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There is no denying that the decorations you choose for your wedding reception tables at your venue will help to set the right mood and ambience for your Sydney wedding.
The table centrepiece is a chance for you to add a touch of your own personal style, and is one of the most important considerations for dressing the venue. The Waterfront Function Centre has dedicated functions team to advise you on all aspects of your wedding reception including table decor. Our Sydney wedding venue is based in San Souci, our St Kilda room is pictured below with complete with some beautiful table décor.
Complement your venue
The secret to a wonderfully-dressed wedding table is variation. Look to mix the size, texture, shape and colour of your decorations. Consider your venue in great detail – are you having a waterfront wedding? If so, get creative and work your theme into your table styling by incorporating smooth pebbles, anchor confetti, or beach flowers.
While traditional table dressings tend to focus on floral arrangements, there are many different styles of centrepieces you can choose from to reflect your personality and style of wedding. If you are having your wedding at a stunning venue, then candle centrepieces can often act as the perfect complement. These centrepieces smell every bit as delicious as their flower counterparts, but can be more dramatic, stylish and intimate. Floating candles will work perfectly for outdoor venues or waterfront function centres.
Wedding table giveaways
Your guests will be in for a treat if you choose to decorate your table with lovely take-away gifts for them. Try large photo frames, old-fashioned lolly boxes, scented candles, miniature glass Bell Jars housing pretty frosted-cupcakes or small potted flowers.
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If you’re looking for a spectacular setting to celebrate your wedding why not think about the Waterfront Function Centre we produce the best wedding receptions in Sydney. Find out more by visiting out website or by calling us on (02) 8999 8502. Feel free to drop by and have a look at our beautiful facilities overlooking Kogarah Bay in San Souci.
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Deciding whether or not to include babies and children in your wedding day celebration can be a difficult decision. As adorable as they may be, little ones can become rowdy, noisy, and somewhat unpredictable when there is nothing for them to do. This video explores some top tips for keeping your littlest guests occupied and out of trouble at your wedding.
Hire a professional
Hiring a professional to entertain all the children at your wedding will be a weight off your mind, and the mind of the parents, leaving everyone free to enjoy themselves. Our expert wedding venue functions staff at the Waterfront function Centre can also offer advice and guidance.
If the idea of hiring in help doesn’t appeal, then you can always prepare entertainment ideas for the kids by yourself. Get some colouring in pens and paper, Play-Doh, or board games for the older kids and put them as table centrepieces. Maybe host a treasure hunt at your venue, so that the kids are busy keeping out of your hair – for a half hour at least!
Speak with the parents – tell them about all the preparation you’ve done in advance. You will get bonus points for being so considerate, and it’s more likely they’ll feel more comfortable about bringing the kids. Most importantly, ask for their contribution and ideas for any games, activities and toys that their child particularly enjoys.
Pick The Right Wedding Venue
Our waterfront wedding receptions venue in Sydney caters for all, our dedicated function team can help with all your planning needs. Based in San Souci we specialise in making wedding dreams a reality, and this is why we are one of the best wedding reception venues in Sydney. So visit the Waterfront Function Centre website or call (02) 8999 8502 for bookings and information.
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You have the dress, the wedding receptions in is booked, venue in Sydney perfect, the RSVPs are in, the catering has been taken care of, and now you face the last of the major wedding planning decisions – should you hire a DJ or a live band for your big day?
The benefits of hiring a DJ:
A DJ can act as both your wedding day MC as well as your jukebox. This convenient multi-purpose service can help to take some of the pressure off your wedding day logistics.
You know what to expect with a DJ - Michael Jackson’s ‘Billy Jean’ will always sound like it should.
-Variety and range
Your DJ’s music library will have a deep repertoire that a live band can rarely match. A DJ will be able to alternate between swing, pop, dance, and good old fashioned rock ’n’ roll.
A live band can lose momentum halfway through a night, but the kaleidoscope of tracks available through a DJ means that the music can easily change to reflect the mood of the guests.
