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Perfect Place: Parkwood International

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Looking for the perfect wedding venue? QB quizzed readers Shane and Simone on why they chose Parkwood International for their reception venue and they loved it!

The Couple: Simone & Shane King

Wedding Date: 26th July 2014

Number of Guests: 96

Ceremony: Parkwood International Garden Pavilion

Reception: Parkwood International Estate Room

Photographer: Rob Kerr Morgan

Wedding Gown: Mia Solano

Florist: The Lilac Tree

Cake: Sweet Sister Cakes

Celebrant: Diane Rainnie

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What we loved about the venue… was the rustic bushland outlook of the course and garden areas for naturally beautiful photo opportunities.

The venue looked amazing when… the bridal party walked down the lush garden path with its white sash draped wooden arches towards the draped ceremony pavilion.With its amazing outlook over the lake and gardens, it had such a romantic feel about it.

The food was… exceptional.We had canapé service throughout the evening and a dessert buffet with cheeses to finish. Our guests were very impressed by the substantial selection of fresh and delicious options.

Decorating tips?

What worked really well for us was keeping our rustic vintage theme simple. Mojitos served in jam jars, hessian and lace table runners, natural décor incorporating mismatched old vintage bottles used as vases, and a couple of old world items and lit candles created a soft romantic ambience.

On the day… the venue made our day really special by being so well organised and effortless. Once we arrived at Parkwood, any worries we might have had just disappeared.

The best photo locations around the venue… we found were out on course; it didn’t actually look like we were on a golf course
but rather in stunning natural bushland with picturesque lake views.

Photography opportunities at Parkwood International

Our guests especially enjoyed… relaxing with pre-reception mojitos after the ceremony on the vintage styled Estate Room terrace and private garden area.The kids happily headed straight for the mini golf course.

Three words about the venue?

Relaxed, professional atmosphere.

We will always remember…

the overwhelming emotions felt, even after being together for almost 20 years, when we exchanged vows in front of our family and closest of friends.

What off-site accommodation was close by?

There was so much accommodation close by for our interstate and overseas guests. Anywhere on the coast was, at most, only 15 minutes away in either direction.


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