ANCORA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY guide
Your ultimate photography guide for a gorgeous Ancora Wedding
Ancora is a stunning wedding venue that combines Mediterranean beach club interiors, acclaimed food, and unbeatable water views.
If you are looking for a modern and luxurious wedding venue on the Tweed Coast, Ancora might be the perfect choice for you. In this guide, I will share with you some of the reasons why I love photographing weddings at Ancora, as well as some tips and tricks to make the most of your wedding day.
Without further ado, let’s dive into why Ancora is one of the Best Tweed Coast Wedding Venues
Why Choose Ancora for Your Wedding?
Ancora is not just a wedding venue, it is a complete wedding experience. Here are some of the features that make Ancora stand out from other venues:
- Waterfront location: Ancora offers uninterrupted views of the picturesque Terranora Inlet, which creates a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and reception. You can exchange your vows on the sheltered open-air deck, or in the riverside garden area, both overlooking the water. You can also enjoy a romantic boat ride on the river after your ceremony, or arrive in style on a private yacht.
- Mediterranean-inspired interiors: Influenced by the stylish beach clubs dotted along the Mediterranean coastline, Ancora features high ceilings, hardwood timber flooring, crisp white-panelled walls, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The venue is filled with natural light and has a spacious and airy feel.
- Acclaimed food: Ancora has partnered with UK-born Michelin star celebrity chef Matt Kemp to create a signature Mediterranean-inspired menu that will delight your guests. You can choose from authentic Italian, Greek, or modern Mexican cuisines, or create your own custom menu.
- Professional service: Ancora has a dedicated function manager and a professional wedding team that will take care of every detail of your wedding day. From planning to execution, they will ensure that everything runs smoothly and seamlessly, allowing you to relax and enjoy every moment of your celebration.
- All-inclusive packages: Ancora offers all-inclusive venue packages that include white European bentwood chairs, hand-crafted wooden dining tables, lighting and AV systems, cake table and knife, easel and frame, and a complimentary menu tasting for two. You can also add extras such as floral arrangements, styling elements, entertainment options, and more.
How to Plan Your Wedding Photography at Ancora?
As a wedding photographer who has captured many weddings at Ancora, I can tell you that this venue offers endless opportunities for beautiful photos. Here are some tips and tricks to help you plan your wedding photography at Ancora:
- Consider the time of day: The best time to take photos at Ancora is during the golden hour, which is the hour before sunset or after sunrise. The golden hour provides soft and warm light that enhances the natural beauty of the venue and creates a romantic atmosphere. You can also capture stunning sunset photos over the water if you time your ceremony accordingly.
- Use the natural features: Ancora has many natural features that can add interest and variety to your photos. For example, you can use the breezeblock entry as a backdrop for some portraits, or pose on the wooden jetty with the water behind you. You can also take advantage of the lush greenery around the venue, such as the palm trees, ferns, and flowers.
- Explore the nearby locations: Ancora is close to some of the most amazing beaches and headlands on the Tweed Coast and Gold Coast. You can take a short drive to Coolangatta, where you can find Snapper Rocks, Rainbow Bay, Greenmount Beach, Kirra Beach, and Point Danger. These locations offer spectacular views of the ocean, the skyline, and the hinterland. You can also visit Fingal Headland, where you can find secluded private islands with white sand and turquoise water.
- Have fun: The most important tip for your wedding photography at Ancora is to have fun. This venue is designed to make you feel relaxed and comfortable, so don’t be afraid to let loose and enjoy yourself. Smile, laugh, dance, hug, kiss, and celebrate your love with your partner and your guests. I will be there to capture all the candid moments and emotions that make your wedding day unique and memorable.
Ancora Wedding Ceremony Locations
Ancora has two beautiful ceremony locations to choose from, both with stunning water views:
- The Deck: The deck is a sheltered open-air space that can accommodate up to 130 seated guests or 150 standing guests. It features a white wall with your name sign as a backdrop, hanging chairs and bar stools for your guests to relax on, and fairy lights to create a magical ambience. The deck is perfect for couples who want an outdoor ceremony with a modern and elegant touch.
- The Garden: The garden is a riverside area that can accommodate up to 100 seated guests or 120 standing guests. It features lush greenery, palm trees, ferns, and flowers as a backdrop, white bentwood chairs for your guests to sit on, and an arbour that you can decorate as you wish. The garden is ideal for couples who want an intimate ceremony with a natural and romantic feel.
Wedding Photo Locations at Ancora
As a wedding photographer who has captured many weddings at Ancora, I can tell you that this venue offers endless opportunities for beautiful photos.
- Venue Entrance + Wall & Bougainvillea Trees
- Ancora White Wall
- Tweed Riverside
- Nearby Beaches
The Wedding Reception
Ancora has a spacious and elegant reception area that can accommodate up to 130 seated guests or 150 standing guests. The reception area features high ceilings, hardwood timber flooring, crisp white-panelled walls, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the water. The reception area also has a beautiful marble top bar with rattan pendant lights to help set the mood.
Ancora Wedding Cost
The cost of your wedding at Ancora depends on several factors, such as the date, the time, the number of guests, the menu, the beverage package, and any extras you may want to add. However, here are some indicative prices to give you an idea:
- Venue Hire: The venue hire fee ranges from $2,990 to $5,990 depending on the day of the week and the season. The venue hire fee includes white European bentwood chairs, hand-crafted wooden dining tables, lighting and AV systems, cake table and knife, easel and frame, and a complimentary menu tasting for two.
- Food: The food cost ranges from $57 to $62 per person depending on the style of reception you choose. The food cost includes bread rolls and butter, tea and coffee station, and wedding cake cut and served on platters.
- Beverages: The beverage cost depends on whether you choose a beverage package or a custom bar tab. The beverage package ranges from $45 to $65 per person depending on the duration and the selection of drinks. The beverage package includes sparkling wine, white wine, red wine, beer, cider, soft drinks, juice, and water. The custom bar tab allows you to set your own budget and choose your own drinks from the bar menu.
Looking for an Ancora Wedding Photographer?
If you are planning to get married at Ancora and looking for a wedding photographer who can capture your special day, look no further. I have photographed many weddings at Ancora and I know how to make your photos stunning and memorable.
I love working with couples who choose Ancora as their wedding venue, because it is a place that reflects my style and vision. I create natural, elegant, and timeless photos that showcase the beauty of the venue, the light, and the love between you and your partner. I also like to add some creative flair and fun to your photos, to make them stand out from the crowd.
If you are interested in booking me as your wedding photographer at Ancora, please contact me today. I would love to hear from you and chat about your wedding plans. You can also check out my portfolio and testimonials from my previous clients on my website.