You’re searching for a wedding venue in NSW, or QLD, or anywhere in Australia. Instead of trawling through search results and dissecting websites, you simply click the map. Select the price range. Choose your region.
Filter by facilities, setting, style, number of people.
You’re presented with everything from official wedding venues, to restaurants, farm houses, boat sheds, woodsheds, old police barracks.
You’ll find what you’re looking for.
It’s the new way to discover wedding venues, like the “Airbnb of the wedding world”.
It’s called WedShed and was started by Amy Parfett and Melany McBride, both 29, in March last year.
The duo discovered the gap in the market while living London, when they were called upon by a mutual friend to help plan a wedding in Australia. Research, research, research. No suitable locations.
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Meanwhile, Parfett and McBride continued travelling through Europe. Staying in other people’s houses, apartments, bedrooms, organised through Airbnb.
An idea was triggered.
“The concept of renting out private property for personal space or events was becoming less and less foreign; we couldn’t believe no one was doing the same in the wedding space,” Parfett said. “We sat on the idea for a couple of years until it felt really urgent.”
After six months working on their new venture part time, and gaining some experience in the wedding hosting industry, the pair launched WedShed in March of 2015.
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