Thursday, March 31, 2011

Peppers Coorabell Retreat, Byron Hinterland

Set within a sanctuary of tranquil rainforest within the Byron Hinterland on the northern coast of New South Wales, Peppers Coorabell Retreat offers a secluded and intimate setting perfect for wedding celebrations. Located one hour south of the Gold Coast and two hours south of Brisbane, their recently refurbished retreat can cater for small intimate celebrations to larger opulent affairs for up to 100 seated guests.

Within the beautiful grounds of Peppers Coorabell Retreat there are a number of ceremony and reception venues to choose from. For your ceremony you can choose to exchange your vows alongside the trickling Wilson Creek amongst the age old trees or on our open air timber platform overlooking the creek and surrounding rainforest.

For your reception Peppers Coorabell Retreat offer the onsite restaurant, Wilson’s by the Creek, featuring a high pitched roof and stunning panoramic hinterland views. Alternatively they can also erect a Marquee on the back lawn alongside Wilson Creek and looking back to the retreat.

The talented and experienced team at Wilson’s by the Creek will create exquisite modern Australian creations for your wedding reception. Showcasing the best produce form the Byron Bay region, there are a variety of menu choices including buffet, cocktail and two and three course plated options. Peppers Coorabell Retreat can also tailor a menu to suit your own personal taste and offer menu tasting to ensure you make the right decision for your special day. To accompany your cuisine, they offer three beverage packages.

At Peppers Coorabell Retreat they believe your most important day deserves the most professional planning and guidance and to ensure this they offer you the services of their experienced onsite wedding coordinator. From your celebrant and photographer to music and flowers they will draw on their experience and suppliers to ensure your special day comes together seamlessly.

To ensure the privacy and the intimacy you deserve, it is required that the retreat is booked for exclusive use and can accommodate 70 of your guests on the night of your wedding. For you and your guests Peppers Coorabell Retreat can arrange special accommodation packages in their Rainforest and Hinterland View Suites including breakfast the following morning.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. Luggage Tags


These stylish luggage tags from Weddingstar are the perfect way to start off a honeymoon in Northern NSW. Purchase them as a treat for yourself or give them as a gift to the Bride and Groom you love!

Monday, March 28, 2011


Gurragawee is the perfect setting for your special day. Superbly located on 10 idyllic acres with magnificent gardens, Gurragawee is an exclusive and enchanting wedding venue that offers complete privacy for you and your guests. 
Suitable for a garden wedding ceremony or cocktail reception, Gurragawee can accommodate up to 150 guests, seated or standing. They tailor the venue to suit your needs and have an allocated space for a marquee that that overlooks our beautiful landscaped gardens. 

Additional features include an indoor/outdoor area that is suitable for pre-wedding drinks, and a separate pavillion for dancing and entertainment. Accommodation is also available by special arrangement for up to 12 people, twin-share.

Friday, March 25, 2011



Oskars have been catering for weddings for over 12 years. Their magnificent location overlooking beautiful Burleigh beach is only part of what makes a reception at Oskars so special. They pride themselves on their reputation for excellence in all they do; food, service, attention to detail it will be the special day you hoped for.

Oskars understand how important this day is for you, so why not allow them to take care of your reception. Their wedding co-ordinator Amber Wyber and executive Chef will work with you to create your menu and assist you with your choices.

You may even decide to have your ceremony on Oskars balcony, why not follow this with pre-reception drinks enjoying that magnificent view then move inside for your dinner and dancing.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Country House Antiques


Country House Antiques are a small business located in the villages of Bangalow and nearby Newrybar, in the hinterland of Byron Bay.

For the past nine years, Country House Antiques have been buying and selling beautiful old country wares and Australian furniture. They have expanded the business in the last three years to include antique furniture and curios from Europe.

