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Oakridge Wines Annual Bridal Showcase is held in September each year. Visit the venue, meet with the events team, taste the wedding menu and try some of the award winning wines.

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Wed, Dine and Dance by the Sea

Pilu at Freshwater is the ultimate venue for couples looking for a relaxed and sophisticated beach reception. Operating for more than 10 years, the stunning Italian two-hat restaurant is located in a gorgeous heritage-listed building and has views that stretch along Freshwater Beach. The venue prides itself on personalised and tailored service that includes complimentary wedding menu tasting, personalised menus, and table set-up that incorporates placement of name cards, decorations, bomboniere and restaurant table lamps. Chef Giovanni Pilu, who arrived in Australia from Sardinia in 1992, brought with him some delectable dishes made with both imported produce from his homeland and ingredients from our shores. According to restaurant manager Angela Munday, this venue is perfect for brides who love superior service and good food. “The type of bride who would enjoy Pilu at Freshwater is one who appreciates good food and wine. She would also appreciate quality service and attention to detail.”

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Say "I do" in a Champagne House

Peterson House is the ultimate venue for a country wedding. This venue a beautiful sandstone homestead with plenty of space and stunning views over lush vineyards. Located in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, the house is surrounded by charming cottage gardens, a picturesque pond with a jetty, and rolling hills. Peterson House’s wedding manager, Naomi Pridue, says the estate provides you with a stylish option for both your ceremony and reception. “Each and every wedding is a unique event and we take much pride and pleasure in ensuring your special day runs smoothly and your guests savour the occasion of your wedding reception at Peterson House.” With cherry blossoms in spring and flourishing vineyards in summer, the venue is a stunning backdrop for wedding ceremonies and photography. Restaurant Cuvee provides an ideal setting for your Hunter Valley wedding reception. The aged timber beams and iron work throughout the restaurant provide a wonderfully rustic and inviting atmosphere. The Restaurant Cuvee menu has been designed to showcase the Peterson House cuvee blend, using fresh seasonal produce to deliver Modern Australian cuisine at its best. Whether it is a small and intimate wedding or a larger wedding up to 140 people, the experienced staff can tailor a package to suit you.

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The Perfect Winery Wedding Venue

Kellybrook Winery is a romantic wedding venue with an individual touch which offers a vintage rural charm. With delicious food and drink choices, plus plenty of photogenic locations outdoors, the venue makes for the perfect choice! Situated on the outskirts of Melbourne at the charming Wonga Park, Kellybrook Winery is a magnificent oasis in the old Yarra Valley orchid belt. Offering couples an affordable but excellent vineyard wedding, Kellybrook has been the scene of dreams for 29 years. With picturesque gardens and a lavish restaurant, couples can have both the ceremony and the reception at Kellybrook, removing the need for the time-consuming relocation of guests. Couples can take their photographs among the vines before proceeding to the restaurant where they will be delighted by exquisite food, excellent wines and ciders (all made on the property), In addition to providing a beautiful, individual wedding experience, Kellybrook makes planning easy. Dedicated staff are more than happy to assist by recommending other suppliers such as florists, celebrants and places for nearby accommodation. If you are a food, wine and cider lover who is looking for a special wedding venue with great individuality, make an appointment with Kellybrook. The staff will give you a tour of the restaurant and gardens as they discuss their wedding packages. Prices range from $86 to $130 per head. About Kellybrook Kellybrook started hosting weddings in the late 1980s. Darren and Farley Kelly were already running a successful restaurant and couples would frequently ask whether they could hold their weddings there. The iconic 120-year-old oak tree is surrounded by gardens that have grown for more than 30 years, creating the perfect setting for a garden ceremony. The restaurant has been recently redecorated; however, Kellybrook’s history means that the venue retains an everlasting feeling of character and soul.

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Every part of your sensational and glorious wedding is magical, right from the moment that you walk down the aisle, to the moment that you both drive off into the sunset on your sweet honeymoon way... However, a major part of the whole planning has to be the wedding reception. It's a huge part of the day and the wedding reception needs to be precision planned to make sure it's on cue in every way, shape and form! Yet what is the wedding reception etiquette? There's so many things that you need to organize and the wedding reception (or even the wedding receptions – some of you may feel the need for a couple), is looming and you need to be writing out the wedding reception invites – and fast!

The Wedding Reception

Do I Have To Invite Everyone To The Ceremony And The Wedding Reception?
It's becoming more and more fashionable, particularly where ceremony venues are limited in space, to have intimate family members only to the official tying of the knot and then your other friends and more distant family members to the wedding reception only. The only time it becomes unacceptable is an invite to the ceremony and not to the wedding reception.

We're Both From Different Countries: What Is The Invitation Etiquette For The Wedding Receptions When You're Having Two
It's becoming more common as days go by for the necessity for two wedding receptions. It may be clear that certain people won't be able to attend the ceremony alongside the wedding reception, yet they'll be available for the wedding reception that's not on the actual day that you get married. However, if they are close family members or friends, you will want to invite them anyhow to exhibit that they are a well respected member of your entourage of life!

Do I Wear My Wedding Gown To Both Of The Wedding Receptions?
Generally, you wouldn't wear your gown for the wedding reception that you'll be attending for those who couldn't make the wedding day itself. However, it's not a hard and fast rule! Wearing your wedding dress for your second wedding reception is not such an unusual idea!

Do We Have To Leave The Wedding Reception By Midnight?
Some couples love to stay at the wedding reception right until the end. They want to party the night away with their friends and family and spend the wedding reception enjoying themselves, to the full potential. No one is going to throw you out of the wedding reception; you may want to stay there until you see the sun rise up the following morning! One of the most important things about the wedding reception is to enjoy it. It's that one and only day of your life that you'll never experience again.

The wedding reception is a big part of that and is there to be loved and appreciated.