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It is a pleasure to welcome you to Whitehaven Receptions of Whittlesea Your Wedding Day is one of the most important days of your life and careful planning is essential, in order to create that perfect and memorable occasion. Whitehaven’s experienced staff pride themselves in offering that personal touch and attention to detail, ensuring your day is unique and one to cherish. Our wedding coordinator will be delighted to meet you to discuss all of your requirements, and give you a full-guided tour of Whitehaven Receptions and its facilities. Whitehaven is a unique Tudor style building situated on 12 acres, with landscaped English gardens, surroundings of scenic hills and panoramic mountain views. Located in the picturesque Plenty Valley Ranges, Whitehaven is only 40 km north of Melbourne and a 40-minute drive from the Melbourne International Airport. Whitehaven was built in 1986 by Carol and Ron Walsh, the present day proprietors, and was designed especially for weddings. Their passion for good food, excellence in service and a very personal approach makes Whitehaven truly outstanding. Their eye for detail has made Whitehaven a luxurious venue and their constant quality control has accredited them with the maximum 4 star rating in Food Hygiene. The venue facilities are: - “Whitehaven Heliport”, Helicopter landing facilities (day & night) - On-site parking for over 200 cars - Landscaped English gardens with beautiful settings for the ideal garden wedding - Drive through undercover entrance, with easy access and no stairs We are available for further information. Tel: (03) 9716 1122 - Carol and Ron Walsh Owners/Managers


Vision: To excel in hospitality, to be the ideal reception venue of Metropolitan Melbourne

“Everyone was just perfect. We all

had a great time! Our guests are still raving about it.�


“Whittlesea can be proud to

have a reception venue that is ‘equal to none’!”

Mission Statement: We aim to create cherished memories for life time occasions, through remarkable quality events, offered throughout our excellence in service and dependability in our commitment to maintain an outstanding reputation.


Five Star Wedding Day

Gourmet Menu Homemade and Seasonally Fresh

Whitehaven will give you a five star wedding day. Whether you are after an elegant Sit-down Wedding reception, a sophisticated Cocktail Wedding, or a stylish High Tea Wedding, Whitehaven is able to cater to your needs. We will make a perfectly orchestrated event, exquisitely tailored to fit the most important day of your life

Choosing your wedding menu is a simple task because all you have to do is contact Carol and decide with her your wedding menu. Carol is flexible and will give you suggestions as to what you can serve in accordance to the theme of your wedding and the season as to when it is taking place. We will carefully plan your menu that would please the appetite of your guests irrespective of their dietary preferences. This will assure you that you will be the perfect host on your wedding day.


Cameo Room

Main Dining Room

The Cameo Room is a classically designed lounge with a charming open fire place. The large windows have beautiful views of the gardens and the Great Dividing Range. For an elegant sit-down wedding reception the Cameo Room caters for 55 or a fashionable cocktail reception for 80. For wedding receptions in the Main Dining Room, the Cameo Room is where your guests will enjoy their pre-dinner canapĂŠs and drinks, before entering the Main Dining Room. Together the Cameo Room and Main Dining Room can cater for up to 150 for a sit-down wedding reception or 280 people for a cocktail reception

The Main Dining Room is a delightfully decorated room with a high ceiling, large windows and conservatoire with views of the beautiful gardens and the Great Dividing Range. It exudes atmosphere and style making your special occasion a most memorable one. For an elegant sit down wedding reception the Main Dining Room caters for 150 or a fashionable cocktail reception for 280.


All Inclusive Sit-Down Wedding Reception

PRE-DINNER DRINKS AND CANAPÉS Whilst your guests come together in the Cameo Room, they are served a selection of hot and cold canapés and beverages with gentle background music. THE MENU The menu comprises of a selection of; two soups, two main courses and two desserts served alternately. The dinner is served with freshly home baked dinner rolls and the main course is accompanied with fresh seasonal vegetables and our garden herbs. The dinner concludes with freshly brewed coffee and tea, handmade chocolates and port. Your wedding cake can be served with tea and coffee, or individually served in our cake bags. NO fee for ‘cake cutting’. BEVERAGES Drinks served include Quality Australian red and white wines, Victoria Bitter, Light Ice Beer, Soft Drinks and Orange Juice. Chilled sparkling white wine is served for toasting. French Champagne can be served at an extra cost. DINING TABLE SETTINGS With eye for detail, the guest’s dining tables are elegantly set with linen napery, and silver candelabras. The bridal table is provided with silver candelabras and a quality cake table & silver cake knife.

