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Weddings & Special Events
Information Pack 2019
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Contents Welcome! 3 Wedding Ceremonies 3 Receptions & Special Events 4 Photo Gallery 5 Catering, Drinks, Service & Equipment 6 Sample Menus 7/8 Accommodation 9 New Norcia – Our Unique Offerings 10 Contact Details 10 Pricing 11
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Welcome! Salve – Welcome! Thank you for considering New Norcia as a possible venue for your wedding or special event. Bishop Rosendo Salvado founded this Benedictine Community in 1847. Over its long history New Norcia has been a mission, a vigorous farming enterprise and a place of education, spirituality and culture. Today, New Norcia still has a community of monks in residence, 27 heritage-listed buildings and a beautiful 20,000 acre working farm surrounding it, so we guarantee to provide you with a unique setting for your special day. This pack has all the information you need about holding your wedding or special event at New Norcia. For bookings or more information contact our Group Accommodation & Hospitality Manager. The contact details can be found in the last page of this information pack. We are excited about the prospect of holding your special day in this rare and beautiful place.
Wedding Ceremonies The community is obliged to follow the guidelines set down by the Archbishop of Perth. Generally one party should be catholic and neither party should have been previously married. In all other cases special permission from the Archbishop will have to be granted. Under government regulations more than one month’s prior notice is required. Couples may bring their own priest to New Norcia, or May apply to have a priest from New Norcia conduct the service. If you would like a priest from New Norcia to conduct the ceremony please contact Abbot John Herbert on email@example.com Wedding venues available are St Gertrude’s College Chapel (seats 80), St Ildephonsus’ College Chapel (seats 100) or the Abbey Church (seats 150). There is a fee for the hire of the chapels and Abbey Church see pricing on page 11. Wedding ceremonies are not permitted to be held in other locations (e.g. in the grounds or at the New Norcia Hotel etc).
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Receptions & Special Events
There are several venues across town perfect for weddings, long table lunches, birthdays, baptisms, Christmas in July, conferences dinners, cocktail parties etc. With a range of unique indoor and outdoor venues, catering and accommodation options, you can decide how best to use New Norcia as the setting for your next special event. The most popular buildings are: The Arcades (behind St Ildephonsus’ College) St Ildephonsus’ Arcades is one of 27 heritage listed buildings in New Norcia. Built in 1914 as the venue for a newly introduced European game known as handball, the courts house two semi-enclosed Mediterranean inspired Arcades and are an idyllic place to hold a wedding reception or special event. The Northern Arcade is ideal for pre-dinner drinks and canapés, and the Southern Arcade can be set up for a maximum of 100 guests for dinner. This venue can be used in all seasons as we have see through arch panels to make it weather proof. New Norcia Hotel Welcoming guests since it was opened as a Hostel by Benedictine monks in 1927, this is no ordinary country pub. Exuding old world charm, the New Norcia Hotel provides a memorable setting for a special event. Areas include the:
Dining Room and South Verandah providing an area for up to 80 people seated All events held at New Norcia Hotel should be booked through the Manager. Contact on 08 96 firstname.lastname@example.org St Gertrude’s College
Opened in 1908, St Gertrude's College offered boarding school education to young ladies under the guidance of the Josephite Sisters. Today, this grand building offers the perfect venue for a wedding reception or special event. There are two large halls that are well suited for large functions and can be set up for a maximum of 100 guests.
