Important Information About Your Wedding At Marybrooke Manor

Rehearsals

Rehearsals can be scheduled at your convenience during our normal opening hours and on Thursday evenings, subject of course to us working around existing bookings. There is no charge.

Timing

Dining package receptions are six hours in duration – commencing from the start of your ceremony. Grazing and Garden Party receptions are one hour less.

Time extensions

Time extensions may be arranged – including beverage & waiter service at $5 per adult per ½ hour.

Cash Bar Option

A surcharge of $100 is required to have the bar open between your ceremony & the commencement of pre-dinners for up to 1 hour. Guests can either purchase their own drinks, or you can prepay a tab to cover the cost of their drinks.

Chapel or Garden Ceremonies   

One hour immediately before your reception is available for your ceremony. You can then use the gardens for photos.

Disabled access

All public areas are accessible by wheelchairs, and toilets are suitably equipped.

Confetti & Sparklers   

The use of confetti or rice is not permitted. We suggest rose petals as a great alternative. Please note they are only to be used outside the buildings. As an alternative, silk petals can be used in the indoor ceremony area.  Sparklers are not permitted anywhere on the property.

Table Decorations   

A variety of table centrepieces are available for you to choose from and are included in your package but remain the property of the venue.

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Bookings & Payments

Tentative Bookings   

We are happy to hold a provisional date for up to 14 days without requiring any deposit.

Payment Plans   

You can choose to pay for your wedding by instalment via internet banking directly into our account. There is no administration charge for progress payments.

Deposit to confirm a Booking   

Your booking is confirmed with the payment of a $1000 deposit. A further $1000 deposit is required 6 months prior to your wedding date. Deposits are not refundable unless more than 6 months written notice of cancellation is provided & the date is re-booked for a function of at least the same or greater value. Postponements will be considered on a case by case basis, but deposits will be forfeited if less than six months written notice is provided.

Credit cards   

Payments by credit card which are over $1000 will incur a surcharge of 2.5% (first and second deposits excluded).  Visa and Mastercard are accepted.  American Express and Diners Club are not.

Final Arrangements

These will be made by appointment 1-2 months prior to your reception. Final numbers are required 18 days prior to your wedding and final payment is due 7 working days prior to your wedding date.

Food & Beverages

Venue Hire

You have the option to hire our venue and provide your our external caterers (so please call to inquire if you would like to discuss this option).

Special Diets   

Special dietary requests can be met when advised in advance – for no additional charge.

Children   

Children under 12 years of age are $45 and can be offered fish & chips or nuggets & chips, followed by a frog in a pond for dessert. Children under 3 can receive a bowl of chips and a frog in a pond for $15. Teenagers (13 – 17 years) receive an adult meal and are priced at $8 less than the applicable adult rate because they will not be served alcohol.

Cakeage   

There is no charge for cutting and serving your wedding cake on platters.

BYO Beverages

You can BYO wine & beer for $8 less per adult. We will still provide the non-alcoholic drinks.

Wedding Suppliers

Reccommendations

We can recommend other wedding suppliers upon request.

Music for your Ceremony   

You may bring in musicians, CDs or an ipod. Your celebrant will be required to provide a sound system in both the indoor ceremony area and the gardens.

Working Guests

Meals and non-alcoholic beverages for your band members, photographers, etc. can be provided at a cost of $50, in which case they would not be seated with your guests.  No alcohol will be provided to working guests.

Wedding Coordinators   

We can help you plan your wedding so it is precisely how you want it to be. On your day a dedicated coordinator will look after you for the entire time you are with us.

Guests & Accommodation

Guest list changes

Unfortunately we cannot accept changes to guest lists within 72 hours of your wedding.

Guest accommodation

We have 20 four star guest rooms available for your guests’ accommodation, as well as a nearby four bedroom cottage that can sleep up to eight people.