Frequently Asked Questions About Bramleigh Estate Weddings
Recently engaged? Congratulations! Now that you’re starting to plan your big day, browse through our list of FAQs to find out more about how Bramleigh Estate can host your dream wedding.
How many guests can you seat?
Bramleigh Estate is a larger wedding venue and we require a minimum of 100 adult guests. We can cater for up to 320 seated guests.
If my guest numbers are below the minimum can I still book that date?
Yes, absolutely. If your guest numbers are below the minimum adult guest requirement, you are able to make up the difference with food and beverage upgrades.
Friday during peak season = minimum 150 adults x $215 pp = $32,250
If you only have 120 adults x $215 pp = $25,800.
This leaves you $6,450 to spend on upgrades to meet your minimum spend.
How far in advance is your calendar booked?
Saturdays and dates around public holidays are always the most popular so we suggest booking at least 18 months in advance. For other days of the week, we suggest booking 12 months ahead.
What is your booking process?
Your first point of contact is usually booking an inspection with one of our wedding specialists to see the venue and discuss our wedding package.
From here you are able to place a tentative hold on a desired date and will be emailed a Tentative Proposal showing the date that is on hold. A tentative hold will last for five days and is obligation free.
Within this five-day period, if you wish to proceed, just let us know and we will email you a Booking Contract.
You have two days to sign the contract and pay your deposit to secure your wedding date.
To proceed with a booking what deposit do you require?
A deposit is 20% of your estimated wedding total or $4000, whichever value is greater.
Do you allow external caterers?
Yes we do as part of our Venue Hire package. External catering services must comply with and provide certification for all relevant laws and regulations relating to the preparation and handling of food and must also provide their own staff for serving food, clearing tables and washing glassware.
Please contact our friendly team to discuss our Venue Hire package and recommended external caterers.
Can I have a wedding ceremony at your venue without a reception?
We offer ceremony and reception packages or reception only. As our venue is booked exclusively for one wedding a day, we do not allow ceremony only options.
Do you offer indoor and outdoor ceremony options?
We sure do! Our expansive decking area is used for outdoor wedding ceremonies when we have beautiful weather. We also have a large foyer area with a stunning original stone fireplace which can be used as an indoor ceremony location.
Do you have wheelchair accessible facilities?
Absolutely. We have two accessible car spaces near our decking area and a ramp which takes you onto the deck and into the venue. We have a fully accessible bathroom in the VIP suite and ambulant cubicles in both male and female bathrooms.
If we book our wedding at Bramleigh Estate when do we get to chat to our Wedding Coordinator?
Once you’ve booked your wedding you are introduced to your Wedding Coordinator and will be sent a copy of our Wedding Planning Guide to help you begin planning your day.
Your Coordinator will touch base a few times within the 12 months prior to your wedding. Then around three months before your big day they will reach out to arrange a Final Details meeting where you will decide on your menu, décor, running schedule and draft floorplan.
In the lead up to your wedding day you will be in touch quite often to discuss final numbers, guest seating and other important details for your day.
Who will look after us on our wedding day?
On the day of your wedding your Coordinator will be there to greet you, however your main point of contact on the day will be your VIP host. They will have been briefed with your wedding details and will look after you and your wedding party for the whole day from the moment you arrive until you leave at the end of the night.
There is also an Operations Manager or Supervisor to oversee your wedding. They will be in charge of coordinating staff, MC and entertainment as well as liaising with any other suppliers and the kitchen team to ensure the night runs smoothly and to your schedule.
How far in advance do we need to provide final guest numbers?
Final guest numbers and any dietary requirements are due three weeks prior to your wedding. Your wedding coordinator will email you a guestlist spreadsheet and sample floorplan after your Final Details meeting to assist with managing your guestlist and RSVPs.
What time can our reception go until?
We are licensed until midnight Monday through to Saturday. Sunday events must finish by 11.30pm.
Do you hold menu tastings?
Yes, we certainly do! Couples are invited to a complimentary Wedding Experience Dinner three to six months prior to your wedding.
Upon arrival you will enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapes, followed by a sit down three-course dinner featuring a selection of our most popular dishes.
The aim of the evening is to give couples an idea of the quality, portion size and presentation of our Hamptons menu.
Do you have on-site accommodation?
Unfortunately we don’t offer on-site accommodation. There are a number of quality accommodation options nearby – please get in contact with our office so we can make some recommendations.
Do you allow pets onsite as part of a wedding ceremony?
Yes absolutely! We allow for furry friends to be a part of your wedding ceremony and photo time.
Can you help us by recommending wedding suppliers?
Yes, we send all our couples a comprehensive Wedding Planning Guide when they book with us. The guide includes a wealth of information such as the wedding planning process, recommended timings and our recommended supplier list.