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Venue Spotlight: In The Grove

Ian and Sandy Hatton, owners of spectacular garden wedding venue, In The Grove, love seeing the joy of all their couples and guests when all the details come together on the wedding day. The exclusive Bundaberg property takes all of the guess-work out of planning and coordinating a wedding, with their service managing everything for the couple so that they can sit back and enjoy their special day. Whether the couple are locals or seeking a destination wedding, Ian and Sandy arrange styling, catering, entertainment, setup and pack-down, staffing and any vendors that the couple would like. It’s easy to see why the venue is loved by so many!

Welcome to The Busy Bride community

In The Grove

Venue Profile

Owners Ian and Sandy Hatton
Location Bundaberg, QLD
Style of venue Gardens
Facebook @inthegrove
Instagram @inthegroveqld
Pinterest @inthegroveqld
Rating on Google 4.9 stars
Rating on Facebook 4.9 stars
Services Ceremony and Reception. On-site wedding coordinator.
Number of guests 40 to 150 (depending on table style)
Average cost $150 - $200 per person
Level of privacy Exclusive - no outside access allowed
Elopements/ micro-weddings Yes, Monday to Thursday
Timing Flexible timing
Venue inspections Online or at the venue - by appointment only.
Accessibility Most parts of the venue are easily accessible

Getting to know In The Grove

Enchanting, Delightful, Captivating

What makes the venue unique?

The 5-acre property has an abundance of tall towering trees, such as European pine trees that cast shade over the tropical gardens, making it a cool, green location for weddings. Plus, we are a one-stop venue catering to the out-of-town or busy couples who don’t have time to organise all that is needed to make the day a truly memorable event. We are also a BYO venue so couples can save huge amounts on their drink costs.

Key Features:

Venue highlights:

  • Ample on-site parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Rehearsal opportunity
  • Wet-weather option
  • BYO drinks available

Included in the wedding package:

  • Bar / beverage service
  • Catering
  • Styling and equipment hire
  • Bridal suite for pre-wedding preparation

Available at an additional cost:

  • AV equipment
  • Entertainment
  • Floristry
  • Transportation
  • Celebrant/ Minister

Wedding Planning Advice

from venue owners, Ian and Sandy

What advice can you give couples when it comes to researching and choosing a wedding venue?

  • Ask the venue owner/ manager a range of questions such as what time the venue closes, if guests can leave their cars overnight and whether the venue has highchairs for children
  • Ask yourself three questions: 1) Is the venue of a standard where we would like to have our wedding? 2) Does the price meet our budget, and 3) Can we work with the event co-ordinator to bring our vision to life? If you can give three ticks, then you are well on your way to finding your perfect venue.

What can the couple do to help you make their wedding day run as smoothly as possible?

Communicate with your venue to ensure that everything you want is planned and organised. That way, there are no hidden surprises on the day.

Ian and Sandy’s lush tropical wedding venue, set amongst private gardens, is sure to make your special day even more amazing! Thank you for joining The Busy Bride, In The Grove. Check them out at Pinterest here

If you have any questions about In The Grove, please reach out at the details provided or drop us a line in the comments below.

With warm wedding regards,

Kimberley xx
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