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Introducing our Venues and Suppliers for the 2020 Tweed Wedding Trail!

The 2020 Tweed Wedding Trail is nearly here! With the 19th January quickly approaching, we thought it was time to introduce you to the 9 incredible venues opening their doors for this one-of-a-kind wedding event, along with the amazing array of suppliers you’ll find showcasing at each one.

If you’re currently planning your TWT itinerary, keep reading to learn more about our different hinterland and coastal venues, and the industry professionals you can look forward to meeting on the day. 

Not sure what the Tweed Wedding Trail is all about? Read our blog on exactly what to expect from the 2020 Trail right here!

Osteria, Casuarina

If you’re looking for a garden wedding venue in an idyllic beachside location, Osteria offers the best of both worlds. This hidden gem is tucked away in the quiet seaside town of Casuarina, just a few hundred metres from the coastline. On the day, you’ll be able to tour Osteria’s lush private garden and fairy-lit Refinery hall, along with the newly opened bridal Parlour and outdoor Whiskey Bar. Enjoy live music and a cheeky Aperol spritz during your visit – or better yet, book in for lunch at Osteria’s adjoining restaurant for some authentic Italian fare.

Image via Figtree Wedding Photography

You’ll also be able to meet this epic bunch of wedding suppliers on the day:

Stylist: JJ Style Co, Ivy and Bleu

Florist: Gloriosa Florals

Photography: Ivy Road Photography, Pineapple Images

Hire: Hampton Event Hire, Handmade Hire

Lighting: AVIdeas, Event Letters

Celebrant: Robert Simmons, Candice Wilson

Music: Sarah Archer, Benny Hanna

Makeup: Luxe Beauty Co, Marley Hammond

Hair: Amanda Higl 

Stationery: White Letter

Film: Lovelane Films

Photo Booth: The Photo Booth Guys

Website: RSVP Collective

Props: The Petal Prop Co

Gelato Cart: Wheel & Spoon

Gifting: The Whole Bride

Cake: Two Little Bakers

Transport: Forever Kombis

Ardeena, Carool

Hunting for the ultimate “blank canvas” location? Be sure to add Ardeena to your must-visit venue list. Located high in the hills of Carool, this picturesque hinterland venue (set amongst 77 acres of untouched rainforest) offers breathtaking views of the Tweed Coast and valley. During your visit, you’ll be able to explore Ardeena’s stunning open lawns and secluded gardens (perfect for a tent or tipi celebration!), along with the undercover wedding pavilion and on-site bridal suite. With an incredible crew of suppliers on board, this is the perfect opportunity to see how this blank canvas space can be completely transformed for a dreamy DIY wedding.

Image via Pineapple Images

You can find these talented industry professionals in action at Ardeena:

Stylist: Ivy and Bleu, Bliss and Willow

Plant Hire: The Planted Co.

Photo Booth: Lightpod Photobooths

Celebrant: Celebrant Lady Love, Jo Hurley

Cake: The Cake That Ate Paris

Lighting: AVIdeas, Event Letters

Bridal: Oscar + Ivy Bridal

Tipi: Gold Coast Tipi’s

Makeup: Moksha Makeup

Photography: Feather + Finch, Lee Calleja Thomas

Videography: Anchored Cinema

Caterer: MooMoo 2U, Kubarz, Notorious E.A.T

Stationery: I am Poppy

Music: Reece Freeman

Hair: Aleesha Darke

Hire: Hampton Event Hire, The One Day House 

Transport: Currumbin Valley Coaches

Pets: First Class Pet Assistants

Summergrove Estate, Carool

Just a short drive from sister venue Ardeena, you’ll find the equally spectacular Summergrove Estate. Set amongst 73 acres of pristine hinterland, Summergrove boasts panoramic views and lush natural backdrops, with an array of indoor and outdoor spaces to explore. The entire venue will be open for your perusal, so take your time touring Summergrove’s perfectly manicured gardens, sweet white ceremony chapel, romantic light-filled barn and boutique on-site restaurant as you soak up the views from every angle.