Country House Antiques also make and restore furniture in our workshop. Using old timbers, we specialise in designing and creating individual pieces to suit your particular needs. Their workshop takes great pride in restoring the structural integrity of each piece, whilst lovingly maintaining the original polishes, paints and patinas. Each piece of furniture therefore has its own unique finish and character.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Summerhouse: Barefoot Luxury in Buron Bay

Whether it be a private dinner party for 10 close friends, a cocktail party for 40 guests, a wedding celebration for up to 70 people - the layout and ambience of Byron Bay retreat; The Summerhouse is truly exotic and will surpass your expectations.

What they do best at The Summerhouse is limited numbers for exclusive events that require attention to detail. Quality and intimacy are paramount.

They go out of their way to get it right for your special day. Whether that be getting the lighting perfect, choosing the most appropriate flowers or finding the right music to get everyone in the mood - at this Byron Bay retreat they treat events as if they were their own.

The Summerhouse have the best caterers, waiters, florists, wine merchants and musicians in the area on hand to meet your needs - whatever they may be. they are more than happy to advise.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Creative Weddings Byron Bay


Offering a wealth of knowledge and excellence to their clients, Creative Weddings Byron Bay have designed weddings in Byron Bay for over five years. They can plan all types of weddings – from a simple tropical beach wedding to traditionally styled wedding.

Creative Weddings Byron Bay is recommended by all the finest venues in Byron Bay, including luxury five-star hotel Rae‘s on Watego’s. Every wedding is uniquely designed to suit the bride and groom's individual style and budget using only the absolute best services that Byron Bay has to offer.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Peonies Floral Designers

Peonies Floral Designers are market leaders with thousands of wedding bouquets to their name, with many years of experience with weddings and events they have earned their reputation as a Floral Designer.

With years of extensive experience gained from a diverse range of design for many weddings in many venues, for many brides, Peonies Floral Designers know just what it takes to make the experience a delight for all. At Peonies their philosophy is pure and simple, to realise your dream of beautiful flowers whatever your occasion. Peonies specialise in wedding and events servicing Newcastle NSW and The Hunter Valley Vineyards.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Weddings at Fishheads


For a personal, relaxed Wedding celebration, you won’t find a more perfect venue than Fishheads. Sunset canapés overlooking Main Beach and their Chef’s commitment to quality culinary delights ensures your wedding celebration will be a success. 

Fishheads have delicious set menu selections or alternatively you they can tailor to your specific needs.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beachfront Luxury…


Enjoy the seclusion of Pavilion 2's beachfront property with direct access to a legendary surf beach which extends from Broken Head north to Byron Bay. Nestled into the beachfront rainforest, Pavilion 2 is a private and secure retreat perfect for a small beach wedding, secluded honeymoon or beach getaway.

Intimate Weddings
Realise your dream of being married in a private ceremony on a secluded beach from sunrise to sunset then walk back up the path through the beachfront rainforest to the reception. The dining table can be extended to seat up to 20 guests or alternatively you may prefer to serve finger food on the deck, the lawn or the living area for up to 30 guests. Don't forget to check with the Byron Shire Council and New South Wales state government regarding wedding permits and formalities.

Romantic Honeymoons
Enjoy a private and secluded beach holiday for that special honeymoon. Beautifully appointed throughout, dim the lights and enjoy a romantic escape. Wash away the tension in the private outdoor bath, take a moonlit stroll along the beautiful beach or take a refreshing dip in the rolling surf. 

Secluded Retreats
If you are looking for luxury accommodation suitable for a family, to share with another couple or just keep to yourselves, Pavilion 2 is a perfect option as the home consists of inter-connected pavilions. During the day head to the beach for a surf, walk or run along the wide sandy beach, swim in the idyllic tea tree lakes or take a hike along the rainforest paths. For those looking for something a little less strenuous, simply relax with a good book in the gentle breeze on the deck or wander through the shops of Byron Bay. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Byron Beach Weddings

Byron Beach Weddings is well known for professionalism, warmth, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to make your Byron Bay wedding reflect your exact needs. Margot and Stephen Pegum, owners and operators of Byron Beach Weddings are locals who have arranged countless beautiful Byron Bay weddings since 1999.

