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 

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 

Cakes, cakes and cakes

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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 … Continue reading 

Introducing Tippy

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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 … 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 

Lovelock Lane at wedding venue

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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 … Continue reading 

Wedding Venue in Homestyle Magazine

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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, … Continue reading 

Tauranga Wedding Venue in Viva – Festival Weddings

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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 … Continue reading 

How to pick the right entertainment for your event venue

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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 … Continue reading 

Old Forest School featured on Paper & Lace

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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, … Continue reading