Additional Wedding Information
Important information about your wedding at Marybrooke Manor.
Rehearsals can be scheduled at your convenience during our normal opening hours and on Thursday evenings, subject of course to us working around existing bookings. There is no charge. Note Marybrooke staff do not attend rehearsals.
Dining package receptions are six hours in duration – commencing from the start of your ceremony. Cocktail and High Tea Package receptions are one hour less.
Time extensions may be arranged – including beverage & waiter service at $10 per adult per half hour.
Cash Bar Option
A surcharge of $100 is required to have the bar open between your ceremony & the commencement of pre-dinners for up to 1 hour. Guests can either purchase their own drinks, or you can prepay a tab to cover the cost of their drinks.
Chapel or Garden Ceremonies
One hour immediately before your reception is available for your ceremony. You can then use the gardens for photos.
All public areas on the are accessible by wheelchairs, and toilets are suitably equipped.
Note we do not have a lift to access the first or second floors, although ramp entry from the rear of the building does allow access to the first floor.
Confetti & Sparklers
The use of confetti or rice is not permitted. We suggest rose petals or bubbles as a great alternative. Please note they are only to be used outside the buildings. As an alternative, silk petals can be used in the indoor ceremony area. Sparklers are not permitted anywhere on the property.
A variety of table centrepieces are available for you to choose from and are included in your package but remain the property of the venue.
BOOKINGS & PAYMENTS
We only host one wedding each day.
We are happy to hold a provisional date for up to 14 days without requiring any deposit.
You can choose to pay for your wedding by instalment via internet banking directly into our account. There is no administration charge for progress payments.
Payment to confirm a Booking
Your booking is confirmed with the payment of a $2000 booking fee. A further $2000 booking fee is required 6 months prior to your wedding date. Booking fees are not refundable if a wedding is cancelled. Postponements will be considered on a case by case basis.
Payments by credit card which are over $2000 will incur a surcharge of 2.5% (first and second deposits excluded). Visa and Mastercard are accepted. American Express and Diners Club are not.
These will be made by appointment 1-2 months prior to your reception. Final numbers are required 18 days prior to your wedding and final payment is due 7 working days prior to your wedding date.
A 10% surcharge applies on Public Holidays.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
You can hire our venue and arrange your own caterer. Just contact our office for details.
Special dietary requests can be met when advised in advance – for an additional charge of $10 per person making the request.
Children under 12 years of age are $45 and can be offered fish & chips or nuggets & chips, followed by ice-cream for dessert. Children under 3 can receive a bowl of chips and ice-cream for $15. Teenagers (13 – 17 years) receive an adult meal and are priced at $8 less than the applicable adult rate because they will not be served alcohol.
There is no charge for cutting and serving your wedding cake on platters.
You can BYO wine & beer for your reception for $8 less per adult. We will still provide the non-alcoholic drinks.
Guests are not permitted to BYO alcohol. If guests bring their own, the drinks will be removed and returned when the guests depart the venue.
Our Restaurant is open every second Thursday evening for you to taste our wedding menu from our Sherbrooke Package. Bookings are essential, and menu choices must be preselected by 5pm the Sunday before. The cost is $80 per person, for which you can enjoy one entree, one main and one dessert plus two glasses of house beer or wine.
We can recommend other wedding suppliers upon request.
Music for your Ceremony
Your celebrant will be required to provide a sound system in both the indoor ceremony area and the outdoor gazebo.
Meals and non-alcoholic beverages for your band members, DJ, photographers, etc. can be provided at a cost of $50, in which case they would not be seated with your guests. No alcohol will be provided to working guests.
We can help you plan your wedding so it is precisely how you want it to be. On your day a dedicated coordinator will look after you for the entire time you are with us.
Guest list changes
Unfortunately we cannot accept changes to guest lists within 72 hours of your wedding.