Image via Figtree Wedding Photography

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet over 30+ local suppliers across the estate:

Celebrants: Clarah LuxfordBenjamin Carlyle, Leisa Ottley

Photography: Figtree Wedding Photography, Kirk Willcox, Lady Bella

Stylist: Arctic Fox Weddings, Ivy and Bleu, Harper Arrow

Florist: Joy Fiori (Hello Flora), The Posy Collective

Stationery: Little Green Leaf, White Letter

Cake: Milk and Honey Cake Creative, Sweet Art Creations Cakes

Kombi: InstaKombi, Forever Kombi’s

Video: NSI Productions

Babysitting: Coastal Babysitting

Photo Booth: Wild Booth Co

Sign: Event Letters

Entertainment: Michael Eotovos, Coastal Beats, Chris Hutchison

Hire: Hampton Event Hire

Makeup: Bexi Makeup Artist

Hair: Amy Spry

Pets: First Class Pet Assistants

Ancora, Tweed Heads

For luxe Mediterannean vibes, seriously delicious food and a dreamy waterfront location, look no further than Ancora. Perfectly positioned on the Tweed River, this modern coastal space features crisp white interiors, high arched ceilings and open glass windows overlooking the water, with a Greek-inspired wedding menu (that you can sample on the day) inspired by sister restaurant Taverna. Live music, good vibes and wedding inspo will be flowing, so be sure to check out Ancora’s spacious interiors, riverfront deck and adjoining garden with a Spritz in hand as you chat with a bunch of uber-talented suppliers. 

Image via Ivy Road Photography

You can meet the following exceptional suppliers during your visit to this waterfront haven:

Stylist: For Love and Living

Planner: Panorama Events

Florist: Bunch It Up, Big Leaf Boutique

Photography: Florin Lane, Figtree Wedding Photography

Hire: Hampton Event Hire

Lighting: Out of the Dark Event Lighting

Celebrant: Shane Vincent

Music: Janda Events

Makeup: Sarah Kelly Co

Stationery: Sunshine and Confetti

Videography: Alexei Malko

Transport: Forever Kombi’s

Photo Booth: The Wild Booth Co

Mavis’s Kitchen, Uki

Enjoy a scenic drive out to the serene village of Uki as you visit the incredibly picturesque Mavis’s Kitchen. This classic Queenslander-style restaurant is the perfect backdrop for a romantic, country-style wedding, surrounded by 25 acres of old dairy farm and secluded gardens. Breathe in the fresh country air and experience the magic of Uki as you explore Mavis’s open-air barn, stunning outdoor ceremony locations and organic veggie gardens – or, sample some fresh produce for yourself with lunch at the restaurant during your stay.

You’ll also be able to check out the work of these incredibly talented local suppliers:

Entertainment: The Music Box Collective

Stylist: Event Stylist & Co 

Photo Booth: Photos in a Booth 

Stationery: Sunday Nude

Photographer: Cloud Catcher Studio

Makeup: Dani Tiene

Hair: The Bridal Knot

Pets: Smoochy Poochy

Cake: Mavis’ Cake

Tipi: Gold Coast Tipis

Hire: One Day House

Florist: Wedding Flowers by Julia Rose

Honeymoon: Steph Myers

Celebrant: Ali Rollinson

Babalou, Kingscliff

If your dream wedding includes direct ocean views, stylish decor and an absolute beachfront location, you’ll want to add Babalou to your venue hit-list! Situated along Kingscliff’s bustling Marine Parade, Babalou is the ultimate all-in-one location for coastal loving couples. On the day, you’ll be able to tour Babalou’s modern, light-filled interiors (complete with hardwood flooring, exposed rafters and festoon lights) with the ocean literally at your doorstep. If that’s not enough to entice you, the team at Babalou will also be putting on a spread of their signature suspended grazing tables with complimentary bubbles on arrival. Plus, you’re invited to join us as we wrap up the day with an icy cold beverage (or two) downstairs at the Kingscliff Beach Hotel following the event!

