Jun
18
2013

Stanley: Bring historic charm to your special day

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Make it truly a day to remember by bringing your wedding celebrations to the charming historic town of Stanley!

Set in Tasmania's iconic north-west, Stanley is renowned for its picturesque beaches and 'the Nut', an old volcanic plug discovered in the late 1700s.

While these landmarks may provide a stunning backdrop for your pictures, it's the grand historic houses that are the main attraction for weddings.

The Highfield Historic Site is a glorious location to mark your wedding, where you can choose to hold your ceremony in the 1830s stone chapel, seating around 50 guests plus standing room.

You can alternatively choose to stage your ceremony on the extensive lawns, which provide a gorgeous setting for a garden wedding, with the Nut and Stanley township in the background.

The historic site's barn can also be hired for larger wedding parties, providing a fantastic location for a rustic-themed reception, which can come complete with wood fires, tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery and glassware. It's essential to note that self-catering is required for all receptions.

If a traditional church-based wedding is more up your alley, then you can take your pick of Stanley churches that emit the 'old world' charm of the 1800s.

The St. James Presbyterian Church was opened over 150 years ago (1855) and is noted to be one of the earliest churches in continuous use today.

The building was originally sourced from Scotland, and is believed to be one of the oldest pre-fabricated buildings in Australia.

St Paul's Anglican Church is a gorgeous old weatherboard building that may also be an attractive location for couples tying the knot.

The church is situated on the main street of Stanley, Church Street, and features blackwood pews, baltic pine ceiling, stained-glass windows and a red carpet in the aisle.

If you need more wedding reception ideas or are still on the lookout for the perfect honeymoon package, then check out Bride Tasmania, the essential guide to weddings in the nature state!

Beautiful and historic Highfield - Image Credit: Weddings in Stanley

Historic wooden church in Stanley - Image Credit: Weddings in Stanley

Wedding settings and the big day - Image Credit: Weddings in Stanley

Photos in great surroundings to recall the special day - Image Credit: Weddings in Stanley

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Comments

  • Just love remembering the beautiful sites

  • Janette says:

    Looks a very special place for a very special day.

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