Forget Me Not

Hinterland Ceremony & Beachfront Reception Package

Forget Me Not offers an escape to a magical and romantic landscape, located in a secluded part of the Byron Bay hinterland, yet only a short drive from Byron Bay town. Set among prize-winning gardens and rainforest plantings, Forget Me Not boasts the perfect ceremony location overlooking a large lake dressed with waterlilies and a quaint wooden boat.

The extensive property offers glorious photo opportunities as well as included accommodation for the bride and groom, with beautifully furnished rooms and an amazing western-styled saloon bar making it and unforgettable stay.

For your reception you will have exclusive use of The Italian Byron Bay, a contemporary beachfront restaurant located in the heart of Byron Bay. You’ll have the ability to transform the gorgeous interior, using furniture available at the restaurant, as well as The Wedding Shed’s hire & styling incorporated into your package. There is a private courtyard area, surrounded by lush palm trees, as well as a dance floor area.

Your Savvy Wed package is inclusive of all key wedding day suppliers. We’ve shortlisted the best of the best in this region so you don’t have to, meaning your wedding day will only be full of only the highest quality and trusted suppliers in Byron Bay.

Package Capacity

70 GUESTS

Package Curfew

10.30PM (option to extend at an additional cost)

Package Inclusions

CEREMONY

For an unforgettable Forget Me Not ceremony, you and your partner will be set standing in front of a stunning lake filled with waterlilies framed by tall trees. Your guests will be looking over the water with old boat and wooden jetty, while bathing in natural light. As the afternoon settles in, witness the mood change as sunset reflects off the lake.

COCKTAIL HOUR

As live acoustic music continues to play, your guests will be invited to mingle across the stunning grounds of the Forget Me Not estate during your cocktail hour. They'll sip on hand-crafted cocktails and nibble on gourmet canapés at sun down, all while slowly taking in the breathtaking views that surround.

RECEPTION

While only a 12-minute drive from the well known beaches of Byron Bay, Forget Me Not is secluded yet convenient for your seamless transition to your beachfront reception. The Italian Byron Bay is located in the heart of town, offering contemporary interiors, a wedding menu of fresh, generous meals, and of course more drinks and dancing.


The Italian Byron Bay can accommodate live bands or DJ and is one of the only wedding venues around with a late-night curfew, meaning no after party required! Talk to your Savvy Wed planner about extending your music package or venue curfew.
PLANNING, COORDINATION & STAFFING

Savvy Wed offers you a wedding planning service where you can wipe your hands of any stress and unnecessary wasted time, while trusting that you’ll receive the upmost quality wedding day of your dreams. Your Savvy Wed planner is there to help you piece together your package suppliers and details of your wedding day, corresponding with you via email and phone calls.

An experienced on-the-day wedding coordinator will ensure every detail of your wedding day is executed seamlessly. From the beginning of the day overseeing the décor and floral set up, to welcoming and ushering your guests, from coordinating the ceremony line up and music cues, to liaising with your MC and musicians so that everything is executed at the right time. They are there to solve any problems should they arise, ensuring everyone continues to enjoy the most perfect wedding day.

CATERING

During your cocktail hour at Forget Me Not, your choice of six gourmet canapés will be served catered by the award-winning Fig Tree Restaurant. Reflecting the whims of nature with ingredients locally sourced in the Byron Bay region, Fig Tree Restaurant’s menu offers a selection of canapés that will leave your guests raving about your wedding food.

Shortly following your arrival to your reception at The Italian Byron Bay, mains will be served in either canapé style or formal sit down – whichever you prefer.

The Italian Byron Bay has long been known for their exquisite and locally foraged menu, regarded as one of the best restaurants in town. Their talented head chef and highly experienced event coordinator have created the perfect menu for your big day; whether you want a long, roaming cocktail reception or an intimate sit down dinner.

Your wedding cake will be served roaming to finish as your guests enjoy more drinks before the party kicks off!

DRINKS

Forget Me Not is a BYO venue. Fig Tree Restaurant’s staff will look after complete bar set up, service and cocktail making throughout your ceremony and cocktail hour. All of their wait and bar staff are professionally trained and certified.

Ask your Savvy Wed planner for recommendations on quantities of beer, wine, champagne & cocktail ingredients, based on your guest numbers. For ease, our local supplier has arranged some fantastic BYO beverage packages, which can be tailored to include your specific wine, beer and cocktail choices.

Please note, your alcohol will be delivered by our supplier direct to Forget Me Not the morning of your wedding, ready to be chilled!