Image via Figtree Wedding Photography

You’ll be able to meet the following A-team of suppliers at Babalou:

Stylist: Bliss and Willow

Hire: The One Day House

Florist: Wedding Flowers by Julia Rose

Lighting: Elyssium Lighting

Cake: Rebellyous Cake Company

Stationery: Sunshine and Confetti

Photo Booth: Black Tie Photo Booth

Celebrant: Forever Yours Weddings

Music: The White Tree

Photographer: Skyla Sage

Videography: Yellowbull Weddings

Hair and Makeup: Tina Kristen

Balloonery: Bang Bang Balloons

Plants: Wild Inside

Accommodation: Tweed Coast Guide

Fins at Plantation House, Duranbah

Looking for one of the best views on the Tweed Coast? Be sure to make your way over to Fins at Plantation House to see what all the fuss is about. Located on a 65-hectare exotic fruit plantation, this iconic garden wedding venue boasts spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean right out to Mt Warning. Grab a glass of bubbles and soak up the scenery as you check out Fin’s beautifully manicured lawns, luxe undercover reception space and quirky cactus garden, with a bunch of talented suppliers in action on the day.

The epic crew of suppliers showcasing at Fins includes:

Stylist: Event Stylist & Co

Photographer: Van Middleton

Videographer: Roost Film Co

Flowers: The Electric Rose

Lighting: Out of the Dark Event Lighting

Hire: Hampton Event Hire

Stationery: Heart of Juno

Celebrant: Andrew Michael Phoebe Reed

Cars: Valiant

Entertainment: McGee Entertainment

Suit: Wil Valor

Photo Booth: InstaKombi

Food: The Gelato Social

Hair + makeup: The Beauty Lineup

Gown: George Wu

Cake: The Cakehouse Company

Marquee: Sperry Tents 

Props: The Petal Prop Co

Salt Bar, Kingscliff

It’s all about those chilled, coastal vibes at Salt Bar in Kingscliff. Located in the prestigious Salt Beach precinct, this contemporary beachfront venue (conveniently situated just a stone’s throw from the major Tweed Coast resorts) features a spacious deck, on-site catering and fully flexible event spaces overlooking the lush Kingscliff parklands. Spend some time exploring everything Salt Bar has to offer – including canape tastings, live entertainment and a glass of bubbles on arrival – before taking a stroll through the adjacent beachfront gardens to find your perfect outdoor ceremony spot!

You’ll also be able to meet a dream team of local suppliers, including:

Styling: Your Wedding Planner

Stationery: I am Poppy

Bridal: Luv Bridal

Table Favours: Little Cocoa

Entertainment: Coastal Beats DJ’s

Photo Booth: In the Booth

Celebrant: Just Jess

Bar: Moet/Chandon

Santai Retreat, Casuarina

Tucked away in the heart of Casuarina (across from one of the most beautiful, unspoilt beaches) you’ll find the elegant Santai Retreat. The perfect location for an intimate wedding or elopement, this tropical, Balinese-inspired resort offers an abundance of stunning indoor and outdoor backdrops. During your visit, you’ll be able to tour the unique Bale Garden Pavilion and Lanai Pavillion, along with the luxury accommodation options on offer.

Image via Possum Creek Studios

You’ll also be able to say hello to these talented industry professionals on the day:

Stylist: Table Jewels

Photography: Pineapple Images

Catering: Deluxe Grazing

Celebrant: Phoebe Reed

Makeup: The Face Lab

Music: Janda Events

Transport: Vintage Wagen

Cake: Rebellyous Cake Company

Have you registered?

If you’re thinking about joining us for the Tweed Wedding Trail, you’ll definitely want a copy of our e-booklet (including our signature Trail Map) to help you plan your itinerary. Be sure to register your attendance right here to receive a copy of your map the week before the event, along with the exclusive discounts and special offers to look out for on the day (and trust us, you won’t want to miss them!). You can also join our Facebook event to stay in the loop with the latest event updates.

See you at the Trail!

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