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Get hipster hitched at The Farm, Byron Bay


Words: Damien Woolnough

Photography: Three Blue Ducks


28th June 2018

Australia's most easterly town has evolved from hippie to hipster with Three Blue Ducks' coastal outpost leading the charge with The Farm.

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Visiting The Farm's 80 acres for a sausage roll or quinoa salad is now as compulsory as the lighthouse walk and celebrity-spotting Chris Hemsworth.

The good news is that you can also get married there (Hemsworth is still taken, sorry).

"The food is all amazing and sharing platter style so will be substantial and looks amazing," says Eddie Yacoubian from Eventing Edge.

With years of experience managing events for Tiffany & Co., Neiman Marcus, Paspaley, Cerrone, Aerin Lauder and serious A-list gay weddings Yacoubian is every groom's best man.

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'Additionally a short wander from the restaurant is a beautifully manicured Macadamia orchard which is an idyllic location for the ceremony," Yacoubian says. "This is bohemian yet brilliant."

To carry the theme off, avoid details that are too formal.

"Think relaxed long tables of sharing platters, surrounded by forests, gardens, natural woods and neutral tones," Yacoubian says. "There’s nothing neon to see here."

"Just arrange some native bush foliage and candles for the tables, select your food alcohol (if you love beer then they certainly have you sorted there) and some great music and you’re done."

The menu focuses on local produce with an organic vibe that is pretty much the Three Blue Ducks signature. Anyone who has tried their salt baked rainbow trout, flourless chocolate cake with charred peaches and ethically sourced lamb shoulder, roasted with mint chimichurri and gravy knows tastebud heaven.

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