Planning your dream wedding reception

PeppersSeaportNeridy Fisher, Wedding Coordinator at Peppers Seaport Hotel, shares her advice for couples planning their dream wedding reception.

What are some of the things couples should consider when they’re searching for a reception venue?

The couple should take into consideration their budget, theme, amount of people attending, flexibility of the venue, location and size of venue.

How can a bride and groom maximise their time spent when meeting with their reception venue coordinator/caterer?

Make an appointment with the Wedding Coordinator to ensure they are available to meet with you. Compile a list of questions to ask and do your research to ensure the venue is suitable.

What are some trends you are seeing when it comes to wedding receptions and/or catering?

Cocktail style receptions and barbeques rather than a formal sit down meal are on the rise. Lolly buffets and special or unique touches are popular. Photo booths are also great fun and very popular.

How did you get started in the industry?

I started in the industry working in a small boutique bed and breakfast, my love for the industry and weddings in particular grew from there. I enrolled in a course studying hospitality and event management and have held several positions since.

What is something unique to your service that you are especially proud of?

At Peppers Seaport Hotel we’re committed to creating a personalised occasion that’s all about you and your guests. In addition to premium facilities and an impressive destination, the Peppers Seaport Hotel event experience is all- encompassing and places great emphasis on exquisite cuisine.

What advice would you give to brides and grooms to ensure their wedding day runs more smoothly?

Choose a venue that provides excellent support during the planning stages. Relax, your special day is finally here and it will fly by! Enjoy and remember to spend time together as a couple.

Be organised and reconfirm with all service providers prior to the day. Delegate tasks and don’t be afraid to ask for assistance from your bridal party and family members.

Tell us about the special offer you are extending to Bride Tasmania readers.

Book and pay a deposit for your wedding at Peppers Seaport Hotel and receive complimentary usage of our Bridge room for the Bridal party to refresh, relax and enjoy pre-dinner drinks. 

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