Incredible Maleny Manor Experience

We must again send our most heartfelt thank you for making our wedding day so special. My bridesmaids have both commented since on how calm I was throughout the day (perhaps not what they expected!) and that was because I knew everything would be handled professionally by your team, and hence I had nothing to worry about but to enjoy the day. Our guests that we have spoken to since had such a wonderful time and this was so important to us, THANK YOU.

I am a bit sad that I won’t be dealing with you anymore and that is just a testament to how friendly and helpful your team is.

From initial dealings with Marlene and Peta, to Amy managing the details and the day, and the other wait and bar staff who were just delightful, it really shines through that you love your jobs.

Our favourite thing was having our whole wedding at one location, and what a stunning location it is!

To be able to have our ceremony, garden party and reception at one location, yet in different settings (pavilion, garden and manor) made for a very casual and enjoyable day for all. We also enjoyed being able to have photos close by while our guests enjoyed the garden party, so we were able to still be a part of it. The number of photographic locations within the property mean it’s easy to get gorgeous photographs and not stray too far from your guests, which we loved. Also, staying at the manor and having breakfast with our close family and friends the next morning was a wonderful way to come down from such a high…to still enjoy the gorgours surroundings and linger in the mountains a little bit before having to pack everything up and head home.

My advice to future Maleny Manor couples would be to use the suppliers recommended by Maleny Manor as they work together so well and communicate to each other about your needs for a seamless day. We were particularly thankful for the recommendation of Bo Peeps Babysitting Service to look after the 12 children we had at our wedding. They set up the loft with games and activities and looked after the children during dinner so the parents could enjoy their own dinner and speeches. It made the evening flow really well, with the kids rejoining us for dancing.

The whole Maleny Manor experience was incredible, and as mentioned above, you were so professional that I knew I didn’t need to worry about a thing. For me, the exceptional service was the things I did not expect, such as arriving back from our photos offsite to our bridal party waiting on the balcony of the bridal suite for us, and being able to go up the exterior stairs to greet them with a quick drink and freshen up privately before entering the reception. Also, coming back to our room at the end of the evening to rose petals and a jug of water & glasses (sounds trivial but made it much more relaxing) was a lovely surprise and finished the night in a sweet way.

Love, Alexandra & Jonathan

Mondo Floral Designs . Chesterton Smith Photography.  Love Bird Weddings . The Ballerina Bride . Evelyn Parsons Hair . Grahame Hobson . Entertainment Bill Scurry

Maleny Manor Superstar

Our favourite moment from the wedding day was probably the ceremony. It was such a magical experience, with the hinterland as the backdrop on one side and all our loved ones on the other we couldn’t have imagined it any better.

To all future Maleny Manor couples the best advice is to trust the Maleny Manor Team! There is a reason they have won so many awards. They are experts at what they do! The suppliers they recommend are all amazing as well as tried and tested so let them take the stress from you and do what they do best. It gives you the opportunity to really enjoy the planning and the lead up to the big day.

Marlene, you are amazing. On the day you made us all feel like we were part of the family there. You headed off problems before I even knew about them. You spent time running around and making sure everything was perfect, even adding additional foliage to our chair for photos, all these little things that I would have never even expected and you just did them.

Peta and Amy thank you for being fantastic and helping me out with all our pre wedding questions and queries. My inbox has been feeling a little quiet now that I don’t have emails coming in from you! Amy thank you for everything on the day. You made the night run seamlessly and I’m so glad I had you to help figure out our run sheet beforehand amongst everything else you did.

We will never be able to thank you all enough for everything that you did leading up to the big day and on the day itself!

Every single person who works as part of the Maleny Manor crew is a superstar!

I was serious Marlene when I said I would move in! We want everyone we know to get married there just so we can come back and enjoy it over and over again.

Sending all the love and good vibes you so truly deserve,

Tia and Nick Miles

Fly Wedding High

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fly wedding high in Maleny, above the love for your day with aerial views photography. Capture the essence of your new journey in life with the unsurpassed beauty that is Maleny Manor.

Maleny Manor is a secluded private estate offering stunning hinterland and ocean views, to Noosa and the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. 2 minutes drive to the rainforest and 5 minutes to the boutique village of Maleny. 30 minutes to the beach at Caloundra and the pristine Pumicestone Passage. 45 minutes to Noosa and Eumundi.

