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#1 DBerry

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:42 PM

Can anyone please help with some ideas, opinions and/or advice for wedding ceremony & function places in Tasmania? We are from Victoria, but wanted to do something different & have our wedding in gorgeous Tassie.

We are hoping to have it somewhere reasonably close to a main city (within an hours drive) in October-November 2011. To make things easier, we would prefer the ceremony & reception at the same place. We are planning to have between 70-80 people & would like somewhere that has great food (because there have been so many weddings I've been to where the food is terrible & everyone seems to remember that!) but it doesn't have to be too formal.

I have noticed Ziphnzarie's earlier post in this section & looked up most of the suggestions she received & some of them look amazing. But I thought I would broaden my search, as it doesn't have to strictly be in Hobart.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

Hi,

Um bluebug from the 2010 ido brides recently got married in tassie, and Kriss, also from the 2010 brides is getting married in tassie in a few mths too. Maybe ask them..

Hope that helps

2010 brides thread
here is a link to recent posts from both the ladies, u can click on PM and ask them if u like, Im sure they would be willing to help

#3 Lemon

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 09:12 PM

Hi DBerry,

I got married in Tassie in March this year, in Launceston. We had the ceremony and reception at Cataract Gorge (which is 5 minutes out of the city) because we wanted both at the same location as well. The restaurant was fantastic, formal but not too fancy, still really nice, the food was one of the main reasons we chose it as their food is amazing, and they give you lots of it too so no one went home hungry! The service was fantastic too, the staff were really friendly and laid back but still faultless service. I would have no hesitation in recommending it.

Launceston and Hobart would probably be your best options, as they both have airports if a lot of your guests are from Victoria, and they both have lots of options that are easy to get to within the hours drive you are looking at. Tassie has heaps of fantastic wineries too and most of them do weddings (you should be able to do the ceremony and reception at most of them too). They are always tucked away in the most beautiful locations, with gorgeous Tassie scenery too, so great for wedding photos!

I'd recommend doing a search for wineries and going from there? They will let you wander through and check the place out when you are making your shortlist of venues too. We looked at a couple in Launceston before we decided on the Gorge, they were about half an hour out of the city and had spectacular views - the ones we really liked were Josef Chromy and Rosevears Estate. We almost booked Rosevears just for the views they have (and you can have your ceremony and reception in the one spot). We went with the Gorge because it was a sentimental spot for DH and I and we'd eaten in the restaurant a few times before and loved the food.

If food is an important part for you I would definitely recommend going to any venue you are looking at for lunch or dinner before you decide just to be sure you like the food and make sure it is what you want. It also gives you a chance to see if the atmosphere is right for the style of wedding you want and get a rapport going with the staff which is really helpful in the lead up and on the night!

Hope that helps you a little smile.gif Feel free to PM me anytime if you want any more Tassie wedding tips! smile.gif

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:54 PM

I love Tasmania! If I were free to having the wedding of my choice, it would be a an intimate wedding of no more than 30 people at one of the restaurants at Cradle Mountain. I'd say my wedding vows at Dove Lake and I don't even mind it being in the winter as the snow makes it so magical looking.

The best food I've had in Tasmania was from Mures Upper Deck, in Hobart. It overlooks the water but it has a bit more casual feel (compared to the fine dining in Sydney) and I'm pretty sure that would accommodate 70-80. But I think you'd have to find somewhere else nearby for the ceremony.

Peppermint Bay is also a popular place for weddings and it is very pretty. I think it is about 45 min drive away. D'Entrecasteau is very pretty if you like a French feel and it is just a little further from Hobart. There is Home Hill winery if you like that kind of landscape but I've never tried the food. However, I will be going there for my honeymoon this October and can do a taste-testing for you tongue.gif

Airfares are so cheap to Tasmania anyway, why don't you take a few days to try all the restaurants once you've come up with a shortened list? One of the things I like best about Tasmania is that it takes no longer than 3 hours to drive from one side of the island to the other. And I don't know why, but food always tastes so much better in Tasmania than on the mainland.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(cobie1987 @ Jul 4 2010, 04:19 PM) View Post

Hi,

Um bluebug from the 2010 ido brides recently got married in tassie, and Kriss, also from the 2010 brides is getting married in tassie in a few mths too. Maybe ask them..

Hope that helps

2010 brides thread
here is a link to recent posts from both the ladies, u can click on PM and ask them if u like, Im sure they would be willing to help


Thanks for your help! Much appreciated smile.gif

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:25 PM

QUOTE(Emmyzilla @ Jul 5 2010, 04:54 PM) View Post

I love Tasmania! If I were free to having the wedding of my choice, it would be a an intimate wedding of no more than 30 people at one of the restaurants at Cradle Mountain. I'd say my wedding vows at Dove Lake and I don't even mind it being in the winter as the snow makes it so magical looking.

