Desperately Seeking – October

by | Desperately Seeking, Weddings


Polka Dot Bride


It’s been a busy month of queries at Polka Dot Bride HQ~ So many plans are underfoot! While we did our best to respond to most of these via email, we know the Polka Dot community knows secret venues, places and recommendations that we certainly don’t! So we’re putting them out there hoping to help our couples even more with their queries and searches!

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Maid Of Honour #1 is looking for great locations for hens parties that come in at $50 a head. The bride is simple, elegant and beautiful so this wonderful maid of honour is looking for something that reflects her bride’s personality. She’s happy to do a package without drinks if feasible. Do you know anywhere suitable?

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Bride #1 is looking for a polka dot on polka dot ivory tie to match her wedding gown- she wants one with large polka dots and for the groomsmen, a polka dot cobalt blue/purple tie. Have you seen any?

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Bride #2 is looking for a venue in Melbourne that would allow her and her fiance to celebrate with plenty of children! She’s thinking of a festival style wedding so is looking for venues to accommodate this style while being child friendly.

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Bride #3 is traveling from overseas to be married in Australia and is looking for a beach that they can marry on and have a reception on or close by She has a guest list of 50 and wants something stunning and simple!

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Bride #4 is marrying on a cattle farm that is a five hour drive north west of Brisbane and four hours south of Rockhampton. She is trying to find a caterer who is willing to travel, manage the food preparation and assist with styling on the day.

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Bride #5 is looking for an old barn, hall or shed for her wedding reception in South East Queensland or Toowoomba.

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Bride #6 is searching for an outdoor space for her wedding in Melbourne where a marquee isn’t a necessity. They’re looking at a guest list of 150-200 people and want to do as much DIY as possible.  The wedding will be during the day, so the space can’t only be accessible after business hours!

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Bride #7 and her fiance are students, so they’re looking for a feasible option for their wedding reception! They’re after a barn style venue in Melbourne, Geelong or even Canberra and the surrounds. They’re wanting a blank space where they can bring in their own furniture, crockery and decor.

Phew! So much a hunting going on! Can you help any of our lovely brides or maids of honour? Know of a secret venue? A community hall? Leave a comment!

  • Ella says:
    October 11, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Bride #2
    Im getting married at Gum Gully Farm. Try looking them up!

  • Kate says:
    October 11, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Bride #7 – Google “The Barn, Wallington”. Its just outside Geelong – its stunning and its a blank canvas!

    • Kendall says:
      October 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Hi Kate,
      I’m bride #7! That was our first choice! Unfortunately a little out of our price range! But exactly what we’re after 🙂

      • Kate says:
        October 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm

        ahh bum! I didn’t know how much it was. If I find something else similar, I will let you know!

  • Ali says:
    October 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Bride #7

    Try Yarralumla Woolshed in Canberra. Stunning and afordable!!

    • Kendall says:
      October 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Hi Ali,
      Hadn’t seen that one! Definitely a possibility. Thanks!

  • Raelene Cook says:
    October 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Bride 5, The Boomerang Farm at Mudgeeraba, is a 100 year old barn, it’s beautiful.

  • Vee says:
    October 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Bride #1 – You could get the tie made with design your own fabric –

    Design it – they print it and ship to you. Then just sew using a pattern from a craft shop.

  • Gillian says:
    October 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Bride #6 – Collingwood Children’s Farm

  • Polka Dot Bride says:
    October 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Maid Of Honour #1 – I know Ms Herringbone sent over some suggestions but I was also thinking high tea at The Victoria Rooms would be lovely. Manly Wine Suites have packages from $45 per person too (so I’d also try The Winery and The Gazebo which has a girls picnic at $45 pp)

    • Lauren says:
      October 23, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks PDB

      I didn’t hear from Ms Herringbone. Is she able to resend her suggestions! Manly Wine Suites is on the list, thank you! Great suggestion!

      I’ve also found Gardel’s Bar in Surry Hills!

      Looking forward to hearing from Ms Herringbone

      • Polka Dot Bride says:
        October 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm

        Hi Lauren,

        I just resent it again, let me know if you don’t get it!

  • Sally says:
    October 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Bride #4 try lickity fingers catering in Rockhampton! Beautiful food and plenty of experience catering for large numbers in regional areas.

  • Lee says:
    October 15, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Bride #3 The Boathouse Palm Beach – Sydney NSW

  • Kassie says:
    October 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Bride #3 – Castaways Resort at Mission Beach in Far North Queensland.

  • Charlotte says:
    October 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Bride #7- Have you looked at The Briars in Mt Martha- outside of Melbourne? They have a barn you can hire- I think hire is about $500.

    Bride #2- Collingwood Children’s Farm have a paddock you can hire- you’d need to do your own marquee and catering but it could be great for kids and you could definitely have a festival style wedding!

    • Kendall says:
      October 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Charlotte
      We had seen the Briars and it looks lovely (and the price! Amazing) but we don’t really have any connection to Mornington. It’s ridiculous but we really want somewhere special that has a bit of meaning for us! We’re fussy I know!

  • Melanie says:
    November 6, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Bride #2,

    We are having a festival style wedding with approx 40 kids attending… at a property in Pennyroyal, Victoria called Otways Retreat… There is also another just down the road that we looked at, King Parrot Cottages…. They are both about 20 minutes inland from Lorne

  • Maddie says:
    November 15, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Bride 5#

    I have just booked Samsonvale Hall as my wet weather back up, and it looks lovely. If you are interested in Brisbane city I love the look of Mowbraytown Hall which I saw elsewhere on this site.

    Now does anyone have a suggestion for caterers in Brisbane that do family style dinners without charging an arm and a leg?



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