gdemon wrote:I would've loved to have our reception at the Botanic Gardens. Unfortunately we thought it would be too cold in winter time Would be gorgeous in summer!!!
Also look at Mecca Bar in Manuka, The Chairman and Yip in Civic, Belluci's in Belconnen, Suburban (??) in Dickson.
We have the same problem with the Botanic Gardens we're planning a winter 2013 wedding (either June or August). I looked at Ainslie Football club but they have a minimum number of 80 & at the moment we've got between 40 & 50 likely to be invited. I looked on google maps & Gold Creek is actually much closer than I thought (15 minutes according to Google maps, which means not taking into account traffic on Northbourne) I've decided to leave it until early next year & contact them to get real quotes instead of a general idea off their website.
A restaurant would be good but FH & I hate the idea of entering through a shopping centre sort of area (which is where you find most restaurants)
I might actually start looking seriously at the costs & organisation related to getting caterers & decorations in to the church hall attached to the church.
I really liked the idea of our guests having the whole of Gold Creek to explore while waiting for our photos so I think that's going to be our first choice unless somewhere else comes up with a really good deal.
Thanks for all your suggestions ladies, you've given me food for thought.