The glorious Blue Mountains encompass more than one million hectares of world heritage listed landscape, and are home to fabulous historic buildings, spectacular scenery and some truly stunning wedding and reception venues. Located just ninety minutes’ drive west of Sydney, you’ll also find a full range of professional wedding service providers, sensational photographic locations, and delightfully romantic honeymoon options.
If you’re adventurous, you will allow the mountain seasons to influence the theme and colours of your wedding. Spring’s green buds bursting with life, the wide expanses of blue summer skies, an autumn mosaic of golds, reds and rich earthy tones, and the white frosting of a winter wonderland – each season brings a distinctive palette of colours with which you can create your own unique wedding day style.
Chapels and churches are scattered throughout the region, or you may prefer a bush wedding at the local heritage centre. Alternatively, head to Jenolan Caves and exchange vows in the spectacular 52-metre high Cathedral Cave, or under famous Carlotta Arch, or for a smaller wedding, in the stunning Temple of Baal cave.
Award-winning local photographers, videographers, florists and caterers provide a consummately professional service, and you can leave your wedding day hair and make-up in the skilful hands of expert stylists and beauticians trained in the highly specialised area of wedding and photographic make-up. The Blue Mountains is also home to some of the most elegant and up-market resorts in Australia, as well as a number of delightful day spas that offer a comprehensive range of beauty treatments.
On your wedding day, travel in style in a classic car or if you’d prefer to indulge in some old world charm and romance, what could be more perfect than a horse drawn carriage complete with a driver in top hat and tails? Your choices include the elegant Brougham carriage, the Cobb & Co style carriage, the Phaeton carriage with its brass lanterns and plush upholstery, or a Clydesdale drawn wagon.
And for your reception there are a number of options, ranging from sumptuously decorated hotels that exude the art deco charm of an era long gone, to tastefully restored homesteads set in acres of glorious gardens. The hardest part will be choosing!
And your guests will also have some difficult decisions to make. Will they walk through world heritage listed bush, sip coffee at one of the many cosy cafes, abseil in the Wollemi National Park, or ride a horse through the Megalong Valley? Or perhaps they’ll enjoy a trip on the Zig Zag Railway, the vintage steam train that runs from Bell to Lithgow, or glide effortlessly along on Katoomba’s Scenic Skywalk, a glass-bottomed carriage that offers passengers spectacular views of the valley.
And for guests who are happy to forgo outdoor adventuring, they’ll be delighted to know that the region supports a thriving arts community. A diverse collection of galleries feature the work of local artists, potters, photographers, sculptors, wood turners and furniture makers. If your invitation list includes retail therapy devotees, they’ll be happy to browse innovative home wares, furnishings and antiques, designer shoes, handcrafted jewellery, and gourmet foods.
With spectacular views, fabulous venues, and leading wedding services, your mountain wedding will be a delightful affair long remembered by you and your guests.
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