As a little girl you may have dreamed of your wedding day (and surely changed your mind about the different elements a few times as you grew up). You’ve dreamed of your white dress complemented by the beautiful pastel flowers that line the gardens, fairy lights in the trees illuminating the paths and a maybe even a swing where your new husband could push you, admiring you in all of your child-like wonder.
If this sounds like a dream you’ve had then we may have just found the perfect venue for you to consider for your upcoming wedding. Introducing Tea & Niceties, situated amongst beautiful rainforests on Tamborine Mountain.
Recently we talked to the lucky owner of this beautiful venue, Tamara, to find out more about their intimate weddings with a true ‘vintage’ style.
Tell us a little bit about your stunning venue, Tea and Niceties.
Set among breathtaking gardens that back onto the Curtis Falls National Park rainforest on majestic Tamborine Mountain, Tea & Niceties provides a picture-perfect setting for intimate, vintage-style weddings. The gardens are over an acre in size and the wedding venue can provide dedicated spaces for the wedding ceremony under the curtain-draped pergola and reception in the outdoor pavilion or High Tea house.
Do Brides and Grooms work with a dedicated Tea and Niceties event consultant to plan their wedding? Does that include sourcing other Wedding suppliers?
Tea and Niceties offers event consultant and styling services, but also offers direct consultation with the owner of Tea and Niceties to ensure that your wedding day is accommodated perfectly. Tea and Niceties can offer packages that include on-site catering and drinks, vintage furniture, settings with our sashed tiffany chairs, and various other supplies provided by Tea and Niceties.
What guest numbers do you cater for, for Wedding ceremonies and the reception?
We cater for up to 100 in the High Tea house and in the Pavilion space for reception, and for the ceremony, we can cater for up to 50 seated, and standing room for guests.
The Gardens are definitely a stunning place for a ceremony, but is there a Plan B?
Yes, our pavilion also accommodates the ceremony with beautiful backdrops of the gardens.
What days are available for Weddings? Do Weddings have exclusive use of the venue for their special day?
Weddings can be accommodated Monday to Sunday. Packages on Saturday and Sunday account for exclusive use of the property after 2pm.
Can you tell us a little bit about your wedding packages.
We prefer to tailor each wedding. Packages are flexible to allow for various options and the week day chosen.
How far in advance do couple need to look at booking a Wedding at Tea and Niceties?
With our weekday and weekend options, you can book with as little as a few months’ notice, particularly if the wedding is smaller and more intimate.
What advice do you have for brides when they are deciding on a venue?
Choose a venue and a space that resonates with you and what you want to experience on the day and remember for years to come.
You also have a stunning High Tea offering at the Tea Room. Do you cater for Bridal Showers? Can groups hire it exclusively? What days and times are high teas available?
We have more and more large groups requesting High Teas for bridal showers, baby showers, milestone birthdays and engagement celebrations. Groups can request our private function room exclusively (seats up to 24 people). Currently High Tea is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Thursday bookings require a group of 6 persons on more). The High Tea room seats 100 people and our Pavilion area can also cater for High Tea outside, seating up to 100 people also.
What is your favourite wedding story?
I would have to say my own – we have been married 20 years and have three children, all teenagers / young adults. Next to this will be our eldest daughter’s wedding in June next year, and this year, we’ve had two nieces married.
What do you think are the upcoming trends for 2016/2017 weddings?
Weddings are such a celebration of love and commitment – everyone invited to your wedding is there to support your relationship forever, effectively. With financial pressures these days, more couples are considering their guest lists alongside their budget and opting for more intimate weddings. With our packages, we will work with a couple’s budget so that they do not feel like they have to compromise the list of loved ones they want around them on their special day.
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