One of the best things about a wedding expo is meeting some of the other vendors, so when everyone rushes off to the fashion parade, we tend to wander about talk to each other. On wedding days it can be a little stressful to really talk to other people who are working, and the expo is the same sort of thing.
So last week celebrant and all round nice lady Barb Youd and I jumped in the car and headed out to the newly refurbished Quamby Estate. Quamby is an old homestead about 25 minutes west of Launceston on the old Bass Highway. The weather wasn’t very fantastic, but this place looks amazing in all kinds of weather and times of the year. All the trees look brilliant in summer with the breeze blowing through them.
It was quite popular for weddings a few years ago but with change of ownership they stopped for a while. Another change of hands and there is a refreshed new venue for weddings parties or just very nice place to stay.
From a wedding point of view there are so many options for getting ready, the ceremony and also the reception. Fantastic for a couple who want to keep everything in the one place. It’s probably been about 6 years since I shot a wedding there (would show you the photos but I’d have to get a scan of the negatives!) and it still has the same charm and beautiful view.
This visit was the first time I had been inside the main house, and I was very impressed. If you are looking for a place with luxury and style this is it. I was reminded of the Henry Jones Art Hotel and also Islington.
I think the best spots for ceremonies would be out the front on the lawn with a grand entrance from the house, or even just to the front of the reception room in amongst the huge old trees. Another brilliant thing is that there is a wet weather option too, the gazebo like part of the reception area will be well as a back up.
If you are interested in checking out Quamby for anything, give Nicole an email or call on 03 63922211.
All the art through the building is Tasmanian artists.