We were on the hunt for a venue, we'd been driving forever, it was hot, we were bothrered, noticed the sign to the pub and decided we'd earned a nice cold drink.
As soon as we rocked up we saw the wedding venue potential. It's an old pub built in 1898, with lots of character, nestled in the Perth Hills.
It's sort of on the side of a hill, and has quite a few different outdoor setions. There is the shady beer garden to the side, with picnic style benches under the patio and a nice grassy area. There is the large grassy ampitheatre with the pool, which is where they host outdoor concerts in summer.. there is the balcony 'treetop resturant', which overlooks the pool area and is very quaint with polished floorboards and nice windows.. and there is the 'ballroom' which is sort of the inside part of the resturant and has beautiful stained glass and has lots of character.
We were having a good old sticky beak when we bumped into an ex boyfriend of mine, which was really random and resulted in me stammering an awkward hello and turning a deep shade of crimson while trying to act cool (dont know why I so flustered because it wasn't a serious relationship.. I was just caught off guard) And then as soon he went away The Mister was straight onto me "was that an old boyfriend?" and for some reason I said No. Then half way through the beer I confessed, as I figure if you correct a lie withing 10 minutes of telling it, it isnt really a lie...
But other than that we got pretty good vibes off the place
YOu can hire out any of those areas for your wedding ($2k for the concert area, $450 for the treetop balcony area or ballroom) and they seem to have flexible food options (bbq for $38/head!, or sit down from $40/head!) and it is really pretty.
Of course I forgot my camera but here a few pics from their website Mundaring Weir Hotel
There would be quite a few different options and overall its a really attractive place, with lots of character and it ticks quite a few of our boxes.
It is in the Hills, its secluded, its pretty close to the city, they allow bbq catering, they allow live music...
However there is one thing Im not loving.
Palm Trees. I strongly dislike palm trees. (For Australian gardens anyway) But Palm trees are abundant at Mundaring Weir Hotel. This is possibly something I could get over but I noticed them straight away and in my opinion they ruin an otherwise beautiful native backdrop. They just look so out of place. boo.