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What to Expect From The Tweed Winter Open Day!

Are you as excited as us about the upcoming Tweed Winter Open Day?!

Taking place on Sunday 17th July, 6 of our premium wedding venues will be opening their doors for an epic (and completely free!) day filled with wedding inspiration. The annual Winter Open Day is the perfect way to explore our venues at your own pace, while soaking up everything the Tweed Coast has to offer.

So, what can you expect from this year’s event?

From complimentary cocktails to boat rides and exclusive wedding offers, keep reading for a sneak peek into what our venues and suppliers have planned for the day. Don’t forget to RSVP for the Tweed Winter Open Day here!

Ancora What to Expect From The Tweed Winter Open Day!

Image via Bird and Boy Photography

If you’re looking for a waterfront wedding venue, you’ll definitely want to add Ancora to your itinerary.

Situated at Tweed Heads overlooking the Terranora Inlet, this light-filled venue will be open from 10am – 2pm with a bunch of amazing suppliers on board. The team at Brookies Gin will also be serving up some complimentary cocktails, so you can enjoy a cheeky G&T while you explore the venue. Plus, be sure to take advantage of a special venue discount for bookings made on the day.

Offering something truly unique, Byron based artist Miila Bijou will be offering live portrait drawings of couples for purchase on the day, with part of the funds donated to Coraki Project, as part of their Flood Relief Initiatives. This ten year creative is truly an inspiration, so be sure to stop in to Ancora to support a local artist and contribute to the flood relief efforts, while being able to walk away with an amazing art portrait of you and your love!

If you’re up for a spot of sightseeing, Tweed Eco Cruises will be operating a 1-hour boat cruise at 12pm, so you’ll be able to check out the nearby ceremony spots and secret photo locations. Departing from 2 River Terrace, Tweed Heads, it’s just a short walk from Ancora, or parking available at the dock. No bookings required – it will be first in, best dressed!


Location: 118 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads

Participating suppliers:

Artist // Miila Bijou

Celebrant // Chiquita Mitchell ~ Marriage Celebrant

Cocktails // Brookies Gin

Entertainment // Benny Hanna

Entertainment // The Music Box Collective

Florist // Bunch It Up

Cake // Baked At Ancora

Hair + Makeup // Sarah Kelly Co

Transport // Tweed eco Cruises

Hire // The One Day House

Lighting // Out of the Dark Event Lighting

Photographer // Figtree Pictures

Photographer // Tom Judson Photography

Plant Decor // The Planted Co

Signage + Stationery // Signed With Love

Stylist // Til Death Events

Videographer // Anchored Cinema

Babalou What to Expect From The Tweed Winter Open Day!

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Head over to the bustling town of Kingscliff and enjoy beachfront views at Babalou! This incredible coastal space will be open between 10am – 2pm, and styled to perfection by a bunch of lovely local suppliers.

There’s plenty on offer for Winter Open Day attendees, including complimentary bubbles and nibbles, cake tastings, live entertainment and a live photo shoot. You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the industry’s finest, with some epic specials for on the day bookings.

The first 30 brides through the door will also receive a complimentary gift, so we recommend getting there early!

Location: 102 Marine Parade, Kingscliff

Participating suppliers:

Celebrant // Forever Yours Weddings

Entertainment // Janda Events

Florist // GATHER

Lighting // Elyssium Lighting

Hair + Makeup // Bella Rae Cosmetics & Artistry

Plant Decor // The Planted Co

Photographer // Pipi and Palm 

Stationery // Cheerful Paper Company

Stylist // Table Jewels

Accomodation // Kingscliff Accomodation 

Bellingdale Farm
What to Expect From The Tweed Winter Open Day!

Images via Feather & Finch Photography

Be sure to visit the rolling hills of the Tweed Valley to check out this hidden gem! Bellingdale Farm will be open from 11am – 4pm, and some amazing local suppliers will be showcasing their talents on the day.

Enjoy everything this charming countryside wedding venue has to offer, with expansive views of Mount Warning and the surrounding valleys. There will be live music, a pop-up dessert bar and plenty of styling ideas to be inspired by for your special day.

Location: 47 Hindmarsh Rd, Nunderi

Participating suppliers:

Celebrant // Benjamin Carlyle

Celebrant // Candice Wilson

Entertainment // Archer Music

Entertainment // Coastal Beats DJs

Florist // Florals and Co.

