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The Best “Non-Wedding” Wedding Venue: Taverna, Kingscliff

Your chosen wedding venue will play a huge role in creating an ambience and atmosphere for your event. And thankfully, we’ve come a long way since stuffy function rooms with carpeted floors and fluorescent lighting when it comes to venue options for modern weddings!

These days, we are lucky enough to have some truly unique spaces available for couples looking to plan a less traditional celebration. So if the thought of a traditional venue just isn’t your style, why not consider a “non-wedding” wedding venue as an alternative?

Maybe you guys want fewer frills, and more focus on celebrating with loved ones. Less fuss, and more emphasis on making memories and sharing good food and wine. Sound like your kinda wedding?

If so, a restaurant wedding venue might just be the perfect pick for your event. And when it comes to beautiful restaurants suited for a more modern wedding celebration, we can’t go past one of our favourite dining establishments on the Tweed Coast – Taverna.

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Situated beachfront in the small seaside town of Kingscliff in Northern NSW, Taverna is a much-loved restaurant wedding venue best known for its authentic Mediterranean-inspired menu, unique cocktail options and quaint white and mint facade.

With award-winning food, an extensive wine list and a totally Instagrammable location, we reckon Taverna is a pretty perfect wedding venue for non-traditionalists.

If you’re currently searching for a coastal wedding venue with a difference, keep reading as we share some of our top reasons to consider a restaurant to host your big day.

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Planning a more intimate wedding celebration? Or maybe a destination wedding with just a handful of your closest friends and family? Restaurant venues like Taverna are perfectly suited for smaller-scale events.

Hosting up to 70 pax, Taverna weddings are warm, cosy and intimate, leading to plenty of mingling amongst guests. And, with fewer guests to cater for, you’ll also be able to save money on food and beverage costs.

Opting for a restaurant wedding venue might also be an ideal choice if you guys consider yourself true foodies. Why not share your love of food and drink with your guests over a long lunch or relaxed dinner by the beach, for a wedding celebration that really reflects your personality?

It’s safe to say Taverna is a true food-lovers wedding venue, with an authentic menu featuring Greek share plates, local and international wines, and of course – killer cocktails.

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Now let’s talk about the aesthetic of your day. Wedding styling and decor can often be a big contributor to the budget for more traditional venues. On the flipside, a restaurant is ultimately designed with atmosphere and ambience in mind – meaning you can take full advantage of the existing design and interiors.

Taverna is well-known for its stunning Greek-inspired interiors, featuring crisp white walls, European bentwood chairs, glass windows opening out to ocean views, and of course – #TheTavernaDoor! With less money required for styling and theming, you can allocate more of your budget to the important priorities on your list, like slow cooked lamb and Ink Gin cocktails!

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With plenty of off-site ceremony options like the Summergrove Chapel, Santai Retreat and the Kingscliff foreshore just a stone’s throw away, you can also enjoy a beachfront or hinterland ceremony before kicking off the reception festivities.

And on a more sentimental note – imagine being able to revisit your wedding venue for an anniversary dinner, as you relive the memories from your special day, right where it all unfolded. Romantic, right?

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For a unique wedding celebration that truly showcases your personality (with no fuss or frills attached!), a restaurant venue like Taverna might just tick all of the boxes – good food and wine, beautiful interiors, and the perfect beachside location.

You can learn more about this Northern NSW restaurant wedding venue on our directory, or check out a real Taverna wedding on the blog for some restaurant wedding inspiration!

Images via Figtree Wedding Photography

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One thought on “The Best “Non-Wedding” Wedding Venue: Taverna, Kingscliff

  1. Taverna is oddly amazing for a wedding venue. For couples who are planning to do their wedding in an unconventional way, go to Taverna for your wedding reception. You won’t regret it.

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