Having a Byron Bay wedding has been a dream of many couples and we invite you to allow us to help fulfill that dream. At Byron Beach Weddings, we specialize in elegant, Byron Bay weddings at various wedding locations - from the popular and beautiful beaches of Byron Bay to the lush surrounding rain forests and hinterlands.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hunter Valley Gardens Chapel

The centerpiece of the Hunter Valley Gardens property is the Chapel, a stunning white building surrounded by tranquil gardens and lined with white Magnolia trees.

The Hunter Valley Gardens Chapel features hand carved pews, seating capacity for up to 150 guests comfortably, and spectacular views through the stain glass windows over the Gardens and Brokenback Mountains. Our pristine, white wedding chapel is non-denominational, which means you can be married by a marriage celebrant, minister, or priest in the chapel.

$750 with reception held at Garden Terrace or Barrel Room at Tempus Two Winery
$1200 when reception held off-site

Booking Times:
3pm (held for receptions booked on-site)
5pm (held for receptions booked on-site)

Access to the chapel for up to 1 hour for your ceremony
Wedding co-ordinator to assist with your ceremony planning
3 fresh flower arrangements
Red carpet
Wedding rehearsal with a wedding coordinator present
Buggy and wedding host to drive the bridal party around for photos for up to 2 hours
Access to entire gardens for your wedding photography for the bridal party only
PA system – including microphones and CD player

Site Inspections:
A complimentary site inspection is available Monday – Saturday or Sunday (subject to availability) to come and view the Gardens.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Chateau Elan

Chateau Elan's experienced wedding team will place you, your loved one and your guests in the heart of a destination that is all about the finer things in life: our six wedding venues use the fabulous Hunter scenery to showcase your ceremony; our sensational catering team make it an affair to remember; and our event planners ensure it’s a flawless process, offering packages that cater to every taste, lifestyle and need. Chateau Elan has 100 luxury rooms including Spa Suites and self contained Spa Villas to meet all your wedding accommodation needs.

Wedding Venues At Chateau Elan:

The Fairway Lawn: tread a path of rose petals onto manicured greens beside The Vintage golf course’s 18th tee. Your ceremony takes place against a backdrop of greenery, gum trees and valleys of The Hunter. The nearby Barrington Room caters to your guests’ every need.

The Carriage House: a unique alternative to a traditional chapel.  Brimming with character, the Carriage House was constructed from hand hewn sandstone blocks rescued from an 1834 Hunter Valley homestead.  A truly charming backdrop to your wedding ceremony.

The Summerhouse: the elegant Summerhouse is a vision in white against the fairways and foliage. A gently sloping amphitheatre next to the 10th tee has your guests looking onto a truly memorable picture.

The Barrington Room: sitting beside the Clubhouse at the top of the Vintage Golf Course, The Barrington Room is a modern and elegant interior enjoying views over the manicured 18th green and valley beyond. With a capacity for 110, it is used for hosting receptions but it can also serve for indoor ceremonies. A private terrace framed with gleditsia trees makes an ideal pre-dinner drinks area.

The Founders Room: the largest venue at 300 sqm is located adjacent to the elegant Château Élan Destination Spa. With a modern, elegant interior, the Founders Room can accomodate 240 in theatre-style seating or 330 for cocktails and enjoys views over The Vintage Golf Course. The Founders Room can be split into two event spaces.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Peterson House

