Araluen Botanical Gardens - The Unforgotten Gardens
362 Croyden Road
Roleystone WA 6111
Tel: (08) 9234 2200
Fax: (08) 9496 1081
This is an absolutely amazing location to get married, but it proves very difficult to get to if you are a wedding supplier with a lot of equipment. I had my PA system, tripod, and massive briefcase on wheels and it was quite a walk and very difficult to navigate.
The Unforgotten Garden is set on very rocky terrain which makes walking in high heels or stiletto's dangerous, if not near impossible, something you may want to warn your wedding guests about.
The fee for holding a wedding ceremony at Araluen is $500.00. This fee includes:
• Free entry for wedding party and guests
• 10 chairs
• Signing table 70cm x 65cm (no table cloth supplied)
• Power supplied upon request
• Free access to the gardens for wedding photos
One thing of note that I thought was very unprofessional on Araluen's part was the set up. When I got to the wedding location (an hour before the guests) the chairs and signing table that were supplied were just dumped at the location. Nothing was set up, and no one came to set anything up! The guests arrived, the groom arrived and still no one came to complete the set up. Just prior to the Bride's arrival I had to arrange with the Groom and his groomsmen to set all the chairs up and the signing table.
The signing table is another story. It is very old and ugly and it baffled me as to why they would even supply something so disgusting to a Bride and Groom when they have charged them $500 for a wedding at this location.
The entrance for the Bride is breathtaking! She walks down a set of beautiful stone steps. It is quite amazing, especially with the music playing the in the background.
This is a beautiful venue but I recommend you remain in constant contact with their events co ordinator and confirm every last details prior to your big day.