The 2016 BBWF Wrap UpAug 07

Wow.. just wow! The 2016 Byron Bay Wedding Fair was every bit as amazing as we suspected it would be!

We saw lots of lovely couples making the journey to beautiful Byron Bay, to scope out fifteen of the region’s most desirable wedding venues and over a hundred premium vendors, to help them plan their ultimate Byron Bay destination wedding.

From venues, coordinators, caterers, celebrants, florists, photographers, HMUA’s and musicians right through to stationery, jewellery, suit and dress designers and much much more, we had all angles covered at this year’s Byron Bay Wedding Fair and based on the feedback from attending couples and vendors, the event achieved its purpose – which is to showcase Byron Bay as Australia’s ultimate destination wedding location, fueled by a community of beautiful and creative souls who make planning a wedding here fun, easy and oh so memorable!

Boasting stunning coastlines, pristine beaches, and rolling hills as far as the eye can see, Byron Bay is home to some of the most spectacular venues in the world, and the Byron Bay Wedding Fair was the perfect opportunity for new brides and grooms-to-be to discover this for themselves, meeting with a delightful array of hand-picked wedding vendors, who were out to impress with their creative spaces and warm and friendly manner.

We had five ‘main’ venues hosting our wedding vendors this year; Fig Tree, Byron View Farm, Horizon, Forget Me Not and Secret Garden, and the vibe at all was high, as couple’s relished the opportunity to explore the venues and chat with vendors at their own pace, without the pressure often experienced at a typical ‘wedding expo’, all whilst being treated to detailed venue tours and plenty of free advice from Byron Bay Weddings on coordination, catering, accommodation and other aspects involved in planning a destination wedding in Byron Bay.

Each one of our five main venues was set up and styled by The Wedding Shed, in collaboration with our amazing florists and other vendors in such a way as to help couples visualise what a wedding at each venue could potentially look (and feel) like.

If you made it to the event this year, we hope you had a wonderful time and that it not only gave you an insight into the incredible pool of talent existing within the Byron Bay wedding community but that you found exactly what you were looking for. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey and your focus was on venue hunting and coordination options, or you are at the tail end of your planning journey and were looking for the final touches to bring it all together.

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS:: Fig Tree Restaurant: Possum Creek Studios // Byronviewfarm: Carly Tia // Forget Me Not: Blue Tulip Imaging // Secret Garden: Richard Windeyer // Horizon, Byron Bay: Kate Nutt


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Everyone knows that a wedding should be special, but at Spicers Clovelly Estate we also believe it should be unique.

Our romantic Sunshine Coast Hinterland setting, beautiful reception venue, lush gardens, award winning catering and expert service provide the essential ingredients to make your special day perfect.

And best of all, Spicers Clovelly Estate offers exclusivity for your wedding and the opportunity to have guests stay on site in the 13 luxurious guest house suites.

Also, you might like to reserve some time for yourself at Spa Anise the day before your wedding for a relaxing massage, soothing treatment, manicure or pedicure. Or on the morning of the big day, to have one of our trained professionals create your wedding make-up.

The opportunity to share more than just the ceremony with friends and family is one of the joys of staying at Spicers Clovelly Estate.

Our attractive wedding accommodation packages mean that you can enjoy so much more time together with the people who are really important to you.

Spicers Clovelly Estate boasts 10 luxurious suites and a 3 bedroom French Cottage, allowing up to 26 guests to stay overnight at the property.

The Luxury Spa Suite is included complimentary on the wedding night for the Bride and Groom for Friday, Saturday and Sunday weddings.

We’d love to work with you to make your dream wedding come to life.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Spicers Tamarind Retreat is set near Gardner Falls in the stunning rainforest of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Our picturesque, 18-acre property offers a uniquely romantic location to make your day truly exceptional.

Our forest-inspired, 14 villa hideaway is perfectly suited to private and intimate weddings, with a focus on providing a completely tranquil and memorable experience for you and your guests.

In addition to Spicers’ renowned service, we offer the perfect wedding environment – from serene indoor-outdoor spaces designed to make the most of our beautiful gardens, to award-winning cuisine and luxuriously comfortable accommodation.

With the option to book the entire Retreat, you can truly make the experience your own. Here at Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Spa, we would be honoured to make your special day everything you’ve been dreaming of and more.

We look forward to planning with you how we can make your special day the occasion of a lifetime.

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Bistro C

Bistro C Beachside Restaurant and Bar is the perfect combination of sophisticated dining with a relaxed beachfront ambience.

A highly regarded destination wedding venue, it is located on Noosa’s Main Beach and boasts the most spectacular views of Laguna Bay and Noosa’s North Shore. The restaurants’ chic interiors lend perfectly to the stylish yet laid-back atmosphere, which is Noosa. The eclectic art fuses with the ambience of flickering candles and the sound of waves lapping at the doorstep. The romance of the location is unrivalled.

Award winning Bistro C specialises in hosting unforgettable wedding receptions for both the bride and groom and their guests, and with an emphasis on individuality. With so many breathtaking beachside ceremony locations within walking distance, your guests can simply wander up the boardwalk to be greeted with champagne and cocktails, as the sun sets over the ocean. Then, whether it be small and intimate, large and formal, or a cocktail style reception, Bistro C can comfortably accommodate 120 guests for a sit-down occasion or up to 170 guests for stand-up cocktail style function.

Bistro C believe in making sure you feel confident that your day will run seamlessly and by leaving the details to their experienced and friendly staff, you can relax and lavish in your unforgettable wedding experience at Bistro C.

Pavilion 2 at Broken Head

Enjoy luxury Byron Bay house accommodation — the seclusion of a beachfront property with direct access to a legendary surf beach which extends from Broken Head north to Byron Bay.

Nestled into the beachfront rainforest, the pavilion style four bedroom home is a private and secure retreat perfect for a small beach wedding, secluded honeymoon or beach getaway. The house is also perfect for corporate retreats and private spas.

Listen to the sound of the surf and smell the salt as you hideaway in the sand dunes or in the privacy of your own home. The house consists of a series of inter-connected open-plan pavilions incorporating extensive living areas, a pool and decks and set amongst a lush rainforest-inspired and private Australian native garden.

Successfully blending the inside with the outside, there is extensive use of timber, stone and glass. This mixed with the interior palette of creams, whites and earthy pastels creates an idyllic luxury atmosphere that integrates seamlessly with the natural environment.