Timaru Courier - 4th April 2014 -digital.timarucourier.co.nz

A Timaru restaurant is now available for wedding receptions. 

Stafford Sts, recently held its own ‘‘fake wedding’’ to showcase what it is able to offer potential wedding parties. Owner Clarissa Doran said she and her husband, Michael, had wanted to promote the restaurant as an intimate wedding venue so in February they invited staff and regular customers to a ‘‘wedding’’ at the restaurant.
‘‘We can have 20 to 60 people here. ‘‘We’d had a few inquiries and when we tried to explain to people it was hard to visualise so we thought let’s have a fake wedding here,’’ Mrs Doran said. She adorned the dress she got married in just over a year earlier, and staff from the restaurant ended up being the guests, while regular customers became the staff. ‘‘It was a bit of a role reversal.’’ Timaru wedding photographer Callander Girl Photography(Rachel Callander) took photos, La De Da Weddings & Events was in charge of styling and musician music by Roselyn Cloake (Roselyn Cloake) played music at the event. Flowers were arranged by Absolute Flowers.

Mrs Doran said the restaurant could comfortably cater up to 60 for a wedding reception, with 30 guests being the ideal number.

‘‘I would also encourage the bride to add her own touch to the set-up of the restaurant to suit their wedding theme,’’ Mrs Doran said.

For more information contact Mrs Doran on (03) 688-3297

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