Frilly, frolicking fields of flowers

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 structured and traditional flowers to unconventional and colour clashing to bohemian simplicity. Whatever you chose, […]

The coppers arrive at wedding venue

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 fresh crime scene. Incriminating looks, ponderous expressions and some accusational neck thrusting. Holly has named them […]

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 […]

Games (and giggles) galore at wedding venue

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 hula hoops to the subtle art/science nerve jangling of giant Jenga. There’s more than enough […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]