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 […]

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 […]

New Zealand Movie Shot at Old Forest School

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 this idyllic life comes to an abrupt end when Ned )postman) delivers a fateful letter […]

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 […]

Tattoo and other animals at our Wedding Venue

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 looking hats on his head, and then stay still for long enough to have his […]

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 […]

Food trucks and weddings

Looking for something a little different into your rustic or barn wedding? How about hiring a food truck? Many couples are opting away from the traditional wedding dining and instead going for a food truck to cater their big day. Proving something unique to their event highlighting their personal tastes as well as the local cuisine. These days,  having […]

Grazing Tables at Wedding Venue

Straight after the wedding ceremony most of the time couples will take some time to enjoy their new just married status and have some photos taken with their bridal party and family. The usual plan for a lot of weddings is to the serve traditional some canapes, finger foods and bubbles. At Old Forest School […]

Old Forest School, Vintage Venue at the Tauranga Wedding Show 2014

For the second year in a row Old Forest School, Vintage Venue exhibited at the Tauranga Wedding Show. The show was even bigger and better than last year, with more exhibitors and guests. There was a bunch of familiar faces and some new and interesting first time exhibitors. A number of company’s that had been […]

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 […]