Cloud 9 Event Management was recommended to me by Manly Yacht Club when my fiancé and I were looking at holding our wedding reception there. After talking with friends I found out that my friend had also hired Cloud 9 and Amy to organise her wedding the year before and she came highly recommended.
Amy is a warm, bubbly and professional person and a joy to deal with. Like many others we only had a vague sort of idea of what kind of a theme we wanted, but Amy was able to tease out our thoughts and mould it into something perfect just for us. I’m not sure if she’ll ever have a request for those pink flamingos and Astroturf for a wedding again but we absolutely loved it. Anything goes!
There are so many things to think about when hiring a self-catering/blank venue that I would definitely recommend Amy and Cloud 9 to organise it for you. Amy goes above and beyond, is genuinely excited for you and on our day she even did a few little extra things that were only possible because she was there.
If I had my time all over again I would hire Amy and do it just the same. Thank you Amy!
Caroline & James . Wedding . Manly Yacht Club . Sept 2015
Cloud 9 were amazing from the get-go! Professional, artistic and a natural flare to interpret client brief with amazing results! My initial meeting with Cloud 9 was at our wedding venue, Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club. She was recommended by a friend and the venue. She asked me questions about what kind of couple we were, what our expectations were, colours, theme etc. As I didn’t really know what I wanted, from our chat she got the gist of what I was into (garden and the beach) and based the wedding theme around that. She did all the thinking and hard work for me.
Once our theme was set I didn’t really have to do much. Amy basically did the rest. I received a floor plan, concept images and even did a nursery visit together! When it came to setting up and back down, she was efficient with no fuss which I liked. For my wedding I provided the flowers and I noticed while I was preparing flowers in jars for the tables; Amy spent time to make sure the colours matched, heights were adjusted, angles etc – a natural eye for design and detail which reaffirmed why I needed her!
Amy was always professional, warm and I felt she genuinely wanted to help and would go above and beyond to make sure it was the best possible wedding. Her communication was excellent where emails were even answered whilst she was away overseas. I can’t thank you enough for all your help and organisation – I’ll defiantly be in contact for my second wedding! (I mean renewing my vows!)
Mariko & Trent . Wedding . Narrabeen Beach SLSC . Aug 2015
Thank you so much for everything you did to help make Saturday such a success. It was just the kind of wedding that Belinda wanted. Please pass on to Tony how chuffed everyone involved was with the bar he assembled. So sorry it had to be at the last minute -but what a fantastic job he did!!!!!!
Hope to meet up again some day.
Mother of the bride . Belinda & Jeronimo's Wedding . Wildflower Garden, St Ives . Aug 2015
We are so thankful to Amy and Cloud 9 for everything that they did for us leading up to and the day of our wedding - they went well above and beyond what we expected and we are so grateful we had them onboard because I can't imagine how we could have gotten such a special day without their help and guidance. We were arranging our wedding in Sydney from our home in Perth and we never even met Amy until a couple of days before the actual wedding but we were never really worried because the communication was great, the ideas presented were as per our requirements and Amy always made herself available to us to answer any questions or concerns we might have had. As for the day itself Amy made sure the venue looked flawless, our guests were well taken care of and the day went smoothly (including the ceremony). We really cannot recommend them highly enough!
Colin & Haruka . Wedding . Manly Yacht Club . Apr 2015
From the word go, you were extremely patient with us as we changed our mind a few times on the catering and we thank you for that. The day itself was awesome, not a single hitch, the food was absolutely fantastic. Samantha and I were talking about how good it was for weeks afterwards and our guests have all said that it was “the” best wedding they have ever attended. We could not have done it without you, and we would very highly recommend you to anyone!
Anthony & Sam . Wedding . Manly Yacht Club . Apr 2015
Having met Amy and subsequently inviting her to be a part of our day was one of the easiest and best decisions we made in the lead up to our summer wedding. Amy exudes politeness, helpfulness and FUN! Every meeting we had with her in the lead up was a delight. She expertly handled so many aspects of our day and was full of cost-effective, convenient suggestions, which really took the pressure off! The catering was divine – we were able to tailor the menu to include our favourite flavours, and it was one of the things we received the best feedback about! The Brazilian Buffet was a huge success, we’re so happy we listened to all of Amy’s advice. She is a true gem, and she comes with our recommendation for any function; her vast knowledge of events and enthusiasm to make the day perfect for us helped make the day all the more magic for us newlyweds.
