Once upon a time, many years ago a carousel stood on the shores of Melbourne’s Albert Park lake. Today Carousel has been built into a glorious event venue with amazing views of Melbourne’s skyline.
Featuring the original carousel floor and fitted out with natural tones, Carousel also features a wooden deck which is perfect for pre dinner drinks and canapés.
All catering and event design is covered by food&desire headed up John van Haandel who is behind such Melbourne treasures such as The Stokehouse and Circa, The Prince. Kosher catering is available upon request.
Able to accommodate 50-1000 gusts, Carousel is a versatile venue suitable for any type of wedding!
22 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park Lake VIC 3205
TEL: 03 8646 6000
FAX: 03 8646 6066
I know I recently posted about how hot it was here, well two weeks later and the heater is on and I’m all rugged up. Ah love it!
Winter is a fabulous time for a wedding, the quiet times mean you can have more of a chance of securing the vendors you want. Plus the ambience of grey skies and rain makes for great drama and atmosphere!
Here’s five tips to keep you warm if you’re getting married in winter
The winter bride has the chance to wear a glamorous long sleeve gown. But since even today it isn’t the most common thing, choosing another type of cover up is an easier option. If you’re not keen on covering up your dress you may only need the cover up for ‘in between’ while you’re frolicking outdoors for photos. There are quite a few options that can keep you warm on your wedding day!
Cover up options can include
Don’t forget to consider your bottom half too! Stockings and closed toe shoes will keep your legs and feet warm!
2. Drink it Hot
Hot Chocolate from She Who Eats
Consider your guests! Serve lovely warm drinks such as eggnog, hot chocolate (with a nip of alcohol or chilli if you’re up to it) and mulled wine, pre and post ceremony to get them in the mood for partying. Create an espresso bar or even a tea bar (nothing better than a hot cup of tea!)
3. Heat it Up
Candles from brides.com
Don’t forget to make use of the venues heaters and fireplaces. Or if they have none consider hiring your own in. Also use candles- they can warm up an area surprisingly well.
4. Dish It Out
Shot Glasses of Tomato Soup with a Parmesan Crisp & Basil-Cream by Harold Catering
Consider serving heart winter fare at your wedding. Lamb roasts with gravy and crispy potatoes, pudding, soups and warm bread rolls. You can easily modernise your food choices with a creative chef. Soup in shot glasses, potatoes at midnight wrapped in paper, puddings in mini cups served with dollops of cream.
With every bit of colour, I still find myself drawn to all white weddings.
The one I made the board for today was an old world glamour feel with vintage lace and sparkling chandeliers.
Chandelier from brides, cake from Planet Cake, place card from Rebecca Thuss, bouquet from brides, gown from Luci Di Bella, lace fan from Pink Frosting, invitation from Artisan Press, chandelier from brides, white room by Fete NY, candle from Whiteport