Pialligo Estate is a beautiful new wedding ceremony and reception venue in Canberra. Just 11 days after Josie and Thom’s spring wedding, a devastating fire ripped through the Pialligo Estate Farmhouse completely destroying the restaurant. Fortunately everyone was evacuated safely and no one was hurt. Incredibly the venue was up and running and it was business as usual the very next day. Two days after the fire, Pialligo Estate held an amazing wedding in the glasshouse. It takes an incredible team to pull that off, and we have great admiration for their strength and resilience. Sadly the farmhouse is now closed until further notice.

Luckily for Josie and Thom and their guests, they were unaffected by the fire. Their wedding was a sunny spring day with a fun and relaxed vibe. The Pialligo Estate lawns are perfect for a twilight ceremony, followed by canapés amongst the gardens. You can also hold your ceremony in the olive grove, the orchard or the vineyard. The garden pavilions are available for a cocktail reception venue, or there’s the glasshouse for a seated dinner and reception. We encourage brides and grooms to hold their ceremony and reception at the same venue if it’s possible. Make the most of your day with family and friends who have travelled to celebrate with you!

Ceremony Venue: Pialligo Estate Garden and Lawns
Reception Venue: Pialligo Estate Glasshouse
Celebrant: Married by Todd
Florist: Laurel and Lace
Preparation venue: Hotel Hotel, New Acton

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Looking for a wedding ceremony and reception venue with a lot of character? Then make sure you visit Gunning’s Old Coach Stables and Restaurant. It was the perfect venue for James and Toni’s spring time wedding. We sent them a sneak peek with a few of our favourite photos just 2 days after their wedding. Toni wrote back and said “OH MY GOD! they are amazing.. I cannot wait to see them all. Thank you so much for yesterday. James and I were speaking today saying how much the two of you helped relax us and feel at ease.” That’s the best kind of feedback for us, knowing that our couples enjoy taking photos with us on their wedding day. See all the highlights from their wedding below!

The Old Coach Stables were built in 1857 and used by Cobb & Co mail service. The stables have been recently restored into a beautiful restaurant, perfect for a wedding reception venue. The outdoor gardens have a beautiful space for a wedding ceremony venue, so you can stay on site with your guests all day.

The Old Coach Stables is a unique venue in a rural setting, with the perfect combination of history, food and wine on a working sheep and cattle property in the Southern Tablelands. They’re not too far our of the way with less than an hour to travel to Canberra, and 30 minutes from Yass, Goulburn and Crookwell, NSW. Toni and James booked a bus for their guests to travel to and from the wedding, that way they could enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and not have to worry about driving. We’d recommend looking into transport options if your wedding venue is out of town.

Venue: The Old Coach Stables
Celebrant: Mary-Ann O’Sullivan
Dress: Peter Trends Bridal
Suit: Oxford
Hair: Luxe Hair
Makeup: Notionxsj
Florist: Peony n Pearl
Cake: Rhiannon Rodriguez
Music: Hardcover
Stationery: Raisa Kross Stationary

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Ciara and Ben married in the cutest little old wooden church that was originally built in 1902, and relocated to Canberra from the Old Cooma Road. It was built by volunteers, and is just one of two wooden churches left in the ACT.

They followed their ceremony with a picnic in the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens with family and friends. Hauberg and Co provided picnic hampers for the entree, Wandering Woodfire Oven cooked pizzas for lunch, and Bertoldo’s Gelato Mio served ice cream for dessert! It was a fun, relaxed and intimate afternoon celebration. Congratulations guys! Flowers and styling by Pia and Jade Event and Interior Styling.

Here’s the feedback Ciara and Ben gave us after their wedding:

“Sorry we haven’t emailed sooner – we got back from New Zealand on Friday and words cannot describe how much we love what you have given us!!

Actually, we were stuck in Picton the day we got this email, not able to do anything we planned as the weather was terrible – drizzly, foggy and generally miserable. Your photos were the perfect antidote, and while it may have taken us 6 hours, visiting every coffee shop in town with free wifi to get through them all, it was totally worth it!!

You guys are the bloody best and we will be singing your praises to anyone and everyone who’ll listen!

And to come home to your gorgeous parcel too, we both truly appreciate the time and care you have put into everything and this absolutely comes through in your photos. We love them (and can’t stop showing them off!!). Thank you, a million times over!!!”

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The National Museum of Australia is one of the most iconic Australian wedding ceremony and reception venues. The Garden of Australian Dreams was where Sidi and Sam held their outdoor reception, and they danced under the stars after dinner. We had the privilege of filming and photographing Sidi and Sam’s summer wedding at the National Museum. As videographers and photographers, we couldn’t possibly ask for a more interesting wedding venue! It was an emotional ceremony as you’ll see in their wedding video below. The wedding vows that Sidi and Sam shared with each other were personal and heartfelt, here’s an excerpt:

“When I told you I was falling for you, I had no idea how far it would go. Thank you for being you, for your warmth of heart, your love, kindness and laughter. You’re my world, and I vow to always be devoted to you, and I offer myself completely to you, everything I am and everything I will be. I promise to tell you when that’s one McMuffin too many, and support you when you decide to eat it anyways along with mine … You have the most beautiful and kind soul, and I’m so proud to be walking beside you in this wonderful journey that is life” – part of Sam’s vows to Sidi

“Sam my love, thank you for being my best friend. Thank you for making the world more solid beneath my feet, and lifting my spirit higher in the air. I vow to be your family, and to be your partner in everything you do. I promise that you will carry no burden alone, and that together we will weather any storm … I believe that life is a series of choices, and Sam my great life changing love, I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over again, without pause, without doubt, in a heartbeat, I vow to keep choosing you, and thank you for choosing me.” – part of Sidi’s vows to Sam

The museum is the ideal venue in Canberra with it’s incredible architecture, central location and sweeping views. Broadbean Catering are the masters behind the delicious food and outstanding service. They source local produce to create menus that reflect the season and support local farmers and suppliers. There are several other areas the museum offers for hire – the amphitheatre and lakeside deck, the friends lounge, the peninsula room, the bay window and hall. So you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to your wedding!

Thanks to AnGus from Fallow Rose Wedding Co for working with us and filming all the aerial footage.

Venue: National Museum of Australia

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Grazing in Gundaroo is such a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception venue in New South Wales, especially during autumn! As wedding photographers and videographers, we’re always on the lookout for beautiful natural landscapes and scenery. At Grazing we never need to look too far! The gardens are the perfect location to hold your wedding ceremony, and guests can wander over to the deck of the stone room for canapés and drinks. You don’t need to go anywhere that’s not within walking distance, which means you can make the most of the time you’ve got with your friends and family. Grazing is just half an hour out of Canberra, and it’s got a relaxed, country vibe. Did we mention the food? Because we’ve had some of the best meals there during a wedding reception. They grow a lot of produce in their own garden and source other ingredients locally, so if delicious food is a priority at your wedding then Grazing is the place to be!

Bec and Matt are a pair of engineers who met through work. They bumped into each other one night at King O Malleys in the city and the rest was history! They chose this fantastic group of people to work with for their wedding:

Celebrant: Karen Dahlstrom – Wonder Weddings
Dress: Bo and Luca
Suit: InStitchu
Hair: Infinite Hairstyling
Makeup: Tara Florence Artistry
Florist: Lilygrace Flowers
Stylist: Lilygrace Flowers
Caterer: Grazing
Cake: Sweet Bones
Music: Chicago Charles
Stationery: Couture Press (Etsy)

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