We are featuring some of the best spots to tie the knot in our region. This week we explore Leura Park Estate.


Leura Park Estate prides itself on tailoring occasions to suit the personalities of the people who choose to hold their special events there. The Leura Park events team works with a couple to put together a day where the focus is absolutely on them – a true reflection of the pair.
A full time working winery, Leura Park is set among picturesque grape vines on the Bellarine Peninsula, just 10 minutes from Geelong.
The rustic, chic décor in the cellar door and vault event spaces provides the perfect ambience for creating a special and memorable day.

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Leura Park offers finger food functions with a twist, offering lots of fun and lots of food. No guests leave a Leura Park function feeling hungry. There are as many tables and chairs as a couple needs on offer to ensure guests are comfortable.
When it comes to the nuptials themselves, Leura Park gives couples the option have their ceremony on the property, with stunning options overlooking our meandering vines, majestic cypress trees, rustic posts and dams.
Leura Park is known for its sensational wines, rustic chic ambience and fabulous food for a truly memorable and unique wedding.

To arrange a viewing or to review a copy of a complete functions kit, please call the functions manager on 03 5253 3180 or email functions@leuraparkestate.com.au

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We are featuring some of the best wedding suppliers in our region. Take a look at Peter Rowland Catering at Mt Duneed Estate for delicious fare at a stunning venue.


Peter Rowland Catering at Mt Duneed Estate can tailor any wedding experience from large numbers down to very small group weddings. With a beautiful backdrop of vines and olive trees, Mt Duneed Estate is the perfect location for a couple’s festivities.
Up to 400 people can dine and dance the night away in the Barrel Hall which is the original winery and has industrial charm with accents of the barrels and vats.
Guests can also enjoy a reception in the more formal and intimate Vineyard Room which overlooks the front of the estate’s vineyard and the rolling Barrabool Hills.
The garden bar serves as the perfect place for pre-reception drinks, while the olive grove serves as the ultimate secluded ceremony spot. However, the options are endless, with the Peter Rowland team happy to work with the bride and groom to tailor their nuptials.

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The food is created by executive chef, Daniel Duve, who loves a challenge and can work to any food preference or dietary requirement. Couples can choose to have a menu tasting at Mt Duneed Estate prior to their festivities, allowing them to select their delicious menu for on their special day.
For those couples that are looking for an extra touch of fun, the team at Peter Rowland can also recommend and assist with accommodating lolly and whiskey bars, photobooths or blackboard calligraphy.
When it comes to wedding planning, brides and grooms can also get advice on our local suppliers and even special rates for accommodation, to ensure a perfectly seamless big day.

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We are profiling some of the most picturesque wedding venues across the region. This week we feature Jack Rabbit Vineyard on the Bellarine.


The Jack Rabbit Vineyard team takes pride in offering a brilliant and diverse range of function options to guarantee your day is special and memorable in every possible way.
A jewel of the Bellarine wine region and located just half an hour from Geelong, Jack Rabbit Vineyard is surrounded by vines, rolling lawns and 180 degree bay views. Couples can expect to take advantage of unrivalled panoramic views, sublime photo opportunities, feast on fine contemporary cuisine and sip sophisticated cool climate wines in an engaging, intimate atmosphere.

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The vineyard’s highly experienced, welcoming and dedicated staff are always at a couple’s disposal to ensure their special event goes off without a hitch and is a truly special day to remember.
Jack Rabbit Vineyard offers the choice of two spectacular but quite distinctive reception venues; the Jack Rabbit Vineyard Restaurant and the House of Jack Rabbit.
To organise a viewing of one or both venues, tour the vineyard and discover the many wedding ceremony locations, please call the functions manager on 03 5251 2223 on extension 3 or email functions@jackrabbitvineyard.com.au
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We are taking a look at some of our best wedding suppliers in our region. Today we feature Momu Hair and Make-Up.


