Wedding venues are wedding venue’s right? Well, actually not.
Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited to a wedding in Mudgee. The bride and groom were both good friends of ours and my husband and I were ecstatic to have a weekend away from the kids (woohoo!).
From the moment we arrived though it was clear that this wedding was going to be different from all the others. By the time the big day came around we had been in Mudgee for two days and thought we’d seen most of what the town had to offer.
That was until we arrived at the wedding venue. What stood as an unused old sheering shed in a paddock only days before, was now the most incredible, intimate wedding venue you could ever dream of.
Tables were lined with fairy lights and gum tree branches, rustic country charm was everywhere you looked and bales of hay covered in fabric surrounded a floorboard dance floor. All of this combined to provide an intimate atmosphere you never would have found at a traditional wedding location.
The bride and groom were married in a paddock right next to the shed and made their vows as the country sun set behind them. I'll never forget it.
As guests made their way into the shed, it was fair to say that every conversation focused on the incredible, mind blowing space we were standing in. We had all been to weddings before but this, this was something amazing. Every single aspect had been thought about, every detail planned. It was relaxed and easy going and reflected the couple perfectly. It could have been no ones wedding but theirs.
It seems this couple were not alone in their desire for a unique wedding location. More and more, couples are opting out of the run of the mill function centres and instead choosing to leave a lasting impression on their guests by transforming a unique wedding venue into their own. Traditional wedding packages, hotels and restaurants are increasingly being shunned in favour of a place to call your own and lasting memories for guests.
Wedshed is a Sydney based company that helps couples achieve this exact dream. Run by two friends Amy Parfett and Mel Mashman, they say their aim is to get couples thinking outside the box when it comes to wedding venue selection. Calling themselves "venue scouts" Amy and Mel source amazing, unimaginable wedding locations which will blow guests away (and that are not available via a quick google search).