FLORAL DISPLAYS Freshly arranged flowers are displayed in the entrance foyer and Cameo Room. MASTER OF CEREMONIES Our Master of Ceremonies will take care of every detail from the moment you arrive till the time of your departure. BRIDAL CHANGE ROOM The bridal change room at Whitehaven provides the bride with a private quiet and spacious area where she can freshen up after the outdoor photographs and during the wedding celebration. A full length mirror is provided for a total bride presentation check. DURATION OF THE FUNCTION We recognize the trust you place in us and transforming your dream into reality is our only priority. We cater to only one wedding at a time and pride ourselves on making it perfect! Evening functions are 4-5 hours duration at our beautiful venue in a countryside atmosphere with quality service. Extended time is available (extra cost) Our prices are quoted per person, and are fully inclusive of above.


Cocktail Wedding Reception

Included in Cocktail Wedding Reception

A cocktail wedding reception is a sophisticated choice and they are now gaining in popularity for couples. Whitehaven offers a classy cocktail wedding reception with outstanding hospitality. After the wedding ceremony, the cocktail wedding begins with a selection of tray served hot and cold gourmet canapés and beverages with gentle background music. For the toasting, a glass of chilled sparkling white wine or *French champagne is served. Your wedding cake can be served with freshly brewed coffee and tea, or individually served in our wedding cake bags. There is no fee for ‘cake cutting’. Whitehaven’s cocktail wedding receptions can cater for up to 280 guests.

- Background music on arrival - Floral displays - freshly arranged for your function - Dry-bars with covers - Small fresh seasonal flowers for centrepieces - Three hour tray service of cocktail menu - Selection of hot and cold canapés - Beverages; Quality Australian red and white wines, Victoria Bitter, Light Ice Beer, Soft Drinks and Orange Juice Freshly brewed coffee and tea - Chilled sparkling white wine for the toasting *or French Champagne (*extra cost) - Dance floor - Cake table with a silver cake knife - Wedding cake bags - Bridal change room - Master of Ceremonies, (if required) - 3 hours duration. Extended time is available (extra cost)

*French Champagne extra cost

Our prices are quoted per person, and are fully inclusive of above.


Included in High Tea Wedding Reception

High Tea Wedding Reception

- Background music on arrival - Floral displays - freshly arranged for your function - Linen napkins & table clothes - Small fresh seasonal flowers for centrepieces - Stylish High Tea - A selection of leafy teas and brewed coffee - Chilled sparkling white wine for the toasting *or French Champagne (*extra cost) - Dance floor - Cake table with a silver cake knife - Bridal change room - Master of Ceremonies, (if required) - 4 hours duration. Extended time is available (extra cost) *Beverages; Quality Australian red and white Wines, Victoria Bitter, Light Ice Beer, Soft Drinks and Orange Juice (*extra cost)

Whitehaven offers a stylish High Tea wedding reception in countryside ambience. After the wedding ceremony, the afternoon begins with a glass of chilled sparkling white wine or *French champagne. A wide selection of leafy teas are offered and served in individual teapots and for the coffee lovers there is freshly brewed coffee available. Assorted gourmet sandwiches, fine pastries & cakes, freshly baked scones with double cream and gourmet jam, and of course, wedding cake set on a tiered stand and followed by handmade chocolates. Whitehaven’s stylish High Tea wedding receptions can cater for up to 150 guests.

Our prices are quoted per person, and are fully inclusive of above.

