FAQ & WEDDING PLANNING KIT
Wedding Ceremonies FAQ
Q: HOW LONG IS THE CHAPEL RED CARPET; AND THE CHAPEL ENTRANCE TO ALTER?
The length from the chapel front entrance to the alter is 15.2m.
Q: CAN I HAVE A CEREMONY ONLY AT COOLIBAH DOWNS PRIVATE ESTATE
Q: I WOULD LIKE AN OUTDOOR CEREMONY HOWEVER WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Q: CAN I HAVE A REHEARSAL?
Q: IF I AM HAVING MY CEREMONY & RECEPTION ONSITE WHEN DO I TELL MY GUESTS TO ARRIVE?
Q: WHAT MUSIC OPTIONS DO I HAVE FOR THE CHAPEL?
A member of the CDPE team can operate our sound system for you for a small fee. Alternatively you can nominate a friend.
Q: ARE THERE SPEAKERS IN THE GARDEN FOR MUSIC DURING THE CEREMONY?
Wedding Collection FAQ
Q: CAN I HAVE A DISCOUNT?
Coolibah Downs Private Estate is a boutique retreat in a unique location surrounded by lush gardens and rainforest. The estate has huge overheads and operational restrictions, priding ourselves on attention to detail and exceptional service. Please note however at certain times of the week and year, special offers are available, please see listing under special offers.
Q: DO YOU CATER FOR SMALL WEDDING RECEPTIONS?
Q: I DON’T WANT ALL IN THE INCLUSIONS OF A PACKAGE?
Q: HOW MUCH OF A DEPOSIT DO I NEED TO PAY?
Q: WHEN DO I NEED TO ADVISE FINAL NUMBERS & PAYMENT?
Q: WHEN DOES THE VENUE HIRE START AND END?
Q: CAN CHILDREN ATTEND AND WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR KIDS AND TEENAGERS?
Q: WHAT IS THE CHARGE TO PROVIDE MEALS FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS?
Q: WHEN DOES THE BAR CLOSE?
Q: DO YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL POLICY?
Q: DO YOU HAVE DISABLED ACCESS?
Catering & Beverages
Wedding Collection Catering FAQ
Q: CAN I HAVE A MENU TASTING?
Q: IS THERE A CHARGE TO CUT THE WEDDING CAKE?
Q: CAN I BRING MY OWN CATERERS?
Q: DO YOU CATER FOR SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?
To achieve this, our chefs will either modify your chosen menu to suit or individually prepare menu alternatives. There is no additional cost for this service.
Q: CAN I BYO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES?
Planning & Coordination
Coolibah Downs Private Esate Planning Teams FAQ
Q: DO I NEED TO MEET WITH YOU PRIOR TO MY WEDDING?
Then approx. 2 months prior to your wedding date: We will arrange a final onsite appointment to go over the checklist and familiarize again with the property along with our style of operation.
Q: WHAT SUPPORT DO I GET ON MY WEDDING DAY?
The wedding planning team at Coolibah Downs Private Estate provides a pre-planning service prior to and on the day of your wedding to ensure the smooth running of the entire day. This includes coordinating of vendors, setting up your reception, setup and coordination of ceremony (if applicable), drinks and food timing.
Q: DO I NEED A MASTER OF CEREMONIES (MC) DURING THE WEDDING?
Decoration & Entertainment
Decoration & Entertainment FAQ
Q: I AM SUPPLYING MY OWN MUSIC FOR THE RECEPTION WHAT DO I NEED?
Q: SIT DOWN WEDDINGS DO I NEED TO SUPPLY MY OWN NAME CARDS AND MENUS?
Q: DO YOU SUPPLY A WISHING WELL?
Q: DO WE HAVE TO PACK UP AT THE END OF THE NIGHT?
Q: CAN I BRING MY OWN DECORATIONS?
Our wedding planning team will meet with you before your wedding to co-ordinate your decorations, so that on the day of your wedding you can relax while we set everything* up for you.
* We are able to set up all the decorations for the majority of weddings; however if you have more decorations to set than our team can achieve on the day, we will provide a quote to offer further assistance
Q: DO YOU PROVIDE A CAKE KNIFE?
Q: WHAT TIME CAN OUR DECORATOR OR BAND ACCESS THE VENUE TO SET UP OUR WEDDING RECEPTION?
Boutique Accommodation FAQ
Q: CAN I GET READY ON SITE AT COOLIBAH DOWNS PRIVATE ESTATE?
While you get ready, our wedding planning team will set up everything for your reception and ceremony – so you can relax with confidence.