Behind the Door with…The Craft & Co

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Amelia Waddell of Moonstruck Bride

This week on Behind the Door I’m very excited to visit a venue that is fast becoming a wedding favourite,; The Craft & Co! The Craft & Co opened in late 2015 as a space all about the production and craft of amazing food and drink. Located in Melbourne’s inner suburb of Collingwood, the space houses a brewery, distillery, cellar door, eatery, cafe, bar, cheese and charcuterie rooms. So it’s no wonder it’s become a huge hit with foodie couples!

I meet Diana, the Events Manager, who tells me that couples love The Craft and Co because the upstairs events space has everything a wedding could want. “Couples love that the space is so central so it’s easy for all their guests to get to,” says Diana, “there are also so many amazing urban locations to go to for photos nearby”.

The upstairs front room, known as the Maker’s Bar, is perfect for a ceremony with its high ceilings, beautiful, big windows and a tiled bar ready for after-ceremony drinks. Just next door is the Maker’s Hall which can seat up to 140 guests with views of the meat and cheese rooms for a real foodie feel.

“We love that the space is a blank canvas,” says Diana, “couples can decorate it in their own personal style, but it still has many industrial features that create a very Melbourne feel”.  I love the natural look, wooden chairs and long, sharing-style tables. Diana tells me one of the most popular ways to style the space is with fresh flowers and greenery. They also love to hang floral installations from the ceiling!

Downstairs is the Craft & Co Eatery and Diana tells me the outdoor deck is the perfect place for hen’s and buck’s parties. “The guys can do a brewery tour and the pasta making class is very popular with the girls,” says Diana, “it’s great to do a fun activity before sitting down to some dinner and drinks”.

Of course, one of the reasons many couples love The Craft & Co is the food. The menu is filled with meats and cheeses made on site and there are many different styles on offer from cocktail, sharing-style or fully seated. The beverage packages all include beer and wines made in-house too. The Craft & Co are famous for the gin they make in their own distillery and Diana tells me mini-bottles are the perfect choice for wedding favours! I can’t wait to see many more gorgeous weddings in this amazing space!

Images 1 & 2 by Free the Bird and all other images by The Craft & Co

Ms Zigzag says: Amelia always seems to uncover the coolest places to hold weddings and other wedding celebrations, like hen’s and buck’s days. I’m in charge of organising a hen’s day in 2018, so I’ll definitely be checking out The Craft & Co. 

About Amelia Waddell of Make Your Day Wedding Styling: I’m a wedding stylist and proud store owner who loves to chat weddings with everyone and anyone! I love to talk shop with other business owners (particularly over some chocolate cake!) and am the first to try and have a sticky beak behind the scenes of any event. My free time is spent ‘investigating’ new cafes, stores and events.



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