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By Liz Johnston on 4 May 2016
Well that was April! Now into the first week of May and we have had a huge “eventful” year so far.
We have had lots of brides and grooms through over this wedding season, with still a few more to go before the end of June. Which is pretty unusual, the wedding season normal ends around the close of April. With this warm weather continuing we may not even notice our winter weddings being too cool. With over twelve years of hosting weddings at Lazy River, winter weddings are always special in that it is nice to see the contrasting colours of a winter wedding in the vineyard and cellar!
It is also comforting to know that our decision to put in accommodation two years ago to offer an added service to brides and grooms has been worthwhile. Probably eight out of ten weddings utilise the Boathouse for their wedding. A lot of brides stay on the Friday night before with their bridesmaids and then on the Saturday they use the Villa to have their hair/makeup and pre wedding photos. Then the best part is that the bride and groom stay on their first night as husband and wife! They normally see their own guests out and are the last to leave the reception before they head off to the Boathouse.
To be honest, when I look back at the initial inception of Lazy River it never occurred to me at the time that we would one day be a premium wedding venue for Dubbo. We always planned to build a premium cellar door venue and it was our architects who encouraged us to expand the building so that we could cater for more than just a building to retail wine!
Obviously now many years later, weddings is just one part of our core business of a premium events centre.
Just to digress, it would be remiss of me not to mention the very successful Red Hot Summer Tour that we hosted on a very hot day in March this year. Again, if someone had told me back in the early stages of planning the vineyard that one day Lazy River would host a Jimmy Barnes concert with 4000 people I would have said they were mad!
Ok, the weather wasn’t perfect but from all accounts everyone had a great day and the music was sensational. The good news is that we are in the process of planning the 2017 event and at this stage all I can say is keep the first Saturday in March next year free for another Red Hot Summer Concert. Musicians and all other details will be released in the coming months.