18 Feb

Married at the Wollongong Botanic Gardens

Lauren and Rob met almost 5 years ago. They met whilst Lauren was picking up some girlfriends who needed a lift home from a pub in Wollongong. Lauren wasn’t planning to go out that night, but with a little persistent pressure applied by her girlfriends she was coached inside for a quick dance before heading off home.

Wollongong Botanic Gardens Weddings

It was that night she met Rob. After a quick introduction they sat on the sidelines of the dance floor and talked for hours. The conversation was on fire, there were no weird silences, they were totally mesmerized in each others company. They shared their first kiss that night, just before the doors on the pub were about to close at 3am.

Rustic Arbour on the Lawn Wollongong Botanic Gardens

Five years later Lauren and Rob were to be married on the lawns at the Wollongong Botanic Gardens, located in Murphys Avenue, Keiraville. Depending on the time of year, there are 8 wedding locations to choose from including the rose garden, the temple garden, middle creek, the gazebo or on the lawn. The fee to hire one of these locations varies depending on the time of year but is generally in the order of $525 / hour for up to 150 guests. There is ample parking available for guests in Murphy’s Avenue. The site can be impacted by rain and wind and it is best to check with the gardens a few days out to make sure all of your bases are covered. Follow this link to download the Wollongong Botanic Gardens Ceremony Booking Form

Yallah Wool Shed Functions Area

Their reception was held at the Woolshed, Yallah NSW. The function area was styled in vintage bohemian and assembled by owl and pussy cat events.

“We were absolutely amazed at the Yallah Woolshed for our reception. Hannah the coordinator helped us every step of the way. She was always there if We had any questions or needed advice”

Lauren also made a point of how good the food was.

“The food was to die for. It was so fresh and full of flavour. You definitely get your money’s worth when it came to the food. There was plenty of it”

Rusty Kombi Hire Weddings
Bride and Groom in our Kombi Bus

Our Service. A thank you email from the bride.
I was so excited when I saw Rusty out the front with my pink ribbon on the front! Rusty is such a beautiful car. The inside was so clean and immaculate. And Scott the driver was such a gentleman and down to earth. Chris was so easy to deal with, all my emails were answered very quickly and if I needed anything (ie: my pink ribbon) it was done! 


Ceremony venue: Wollongong Botanic Gardens

Reception venue: The Yallah Woolshed

Wedding dress: goddess by nature (supplier is savvy brides in double bay)

Bridesmaid dresses: cheboom bridal 

Grooms and groomsmen: Tramps the store Wollongong CBD

Guests: 100

Photographer: pure breeze pixels

Florals and design: owl and pussycat events

Rusty Kombi Woodgrain Interior and Recovered Seats
Bridal Party Dressed by Tramps the Store Wollongong
Bride and Groom in Kombi with the safari windows up