As the setting in which your story will unfold, an exchange of the most sacred of words, of vows and commitment, declarations of love shared in front of family and friends, spoken to your soon to be spouse….the ceremony space you select should be one of significance, one that feels both personal and meaningful to you both, as well as a space that you will feel entirely comfortable in, on the day.
Instinctually, there are certain places, certain spaces we find ourselves drawn to. Perhaps you live and breath an oceanic existence, considering water an intrinsic, inseparable part of your soul, in which case a beach wedding will resonate, and will feel like the most meaningful of spaces. Or perhaps the lush landscape of a particular patch of countryside has always felt like home, a certain feeling that washes over you whenever you set foot there. It may be a place of religious significance or a space attached to the most vivid memories, a first shared holiday to a new city, or perhaps a town you've visited only once, but fell in love with and felt so inexplicably happy there, straight away. Spaces that hold some magic and intangible feeling, possibly the site of the proposal, or a public garden you picnic in every Summer.
Chances are you know these places already, you've probably already pictured your ceremony in the exact space, your instincts beckoning. So listen to your instincts, rather than following advice or pressure from friends and family, or traditions, if they don't feel intrinsically natural. Consider that if you're not ordinarily an 'outdoor inclined bohemian' maybe a garden ceremony under a tree really isn't you? Similarly, if you never set foot in a church ordinarily, we implore you, don't become fixated on the idea of getting married in one! Ultimately it's important to choose a space that speaks directly to you, that reflects some part of you, surroundings in which you feel peaceful, relaxed, happy and completely like yourself.
Some of our favourites include:
Churchill, Victoria Australia
One&Only, Hayman Island Australia
Harvest Cafe Newrybar, Byron Bay Australia
Rae's at Wategos, Byron Bay Australia
The Sisters Cafe, Mornington Peninsula Australia
Jonahs Whale Beach, NSW Australia
Earthhouse, Byron Bay Australia
Mural Hall, Melbourne Australia
Haiku Mill, Hawaii
Spicers Hidden Vale, QLD Australia
Circa 1876 + The Convent, Hunter Valley NSW Australia
Semara Luxury Villa Resort, Bali
Heartwood, Victoria Australia