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A Wedding Reception to Remember in the Gorgeous Hunter Valley

Posted in Hunter Valley Weddings, Wedding Reception Venues on August 15th, 2011 by Susan Wardle

Hunter Valley Wedding Venues

A Wedding Reception to Remember

Will it be a restaurant among the vines, or a marquee under the stars overlooking lush grassy hills? How about an English garden brimming with beautiful flowers? Now that you have the ceremony sorted (you did remember to do that didn’t you?) it’s time to find the perfect spot to dine, dance and create a wedding reception you and your guests will remember.

There is an abundance of reception venues in the Hunter Valley that can cater to weddings of any size, from intimate gatherings to bigger than Ben Hur extended family affairs. You may have an idea of the sort of place you’re after, or not a clue as to where to start. Don’t panic – start by browsing our Hunter Valley wedding venues directory and magazines for inspiration and ask around for recommendations. Do you want live music and a dance floor? Are you looking for glamorous and ritzy or casual and comfortable?

When you know a little more about what you want, short list some venues that look promising or have been recommended, make some calls and arrange a time to view them for yourselves.

You will need to have some basic information on hand: the estimated number of guests, date or dates you are looking to marry, and preferred time of day for the reception. If you know where the ceremony is being held, it makes sense to choose a venue in close proximity. Ask questions about access to the venue for set-up and about what is, and isn’t included in the price.

Then it’s just a case of deciding which venue best meets your needs, the size of your party, and your own personal style. You might opt for a dedicated reception venue, any of the many fine dining restaurants in the region, or even an accommodation option that provides areas for wedding receptions. Wherever you choose, you can look forward to some beautiful food, delicious wines, and perhaps some dancing to finish off the big night.

Written by Susan Wardle

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Hunter Valley Wedding Ideas

Posted in Hunter Valley Weddings on March 2nd, 2011 by Romela De Leon

Hunter Valley Weddings

Photo by Popcorn Photography

There is something about the air at the Hunter Valley – perhaps the luscious greenery and the fragrance of wine. No matter how bad your day is going, the Hunter Valley is ready to renew your spirits and refresh your senses.

No wonder many engaged couples head to the Hunter Valley Wine Country region for their big day. The place is an inspiration to many unique wedding ideas. Aside from offering several picturesque wedding venues, it is also home to lots of guest attractions and wonderful wedding suppliers to create your dream wedding.

Here are some recommended Hunter Valley wedding ideas:

Wine Country Reception Venues

Whether it is a smallish, intimate celebration, or a grand festive event, you can be sure to find the perfect venue for your ceremony and reception. Choose among beautiful garden wedding venues, vineyard locations, inside remarkable wineries, and nice hotels. There is something for everyone as you consider your theme and number of guests.

Wedding Décor and Favours

Areas within the Hunter Valley region are known for arts, antiques, and crafts. Check out art galleries for wedding theme inspiration. They feature modern art and antique pieces. Along the way, you can spot craft shops for your DIY wedding favours, reception table pieces, and decors.

For edible wedding favours, visit the Hunter Valley Cheese Company and taste pure handmade, preservative-free cheeses. These will surely be a treat for your guests.

Hunter Valley Wedding Venues

Photo by Popcorn Photography

Guest Activities and Attractions

How about gathering your guests into groups – then let them fly in hot air balloons! Aside from adding excitement and wonder to your celebration, this is one of the best ways to showcase the beauty of the Hunter Valley. Check out hot air balloon tours for more information. What a delight!

It doesn’t end in the air, as the Hunter also offers many coach and car driven tours. Aside from witnessing the vast vineyards and luscious gardens, these specialised tours take you to the most famous destinations and wineries.

Your guests can enjoy an extended holiday as they spend a day of wine, cheese and olive oil tasting. There are romantic tours to take advantage of, plus a chance to go horse-back riding off the beaten track. Many of these tours are also packaged with a delicious lunch for your guests to enjoy.

A Hunter Valley wedding is a memorable experience. If you want something low-key, country-side, yet not lacking in enjoyment and romance – then say “I do” in the Hunter Valley.

For further information on wedding suppliers, venues, and other wedding needs in the Hunter Valley, visit the Hunter Bride directory.

Written by Romela De Leon