Let’s face it – when you open an invitation to your best friend’s wedding, see that it’s in the middle of nowhere and that you have to organise your own accommodation – it’s annoying. Even more annoying is having to get an expensive Uber ride home after the big day. But that’s not how it goes at Olinda Yarra Estate – and they can even throw in a wedding planner to help you out in the lead-up to your big day!
A HELPING HAND
If you’re anxious just thinking about organising your wedding, you may have thought about hiring a wedding planner. But it’s an extra cost, sometimes thousands of dollars, right? Wrong. At Olinda Yarra Estate, they partner with Valure Events and the service is included as part of the venue hire. Imagine having your own personal planner on call up to a month before your big day, and for six hours on the day. You won’t have to worry about logistics or any problems that may arise. And even if you have all of the details saved on Pinterest, there’s always last-minute things you might want to palm off to someone else.
NOT FAR FROM THE CITY
Think about wedding venues in the Yarra Valley. The valley is a big place – some venues are hours away from the city. Not Olinda Yarra Estate. The property is conveniently located in Yering, which is less than an hour from Melbourne’s city centre. So, you won’t have to travel as far if you have to visit before your big day. Save that petrol money and have an amazing brunch out somewhere instead!
What’s more, your guests won’t have to spend hours in the car getting to the big event. There’s not much worse than getting dolled up for a big occasion and then cramming into a car (because there’s always a carpool). And if your guests are more inclined to get someone else to drive to the wedding, they won’t spend as much on an Uber. Or they can catch the train to Lilydale and get an Uber from there – it’s only a 10-minute ride. Plus, you won’t have to give your guests confusing directions to the wedding venue. Olinda Yarra Estate is conveniently located off Maroondah Highway – not down some back road. That’s one less thing to have to worry about before the big day!
One more thing – because it’s also closer to the city, there’s lots more nearby accommodation options. You don’t even have to stay in the Yarra Valley. There’s plenty of hotels in suburbs in between if you don’t want to go back to the city in the same day.
Speaking of places to stay, Olinda Yarra Estate partners with Yarra Valley Lodge to offer a convenient option for wedding guests. Only 15 minutes from the property, the hotel on the grounds of the exclusive Heritage Golf & Country Club can also provide transfers to and from the wedding. So, your guests can spend more time getting ready and less time stressing about booking a taxi. And they won’t have to worry about how they’re getting home at the end of the night!
Not only that, but you can offer an affordable and convenient option for people coming from out of town, or people that want to make a weekend of the occasion. Your guests will love you for taking the hassle out of organising where to stay.
AND AN ON-SITE LUXURY COTTAGE
But even more important than that is the accommodation for the bride and groom. Olinda Yarra Estate has that covered, too. The cottage on the property is perfect for the wedding-night stay. With enough room for up to 6 people, it has two main living areas, each with their own bedroom and lounge, plus a fireplace, bathroom with spa bath, kitchen, laundry, BBQ and outdoor areas, and air conditioning and WiFi.
Imagine being able to get ready for your big day on-site with your wedding party, not stressing about getting to the venue. Plus, you’ll have somewhere to put your overnight bag and to keep that spare pair of shoes in case you need to change into flats during the reception! That will definitely keep the feet happy.
Ashley and Chris had their big day at Olinda Yarra Estate and say staying in the cottage was “a perfect way to end the night after such a busy wedding day”. “It’s so spacious, set up beautifully and they’ve thought of everything you could possibly need. We’ll definitely be coming back to celebrate our anniversaries”.