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 of getting people laughing. She’s full of energy and works tirelessly to keep guests happy and […]

Mr Whippy

Looking for a slightly alternative, nostalgia inspiring dessert for your wedding? Nothing gets the kids (let’s be honest, and the adults) queuing and smiling faster than the familiar jingle and sugary goodness of Mr Whippy. The local (Tauranga) Mr Whippy team, Ross and Ann are super cool people. They’ve even let the grooms live out their […]

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 […]

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 […]

Old Forest School Wedding in the NZ Woman’s Weekly

One of the beautiful couples who celebrated their wedding at Old Forest School featured in the NZ Woman’s Weekly this week. “In the middle of a forest of native trees, Emily married her love Matt at Old Forest School, Pongakawa.  Accompanied by their two year old daughter Sophie.  The couple, who have friends in common but had […]

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 […]

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 […]