Wednesday, October 15, 2014




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Monday, August 18, 2014

The Lakes Resort Hotel WINS at 2014 AHA Awards

Congratulations to The Lakes Resort Hotel for winning in the following three categories at Australian Hotels Association (AHA) SA Award ceremony:
  • Best Superior Accommodation
  • Best Function Operation/Facility- Accommodation Division
  • Best Environmental Practice and Energy Efficiency

The awards were received at a stunning presentation dinner at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. A 600 strong crowd of industry leaders, hoteliers and hospitality staff enjoyed a night of awards, fine cuisine and quality entertainment. The AHA Awards are tightly contested each year with the judges recognising 2014 in particular for the number of quality submissions in each award category.

It is wonderful to be recognised for the consistently high level of service we provide here at The Lakes- I am particularly proud of our incredible team and their continued commitment to the hotel.
Trent Fahey- General Manager

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wedding Open Day at Mawson Lakes Hotel

For all the brides-to-be looking for inspiration to prepare everything for their big day there is an exciting event coming up in March. Mawson Lakes Hotel will be hosting a Wedding Open Day on March 22nd from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Entry is completely FREE of charge and all the future brides-to-be will receive a free copy of the 2014 South Australian edition of The Bride’s Diary®.

Located in the heart of Mawson Lakes Business District and Port Adelaide, Edinburgh and the iconic Barossa Valley wine region, this beautiful hotel is a great location for this event. You should definitely mark this date in your diary and visit Mawson Lakes to see a great selection of wedding products from suppliers that are carefully selected by a team of dedicated wedding experts. You will also be able to enjoy complimentary drinks on arrival and canapé tasting and there will also be some giveaways and special offers.

Since Mawson Lakes Hotel is a renowned wedding reception venue, you will have the exclusive opportunity to explore this beautiful hotel. There are three different rooms to choose from and the wedding packages are tailored to suit individual needs.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In Search of The Perfect Engagement or Wedding Ring?

Renowned Australian jewellery maker Andrew Mazzone famous for his exquisite custom-made diamond rings and bridal collections started his studio more than fifty years ago. Today it is a brand with tradition and outstanding reputation with a team of expert designers, jewellers and gemmologists. 

There are literally hundreds of unique designs to choose from and if you are looking for an engagement ring, Andrew Mazzone Design Jewellers studio is just the right place to go to. It offers personalised service and the team will make sure that you get just the perfect ring made especially for you. In relaxed, pleasant atmosphere you will get not just the best advice on latest trends, but also the opportunity to design your own engagement ring. 

The studio is using advanced technology which includes 3D computer modelling and therefore the customer can be involved in the design process from start to finish. Since you can even decide on the size of the stone, the studio can make a diamond ring to fit virtually any budget. 

Andrew Mazzone Design Jewellers also offers the highest possible quality of materials. Each diamond is carefully examined in the process of rigorous selection and therefore you can rest assured that your engagement ring will be truly special.

Romantic Escape to Longview Vineyards

If you think that a trip to a vineyard isn’t romantic, you probably have never visited Longview Vineyards. It is a 200 acre family owned property near Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills with award-winning wines, gourmet food, stunning views, and cosy, rustic accommodation equipped with big open fireplaces, rugged timbers and open balconies. 

Situated on the South Eastern Ridge of the Mt Lofty Ranges, between southern ocean and east Lake Alexandrina, Longview Vineyards is slightly warmer then the rest of Adelaide Hills, but the climate is still ideal for growing fruit and producing wine.

It is perfect for wine tourism, family trip, romantic escape or even a wedding reception. Wine lovers will enjoy high quality Australian blends meticulously made from the best fruit and packed in beautifully designed bottles. Apart from exquisite white wines which Adelaide region is famous for, there are also some delicious red wines such as 2012 Shiraz Cabernet that won whooping 12 medals including three gold ones.

With comfortable Bed & Breakfast overlooking beautiful rolling hills and vineyards, Longview Vineyards makes a great couples retreat, and when you spice up this romantic scenery with good wine and tasty food, you get the ideal wedding venue.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Utopia @ Waterfall Gully's Twilight Bridal Showcase

Come and see Utopia @ Waterfall Gully's spectacular, multi-award winning venue in all its sparkling, evening glory… just as it looks for a wedding.

The twilight showcase will include:

  • beautiful garden ceremony and restaurant  reception displays
  • stunning feature lighting
  • musical performances
  • wine, canapés and cake testing
  • photo booth fun
  • hair and make-up showcase
  • live DJ entertainment
  • goodie bags for the first 50 couples
  • displays by our favourite florists, photographers, decorators, celebrants, wedding cars and more!
Drinks and gourmet nibble platters will also be available for purchase. Relax and enjoy the romance of our stunning fairy-lit chalet. 

WHEN: Friday 24th January, 2014
TIME: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: 170 Waterfall Gully Road, Waterfall Gully SA 5066
Entry is FREE!