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    Hello everyone,
    I am new to this forum, and thought I would reach out to see if anyone can help me.
     
    We are hoping to have an enchanted forest themed wedding – ceremony and reception. Think a ceremony outdoors under tall ‘european style’ trees in a forest clearing, a long reception table under the canopy of the trees with hanging naked light bulbs.
     
    Check out the pinterest board to get an idea:
    http://www.pinterest.com/bresina/wedding-style-ideas/
     
    We are based in Sydney, however want it to be a travel wedding. So far we were thinking Tasmania, Victoria, New Zealand, but open to any venues in Europe as well. I want to avoid an overly bush-area or rainforest area, so more thinking pine forests or something similar.
     
    I find it very difficult to find suitable venues online, as ideally we would find a property we can hire out for the duration of our stay and that can cater for a reception and ceremony in woodlands or a forest on their grounds.
     
    I know this is a long shot, and I am prepared to compromise on the theme should we not find anything. But I thought I put it out there and see if anyone knows of places that would work for this.
     
    Thanks for your help in advance!

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    Bec2013
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    http://www.tarraleah.com.au/
    More images: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=tarrahlea+weddings&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=f85gUqWoGcfEkwX5g4DABw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1320&bih=666#q=tarrahlea+&tbm=isch
    OR: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=tarrahlea+weddings&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=f85gUqWoGcfEkwX5g4DABw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1320&bih=666#q=tarrahlea+weddings&tbm=isch
    In Tas, maybe 1.5-2hrs drive from the nearest airport. The photos and website don’t do it justice – it is beautiful. We went, as they have an offer about staying the night and getting a tour, so we just went for the cheap weekend away. I expected to hate it as I’m not really a nature girl, but I was actually really tempted.
    They have a beautiful chapel for the ceremony, or an outside area, then a really nice room for pre-dinner drinks, then a hall for the reception. The room for pre-dinner drinks is much nicer then the hall, so if you have a small group you would use that. Didn’t ask about outside receptions as that’s not my thing, but I’m sure they would do it. You can walk to a waterfall there. It really is beautiful.I think along the walk to the waterfall is the area you want – it would be really cool to have tables set up there! I’m not sure how you would go walking there in a wedding dress though.
    It has heaps of accommodation – the lodge is really fancy with beautiful rooms, beauty salon and spa. Then there are cottages which are self contained. There are also smaller rooms.
    From memory, it was $220 pp, inclusive of venue, ceremony, predinner drinks, dinner and drinks, breakfast the next day and accommodation.
    It is in the mountains in Tassie though, so you do need a back up plan of somewhere inside.I would suggest a weekend to check it out if you are keen!
     
    You could also check out http://www.cradlemountainlodge.com.au/weddings/ which I would imagine would be just as nice (or nicer), but I can’t comment as I haven’t been there in years.

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