Which Wedding Venue?

Book Your Reception Venue ASAP

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Plans for booking the wedding reception venue should be initiated as soon as the wedding date is set.

There are so many choices for wedding reception venues in Queensland and Nth NSW, such as; reception centres, resorts, functions rooms, restaurants, vineyards, hotels, clubs, heritage buildings and museums, or even a garden wedding with a marquee.

Reception Venue Choices

The wedding reception allows family and friends of the couple to offer their congratulations and celebrate with the happy couple. The style of reception will depend on the budget, the number of guests, and your personal preferences.

The type of reception venue:
A reception centre, resort, restaurant, function room, hotel, golf club, cruise, marquee, holiday rental home, or at home.

The catering:
In-house or included at the reception venue, outside caterer, or family and friends.

The style of catering:
Sit down, stand up, formal, casual, guests choice or alternate meals, buffet, hot or cold, canapés or finger food, and special dietary requirements. For those on a budget, in most localities there is a church, school or local authority hall available for hire.

Here’s a rough guide on what you may need to discuss with a venue before making a booking:
  • The number of guests and the size of the function room.
  • The menu – most venues will offer a choice of menus and wines at various prices.
  • Seating plans – ask what seating plans are possible in the space available.
  • Room and table decorations – ask to see the table linen, decorations and place settings available.
  • Parking – does the venue have enough parking spaces for all guests.
  • If the reception is being held in a hotel they will often offer special rates for the bridal suite, or for guests to stay overnight.

Small Wedding?

For a small wedding you may choose a canape’ catered reception in a creative and arty space. Why not hire a local art gallery or listed heritage building? Alternatively, a fantastic idea could be a country retreat or boutique holiday rental home, so that your select few guests can enjoy a long weekend as well as the wedding.

Garden Wedding?

A garden wedding can be a great alternative to a larger venue and less expensive too. Quiet and intimate in a beautiful setting. It is advisable to make sure that you have some cover; a marquee or even inside the house. There are a great many exclusive holiday homes that can act as both the wedding venue and the reception venue.

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