Famous musos at Old Forest School

We’ve been lucky at Old Forest School to host some mighty talented musical folks. Some have been here for weddings other for reality TV shows on TV3. Tiki Tane Stu Larsen MC OJ and Rhythm Slave Luke Wilson Joseph and … Continue reading 

A pair of miniature donkeys arrive at wedding venue

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Have you met the latest new entrants at Old Forest School – Vintage Wedding Venue. Teddy and Tim are a couple of 2 year old miniature donkeys. Teddy (the shaggy one) and Tim (the not so shaggy one). We have rescued these lovely miniature … Continue reading 

A Soft Spot for Brides & Grooms at Old Forest School!

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I married my hubby at the stunning venue of Old Forest School in December, 2014. It was the best day of my life, a busy crazy time, but like most weddings, it came together beautifully after a dash (a ton) … Continue reading 

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 

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 … Continue reading 

Mr Whippy

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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, … 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 

Old Forest School Wedding Venue Featured In Blogs, Newspapers and Magazines

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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 … Continue reading