In Love With Our Venue – Jessica & Sean

by | In Love With, Weddings

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Jessica Greer
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Their venue Thornbury Theatre was a major decision for Jessica and Sean and this historic venue set the tone of their wedding day.

They tell “Over the year we enjoyed the crazy roller coaster that is planning a wedding. The very first thing that we did was book the venue. It seems odd to think about it now but we were just chatting and said to each other how cool it would be to have the reception at an old theatre. So, we Googled it and found the Thornbury Theatre, built in 1926. It was absolutely perfect. This set the tone for the whole wedding; we decided to go with a 1920’s/30’s, ‘old Hollywood’ feel.”

“During the photo shoot, our guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the Theatre foyer before being invited to take their seats in the grand ballroom, as the five-piece band began to play their first set. The bridal party went through a secret passage to the mezzanine level where we could all watch the guests’ reactions to the décor as they found their tables.”

“Each table was named after Sean and my favourite films and the centrepieces were light-boxes with the film names and mismatched vintage vases with arrangements of baby’s breath. Each place had a glittery gold star with a swing tag instead of place cards (a nod to my love of Christmas).”

“Just when everyone thought the evening was wrapping up, wait staff, in red waistcoats, came around with trays of choc tops to tie in with our theatre venue. In the blink of an eye, it was time for us to say goodbye and head to our gorgeous room overlooking the park at Melbourne’s iconic Hotel Windsor. A couple of days later we departed for our European honeymoon, first stop: Paris!”


Ms Polka Dot says: What a gorgeous historic venue – and the gold detailing is just the thing to add the extra sparkle to your wedding.

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