What is your wedding venue and where are you located?
Ancora is a picturesque, Mediterranean inspired, waterfront wedding venue located in Tweed Heads, minutes from famous Gold Coast beaches, Snapper Rocks and Rainbow Bay. With an adjoining ceremony park, inside the Ancora reception venue filled with natural light, you can expect high ceilings, hardwood timber flooring, crisp white-panelled walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the water.
How long has Ancora been operating?
Relatively new to the wedding scene, Ancora opened the doors in November 2017.
How long do brides normally book in advance?
As Ancora’s popularity rises, bookings for in-demand weekend dates are usually booked between 12-18 months in advance, but for those looking to book in shorter timeframes, our weekday bookings usually come in 4-8 months in advance.
How many guests does Ancora cater for?
Ancora’s capacity for a sit down wedding is 130 and 150 for a cocktail style wedding.
Do you have a wet weather back up plan?
We do! We have an open air, waterside sheltered space for ceremonies on our deck or ceremonies can be held inside the reception space.
What is the most unique way a bride and groom have ever arrived to Ancora?
Our waterfront location is most definitely our biggest advantage and can offer a unique wedding experience. Some couples have had offsite ceremonies at nearby chapels or parks and then hopped on a cruise boat to arrive at Ancora’s doorstep in style.
If you could choose would you suggest winter, summer autumn or spring to be married?
Being a waterfront venue, our favourite time of the day is sunset, and with the bifold doors opening up to the overwater deck, letting the outside in and drawing out the sunset with daylight savings, we think Spring is the best time to get married at Ancora. But on the flip side, sunny winters on the Tweed Coast with floor to ceiling windows to the uninterrupted river views is also hard to go passed.
Who do you think Ancora is suited for?
Ancora most definitely has a broad appeal, we have seen all sorts of couples celebrate with us - young lovers, long term couples with children, vowel renewals and intimate weddings. Aside from those who love the waterfront vibes, Ancora is perfect for the foodie couple. Ancora boasts a Greek inspired menu from award winning restaurant Taverna in Kingscliff. Packed with distinct Mediterranean flavours and a focus on share style dining, the gourmet menu options include locally sourced seafood, slow cooked lamb and Taverna’s famous Byron Bay haloumi.