Friday, November 25th 2016
Of all of the curated luxuries we can attach to the wedding day, the true jewels of the occasion are the things that transcend it. They’re the things that last well after a carefully planned day, becoming the building blocks of a lifetime. They’re the sub-modalities at play, that elevate an occasion from a gathering that takes its place in your memory, to an experience that makes its home in your heart.
More than ever the greatest luxury of all, is the symphonic beauty of the uncluttered. It’s having the base to create, the space to breathe, to dream, to believe, to contemplate, to start every moment anew. The space for sensory silence instead of the inspiration-muting effects of the deafening sensory overload the world hits us with every day. It’s this highly elusive space that we scour the planet for, because we know that these are the pockets where the magic happens. The spaces that allow us to step in and bring to fruition the dreams of the soul that are welcomed by the quiet mind. It is this definition of metaphysical luxury, The Avalon On The Beach offers, and completely excels at.
Situated on Sydney’s far northern beaches, it is a crystal in the crown of this iconic stretch of coastline. Offering an uninterrupted connection with the sea owing to it's sweeping 180 degree aspect on the sands of Avalon Beach, and flooded with natural light, it’s easy to forget that you’re indoors. Overlooking palomino sands of reincarnated shells, giving way to a sea of aqua so distinct, the hue itself could be more accurately named 'avalon blue', it is a wedding and reception venue of arresting natural beauty.
Driving north from the city, the moment you begin the coastal meander around the well known Bilgola Bends, the weight of the world falls to the sea below and you immediately feel like you’re on holidays. Avalon awaits on the other side, and is a vibrant village of food, fashion, and curiosities, with a distinctly French flavour that your visiting guests will love to explore. The windows of The Avalon On The Beach are the eyes to the soul of the locale. Perched directly on the sand, with a summer-all-year-round vibe, and an ocean breeze that becomes you, it is the perfect blank space to style your dreams.
We recently road-tested the space ourselves, creating our own mood-board and bringing it to life within this idyllic seaside venue. We were struck by it’s shape-shifting ability to follow any brief, allowing a styling paint-by-numbers, cushioning any décor decision with the finest canvas and palette to work with (and that view!).
The Avalon On The Beach, embodies the kind of completely unbridled limitlessness, that steps far beyond the wedding day. It is a physical space of stunning beauty, but more importantly, it inspires that metaphysical space, the one that carries forward love, depth and freedom into a marriage, creating indelible memories that aren’t just remembered, but felt.
Need To Know
Avalon Beach, NSW 2107
Spaces & Capacity
The Clubroom caters to both sit down functions for up to 110 guests or cocktail weddings for up to 180 guests.
You can host the ultimate ocean-side wedding for up to 250 people spanning across the restaurant, bar and Clubroom.
Formal Dining Events
3 plated packages offered. Alternate serve menu + additional inclusions including: cocktails on arrival, grazing station, champagne to toast etc.
Cocktail Style Events
3 canape packages offered including substantials, grazing station, 5 hour beverage package.
Choice of 3 beverage packages.
Explore The Avalon on the Beach via their website and on The LANE, and see two different styling moodboards we've dreamt up to suit this space (one of which we brought to life in our latest tablescape shoot here)
OCEAN ALLURE STYLING
MOOD: Inspired by the mesmerising fluidity of the ocean and the glimmering dappled light on the surface of the water, a balance of delicate lightness and effortlessly chic elegance.
DECOR: The tablescape is a serene palette of layered whites and iridescent textures evocative of the luminescent ocean in the glistening sunlight. Movement is created with dramatic drapes of billowy table linen. The glassware is handshaped and the organically shaped tableware contrasts with structural black elements in the way of matte black flatware and wire seating to add a sense of grounding to the organic feel of the tablescape. An overflowing eruption of andromeda and white phalaenopsis orchids spills over the tablescape reminiscent of intriguingly complex ecosystems.
STATIONARY: Handpenned calligraphy place cards on raw edged textural handmade card.
DRESS: For bridal parties, chic slender slip dresses paired with imperfectly undone knotted hair and a statement drop earring.
NATURAL TEXTURES STYLING
MOOD: Natural, effortless, raw simplicity…
DECOR: Long exposed whitewashed timber tables are sparsely styled with weathered driftwood, bleached of all its colour intertwined amongst long tapered flickering candles. Laid with mother of pearl handled flatware alongside hand thrown plates of pale in dusty, muted neutrals and irregular shaped glass tumblers, sitting quietly on muslin linen placemats, the tables finished with sun, exposed white wooden chairs.
STATIONARY: Menu design inspired by the movement of the ocean, faint gradient water-washed brush work adds to the relaxed, calm feel of the tablescape.
DRESS: Ethereal floaty, silhouettes in a palette of muted neutrals.. Tousled hair, styled half up lends itself to the overall romantic effortlessness..