Weddings trends from Europe for 2016 and 2017

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 shops around the hip parts of London, from Oxford Street to Camden Markets. We’re also […]

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 […]

Cakes, cakes and cakes

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 and tasting delicious cakes. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. And nowadays […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to pick the right entertainment for your event venue

This guest post is written by Brendan from 11degrees Entertainment about choosing entertainment for you event venue.  When choosing entertainment for your function the first hurdle you need to overcome is budget. After all the other expenses (catering, venue etc…) “How much have I got left to spend on entertainment?” I think where possible get a […]

Old Forest School featured on Paper & Lace

Doesn’t life just find you the most special people in some unlikely places.  I’d like to tell you about the incredible Jax from Paper & Lace. Being a fledgling new wedding venue you wisely follow the age old mantra, ask lots, expect nothing and be mighty grateful for what you receive.  With this firmly in mind […]