So Everyone Knows What to Do, Where to Be, When to Party!
Provide your guests with as much information as possible before the big day arrives.
Below are some important details that we believe you should communicate to your wedding guests in advance.
Please let us know if your guests have any special dietary requirements:
Food Allergies, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Intolerance etc.
Digestive Issues: With advance notice, we are more than happy to cater for any digestive issues or those requiring special meals.
Please inform our staff if any dietary requests are required for breakfast.
Include directions (mud map below) to your ceremony at Avalon Castle, and include maps of the local area for guests who are not familiar with the area.
Ensure that older guests are given specific instructions and have a family member ensure that they have arrived safely before the ceremony gets underway.
It only takes a moment to have a quick glance around prior to the ceremony. Limousines are also a bit of fun but be sure to ask the company if they are familiar with our roads.
Local Taxi Information
Some of your wedding guests may choose to arrive at your wedding by taxi or Uber but they may require other forms of transportation on the return trip. We strongly recommend pre-booking return trips. Feel free to ask our staff if you require some assistance with organising transport prior to, or on the night.
Local Transport Recommendations:
Dandenong Ranges Taxi Services on 03 9753 6933
Melbourne Eastern Taxis on 03 9762 2522 or 0470 381 691
Yarra Valley A to B: 0455 041 051 (advance bookings required)
Yarra Valley Private Transfers: 0488 425 567 (advance bookings required)
Roxy - Local Taxi: 0498 368 399
We have comfortable cottage-style accommodation available at Avalon Castle and we can accommodate up to 18 of your guests. We recommend booking your bridal party and close family members in with us. A continental breakfast is included with all room reservations. The group-style hot breakfast upgrade is also highly recommended and is the perfect "recovery meal" after a big night of partying.
Your honeymoon cottage is located behind the venue and is separate from the six guest rooms.
We do not take direct room bookings without your consent so guests are asked to check with the couple first, before booking accommodation at Avalon Castle. We have listed local accommodation below.
The "Puffing Billy Getaways" app is also very useful.
Accommodation Close to Avalon Castle
380 Woori Yallock Rd, Cockatoo
0477 610 108
Whistle Stopover B&B
11 Doonaha Rd, Cockatoo
(03) 5968 8208
Rainy Hill Retreat
95 Rainy Hill Road, Cockatoo
0425 734 264
Brilynbrook Country Accommodation
3065 Gembrook-Launching Pl Rd, Gembrook
0472 900 012
4 Jarmina Way Emerald
0438 688 114
21 Ford Rd, Emerald
0420 590 271
Website via Stayz: “Farm Accommodation with animals”
48 Fernglade Dr, Emerald
(03) 5968 5399
The Heart of Emerald B&B
14 Kilvington Dr, Emerald
0407 659 683
411 Tschampions Road, 3782 Macclesfield
0422 561 126
PUFFING BILLY GETAWAYS APP
Where to stay along the Puffing Billy Railway line.
Perfect for your wedding, conference or special event. This app gives you access to book accommodation at the best places to stay within 7 km of the Puffing Billy Line. All accommodation is within a 15 minute drive of each other so friends and family can stay in comfort nearby for your special event.
The main features of this app are:
Photo Gallery for each Bed and Breakfast
Accommodation & facilities at each B&B
Direct mobile or phone access to each B&B
Positioning Map and directions for each B&B
In App booking and reservations
Displays more than one category on the map
Locates each B&B along the Puffing Billy Line
Display of the distance to each point of interest
Includes places of interest to visit
Includes each Puffing Billy station along the line.
We offer high quality stays in the beautiful villages, forests & gardens of the Dandenong Ranges and the Sherbrooke and Yellingbow Forests.
Puffing Billy Getaways Inc. is a registered association with the Victoria Government A0093567Q.