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The Tweed Wedding Trail: Introducing our Coastal Venues!

The countdown is well and truly on until the inaugural Tweed Wedding Trail – a unique, interactive event showcasing the very best venues our region has to offer, taking place on the 21st January.

We are so excited to introduce this one-of-a-kind experience to engaged couples on the hunt for the perfect Tweed Coast wedding venue. And to help you prepare for the very first Tweed Wedding Trail, we wanted to share what each of our amazing venues have planned for visitors on the day!

In this blog we’ll be focusing on our coastal venues – with ocean views, seaside locations and waterfront spaces all on offer here on the Tweed Coast. Each stop along the Trail will also be showcasing a selection of talented local vendors including stylists, photographers, floral designers, furniture hire, musicians, and much more.

Keep reading for a taste of what’s to come at the Trail, our top tips for exploring the area, and some exclusive special offers to look out for!

Ancora, Tweed 

Tweed Coast’s newest venue Ancora will be opening their doors for the Trail, allowing couples to check out their luxe Mediterranean-inspired interiors and waterfront location.

Tweed Wedding Trail Coastal Venues - Ancora

With high arching ceilings and uninterrupted views of the Tweed river, it’s easy to see why this brand-new space is generating so much interest. See the venue for yourself at the Trail, with the following talented team on board to showcase their wares and services:

Hampton Event Hire

Florals & Co

Ivy Road Photography

Rebellyous Cake Co

Aleesha Darke Hair

The Beauty Lineup

Out of the Dark Event Lighting

Anchored Cinema

Shane Vincent Celebrant

Dj Dorfsta

The Borrowed Nursery

Tweed Endeavour Cruises

You’ll be well looked after on the day, with cake tastings and a grazing table to devour, along with hair and makeup trials for brides-to-be (register your interest via the Facebook event below).

Tweed Endeavour Cruises will also be hosting boat cruises every 30 minutes, taking visitors around the Anchorage island to check out some secret secluded ceremony locations. The Ancora team will have a special offer for visitors on the day, too, so make sure you stop by for more details and to soak up the relaxed waterfront vibes!

Head over to the Ancora Tweed Wedding Trail event on Facebook to stay posted with updates and information before the big day, and to register your interest in a hair and makeup trial.

Babalou, Kingscliff

Affectionately known as Kingscliff’s best-kept secret, the elegant beachfront space at Babalou is an ideal location for the modern coastal bride.

Situated directly opposite beautiful Kingscliff beach with a plethora of local ceremony spots to take advantage of, the space is filled with natural light, hardwood floors, stylish decor and a contemporary fit-out.

Tweed Wedding Trail Coastal Venues - Babalou, Kingscliff

The lovely Babalou events team will be there on the day of the Trail to welcome you into their stunning space and answer any questions you may have. Relax with a glass of bubbles and sample their grazing table as you enjoy live music, watch a styled shoot take place and chat with a selection of industry professionals including:

Bliss & Willow

The One Day House

Flowers by Julia Rose

Sweet Obsessions Cakes

Black Tie Photobooth

Chris Hutchison Music

Keeora Makeup Artist

Skyla Sage Photography

Fox’s Lane Styling

AV Ideas

Sunshine and Confetti

Bohemian Brides

The Kingscliff Beach Hotel is also located directly underneath the venue – the perfect spot for lunch (and your wedding day recovery catch-up, too!). If you’ve had your eye on this space for a while, Babalou has also let us know that all couples who make a booking on the day will receive a complimentary gift.

Head over to the Babalou Tweed Trail event on Facebook to RSVP and stay up-to-date with their plans!

Osteria, Casuarina

A hidden gem located in the quiet seaside town of Casuarina, Osteria is an all-inclusive venue known for their picturesque outdoor garden and industrial-style refinery hall.

Just a stone’s throw away from the pristine Casuarina beaches and local accommodation, Osteria is perfectly suited for both cocktail and sit-down receptions, with their on-site restaurant producing incredible seasonal catering and share-style dining.

Tweed Wedding Trail Coastal Venues - Osteria, Casuarina

See this contemporary space for yourself on the day (or make a lunch booking to enjoy their brand new menu!), with the friendly Osteria weddings team on-hand for any enquiries. A special offer will also be available for Trail visitors, so stay tuned.

