When Gold Coast couple, Melissa and Simon, were looking for their perfect wedding venue they knew that it had to offer something special by way of location and facilities. Enter the all-unique Abedian School of Architecture Building at Bond University.
Here, they share with QB why they loved this venue for their special day …
Why did you choose this venue?
“We were looking for a unique venue that allowed us to create something different and tailored to our interests.
Did the menu influence your decision?
“While the menu wasn’t our first priority in selecting the venue, it was a pleasant surprise to find such quality food in each package. Our guests loved the canapés served with pre-dinner drinks.”
Tell us about your decorations…
“The ‘ hallway’ was a sort of blank canvas, as it hadn’t been used for a wedding before. We provided all the decor, but the team were so helpful in working with us to develop a theme and make the space perfect on the day.”
What’s a unique thing about the venue?
“The space itself. Long, concrete corridors don’t typically appeal to many brides, but the challenge of creating a warm and intimate space within the vast concrete cavern was very enticing.”
Did the venue help you resolve any problems or challenges?
“As the building is part of the University campus, we had to work closely with the events team to ensure minimal disruption to the students and their space. The events team actually came in before us on setup day to remove all the Blu Tack where assignments had been on display only days prior.”
What’s the best piece of advice the venue gave you?
“Don’t worry – all will be okay on the day.”
What’s the one thing you’d tell other couples considering this venue?
“Embrace the single long table. It is the most amazing family dinner.”
The most memorable feedback from your guests?
“They all loved dancing with Madison Kat – an eight-piece band in our cavern was amazing!”
Your most precious memory of the day?
“Realising, as I stood with my father behind the chapel, that it was my wedding day!”
Photography by Sophie Baker Photography
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