*French Champagne extra cost


Price List

JANUARY - APRIL, OCTOBER - DECEMBER

2012

Saturday Evenings

2013

Cameo Room

Adult Guests min

Adult Guests min

$108 $111 $114

80

30

Sunday Evenings

$108 $111 $114

80

30

Monday to Friday Evenings

$93 $96 $99

70

30

*Luncheons (2 courses, 4 hours)

$80 $83 $86

80

30

*Luncheons (3 courses, 4.5 hours)

$88 $91 $94

80

30

Cocktail (3 hours)

$73 $76 $79

100

60

High Tea (4 hours)

$58 $61 $64

80

30

MAY - SEPTEMBER

2012

Adult Guests min

Adult Guests min

Saturday Evenings

$105 $108 $111

70

30

Sunday Evenings

$105 $108 $111

70

30

Monday to Friday Evenings

$90 $93 $96

70

30

*Luncheons (2 courses, 4 hours)

$77 $80 $83

70

30

*Luncheons (3 courses, 4.5 hours)

$85 $88 $91

70

30

Cocktail (3 hours)

$73 $76 $79

80

55

High Tea (4 hours)

$55 $58 $61

70

30

Main Dining Room Cameo Room Both Rooms and Foyer

Capacity 150 guests Capacity 55 guests (4hrs duration) Capacity 280 guests

2013

2014

Main Dining Room

2014

*Sunday to Friday


Garden Wedding ... tranquil and romantic countryside ambiance

Garden weddings and civil ceremonies are becoming an increasingly popular choice among today’s brides and grooms. Whitehaven provides the ideal garden and backdrop for your ceremony. A romantic way for a bride and groom to begin their life together, the gardens are private, peaceful and beautiful throughout the year. By holding your ceremony at Whitehaven you will get the perfect wedding garden setting.

When you arrive you will receive the red- carpet treatment, giving your family and friends an impressive first glimpse. You can exchange your personal wedding vows with your favourite song playing in the background or maybe with a string quartet! Then the rings are exchanged and your promise to each other is sealed with a kiss in a romantic atmosphere. At the conclusion of the ceremony your guests can be served champagne punch in the gardens. Then it is time for wedding photos around the tranquil English gardens, while your guests enjoy delicious canapĂŠs and pre dinner drinks. We can ensure your special day will be perfect.


All Inclusive Garden Wedding - Elegant Gazebo - Manicured English gardens - Outdoor sound system and music facilities - White ceremony seating for your wedding guests - Celebrant’s table and chairs for the signing of the register - Immaculate garden settings for wedding photos - Wedding Coordinator to assist you on your wedding day

Fee for a Whitehaven Garden Wedding is $ 450. 00 incl. GST Variation of times can be arranged prior to the function at an additional cost *CONFETTI PERMITTED


Civil Ceremonies

The wedding ceremony is a very special moment that you as a bride and groom will be sharing, which marks the start of your life together. The choice of the celebrant is therefore very important and there are different ways to choose somebody:

- Recommendation from Whitehaven - Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants - Association of Authorized Marriage Celebrants Australia - Friends


Garden Wedding Photography The gardens of Whitehaven are of splendid views, creating exceptional scenes to enchant you. The beds of roses and lawns surround an antique English fountain, statues, tranquil settings and an elegant gazebo perfect for your memorable wedding photos. Some of Australia’s native birds have also created their haven in our gardens.

You are most welcome to use your own preferred photographer, or if you like, we can recommend an experienced wedding photographer. Cost of photography is not included in our garden wedding fee. *All details and requirements are taken care of in consultation with the bride and groom.


The Whitehaven Recommended Timetable 4:30pm

Wedding guests arrive and are shown to the gardens for the ceremony

5:00pm

The Civil Ceremony commences

5:30pm

The Civil Ceremony ends Champaign Punch can be served

6.00pm

Reception drinks Photography – in the Whitehaven Gardens Master of Ceremonies calls guests for wedding dinner

6:45pm

Master of Ceremonies introduces Bride and Bridegroom into the Main Dining Room

7.00pm

Dinner served with dinner wines and soft drinks followed by coffee and chocolates Between courses the Master of Ceremonies will introduce the Bride and Bridegroom to cut the cake

8:45pm approx

Master of Ceremonies will introduce the first speaker for speeches and toasts accompanied by a glass of champagne or sparkling wine Music and dancing

10:30pm

Last orders at the bar

10:40pm

Last dance Cars

Throughout the day we will provide a dedicated Master of Ceremonies and supporting team to ensure that everything runs perfectly, leaving you free to thoroughly enjoy your special day.


