Rehearsals can be scheduled by appointment prior to your wedding day. These appointments are for one (1) hour and often scheduled around the same time as the ceremony so that you can see the angle of the sun and shading. Sometimes this is not possible due to other appointments previously scheduled. Often it is a challenge to get all the Bridal Party together for the rehearsal, however, the most important thing at a rehearsal is for the Bride and Bridesmaids to practice walking down the aisle with the processional song. It is nice if the Groom and Groomsmen are there but not essential. It may be more suitable to have a quick rehearsal on the morning of the wedding with the Bridesmaids so that the timing of the processional song is fresh in their minds. A Wedding Planning Team member will be available to coordinate the rehearsal.
A HERTIAGE HOME RESTORED FOR CONTEMPORARY CELEBRATIONS
This 1893 manor house sits on 3 acres of classical gardens with both rural and mountain backdrops and has been beautifully restored and equipped for the purpose of hosting weddings and special events. Ceremonies are held in the beautiful gardens with a wet weather option available in the conservatory of the manor house. The full set up of your ceremony including sound system for music, guest seats and signing table are included with all wedding packages. The main reception area is a permanent marquee set discreetly facing the rear courtyard and conservatory of the main building, featuring a stone paved floor, lavishly decorated with giant mirrors and stylish antiques. The marquee is serviced by a large commercial kitchen, fully stocked bar and guest amenities, all under one roof. Ravensthorpe weddings are afforded a choice of dance floor spaces and marquee table configurations. The full set up of the marquee including all equipment, linen, table settings and staffing is included with your wedding package. There are no hidden costs.
PRIVACY AND PERSONAL ATTENTION
Ravensthorpe hosts one event per day. Our exclusive use venue hire ensures that you and your guests enjoy private use of the property and the undivided attention of our team, expect to be thoroughly spoilt with traditional hospitality. All our wedding packages also include the option to have your ceremony onsite, providing a seamless transition from ceremony into your reception. Aside from taking advantage of the beautiful gardens and ceremony locations at Ravensthorpe, an onsite ceremony can help to reduce the logistical challenges of a separate ceremony location for you and your guests as well as reducing additional expenses like car hire. Better yet, since the venue is exclusively yours there is no pressure to vacate the ceremony location before the next appointment. You and your guests will start the celebrations straight away with canapés and pre-dinner drinks throughout the gardens and manor house.
A PASSION FOR BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATIONS
Ravensthorpe is owned and operated by a family management team with over 30 years experience in the wedding industry. Working with hand picked service and culinary professionals, we deliver attentive and personalised service in a welcoming and friendly manner, helping you and your guests feel right at home.
OUR SIGNATURE PACKAGE
The 24hr Ravensthorpe Experience embodies the concept of a wedding where "everything happens in the one amazing space" and you are pampered from pre-wedding preparations through until recovery brunch! The fun begins the morning of your wedding with the girls enjoying a light breakfast and all day tea, coffee and juices in the conservatory of the manor house as hair & makeup preparations begin. A champagne lunch is the perfect way to enjoy this special time with your bridesmaids and family. The boys will arrive from lunch time and enjoy a BBQ in the cottage courtyard followed by the opportunity for a hit of tennis and a swim in the pool before donning suit & tie for the ceremony. The ceremony transitions seamlessly into the reception with pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the grounds and manor house. A range of food presentation options are provided in the marquee or conservatory followed by dancing under the stars in the courtyard. After the reception this package includes post event supper and drinks as well as accommodation and recovery breakfast for up to 10 guests in the manor house and cottage. A great way to continue the celebrations with your bridal party or family! The 24hr Ravensthorpe Experience helps to simplify the arrangements for your big day by removing the logistical challenges and stress associated with having your preparations, ceremony and reception in different locations. Spend less time travelling and worrying about who's catering or cleaning up. Instead spend more time enjoying the moment with the people that matter!
Executive Chef Nigel Hain leads the Ravensthorpe culinary team and has built a solid reputation for generous, high quality & crowd pleasing food. Our speciality is creating bespoke menus to suit a range of tastes and cultural preferences. From the most adventurous to the most conservative, the most formal to the most casual, we can tailor a menu to suit you. Antipasto Grazing Tables, Turkish Mezze, Polynesian Hangi, Indian Feasts, Asian Banquets, Gourmet Courtyard BBQs, 5 Course Vegan Celebrations, Gluten Free Fiestas or Sharing Platters... We create menus to impress. Our food is made fresh, from scratch, using premium imported and local ingredients right here in the Ravensthorpe Kitchens. Dietary requirements are also a speciality and are catered for individually with a customised menu.
Have your wedding cake made, decorated and served as dessert at no additional cost. Our wedding cakes are included with all our food package options. Simply choose your favourite flavour, number of tiers and finish then pair your cake with house-made ice creams and accompaniments. Its another way that Ravensthorpe helps to simplify the planning process and save you money. Some of our current favourites include Sticky Date Pudding with Treacle Sauce & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Gluten Free Orange & Almond Cake with Jaffa Ice Cream and Banana Cinnamon Pudding with Toffee Sauce and Passionfruit Ice Cream!
You’ll be one step closer to your dream wedding!