Anne & Ross Faulkner


Thank you Chris and staff at The Lounge. Our 40th celebration was everything we imagined. We really appreciate the ‘extra mile” that you go to. The food was delicious and plentiful. Thank you for making our special night so special.

Love Ya, Anne & Ross


Rosalea Dun

Hello Christine and Tony and Makaila

Thank you so much for making this night so special and so much fun. Only 13 of us so we joined in with everyone else who had also booked in for this night. Could not have been better from the helpful advice and direction from Makaila to the beautiful food and great bar service from both Christine and Tony. The venue is magical and the music superb - we loved dancing the night away.

Would absolutely recommend the Lounge to everyone and we will certainly be back for more of the same - everyone loved it.

Thank you

Rosalea and Jim

PS the birthday candles on the desert platter - wonderful idea

Del Johnson 

Good morning Chris, This is a message to say a big thank you for the job you and your staff did supporting me last Friday night to celebrate Dawn's 'Still Alive at 75 Birthday Celebration. I recieved very favorable feedback about the venue, the set up, the food & service. I appreciate nothing is a problem attitude. It was a special and memorable occasion with all the wonderful cards, flowers, and singing by Shelley Martin. Exactly what I wanted for Dawn - emotionally she is on a high. Life is good. Wouldn't have it any other way. Take good care of yourself and look after each other.  


Kathleen & Lawrie


Clarice & Ross

Hi Chris and Tony,


Hi Chris & team 


We wanted to thank you all for making our 40th Celebration so special & memorable. 

Every little detail was perfect for the occasion.

The feed back from family & friends has been very positive in so many ways The Lounge, food, music & staff. 


Lawrie & I enjoyed very much & thank you again 


We are off to Tahiti for 10 days (a much needed break). 

Where do I begin.... Saying "thank you" doesn't express how Ross and I feel about yesterday, we were humbled, overwhelmed and totally blown away with that beautiful function you put on.    We are still both feeling all those emotions today and as I write this can't quite believe that you did that "for us" and the others....

I am forever grateful that I dropped Sarah off that day for the video shoot and I remembered "The Lounge" when looking for a venue for Wade and Christina's celebration.   That Sunday of their do I will never forget walking in and seeing how beautiful everything was and how it was tailored towards them....and then of course my 70th ....more tears and in awe of once again the way you presented the Lounge for that Gatsby look... the ongoing comments from our people who were at both functions on how much they loved the place, the food, the entertainment.    Since then we have enjoyed so many wonderful times at The Lounge and it feels like a second home.     I am getting away from yesterday but did want to add that to this just to reiterate how we feel about you both and The Lounge....not to mention your beautiful staff who are all so welcoming and it's kind of like "a family" to us now.

We feel very blessed to have met you and Tony and consider you absolute are both such special people ...and I picked up on that from our very first meeting.   

We look forward to many more wonderful times with you, but will never forget yesterday and your kindness in putting on such a special afternoon.    Having Mark there was the "icing on the cake", he is so talented and hope and pray he does well in the future because he really has a beautiful talent.

Thank you our dear friends...

Love from Clarice and Ross and all who attended...


Mandy May 


What an amazing experience and what a hidden treasure The Lounge is. The decor, the lighting effects, video and sound system - its all there. 

On entering the reception/meet and greet area, I felt so welcome. It was set up perfectly with the champaign poured and the topless waiter, in a bow tie, standing ready to look after guests! 

The decor in The Lounge is stunning and Christine had added to this with her four beautiful bustiers, dressing them up in the appropriate bridal attire! These had been placed in great visible areas. In addition to this, Chris had gone the extra mile and had made up photo boards of my wonderful friends and family. 

I have been to several functions since then and each time I have been blown away by the versatility and dedication shown by both Chris and Tony. Whether it is a sit down dinner or a cocktail party the level of organisation is second to none. It would also be an excellent venue for business meetings or small conferences. 

I can not recommend The Lounge highly enough. 

Paul Brown


Hi Chris, 

I wanted to share some news with you and Tony. 

Last year I purchased a colonoscopy at your charity auction. To be honest I didn't even know wha it was until I got home! 

I head the material and it had taken until now to have it done - being a typical male, and not keen on anything or anyone fiddling around the back door. Haha! 

Finally got it done a couple of weeks ago and found two polyp's - nothing to worry about - but also an 8mm polyp stage 3, caught just in time according to the specialist. 

So, thanks guys, I think you have saved my life - literally - as you obviously know what stage 3 goes to. 

A clear case in my mind as a result of a great cause, which in my case resulted in a life changing result - a good result, instead of the normal one, as without your auction I wouldn't have had the colonoscopy and the eventual result would have been inevitable. 

Keep up the great work. I am a success story from your efforts and I definitely owe you both heaps. 

Regards and Merry Christmas,

Paul Brown 

Margaret Armstrong


My husband and I celebrated our birthdays together in November 2017, both reaching the age of 70 we made it a 140th Birthday celebration. The Lounge is a superb venue for all celebrations and really does have the wow factor - Howick's best kept secret indeed. All 70 guests were in awe of the venue, the decor with its antique typewriter, one of many items placed around the rooms to the saxophone beer dispenser and walk through wardrobe to the bar. One could attend an evening not knowing many of the other guests but would not be bored, spending the evening admiring the many objects etc. The food could not be faulted and there was plenty. 

Thank you Chris and Tony, you went all out to make our evening a night to be remembered. 



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