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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:17 pm

Stamford Plaza was beautiful with amazing service and views of the river and city / story bridge. It would just fit into your budget, although they have put up their prices since last year
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:36 pm

Hi ladies,

We are getting married in Nov this year at Newstead park and just wondered if anyone can suggest any florists that are reasonably that they may have used/using?
Thanks so much :D
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Wed May 09, 2012 3:32 pm

Hi ladies,

Im new here!
We are getting married in Feb next year. Can anyone suggest any venues around Bellbird Park. We are not so young, both were married and we don't need the big and magnificent celebration. It will be small wedding with no reception and 10-15 guests.
Thank you!
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Thu May 10, 2012 1:37 pm

engy79 wrote:
I'm looking for the same. Let's seek together :)


Great! Let's seek together ! Do you have any assumptions? I have nothing, I don't know this area. :(
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sat May 12, 2012 9:27 am

beclee wrote:
Hi ladies,

We are getting married in Nov this year at Newstead park and just wondered if anyone can suggest any florists that are reasonably that they may have used/using?
Thanks so much :D


Hi beclee, I was married at Newstead park too! What a great choice! My flowers were done by Sarah @ http://www.sarameredith.com.au/ have a look at my hall of fame for pics and I have a post in the recs section about my dealings with her too http://forum.weddingcentral.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=120434&p=1906967&hilit=gingerninja%27s#p1906967

Hope this helps :D
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sat May 12, 2012 9:37 am

elocingrace wrote:
Hi ladies!

I am very new to this, we got engaged over Easter and have just started the venue search.

We had a look at a couple of the past few days and can not find anything that suits us, within our price range and our numbers. We want a simple but elegent venue, nice view of either the city, gardens or river. We looked at Customs House, but too expensive and a bit grander than we want. We loved the idea of the Stokehouse but we have too many people for their upstairs room, and not enough to justify a $20K minimum spend for the entire venue!!

If anyone has any ideas please let me know. We are very new to Brisbane as well so that is not making it any easier.

Numbers wise, we are 80-100 guests and wanting to keep under $12K for the reception.

Thank you!! :)


Maybe you could look into these???
The Brisbane Marriott Hotel - http://www.brideonline.com.au/directory/Brisbane_Marriott_Hotel.htm
The Brisbane Club - http://www.brideonline.com.au/qld/brisbaneclub/
Medina Executive - http://www.brideonline.com.au/directory/Medina_Excecutive_Brisbane.htm
Dockside - http://www.brideonline.com.au/qld/landingdockside/
The Powerhouse - http://www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/content/venue-info/functions/
Riverlife - http://www.riverlife.com.au/weddings-receptions/

Hope this helps :D
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sat May 12, 2012 1:01 pm

A few others worth considering with gorgeous river locations.

The Strand, Rugby Quay - http://www.strandrugbyquay.com.au/
Eves on the River - http://www.evesontheriver.com/
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sat May 12, 2012 9:54 pm

Thank you :)

We ended up going with something without a river view, but with a bit of a city view, and have decided on the State Library.

Now I am dress searching and not enjoying it at all. Its so hard to find something that suits, and that i feel comfortable in... the search might take awhile!!
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sat May 19, 2012 10:53 am

Morning Brides to be
Does anyone have any thoughts regarding the XXXX Brewery as a reception location. I haven't seen any pictures other than with straight tables, prefer circular but am unsure they have the room. Have looked at the Strand which would work size wise but really don't want to spend as much. Has anyone been to the brewery or had it on their list? I understand its a bit of a different venue choice but thoughts would be great!
Thank you.
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sat May 19, 2012 5:56 pm

aw Pommiebear, I looked at their website and although it actually seems like a nice venue from the inside, I just can't get over the idea of it being a brewery. When I think brewery I think smelly. It probably isn't and I drive past it a fair bit but i've never been inside.

That's my 2 cents. Not trying to offend. Just wanted to offer my honest opinion. And if it's what you really want, go for it!
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sat May 19, 2012 8:26 pm

sidonie wrote:
aw Pommiebear, I looked at their website and although it actually seems like a nice venue from the inside, I just can't get over the idea of it being a brewery. When I think brewery I think smelly. It probably isn't and I drive past it a fair bit but i've never been inside.

That's my 2 cents. Not trying to offend. Just wanted to offer my honest opinion. And if it's what you really want, go for it!


