What is included in your venue hire?
Exclusive use of the Barn facilities, tables and chairs, indoor & outdoor sound system, indoor/outdoor wireless mic, outdoor fire & wood, outdoor lounge suite, outdoor umbrellas, bean bags, selection of lawn games; Petanque, giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, ‘Jerry’ the caravan, bathrooms, ceremony locations, golf carts for photography transportation, dedicated wedding planner, PA sound system for ceremony music, 40 white ceremony chairs.
Where are your ceremony locations?
We don’t currently have a dedicated location. The winery is situated on 80 acres, so you are welcome to choose your own special spot, otherwise we can point you in the direction of some areas we find work well.
How does your beverage system work?
Being a winery, all the wines are The Hunting Lodge Wines. We generally suggest you select two whites, a rosé and a red. You are welcome to BYO one varietal of wine (most couples bring bubbles as we don’t currently produce one) which has a corkage fee of $15 per bottle. Please ask for our Events Beverage List.
Do you do any set up for us?
All the tables and chairs will be set in a way that we/yourselves agree that works best for you, we can also set your name cards and menus on tables etc. We have a list of optional styled extras (please ask if you may be interested in these) which we set for you. We do not supply any decorations, but we work closely with several suppliers and can recommend these to you.
Can we do any set up the day before?
Most likely no, but there will be the odd wedding that can. It will depend if we have an event booked the day before. We would recommend organizing your suppliers for the morning of for an 8.30am start.
Do you have other tables & chairs?
No we don’t. These tables and chairs were specifically designed and made to fit with the theme of the barn. We are of course happy to get something different in for you, but this will be an extra cost.
Do you cloth the tables?
As a general rule no we don’t, but you are more than welcome to. Again, this is an extra cost to you.
What can we hang our decorations with?
You are able to hang anything you like from the metal cross beams in the barn. We recommend cable ties, chains or nylon. No 3M stickers, hooks or nails are permitted to hang decorations.
How long do we have the venue for?
You may start your pack in from 8.30am, 8hours of service is included in your venue hire, with a finishing time up till 12am.
Do we have the venue to ourselves?
You have exclusive use of the barn and ceremony location. However, there are areas of the property that are open to the public during the day and night for eg. the café and restaurant.
What kind of menus do you have?
We offer a shared plates menu, if you are wanting another menu style we work with either Mint Kitchen or The Great Catering Company. Our menu includes; canapes, entrees, mains and dessert.
Is the menu versatile?
Absolutely, we also have a Grazing table option which you can swap canapes out for. We also offer wedding cakes and Cheese wheel cakes from our in-house pastry chef.
Do the menus suit all dietary requirements?
Yes, we can cater for all dietary needs, as long as these are specified as early as possible.
Does the menu include cutlery, crockery and glassware?
Yes it will include your standard white crockery, glassware, napkin and silverware. We do have optional styled extras which include gold, black, brass or copper cutlery, and black plates. These are all an additional cost.
Will you be here on our wedding night?
Yes you will have someone dedicated to your wedding throughout the planning and execution stages.
Do you have onsite photo locations?
Yes we do, we are happy to drive you around in our golf carts and show you the most popular locations. We also stay with you until you are finished and provide you with a picnic and beverage hamper. We are not able to take photos in the winery itself.
Is there anything we need to let our Band or DJ know?
We have an inside & outside speaker system including a wireless mic. We do prefer they plug into our speakers, as we have a couple of council restrictions. At 10pm, we do require the music to be turned off outside and patrons to slowly move inside, by using our system we can easily do this. If you are wanting a band, they must have electric drums and not acoustic.
Can we pick up our things the next day?
If there is a wedding booked the next day, we do require you to pick up all your belongings the following morning as the next wedding will be packing in early. If there is no event following your day, these can be picked up during the weekend or following business day.
Can we leave all our flowers and floristry if we don’t want them?
Unfortunately we don’t dispose of any floristry. Either yourselves or your florist needs to take these down and take home with you.
Do you provide any accommodation?
We don’t have any on-site however we have a few recommendations.
Do you have any transport recommendations?
We highly recommend Ritchies bus transport.
What is required to book and confirm a date?
We can pencil hold a booking for you, and to confirm we require 50% of the venue hire and we ask that you electronically sign a terms and conditions contract.
Are your prices GST inclusive or exclusive?
All our prices are GST inclusive