New Outdoor Ceremony Spot

Not wanting to be upstaged by the new addition of The Fernery, the famous outdoor ceremony spot at Old Forest School has received an upgrade. The old doors and wall have gone replaced by a new reclaimed timber and tin arch. Already its proved a hit.    

New Zealand Weddings Magazine visits OFS

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 some great content inside for anyone planning a wedding, like, what’s new in the world […]

Introducing Tippy

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 her and we decided to approach the owners about adopting her. After hearing all about […]

Wedding Venue Summer Fair

The inaugural Old Forest School Wedding Venue Summer Fair A super-duper big giant thank you to all the amazing and supportive people who made the first ever “Old Forest School Summer Fair” for booked couples such a massive success. We hosted a bunch of brilliant vendors at our wedding venue and invited our booked couples for the afternoon. […]

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Popular at Tauranga Venue

Having an outdoor wedding ceremony at Old Forest School has become a very popular option. There is really something quite magical about wedding celebrations that take place outdoors, for the couple as well as for your guests. At Old Forest School we have a number of gorgeous places that many of our couples have a difficult time choosing […]

Old Forest School Wedding in the NZ Woman’s Weekly

One of the beautiful couples who celebrated their wedding at Old Forest School featured in the NZ Woman’s Weekly this week. “In the middle of a forest of native trees, Emily married her love Matt at Old Forest School, Pongakawa.  Accompanied by their two year old daughter Sophie.  The couple, who have friends in common but had […]

Perspectives Wedding Photo of the Year Competition

Congratulations to one of the fantastic couples who got married at Old Forest School, they’ve won the Perspectives Wedding Photo of the Year Competition. Here’s the photo that won… You can see more about this at  Perspectives Photo + Cinema’s facebook page. This is how the Perspectives Wedding Photo of the Year Competition worked… “Vote for your favourite image […]

Lovelock Lane at wedding venue

Old Forest School (wedding venue) has recently set up a Lovelock wall. Couples getting married at Old Forest School can place an engraved padlock on the wall and then toss the key into the adjacent forest. Within the first couple of weeks of setting up the wall we’ve already had the first engraved padlocks added permanently […]

Hamish and Vicki at Old Forest School wedding venue

Hamish and Vicki talk about choosing Old Forest School as their wedding venue. “We decided to have our wedding at Old Forest School and loved every part of this venue. The class room was perfect for a vintage type ceremony.  The tennis court and surrounding area was excellent for drinks and games. We haven’t got […]

Old Forest School at Hitched – The Rotorua Wedding Show

After the panic of Tauranga Wedding Show, I was feeling a little more seasoned for Hitched – The Rotorua Wedding Show.  Peter Duncan, organizer of the show is pretty damn good at making even the most neurotic exhibitor feel like an absolute super star so perhaps that had a little something to do with it. […]