All set for another spectacular wedding season

Old Forest School is all scrubbed up and raring to go for another wedding season. Many of the buildings have had a fresh coat of paint, both inside and out, and really are looking their best. The gardens have been carefully prepared, the lawns mowed and the signage put back up. The tennis net is up […]

One Fine Day Wedding Fair in Melbourne

In early March 2018 some of the team from Old Forest School attended the fabulous One Fine Day Wedding Fair in Melbourne. One Fine Day Wedding Fair was again at the Melbourne Showgrounds for two full days of wedding inspiration from some of Melbourne’s finest wedding vendors and suppliers, including photographers, florists, musicians, cake designers, […]

New Outdoor Ceremony Spot

Not wanting to be upstaged by the new addition of The Fernery, the famous outdoor ceremony spot at Old Forest School has received an upgrade. The old doors and wall have gone replaced by a new reclaimed timber and tin arch. Already its proved a hit.    

The Fernery

This summer there’s a new space at Old Forest School. It’s a botanical inspired space called The Fernery. The space is filled with ferns and other plants.  Already its been a huge hit with couples, photographers and guests. The Fernery is a great place to escape the hot sun, chill out and enjoy a drink […]

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 Maia

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 […]

Wedding ideas we’ve spotted in Europe

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 keeping our eyes out for some trends, ideas and inspiration for weddings back home 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 […]

Weddings trends from Europe for 2016 and 2017

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 shops around the hip parts of London, from Oxford Street to Camden Markets. We’re also […]

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 […]