Voted Best Ceremony Venue In Australia 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Creating and delivering truly personal signature weddings in your private estate venue. Adding the love and that special feel where you know you can relax and enjoy your day with a genuine group of very experienced people caring for your every need.

Service you desire. Cuisine to create lasting memories. Scenery to inspire. True excellence.

Top Rated Australian Wedding Venue, an unprecedented 7 times Reception Centre Winner for Queensland.
Acknowledged as the premier wedding and reception venue by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy. Please check our ratings to see why we are voted #1 Ceremony Venue in Australia.[/vc_column_text]

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Tipi Festival

Come to a tipi festival on the edge of the Sunshine Coast!

A private space of seclusion in the hills,create a dream …your own Festivale.

Gypsy – Boho relaxed and Oh! so elegant styling for our tipi wedding at Maleny Manor!

Lovely warm and inviting feel for an autumns night with festoon lighting and fire pits outside and intimate lounging,bar and dancing inside. The creative team of Mondo Floral Design and Love Bird Weddings have done it again with specialised styling and creating elegant reclining spaces with a large does of wow! Tipi Luxe with the fabulous Tipi install you could imagine. Jarrad Bayliss was our host for the intimate ceremony on the plateau.

Ask about your own special Tipi Festival using all the special places of the private estate that is Maleny Manor

Intimate Outdoor Wedding

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Intimate Outdoor Wedding in the pavilion on the edge.

Would you like to enjoy and intimate outdoor wedding reception outdoors but with the luxury of being under cover? There is that special feeling about Maleny Manor, that relaxed country elegance that you cannot help but fall in love with. Located in the spectacular natural beauty of the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

As we only do weddings well our whole focus is on you and we only host one wedding a day…yours.

Take a dance though this intimate outdoor wedding and start dreaming of the touches you would add. Styled with care by Lovebird Weddings and the master of floral excellence Mondo Floral Design and captured perfectly by Calli B Photography. Acoustic Music is welcome in the grounds and you can have a full band inside near the bar and dance floor for when you really want to have fun.

Dreaming of your own little piece of magic?  Maleny Manor is Australia’s only Wedding Specialist Venue. Maleny Manor is recognised as Australias Number 1 Ceremony Venue in Australia for tha last 4 years in a row by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy.

Available Wednesdays & Thursdays all year. Available Sundays, January,February ,June and July negotiable any last calendar dates within 6 months booking time out from the wedding event except Saturdays. Apply for Fridays January,February ,June and July by request. PLACE A FULL REQUEST ONLINE on our home page

Chandelier with Lovebird Styling package highlights

Package duration 7 hours Award winning service add Pavilion and venue hire

Award winning Co-ordinator as your host and assistant in pre wedding plans ceremony Ceremony under the Wedding Tree. 60 Italian padded chairs on the lawn. Antique Registry table with two antique chairs. 2 Floral pedestals (change flower selection POA).

Use of Manor house estate for your photo shoot. reception Banquet style tables set in the Pavilion for your Reception. Tiffany Chairs or you can upgrade personally with stylist. Beige Linen Cloths.

White fine linen napkins.

2 Crystal Chandeliers.

12 Glass Taper Candles.

12 Glass Pillar Candles.

Use of the Manors antique silver knife for cake cutting ceremony.

Bonbonniere 2 x Gold/Silver foil chocolate hearts per guest.

You add your guests place cards to table. Dancing inside near bar area.

Floral design styling Specialising solely in wedding flowers Mondo Floral Designs offers each client personalised attention for their wedding day and provide exquisite wedding flowers designed individually for you. As Maleny Manor’s in-house floral designers your package flowers couldn’t be in better hands. Terrianne and her team are available to create your gorgeous wedding bouquets and bridal party designs. For a full description of Manor pavilion inclusions and to see photos of the different styles available go to our website and click on the florals radio button. The table arrangements are in the Swoon Standard Category but not including Bouquets. If you wish to have your bouquets and buttonholes supplied by Terrianne please discuss this with her when you meet and she will provide you with a separate quote. Floral designs included in this package are 2 Ceremony pedestals 6 table arrangements with 50 to 60 guests 4 table arrangements with 40 guests

Menu package ‘share fare’ in the pavilion Choice of (4) Appetisers for your deluxe garden party from or seasons menu.

