Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Is it more expensive to have a dining seating versus a cocktail seating?
Answer: Our prices are for the full venue, both rooms, items, staff, hours and access to the property hire and these costs do not increase or decrease for seating arrangements it's all the same hire cost no matter what you choose.
Question: Why is it cheaper to do cocktail seating at other venues but not your venue?
Answer: We are a BYO food venue so we are not charging you for the food service or food cost (4 courses or cocktail) whether you sit, stand or have bar stools in place doesn't change the cost for you.
You hire our venue and all the things that we have set up with it, BYO your own food so its not more expensive to sit down and eat and you can still have a food truck parked outside or a buffet set up and guests will all be comfortable and seated for a meal at no extra cost.
Question: Can I hold my ceremony at the venue as well as my reception?
Answer: Our venue is open for you to arrive and set up from 10am onwards. Guests are welcome to arrive 30 mins prior to your ceremony start time. Your decorators, celebrants or members of the bridal party are included in the available access from 10 am onwards.
We include 20 white bentwood style chairs in white. Two arbor designs to choose from, a white runner, two large white lanterns, two wine barrels, easel for signage and cold water bottles.
You can go off and do photos at the Botanical Gardens or surrounding areas that suit or stay on the location and use the acres of gorgeous surrounding greenery, dams and trees right here on the golf course. Buninyong is simply the perfect location to create lasting video and photo memories for your big day.
Please speak to Alyssa, your event liaison and venue owner to learn more about locations in the local town that might suit. We have gardens, a golf course, wineries, a mountain, lakes and trees surrounding walkways, even older buildings and textured and brick buildings for some great contrast.
Question: Do you only host wedding events?
Answer: We are beautifully set up with weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries in mind however we offer our venue for corporate events and functions as well as larger community events, speaking engagements, music events and much more so please contact our event liaison to learn more about our pricing and packages for the event hire in this perfect venue and location. firstname.lastname@example.org
Question: Do you charge for cleaning or need me to return to clean up?
Answer: No, our fees include a professional cleaner making sure the place is sparkling so you don't need to return to clean up the next day.
Question: Do you set up the venue for my event?
Answer: Yes, In our meeting that we set up in person around 4 weeks prior to your event you will walk through the areas and speak to Alyssa or Travis who will list and make notes as well as detail the graphics of how the rooms are to be set up for your event.
Question: Can I bring food trucks to Ivory Pavilion?
Answer: Food trucks, Vans and catering is absolutely welcome here. We do not offer food service in our event hire so you can match budget and choice of taste when it comes to the food you have served for your event. See our online directory for local and surrounding suppliers who might suit. This can be found on our website.
Question: Can you recommend any suppliers and vendors in the local area?
Answer: YES! We suggest even if your traveling to have your event in beautiful Buninyong town that you explore our local businesses we have lots of brilliant options for you and when you book an event with Ivory Pavilion you have exclusive access to our business and suppliers directory to find everything you need on our tailor built website directory just for you.
Question: Are you a kid friendly venue?
Answer: As parents ourselves we understand a great event with kids is when they are free to play and are entertained so while we don't have a large outer area attached to run around we do have a large building and separate bridal suit for some separation when needed.
And of course you can take the kids to run around in the grassy areas to the side of the building downstairs but they must be supervised.
Question: Do you have wheelchair access?
Answer: We offer a wonderful venue that accommodates individuals who use wheelchairs. There is a ramp leading up to the second floor, accessible toilets located at the entrance of the building away from pedestrian traffic, and the entire venue is accessible from all areas. The Grand Room, Cocktail Lounge, Balcony, and Beer Garden are all wheelchair accessible.
Additionally, we have a car park conveniently located at the base of the ramp for easy transportation and drop-off/pick-up.
Question: Do I need plates, cutlery and kitchen utensils since you don't offer food at Ivory Pavilion?
Answer: We have it all covered. You might not need it if you're doing food trucks and they have boats or cones etc but if doing catering or buffet tables we have everything you need to serve food to your guests.