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Great Expectations - Wedding Showcase at Dockside Venue

The Master/slave brand is synonymous with bespoke luxury, high quality and personal service. When we were invited to present the "Flora Galaxies Collection" at the Dockside Venue Wedding Showcase, we jumped at the opportunity to work with this reputable hospitality brand. We are so excited to learn more about the heritage of the Dockside group that we decided to spend some time with them to find out more about the event.

A Brief History

Over the past 20 years, Dockside Group Weddings has captured the spirit of Sydney with iconic wedding venues boasting magnificent Sydney water views. Dockside Group offers seven boutique waterfront Sydney wedding venues—L’Aqua, Dockside, Star room (at Cockle Bay) and Waterfront, Wolfies and Italian Village (in the Rocks) each offering a unique spaces for your ceremony or reception from the chic and modern to the historic and atmospheric. Whether you have 20 guests or 500, they offer unique and flexible spaces to make your wedding day breathtaking.

Why is the Dockside Venue doing a wedding showcase?

Dockside Group’s Wedding Showcase evening (February 8) and day (February 9) is for Brides and Grooms and their families and friends to experience what a Dockside Group wedding is, from taking in the iconic Sydney views, meeting the chefs, the friendly service to décor, entertainment and much more. The Showcase is their opportunity to meet the entire Dockside Group family (the collective experience of the wedding team is over 75 years!)  as well as some of our favourite and Sydney’s most talented and professional suppliers to help them create the wedding of their dreams.

Step in to the magical world of weddings with everything from styling, entertainment, photography and food with endless ways to make an impression on your wedding day.

How is this different to any other wedding event /showcase? What have you got in store for us? What are the highlights we can expect?

Unlike bridal expos and open days- Dockside Group hold two of these showcase events a year to confirm our ongoing support for our Brides and Grooms on the journey to their wedding day. The showcase is to present the venues in different styles, themes and colours with the latest trends that you can take away to enhance and style your wedding day. Our wonderful wedding team is ecstatic to meet you, hear more about your plans and see how we can help.

What you can expect:

•          Speak face-to-face with the wonderful Dockside Group Wedding team and our favourite suppliers.

•          Stunning wedding photography from some of Sydney best wedding photographers.

•          Heavenly flower arrangements, lighting and vintage styling ideas

•          Amazing live bands and entertainment to help to celebrate your wedding day.

•          Delicious wedding cake inspiration and mouth watering sweet buffets and lolly bars.

•          Complimentary tasting of Dockside Group’s signature wedding canapés and sparkling wine.

The highlights for this year include a fashion parade, featuring some of Australia’s best bridal designers (Friday night only) plus a specially designed La Belle Marie bag for every bride who attends, full of incredible goodies.

Why did you choose to work with Weddings by Master/slave for this particular event?

This is the first time Dockside Group has included a fashion parade in our Wedding Showcase. We wanted to feature only the very best couture suppliers so Weddings by Master/slave fit the bill! We were looking for a company with the same philosophy, providing the best in service and quality of product that Dockside Group is known for.


What can we expect from dockside venue as a wedding brand/wedding venue? What is Dockside Venue’s philosophy on a successful wedding reception?

First and foremost, Dockside Group is dedicated to our customers. When you come to a Dockside Group venue or restaurant, you are treated like a special guest and you are given the respect and attention you deserve.

Dockside Group has always been and will always be, about quality food.

Dockside Group is a family business and the spirit and ties in our team are as strong as the bonds within our family. Dockside Group is set a part by their experienced people, their exceptional locations and how easy they are to work with. We have long and trusting relationships with customers like you and that’s the Dockside Group distinction. When you choose Dockside Group it’s not just a transaction, it’s the beginning of a partnership which will provide you and your family with many long lasting memories.

A client says, “I just got engaged, there are so many venues so many brands, they are all saying the same things” What makes Dockside Venue so unique? What little extras can you offer your clients that other venues don’t?

With over 800 weddings a year, our reputation speaks for itself. We have been in the wedding industry for many years, so experience is definitely our strong point. We have held weddings for multiple members in huge families, and held weddings for a huge range of cultures and backgrounds.

For many years we pride ourselves on having very competitive, value-for-money packages which include everything from the cake to your wedding accommodation, this makes planning a wedding easy as many of our Bride’s have told us!

Client says, “I am getting married in 2014, I am still looking”, What incentives are you offering at the showcase that will entice your clients to book their weddings with your venue ?

We don’t expect people to book their wedding at the Wedding Showcase evening or day! We arrange a personal follow up appointment to discuss with you whether we have the package and venue to suit your wedding plans. We want to hear what’s special to you— we understand the emotional and financial decision being made.

Come and experience what we have to offer!

To reserve a pair of free tickets to the Wedding's by Master/slave Couture show and the Wedding Showcase click: http://weddings.docksidegroup.com.au/

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