Momu Hair and Make-Up share a passion and philosophy that ensures every bride has a unique experience on her special day. The team tailors its work to enhance individual features, transforming her into the embodiment of femininity on that magical day.
This dynamic team of experts at Momu Hair and Make-Up has more than 10 years of expertise and, although on the pulse of all current trends, still has the ability to pinpoint a bride’s comfort zone.
If that is whimsical or classic, they weave their magic ensuring the bride is enchanting on the best day of her life.

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Owner of the business, Alana Tabak, explains: “We feel privileged and love being a part of the bride’s special morning and working with them to ensure they feel beautiful on their big day.”
Alana also adds, “Momu has a distinct style that is soft and romantic and we are proud of the work we create. We love to style hair that is soft, flowy and complements the bride’s facial features.”
Momu guarantees each bride will have a perfect wedding glow, that transcends time and keeps her looking fabulous from the minute she walks down the aisle, until well into the evening of celebrations.
The team at Momu Hair and Make-Up offer in-salon or on location services and can travel almost anywhere.
Momu Hair and Make-Up is at shop 3, 155 High Street, Belmont. Potential clients can get in touch by calling 5245 8325 or emailing momuhair@outlook.com.au or visit momuhair.com.au for more information.

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We are featuring some of the best wedding suppliers and venues across our region. Whether it be for a wedding, or a hen’s or buck’s day, take a look at Flying Brick Cider Co.


Looking for a funky, fabulous and fun venue for your special day?
The Flying Brick Cider House opened in 2011 and the stunning architectural building draws inspiration from the brand’s name and mascot – the yellow- tailed black cockatoo, or “flying brick”. The bird’s nature is spunky, happy, playful and a little naughty, contributing to a relaxed, funky and slightly rustic aesthetic.
With exclusive use of the entire cider house, vineyard and lush grounds, couples will have the opportunity to style the venue to their liking.

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Whether it’s a sit down lunch or dinner, a cocktail party or just casual drinks and nibbles with friends, the Flying Brick Cider House is the perfect venue for any occasion.
The cider house is available for events up to 400 people which can take place within the cider house itself or outside on the lawn area.
The culinary team has created a stunning menu, which includes canapes, individual tasting plates, main course and dessert. The menu is designed to delight guests with each dish complementing the selection of house ciders, wines and beers on offer.
So, whether it be a sit down dinner, a cocktail reception or a casual stand up soiree, the Flying Brick Cider House is the perfect venue for a couple’s special day.
Considering ideas for your hens or bucks parties? The cider house also hosts guided cider tastings for $5 per person, which includes a taste of all four ciders.

For any questions please contact the events manager at info@flyingbrickciderco.com.au
or call 03 5250 6577.

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Today we feature stunning wedding destinations right on our doorstep, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges.


Reignite your imagination when you choose Daylesford and Macedon Ranges as your wedding location. There couples will discover the quirky, interesting and unique venues and experiences only found in this picturesque part of the world.
From Creswick through to Daylesford, Lancefield and New Gisborne couples will find homesteads, hotels, wineries, gardens and an array of unique venues all with stunning backdrops. Not to forget the talented florists, musicians and unique car hire to add that special touch to your big day.
Just out of Ballarat in Creswick, the RACV Goldfields Resort offers a one stop shop for a perfect wedding with accommodation to suit large numbers.
Also within easy access and a sure way to impress guests is with a Daylesford/Hepburn Springs wedding.



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Not only are there stunning wedding venues such as Lake House, The Convent and Grange Bellinzona but guests will also be spoilt with restaurants, retail and the many spa options including Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa.
For a unique location, couples will need to look no further than Mount Macedon and surrounds. Grange Cleveland, Macedon Hotel & Spa and Baringo Food & Wine Co. all offer unique wedding experiences all with Mount Macedon and surrounding areas as the backdrop.

Visit dmrtourism.com.au for more information.

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Over the coming weeks we will be featuring some of our wedding suppliers from across the region.

