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Friends of Ancora

Introducing, the Friends of Ancora.

We love being able to collaborate with like minded brands, local artisans, quality producers and creative small businesses.

It’s so special for us to be part of not just the wedding industry but the local small business scene from around the Tweed, Byron and Gold Coast regions. So we wanted to give a shout out to the Friends of Ancora. And say a big thank you for supporting us and helping us to create that bit of extra magic for our couples.

We don’t mean to brag, but we think we have the best friends.

Brookies Gin

Byron Dry Gin distilled with native botanicals foraged from the heart of the Byron rainforest. Hand crafted on their farm in hinterland Byron Bay. You can sample their deliciously dry, botanical gin for yourself. With Gin & Tonic bottles infused with native finger lime included in new Location Hamper for Ancora couples.

Brookies Gin and Tonic bottle with botanical ingredients.
Photo: Brookies Gin

Mr Consistent

For super fast, super simple cocktails, Mr Consistent is your saviour! Cocktail mixers featuring the freshest ingredients that has you pouring your homemade margarita, cosmo or espresso martini in 30 seconds. But if you ask us, the Sours mixers are where it’s at. And luckily Pineapple Vodka, Whiskey, Fireball and Amaretto Sours are available at Ancora. The perfect night cap for the best wedding ever!

Mr Consistent cocktail sours mixer with glass and orange. friends of ancora
Photo: Mr Consistent

Stone & Wood

Another born and raised Byron Bay company, Stone & Wood are proudly local and independent. Brewing and bottling fresh, approachable beer just 45 minutes south of Ancora. With 4 Garden Ale cans included in our new Location Hampers, you can share around with your bridal party or keep them all to yourself as a pre reception starter!

The Beach People

Inspiring slow living and precious time with family by the seaside, The Beach People live for endless days in the sun. They understand the need for beach essentials that are as beautiful as they are practical. Needless to say, we’re sold! If we’re not hanging waterfront at Ancora, we’re enjoying some of the best beaches in the world just down the road from us, with TBP accessories of course! And you can enjoy some of those beachside feels with our new Location Hamper (aka TBP insta-famous luxe picnic basket, filled with local goodies) to accompany you and your love on your location photoshoot.

The Bread Social

Creating only the finest and most wholesome hand-crafted baked goods on a daily basis, The Bread Social is one of our faves. Known for their organic sourdough, we couldn’t craft the perfect gourmet sandwich without them – another inclusion in our amazing Location Hamper.

The Pink Hotel

A mid century, architecturally designed masterpiece sitting oh so pretty in Coolangatta. Made famous by their pink exterior and individually styled rooms, The Pink Hotel is just a 10 minute drive from us. TPH doubles up as your accommodation, plus the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. Book with the code ANCORA15 to receive 15% off your accommodation booking.

Bride and groom hugging outside The Pink Hotel in Coolangatta, friends of ancora
Photo: Figtree Wedding Photography

The Whole Bride

In our humble opinion, no wedding day is complete without those little extra touches. Luxe cards for your bridal party, the perfect ring box or beautiful silk ribbon. The Whole Bride is your one stop shop for all of these wedding essentials. But what excites us the most? 100% Biodegradable confetti! Being a waterfront wedding venue, care for the environment is of utmost importance to us. So we absolutely love that The Whole Bride confetti dissolves in water. You can shop their entire online store with 15% off using the code ANCORA at the checkout.

Tweed Eco Cruises

We couldn’t think of a better way to make the most of our waterfront location and wow your wedding guests than with Tweed Eco Cruises. Not only do they know all the secret photo locations only accessible by boat, but they can transport you and your guests to secluded islands for your ceremony and then straight back to us for the party. You can take a look at how Carly and Jordan integrated Tweed Eco Cruises into their wedding day, here.

Bride and Groom walking to Tweed Eco Cruises boat on the tweed river.
Photo: Figtree Wedding Photography

Tweed Coast Guide

If you’re getting married on the Tweed Coast and wanting to check out all the local hot spots to eat, drink, stay and play, then look no further than the Tweed Coast Guide. For all the latest restaurant openings, the best bars, activity recommendations and some pretty sweet accommodation deals, make sure you jump on to The Guide mailing list.

Tweed Coast Weddings

And last, but definitely not least, we couldn’t have a Friends of Ancora list without including all of our friends in the Tweed Coast Weddings community. We’ve been apart of Tweed Coast Weddings since we opened our doors and couldn’t love the collaborative community of wedding suppliers any more. From florists, photographers and musicians, to pet sitting, wellness and balloons, the TCW directory is the only place we refer our couples looking for the best of the best wedding talent on the Tweed Coast.

Again, a big thank you to the Friends of Ancora, for everything you do for us and for Ancora couples.

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