Aug 24, 2009

a Venue!!!

So last Saturday my mum, Morgan and I took a drive up north to the Hunter Valley, which is home to many amazing wineries, beautiful country homes and holiday destinations.
To look at churches and reception venues.
And we have found one!
(A reception venue that is!)
A Venue we both fell in love with the moment we walked in.
A venue all three of us could just see holding our wedding - my mum even got a little teary!
A venue where we could see our guests mingling in the courtyard, and on the verandah, having drinks and canapes on the lawn, photos in amongst the vines and dining in the most amazing barrel room ever - oh my those lights, those walls, those barrels (which they fill with tea lights on the night).
A venue that fits well into the budget (It is the cheapest venue we have come across & I love how it is also our favourite - thank you lord!).
A venue where the staff is so friendly and accommodating and flexible and who has said as long as you are happy we are happy too!

The staff at Margan (yes almost spelt 'Morgan'!) and their wedding planner Randi (she is SO lovely) have been so accommodating and are willing to hold both dates we are after for a week until we have a definite date booked with the church (that is what we will be up to this Saturday) and all with no deposit!

the beautiful gates, there are lots like this around the property
and also...
a veggie garden which are used fresh for the restaurants seasonal menus.
free range chickens and the cutest little chicken shed for photos.
a courtyard with a fountain and pretty lights.
a lawn area which looks out onto the rows of vines and the large mountains in the background.
a beautiful bar area which we like is separate from the barrel room.
Another room perfect for mingling, putting a guest book and which has comfortable moveable couches and arm chairs for those tired dancing feet.
But each area which flows and is open to the other.
And the whole estate is ours and our guests from 5pm!

So by this Saturday we should know...
either the 13th or 20th of November 2010 we will be husband and wife..
As you can imagine...
We can hardly wait!


  1. It's gorgeous!! And so you -

    I just love it! :)

    Yay for almost having a date set. :) I'm so excited for you guys. :)

  2. yeah yeah yeah.. STUNNING!! seriously.