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Catering, Drinks, Service & Equipment Catering
New Norcia has its own chef and kitchen crew who cater for events held in New Norcia. Each event can be individually designed to suit your wishes. We have enclosed some sample menus in this pack. Beverages All beverages need to be purchased through the New Norcia Hotel and they will be happy to work with you to create the package that you would like. Due to licensing, OHS and insurance guidelines New Norcia will provide bar staff for your event. (charges apply) Equipment We have a supply of 20 of trestle tables (seat 6), 7 large round tables that seat up to 10 people on each and also have 150 cream plastic chairs, plus crockery, cutlery and glasses. These are available to hire, alternatively, you are welcome to hire your equipment from a supplier of your own choice. New Norcia will set up the tables and chairs for the event, but the customer is responsible for additional set-up, including linen, decorations, table settings, chair covers, lights and flowers as well as clearing up after the event. New Norcia staff are available to help with the additional set up but an hourly rate will apply. (see page 11)
Arrangements should be made with the presiding Priest for appropriate access without interference during the ceremony. Please remember that filming should be done in a respectful manner and that photographers should be appropriately dressed for the occasion.
You are encouraged to use sacred or classical music for your wedding as some secular or concert music may not be appropriate. Please seek the advice of your Priest in regard to the selection of appropriate music. We can supply a cd player if required. However, you will need to arrange your own musicians and singers. We do have Dom Robert Nixon, a fine pianist and organist, who can be booked to perform at your wedding.
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Sample Menus The menu choices below are a guideline only and can be adapted to your specific requirements and budget. These menus are provided by New Norcia Central Catering Service and are to be used for receptions in the town venues (the Arcades and St Gertrude’s College) NEW NORCIA CATERING WEDDING MENU
Buffet Option - Minimum of 30 max 100 Option 1 Creamy pumpkin soup served with sour cream, chives and croutons * Bacon wrapped Chicken Roulade stuffed with spinach, cheese and served with white wine sauce Pan fried veal served with marsala sauce Steamed green vegetables tossed in herb butter Potato au Gratin * Crème Caramel served with passionfruit and fresh fruit coulis $59.95pp
Option 2 Creamy potato and leek soup served with croutons and parsley * Grilled scotch fillet topped with demi glazed sauce Pan fried barramundi, creamy garlic sauce, pine nuts and herbs Roasted root vegetables Garlic mashed potato * Double chocolate mud cake with fresh berries and cream $ 64.95 pp
Option 3 Mushroom soup served with croutons and sour cream * Grilled filet mignon topped with shitake mushroom sauce Pan fried Tasmanian salmon with hollandaise sauce Vegetable battonets Creamy potato stack with sage and butter * Pannacotta with cream and strawberries $74.95 pp All meals served with freshly baked New Norcia bread rolls and butter and tea and coffee.
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New Norcia Hotel Wedding Menu – maximum of 80. The menu choices below are a guideline only and can be adapted to your specific requirements and budget. The Hotel menu can only be used for meals hosted at the Hotel.
Champagne Reception… Smoked salmon & dill crème frâiche, Bellini, Yarra valley caviar.
Seared scallops, crispy pancetta & garden pea puree.
Seasonal vegetable & goats cheese tartlet.
Option 1…$72.50 Entree;
Kangaroo fillet, wild medley of tomatoes, roast shallot, parmesan, rocket & salsa verde.
Homemade soup, truffle butter & crusty New Norcia bread.
Free range Chicken breast, macadamia & chorizo farce(stuffing), herb mash potato,
broccolini & New Norcia red wine jus.
Crispy skin Atlantic salmon, butternut pumpkin fondant, asparagus & sweet corn salsa.
Oysters, natural/kilpatrick/prosecco vinaigrette.
Seared duck breast, nashi pear, walnut, golden beetroot, rocket & feta salad.
Homemade soup, truffle butter & crusty New Norcia bread.
Crispy Pork Belly, spring onion & garlic mash, honey Dutch carrots & New Norcia red
Pepper crusted beef fillet, pont neuf potato (hand cut chunky chips), buttered fine
green beans, watercress & sauce béarnaise.
Grilled emperor fillet, buttered kale & toasted almond, baby chat potatoes, garden pea
puree & Prosecco beurre blanc (lemon butter)
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Accommodation The New Norcia Hotel With its magnificent central staircase, pressed metal ceilings and heritage terr