Having experienced many Vineyard Weddings at Peterson House, they understand that no two wedding day dreams are the same. Their experienced wedding co-ordinator will assist you in planning all the details of your special day helping it flow as seamlessly as possible.
The beautiful estate provides you with an elegant backdrop for both your ceremony and reception. From the Cuvee Lawn & Gardens in Winter, to the Cherry Blossoms in Spring or Cellar Door Deck on a Summer evening there is a location to help make your ceremony your own.
Whilst your guests take in the beautiful sights over drinks and canapes, you and your wedding party have the opportunity to utilise our surrounds for your memorable photographs.
Restaurant Cuvee with its beautiful sandstone walls and exposed timber beams provide an ideal backdrop for your Hunter Valley wedding reception. Be it a small intimate wedding of 20 people up to a larger group of 100, Peterson House can create a package that will suit any dream.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Byron Plantation

A stylish, luxury hinterland getaway…

Byron Plantation is a stylish, luxury homestead situated on a 100-acre property, just 12 minutes from the famous surfing beaches of Byron Bay, 5 minutes to Bangalow, and only 15 minutes to Byron-Ballina airport, offering secluded self-contained hideaway accommodation.

Byron Plantation is located in Newrybar, on the ridge, a short drive to all the amenities of Bangalow and Byron Bay, and offering glorious ocean and hinterland views. Discover some of the many local attractions... or just come and be immersed in an intimate true hinterland hideaway, on the escarpment overlooking the ocean.

Byron Plantation Homestead features four bedrooms, each can be configured with 2 King size single beds or one deluxe King size bed, suitable for an enjoyable group or family escape.

While relaxing at the Byron Plantation Homestead you will enjoy: 
  • a spacious wrap around deck
  • fully equipped gourmet kitchen with quality appliances and granite benches 
  • cosy log fire
  • timber floors
  • plasma TV and Bose sound system 
  • stylish antique furniture 
  • huge living dining area
  • 17 meter long swimming pool

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Alberto Sánchez

Multi-award winning photographer Alberto Sánchez has more than 20 years' experience working internationally throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and America.

Originally from Spain, he moved to Byron Bay in 2004 and with his unique combination of European style and passion with local integrity and warmth, he has fast become one of the area's most sought after photographers.

Alberto Sánchez's award-winning images highlight Byron Bay's stunning beach and hinterland locations. His ability to create breathtaking, light-filled compositions makes him one of the most exceptional wedding photographers on the east coast of Australia.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Longworth House

Longworth House occupies an historic, elegant and versatile space overflowing with grace and charm, situated in the heart of Newcastle. The premises were restored to offer both superior event facilities and the more informal option of lounge dining.

Longworth House has quickly established itself as a quality operation, perfectly located to cater for weddings. Upon entering Longworth House, guests enjoy an immediate feeling of being part of something special. Combined with some imagination, this extraordinary venue can deliver a truly unique experience on your big day. The classic elegance of the venue offers a beautiful backdrop for the memories captured in your photographs.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

A Byron Bay Wedding…

We found this gorgeous real life beach wedding at Style Me Pretty. The bride and groom are both surfers so they decided to celebrate their nuptials in a place that is near and dear to their hearts – in a little house by the shores of Byron Bay with a scrumptious colour pallette and some laid back coastal style.

Photography: Kristie Gravenall, NGG Studios  
Venue: Holiday House at Byron Bay, Australia  
Wedding Dress: George Gross cocktail gown with alterations  
Flowers: Flowers on the Run  
Cake: Greg’s Cakes

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Thursday, March 3, 2011


Bhadra is a spectacular property with a distinctly European country feel that is rarely found in this region. Offering a purpose-built area for a marquee that boasts stunning views over the Nightcap Ranges, Bhadra gives you the option of experiencing a magnificent sunset wedding. 

From the romance of the Macadamia-Aisle for the bride to walk through and the original cattle yards for drinks and canapés, right through to the marquee set high on the hill to capture the view, you simply cannot overlook the magic that Bhadra creates for your special day. 

Ideally located 10 minutes from the great beaches and surf of Byron Bay, Brokenhead, Tallows and Lennox Head and only 5 minutes from the pleasures of Bangalow, Bhadra is also an easy 15 minutes drive from Ballina Airport.

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