Event & Function Testimonials
Year 8 Coordinator
St Patrick’s College
"St Patrick’s College has been accessing the Amberley center for a number of years now for our Yr 8 camps. The setting suits perfectly our needs. It is conveniently located just a short trip from the major western link road and the beautiful surrounds on the banks of the Yarra river provide a peaceful setting. The center and its attached accommodation provide a unique city experience for our students. The ability to have a number of break out spaces, indoor and outdoor recreational areas, the associated audio visual equipment and the size and scope of the recreation and outdoor ropes course and associated facilities are well received by our boys in Yr 8. The accommodation is more than adequate and the flexible arrangements allow for small numbers of boys to be accommodated in various settings. We could not speak highly enough of the staff and all involved at Amberley and we will look forward to our next visit."
Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Melbourne
"Every year I look forward to holding our IB camp at Amberley. The quiet and beautiful bush surroundings of Lower Plenty are only a short distance from the school providing a unique place to run study based camps. Facilities cater for presentation and workshop spaces whilst utilising a range of outdoor spaces. Staff are always warm, friendly and helpful and each year the students enjoy well planned and prepared catering."
Glenroy Calisthenics Club
"Glenroy Calisthenics Club hold our annual training camps at Amberley every year. We love the atmosphere at Amberley, it's like a peaceful home! The facilities are superb and the accommodation is spacious and very clean and comfortable. The large rehearsal rooms are an excellent size for our training and the kids love the play spaces too. Amberley staff are very accommodating and extremely helpful, we always feel well looked after."
Program Event Manager
"Each year we hold 8 conferences at Amberley and love coming back to a venue that feels like home. The staff are so friendly and accommodating, working hard to make sure everything runs well for us and our participants. With many different conference rooms and stunning grounds, we love how versatile it is, working for our small group breakouts to large banquet dinners. It is always a joy working with Amberley to create memorable events."
Opening Doors Coordinator
LINK HEALTH AND COMMUNITY
"We’ve used Amberley as a retreat space for our community leadership program for almost a decade. Margaret and the team have consistently provided a space that is warm, welcoming and supportive. The venue is completely accessible and inclusive, and the stunning surroundings and beautiful architecture ensure every visit is a memorable one. We’ve loved our time spent at Amberley over the years and look forward to many more to come! Cheers"
Middle School-Learning & Teaching Leader
St Gregory The Great Catholic Primary School
"Dear Margaret, On behalf of the Middle School at St Gregory's The Great Primary School, we thank you and all those involved at Amberley very much for your warm welcome and all your help and support in make our Retreat a memorable one.
Community Music Victoria
"We have held annual singing camps at Amberley for more years than I can count. Margaret, the administrator has been a solid point of contact throughout and it is her attention to detail, friendliness and flexibility, combined with good organisational processes, that make it a joy to negotiate with the venue about all our various needs from camping to special diets. Once we arrive the space is ours with very few limitations on how we make use of it. The bedrooms are warm and comfy, some with the most fabulous views over the Yarra and the country beyond. The spaces are many and varied making it possible to hold large group events and intimate group sessions - all at the same time if we want to."
Mark Walsh and Luke Edwards
Edmund Rice Education Australia
Identity and Liberating Education
"Amberley is a great venue for conducting formation experiences and professional development for small and large groups. We’ve used the house lately and have found it to be a venue offering great flexibility, comfort and excellent AV facilities. In addition, the property offers a tranquil space, room for reflection and an amazing labyrinth. the catering is great. Hearty home cooked meals, with plenty to go around."