COVID-19 Ruined Your Wedding Plans? This Tweed Coast Venue is Giving Away a Free Beach Club Wedding To One Deserving Couple.

As COVID-19 continues to derail the wedding plans of countless brides and grooms-to-be across the country, Tweed Coast venue Ancora has teamed up with a handful of generous suppliers to give one lucky couple the opportunity to win an all-inclusive waterfront wedding valued at over $30,000.

The competition is expected to drum up plenty of attention, with entries closing on the 31st of October and the winning couple to be notified shortly after. To enter the giveaway, couples will need to submit their details via the Ancora website and outline why they would love to win a Beach Club wedding in 25 words or less.  Entry instructions and a full list of terms and conditions can also be found via the Ancora website at www.ancoraweddings.com.au/wedding-competition

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With the competition set to launch on the 1st of October, the iconic venue - owned by local hospitality group, PLB Group - is putting the call out to couples whose wedding plans may have been impacted by the global pandemic. The winning couple will enjoy a luxe Mediterranean-inspired “Beach Club'' wedding on the water, including exclusive venue hire, a full beach club menu and a 4-hour beverage package for up to 60 guests. 

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figtree wedding photography

The epic prize is also complete with photography, videography, flowers, decor, cake, dessert and entertainment, with services donated by local wedding vendors The Celebrant Circle, Ivy & Bleu Events, Figtree Wedding Photography, JANDA Events, The One Day House, Wheel and Spoon, Cakes by Baked and Anchored Cinema.

Although the popular waterfront venue has been hit hard by the pandemic, General Manager Mark Wilson says the PLB Group (who also own and operate local venues Osteria Weddings and The Acre at Boomerang Farm) were motivated to give back to the community after watching the emotional impact of COVID-19.

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2020 has been such a tough time for the entire wedding industry as a whole - venues and suppliers included - but we know it’s been just as tough for couples planning their weddings.” he shares.

This is our way of giving back to one of the couples who may be facing hardships due to the current crisis, and hopefully offer some positivity amongst what has been an incredibly challenging year”.

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With harsh event restrictions now making it difficult for couples to plan a traditional celebration, Mark also hopes the giveaway - designed around the concept of a long lunch - will showcase “a new way of doing weddings” amidst the pandemic.

“We really want to demonstrate just how incredible an afternoon or long lunch wedding can be, especially during these uncertain times.” he explains. 

“We’ve all been conditioned to think weddings should be traditional evening events, but the current restrictions - particularly when it comes to the rules around dance floors - are making that tricky.

The Tweed Coast climate and our relaxed social culture are perfectly suited to daytime weddings. Now that we have these restrictions in place for the unforeseen future, we want to pave the way forward and show couples how they can adapt to the pandemic and still celebrate an amazing wedding, without having to compromise on the atmosphere of their day”.


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The competition is expected to drum up plenty of attention, with entries closing on the 31st of October and the winning couple to be notified shortly after. To enter the giveaway, couples will need to submit their details via the Ancora website and outline why they would love to win a Beach Club wedding in 25 words or less.  Entry instructions and a full list of terms and conditions can also be found via the Ancora website at www.ancoraweddings.com.au/wedding-competition

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