Saturday, September 25, 2010
Where to stay and how to get to the wedding venue
Anna and Mat's wedding venue in the Yarra Valley is located at 957 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen in Victoria.
It's about 56 kms from Melbourne's city centre, so about an hours drive or so.
It's perfectly feasible to drive from Melbourne to the wedding venue and back again (so long as you have a designated driver people!).
Depending on the level of interest Anna and Mat are considering organising a bus to pick people up at a central location in Melbourne, drive them up the the wedding venue, and then back again once the celebrations are over. There may be a small fee to cover the cost of this. If you are interested in taking the bus please leave a comment on this post, or contact Anna and Mat at the email address to the right, by the end of December 2010 - if we get enough people who want to use this service we will look at booking something in.
The weekend of Anna and Mat's wedding (March 12-14, 2011) happens to be a long weekend in Victoria. Which means that if you're thinking about staying down in the Yarra Valley for the weekend you'd be best to start thinking about accommodation options soon (they book out quickly for long weekends).
A great place to start exploring accommodation options is the Stayz website. Just type in Yarra Valley or Healesville (the two closest towns to the wedding venue) to search for accommodation.
Just a note on this - some places have a two or three night minimum stay over long weekends, make sure you double check when you are enquiring.
Hope this helps!