What are the measurements of furniture?
Timber Arbour: H 2.3m W 2.1m
Circle Arbour: 2m diameter
White Ceremony Benches: 2.4m long
Tables: L 240cm x W 90cm H 77cm
Chairs: H 90cm W 40cm
Fireplace: L 244cm / Mantle Depth 14cm
What is the ceiling height?
The height of the anchor points for hanging installations is 4 meters high. A qualified rigger is required for all hanging installations, draping and lighting.
How many people can sit at each table?
You can fit up to 10 people per table, although we recommend 8 people per table.
Do we include a cake stand?
You will need to provide a cake stand for the cake. The Acre provides a wine barrel for this to sit on and a cake knife for the cutting.
Can we come in to see the venue once we have booked?
You are welcome to visit the venue again, please email the planning team to arrange a time to do so.
How much food is provided in the banquet menus?
We provide ample food, ensuring no one will leave hungry.
Do we need a menu tasting?
We value fresh local produce, sourcing the majority of our ingredients from local farms and suppliers if we do not grow it in our own gardens. We pride ourselves on creating menus to cater any style of wedding and we know your food experience at The Acre will be exceptional – no tasting needed!
We do not currently offer individual menu tastings. If you would like to enjoy a fun dining experience with our partner restaurants, Lolita’s Mexican Cantina in Casuarina, or Farm & Co in Cudgen you can book via their linked websites or contact our planning team to assist.
When is the remainder of our booking fee due?
Once your initial deposit has been settled, the booking fee balance will be due approximately 30 days following.
When are our food and beverage payments due?
Your payment plan is divided across four separate payments ahead of your wedding. Three of these are invoiced and sent with due dates at time of booking. The fourth and final balance payment will not be issued until final numbers are confirmed 3 weeks out and will be due 14 days prior to your celebration.
What is the music decibel limit?
What is the band allowance?
3-piece band with no drums, electric guitars, saxophones or percussion instruments.
Last drinks are called at 10:15pm with no more alcohol served after 10:30pm. Last song is played just before 10.45pm with everyone off property by 11:15pm.
Sunday – Thursday:
Last drinks are called at 10pm for no more alcohol past 10:15pm, last song played just before 10:30pm with all guests off property by 11.00pm.
Lawn events have earlier curfew times.
Who deals with the suppliers?
Couples deal directly with their vendors/suppliers. Please let us know if we can assist with any questions regarding the venue or bump-in/out arrangements.
When is bump in?
Bump in is available from 9am on the morning of your event. Please confirm your required time with our on-day coordinator.
When is bump out?
Bump out must be completed by yourself and your suppliers no later than midnight on the night of your event.
Does The Acre set up and pack down?
We will set up and pack down the equipment that is included in your venue package. For the rest of the equipment, it is up to the suppliers and host/organisers, friends and family to set up and pack down. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay a small fee for our staff to set up your decorations instead. If utilising our staff to do so, a minimum of 2 hours is charged.
When and where is the final meeting?
Your final meeting is held approximately 6/8 weeks before your wedding. The final meeting can be held on-site at the venue or alternatively via Skype, Zoom or phone if preferred.
What we go through in our final meeting:
We will be going through
– Final numbers
– Menu selections
– Beverage selections
– Dietary requirements
– Crew meals
– Children’s meals
– What you would like from your package
– Timing of the day
– Floor plan
– Styling and supplier details
Do you have any transport recommendations?
We highly recommend organising a transport option for your guests’ seamless departure to complete your perfect day! Arriving via uber or taxi is perfect, but a safe and efficient service to get everyone home is a great idea! We recommend Currumbin Valley Coaches and Koala Koaches. Your planner can give you some guidance on what might best suit your guest numbers and budget.
Does the venue have a wireless microphone and Bluetooth speaker?
Yes, we have a wireless microphone and a Bluetooth speaker available for use both on the lawn and in the barn for your reception. Your celebrant will be required to bring along their own sound system for the ceremony.
Are buggies included in the venue hire?
Yes, 2 bridal buggies are included in the package seating 4 people in total.
What types of confetti are allowed at the venue?
The Acre allows rose petals, natural confetti, and water soluble biodegradable confetti only. Clean-up fees apply.
Are dogs allowed at the venue?
Yes, dogs are allowed on a lead. We recommend hiring a pet sitter to make it stress-free. You can do so at https://petweddingservices.co/
Are candles allowed on tables?
Yes, open flame candles are allowed, however, all candles are required to be provided with a drip tray. This includes open flame candles on the fireplace.
What are the best ceremony times for summer and winter in Mudgeeraba?
We recommend discussing this with your photographer as they will have suggestions regarding lighting and your photo locations.
As a general guide, we recommend a 2 or 2.30pm ceremony during the winter months, a 3 or 3.3pm ceremony during spring and autumn months and a 3 or 3.30pm ceremony during the summer months.
Do you have any accommodation recommendations nearby?
Here is a link to a list of accommodation recommendations nearby.
Do you have heating at The Acre?
We do have fixed indoor heaters on the ceiling of the barn as well as portable outdoor heaters that are provided for the dance floor area only. Guests are welcome to light the fireplace in cooler months as long as there is no guest table positioned directly in front of this for safety purposes. Please note that firewood is an additional charge.
Does the barn have air conditioning?
No, the barn does not have air conditioning. The temperature inside the barn is regulated by the insulated ceiling which keeps the space cool, and by ceiling fans that circulate the air. During the summer months, misting fans can be hired from Kennards Hire for the lawn area if desired.
If you still have questions about our venue, please feel free to get in touch with your planner – firstname.lastname@example.org