The Osteria team will be joined by an array of talented suppliers, including:

Hampton Event Hire

Ivy & Bleu Events

The Cake That Ate Paris

Chelsi Hair & Makeup

The Luxe Beauty Co

Archer Music

Modern Love Ceremonies

Mitch Richardson Films

Bang Bang Balloons

Wheel & Spoon

Figtree Wedding Photography

Forever Kombis

Enjoy some delicious cake tastings, gelato samples and grazing platters during your visit, or book in for an express eye makeover with The Luxe Beauty Co – head makeup artist Sarah will be offering a signature eye look and mini consultation to brides on the day. Registrations are required, so head over to the Osteria Tweed Weddings Trail event on Facebook for all the finer details!

Salt Village, Kingscliff

Salt Village is conveniently located within the buzzing Salt precinct, surrounded by sweeping ocean views and lush parklands.

Situated at the end of the chic Salt promenade, The Salt Bar & Bistro will be warmly welcoming visitors of the Trail, with the Salt Village weddings team on hand to show you around their space.

Tweed Wedding Trail Coastal Venues - Salt Village, Kingscliff

For a little pampering on the day, a Makeup Bar will also be open for brides-to-be to enjoy a complimentary consultation and mini makeup application. You’ll also be able to see some incredible Tweed Coast vendors in action, including:

Anja Langer MUA

Salt Village French Patisserie 

Beautiful Weddings 

Table Jewels

Pineapple Images

Robert Simmons

Banora Flowers

Coastal Beats DJ

Jazeera Balloons

Harrison Ahern Films

Enjoy lunch at the bistro after your visit, or take a walk down the promenade to explore the contemporary Salt Village dining scene – featuring world-class restaurants like Bombay Cricketers Club, Fins and Mahsuri Thai.

Make sure you check out the special promotions on the day too, with a 1.5L Magnum Moet & Chandon on offer and a French bonbonniere gift box to take home for the first 50 guests. Follow along with Salt Village Weddings on Facebook for more details in the lead-up to the Trail!

Santai Retreat, Casuarina

Santai Retreat is a stunning Balinese-inspired resort ideally situated in the heart of Casuarina. Perfectly suited for intimate celebrations, elopements and wedding accommodation, Santai is known for its natural elegance, beautiful backdrops and lush tropical surroundings.

Tweed Wedding Trail Coastal Venues - Santai Retreat, Casuarina

Stop by the resort on the day of the Trail to check out Santai’s luxury accommodation options, with their popular King Studio apartments open to visitors –  styled with the help of Table Jewels, and displaying a gorgeous gown by When Freddie Met Lilly. For all things hair and makeup, Tina Kristen Weddings will also be showcasing her work within the luxury apartment.

The Santai team will be on-hand to walk you around the venue, including their breathtaking ceremony locations at both the Garden and Lanai Pavilions. To finish your visit, their in-house restaurant and local favourite Spice Den is also open for dining (bookings recommended).

Santai is also the preferred accommodation partner for the Tweed Wedding Trail – simply quote ‘TWEEDTRAIL’ when making a booking to receive a discounted rate (T&C’s apply).

Join the Santai Tweed Wedding Trail event on Facebook to RSVP and stay up to date before the event!

Coastal areas of interest at the Tweed Wedding Trail

With so much to explore in our incredible coastal location, why not make the most out of your visit to the region by checking out some local hot-spots along the way?

Situated opposite Kingscliff beach, Greek eatery Taverna is a beautifully designed dining space known for its crisp white-washed interiors, statement mint trim, and of course that front door. Enjoy their authentic Mediterranean-inspired menu (as recently featured on The Urban List) or relax outside with a cocktail or two as the sun goes down.

Halcyon House at Cabarita Beach is another picturesque stop, a boutique hotel renowned worldwide for their unique architectural design and award-winning restaurant Paper Daisy.  The Tweed Coast is also home to a range of bespoke accommodation options, including Beach House Kingscliff, Paradiso, La Maison Pacifique and the Hampton’s Holiday House – all conveniently located just a few minutes from our major coastal venues.

With a selection of headlands and lookouts dotted along our coastline too, we suggest using the Trail as an opportunity to soak up everything our region has to offer!

We’ll be featuring the second half of the Trail shortly on the blog with our Hinterland venues, so stay tuned via the Tweed Wedding Trail Facebook event for more details. Don’t forget to register your interest via Tweed Coast Weddings for the latest updates and need-to-know information, including a Trail map for your reference.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful region – see you at the Trail!

Images via Figtree Wedding Photography / Image 4 via Ryder Evans Photography








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One thought on “The Tweed Wedding Trail: Introducing our Coastal Venues!

  1. Amanda Horvath says:

    Can I please register for the wedding trial on 21/1/2017
    Myself +1

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