Stephanie & Nicholas's Wedding

Stephanie & Nicholas's Wedding

25/10/2009 12:00:00 AM

Out of Towners

Accommodation

The wedding loacation is in the Swan Valley and as such nearby accommodation is limited.

If you did want to stay near the reception site some nearby accommodation includes:

The Rose and Crown  in Guildford. It is about a 2 minute drive from the reception location. The restaurant and bar are excellent, but I have heard that it can be a bit noisy in the hotel rooms at night. Cost is approximately $140 for a family room (one queen, one single).

http://www.rosecrown.com.au/index.php/Accommodation/Lodge/

If you are happy staying in a caravan park there is Perth Vinyards Holiday Park (aspen parks) located on Benara road in Caversham. It is a 3 minute drive from the reception site. There are cabins available. Ensuit cabins are $107 (queen and bunks, 4 people) and a delux cabins are $168 (queen and 2 bunks, 6 people)

http://www.aspenparks.com.au/holiday-destinations/western-australia/swan-valley/perth-vineyards-holiday-park/accommodation.aspx

 

If you would prefer to stay in a more central location here are some suggestions:

The Parmelia Hilton is located in Perth city overlooking the Swan River. It is located 2 blocks from the Hay Street Mall. This is a 5 star hotel with rooms starting from $204 for a queen bed when making an advanced non changeable booking. Very nice place to stay.

http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/PERHITW-Parmelia-Hilton-Perth-hotel/index.do

The Kings Perth Hotel is located in Perth city on Hay street, one block from the Hay street mall. The decor at this hotel is slightly dated and the pricing reflects this: $120 for a budget room (1 queen, 1 single serviced 3 days) or a standard room with breakfast $145 (1 queen, 1 single daily servicing and breakfast). However the location is superb.

http://www.kingshotel.com.au/index.html

If you are staying in Perth City pretty much everything in the city itself is within walking distance, however there is a free cat bus service for the city too.


Transportation

For those wanting to organise their own transport there are many car rental companies available.

Bayswater car rental currently has a special on. Rent a car for a week+ and only pay $20 per day. However they are also affordable if you are only staying a few days, with their regular rates starting at $25 per day.

http://www.bayswatercarrental.com.au/ratesWA.aspx

These sites compare all major car rental prices so you can pick which deal suits you. Bit more expensive than bayswater car rentals, but you don''t have to look at lots of different sites to compare prices.

http://www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au/locations/perth/

http://cheapcarrentalperth.com.au/index.php

There is ample parking available at the venue.

 

The other option is to Taxi to and from the wedding location. Perth taxi service is crap, so if you want one to show up you have to book it before the pick up time, you can''t just call when you are ready as they will take half a year to get there.

Some taxi services in Perth that take prior bookings include:

Swan Taxis: 13 13 30  $35 from city (maxi taxi available if requested ahead of time- 6, 8 and up to 14 people)

Hills Maxi Taxis: 1300 888 209

Perth Maxi Taxis: 9221 2400

 

For those staying in the city and wishing to use the free cat bus service to get around the CBD please check out:

http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/timetablePDFs/Perth%20CAT%201%2020080210.pdf

Perth has buses and trains as public transport. A bus service is available to Guildford and then a very short taxi ride (2 min) will get you to the wedding location. You could walk, but it would probably take 40+ minutes at a brisk pace. If you choose to use the Perth public transport more information can be found at:

http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx


Perth Attractions

If you are here for a few days you may want to go out and see the city and surrounds. Some suggestions are:

Perth Zoo. Located in South Perth first fwy exit over the bridge. I love this place.

Hillarys boat Harbour.  Located in Hillarys funnily enough, 20min North of Perth City on the coast. Shops, restaurants, bars, carnival for the kids and swimming in the harbour, AQWA (WA aquarium) and big ass boats!

Swan Valley. You will see some of it when you come for the wedding. Follow West Swan road North off Reid hwy in a loop to Great Northern hwy (turn right). Wineries, breweries, chocolate and cheese. Free tasting anyone?

Perth City. Hay street and Murry street mall are the main shopping strips. Pleanty of things to buy. Check out the Bell tower and big ferris wheel at the Barrack St Jetty. Head west a bit for great views and beautiful walk in Kings Park.

Beach. Scarborough, Trigg, and Cottesloe are some nice ones.

Casino Burswood to the east of Perth city over the causeway. Has many bars, restaurants and a club. Of course there is also the gaming floor and accommodation is available but it is not cheap.

Fremantle. Heritage buildings (High st is amazing), Little Creatures brewery, good restaurants, markets, and wharf.