Testimonials

“From the very first contact we had with Phuong about having our wedding at Red Lantern we knew we had found the perfect venue. Phuong, Pauline and Lorraine really took the time to get to know us and helped plan the most magical, fun and memorable day for us and our loved ones. They perfectly understood our wish for a non traditional wedding and the attention to detail that went into every aspect from the delectable and outstanding menu that had our guests raving to the tailored cocktails and beautiful table settings was nothing but perfection. They are true professionals and have mastered their craft. The high level of service and organisation was truly impressive and seamless yet they made it look effortless.

Red Lantern made us feel like family and the restaurant has become a very special place for us and our families. The team took care of absolutely everything in the lead up and on the big day which made the experience all the more enjoyable and stress free. We have had family and friends tell us it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and everyone absolutely loved the food and drinks. All dietary requirements were easily accommodated and Mark’s menu is still being praised two months after the event!

We really can’t thank everyone at Red Lantern enough for giving us the most amazing and perfect wedding, it was the best day of our lives and a real joy to share it with such a wonderful team of people. Relaxed, great vibe, beautiful setting and impeccable food and booze with our nearest and dearest, what more could anyone wish for on the most special day of their life.

When we started planning our wedding we never expected to form such a lovely bond and connection with the venue. Red Lantern created such a uniquely special experience, run by a team of caring and attentive people who truly love what they do. They don’t just make phenomenal food, they are a superb wedding hosts and no detail went unnoticed. We feel truly blessed with how amazing our big day was and can’t thank the Red Lantern family enough for making it all happen.”

– Janine & Aaron

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“As soon as we chose to have our wedding reception at Red Lantern on Riley (RLOR), we knew that we had made a really special choice for our non-conventional wedding.

The team at RLOR really went out of their way to ensure that the wedding was uniquely ours. The food selection was deliciously delicate and true to cuisine, and the wine, superb – things that we had wanted to ensure. On the night, the restaurant looked rich and opulent, liked we had stepped back into Asia from another era, and the team did an amazing job at ensuring all guests, and the bride and groom always had something to eat or drink and were well looked after like family.

We were totally thrilled with the night and thank the RLOR team profusely for making it so much fun (so much so that we want to do it all over again).”

– Dianne & Shaun

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“WOW, WOW, WOW! We had the most amazing experience for our wedding at Red Lantern. The staff, service, food, cocktails and atmosphere were perfect. You have given us the best gift ever – a memory to last a lifetime.”

– Kirsten & Paul

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“Even 10 days after the Event, the delicacies prepared by your Executive chefs are still being excitedly discussed when we met with our families and friends. Everyone have been complimentary of the food served and a few of our guests remarked it as the best ever wedding banquet that they have had. Thank you so much for looking after the dietary requests of our special guests.They thoroughly enjoyed the ‘special’ dishes prepared for them.

A big thank you to Rebekah whom spent many long nights in planning and coordinating for the Event. It was seamlessly realised on the day. A remarkable effort made by Rebekah in putting up a very enjoyable day at the Red Lantern for our guests and us. The tables with runners and flowers were so beautifully presented.

Thank you to Pauline for taking the time in presenting the talk which inspired many and your valuable advice to the newly weds. We are certain that they treasured your words.

Also we greatly appreciative of the hospitality extended by the staff at Red Lantern who worked so hard through the day with their services admired by all the guests.

Again, thank you for making our Alyssa and Daniel wedding Day so special, and a Day at Red Lantern to remember for a very long time.”

– Say & Bee

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“The Red Lantern on Riley was a wonderful choice for our wedding. Every detail was planned to perfection by Phuong and the service provided by Richard and his team on the day was faultless. Combine that with the most amazing food and wine and you have the perfect wedding.”

– John & Tanya

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“We booked Red Lantern on Riley because I have dined at Red Lantern in either of its locations since it opened. I was delighted when Pauline said she wouldn’t mind opening the kitchen on a Sunday for our special day when it is not traditionally open. Our Reception went from 6pm – midnight and I have to say the feedback we received from our 100+ guests was that the food was abundant, fresh and filling, the cocktails and bar service was impeccable and the staff were friendly and caring. I have never had any doubts that the evening would be anything but spectacular.

It helped that it is one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney, however, the expertise of the sommelier who matched our food with the right wines, the DJ (DJ Aaron) and just the general energy of the place made the day so special for me, my husband and our family.

I particularly loved the Red Lily Bar at the back, which was fantastic for the adults to hang out in, whilst the children could remain in the restaurant area. The bar led to a back alleyway where we took many of our most precious photos. We felt like we were in Vietnam or in a swanky New York eatery.”

– Michelle & Rob