Friday, September 19, 2014

Ceremony, Reception, Times and Location

Alfred Nicolas Gardens- Ceremony: 2:45pm
Ferny Creek Reserve- Reception/ Drinks/ Finger Foods: 4:30
Buffet Dinner: 6pm
Cake: 7pm
Circus Entertainment (not to be missed!!)
Show 1 : 7:30pm
Show 2:  8:30pm
Merriment: till late

-Is being held up in the Dandenong Ranges surrounded by forest of the
national park.
-Begins at 2:45pm  (check your invite for the date) on the island in front of the waterfall at the Lake at Alfred Nicholas Memorial Botanical Gardens on Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke.

Just drive up Burwood Hwy towards Belgrave, then after you go through Upper Ferntree Gully, veer left onto Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, then after Ferny creek you will see the turnoff on your right. Travel about 1 km down this road (past the ferny creek reserve, where our tipi is set up) and you will arrive at the Gardens :) Or simply type in Alfred Nicholas Gardens in Google Maps :)

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Once you Enter the gardens, have a look at the map on your right at the gateway to locate the lake, Look out for the signs and arrows along the way. Walk down the path veering towards the Empty 1920's Art Deco mansion that you'll see on your left and then you will see a sign on your right pointing towards the Lake down the hill. Walk down hilly pathway through lots of trees and Hydrangea filled gardens, past the gazebo and sculptures on the right, and keep going.  Eventually you'll end up on the intersecting path, which you'll cross, go past the toilets on the right of the lake and go down the stairs into the Lake section.

-It is a 10 minute walk from the entrance gate so please allow time to get there!
-It is a bit of a hike downhill to the lake and back up so please wear appropriate shoes, bring spare flats or save the heels for the reception :)
-Look for the signs to guide your way and listen for the sound of a waterfall and hang drummer at the site to help find your way.
-Keep in mind there is often no phone reception at the site.

More into about the gardens:

After the ceremony we'll be getting photos taken with the bridal party in the gardens, feel free to have a little wander on your way back, and we'll see you at the reception down the road.



-Is being held in a Scandinavian tipi marquee with tatami matted floors and a fire place.
- Just 5 mins down the road from the gardens, back towards Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, at the Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve, in a clearing near the tennis courts.
-Look out for the love heart sign, the tipi and the sound of the hang drummer.
-There are 2 different bathroom facilities right nearby, a small toilet block towards the entrance gate and inside the nearby Ferny Creek Reserve Recreation Hall we have hired also as it's on the same land.
-There are also fridges inside the community centre if you have brought extra drinks you want to cool.

 2 shows- Contortionist and hula hoop circus acts by one of the most highly respected contortionists in Australia: Jacinta Rohan

1 comment:

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