Encore St Kilda Beach

1 5 4.8 (59 reviews) 
6, 10-18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda, Victoria
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03 9593 9033

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As a wedding professional, Encore St Kilda Beach offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

what does "price per head" usually include when it comes to venues

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

At Encore, your per head cost is made up of your food and beverage package, chosen by you and tailored to suit your numbers of guests and style of event. Per head costs vary for every event. Other inclusions as part of your event (included in the minimum spend) at Encore include:

Event Manager

White linen and charcoal coloured table skirts

Tealight candles and papaya votives

Venue cleaning pre and post event

All service staff

Menu printing (this is dependent on the style of package)

Guest board

Table ware

Existing furniture-all hired furniture is at an extra cost

Please follow the below link to our Encore Wedding Brochure.

Have a great day.

The team at Encore.

why do some venues not allow pets?

Some venues do not allow pets for a number of reasons. Some of these are:

- There is not an appropriate space for the pet to go to the toilet

- Some pets can cause mess in the venue

- Some pets can become scared ad uneasy being in an unfamiliar setting

- O,H&S reasons - some venues cannot serve food where animals are present

If having your pet involved in your wedding is important to you, there are websites that outline pet-friendly wedding venues.

Is a rehearsal dinner necessary?

I have a very small wedding about 26 guests. Only one is local the rest are from out of town. About half of them are relatives or involved in the ceremony. Is it necessary to host a rehearsal dinner? My family's paying for the entire wedding I'm covering most of the honeymoon and the groom's parents have both passed. I feel as though paying for dinner the night before the wedding will cost close to the actual wedding meal. I'm considering covering some appetizers at the hotel lounge for all overnight guests but I'm wondering if that will seam cheap and/or a dinner is required?

A rehearsal dinner is another expense on top of the wedding and is not necassary.  However, the importance of a rehearsal dinner lies with the couple planning it. If you feel you need to host a get-together the night prior to the wedding but have a lower budget, informal drinks and canapes at a local bar or hotel is a lovely idea.

Do I need a seating plan?

My reception is a Sunday brunch with about 25-30 guests split between 5 tables (which includes the head table). I will assign seats with place cards but is a seating plan necessary for such a small group?

A seating plan is always a good idea no matter how small the group is. Seating plans are beneficial belcause:

- They allow staff to know where particular guests are sitting, eg, guests with dietary requirements, kids, etc

- It makes it much easier for your guests to find their seats

- It makes your room set up more efficient

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