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October 29, 2014

After starting with a wedding of near max numbers, following it with a wedding for fewer than 40 people was good to get a sense of how the pavilion feels in both situations. It felt great.

While the first wedding had a touch of red and scottish tartin, the second weddin...

October 13, 2014

We got there!

White paint inside and out, ebony stained fence, kwila stained deck, 

lawns mown, edges trimmed gardens thinned-trimmed-weeded-planted, tables sanded-stained, plants growin shoots-flowers-leaves, blossom and daffodils come and gone.

Ceiling silks up-adjusted...

September 9, 2014



New green fingers are starting to appear everywhere:

Lots of round bits of colour are arriving:

Red and fluffy...

Pink and fluffy

other red bits

Daffodils in yellow...

and apricot...

peonie triffids poking up out of the ground

and more colour on green...

August 26, 2014

Many weddings have been booked,

the inner Pavilion painting has begun,

Arborists have seen to the tops of trees, and what grows below,

blossom has started to appear.


A complete set of indoor comfortable and good looking chairs with lycra covers have found their...

August 10, 2014

Most of the ground is now firm.

More of the garden is under control.

The garden shredder is singing most days.

Wisteria, Jasmine, and Clematis vines are having the dead trimmed off, and the living rewound back over their arches,

Daffodills are dancing in the NorWest.


July 21, 2014

A number of couples have booked us so far.


New comfortable seats have arrived for the pavillion.

Replacing the tables are next.

Despite it being still cold and wet outside, there are new plants starting to pop up throughout the garden, including many confused daffodils. 


June 19, 2014

I guess with the shortest day being only days away, we should be expecting this, but the grounds were just starting to dry out enough to do something useful, when along came the rain again, on the already saturated soil, and things went back under water.

The house, gara...

June 2, 2014

Whipped up a new trial Business Card.

Mocked up some wedding settings for photographs.

Looked at possible replacement Chiavari chairs for indoors, and something more weather-proof for outdoors.


Water blasting on the Pavilion roof,

lots of leaf blowing,

dug ditches to help...

May 24, 2014

Now that we have moved in... we have plenty to do.

When we arrived, most of the property was under water.

It is still drying out.

The internet and phoneline is now, at long last, fully functional.

We have couples looking through Bramble Grove, and bookings are being made.


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Bramble Grove

Wedding & Events Venue

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19 Old Nth Rd - Kaiapoi - North Canterbury

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