I think from the moment they walked through the property they could see the property had potential and were convinced that The Secret Garden was the perfect venue where they could bring together the wedding day, they had both envisaged.
When Olivia and Sam first came to The Secret Garden, they had a firm idea of what they were looking for in a venue in which to hold their wedding. They were looking for something out of Sydney, preferably within a 2-hour drive, with a lovely garden and plenty of space where they could set up for a ceremony and reception so the whole wedding could be conducted at the same venue.
Booking the venue is the easy part when putting together a marquee wedding, but they both relished the challenge of bringing the day together and engaged lots of wonderful vendors, whom all helped to bring together a fabulous celebration.
The garden was looking lovely with the trees just starting to leaf up and the Alpine phlox, which flowers from late September to mid-October, was stunning with swaths of brilliant colour throughout the property. Early spring really is one of the most stunning times of the year on the property and we love being able to welcome couples into our space for this peak season.
The day began with pre-ceremony drinks under The Wisteria Arbour whilst guest waited for the bride to arrive. The adjacent Rose Lawn was set up with a gorgeous moon gate created by the girls from Clementine Posy and semi-circular rows of white chairs for the ceremony which really added to the romance of the moment.
The after-ceremony cocktails and games were conducted on The Azalea Lawn and the highlight of the day was when guests then moved on to The Marque Lawn to sit down to a sumptuous meal and dancing in the grandeur of a huge Sperry tent. We love being able to accommodate couples and their guests across different areas of the garden to ensure that they have an incredible experience with The Secret Garden and get to enjoy all the different areas that this garden has to offer,
Both Sam and Olivia and their families were so pleased with how the day and night turned out and that the memories created would be with them for the rest of their lives.
Congratulations to Olivia and Sam on your beautiful wedding. We loved having you in the garden for your special day.
Venue: The Secret Garden
Styling: Hoorah Events + Amy Bowes Stylist
Sperry Tent: South Coast Party Hire
Drone Photography: Surf2Summit Media
Feast: InHouse Chef Catering
Tunes: Oberon Lane
Cakes: Andy Bowdy
Arbour + Florals: Clementine Posy