Hi there. My fiancé and I had organised a wedding for March this year outside Canberra, but arrangements have fallen through as the venue has been sold. So now we are trying to finalise arrangements quickly for an informal wedding and reception venue for around 30 people. We are looking at either an outside wedding and separate reception venue, or a combined wedding/reception venue. We would love to be married in a bushland setting or a rustic venue in Canberra such as an old hall. Given the small numbers we want at our wedding, I thought it would not be too difficult, although the tight timing now doesn’t help. We have already considered venues such as Gold Creek, ANU, Botanical gardens and the Yarralumla Woolshed, as well as the ‘standard’ offerings around Canberra. We don’t wish to travel too far out of Canberra so guests don’t have to travel. I have already sent some emails off to some restaurants such as Onred, as well as Mt Stromlo observatory, but no responses as yet. If anyone knows of any ‘out of the way’ or lesser known areas that may be suitable for weddings only or the entire wedding/reception, it would be great to hear from you. We are also looking for caterers, so if anyone has had a good experience with a caterer you have used, please let me know. My fiancé would like to find a caterer that provides fine food. I’m not too fussed about cost as I’m happy to pay for good quality. Thanks very much.