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If getting married right on the waterfront with views of the sparkling sea, yachts bobbing on the water and sights and sounds of the tropics excites you, then Lure – Abell Point Marina is the perfect wedding venue for you. With a fresh and contemporary decor with natural elements of wood, glass and stone you

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Driving through forests and rolling paddocks, Spicers Peak Lodge  seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet is only a couple of hours away from the city of Brisbane and the major regional city of Toowoomba. Right in the foodies paradise of the Scenic Rim area of Queensland, Spicers Peak

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How divine it would be to have a tropical paradise created for you – and then to share this so generously with the world.  Villa Botanica  is a beautiful home surrounded by magnificent gardens, rivalled only by the equally magnificent view of the Coral Sea – the colours shining like only these tropical jewels can.

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If you love the country then Roomba’s @ Mt Aitken is for you! Vicki and Simone have taken great care to create a beautiful rustic atmosphere at Roomba’s showcasing the best of country living and flair. Their new ceremony room is cosy with the ambiance only carefully chosen vintage decor can impart. With beautiful views,

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Set amongst the rolling hills  of the Lockyer Valley, Spicers Hidden Vale is a gem ripe for discovery. This luxury wedding and honeymoon retreat, just an hour’s drive from Brisbane, is the perfect place to invite your guests to experience the best Australia can offer – stunning scenery, beautiful locally sourced food to indulge in,

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  Delicious food served with style is always a talking point at any occasion, and we often hear at Polka Dot Bride, how food is one of the most memorable aspects of the wedding. For over 50 years, Peter Rowland Catering has been at the forefront of the hospitality scene,  earning a reputation as a

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The roar of the big cats, the antics of the monkeys and the bright colours of the butterflies in the Butterfly House – the Zoo is a special place. If you’re an animal lover, then what better place to hold your wedding! Melbourne Zoo offers so many options for your ceremony and reception. Consider holding

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Just looking at these pictures you can feel the serenity. After being married at Summerfields Estate & Country House themselves, Joyce and her husband took over from the original owners who had run Summerfields since 1998. With the views a mix of manicured gardens, and natural bushland, with herb and vegetable gardens to provide produce

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If you are looking for an architect designed venue with a sense of its history, just an hour from Melbourne, then look no further than Epicurean Red Hill. With soaring atrium in The Shed, the Barrel Room and a private dining room, Epicurean Red Hill offers a choice of reception options. Merricks House just a

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Following my first article on the gorgeous day we had at Love on the Lawn in the Hunter Valley on the Sunday afternoon, we retreated back to the beautiful Sebel at Kirkton Park before the rest of our weekend commenced. Arriving at the Sebel in the late afternoon, I immediately fell in love with the

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Right on one of Australia’s most iconic beaches sits Beachside Dojo.  Just over 12 months old, Beachside Dojo has two spaces available for your ceremony and reception, views through the tall Manly pines over the sea and a stunning menu with the freshness of Japanese influences. It would be hard to find a more stunning

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The Pop Up Patch is an urban oasis in Melbourne city hosted by The Little Veggie Patch Co. It’s a place to get close to nature even though you may be surrounded by skyscrapers, to dig in the dirt and to learn about how to acquire a green thumb. And now, with the help of

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Choosing a venue for your wedding happens with your heart – it’s the feel of the place, the sudden uplifting of your soul that tells you ‘this is it’, that will draw you in. The Lancemore Group has four spectacular venues in Victoria – Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park, Lindenderry at Red Hill

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There’s something about a historical building and elegance going hand in hand and so it is with Church364. A beautifully renovated mansion that retains the best of the past while including modern design features, that is perfect for whatever wedding style you dream of. From the bridal couple who want their entire wedding planned and

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What a perfect place for a wedding! Stunning mountain views, sub tropical rainforest, the call of birds surrounding you as you say your vows, the mist in the valleys, spectacular sunsets – all this and more is on offer at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Add in a small church, a choice of venues, great food and

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