Frilly, frolicking fields of flowers

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At our wedding venue we see plenty of beautiful flowers. Flowers are an essentialpart of any wedding. From bouquets to button-holes to flower crowns to table decorations. Flowers are everywhere at weddings. The choices and styles are so wide, from formal … Continue reading 

The coppers arrive at wedding venue

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We’ve had some new guests arrive at our wedding venue; The Coppers. A quartet of beautiful Red Shaver Hens, that have been named because of their colour (copper brown) and the fact they look a little like a detective on a … Continue reading 

New Zealand Weddings Magazine visits OFS

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Vintage wedding venue Old Forest School was super proud host the team from New Zealand Weddings magazine during their Bay of Plenty styled shoot. If you want to see more get yourself a copy of the Spring 2015 issue of New Zealand Weddings Magazine. There’s … Continue reading 

Cakes, cakes and cakes

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Cakes are a central figure in the formal part of your wedding celebration. But there are so many cake options, and so little time. It can be a difficult task choosing the perfect wedding cake, you’ll have to struggle through hours of sampling … Continue reading 

Let there be light – Light Viking

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This is a guest post by Darcia from Light Viking. Special events are magical…. Surrounded by loved ones, dressed up to the nines, with lovely food and drinks to enjoy. It’s important for your venue to provide a fantastic setting … Continue reading 

Meet Anita – full time entertainer, part time bar manager

Ask anyone who has been to an event at Old Forest School and they will tell you one of the highlights is Anita. Anita runs the Redwood Bar at Old Forest School, she is infectiously happy, bubbly and has a knack … Continue reading 

Old Forest School on the telly

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Old Forest School made its prime time television debut on Tuesday 22nd April 2015 on TV3. One handsome bachelor, 4 bubbly bachelorettes, a game of tennis, some “burger people” aka the amazing Tag Burger, some delicious sugary treats in Tippy and … Continue reading 

Mr Whippy

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Looking for a slightly alternative, nostalgia inspiring dessert for your wedding? Nothing gets the kids (let’s be honest, and the adults) queuing and smiling faster than the familiar jingle and sugary goodness of Mr Whippy. The local (Tauranga) Mr Whippy team, … Continue reading 

Introducing Tippy

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Say hello to the newest addition at Old Forest School – Vintage Venue… Tippy. She’s a covered trailer that was waiting patiently (for the past 20 years) in a paddock just down the road from Old Forest School. In early 2015 we discovered … Continue reading 

Games (and giggles) galore at wedding venue

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There’s always plenty to keep people active and entertained at Old Forest School wedding venue. From the serve and volley of tennis, to the gentle wrist flicking of petanque, to the pleading “howzat” of cricket to the hip swivelling of … Continue reading