If you’ve been looking for a waterfront wedding venue on the east coast of Tasmania, ecologically created venue, Spring Bay Mill, might be your perfect option.
What makes Spring Bay Mill unique?
This site has layers and layers of stories, and every event adds a new chapter.
Both our history as a former wood chip mill and our ongoing story of ecological regeneration are evident everywhere onsite, from our up-cycled industrial architecture to designed plantings, restored grasslands, and tens of thousands of new trees.
The range of indoor and outdoor spaces, our experienced hospitality team, gourmet chef and organic produce gardens allow couples to get as creative and make their wedding the one everyone wants to go to. Plus, we have lots of cosy eco-accommodation onsite, so celebrations can continue when nobody needs to drive home.
Adding shared experiences to your wedding day makes for long-lasting memories. We offer a curated range of hands-on experiences across horticulture and local histories, such as tree-planting ceremonies, Indigenous Culture, industrial site tours, and boat trips to Maria Island before or after your ceremony. A wedding at Spring Bay Mill isn’t just a special day. You can make a whole weekend of it.
Can you tell us more about your relationship with the Indigenous people of the area?
As the first people to gather at Freestone Point and the Traditional Custodians of the land, we deeply respect Indigenous people and work with them to incorporate their input and guidance into the site’s ongoing development. For example, the planned locations for the Beach Shacks were changed early on after Indigenous consultation gave us new knowledge about the size of the ancient shell middens at Freestone Point.
We believe progress involves not only respecting past knowledge and traditions but also incorporating them into the present and future. So we work closely with NITA Education and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community to share their Culture with people coming to Spring Bay Mill and to regenerate the site through traditional practices such as Cultural Burning.
Do you have preferred vendors that you work alongside, or are you happy for couples to bring their own creative team to bring your venue to life and capture their day?
We welcome both. We have a great team to help create the perfect wedding experience. Delivering garden-to-plate meals and coordinating memorable events from beginning to end.
We also love collaborating. Creatives enjoy coming to The Mill to work with our range of unconventional spaces. But we always recommend choosing suppliers who practice high standards of sustainability.
If you could bust one wedding myth, which one would it be?
That weddings need lots of ‘stuff.’ We think weddings can lessen the impact. Without lessening the ‘impact’ – if you know what we mean. Sustainability is woven into the fabric of everything we do at Spring Bay Mill. And we try to share all our practices and ideas with all soon-to-be newlyweds. Our striking spaces mean they don’t really need to be dressed up with loads of disposable decorations anyway. Instead, we welcome reusable decorations that don’t cost the earth.
Also, that weddings need to happen only in the warmer months. Winter weddings invite a new kind of creativity and cosiness that Spring Bay Mill is well equipped to embrace. Also, all your nearest and dearest will be there because they’re not double-booked with other events.
We’re knocking 25% off venue hire for couples choosing the cooler season. Perfect for that COVID postponed wedding, too. So for all of you waiting, this is your cue to get married.
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