The Italian Byron Bay has crafted the perfect drink package for your wedding reception. This includes your choice of: 1 Sparkling, 1 White Wine, 1 Red Wine, 2 Beers, Soft Drink, Still & Sparkling Mineral Water. You have the option to add a specialty cocktail service package at $25pp/hour.

FURNITURE & DECOR

Savvy Wed work hand in hand with The Wedding Shed for all things hire & styling. They have curated a standard package covering off all the basics for your dream day, at a special discount price exclusively for our Savvy Wed couples!

Your Savvy Wed styling package includes everything you need for your ceremony, cocktail furniture, reception furniture and other details, up to the value of $4000 included, subject to availability. Additional items may be added at an additional cost directly with The Wedding Shed.

The Wedding Shed also have several gorgeous styling services that can be added on to your Savvy Wed package to really bring your day to life. We’ll put you in touch with one of The Wedding Shed stylists about adding on a coloured napkin, a charger plate for your table setting, a luxe cushion package or special signing chairs.

INCLUDED SUPPLIERS

Your included suppliers are set*, but not limited to a florist, celebrant, photographer, your music, wedding cake and guest transport. You’ll have a choice within each category from The Savvy Wed Collective to make up your wedding suppliers, subject to availability.

The Savvy Wed Collective is a collection of destination wedding vendors carefully chosen by our team to help deliver our quality all-inclusive wedding packages. Your choice of vendors within your package have been selected due to our experience working with them in the industry, as well as what may be best suited to your venue.

*Ask your Savvy Wed planner about optional add-ons including hair & makeup, videographers or DJ package for your reception.

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Supplier Inclusions

Forget Me Not Accommodation

Accommodation

This package includes one night’s accommodation for the bride and groom containing a separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, swimming pool, undercover deck, BBQ area and an outdoor fire pit to warm those winter nights.

Forget Me Not's accommodation offers an ideal place for your wedding party to get ready, as well as a special place to relax, reflect and enjoy after your special day; decked out with an amazing western-styled saloon bar making it an unforgettable stay.

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Every Savvy Wed package include floral from one of our amazing suppliers. This includes your bridal bouquet, a floral pin for the groom, a floral arrangement for signing table, arbor floral details, four medium table centrepieces, as well as staffing, delivery and removal fee. Final inclusions and type of flowers are subject to availability. Any additional items can be organised directly with your supplier.

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With a long history of planning weddings in the Byron Bay region, we've worked with the best of the best and have curated a diverse and all-encompassing list of our favourite celebrants from around the area. What ever your style, one of these gorgeous professionals will create a ceremony that truly reflects your love.

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Set to a Savvy Wed standard, your base package includes 4 hours of professional photography on your wedding day, by one of our standout suppliers. Starting with some snaps of final touches getting ready to throughout your ceremony and cocktail hour.

After your wedding day, you will receive 400 x individually edited images on a USB presented in a wooden box, as well as a personalised online gallery for you to share with your family and friends.

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Your Savvy Wed base package includes music during your time at Forget Me Not (3 hours). You have the option to add on a live band or a DJ for your reception at The Italian Byron Bay at an additional cost.

As your guests arrive to your ceremony, background music will be played from an iPod and speaker, organised by your wedding day coordinator. Live acoustic music will then begin with songs of your choice for your aisle, signing and exit song. Live music will continue throughout your cocktail hour at Forget Me Not. A playlist of your choice will be played during your reception.

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Every Savvy Wed Package includes a Two-Tier Wedding Cake, serving up to approx. 80 canapé portions. Flavours vary by supplier, with vegan options available too. Additional cake tiers or decorations can be arranged directly with your chosen supplier.

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Forget Me Not is a guest "bus in, bus out" venue, which will be arranged with one of our coach or bus suppliers. To begin the day, transport for your guests will be arranged from Byron Bay’s town centre to your ceremony location.

Your guests will be picked up from their choice of two convenient locations in town to head up to Forget Me Not. After your ceremony and cocktail hour, they will then be taken back into town to The Italian Byron Bay for your reception.

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Optional Add ons

Your Savvy Wed package can be flexible if you've already locked in a supplier, as you have the ability to swap in an alternative supplier not yet included, such as Hair & Makeup, Videographer or a DJ.

There are also a few details that are not included in Savvy Wed packages. For example, all of our venues are BYO alcohol. Your planner will put you in touch with our amazing local supplier and offer you a handy checklist to assist in making sure that nothing is missed… like picking your dream dress and making sure your partner is looking spiffy!

A collection of destination wedding venues and vendors to deliver quality, affordable, all-inclusive wedding packages, full of only the highest quality and trusted suppliers in Byron Bay.

Pricing

Get in touch for a full detailed quote on everything that is included in this package.