Wedding ideas we’ve spotted in Europe

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 keeping our eyes out for some trends, ideas and inspiration for weddings back home in […]

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 […]

New season at wedding venue

Great start to wedding venue season It’s been a fabulous start to the 2014/15 wedding season. Here’s a small taste of the feedback from some of our 2014 couples at Old Forest School – Wedding Venue “What a whirlwind!! Can’t believe it’s all over. I know I’ve already said thank you, but seriously I can’t thank you and […]

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 Venue Featured In Blogs, Newspapers and Magazines

Old Forest School Wedding Venue has featured in a number of magazines, newspapers and blogs over the past few months. Here’s just a small sampling of the beautiful photographs that have been captured at Old Forest School. People have written some lovely words about Old Forest School like… Held at the amazing venue of Old Forest […]

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 […]

Wedding Venue in Homestyle Magazine

Old Forest School appeared in the April/May 2014 issue of Homestyle Magazine. Our Tauranga wedding venue looks great across 8 pages of photos. We’re really touched and proud of how Homestyle wrote and captured our story. Here’s a short excerpt, to read the rest grab a copy of the magazine. The story of our Wedding […]

Tauranga Wedding Venue in Viva – Festival Weddings

Old Forest School, a wedding venue near Tauranga appeared in an article about festival weddings in the Viva section of the NZ Herald on the 26th March 2014. Festival-style weddings offer a boutique experience for bohemian couples, complete with grown-up games and glamping on-site. Su-an McMahon, owner of Te Puke’s Old Forest School, a venue […]

Festival Wedding Venue in Tauranga

Fabulous festival weddings are the stuff dreams are made of. Old Forest School combines chic country styling with a bohemian vibe and a dash of rustic, making for the perfect festival wedding venue in Tauranga. If you want to celebrate your special day in a free-spirited, outdoor way then a festival wedding could be for you. […]