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Dripping with tradition, and a long history of learning reflected in the magnificent heritage buildings, the University of Sydney plays host to weddings and events with a touch of old world glamour. Situated within the precinct is HostCo the caterer for the many weddings and events held here, but far from being stuffy and uptight,

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Image by Duuet PhotographyThey don’t call us “Showtime” for nothing! It’s one thing to roll out a red carpet, but for a real dose of “movie magic” check out some of our top tips to inject that Hollywood sparkle from our favourite wedding movies.The Wedding PlannerOh if we had a dollar for every time one

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Image by Jason Vannan PhotographyWith our venues located in the country we naturally love classic weddings inspired by nature.Both Cleveland Winery and Bellinzona are surrounded by pure natural beauty. Cleveland Winery is surrounded by a gorgeous vineyard, lake, rolling ranges and backed by beautiful cottage gardens. Bellinzona on the other hand is set within lush mature

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Catering exclusively for 3 elegant venues, Bursaria Fine Foods offers a wedding experience second to none. With an experienced wedding team to help you plan your day down to finest detail, you can be assured that your day will be one to remember – not only for you, but for your guests as well. But

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The beautiful Southern Highlands region of NSW is host to a number of historic properties, not the least of which is Sylvan Glen Country Estate. Set on 60 private acres of woodland and gardens with a vineyard, Sylvan Glen has everything you could be looking for in a wedding venue. With Donna as your wedding

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Two of the biggest decisions when planning your wedding are where to hold your ceremony and reception. Fortunately, many venues now hold open days/evenings where they have their rooms set up as if a wedding were about to take place. For the visual ones amongst us, this is a fantastic opportunity to see first hand

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We do love to be beside the seaside and Sandringham Yacht Club with its contemporary decor and stunning water views may be what you would love too. A gorgeous airy balcony with bay views when it’s sunny and warm, or large expanses of glass sheltering you from the buffeting winds and waves in winter, it

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With waterfront views, a history of waterfront dockside activity, and glorious original features  Showtime Events and Cargo Hall present something different to the Melbourne wedding venue scene. Bathed in lights reflected on the water, these urban spaces give you a hint of the gritty docklands history, but with a chic  industrial twist to add finesse

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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 premier

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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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