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Rachel and Mathews Autumn woodland wedding.

Rachel and Mathew always had a vision of a casual rustic woodland theme for their wedding day. A ceremony in an intimate space followed by casual outside dining amongst beautiful trees.It was important for them to find a venue that allowed them to include elements that they felt would enhance the casual vibe, where they…

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Kellie and Nour’s beautiful autumn garden party wedding.

When Kellie first contacted The Secret Garden, her brief was “My fiancée and I are seeking a beautiful space to be married in this Autumn, followed by a small daytime garden party reception.” An easy request to fulfil with the gardens always looking special in early April with the windflowers in full flower and the…

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Sara and Dan, doing it a little differently.

Sara and Dan were looking for a ceremony venue with a casual relaxed feel and certainly something that was not traditional and where they could personalise their big day.They also wanted to find somewhere that would allow them to install their bar, which had sentimental value to them, to use after the ceremony. We were,…

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Fariha and Sahil mid-January wedding.

With a hint of a traditional Indian wedding, but with the relaxed feel of a modern Australian celebration, Fariha and Sahil celebrated their wedding ceremony and reception at The Secret Garden. Fariha and Sahil wanted a small, relaxed garden party wedding with their ceremony in a beautiful space outside and lunch under The Wisteria Arbour.…

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Aniqa and Tanim Mehndi Ceremony.

It was such a delight to be included in Aniqa and Tanims Hindu Mehndi wedding ceremonies. Organising a wedding during a pandemic was never going to be easy and with various parts of the celebration already organised at other venues in the Southern Highlands and Illawarra Aniqa was looking for somewhere outdoors where she could…

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Shelby and Joel finally get to say their “I dos” during Covid-19

Shelby and Joel had planned to get married in April 2020 with a garden ceremony at The Secret Garden followed by a reception at a local hotel, but Covid-19 soon put a stop to that. New dates were set and then cancelled again. By November, being thoroughly over trying to re-choose dates and reorganise everything,…

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Early December Vow Renewal.

While Bek and Steve had been married for some years, their original wedding had been a quiet affair and they had always wanted to have a big celebration surrounded by family and friends. Whilst not wanting anything too lavish, they still wanted it to be meaningful so decided to renew their vows in a simple…

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Jess and David’s early November wedding.

After Jess and David had made the decision to get married, they decided they wanted to pull something together in just a couple of months. This meant they needed to get around and view venues and make decisions quickly so they could lock in everything for the date they wanted in early November. When they…

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Kylie and Steve late October wedding.

With the 29th of October being a significant date for Kylie and Steve, they were set on holding their wedding on this date even though it was a Thursday. They only wanted a small wedding of around 20 close family and friends so figured that a weekday wedding would be lovely! They both thought the…

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Getting creative with your outdoor wedding ceremony space.

One of the advantages of having an outdoor ceremony means plenty of space to be creative and include some interesting or quirky ideas into your styling. Obviously this will be limited by your venue’s ideas of what is appropriate, but here at The Secret Garden we love to see couples go that little step further…

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