We like to be really honest and upfront so you feel comfortable and empowered as you choose who you want to work with for your wedding. Part of this is to be transparent with our pricing information, which you'll find below.
If you want a proposal specific for your wedding get in touch here.
Our events usually come to about $170 - $250 per head. This is for all the essentials you'll need for your wedding, such as food, bar service, staffing, tables, linen, chairs, festoon lighting and ceremony chairs, the only things it doesn't include are the ones that are either not charged by us (such as venue hire) or that vary too much to account for here (such as flowers). Part of the reason for the big range in pricing is economies of scale - smaller weddings (under 80 people) tend to cost more on a per head basis, but cost less overall. Larger weddings (80+) will cost more in total, but the cost per head can be lower. Other things that really factor in are the menu your choose, the facilities available at your venue and how many staff we need to carry off your wedding.
The end price really can vary depending on how you choose to celebrate, so please use this as a guide, and come for a look around so we can develop a proposal specific to you.
Here's a rough estimate of how that is broken down.
We quote between $77 and $89 for a 3 course menu. This includes everything that you need to eat it - plates, cutlery, platters, servingware & basic styling.
You can read about our food and see sample menus here, (this also explains the cost differences) however for every wedding part of our service is to allow you to make tweaks and changes to suit your event and crowd. We love the creative aspect and we want you to love your menu, not feel like you have to compromise.
We offer a BYO arrangement for alcohol.
You select the alcohol that you want and buy it, and we do everything else.
We charge a $22 per head service fee, which covers the set up and pack down of your bar and includes styling with vintage linen and beautiful flowers, set up on a gorgeous vintage trestle table, all glassware, ice and our RSA & licensing requirements.
Just select and drop off the alcohol to us before the big day or let us know what you'd like and we'll order and pick it up for you.
We hold many of our events at the Collingwood Children's Farm, but we also work at lots of interesting venues around Melbourne. We're happy to help you hunt for the perfect venue and we're experts at finding hidden gems.
For information about venue fees please let us know which venue you are most interested in and we'll get accurate pricing for you. As a guide, Melbourne venues range a lot, but the minimum most charge is around the $1500 mark, with many coming in between $2500-$4000. The venue hire is charged direct by the venue (even at the Farm - we're actually a separate business to the Children's Farm) which is why we don't include the venue hire in our price per head.
Staff & Service
Once we've met with you, we'll put together a proposal that shows you exactly the staffing that we're going to charge you for. If you're trying to budget allow for between $45 to $90 per guest for staff. Our staff take care of everything on the day, from setting up furniture at the venue to bar and food service, styling and pack down. This guide for staff also includes your own Event Producer who takes care of you in the planning phase and manages everything on the day.
The amount of staff needed varies a lot from venue to venue and also depends on what kind of event you wish to have.
We have furniture and styling equipment in our warehouse that we rent out and we also deal with some of Melbourne's best suppliers. With all the equipment that we source for you we charge what we get charged. We don't take a cut. The amount you need to budget for can vary massively depending on your wants and needs for the day. A minimum of around $20 a head will do for most venues.