Optional Extras

GARDEN WEDDING Garden Wedding Fee includes; function co-ordinator, seating and background music Red carpet Gazebo floral arrangement with tulle EXTRA COURSES OR PLATTERS Antipasto Platters Individual Antipasto Fruit Platters Cheese & Fruit Platters (direct from a local Australian Farm) Fresh Seafood Platters ADDITIONAL BEVERAGE CHOICES Serve Bailey’s Irish Cream with coffee Wedding Ceremony Champagne Punch To upgrade your wine selection, this is discussed in consultation Beverage Menus can be provided FUNCTION EXTENSION Extension of time can be arranged prior to the function at a cost of: Per 1/2 hour or A maximum of

$450 $150 $150

$6 pp $7 pp $5 pp $7 pp $9 pp

$4 pp $8 pp

$4 pp $530 for over 120 guests per 1/2 hour


Optional Extras

DINING TABLES - additional touches White or black chair covers with your choice of coloured sash Individualised quality table menus Your choice of fresh floral arrangements to match your individual colours (3 Rose buds and Ivory)

$3 per chair $10 per table $20 per table

Large black wrought iron candelabras for guest tables (substituting the standard centrepiece) Tea light candles and mirror (substituting the standard centrepiece) Rose Bowls with fresh flowers on a mirror base (substituting the standard centrepiece) Glass vase with Singapore orchids submerged in water (substituting the standard centrepiece) Tea light candles in glass holders scattered around the table

$17 each

Elegant White Treasure Chest

$50

Professional Disc Jockey

$660

CHILDREN’S MEALS Children in the bridal party and under 12 years of age are charged 50% of the adult price per child.

$20 each $25 each $25 each $1 each


Directions to Whitehaven Receptions (Melways – Map; 246, E7) DIRECTIONS - FROM THE NORTH OF WHITTLESEA Exit the Hume highway M31 at Wandong (28 km) Travel south along the Broadford Kilmore Road C729 Turn left onto the C727 Wallan Whittlesea Road Travel 15 km along the Wallan Whittlesea Road Turn right at Glenburnie Road and directly on your left is Whitehaven. DIRECTIONS - FROM THE SOUTH OF MELBOURNE From a northern suburb of Melbourne (Preston High & Bell Streets approx. 32 km) Travel along Plenty Road C727 continuously until the Township of Whittlesea When you approach the junction, look out for a sign at the junction “Whitehaven Receptions”. Turn left here on the Wallan Road Travel 1 km, turn left onto Glenburnie Road and directly on your left is Whitehaven. DIRECTIONS - FROM THE NORTH OF WHITTLESEA Exit the Hume highway M31 at Wandong (28 km) Travel south along the Broadford Kilmore Road C729 Turn left onto the C727 Wallan Whittlesea Road Travel 15 km along the Wallan Whittlesea Road Turn right at Glenburnie Road and directly on your left is Whitehaven.

DIRECTIONS - FROM THE SOUTH OF MELBOURNE From a northern suburb of Melbourne (Preston High & Bell Streets approx. 32 km) Travel along Plenty Road C727 continuously until the Township of Whittlesea When you approach the junction, look out for a sign at the junction “Whitehaven Receptions”. Turn left here on the Wallan Road Travel 1 km, turn left onto Glenburnie Road and directly on your left is Whitehaven. ALTERNATIVE DIRECTIONS - FROM THE NORTH EASTERN SUBURBS Travelling from the North Eastern Suburbs, take the Northern Ring Road M80 until the exit to Plenty Road C727. Travel along Plenty Road C727 continuously until the Township of Whittlesea When you approach the junction, look out for a sign at the junction “Whitehaven Receptions”. Turn left here on the Wallan Road. Travel 1 km, turn left onto Glenburnie Road and directly on your left is Whitehaven.


Make an appointment/Visit us

Corner Glenburnie and Wallan Roads, Whittlesea VIC 3757 Tel: (03) 9716 1122 Fax: (03) 9716 1144 Proprietors: Carol and Ron Walsh info@whitehavenreceptions.com.au www.whitehavenreceptions.com.au

Monday to Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm Saturday 11.30am - 4.00pm Sunday 11.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Sunday Evenings by appointment * We recommend that you call before visiting us


Appointments / Administration Telephone: +61 (03) 9716 1122, Fax: +61 (03) 9716 1144 info@whitehavenreceptions.com.au, www.whitehavenreceptions.com.au Whitehaven Receptions, Corner Glenburnie & Wallan Roads, Whittlesea 3757 VIC Proprietors: Carol and Ron Walsh

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