Donette & Jeffrey


We wanted to reach out to you all & just say THANK YOU!

Everything from the beginning of planning all the way through to the wedding day was an absolute breeze!

The support we received from you from choosing our menu, through to the timing for our day and setup was absolutely superb, you made it so easy for us. We a re forever grateful!

The amount of compliments we received from our guests about the food was awesome…every single person loved it all!

You have a solid team!

Thank you always,

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: September 2019

Jen & Simon

Simon and i just wanted to say a massive thank you for such an incredible day.
From countless emails back and forth over the past 14 months, in prep for the big day, lots of questions answered so quickly with no fuss!

Thank you for providing us with a meal tasting, who to look for when organising wines and wedding cakes, helping us with timing of the day and making sure everyone with different dietary requirements were able to enjoy yummy food!

The day ran so smoothly and everyone continued to say how yummy the food was!
We were so excited to sit down and enjoy the food we had once tasted and couldn’t wait to eat again.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: August 2019

Emily & Daniel

Ben and staff are so professional and easy to work with. They are also very talented and serve the most delicious food! We couldn’t have been happier! Every single person at our wedding loved the food, and even our guests with special dietary requirements made a point of how above and beyond the caterers went for them! We are so happy with how efficiently our wedding canapé hour and reception ran thanks to Ben and his staff.

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: May 2019

Benjamin & Laura

Monkey Place catered our wedding at Adams Peak and they were wonderful from start to finish. Ben Sanger is so helpful and easy to deal with, and was fantastic about answering all of my questions and helping me nail down the timeline for the day. He knows Adams Peak very well and provided excellent advice during the planning process and setup. Monkey Place catered our canapés and reception, as well as lunch for the bridal party before the ceremony and a recovery brunch the day after the wedding. All of the food was amazing and so many guests told me it was the best wedding food they’d ever had. We were also very impressed by the generous amount of food catered for each event – certainly no one left hungry! We received great service from all of the staff and they were so warm and friendly to all of our guests. For the quality of the food and service, they are very reasonably priced. I cannot recommend Monkey Place Catering more highly, they are just fantastic!

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: April 2019

Nadia & Stu

Just wanna say a BIG THANK You for everything! The food and the service was just amazing! Everyone loved it!
Thank you so much to make our day as special as it was 😉

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: April 2019

Sammy & Dane

Thanks so much Ben, Jace and the Monkey Place team. Everything you did for our wedding in April was sensational from the canapés, to the stunning buffet, to to wonderful and friendly team. Our guests loved everything (especially the Honey Mustard Chicken – highly recommend!) I will recommend you guys to anyone who will listen. We are so thankful.
The whole process from the very first day we booked, to the choice of menu and to the actual day was perfect and very impressive. Couldn’t be happier!

Venue: Pokolbin Community Hall
Date: April 2019

Claire & Simon

Ben, Jace and the Monkey Place team were absolutely fantastic to work with; from choosing the menus to advice on timings, Ben went above and beyond to help us achieve what we wanted for our big day. Our guests were raving about the food (especially the dessert station and the sausage sizzle!) and we’ve had endless compliments about how delicious everything was. The sharing platters were ideal for our wedding as they encouraged everyone to chat, which is definitely what happened! Thanks again for everything, and bringing your smiles back on Sunday for the brunch!

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: March 2019

Mr and Mrs Holmes

Everything was PERFECT!

Every single person commented on the guys working on the night, the food, the venue words do little to express how thankful we are for each of you and your team!

Wouldn’t of been the same without the passion the expertise and your personal touches and advice thank you, thank you!

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: October 2018

Mr. & Mrs. Brady

Thank you so much for all your help and please pass a big Thank You to your amazing Team for, being professional, friendly and a part of our special day. The food was just fabulous!

It was truly the best day of our lives and we loved every minute of it.

Thank you for continually working with us and helping us create personalized touches, an amazing day, and truly unforgettable memories.
P.s.: My dad loved your Arancini 🙂
he said: “…the Chef must have been to Italy before, he knows the real taste of a good Arancino ball!”.

Our love and gratitude

Venue: Calvin Estate
Date: August 2018

Mark and Kimberley Lucas

We just wanted to sincerely thank you both for creating an amazing first meal as husband and wife for us at our wedding last month at Adams Peak. The food was absolutely beautiful, and we have received so many comments from our friends on how good it was and how much everyone enjoyed it! The main compliment we keep getting is how good the lamb was and how it just fell apart. One guest can’t stop raving about the arancini balls and her husband is italian.

So a huge thank you to you and your team for helping to make our big day so special! You have been so easy to work with right from the start and were quick to answer any questions we may have had. Thank you to your wait staff as well as they did a great job on the day. In particular there was one lady (and I can’t remember her name now) but she was so good at looking after my niece and nephew with their food at the start and also helping the guests who were vegan and coeliac, so if you know who we are talking about please pass on our deepest thanks.

We would definitely use you again and would highly recommend you to anyone who asks.

Thanks again for everything and we wish you the best of luck for all your future weddings.

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: March 2018

Kayla and Lewis

I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for your contribution in making our wedding such an amazing weekend. We have gotten so much feedback on the food saying it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding.

You can officially say ‘I told you so’ to my mum, there was definitely more than enough food, I don’t think we needed half those cheese boards! Regardless, everything from the canape chest to the brunch on the Sunday was impeccable, so thank you again.