Thank you for your honesty - no need to apologise I'm a straight answer person! Its less about what I really want more about affordability and that DF family will all be travelling along way from the country so they could do the tour while we were doing pictures. The price is good. I just don't think it'll have the wow factor for me but might for some of the guests. We're New to Brisbane (2 months) so literally have no idea. Looking at 130 people so budget an issue.
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sat May 19, 2012 9:50 pm

I'm glad I didn't offend :)
It's a challenge finding a lovely venue that doesn't break the budget! What kind of per head are you looking at?
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sun May 20, 2012 2:23 pm

$50 haha!! Erm honestly $100 would be nice, up to $125 ish. $150 and $160 are good prices but not something I can afford if I'm buying a house also. I'd rather buy a house then spend on a wedding but if we are doing it we need to do it properly. The couple that wants everything but refuses to go into debt. I am selling a house with which I want the money to go into the next house so wedding will be saved other the next year or so.
Are you Brisbane based? What are your plans and must haves?
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sun May 20, 2012 5:01 pm

Thanks very much GN for your suggestion - your flowers looked stunning!(as well as the rest of your wedding) I had a look at your other recs and discovered that it looks like we both have great tastes - my reception has been booked at Bretts wharf also :) did you have your recpetion in the private dining room area?
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sun May 20, 2012 5:56 pm

50 haha!! Erm honestly $100 would be nice, up to $125 ish. $150 and $160 are good prices but not something I can afford if I'm buying a house also. I'd rather buy a house then spend on a wedding but if we are doing it we need to do it properly. The couple that wants everything but refuses to go into debt. I am selling a house with which I want the money to go into the next house so wedding will be saved other the next year or so.
Are you Brisbane based? What are your plans and must haves?


Yup i'm a brissy girl, getting married on the sunshine coast hinterland though. Have you thought of doing a coastal thing. $100 is a pretty good budget and there are a lot of amazing venues in that range.

Things that come to mind at the moment in Bris are;

http://www.walkaboutcreek.com.au/
http://www.victoriaparkfunctionvenue.co ... dings.html (I love this place, been there for work functions before)
http://www.shafstonweddings.com.au/ (no idea about the pricing sorry but wow it looks amazing)


I'm happy to do a bit of hunting if you like :)

If you were considering more outside of brisbane, my venue can do prices in that range and they're lovely http://www.flaxtongardens.com.au
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sun May 20, 2012 6:40 pm

Sidonie Flaxtons looks AMAZING!! The first picture with the fabulous backdrop - no wonder you chose it!!
We have actually been discussing the wedding since my last message - we're going to look at the invite list again... We are such foodies I want nice food but his family are drinkers and will not be interested in the food only the free bar (That sounds awful doesn't it!) and the get together. Which is great but tbh no one made much of an effort to congratulate us on our engagement as it was assumed I guess but I don't know I'm in the please us mode at the moment but also doing everything to make it easy for them. That doesn't even make sense!
Perfect would be somewhere we could get together and continue the party after the end of the night then on the Sunday also for a breakfast. I went to a wedding 10 years ago and it was beautiful church then reception and as most of us were at the same hotel we sat up drinking, talking and playing pool it was lovely. In England you have day guests then evening guests join about 7-8 & finger food is placed for guests to eat too. So people don't get TOO drunk (Except those that will anyway).
Dear dear I am hard to please! Thank you for the links - I requested a wedding package as I couldn't find the prices for one also. Please do help - I'd be most appreciative! When is your big day? How many are you having? What drink package are you doing?
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sun May 20, 2012 6:42 pm

Just seen you're a Mrs in under 3 weeks eeek exciting!!! X
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Sun May 20, 2012 10:26 pm

Yeah food was super important to us too, as well as good champagne and they ended up adding our fave champagne to their regular wine list on our recommendation!
We're actually doing a bar tab with beer, wine and soft drink. Spirits are a purchase yourself type thing. And because i've had the food and wine there before I know how fabulous it is :D
We're only having about 50 so it's a small one but Flaxton cater for the huge weddings too. They have two areas, the restaurant and the large winery room.

I've actually got a few places in mind that *might* meet what you're looking for...would you look at Mount tamborine etc?
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Mon May 21, 2012 12:16 am

That's pretty great they loved your champagne so much they they added it! You should get commission from the makers!
Oh how wonderfully helpful you are -I'm very open to suggestions. We have only looked at Brisbane & Stradbroke so far. Can't really go further north due to guests travelling but south we could do.
 
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Re: Brisbane - Part 4

Tue May 22, 2012 12:03 pm

I'm onto it :) I love looking at venues lol
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