Let’s be honest, weddings are the actual best. To promise forever with your person surrounded by loved ones is truly something special. As far as details go, the venue is the most important piece of the puzzle. It should be a space that reflects who you both are and guarantees to provide the goods for a night of eating, drinking, dancing and love.
And with all this talk about lust-worthy new wedding venues including Plantation House by Fins, Summergrove Estate’s new reception barn and Ancora on the Tweed River, you would think it was engagement season, right? Right!
If you’re newly engaged (congrats!) and you kinda want the destination wedding feel, but can’t commit to the overseas trip that’ll mostly certainly rule out half your grannies and aunts, your answer is a jaunt across the border to lush northern NSW.
Move over Byron Bay, because the Tweed is seriously blossoming with wedding deliciousness. Don’t believe us? Grab your hubby-to-be or honorable bridesmaids-in-waiting and join this weekend’s inaugural Tweed Wedding Trail to experience the full gamut of magical ceremony and reception venues in our extended backyard.
In addition to the aforementioned newbies, venues including Mavis’s Kitchen, Osteria, Balalou and Ardeena will be throwing open their arms to welcome soon-to-be brides and grooms inside for a looksee—just check out the self-drive map here.
With 70 local suppliers also participating (think: florists, stylists, musicians, caterers and more), if you’re seriously organised, you could walk away from the weekend with everything sorted, booked and deposits paid. Well, we’ll be impressed if you do, anyhoo!
Hosted by Casuarina Weddings to launch their new Tweed Weddings portal and held on Sunday 21 January (10am to 3pm, NSW time), this multi-venue open house is your ultimate opportunity to sample all the region’s offerings before heading home to the mood board and fussing over your options. Whatever your budget or dream location style, whether it be oceanside, countryside, riverside or anything in between, you’re certain to find what you’re looking for this weekend.
Sounds like a productive way to spend your Sunday? You betcha! Register your interest to join the Tweed Wedding Trail online, stat.
What: Tweed Wedding Trail
When: Sunday 21 January; 10am to 3pm NSW time
Where: Self-drive tour of various venues across the Tweed Coast
Cost: Free to attend, though registration required via the website
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Image credit: Figtree Wedding Photography