Ask any bride about what she hopes for when choosing a venue for her special day and a few common themes emerge:
· Beautiful, unique and tranquil surrounds perfectly setting the mood for a romantic day;
· Options for where to hold the ceremony – and not just stop gap back ups in case the main attraction can’t be used in the event of bad weather, but options that are on an equal par;
· A memorable wedding reception where guests feel comfortable and relaxed while enjoying exceptional food and wine;
· And providing an exquisite backdrop for photographers to capture all those moments unique to your day that you’ll enjoy looking back on in years to come.
As a wedding venue the Sault Restaurant in Daylesford fulfills this wish list to the highest standard. So much so that you’ll not only be marrying the love of your life but it’s safe to say that you’ll fall in love with the day itself! With the expertise and guidance from Jodi and Damien, the owners/operators of Sault, your wedding will have an abundance of beauty and charm and leaving you free and relaxed to enjoy your day with family and friends.
And what a day it will be! Imagine impressing your guests as they enter the estate through the tree lined driveway leading them to a fountain that was once at the centre of a French town. Or as they gather in the beautiful manicured garden that flanks the provincial stone cottage housing the restaurant where they will later enjoy the reception. Then imagine their delight as they recognise the heady fragrant aroma from the rows upon rows of lavender surrounding the estate.
Drawing inspiration from a village in France of the same name, you are spoiled for ceremony choices at Sault, either in the spacious gardens or the quaint wedding barn chapel, leaving you with the difficulty of which to choose but the confidence in knowing both would create the perfect ceremony atmosphere. And what an entrance you will make to that ceremony, alighting from the car at the top of the lavender and walking through the fields to where your groom awaits! Oh la la, magnifique!
With the restaurant overlooking the purple hue of the lavender fields and the estate’s lake, the tranquil charm of your day will continue into your reception. With the restaurant comfortably seating 110, or 130 for a cocktail reception, Jodi and Damien draw on their wealth of experience in hospitality ensuring your wedding menu will have you and your guests indulging in sumptuous cuisine lovingly prepared by Sault’s team of chefs that truly will exceed all your expectations.
And just when you thought the day couldn’t get any better, you’ll have your photographer thanking you for choosing such an amazing location for your wedding. Yes, your photographer will be inspired and relishing in the opportunities to capture those memorable moments for you to enjoy for a lifetime, perfectly framed by the natural beauty of Sault’s grounds. Popping out from your reception at sunset for a few extra photos won't disappoint with the lavender fields and golden rays bringing a magical and romantic feel to your images.
This enchanting oasis of tranquility with the beautiful historic township of Dayelsford just a short drive away, is only 70 mins from Melbourne, providing a perfect opportunity for guests to stay and enjoy the weekend. Daylesford is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne with relaxation spas and health related activities in abundance or indulge in the many and varied restaurants and cafes.
Thanks to Sheona of http://sheonaweddingphotography.com.au for the opportunity for Sandra to shoot with her to create these images.