This week we feature the Bellarine’s Curlewis Golf Club.


Curlewis Golf Club provides a stunning setting and unique surrounds – the perfect venue for a memorable occasion.
Set on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula and just 15 minutes from Geelong, Curlewis Golf Club is gaining a reputation for excellent golf, sensational food and great functions. The course was recently ranked within Australia’s top 100 golf courses and the adjoining clubhouse offers a hip and vibrant atmosphere with an outlook to the large contoured greens and undulating fairways.
Guests will enjoy pre-dinner drinks and roving canapes on the sun drenched outdoor deck taking in the sweeping vista across the fairways toward Corio Bay, the You Yangs and beyond which serves as a perfect precursor to the evening to follow. Warm and friendly, there is a lot to love about the Curlewis dining room.
When guests move inside they will discover the clubhouse where retro meets provincial style. Exclusive seating is available for sit down dining for up to 120 guests.
Curlewis Golf Club offers a range of exceptional catering options.

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Select from a relaxed catered gourmet barbecue, canapes selection or full sit down dining.
The club’s hospitality manager will help you organise and plan your event to ensure the occasion is truly memorable.
The venue is available for viewing from 10am to 5.30pm each day. A prior telephone call will ensure the hospitality manager’s to meet.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact hospitality manager
Rebecca Knight on 03 5251 2534 or email restaurant@curlewisgolf.com.au

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We are featuring some of the beautiful wedding venues
across the region.

This week we feature Clyde Park.


Clyde Park prides itself on paying close attention to the little things that make a wedding extra special.
The vineyard, which includes a cellar door, bistro, catering and event location, has hosted weddings for the past eight years.
With event coordinators on site, owner Terry Jongebloed says it’s all about personalising each couple’s special day and experience at Clyde Park to their plans and requirements.
“We lead the industry with the level of detail,” he says.
The Clyde Park team will help you to plan your wedding, assist you throughout the lead up and is more than happy to advise on the region’s best suppliers, a perfect starting off point for overwhelmed engaged couples.

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Terry says it is important to ensure each wedding is a true reflection of the bride, groom and their merging families. But the staff go above and beyond to make each wedding special for each and every person attending.
Couples can either be married on the terrace overlooking the Moorabool Valley or on the bank of the Moorabool River in a relaxed garden set-up.
A reception amongst the authentic winery set-up, barrel walls and fantastic views, is also a treat.
A pairing of the winery’s award-winning wines and high-quality food, which can be tailored to cater for any tastes and dietary requirements, can top off the celebrations.

Visit clydepark.com.au, email events@clydepark.com.au or call 03 5281 7274 for more information.
You can also connect on Twitter @ClydeparkWines and on Pinterest by searching clydeparkwines.

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Over the coming weeks we will be featuring some of our wedding suppliers from across the region.

We start with And The Veil Bridal.


At And The Veil Bridal the team offers a selection of made-to-order bridal, bridesmaid, mother of the bride or groom, flower girl and debutante gowns from both local and international designers.
The bridal house has a selection of beautiful gowns by designers including Mori Lee, David Tutera, Sophia Tolli, Wendy Makin, BellaDonna, French Collection, Watters, Wtoo, Willowby, Alfred Angelo, Cizzy Bridal, Roz La Kelin and Jadore, with a focus on quality and affordability.
There are gowns to suit all sizes, styles and budgets.
And The Veil Bridal also carries a high quality and affordable range of ready to wear men’s suits that are sure to complement the groom, groomsmen and guests hoping to look sharp on the big day.

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The helpful staff will assist to ensure brides and their party find the perfect gown in a relaxed environment.
Brides also have a choice of locally designed jewellery and veils to complete their dream look.
And The Veil Bridal is located at Suite 1 at 283 Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing above Beacon Lighting.

Appointments to visit the stunning showroom can be made by calling 03 8742 2115 or emailing andtheveil@yahoo.com.au
Visit andtheveil.com.au for more information.

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