Covid 19 Update
Kookaburra Hideaway and Wedding Shed regarding the Corona Virus as of July 1st 2020.
As announced by the Government on July 1st 2020, there have been changes put in place, increasing numbers able to attend weddings.
The maximum number of people who may attend a wedding is the maximum number of people allowed on the premises, which is one person per 4 square metres.
Wedding services are no longer subject to separate limits, with the exception of a wedding at a place of residence, which can have the greater of 20 people or one person per 4 square metres of space.
People attending will be required to provide their name and contact details so that they can be used for contact tracing.
All wedding guests, suppliers and staff must make a health declaration prior to attending a wedding at Kookaburra Hideaway, failure to do so may result in not being able to attend
Anyone with Covid symptoms will not be allowed to attend and should seek medical advice
All vendors (Including us) must provide us with their Covid 19 Safety Plan - Click here to read ours.
Precautions and considerations we are incorporating into our wedding planning.
If you want to have dancing at the wedding, ensure this is restricted to only the wedding couple and wedding party.
Make sure to choose a venue that has a dancefloor area with enough space (Kookaburra Hideaway is a very large venue with outdoor/indoor components.
Think about strategies to avoid crowding on the dancefloor and other areas such as avoiding or modifying rituals like throwing the bouquet or the Hora.
Ensure people do not take alcoholic drinks onto the dancefloor
All weddings/functions must have a start and finish time with all patrons off premises at the agreed end time.
Where it is a restriction or condition of the current public health order, a person who is required to record information must:
record and keep the name and contact details (either a phone number or email address) of every person including staff, customers and contractors, entering their premises for a period of at least 28 days
ensure the information recorded is stored confidentially and securely and only used for the purpose of tracing COVID-19 infections
on request, provide the information to the Chief Health Officer.
Accommodation bookings at Kookaburra Hideaway and The Woodcutter's Shed
Lead guests will be required to make a declaration prior to checkin stating the number of guests staying at the accommodation and their contact details that must be readily available if required.
Visitors to accommodation on site are only allowed with prior permission from owner and must comply with current Covid 19 regulations.
NO events or parties are to be held at accommodation properties or Wedding Shed without prior consent and proper supervision and stringent Covid 19 regulations adhered to.,
Compared to where we were back in March when all of this started we have come a long way and so long as we all do the right thing wedding and accommodation options will continue to improve.
Alternatives in the event of Covid 19 related changes, should a second wave occur.
1. Postpone everything – Get lots of goodies from us for postponing to a later dat.
Postpone both your ceremony and wedding to a future date based on your current wedding pricing (midweek or weekend), for up to 2 years hence. There will be no extra charge and as a thankyou from us we will give you a free additional weekday or weekend nights accommodation at Kookaburra Hideaway based on your original booking, for up to 12 persons.
2. Marry now and Party Later Get a free night at Kookaburra Hideaway and Goodies for your wedding, plus free Commitment Ceremony for your future date.
Have an intimate wedding day on the date of your original booking as per government regulations and save your celebration to a future date when all your invited guests can attend. Ceremony to be performed by Val Haydon or your original Celebrant and (Val) will be happy to perform a commitment ceremony free of charge for you with everyone in their bridal attire for your postponed Wedding Reception…or, if you are using a different Celebrant you are welcome to use them. (Subject to Val's availability)
As with option 1 there will be no extra charge for moving your wedding to a future date up to 2 years in the advance based on your current booking season and as a thankyou from us we will give you a free additonal weekday or weekend nights accommodation at Kookaburra Hideaway based on your original booking (midweek or weekend) for up to 12 persons.
As I have said in previous communications these are difficult and unprecedented times…
Marriage is all about a whole lifetime together… so postponing your wedding, or altering the sequence of events won’t be the end of the world.
Love has no boundaries… The most important thing is that couple who love one another are able to show their love in whatever way they can and that we can make it special..
In 3-6 months time all of this may well be behind us, but in the meantime we will do anything we can for you to have your perfect day.. even if it comes in stages…
Thankyou for sticking by us… We won’t let you down.
Val and Andrew
The Wedding Shed @ Kookaburra Hideaway
Save your wedding day and your venue.