Conferences, Exhibitions, Corporate Dinners and Weddings

Restaurant and Catering, Venue Caterer of the Year 2010, 2011 and 2013 - South Australian Caterer of the Year 2013 and Events Australia, Best Achievment in Catering 2011 


A selection of testimonials from our our clients: 

Congratulations letter from Rachel Sanderson MP, Member of Adelaide for Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo winning the
'2013  Caterer of the Year & Best Venue Caterer of the Year'
Hi Lucia,
I just wanted to drop a note to say a BIG thanks for all your help for what turned out to be a very successful event for us last night.
The feedback we had was fantastic and I think everyone had a great time.
I am so appreciative of all your help in making it a very smooth and well run event – and the blue balls looked great!
Look forward to working again with you in the future.
- Kate Mahon, Nine Network, August 2013


Hi Lucia,

Just a quick email to thank you for everything yesterday. Please pass on our thanks to the chef and also the staff, the food was amazing and the staff were so helpful and kind. We had nothing but exceptionally positive feedback on the venue, staff and food from everyone that attended.

Thanks again for all your efforts in helping me organise the event, it went seamlessly.

Have a wonderful day.

- Lauren Johnson, University of South Australia, June 2013


Dear Lucia

The Hospital Research Foundation would like to thank you and Blanco Foods for the generous support afforded us for our inaugural Winter Fashion Luncheon. Your involvement was instrumental in making our event a financial and friend-raising success. 

On behalf of our doctors and research teams, please accept sincere thanks for providing such professional advice throughout and absolutely beautiful food on the day.  Your gracious manner and expertise along with your skilled staff made the day run like clockwork.

Your substantial contribution will help to maintain the momentum of the many areas of research we support.  Each year The Hospital Research Foundation continues to advance its mission of supporting research into the detection, management and treatment of Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, Diabetes, Asthma, Arthritis and in turn, help reduce the impact of these illnesses upon Australian families. Through our research programs we have seen many lives changed for the better.
The importance of your continued support cannot be understated. Once again, thank you for your generous support.

- Leslee Griffin, Hospital Research Foundation, June 2013


Hi Lucia,

Thanks for a great night on Saturday. You and your staff were excellent, and I've had such good feedback, both on the night and this morning.

I will send through to you the photos of the room once our photographer has finalised these, hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks again,

- Felicity Henshaw, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, April 2013


Hi Lucia,
Mike and I would like to say a big thank you for coordinating our wedding reception on 2 March.
We had such a fantastic night, we couldn't have wished for anything more!  It was lovely for you to greet us upon our arrival, the Sanctuary looked so beautiful, the staff were wonderful and attentive, the drinks were flowing and the food was delicious!!  Everything on the night, as well as the preparations leading up to our wedding day, went so seamlessly.
We will certainly recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Thanks again, it was definitely a night to remember!


- Nicki & Mike Lyas, March 2013


Dear Lucia,

Ive attached some photos my mum took on her camera, it was such a perfect day best day of our lives! Sanctuary was so beautiful, really happy with how everything turned out! The guests have been raving about how beautiful it looked and how yummy the food was!

Thanks for all your help with making our dream day a reality!


- Teresa and Nick Birbas, January 2013


‘From the word go Lucia and the staff at Sanctuary were friendly, efficient and attentive to our needs, Lucia understood exactly what we wanted and was always available to provide us with the information we needed. At our celebration the quality of the food and the service of staff and IT support was exemplary. When you hold a function at Sanctuary it is a relief to know you can leave it all to Lucia and Steve to make the event a success.’

- Fred Pascale (Pascale Construction), December 2012


Hi Lucia, 

Thanks again for a fantastically organised weekend!! We love coming to Adelaide zoo because you guys are just so on top of everything, Dani is an absolute pleasure to work with and we are going to miss her SO much when she takes time off work to have 'Grace'!!

We might be on "Sunday Night" a TV program on Ch. 7 at 6:30 next Sunday for an interview we did with them. But it might not go to air till the following week! But I can always send you the link (if you are interested) after it goes to air! 

Cheerio and thanks once again for all your hard work and fantastic organisation!! And just want to confirm that we are all good and booked in for the 23rd and 24th of March 2013~!!

- Jess, Chris Bray Photography - November 2012


To dearest Lucia and your team,

Thank you ever so much for a wonderful and successful day at the Zoo. It was a brilliant venue that was well catered and serviced! Your continuous support throughout the process was truly appreciated. I hope that our event also opened our guests eyes to your wonderful venue, with a view to using it themselves.

Lots of Love

- Cara, Coast to Coast for Kids - October 2012


Dear Lucia,

Thank you for making yesterday's breakfast come together so well. It has been a while since I have seen a set up and event flow so well from the venue point of view. It is the small things that matter, like the right table settings at tables! Do pass onto Katrina our thanks.

The guests loved the debate and Peter Goers... he is just surprise after surprise... and of course were most impressed with the venue and praise for the scrambled eggs!! Thanks again!

- Joy King, Executive Manager - Marketing, Anglicare SA


Hi Lucia,

We hosted a national meeting in the Goodall Room lastweek. Just a short note to say we had really good feedback from interstate guests about the venue. Food, room and service were all first class. Please thank all the staff, they were very helpful.

I have already recommended the room to a number of colleagues, it's ideal for smaller committee meetings. Thanks again for helping make it a successful meeting.

- Mark Williams, Senior Technical Adviser, NRM Biosecurity Unit,

Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation


Dear Lucia,

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for organising such a successful event!

The waiters, yourself, Steve, Briony and Nathan Cini were fantastic!! The venue was amazing, everyone commented on the lush surroundings, the room, food, staff etc. This was, by far, our most successful Secretaries Breakfast.

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

- Vanessa Jones, Membership & Events Officer, Law Society of South Australia


Dear Lucia,

I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for your professionalism, enthusiasm, efficiency and most of all flexibility leading up to and during the Blackwoods Major Customer Dinner held on Wednesday 16th November, 2011.

The event was a huge success with many positive comments coming from our Managing Director, General Manager, Suppliers and Customers which were in attendance.

The Tiger Feed and Animal Experiences were a great hit and were enjoyed by everyone (loved the quokka)!

I will definitely look in to holding our next event at the Botanical Gardens with Blanco Food.

Once again, thank you very much – your great at what you do!

- Erin Wills, Executive Assistant, Blackwoods


Testimonial - David Langdon


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