The Grazing restaurant inside the Royal Hotel, Gundaroo, is the perfect wedding venue for a relaxed ceremony and reception with a country vibe. The historic village of Gundaroo is just a half hour drive from Canberra, yet far enough away to feel secluded and private whether you’re having an intimate wedding or a big celebration. The Royal Hotel has an interesting history of it’s on, built in the early 1830’s it has two foot thick stone walls, five huge open fireplaces and hand cut ironbark ceilings and floorboards.
The beauty of holding your ceremony and reception at the one venue means you get to spend more time with your family and friends. Jess and Rob made the most of their day by having us photograph and film the two of them and their bridal party on location before the ceremony, so that they could go straight into enjoying canapes with their guests after the wedding. One of our favourite times to photograph and film at weddings is during the reception, when guests forget that we’re around and we can get candid, documentary photographs and video footage. Grazing is the perfect reception location as they can provide canapés on the timber deck, overlooking the gardens as the sun sets.
The dinner reception was held in the stone room which can seat up to 150 people. The high pitched dark timber ceilings lit with fairy lights or candles makes for a beautiful setting to celebrate with family and friends. The room has been constructed with local field stone, recycled timbers and a white concrete floor featuring Bungendore river pebbles.
We are honoured that Jess and Rob chose us to document their wedding day through photographs and video, you can see their highlights video below.