Testimonials

What People Are Saying About Merrimu……….

There must be something extremely satisfying about providing people with the unforgettable experience of outstanding hospitality, ambience and culinary perfection all under the one roof.

The Batziakas family has serviced the hospitality industry in Melbourne for over thirty years, providing superior and elegant service, catering for many types of functions, events and celebrations. From the most personal intimate of weddings, to large corporate seminars and trade shows.

Today, the family is renowned as one of Melbourne’s leading event venue owner operators, recently acquiring Merrimu Receptions, adding it to the port folio in December 2005.

Their continued professionalism, attention to detail, excellent food and service are still making events a truly memorable occasion for all. With venues that stand above the rest!


Just wanted to say thank you so much for the hospitality! You and your team at Merrimu were amazing and all we are getting is positive feedback about the venue. We couldn’t have asked for a better day and we truly thank Merrimu for making it even better.

Alisha and Nick, married January 2014

Thank you so much for making our wedding a very successful, enjoyable and memorable night. Your hospitality, food and service was exceptional and we will be definitely recommending Merrimu to all our family and friends.

Lisa Marie and Antonio, married February 2014

We want to say a BIG thank you to you and your staff. Michelle and Marc’s wedding on Saturday 1st March was a huge success. The food was amazing, the chef deserves high praise. We have been guests at Merrimu on a number of occasions and the food has always been great, this is one of the reasons we chose it to cater for our daughter’s special day! But the food on the night was exceptional and everyone agreed. General comment is that it was “the best wedding food they have ever had”, more like they would expect at high class restaurants. From the eye fillet and Moroccan chicken main course to the trio dessert and the fresh and ripe fruit platter.

The staff were excellent, had lots of comments on their high level of service, attention to detail and friendly response to every request. Based on our experience, we highly recommend Merrimu to all our friends and family.

Julliette, Proud mother of the bride, March 2014

What a day!!! We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding day incredible. Everyone loved the venue, the food was delicious and everything ran super smooth. We couldn’t have asked for a better night.

Amiranda and David, married March 2014

As the mother of the bride, and on behalf of Marina and Jon, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to you and your staff, for the great service you provided at my daughters wedding on Saturday April 5. The emails have been flying back and forth since. The exquisite food and individual special catering for guests with dietary needs, amazing service, spacious dance floor and elegant decor have been highly commended by our guests.

It wasn’t just on the wedding day itself that we were impressed with, every time we called up with any queries, you were always there to assure us that everything was alright and would definitely would be great on the night. Your personal professionalism, as well as superb service of your staff was outstanding. We recommend your venue to everyone we know and would definitely come back for any future special occasions!!!

Thank you once again for a great memorable experience at Merrimu.

Lili, Proud mother of the bride, March 2014

I wanted to say a big thank you to you and all the staff at Merrimu. You really made our night very special for us. The set up of the room, the service and food was excellent! We really had such a magical day that we are never going to forget. We will be shouting your praises to any newly engaged couples we meet. Thanks so much again. – Bree and Emmanuel, married March 2014

Just wanted to thank you for making everything run so smoothly. Our client feedback forms highlighted that they rated the venue, service and food very highly. Please pass on my thanks to all your team. Our clients had an excellent time, we’ve had lots of emails and phone calls today and all comments about the venue were very positive. We wouldn’t hesitate to use your facilities again.

Neil Cox, Managing Director, Financial Foundations Australia Dinner/Seminar, April 2014

On behalf of Basketball Victoria, I would like to thank you for hosting our recent Basketball Victoria Awards night. We have received great feedback regarding the venue and the evening and it couldn’t have been possible without your great level of service.

Hosting an event like this is a lot of work and both you and your staff assisted us so well in the set up and running of the evening, nothing was too much trouble. Everybody enjoyed the evening, please pass on our thanks to all your staff for the level of service and to the chef for such a lovely meal provided.

We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Kylie Hitchiner, Sponsorship & Special Projects, Basketball Victoria Awards Dinner April 2014

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