Do I need to make an appointment to come and have a look at the venue?Yes please, by appointment only, we cannot accommodate walk-in’s. When you book a private appointment with us, we dedicate our time to you and only you. This way, all our bride and grooms receive the same amount of dedicated time from us to view the venue, go through available dates and talk about menus. We take the time to answer all your questions so you leave the Resort happy and content that you have booked your big day with us!
How quickly do I need to book?If your preferred date is available you can book as soon as you like. Most couples book 18 months – 2 years in advance to secure their preferred date, their preferred ceremony location and preferred reception room. There is no limitation on how far out you need to book.
Is there a Wedding Coordinator on the day to help me?Yes, either Alison or Emma is at the Resort on the wedding day to meet the Bride and Bridal Party on arrival and escort them to the ceremony area. We assemble you ready for the ceremony entrance, cue the celebrant and the music to begin your walk down the aisle. We also make sure the Groom and Groomsmen are in position with rings at the ready! Unfortunately we are unable to assist with hair and make up, help the Bridal Party get dressed, deliver flowers or usher guests. We are also there for your Bridal Party entrance into your Reception so you are not left in the Hotel wondering where you need to be.
What happens if it rains on my wedding day?Not to worry! We will bring your ceremony inside to an available space we have on the day. We require 2 hours notice from you in which you can decide to stay outside or be moved inside. The space will be allocated by the Resort.
Are rose petals or confetti allowed at my ceremony?Fresh or dried rose petals are allowed with the use of the red aisle carpet only (not cream). Bubbles are allowed with both red and cream aisle carpets. Fake/silk rose petals, confetti and rice are not permitted at all.
What can my guests do in between the conclusion of the ceremony and before the reception?Guests have a number of options. The Bistro 38 Restaurant and Bar is a public area where they can purchase their own snacks and beverages while they wait for your Reception. Alternatively they can check into their accommodation if they haven’t done so already, play a game of golf, use the Resort’s facilities such as the gym and spa or just relax and unwind by the pool with a glass of wine.
Where can we have photographs?Anywhere on the immediate grounds of the Resort and inside the Hotel (don’t forget to have a photo on our famous staircase!) and you will be given a ‘boundary map’ once you confirm your booking showing these areas. If you would like to go out on the golf course for photos, you need to hire the golf buggies.
Can we go out on the golf course for photos?The Bridal Party can hire the golf buggies for post-ceremony photographs. A staff member will escort you out in the buggies to designated areas around the course. Specific areas have been allocated for this purpose. Please contact your wedding coordinator to book the golf buggies.
Are we allowed a ceremony rehearsal?Yes and we do recommend you have a rehearsal with all your bridal party members a few days prior to your wedding day. After you have discussed this with your marriage officiant, please contact us to book a time and day suitable. Your wedding coordinator does not attend your rehearsal as we do not want to encroach on your marriage officiant’s role.
Are candles allowed?Candles are allowed at the Ceremony and Reception but must be encased in full holders to catch all wax so it does not drip onto our linen.
Are pre-dinner drinks charged seperately to the beverage package I have chosen?No, your beverage package starts when your pre-dinner drinks commence. The same applies if you have chosen beverages on consumption. Your tab begins at the pre-dinner drinks time.
When do we meet and when do we discuss the menus and beverages?We meet approximately 2 months before the wedding for your first official appointment and we will contact you in due course to arrange a day and time suitable. At this appointment we will discuss the details of your wedding including your menu, chosen entertainment, decorations, room layout and a timing schedule of your ceremony and reception will be created by us in the shape of an event order (running sheet).
Do you offer discounted accommodation rates for my wedding guests?Absolutely! Guests requiring accommodation must book online at www.joondalupresort.com.au to secure a 10% discount from our best available rate at the time of booking. Further details will be made available to you on confirmation of the weeding being held at Joondalup Resort.
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