Words by Paris
3 minute read

A garden party like no other

What a way to celebrate an engagement…

When Ashley and Peter decided they wanted to celebrate their engagement with an intimate garden party with their family and friends in Melbourne, they knew to look no further than Showtime Event Group.

Ashley immediately fell in love with Showtime’s venue, Rippon Lea Estate. The pool within the grounds was alluring as a back drop for a long lunch nestled amongst the heritage-listed garden. She had dreams of sitting outside whilst sipping on champagne, celebrating the wedding soon to come.

Originating from Melbourne but living in Sydney, Ashley managed the majority of the planning via phone and email correspondence with Rippon Lea Coordinators Jade and Ella. Although the process was seemless, Ashley had concerns about the weather in Melbourne (who doesn’t) and when it came close to the event day, she wanted to re consider the location.

Luckily, Showtime has plenty of spaces to offer! Alternative options of State Library Victoria and Cargo Hall were tossed up, but finally, she felt most comfortable with Ella’s suggestion of Hellenic Museum – close to the city, still amongst the greenery of the outdoors, and nice and intimate. It was the perfect location!

A self-confessed worrier, Ash remarked that the help of Showtime’s staff Jade and Ella made her concerns far less daunting. Of course, in true Melbourninan style, the clouds parted ways in the morning and the day was a stunning rain-free celebration of their engagement.

Ella was so fantastic to work with, she helped the process perfectly!



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