WHEN Matt Burton and Michelle Newhouse purchased the former Terara Veggie Shop and garden site on Terara Road, little did they know it would become a wedding venue.
The couple chose the property, now called Blackwood Manor, because the home at the northern end near the Shoalhaven River would easily house their families.
The sheds were also perfect for Mr Burton’s kitchen business.
But after recently staging their own wedding on it they have decided to hire the property out as a wedding venue.
“We learnt a lot from it and what we need to do,” said Ms Newhouse.
The couple chose a non traditional wedding with a multicultural theme.
“We did research into a number of different religions and cultures and then came up with our ceremony which took parts from a number of different cultures,” Ms Newhouse said.
“It featured seven bridesmaids, Matt’s three daughters, my daughter and my three nieces and they each played a significant role in the wedding.
“We wanted something really romantic and unusual that also involved the guests.
“We had relatives come and stay at the property for the whole weekend and it all culminated in our afternoon wedding complete with a high tea.”