Award-winning Hinterland wedding venue, Ecostudio Fellini, experienced a 50% increase in bookings during the 2017 financial year, with a rise in mid-week wedding bookings from couples looking to create their dream day.
The mid-week wedding trend is being embraced by an increasing number of couples due to the availability of the best wedding suppliers and venues on days such as Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as opposed to the weekend.
With many guests travelling from interstate, the mid-week wedding also has added benefits for bridal parties, as family and friends are presented with the ideal opportunity to take a mini-break from work.
Ecostudio Fellini’s rustically elegant estate, with picturesque gardens, tranquil lily pond and romantic hideaways has proven popular among couples looking for a high standard of venue that ticks multiple boxes, offering ceremony, reception, accommodation facilities and catering by Ristorante Fellini, Queensland’s best Italian restaurant.
Ecostudio Fellini co-owner Carlo Percuoco said the mid-week wedding trend is having a noted impact on the multi-award winning venue that was recently voted number one wedding venue restaurant by the Bride’s Choice Awards in 2016, as well as being a finalist for best reception and best ceremony venue in the 2017 Australian Bridal Industry Academy’s Queensland awards.
“The mid-week wedding is a great way for couples to bypass high weekend demand to secure the crème de la crème of wedding services without the hassle of competing with other couples. We have definitely noticed the rise in popularity of weekday weddings here at Ecostudio Fellini, with mid-week weddings increasing our overall bookings by 50% this last financial year."
- Carlo Percuoco (Ecostudio Fellini Co-owner)
Bookings on Thursdays and Fridays have proven especially popular, as they provide the perfect excuse for guests to take a long weekend off work to celebrate with their friends and loved ones.
"With Saturday and Sunday weddings often booked out well in advance, it is great to see couples open their minds to the possibility of a mid-week wedding and the advantages it can give them. We love being a part of any wedding, and when a couple has the freedom to create their dream day down to the finest detail it always makes for an extra special and joyous occasion.” – Carlo Percuoco
Ecostudio Fellini has everything you need to create your dream wedding day, including an open-air chapel and entertainment deck that can be styled to cater for receptions from intimate parties of 30 to seated dining of up to 200 guests and cocktails receptions up to 500 guests.
With five comfortable onsite lodges, Ecostudio Fellini provides the perfect place for the wedding party to prepare for the day and unwind after the party, with each lodge featuring self-contained kitchens, private bathrooms with separate spas and access to the tropical gardens and lily pond.
The specialist management team can take care of every wedding detail from preparation to implementation, offering a tailored service to ensure all you need to do is soak-up the excitement of your big day.
As part of the group of companies operating the award-winning Ristorante Fellini at Marina Mirage, Ecostudio Fellini has a team of leading chefs providing an extensive gourmet menu, catering to everything from stand-up cocktail functions to three course dinners.
Ecostudio Fellini is set on five acres at the base of the heritage listed Springbrook National Park, on the corner of Springbrook and Boomerang Road, Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast. For more information visit www.ecostudiofellini.com.au or phone 07 5528 2558.