Why choose a Live Band?
Whatever a DJ may have in his bag of tricks, none of their tunes will feel as fresh and new as a live band.
-Connection with guests
Live bands have the ability to deeply connect with their audience and create rapport. Live music creates a buzz which can give your guests the energy they need to get out on the dance floor.
-The wow factor
If it’s impact you are searching for at your wedding, a live band is your best bet. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event, and a live band will create the same impression. Some of the best wedding receptions in Sydney have featured live music.
We Can Help
The Waterfront Function Centre is not just on of the best wedding receptions venues in Sydney, we also offer potential couples to be help and advice when planning their big day. Our dedicated team of expert function managers are always here to help. So if you’re looking for a beautiful waterfront venue for your wedding reception in Sydney Call (02) 8999 8502 for bookings and information.
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Sydney-siders If you are suffering pre-wedding-dance jitters, then private dance classes may be the perfect way to ease your nerves and send you to the dance floor with plenty of confidence. Dance lessons will ensure that you look comfortable in each other’s arms, and will also give an air of true romance.
Waterfront Function Centre is a Sydney wedding venue in San Souci, we know that the best wedding receptions in Sydney and beyond have music and dancing at the heart of them. Whether you’re the sort to give Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers a run for their money, or can barely manage the Macarena, private dance lessons will draw the best out of you. Wedding dance lessons can be as formal or relaxed as you like - you can even have something unique choreographed especially for you.
Always consider your wedding venue in Sydney when choreographing a dance. Is your venue a formal, beautiful space? If so, perhaps choose a traditional Viennese waltz to suit. On average, you’ll need to allow for six to eight lessons, but the effort will be well worth it. You will stun your guests and make your first dance a memorable one for everyone. Our beautiful waterfront wedding receptions venue ticks all the boxes.
The fun doesn’t need to stop with the bride and groom. Consider involving your entire bridal party so that everyone gets to be part of the action. Dance lessons can even make for an unexpected surprise Hen’s Do.
Wedding Venues In Sydney
If you are planning a wedding and would love a waterfront venue in Sydney than the Waterfront Function centre would suit you perfectly. Our friendly staff and magnificent view is why we offer the best wedding receptions venue in Sydney. For bookings and information Call (02) 8999 8502
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A Wedding reception is a celebration, and there’s no greater tribute to having a good time than cutting loose and enjoying some lively music. The Waterfront Function Centre realise this and listen to the wishes of our customer and that’s why of all the wedding reception venues in Sydney we consider ours to be the best.
So what is the secret to choosing music that will get your guests out of their seats and out on the dance floor?
Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy in Love’ might appeal to the younger generations on your guest list, but Roy Orbison’s ‘Pretty Woman’ is more likely to get your grandmother’s out of her seat. Hedge your bets and keep music of all generations and styles on your playlist. Research is essential so ask your married friends what they listened to at their wedding, and search online for great wedding playlists.
If you’ve ever been to a wedding you’ll know that there’s always one song that you simply can’t resist, no matter how much you’ve protested against getting onto the dance floor. Every guest at your wedding will feel the same way, so when sending out your wedding invitations, ask for all RSVPS’s to include at least one suggestion for a song. This clever trick means you are virtually guaranteed to get people up and dancing.
Music selection for your wedding venue gets easier as the night progresses and people have eased themselves into your party. The challenge is in finding a few brave souls to take the first steps onto the dance floor on the day. If you’re worried that your guests might be lacking in confidence, consider hiring a few professional dancers to mingle with the crowd and get people moving.
If you’re struggling to pick your music and would like some help we will always be on hand to offer advice. Not just for music advice, if required we can offer you advice on table layout, floral arrangement, menu’s and more to ensure your wedding runs smoothly.
Wedding Reception Venues in Sydney.
We at the Waterfront Function Centre have the best waterfront wedding reception venue in san Souci Sydney. Call us now on (02) 8999 8502 for bookings & further information.