dessert, cut the cake and the first dance. She even helped my daughter down the front steps with her gown when it was time to leave, allowed us to take home the leftover opened bottles of wine, as well as the beautiful table flower arrangements. The gorgeous red roses lasted over a week at home-amazing! It was the most perfect event in every way helped no doubt by the brilliant weather. One small thing only is that we could have done with a few more seats and umbrella settings in the garden perhaps for the pre dinner drinks, although there were plenty of seats inside just off the garden. We didn’t hold the ceremony at Sorrento but came directly from the church. That was another plus, they were happy to receive our guests just whenever we had finished at the church so no waiting in limbo while the bridal party had their photos. Thank you so much Neil and your wonderful team for making it such a special day for us all!
Wedding Date: December 12, 2010
Surprisingly beautiful. Amazing table settings which Sorrento organized. The food was simple and tasty.
Fairy lights on the dance floor were cute. The outdoor area was very intimate. I would recommend to anyone looking for a venue in central Auckland.
Wedding Date: September 20, 2009
I was pleasantly surprised by Sorrento. The outdoor area where the ceremony was held was nice and private. The singing tuis and a distinct lack of traffic noise really let you know you were in the park.
Indoors the venue was split over a couple of levels, the lower lounge level where pre dinner drinks were served had a great view of the park and across south auckland right to the bombays. The upper level had a good size dining room and dancefloor. The food was really good and the staff were all pleasant and helpful.
The only improvement that could be made was the interior decor was a bit dated. The carpet and wall coverings don’t look like they have been updated in a long time and everything look a little tired.
Wedding Date: September 20, 2009
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