Hair // Tina Kristen Weddings

Lighting // Event Letters

Makeup // Bexi Makeup Artist

Mobile Dessert // Flossy Byron Bay

Photographer // Kirk Willcox Photography

Stylist // Ivy & Bleu Events

Transport // Koala Koaches

Videographer // Yellowbull Weddings

Fins at Plantation House
What to Expect From The Tweed Winter Open Day!

Image via Cloud Catcher Co 

Take a drive up to Duranbah between 11am – 3pm to tour the stunning Fins at Plantation House. The entire venue will be set to impress, with teams of suppliers working together to create beautifully styled spaces across the front lawn, back garden and undercover reception area.

Visitors will be able to tour the venue and chat to suppliers while enjoying live music and pop-up food and beverage stations. Keep an eye out for exclusive offers from suppliers for any bookings made on the day.

Location: 13 Duranbah Rd, Duranbah

Participating suppliers:

Celebrant // AM Weddings 

Celebrant // Celebrant Lady Love   

Makeup Artist // Marley Hammond Makeup

Hair // Ingalisa Hair and Makeup

Photographer // Cloud Catcher Studio

Hire // Hampton Event Hire 

Musician // Honey & Stone  

Photo Booth // The Photo Booth Guys

Stationery // I Am Poppy

Videographer // Anchored Cinema

OsteriaWhat to Expect From The Tweed Winter Open Day!

Image via Feather & Finch Photography

Tucked away in the quiet coastal town of Casuarina, Osteria will be opening their doors between 11am and 3pm with a bevy of incredible local suppliers showcasing their talents.

Explore the private courtyard garden and modern Refinery Hall before enjoying a complimentary cocktail from the team at Brookies Gin inside the hidden Whiskey Bar, including the Easy Mac (macadamia liqueur on ice, with a lime wedge – a nice sipper for a winter’s day!).

Couples will also be able to nab an exclusive discount on venue bookings made on the day.

Location: 1 Barclay Drive, Casuarina

Participating suppliers:

Accessories // The Whole Bride

Cake // Two Little Bakers

Cocktails // Brookies Gin

Celebrant // Just Jess Ceremonies

Celebrant // Electric Love

Refinery Florist // Ivy & Bleu Events

Ceremony Florist // Arctic Fox Weddings 

Hair // Amy Spry

Hire // Hampton Event Hire

Makeup // Moksha Makeup

Petsitting // First Class Pet Wedding Assistants

Child minding // Kakes & Biscuits

Musician // Danielle Guest Music

Dj // Party Liaison

Photographer // Nikolas David

Photographer // Solis Photos

Videographer // White Leaf Films

Stationery + Signage // Ever After Stationery

Stylist // Sugared Style

Transport // Forever Kombis

Wellness // Kalm Springs

Summergrove Estate What to Expect From The Tweed Winter Open Day!

Image via Daniel Chafer Photography

Nestled in the Tweed Valley you’ll find the picturesque Summergrove Estate. This dreamy hinterland venue will be opening its doors from 11am – 4pm, joined by a team of stellar local suppliers.

Take the opportunity to tour the Summergrove grounds (including the sweet ceremony chapel and spacious white barn) while soaking up panoramic views of the Tweed Coast and Valley. There will be plenty of wedding styling inspiration to admire, plus live entertainment to get the good vibes flowing.

Location: 363 Carool Rd, Carool

Participating suppliers:

Babysitting // Coastal Babysitters

Cake // The Cake That Ate Paris

Celebrant // Clarah Luxford

Entertainment // Janda Events

Entertainment // The Music Box Collective

Florist + Stylist // Ivy & Bleu Events

Hire // Hampton Event Hire

Makeup // The Luxe Beauty Co

Mobile Dessert // Wheel and Spoon

Petsitting // First Class Pet Wedding Assistants

Photographer // Daniel Chafer Photography

Photographer // Pineapple Images

Transport // Currumbin Valley Coaches


To recap: the annual Tweed Winter Open Day is taking place on Sunday the 17th July, with opening times varying between each venue and a bunch of exclusive offers for attendees. Don’t forget to RSVP here to stay up-to-date with the latest event news.

See you there!

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