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A beautiful country wedding at Ravensbourne Mountain Retreat
A beautiful country wedding at Ravensbourne Mountain Retreat – Photo by Poppy & Finch Photography & Film

Planning a wedding can be a stressful time. Nowadays there are seemingly endless possibilities for locations, décor and themes, so it can be hard to decide what you want. If you find yourself in a tizzy, take a step back and remember that your wedding day is about you and your partner and at the end of the day, most couples want the same thing – a beautiful day that they will cherish forever. So, to help you plan your big day, here are 5 reasons to consider a country wedding.

Perfect setting for rustic styling

Rustic wedding styling is a trend that stands the test of time. The style highlights the simplicity of country life and centres on rustic elements such as timber, greenery and native inspired bouquets and flowers. Rustic weddings are most effective when held in country locations and perfect for those wanting an outdoor wedding beneath a marquee or tree.

Save on décor and styling

Rustic country weddings can also save you a lot of money on décor and styling. If you choose a location that is naturally beautiful, you can capitalise on the view or surrounding foliage and keep decorating at a minimum. Throw up a few fairy lights in the trees or marquee, add minimal table decorations and a rustic wedding arch and you’re good to go!

More intimate

Up in the hills or rural plains, things instantly feel more private, making the country the perfect place for a more intimate wedding. To add to the intimacy, keep guest numbers on the small to medium size. Of course, what constitutes a small wedding differs from couple to couple. But whether its 10 people or 100, a wedding in the country will ensure that your wedding is more peaceful and intimate.

Enjoy a night under the stars

What’s more romantic than a rolling night sky littered with twinkling stars? Once you’re away from the hustle and bustle of the city (and it’s endless light pollution) the night sky is fully visible and truly spectacular. So, if you’re planning an afternoon ceremony and an evening reception, a country wedding can provide the perfect starry backdrop.

Give your guests an excuse for a getaway

Everyone loves an excuse to take long weekend or book a getaway. By having your wedding in the country, your guests might have to drive a bit further, but they’ll love the opportunity to get away from the city. If you book your wedding on a weekend (or a Friday), encourage guests to make a long weekend of it. If you book your wedding on a weekday, suggest that they use the wedding as an excuse for a little getaway. Everybody wins!

Book a country wedding at Ravensbourne Escape

If you have your heart set on a country wedding, then enquire about our wedding packages at Ravensbourne Escape. In partnership with our on-site restaurant and function centre, The Woods, we offer a range of locations for your reception and or ceremony, including, our restaurant and surrounding deck with amazing views of Ravensbourne National Park, or a large marquee set on our manicured lawns bordered by lush gardens.

Better yet, our on-site luxury housing means there’s ample accommodation for your guests. That means there’s no need for anyone to drive home and you can continue to celebrate over breakfast the next morning. For the special couple, we have three beautiful bridal studios (Serenity, Tranquility and Tree Tops) all with breathtaking views and outdoor spas, so you can create the perfect romantic setting.

So, whether you’re based in Toowoomba, Brisbane, the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, our country location makes the perfect wedding venue.

  1. Karen Gray says:

    I am looking for a venue for my daughters wedding. Can you please send me information on all aspects eg. Ceremony options, reception choices, meal and drinks prices, accommodation for most attendees, Sunday morning breakfast, operating hours and pricing for all the above…so clearly as much information that you can give me please. Regards Karen

  2. Ella Peterson says:

    Rustic wedding is so popular wedding theme nowadays, especially among couples who want a cool, relaxed vibe on their wedding day. This is one of the themes that really lends itself to DIY elements so you can personalize it as much as you want. So this is a great idea.

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