With interstate & international traveling now open across the world, we can once again welcome our loved ones from far and wide to celebrate our weddings! (That is reason enough to celebrate – let alone a glorious, romantic nuptial!) With this in mind, many couples are opting to book venues that are able to host all their wedding guests – the night before and the night of the wedding, so you can all delve into properly catching up & celebrating the happy couple. The teams from Tindarra Resort & Forest Weddings have kindly offered some insight into why you might also think of booking such a spot for our big day in “Why You Should Book A Wedding Venue That Can Accommodate Your Guests Overnight!”…

As Michelle from Forest Weddings says, “We promote our venue as a ‘wedding weekend’. We attract couples who want to spend more time with their guests than at a regular wedding.  They like the idea of their guests not having to drive so, therefore, being able to have a few drinks.  Airbnbs are quite expensive these days and usually require a 2-night booking, so being able to offer accommodation at the venue means it is a much more affordable option for couples who want to keep their loved ones close by for longer.”

Image & Header Image: Lovegood Images from Lydia & Matt’s Bright Fun & Colourful Forest Wedding at Forest Weddings

Michelle continues, “One of the most important positives of all is the next morning!  Our couples and their guests have a fabulous morning after breakfast with good coffee and a beautiful setting to share stories of the wedding. This same scenario can be for many different venues that offer accommodation. The wedding group has a lovely relaxing morning to rest and recover! At our venue, we do have an option of couples booking our treetop adventures the next day for their guests.  This turns the whole wedding into a weekend of fun and adventures…or just a lovely relaxing weekend.”

Images: Paper Bear Wedding Photography from Rustic Boho Elopement Ideas In A Forest at Forest Weddings

The team at Tindarra Resort makes some terrific points about why it is such a plus to book a venue that has space for your guests overnight.

“Here at Tindarra Resort, we are lucky to have both ceremony, reception, AND accommodation all in the one place and a short walk from one another. Booking a venue for your wedding with these options removes the need for taxis, buses, or hire cars and ensures you don’t lose your guests in between the ceremony and reception (we all know a few guests by pass a pub on the way to reception and some don’t make it further that there 😉). The time in between can instead be spent having a cocktail hour and pre dinner before the main show while the couple is off taking photos and allows guests to catch up as well.”

Images: Love By Shae from Rebeca & Trent’s Elegant Riverside Wedding on The Murray at Tindarra Resort

“With the accommodation on top of this, couples can make a full weekend of their celebrations and can say hello and thank you to all their guests the night before the wedding so they can relax and enjoy the wedding day without stressing about who they have or haven’t spoken to yet.”

Image: Just and Jim Photographers at Tindarra Resort

The Tindarra Resort team finishes with, “Wedding days can come and go so quickly, reducing travel time allows the couple and their guests to have more time together on one of the most special days of their lives. Many guests have traveled quite far to be with the couple at the wedding, so stretching out this time can be incredibly special for everyone.”

Image: Love By Shae from Rebeca & Trent’s Elegant Riverside Wedding on The Murray at Tindarra Resort

About Forest Weddings: Our venue is very unique in that you can have up to 120 guests stay overnight, share a great breakfast together the next morning and just embrace all the love over a full weekend without having to rush home. We provide a personal touch from start to finish. It’s always us you are dealing with – just Michelle, Col, and our small crew.

About Tindarra Resort: Tindarra Resort makes a fairytale wedding venue, from relaxed cocktail parties at our Riverside Bar located alongside the Murray River to refined sit-down receptions in our elegant silk-lined marquee. A wedding venue with 300m of spectacular river frontage relaxed atmosphere and a tranquil ambiance, ensures you and your guests have an unforgettable Echuca Moama wedding experience. Get away from it all and celebrate in your own unique way … just over 2.5 hours from Melbourne.