GARDEN WEDDING VENUE OUTDOOR WEDDINGS SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
"We do not have preferred vendors, so will work with whoever the couple choose to help them make their dream Wedding a reality." Kathy - The Secret Garden

This serene piece of paradise set in Wildes Meadows, Southern Highlands NSW offers it's guests the perfect garden Wedding venue. Dine under the stars or marquee, you'll enjoy the flexibility of a blank canvas venue and the privacy of your own country sanctuary of 5 acres. Kathy shares her story about how hew beloved gardens transformed into this magical Wedding venue.

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w and when did THE SECRET GARDEN come to be? As a Wedding venue, we have been operating for just over 12 months - but the garden itself was started 25 years ago. As a horticulturalist, I had always dreamed of developing and looking after a large garden. So, when the opportunity came to purchase our block, which was a just a paddock with a house on it, I knew I had found the blank canvas I needed to create the garden I had always wanted. ​

➳ Tell us about what THE SECRET GARDEN can offer a couple for their Wedding day? The biggest thing The Secret Garden can offer couples is the chance to put together a Wedding ceremony and or reception that is unique to them. We do not have preferred vendors, so will work with whoever the couple choose to help them make their dream Wedding a reality. We are also happy for couples to DIY any part, or all of, their big day. What results is a Wedding that is completely bespoke and reflects exactly how the couple want to celebrate their marriage.
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➳ Did you always know that you wanted to manage a Wedding + function venue? No not at all! I had always loved to organise large family functions, but it was only after a family Wedding, where several guests came up to me and said this would make the perfect place for Weddings, that got me thinking about turning the garden into a Wedding venue. Before that, I had just created the garden because that is what I love to do. I have had many years of experience, being both self-employed and working for organisations, in coordination/project management roles, so there was not much of a mind shift to start managing a wedding venue.

➳ Do you have any stories that you would like to share from your experiences? Probably one of the best moments was when a bride rang me in tears, having had her ceremony venue cancel just two months out from her wedding, asking if we had their date available. I said yes and the following day her and her partner came to look at the garden and were such so happy with what they saw that they booked and paid on the spot. Later they said that they were happy their previous venue had cancelled because The Secret Garden was exactly what they had wanted all along. It was amazing to be able to get them out of a serious bind and help them create a truly special wedding day.

➳ What advice would you offer to Nearly Weds who are just starting out on their search for the perfect venue? Look at a variety of venues and go with your gut feeling. You will know when you come across the venue that is going to provide everything you want your big day to be.

➳ Tell us about the best part about what you do: It is such a great industry to be in. I enjoy meeting and working with people in love, it is such a special time in their lives and it is such a privilege to be a part of that.

GARDEN WEDDING VENUE OUTDOOR WEDDINGS SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
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GARDEN WEDDING VENUE OUTDOOR WEDDINGS SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
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