The garden is available for hire from late May through to mid October, when the weather is usually perfect for outdoor events.
We are booked out for 2018 and 2019, for weekend ceremony through to reception hires.
We are now taking bookings for 2020.
Please contact us if you are considering a mid-week elopement.
Please get in touch to arrange an inspection or to discuss your needs.
We offer the following facilities:
For weddings, we offer a complete event venue: ceremony, photographs, in-between party, reception; the whole of your wedding or other event can be held at the one venue.
You choose your own suppliers from the many amazing and talented people offering wedding services such as caterers, celebrants, and photographers. See who we recommend.
Our couples are welcome to set up various activities at various locations throughout the garden, and to style the garden with your choice of decorations.
We offer our hiring couples exclusive use of LALOLI throughout ceremony, in-between party, and reception. Access to the venue is from 10.00am on the day before for setting-up, or rehearsing, from 10.00am to 11.00pm on the day of your booking, and other times by prior agreement.
Included in the venue hire are our fourteen hand-made white-painted wedding pews (seating for 56) which you may use for the ceremony, and a signing table with matching chairs, and numerous other benefits including substantial support planning and during your event.
We have ample power supply available throughout the venue, including sufficient supply for bands and caterers. We also have a back-up power plan so in the unlikely event that the power supply fails, we can ensure that your party will continue.
LALOLI is lovely in the moonlight, and we also have permanent lighting throughout the garden, and in the Sugar Shed, and extra lighting for hire by prior agreement.
What we do:
We are always here to provide support to our hirers, both before and during the event.
We provide extensive support to our couples during the planning stage, including a repeat visit to the venue for planning purposes where we assist with developing the event plan, if required.
During your event we are here to usher your guests from carpark to ceremony, liaise with your suppliers before and during your event, and we assist with solutions for you and your guests if anything goes wrong on your day. We can assist with cueing music for your ceremony, and your bridal party entrance, if required. We can help with cake storage, and with setting up of table flowers or other decorations (within reason) on the day of your event.
For couples who book from January 2018, we pull down and clean up (subject to conditions), freeing you up for post-celebrations and relaxation in the days after your event.
We can also assist with general styling and set up, again by agreement, or by provision of our special add-ons such as our "Festoon Light Marquee" - our fabulous, easy and affordable lighting structure which is located on the Western Lawn, or our Bamboo Chapel "Bling" package.
We also have competitively priced hire furniture available on-site, which we set-up and pull-down as part of the furniture hire, including large wooden trestle tables and wooden ladderback chairs, wine barrels, and other special items. Being on-site, there are no delivery fees for couples who hire furniture from us.
Please ask us how we can add value to your event.
Parking and transport
There is ample space for parking on the property in the carpark off Roos Road. The venue is comfortably accessible for guests on foot from our car park (about 70 metres). Vehicles may be left on the property overnight. Please discuss your transport and parking needs with us.
We suggest that you consider offering your guests the option of bus transport to and from the venue. Bus pick-up is available from the Sugar Shed. Please ask us about available options.
Your suppliers will enter by the farm driveway - RN 24 - which arrives at the Sugar Shed, and ends at LALOLI House, or the farm track behind the Sugar Shed. You may choose the farm driveway entry for your bridal party, as it affords an alternative private route, away from your guests.
Music and dancing
Music is lovely in the garden. We can suggest a number of artists and bands who might suit your taste. LALOLI has a number of sites suitable for a grass dance floor. Temporary dance floors may be hired from off-site suppliers.
Wet weather options
Garden weddings are divine when the weather is fine, and it is rare that rain is a problem. Our awesome wet weather solution is our rustic old sugar farm machinery shed, “the Sugar Shed”, which is a magnificent venue for a reception during the rain or when it is dry. Wet weather ceremony options include the verandahs of LALOLI house, and the Sugar Shed, depending upon guest numbers. If the weather is looking inclement, we will contact you in the morning to discuss available options for your ceremony and reception.