To celebrate the first day that same-sex couples can formally marry in Australia, the Meriton Festival Village is transformed into a giant rainbow-hued reception complete with cake, champagne and pink swimming pools!
To create true matrimonial magic, our Karaoke Carousel offers the opportunity to play wedding singer for the night, while JOF’s 10 Minute Dance Parties allow happy couples (and their fun-loving friends) the chance to condense a night of partying in 10 minutes – both are free between 6-8pm. The ‘good time merchant’, DJ Charlie Villas, also plays wedding classics all night long.
And what would a reception be without bubbles and cake? Piper-Heidsieck Champagne is provided for those in fabulous wedding reception attire, while delicious, bespoke cakes come compliments of Black Star Pastry and My Little Panda Kitchen.
Black Star will create a five-tier pavlova cake, each tier a different rainbow colour, and Annabelle McMillan from My Little Panda Kitchen has a stunning vegan cake in store. Gelato pioneers Messina have also created the bespoke ‘Equality Time’ – salted caramel & fior di latte gelato coated in biscuit crumb – for the event, available for a limited run on the night.
After a long and at times divisive debate, Sydney Festival invites all to come and celebrate this moment in Australian history.
No need to RSVP or donate to the wishing well – just bring yourself, your friends, your partners and lovers down to the Meriton Festival Village in Hyde Park and join us in celebrating love.
Note: Cake and champagne available while supplies last. This event takes place in a licensed area, so patrons must be 18+ to attend. Capacity is limited, so it's first in, best dressed.
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