A pair of miniature donkeys arrive at wedding venue

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Have you met the latest new entrants at Old Forest School – Vintage Wedding Venue. Teddy and Tim are a couple of 2 year old miniature donkeys. Teddy (the shaggy one) and Tim (the not so shaggy one). We have rescued these lovely miniature … Continue reading 

Wedding ideas we’ve spotted in Europe

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We might not be at our wedding venue right now, but weddings are still very much on our minds. Over the past few weeks we’ve been travelling around Europe (New Zealand’s winter 2016). While we’ve been here we have been … Continue reading 

Fabulous food trucks in Europe

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It seems just about everywhere you go in Europe there are wonderful, cute little food trucks popping up. This is definitely a trend that’s here to stay. There is something really special and irresistible about a passionate foodie serving delicious … Continue reading 

Weddings trends from Europe for 2016 and 2017

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Right now its June 2016 and we are travelling around Europe checking out what’s going to be trending in weddings in 2016 and 2017. We are on the lookout for dresses, flowers, styling and props that are being displayed in the windows of … 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 

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 

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 

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Popular at Tauranga Venue

Old Forest School Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Door

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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 … Continue reading