Fresh warm table breads with virgin olive oil and dukkah or flat breads with Tzatziki and Tabouli with the lamb. share fare platters selections choose 1 Whole roasted Eye fillet and red wine jus with seasonal vegetables, warm olives and feta tuscan salad and hand cut chips with rosemary salt and aioli.

Pancetta wrapped spatchcock, roasted kipfler potatoes in duck fat with thyme and lemon, mixed leaf salad with baby cos, parmesan and garlic croutons.

Potato Gnocchi, butternut pumpkin, sage balsamic and hazelnut butter with a side salad of Rocket, shaved Pear, caramelised walnuts and blue cheese.

Twice Cooked Crispy braised Pork belly and Asian cashew coleslaw, roasted apples, citrus and ginger glaze.

Spice Rubbed Slow Roasted Lamb shoulder, flatbreads with Tzatziki and Tabouli, Chatz Potatoes with a Moroccan Chick Pea Salad with Olives, Bocconcini and roasted peppers.

Dessert Grazing dessert buffet with gourmet cheese board , Individual creme brûlées , Manor chocolate brownies and macaroon rainbows.

STARTERS UPGRADE at $25pp per choice. Tuscan Table mezzo platters – salami,sundried tomatoes,marinated green olives,pecorino cheese,pesto dip ,baked ricotta wedge,virgin oil and sliced crusty bread.

Oyster plates – fresh oysters and oyster mornay.

Thai seared scallops Japanese style tempura prawns and vegetables with tentsuyu sauce Hand rolled vegetable spring rolls, Thai Chicken Skewers with satay dipping sauce, Beef samosas with mango chutney.[/vc_column_text]

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Walk a day in her shoes

Walk a day in her shoes…..

Challenge accepted!

We all think after a few years we know all about it …but do we actually?

No sorry we don’t, so operation walk in her shoes began.

Step one organise the details with some great friends in the industry.

Step two get the right undies, shoes and attitude and go for it.

Step 3 try to act natural in front of the camera with the fab Talitha from Artography. Another great learning curve!

Elizabeth de Varga and Makeup by Kim McLeod came to the rescue with at least 15 gowns , jewels headpieces and the know how…thank goodness.

As our Brides often get ready onsite it was the best exercise we could have done to see how it feels, how long the process takes and how to manoeuvre in a gorgeous gown when you are not used to frocking up.

Where we out of our comfort zone YES, did we feel odd, then great ,then awkward …ummm yes we did in a beautiful, fun kind off way.

It made us reassess spacing, cueing of entrances to the ceremonies, patience when you move and the gown is not flowing…shoulders back flick and kick…smile and turn.

It gave us a better idea of the timing from upstairs to the ceremony pavilion and how to go about it. How long it takes for the girls to start to relax into the process of being a superstar for the day.

An appreciation of how much they may be out of their comfort zone hoping all the planning and choices come together on the day so you are the one in the white dress looking and feeling amazing.

So not only was it a great team building exercise and much cleaner than Tuff Mudder or Paintball the Kitchen staff suggested but it gave us some great tips.

  1. We all have bits that work and do not work for us choose a gown made for you and altered for you with love and care.
  2. Makeup can be a breeze when you have wedding professionals
  3. Getting ready onsite is enough without transporting to and fro to a venue.
  4. A relaxed environment is essential.
  5. You will need help with a long train or veil and we can advise the bridesmaids better on gown handling work place health and safety now for all involved. Yes some gowns are a work of walking art and have to be treated accordingly.
  6. A pre shoot for your engagement will make you more comfortable and cancel out the poses you think my work in which on reflection simply look odd.
  7. Staircase guide advice now comes from first hand experience.
  8.  Bouquet positioned bellybutton and out making a beautiful frame of your silhouette with your elbows.
  9. Have a spot for tissues or a hanky or a gown with pockets…very handy.
  10. Enjoy it and the process with all your heart and with some assistance from the venue and those that care about you have the time of your life.
  11. Walk a Day in her Shoes Elizabeth de Varga, Artography & Kim McLeod Makeup