The morning of the 29th March, Brisbane had just gone into lockdown for three days because of COVID starting at 5 pm that day. It meant Molly and Grants wedding was going to have rearranged as it was taking place on Wednesday 31th March. I was at the studios downloading the footage from my wedding on Saturday, waiting for the call. I was not expecting a call from Abigail; Molly sister advising me that the only option was to have the wedding in roughly 2 hours. Panic set in, I had no batteries charge, nothing was ready, and it would take me an hour to get to the venue!
When put the phone down and had a quick think. I rang a friend who I knew had a wedding on Tuesday, he had all his gear ready, and fortunately, he uses the same camera gear as me, so I quickly got ready and drove to his house and collected all the batteries I needed for the day.
I made it to Bribe with time to spare. We managed to fit in the ceremony, a very quick photoshoot and then a small reception, all done before 5 pm
Bribie Island is a favourite place for Brisbane residents to take a day trip.
The island is located in the Moreton Bay region between Brisbane and Sunshine Coast – about 45 minutes from each.
With its calm, relaxing waters on the ‘bridge side’, the pumping waves on the ‘surf side’ and hectares of uninhabited natural park in the middle, it’s no wonder that Bribie is also a favourite wedding location.
Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club takes advantage of everything Bribie has to offer with an events venue that you never have to leave – even for your honeymoon!
Situated in the suburb of Banksia Beach, Pacific Harbour Golf Club is surrounded by gorgeous sandy beaches, the sparkling Pumicestone Passage and views of the Glasshouse Mountains.
From the moment you contact Sam – your dedicated wedding coordinator – she will work with you to build your dream wedding from the ground up.
Pacific Harbour has two main areas for wedding ceremonies: The Marquee Terrace for indoors and The Marquee Lawn for outdoors.
When it’s time to take photos, you can take advantage of some picturesque backdrops, including waterways, long stretches of green and woodlands. You can even use a golf buggy to zip around the grounds and find that perfect spot.
Pacific Harbour’s main function room can fit up to 120 guests banquet style. If you’re after something more intimate, the View Lounge can host up to 100 guests for cocktails.
Both rooms have a large private deck with amazing views over the course and surrounding bushland, especially at sunset. It’s the perfect place for guests to mingle and have a drink before dinner.
Of course, if you dream of a more intimate day, they also have smaller rooms.
This venue delivers great food and drink, as evidenced by the rave reviews on their website, and Sam is passionate about personally ensuring that every happy couple feels special on their day.
There are several packages available, but you can also talk to Sam about your plans and she will work to make it possible.
The great thing about being on a golf course is that every wedding package includes a complimentary round of golf for the groom and his groomsmen. This will get them out of your hair while you get ready!
The most convenient aspect of the Pacific Harbour Golf Club is that can stay in accommodation on the grounds or close by . The venue has partnerships with some of Bribie Island’s best accommodation:
If you want an island wedding in lovely natural surrounds and great personal support to create your dream day, this venue might be perfect for you.
Contact me if you have any queries or would like to discuss your upcoming wedding.
Some kind words from Abigail
After a COVID lockdown was announced 2 days before my sisters wedding, Phil went above and beyond to attend the crash wedding we had to throw together within a few hours to make sure the wedding happened before restrictions were put in place. With only a few hours notice Phil managed to exceed expectations and get as much footage of the very rushed ceremony as possible. I could not recommend Phil any more highly, he was absolutely amazing with such a unexpected change of date. Thank you Phil!