Jenny & Mitch . Wedding . Sydney Polo Club . Jan 2015
Just want to say a huge thank you to Cloud 9 on the recent organising of my daughter's and new son-in-law's wedding at Bilgola Beach, then followed by the celebration at Bilgola Surf Club. Very special thanks to Amy who was so easy to work with, giving her expert guidance, while still allowing for our own personal preferences in set-up, decorating and catering. The wedding was a more casual cocktail food event and we have had nothing but fabulous comments from guests on both the quality and quantity of food served. I would recommend Cloud 9 to anyone looking for a wedding planner and/or caterer. Prue and Steve had "the best" day. Thank you so much once again Amy for the huge part you played in making it all fall into place so easily.
Wendy Johnson . Mother of the Bride . Bilgola Beach SLSC . Feb 2015
My partner and I used Cloud 9 Event Management for our engagement party and we can happily recommend their services. They organised an excellent party with the perfect vibe. We had many family members and friends comment on how well-organised the event was, and that they thoroughly enjoyed the music and the food. Looking back, there is nothing we would change. A great job by Amy and her team.
Ian & Kathrin . Engagement . Manly Yacht Club . May 2015
Amy I just wanted to say thank you so much for making my day so perfect. I didn't have to worry about anything because you were so wonderful. I couldn't have asked for anything better. I will be recommending you to everyone!!! Thank you again. Love Mr and Mrs Finch! Xxx
Aimee & Rob Finch . Wedding . North Narrabeen SLSC . Sept 2014
"Jeremy & I want to thank Cloud 9 EM for a wonderful day - our Wedding Day on 7 June 2014. We chose Cloud 9 initially for their enthusiasm and understanding of what your day should be all about. And they didn't disappoint!
Cloud 9 had their work cut out for them as our food requirements were very demanding. We had celiac guests, vegetarians, lactose free, wheat intolerant and IBS sufferers!! Cloud 9 provided menus that suited all requirements (even supplying the menu with all ingredients listed). The food was superb. Thank you Martin (Chef) and Meg (researcher) and of course Amy - head honcho - who pulled all this together. Cloud 9 decorated our chosen venue and once again did not disappoint. We chose a black & white theme. Cloud 9 selected daybeds, ottomans, pillows, tables and chairs to suit this theme with splashes of wild coloured flowers to give it a vibrant feel.
I highly recommend Cloud 9 to anyone who wishes to have an event met with high standards. Jeremy and I were very happy with everything they created. Thank you Cloud 9 - we were not the only ones who thought you did a fantastic job! So many guests commented on all the facets of the day"
Nikki & Jeremy Gray . Wedding . Warriewood Beach SLSC . June 2014
"Thank you so much Amy for all your assistance and wonderful ideas. The decorations were lovely and the canapés were plentiful and delicious. Guests were very impressed with the food. Thank you to you chef and staff. It was a perfect night"
Mother of the happy bride . Wedding . Queenscliff SLSC . April 2014
"Thank you so much for your hard work on the day.! We had the most wonderful time! Our guests raved about the food and overall we were very happy"
Kimberley and Matt . Wedding . Narrabeen SLSC . March 2014
"I wanted to tell you what a great job you guys did at our wedding, the food was great and everyone commented on how lovely the staff were throughout the evening and that nothing was to much trouble, especially the bar staff. The venue turned our beautifully and a big thanks to Meg for all her hard work and for putting in such a long day"
Kate and Ryan . Wedding . Manly Yacht Club . February 2014
"Wow Amy! You are your staff are just AMAZING!!! and I mean AMAZING! Our wedding day, even though we were rained out, was just perfect and I couldn't have asked for anything more. So many of our guests commented on the delicious and plentiful food and also on how professional and happy you all were. As our wedding day manager, you kept us on track, made sure everything was just perfect with our decorating and helped calm my nerves! Amy, I am recommending you and Cloud 9 to everybody and will hopefully get to work with you again in the future. You were an absolute pleasure to work with and were always willing to talk and offer your assistance. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Pete & Jo xxx
Peter and Jo Sartori . Wedding . Bilgola SLSC . February 2013
"I just wanted to let you know how thankful Ross and I are for you and your staffs energy, professionalism, amazing service and mouthwatering food. The night well and we are very happy"
Bianca and Ross . Engagement . Dobroyd Aquatic Club . Rodd Point . January 2013
"Many thanks for making our special day as beautiful and successful as it was. Everyone certainly enjoyed the day and commented on how beautiful the setup and how delicious the food was. Thank you for being there and sharing the stress with me"
Chris and Hunny . Wedding . Lion Gate Lodge . Royal Botanical Gardens . January 2013
"I would like to thank you Amy for helping me with arranging the wedding for my daughter. Despite all of the worrying weather forecasts, you continued to make sure the guests would be comfortable right up to the last minute. I am so grateful to you for all of those extra special little details you created, the lovely presentation of the food, the professionalism of you and your lovely staff, the patience you showed with the diet needs of our guests, remembering the snack packs for the wedding party, your experience in knowing how to make the reception look fabulous and your ability to make the event run to plan seemingly seamlessly. You made the reception the happiest of events. I could not thank you enough"
Mother of the Bride . Wedding . Private Home . Palm Beach . December 2012
We would like to say a massive thank you to yourself and the catering team at Cloud 9 for your help in making our wedding day such a amazingly special day.The staff were very professional and all of our guests enjoyed the food, especially the Paella. We also particularly appreciated the time you spent on helping us style and decorate the venue, you were there the entire day managing everyone. We didn't have a worry in the world, as we knew you were there. Thanks again Amy! We will recommend you over and over again!
