Wedding venue making a difference in the environment

Old Forest School – Vintage Wedding Venue are proud supporters of the Rotoehu Ecological Trust (RET), here’s a few words about RET from their Chairperson Sarah Orton. You can find out more at the Rotoehu Ecological Trust website. Rotoehu Ecological Trust (RET) first became a concept in 2011, before officially becoming a registered charitable trust in […]

Fabulous food trucks in Europe

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 and diverse food from a small speciality food truck. Food trucks are perfect if you’re planning […]

Groom’s Wedding song for his bride

Adam McLean had a wonderful idea. Why not write and record a song to surprise his beautiful wife (to be)  Cayley for their wedding day on 29th December 2015 at Old Forest School. Looking for some serious romantic inspiration? Just watch the video below. It was a huge hit when Adam played the video during the speeches. The […]

The coppers arrive at wedding venue

We’ve had some new guests arrive at our wedding venue; The Coppers. A quartet of beautiful Red Shaver Hens, that have been named because of their colour (copper brown) and the fact they look a little like a detective on a fresh crime scene. Incriminating looks, ponderous expressions and some accusational neck thrusting. Holly has named them […]

Let there be light – Light Viking

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 to ensure yours and your guests’ comfort – from our experience, Old Forest School – […]

Old Forest School on the telly

Old Forest School made its prime time television debut on Tuesday 22nd April 2015 on TV3. One handsome bachelor, 4 bubbly bachelorettes, a game of tennis, some “burger people” aka the amazing Tag Burger, some delicious sugary treats in Tippy and a very romantic surprise in the Little Barn, with Tiki Tane performing. It all made […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]