Beth and Wes: Caversham House Ceremony and Reception at Stewarts Restaurant
Holding your wedding ceremony at Caversham House: but having the reception at a different venue, this is something that can be considered for your wedding.
I have done lots of weddings at Caversham house and this was not my first time doing only just the ceremony there.
Beth and Wes Loved my style of wedding photography and booked me as I was the perfect match to capture their wedding day.
The plans were to have the ceremony at Stewarts restaurant who had planned renovations on an outdoor ceremony location. But due to the Covid-19 situation it delayed the construction of the area.
They needed to find a new location to hold the ceremony, Luke Firth was their celebrant, he has done hundreds of wedding ceremonies at Caversham House. Luke pointed the couple towards the venue who had that date free, they decided Caversham House was the perfect spot for them.
Beth’s day started with bridal preparation with her Bridesmaid and flower girl at a nearby hotel in the Swan Valley, The Vines Resort. After a short ride in a limo to Caversham House for the wedding ceremony where Wes was waiting patiently. The wedding ceremony took place on the colonnade at Caversham House which is above the waterfall, with a lawned area that was setup with Tiffany chairs and umbrellas lined up along the red carpet.
We proceeded doing the family photos after the ceremony before we headed off to capture some bridal party photos on the grounds of Caversham House. A wedding was being held later, so we needed to be off the property by a certain time.
We then headed to All Saints Church in the Swan Valley, which has sentimental meaning to Beth, being the family church and having some of her family relatives buried there. It is also one of the oldest churches in Western Australia with many of the Swan Valleys founders being amongst the head stones, with many names you would recognise around the Swan Valley area.
Beth and her bridesmaid (sister) left some flowers on a plaque for a lost relative before we captured some beautiful photos in the church with the atmospheric lighting you get in old churches.
We then headed off to Stewarts restaurant where the reception was being held to take more photos around the grounds there.
For those who aren’t aware Stewart’s restaurant is on the same block of land as Brookleigh Estate, just on the left as you drive in with Brookleigh Estate being behind it.
Having some great spots for photos with a gum tree lined driveway and a vineyard for those must have photos in the vines also having fields with horses and some amazing gates.
It’s a great location for wedding photos although you can’t enter Brookleigh Estate for photos as it’s a seperate business. You would need to ask for permission and this would be dependant on whether they had a wedding on. I find that Stewarts has enough spots for photos, if you were to hold the entire wedding ceremony and reception there.
The reception was a great night with Beth and her father doing a father daughter dance before Wes took over for the first dance.
So having a ceremony in one location like Caversham house and then the reception at another venue is something that can be done.
Although there are a few drawbacks in doing this, the ceremony at Caversham house needed to be done early at 1pm to allow for the other wedding to take place. Having such a long gap between ceremony and reception can be off putting if you were to have the reception start at a usual time for receptions in Perth at around 6:30pm. Beth and Wes decided to have their reception start earlier so the guests didn’t need to wait around or find something to do in between.
Some of the vendors for the day that made this the dream wedding for Beth and Wes.
SilverLady Wedding Cars