Mel and Josh Hayward . Wedding . Manly Yacht Club . October 2012
"A massive thanks to you for n incredible spread yesterday. everyone commented on how fabulous the food was, so I'll pass on your contact details for potential future clients."
V Herrington . Boutique Wedding . Boat Charter . Manly . May 2012
"Thank you so much Amy for coordinating our wedding on Saturday. From our first meeting over coffee to discuss 'the vision' to the days after the wedding, when you dropped off the decor supplies to my hotel you have been so professional and enthusiastic and an absolute pleasure to work with. The day went so smoothly and it was so much thanks to you and your fantastic staff that you had organized, they were amazing. There are so many minor details to consider on a wedding day and the days leading up and you were on top of absolutely everything! How lucky I am to have found you! You were always in the right place just when I needed you. I'm not sure how much longer it would have taken to bustle up my dress if you hadn't appeared. The amount of effort and energy you gave so that the room looked perfect and the day went smoothly is truly appreciated."
Romaine and Russell . Wedding . Narrabeen SLSC . February 2012
"Amy and her team at Cloud 9 did a fantastic job at managing and catering our cocktail summer wedding. Amy was able to create an event he reflected both our personalities, going to the extra mile providing punch at the ceremony, amazing food and service at the reception and an overall ease of event coordination. Thank you Amy and Cloud 9!"
Anna and Lee Burling . Wedding . Collaroy . February 2012
"Thank you for bring there on our wedding day and creating a perfect day. We honestly could not have done it without you. You are truly amazing at what you do, you are worth your weight in gold"
Carl and Nina . Wedding . Pacific Club Palm Beach . November 2011
"We just wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic food and staff you provided for our wedding. We had so many guests comment on how beautiful the food was. We were particularly impressed by the trouble you took with accommodating the various dietary requirements we had to cater for. The staff were also very professional. They certainly rose admirably to the challenge of catering for more than 100 people packed into the house due to the bad weather. We are very happy to recommend your services to others"
Jenny and Matt . Wedding . Private Home in Newport . October 2011
"From start to finish working with Cloud 9 was an absolute pleasure. We are so grateful for Amy's expert orchestration of our wedding day. We consider ourselves so lucky to have had the privilege of working with someone who translated our vision with such style, grace and professionalism. EVERY detail exceeded our expectation and our guests were thoroughly impressed with her talents. We sincerely thank Amy for making our wedding day dream come true"!
Kate & Charlie Sheehan . Wedding . Narrabeen Beach Surf Life Saving Club . August 2011
"Thanks again for doing such an amazing job for our wedding at Manly Yacht Club. It was so perfect and we couldn't have done it without your help"
Sally & Luke Hawes . Wedding . Manly Yacht Club . March 2011
We picked the Manly Yacht Club for our wedding venue as we loved the view of the harbour. Given we were living overseas at the time we panicked when we learned that absolutely everything needed to be arranged by us! Amy was recommended by the party hire company and saved the day! She arranged the menu, complete with unique ideas such an mini gelatos for dessert, the drinks, the decorations, the furniture and everything else required to make our day beautiful. My only complaint is she couldn't make the sun shine for us! We came in right on budget without skimping on appearances. It was a beautiful event and I would recommend Amy and Cloud 9 to anyone looking for a person to trust with their special day"
Kathleen McDowell Comans . Wedding . Manly / San Francisco . March 2011