I thought we would be a bit sad that the day is over but I think because to us everything was so perfect we wouldn’t want to do it again because I don’t think it would be able to top the day that it was! So one last time, thank you 🙂

Hope you have a great 2018.


Venue: Adams Peak
Date: January 2018

Susan and Nathan

We are so grateful for everything you did for us on Saturday (and leading up to it). The food was amazing, and loads of people have commented on how good it was.

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: July 2017

Annette and Liam

Just wanted to email and say A huge thanks for last weekend!!
Everyone raved over the food and how amazing it was so Thankyou!!

But not only that thanks for all your advise along the way, and encouraging us to really do what we wanted because the day was perfect for us.

You were an absolute legend and we can’t thank you enough.

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: May 2017

Melissa and Gavin

Firstly, Gav and I would like to say a massive thank you to you and your team for our amazing meals on Saturday 20th.
Everyone was very happy and full (which is what you want) and all ran smoothly!
Thank you for all your time, effort and patience leading up to our big day, we really appreciated it and we had a great day J

It was just perfect!

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: May 2017

Samantha and Greg

When we met 18 months ago we challenged you with our unique concepts and wanting to create something different for our guests. Even though due to the weather we didn’t get to execute our full plan we appreciated your flexibility to change things for us at the last minute. On reflection, we so happy to have the dinner in the barn as opposed to on the grass. The canapés on the front lawn was really just a highlight for us as this was the one thing we really wanted.

Following the tasting we knew that the food would be perfect for our wedding. As the bride & groom we generally don’t get to eat much but from what we did have was just truly excellent (even better than the tasting, which we don’t even know how that was possible!). Having been in the industry ourselves for over 13+ years combined and planned countless weddings, we can say that your food was truly the best in both taste and uniqueness we’ve experienced. We wanted to give our guests a taste of the hunter valley along with providing a unique dining experience and you and the team delivered that to a standard that was truly well above our expectations.

6 weeks on we are still receiving so many compliments about how delicious and unique the food was. For many people this was the highlight as it was just something not only different but exceptional in taste. Everyone has different favourites from the night which again shows just how excellent every piece of food was. My dad never having eaten duck before I think about ate half of the platter! The food stations were definitely a hit also as for many of our guests this was a first. To be honest we were just expecting a couple of trestles but again you took it to the next level by building the cooking stations into those rustic bar’s. It’s the details like this that we really cannot thank you enough for the role that you played in our special day. In particular Greg and many guests commented on the PERFECT cooking of the calamari and prawns. Greg is probably one of the toughest critics I know for cooking seafood and meat to perfection so well done to the team on this.

The food in our eyes is the most important aspect of the wedding and to make our wedding as incredible as it was it really came down to you and the team for the food and if it wasn’t for you I can assure you people wouldn’t still be talking about it.

We don’t want to forget the brunch also as we cannot believe you specially ordered those pastries. The brunch food looked and tasted amazing. It was the perfect post-wedding brunch.

Words can really not thank you and the team at Monkey Place catering enough for everything you did for our wedding and giving us and our guests the best memories of the day. You truly deserve all the praise you receive and more.

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: March 2017

Sonia McMartin

We have just returned from the wedding of my daughter,Kimberley and new son in law Adriaan at Starline Alpaca Resort. Ben and his team were AMAZING…the canapés and buffet received rave reviews from all our guests and the next mornings brunch was wonderful.Ben was very obliging and willing to help in any way he could and his staff were very cheerful.If you want your special day catered for you won’t get better.Thank you thank you thank you

Venue: Adams Peak
Date: March 2017

Erin & Scott

Monkey Place was absolutely fantastic. The food was well beyond all our expectations and definitely the best food we have ever had at a wedding. All our guests raved about the food – from the canapes to the dinner, we are still getting comments from our friends and family about how good the food was. Ben was extremely helpful and very adaptable to last-minute changes and complex dietary requirements, nothing was too hard for him. I would recommend Ben and his team to anyone.Thanks again for everything, it was fantastic!

Venue: The Barn @ Adams Peak
Date: October 2016

Katie & Dean

Ben and his team did our wedding a few weeks ago and it was AMAZING, the food & the service where above and beyond. We had so many of our guests comment on how it was the best wedding food they had ever had. Do your self a favour and order the double smokes ribs … OMG drool !!!

Venue: The Barn @ Adams Peak
Date: September 2016

Letitia & Jack

Thank you to Ben and all the monkey place catering crew. The food was a hit very yummy. For me as long as the groom was happy, as he loves his food , that was all that mattered. Thank you so very much, the staff were all friendly and well mannered and did an amazing job. The guest loved everything the canapes were a huge hit especially the pumpkin and fetta quiche. Will recommend you to anyone.

Venue: The Barn @ Adams Peak
Date: August 2016

Tash & Jake

There is really only one word to describe Monkey Place Caterings food, WOW! I was married in August 2016 and Ben and his team blew all of our guests away with how amazing the food was. I had so many comments from guests on how delicious it all was and it was the best meal that they had ever had at a wedding! The only thing that may outshine the food is Ben himself, his kind nature and amazing passion for food shines through in every conversation that you have with him. He was such a pleasure to deal with, his experience in the industry shows, leaving you with no doubts for the big day!I could not recommend Ben and his team more. So thank you again Ben.

Venue: The Barn @ Adams Peak
Date: August 2016