The best food I've had in Tasmania was from Mures Upper Deck, in Hobart. It overlooks the water but it has a bit more casual feel (compared to the fine dining in Sydney) and I'm pretty sure that would accommodate 70-80. But I think you'd have to find somewhere else nearby for the ceremony.

Peppermint Bay is also a popular place for weddings and it is very pretty. I think it is about 45 min drive away. D'Entrecasteau is very pretty if you like a French feel and it is just a little further from Hobart. There is Home Hill winery if you like that kind of landscape but I've never tried the food. However, I will be going there for my honeymoon this October and can do a taste-testing for you tongue.gif

Airfares are so cheap to Tasmania anyway, why don't you take a few days to try all the restaurants once you've come up with a shortened list? One of the things I like best about Tasmania is that it takes no longer than 3 hours to drive from one side of the island to the other. And I don't know why, but food always tastes so much better in Tasmania than on the mainland.


Reading your message makes me even more excited about getting married in tassie! Thanks!


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:41 PM

Emmyzilla is right - the food always tastes sooooo much better in Tasmania than on the mainland - doesn't matter what part of Tasmania either, it's awesome everywhere! Mures is my favourite seafood restaurant in Australia and I hate seafood lol (I do love fish though and Tassie has the best fish and seafood). Whenever we go to Hobart we HAVE to go to Mures and all the little towns in between Hobart and Launceston have the best bakeries, Tasmanian apples are the best tasting of anywhere too.

I'm sure you will love it DBerry smile.gif But you should definitely do a few trips over there before you book anything just to get a feel for what area you like the best, it is hard to choose a favourite spot there, as there are so many beautiful places so visits are a must!

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 09:42 PM

I was married at D'Entrecasteaux last year and it was just wonderful, many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they'd been to. The venue is stunning and the food was just delicious.

Also, as some of the other posters have suggested, there are many wineries around both Hobart and Launceston, all of which are beautiful. It really depends on what you want, seaside, winery, mountain, countryside - Tassie has venues to suit anything. There are two wedding magazines made in tasmania, Island Brides and Brides Tasmania, I'd suggest hunting those down as it'll give you loads of info about suppliers and venues.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:53 AM

- D'entrecasteaux (I got married here./.. amazing, but now fairly pricey)
- Homehill winery
- meadiow bank winery
- morilla winery
- Stonefields (no website, but this place is beautiful (this was my 2nd choice))
- Peppermint bay - AWESOME & BEAUTIFUL
- Hilltop at Granton (cheap, and not that nice... but you may like it,... its popular)


DONT consider hatches mannor - always bad stories

Thats all i can think of now.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 09:19 PM

Hey Ladies!

My lifes been crazy the last few weeks & had no internet access sad.gif . But I'm back!
My man & I have finally booked our little trip to Tassie next month to decide a place for our wedding. I have kind of narrowed it down to the places we will look at (thanks to everyone's lovely & very helpful ideas biggrin.gif ).

- Quamby Estate
- The Henry Jones Hotel
- Cataract Bistro
- D'Entrecasteaux
- Stonefield (I know this place doesnt have a website, so Im not sure of the address. Is it a winery?)

The list is quite varied, mainly because we don't know exactly want we want. Although we know we want it a little different from your everyday reception place, something thats intimate & where we can get married & celebrate in the same place. We are hoping once we get there & start searching we will find exactly what we are looking for!




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Posted 07 August 2010 - 09:52 PM

I'm going to a wedding at HJH in November. Most of us are coming from interstate and are really looking forward to it.

All the best with your search.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:45 PM

That sure is a varied list! Just checking that you're aware that some places are down south and others are up north?

I'd never even heard of Quamby Estate until tonight. I went for dinner to my parents and they have an invitation on their fridge for a wedding there in Jan.

Stonefield is near Brighton, just use the whitepages for details and then google maps. If your guests were staying in Hobart, you would definitely need to provide transport for them. Same goes for Quamby Estate with guests staying in Launceston.

I have thought of another place to add to your list and that is the Islington Hotel in Davey Street, Hobart. The website is here. It's only suitable for 25 people but is very intimate and different.

Good luck with your research.
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#13 DBerry

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:28 PM


Update: D'entrecasteaux is currently closed for building renovations and additions and is scheduled to reopen in early 2011, under new management.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:26 PM


I've found a great link to check out reception venues in Tassie, enjoy!

http://www.bridetas....eception-venues

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:33 PM

This is so exciting!! smile.gif
I too am from Melbourne and my fiance and I have also decided to get married in Hobart in October this year and food is also a major influencing factor for us.
We are getting married at The Islington which we have hired out for the night which will be amazing although it can only take 35 people max which is a little difficult.

Its obviously been quite some time since anyone was active here but I thought i'd write and see if anyone is still out there and if you are... any suggestions for hair stylists and wedding musicians? We want a few hours of classical Jazz music and NO SINGING and it's really difficult to find.

Anyway, I'm delighted to know that we're not the only ones who are in love with Tassie as a wedding destination, it's so lovely.

Cat.

p.s Where did you end up choosing for the wedding?




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