FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WE HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS - CAN WE SPECIFY THESE?
Yes, when you make your booking simply note the number of people who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or have specific food allergies and we will let the folks at Orphans Kitchen know.
CAN WE CHANGE THE NUMBER OF GUESTS AFTER WE HAVE MADE OUR BOOKING?
Sorry but all bookings numbers are final and not subject to change so think carefully about how many people you'd like to invite before you book.
WHERE WILL OUR PHOTOS BE TAKEN?
All photography takes place at Orphans Kitchen during your 30 minute ceremony.
MY FRIEND / COLLEAGUE / RELATIVE IS A PHOTOGRAPHER - CAN THEY TAKE OUR PHOTOS INSTEAD?
Sorry, we wouldn't want to hurt Shannah's feelings - and on the upside your friend / colleague / relative can sit back and enjoy your wedding!
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FLOWERS?
We provide beautiful flowers that fit with the aesthetic of the room (trust us!) but if you have your heart set on bringing your own flowers we are happy to accomodate this. We highly recommend Parnell Flowers After Hours (which is where we get our flowers from).
IS THERE WHEELCHAIR ACCESS AT ORPHANS KITCHEN?
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access up to the private upstairs room where we hold the ceremonies - the building is historic and access is only through a large wooden staircase.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE NEED TO CANCEL OUR BOOKING?
All bookings are non-refundable but if your fiancée does a runner before the big day we will of course refund your booking in full and send you a bottle of bubbles to commiserate. If you have some kind of other emergency and can't make it it on the day just talk to us - we are understanding people!
CAN WE BRING A WEDDING CAKE?
Sure! Just let us know in advance so we can tell the lovely staff at Orphans Kitchen. We highly recommend The Caker
HOW LONG CAN OUR CEREMONY BE?
You have around 30 minutes in the private upstairs room for your ceremony and you can choose how you spend that time - we find most ceremonies last around 15 minutes which gives you another 15 minutes for mingling and posed photos with your loved ones. But it's totally up to you!