10 reasons to have a Contentious Character Wedding

Jasmin Leete 22 June 2018
Wedding in the vines

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Did your Valentine’s Day include a proposal this year? If so, congratulations! You now have plenty to think about in regards to planning an amazing wedding to mark the happiest day of your life. One of the major concerns for newly engaged couples is wondering where you’d like to tie the knot. A church wedding is usually the standard for those of faith, but for others, there are so many wonderful options available, making it very difficult to decide.

While both have gorgeous scenery, a beach wedding is often too windy, hot and sandy and a garden wedding or historic building location often lack amenities or catering. A venue – such as a hall or a club – can often lack outdoor scenery, and while it can be nice, most people would prefer not to be married in a registry office.

There is one location that offers it all though, in a comfortable and classy environment – a winery! With romantic scenery, amenities and catering in one place, a winery offers the perfect venue for large or small weddings all year round.

The ultimate wedding venue in Canberra is Contentious Character Winery and here are 10 reasons why you should definitely have your wedding at this spectacular location:

An All-in-one Location
Not only does Contentious Character have everything you need for your wedding, but you can also hold your reception here too. That means no logistical nightmares, no doubling up on location fees and no worries!

Spectacular Scenery
Surrounded by rolling hills as far as the eye can see, lush grape vines and serene cultured gardens inhabited by the resident kangaroos and peacocks; the views offered by Contentious Character are simply unbeatable. The only thing that will match the beauty of the scenery is the bride herself.

Elegant but Welcoming
A perfect wedding venue is classy but still comfortable and relaxed. Thankfully, Contentious Character is exactly that, so you don’t need to sacrifice a stylish wedding for happy and content wedding guests.

A Photographer’s Dream
Wedding photographers love wineries and for good reason – not only is natural filtered light in abundance amongst the vines, but the ‘olde style’ look created by wine barrels and viticulture apparatus make for perfect backdrops. The architecture of Contentious Character is also beautiful, as it’s designed to be symbiotic with the landscape. Did we mention the dazzling views across the Canberra region farmlands? You also won’t need to worry about photobombs by men in speedos at the beach, which is always a bonus!

A Personalised Experience
At Contentious Character, you won’t be boxed into a ‘wedding package’; instead, you’ll get the wedding that you want at a price that suits you. The wonderful staff will work with you every step of the way to ensure you receive a bespoke wedding that meets all of your expectations.

No Weather Worries
The great part about a Contentious Character wedding is that inclement weather won’t ruin your day. If it rains, the wedding can simply be moved indoors (if it wasn’t there already). You can choose to hold your reception in the cellar, the kitchen restaurant with fireside lounge or outside in a light, airy marquee.

Fun Accommodation
Make a night of it and glamp it up! Contentious Character can arrange rented glamping (glamorous camping) tents near the cellar door and bathrooms. If this isn’t your thing, they can refer you to local accommodation within fifteen minutes drive.

Plenty of Amenities
No need to worry about bathroom availability, catering facilities, shelter, car parking or any other issue – the only things Contentious Character can’t offer are the celebrant, cake maker, florist, photographer and transport (although, they’ll be happy to make good recommendations for trusted services in the Canberra region).

Sumptuous Food and Wine
If you had your wedding at Contentious Character for no other reason than the food and wine, you’d never be disappointed! You’ll be served fresh, locally-sourced seasonal produce, including delicious canapés and charcuterie, mouthwatering wood-fired dishes and delectable desserts. All of this amazing food is specifically prepared to suit the award-winning wines that are paired with it, which is above and beyond the service you’d normally receive from other caterers.

Amazing Prices
The average Australian wedding costs around $120 per person just for basic (which may or may not mean bland) food catering and often, you’ll need to pay extra for the serving staff. This cost does not reflect the price for drinks, venue, wedding furniture hire, decorations or anything else.

At Contentious Character, you’ll only pay around $100 – $200 per head and – wait for it – this includes all of the above, including the location, ceremony set up, reception, schedule, seating plan, in-house sound system, service, limited decorations, food and drinks plus more! So you can sit back and be waited on hand and foot with not a worry in the world.

Choosing a Canberra wedding venue shouldn’t be a difficult task. Give Contentious Character Winery a call on (02) 6238 3830 or email them at info@contentiouscharacter.com.au and let them walk you through the steps to make your dream wedding a reality.

Have you attended a wedding at Contentious Character Winery? Let us know by commenting below.

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