Common questions at viewings
Is there an Adams Peak team member here on the day?
There is an Adams Peak team member who will be assigned to your wedding.
There will be an AP Event Manager assigned to your day. They will be looking after your wedding to manage the event. They are not a wedding coordinator as such, but they will be there to ensure everything runs smoothly during your time with us, and of course for the wedding itself.
On your arrival / checkin, we will be there to:
- greet you when you arrive and provide keys (if required)
- show you where everything is
- answer questions and offer advice
- talk about last minute weather changes (if required)
- finalise any last minute details
On the wedding day, we will be there to:
- assist / direct vendors if required
- answer any questions you or your guests may have
- ensure the event area is clean and tidy, and nothing has been left by vendors or guests prior to the event
- organise and facilitate a back up weather plan if (required)
- ensure all AP provided equipment etc is working and functional
- assist bar staff / caterers if required
Can I bring my dog?
We welcome fur babies, we just ask that you discuss with AP staff prior to the booking.
Please be aware, we are in the country, and some dogs don't like the wildlife. We advise that if you want to bring your dog it needs to be well trained or restrained.
Can I bring my own florist / photographer / celebrant?
Our exclusive caterers and bar staff MUST be used, but you are welcome to choose whoever you want as additional vendors.
The Vendors listing on our website are vendors who have been recommended to us by our past couples. They know the property in all types of weather and seasons. So if you don't have someone in mind, please check them out.
Is there a wet weather option?
We call it The Plan B.
As much as we can plan for the perfect outdoor wedding, sometimes mother nature has other ideas. But even the most optimistic and positive person should have a back up plan... just in case!
One of the most reassuring things about having an outdoor ceremony, is knowing that you have an awesome plan B. At Adams Peak Country Estate you have the choice of 2! Either The Hay Shed or The Barn.
Can we book an extra night accommodation?
You can book an extra night accommodation for $2000 (inclusive of 24 guests).
What time is check in and check out time?
Check in time - 3pm
Check out time - 11am
We do not allow late checkouts, though you can book an extra night for $2000.
Do you allow camping / glamping?
Camping / Glamping - No
We do not allow camping on the property. There are camping facilities at McNamara Park in Broke (5 minutes away).
Do we have to get rid of the rubbish / bottles / food scraps?
Monkey Place Catering remove / clean all cutlery, plates, food etc.
Adams Peak staff remove all rubbish / bottles etc and clean all glassware used.
Do we have to set up / pack down?
If you're using Adams Peak furniture, prior to your arrival AP staff will set up:
- ceremony chairs / arbour / signing table (if required)
- predinner drinks/canapes furniture
- reception tables and chairs
If you are hiring furniture from an event company, you will have to set it up, or if you're employing a stylist to provide furniture, they will set it up for you.
Do I need a stylist or wedding coordinator?
A wedding coordinator is not generally required, but if you feel it's something that you need, then it's up to you.
Employing a stylist comes down the budget, personal time, and your overall vision. Some people are creative and like to be very hands on, others are time poor and not very visual, and need some assistance. Stylists can do everything from offering guidance, to designing, setting up, coordinating and packing down everything.
Can we use another caterer?
To ensure the quality of our food and service, and to uphold our reputation, we do not allow outside catering. Monkey Place Catering has been working alongside the Adams Peak team since we started holding weddings. They are exceptional caterers with a extensive knowledge of catering weddings particularly. They are extremely flexible with dietary requirements.
Do you have disability access?
There are ramps in place for wheelchair access at all buildings.
We have a accessible car space at the top of the carpark.
We have accessible toilets in both The Barn and The Water Shed (The Hay Shed).
We also have suite 8 in The House, which has an accessible bathroom.
Can we bring our own RSA bar staff?
While Adams Peak Country Estate is a BYO (Bring Your Own) Venue, it is a still a requirement of the venue that RSA is practiced and enforced by trained and qualified bar staff during your event.
Do you have enough parking?
We have our standard carpark, plus overflow parking. We also have space for buses.
Do you provide tables and chairs?
We provide chairs / tables for ceremony, predinner drinks and reception. Plus additional furniture and props.
We have a full list of The inclusions here.
During your stay
Where do we get supplies i.e. milk, bread and ice?
The Broke Village Store and Bottleshop is open 7 days a week. They have most things you will need. The closest supermarket is either Singleton 20 minutes, or Cessnock 35 minutes. The Willows Cafe is also at the store, and has hamburgers, pizzas etc.
Can we have confetti at the wedding ceremony?
You are welcome to use natural confetti ie rose petals, leaves etc. or bubbles. Unfortunately any sort of paper confetti is too hard to clean out of the grass and gardens, and it's not fair on other wedding groups after you.
Can we have additional guests in the house for a party?
If you intend on having additional guests to the house for an event, they must be authorised. There may be an additional cleaning charge after the event. Any guests not staying in the house, must have vacated the property by midnight on the night of the wedding, and by 6pm on other nights.
Is there an internet connection?
Yes, we have complimentary wifi at Adams Peak
What is provided in the accommodation? i.e. towels
All linen (including bed linen, towels, tea towels)
- Shampoo, conditioner and soap
- Irons and ironing board
- Toilet paper
- Tea, coffee, sugar (no milk provided)
- Condiments: Salt, pepper, Tomato, BBQ Sauce, Oil for cooking
- Dishwashing liquid, Dish cloth, scourer, tea towels
- Basic kitchen electrical appliances i.e. 3 x fridges, oven/stove, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, electric frypan
- Frypans / pots / salad bowls etc.
- Crockery and cutlery
- Wine, Champagne and water glasses
- Blue tooth speaker in both The Cabin and The House
Do we have have to bring timber for the fireplaces?
AP provide timber for all indoor fireplaces. If you would like to use the bonfire, there will be an extra charge for timber. Please advise staff prior to checkin. This is dependent on current fire restrictions.
Additional Guest Accommodation
Is there much accommodation in the Broke area for our additional guests?
Yes, there are at least 500 beds within a 5 minutes radius of the property, that can accommodate guests from 2 to 25. Please see www.brokeaway.com.au
We suggest including the Broke Away website on your Save the Date Cards and / or Invitations to ensure your guests can easily find accommodation.
Is there transport to and from the venue?
There are no taxis or Ubers in Broke. There are various transport options available.
Shuttle bus / Private car companies that can be booked by guests directly. They will collect the guests from the accommodation and return them after the wedding.
The couple can organise a coach company and arrange selected pick up / drop off locations for the their guests.
Please see the Broke Away website for details. https://www.brokeaway.com.au/services/category/transport/