I decided to put this post together that provides answers to the most common questions I receive about our wedding at Campbell Point House.
Getting married at Campbell Point House
Your question: I saw negative and mixed reviews online about Campbell Point House?
My answer: I also stumbled across negative comments online about CPH on their Google Business and Facebook page. I felt reluctant to contact them after I read some of the reviews. But it was my partner who insisted I still get in touch with them because he said (and I also agree) you can’t always take reviews seriously.
The first thing you need to realise is that CPH is not a wedding venue, but a private luxury estate that co-owner Aaron built with his heart and soul. After hiring this gorgeous house out to his friends and family, he decided to allow the public to use the house for their private functions.
There were a lot of the comments concerning the rules of CPH. But because CPH is a private house, they must have more rules and restrictions in place than traditional wedding venues that you must follow. The reviews I read were from people who apparently didn’t understand the rules and limitations of CPH and as a result was kicking up a fuss.
I can’t emphasise enough that it’s your responsibility to ensure you understand EVERYTHING and ask as many questions before you sign the contract to use CPH as your preferred venue. Aaron and his team are entirely transparent and if you follow, abide and respect their rules and restrictions you will have a magical experience like I did.
Your question: How much did it cost to use Campbell Point House for your wedding?
My answer: The cost to use CPH for a wedding has changed since we tied the knot there in May 2016. I can tell you though; there was a fee to hire the entire estate for our friends and family to enjoy as well as the money we paid for the food, drinks and the entertainment.Because we had to have our wedding during the week, the hire fee was lower. It’s best to contact CPH directly for their up-to-date price list.
Your question: How many nights did you book CPH for your wedding?
My answer: We had our wedding during the week so as a result we were allowed to book the venue for a minimum of one night. However, if the wedding was on the weekend, we were required to hire CPH for at least two nights.
If you have the budget though, I recommend staying at CPH for an extra night; you will appreciate the extra time to soak up the place and reflect on what would have been a crazy 24 hours before hand.
Your question: What about the food and beverage?
My answer: Due to the house’s restrictions, you must use CPH preferred suppliers who have worked closely with CPH for a long time, so their suppliers are more than familiar with the venue and making sure your event runs as smooth as possible. I was a bit hesitant at first being forced to use their supplier, but after your event, you will be happy you did because you need to use people who are familiar with how an event works at CPH because it’s unlike the majority of the traditional wedding venues.
We decided to go with feasting platters (inside of a sit-down dinner) because the feasting platters were better value for money and provided a lot more food. We also doubled the recommended roaming canapés that our guests enjoyed during the reception – if we didn’t have this many canapés our guests would have been very hungry by the time dinner was served.
Despite ordering more than what we were advised to for our feasting platters for our 100+ guests, the food was still not enough. We had hungry guests, and the caterers had to serve extra feasting platters for our guests on the night.
I would have ordered a lot more food (especially more canapés) if I had known this would be the case. So make sure you triple check the amount of food you are ordering to ensure you full bellies on the night as there is nothing worse than feeling hungry at a wedding!
The drinks were also very easy to organise with their preferred supplier. Despite the supplier being a bit slow to get back to my emails, they were accommodating when it came to working out a detailed list of what we wanted to drink. The other great thing was the fact that they refunded what was left over, which allowed us to go overboard with our order. They also delivered and picked up the drinks, so we didn’t have to do anything.
Your question: What are the rules for guests?
My answer: There are a lot of rules, but like I said it’s not different than the rules you are expected to follow when staying at a nice hotel or a beautiful resort. You need to be aware of the rules and once again respect that you are staying in a private home and not a wedding venue.
If you have any other questions about having a wedding at Campbell Point House let me know and I can include it in this list as well as send you an answer via email 🙂
Also, if you want a free and simple way to sell your wedding items after your big day, feel free to list them for sale on my wedding marketplace called Capriess.
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