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Engagement Party Ideas…

By 29 January 2014 10

Hello!

I’m struggling to plan an engagement party. I really don’t want to spend a lot as my partner and I are paying off one mortgage and saving for another property… But I love the idea of high tea in the gardens. Which has given me the idea to rent out high tea items/ tablets etc for a reasonable price. BUT I’m stuck for ideas with the venue. I LOVE to bake, and so does my family therefore I would like to provide my own food and possibly drink (if no bar available) - does anyone know of any outdoor venues which would allow for this? & may have indoor facilities (toilet, bar, etc…. you know, the important stuff) Ha!  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Jamie

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10 Responses to Engagement Party Ideas…
#1
pink little birdie11:54 pm, 29 Jan 14

If you are bringing it all your self it will be fine in public gardens anywhere. Try the rose garden at old parliament house . They have a shelter and and toilets but let you bring everything yourself. Otherwise convince a mate to.Have it in their yard. Or the Botanic gardens allows outside caterers in.

#2
voytek38:45 am, 30 Jan 14

People still actually get married? Isn’t it 2014?

#3
watto239:51 am, 30 Jan 14

voytek3 said :

People still actually get married? Isn’t it 2014?

Well apparently gay people still can’t get married….. but that is another debate!

#4
Postalgeek9:56 am, 30 Jan 14

pink little birdie said :

If you are bringing it all your self it will be fine in public gardens anywhere. Try the rose garden at old parliament house . They have a shelter and and toilets but let you bring everything yourself. Otherwise convince a mate to.Have it in their yard. Or the Botanic gardens allows outside caterers in.

I was going to suggest OP Rose gardens too (the ones to the side), or Lennox Gardens. There’s also Aspen Island. They all have public toilets in reasonable proximity.

Maybe Lanyon Homestead. You could also try the Hyatt, though I suspect you won’t be able to cater it yourself.

Another thought is the Southern Cross Yacht Club.

#5
Antagonist10:16 am, 30 Jan 14

voytek3 said :

People still actually get married? Isn’t it 2014?

Marriage isn’t forever anymore.

#6
Padoof1:47 pm, 30 Jan 14

The House of Reps Gardens at OPH are beautiful! For a $500 refundable deposit, you can access the kiosk which has a neat little kitchen and access to power outlets. More information from the NCA website: http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=232:h2s5-old-parliament-house-gardens&catid=57:ql-menu-visiting&Itemid=200

I also hired out the hall at Corroboree Park for my mother’s 70th birthday 4 years ago, it has a kitchen, toilets, the hall, we had alocohol and got a spit roast mob to come in, it was a great day (just have to chase away nosey parkers trying to gate crash/use the toilets).

Good luck!

http://www.northside.asn.au/facilities-hire/facilities-hire

#7
jgsma3:17 pm, 30 Jan 14

I have been to two weddings in the garden at the Barton side of Parliament House which was free to book. I’m not sure how you go for food and drink there though as both occasions were only for the ceremony. OPH rose gardens are beautiful.

#8
Pork Hunt5:24 pm, 30 Jan 14

Why ruin a perfectly good relationship by getting married?

#9
taninaus12:24 pm, 31 Jan 14

Tuggeranong Homestead has a lovely outdoor area with tables, however I doubt you would be able to bring your own food as they rely on the catering/cafe income. In a similar vein, Rose Cottage just off the Monaro Highway is lovely.

#10
30578344:29 pm, 05 Feb 14

Thank you to all the serious responses. I will certainly look into all of your suggestions as it has given me some more ideas, so thank you. :)

For the other comments (people still actually get married? isn’t is 2014?…marriage isn’t forever anymore… etc), marriage might not be for you, and you don’t know the dynamics of my relationship with my partner. So what was the point of your pointless comments? I’m only interested in positive comments that are in regards to planning my big beautiful day which my partner and myself are looking forward to. But thank you for sharing your opinions as I didn’t realise that so many people thought this way.

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