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8 Reasons to Book our Waterfront Venue

Wedding venue selection, a major decision in your wedding planning journey. The venue sets the tone for your entire wedding and is the decision with the highest investment attached to it. So it’s important to get it right, and we think our waterfront venue is just that.

There are so many different Tweed and Gold Coast wedding venues to choose from. Venues on farms, hinterland venues, restaurants, hotels, venues that just host the reception, ceremony only locations and everything in between. We understand that it can be overwhelming trying to decide what is right for you and your lover.

So we thought we would break it down for you and share all the reasons why you should be booking Ancora to host your dream day.

1. We’re a Waterfront Venue!

An obvious place to start – So when we say we’re a waterfront venue, we don’t mean the water is 200 metres down the street, or the beach is across the road. We mean we are on the water. Our deck overlooks the Tweed River and sunsets here could not be more special. There’s a certain chilled feeling that comes with being waterside and we’re totally here for it!

waterfront venue wedding ceremony with floral arbour

2. Our Team are Wedding Pros

Being part of a hospitality group that manages multiple wedding venues, our team are experienced. Collectively across our four venues (including coastal Casuarina venue, Osteria Weddings and our Gold Coast hinterland venue, The Acre) our team have helped deliver over 1,000 weddings. There isn’t much our team hasn’t seen. Not too many issues they haven’t encountered. And none who have more passion for weddings.

3. Multiple Cuisines on Offer

We understand every couple is different and every couple has different tastes, so being able to offer multiple wedding menu options is something that’s extremely important to us. And luckily we have the wealth of experience from the hospitality professionals who created renowned restaurants like Taverna (Greek inspired menu), Osteria (authentic Italian eatery) and Lolita’s Mexican Cantina (modern Mexican restaurant) to ensure that our menus satisfy even the most fussy foodies. You can choose from the Mediterranean inspired, authentic Italian or fresh and punchy Mexican.

wedding menu options at Ancora

4. Our Wedding Venue is All Inclusive

Ancora is an all inclusive reception venue. What does this mean? It means, we have two package options that are super simple and straightforward to understand. Our essentials package includes all the essentials for your wedding party. Venue hire, chairs and tables, cutlery, plates, napkins, glasses etc. And then a deluxe package that is all of the essentials plus some extra flair. So we don’t hook you in with a venue hire fee and then hit you with 20 other add-ons further down the track. We commit upfront what the investment will be, so there’s no surprises. It’s a common misconception that DIY wedding venues are cheaper, but by the time you add all the bits and pieces necessary for your day, the costs for all inclusive is comparative, and a lot less stressful!

5. We Have Special Offers

If you’re on a tight budget, or just looking to save some more money to spend on your honeymoon, we always have some special offers available, like discounted venue packages for Sunday – Thursday weddings, as well as reduced minimum spend requirements for midweek weddings. Enquire about our specials here.

6. Rainy Day Back Up Option

Weddings can be planned down to the minute with every detail considered. But planning the weather, is unfortunately not something in your control. This being the case, it’s important that your wedding has a wet weather back up option just in case. Thankfully, our waterfront venue has a sheltered space on the deck for intimate ceremonies and space inside for larger ceremonies that allows you to easily relocate your ceremony last minute if the weather gods aren’t in your favour.

rainy day back up wedding venue, sheltered ceremony

7. Location, Location, Location

15 minutes from the Gold Coast airport, 10 minutes from world famous Snapper Rocks beach and surrounded by Coolangatta and Tweed accommodation options, Ancora is right in the middle of all the action.

8. A Unique Wedding Experience

Our waterfront location means we’re able to offer a unique wedding experience that will really wow your guests. Our friends at Tweed Eco Cruises help Ancora couples to really maximise our waterside vibes by cruising guests from their ceremony location (choose from one of the many secluded island locations) back to us for the party. An experience to remember.

Tweed eco cruises waterfront wedding venue

If you’re still not quite sure if Ancora is for you, there’s no better way to get the true feeling of what it would be like to get married at Ancora than coming to see our venue in person. Contact us here to book a venue tour.

If you can’t make it in person, we also do virtual tours and Facetime/Skype appointments. And you can request our complete weddings kit here for more information.

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