HELLO dear friends of The Pier Geelong!
We’ve been a bit quiet of late…. And with good reason. Truth be told we’ve been all loved up.
And I mean loved up in a big way – it’s wedding season, you see, and well, with weddings come a lot of last minute changes and additions along with the nerves and excitement.
Over the past months we’ve held afternoon wedding receptions, cocktail receptions, countless ceremonies and cultural influenced celebrations.
There’s been some amazing flower installations – both hanging artworks from the ceiling, and free stand floral walls – beautiful fresh centrepieces, and a feature of native wildflowers.
Arbours, lanterns, festoon and fairy lighting have all adorned the Terrace for breathtaking ceremonies and couples have made their entrances from under our iconic pier on the arm of their fathers, mothers and brothers.
We’ve held a surprise wedding and delighted in the reactions of the guests.
There have been photos in towers, under the pier, on the CQ stairs and our big, bronze ‘The Pier’ sign has featured in many a professional shot.
We’ve spent countless hours polishing glasses, folding linen napkins, getting up and down on scissor lifts to hang lights (and take lights down…. To then get back up and install them again…) placing out name cards, shuffling table numbers to fit more people in and many hours overtime to pack down items and clean and reset the rooms for events the next day.
And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We still have more weddings this season and we look set to host a few special weddings over Winter too (no rest for the wicked!).
To our amazing functions team and suppliers, we thank you for all of your tireless efforts to bring each magical day to life – for spending hours hanging lights, placing out name cards and bonbonniere, delivering, setting and collecting items, and styling and theming each space meticulously. We would be lost without you!
And to our Brides and Grooms – thank you for allowing us to be a part of one of the most special experiences of your lives. We love being a part of your day!!