Wedding ideas we’ve spotted in Europe

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We might not be at our wedding venue right now, but weddings are still very much on our minds. Over the past few weeks we’ve been travelling around Europe (New Zealand’s winter 2016). While we’ve been here we have been … Continue reading 

Fabulous food trucks in Europe

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It seems just about everywhere you go in Europe there are wonderful, cute little food trucks popping up. This is definitely a trend that’s here to stay. There is something really special and irresistible about a passionate foodie serving delicious … Continue reading 

Let’s get you fit, strong and confident for your Wedding Day

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This guest post was written by Jason Whitelaw from Beyond Fitness. This is going to be one of the most extraordinary days of your life! With all the things on your list of things to work on for the big … 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 

Let there be light – Light Viking

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This is a guest post by Darcia from Light Viking. Special events are magical…. Surrounded by loved ones, dressed up to the nines, with lovely food and drinks to enjoy. It’s important for your venue to provide a fantastic setting … 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 

New season at wedding venue

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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 … Continue reading 

New Zealand Movie Shot at Old Forest School

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Old Forest School is a fabulous vintage wedding venue. But now it’s also been featured in a full length movie, “The Z-Nail Gang”. Here’s a rundown on the movie… In a New Zealand coastal town, a community lives peacefully. But … 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 

Tattoo and other animals at our Wedding Venue

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We have a whole host of animals at our wedding venue. Tattoo, an 8 year old gelding, is super friendly and popular. He’s really relaxed and loves meeting new people. Tattoo will even let people he’s only just met place funny … Continue reading