Weddings, Functions & Events FAQS
Below are some of our more frequently asked questions we receive regarding functions and events. We trust this you find this helpful.
Can you assist with event planning?
Can we hold our ceremony at Mist@Olinda?
We can offer you our deck for ceremonies under 100pax. We would recommend holding your ceremony in the stunning gardens – with many locations to choose from.
How do we book our ceremony in the gardens?
For all ceremony bookings you will need to contact Parks Victoria for availability & park permits & fees (03) 8427 2287.
What if the ceremony is held earlier in the day?
Your guests will be able to wonder around the gardens – but when they are wanting something to eat & drink, we are able to have the bar open earlier for purchases or they can visit the café.
Can we have a date set aside whilst we decide?
If you would like to secure a date we require a deposit which is fully refundable within 30 days of payment.
What is the next step once the deposit is paid?
Once a deposit is paid and confirmed a personalised booking agreement is then sent out for you to sign an agreement to our terms and conditions. All monies paid go towards the final payment.
How long does an event go for?
Lunch celebrations and cocktail functions are for a duration of 4 hours and a seated dinner event lasts for 5 hours.
Can we have a longer duration than 5 hours for our event?
Yes, you can pay for extra event time at a per person cost.
Can I bring my own catering / alcohol?
Unfortunately, we do not allow you to bring your own alcohol as we are fully licensed but we can look at ordering in specific requests. You may use an accredited outside caterer for specific religious requirements but there will be an increased room hire charge if an outside caterer is used.
How many car parks do you have onsite?
We have onsite parking for 150 vehicles in the two main car parks and there is no parking charge for your guests on the day of your function. There is also further parking available at the Olinda oval if required.
Do you have disabled access?
Yes, we do. We have access to the building via ramps including dedicated disabled parking bays and disabled toilets.
Does your venue have a PA system?
Yes, we do have an in-house system in the reception room that is appropriate for our cordless microphone and iPod or laptop music to be plugged in. It, however, is not suitable for other equipment such as DJ or band equipment.
Do you have a microphone or lectern available for use?
Yes, we have a cordless microphone and lectern available for use, simply let our functions team know when booking if you require these items.
Can we use sparklers at our event?
As our function venue is classed as National Park areas, sparklers are not permitted.
For our event do we have exclusive use of the venue?
When booking your event with us at Mist you receive exclusive use of the function centre and your own private outdoor deck. Our function centre is located in the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden which is open to the public every day up to 5:00pm.
Do you cater for specific dietary requirements?
Yes, we do. All guests who have allergies or specific dietary requirements can be catered for.
When can we deliver items for our event?
Delivery of any items such as equipment, decorations, place cards will have a pre-arranged time for drop off and the wedding cake is only accepted on the day only. All items must be collected and taken off site by the end of each event. Nothing is permitted to be left on site.
With the guest list allocations, do the top and bottom names of each table end up sitting next to each other?
Yes, as the guest tables are round, the guests from the top of the list right down to the bottom of the list will be seated in a clockwise direction with the top and bottom names ending up next to each other on the table. A guest list guide will be provided closer to the day to assist with planning this.
When can we deliver items for our event?
Delivery of any items such as equipment, decorations, place cards and cake are accepted on the day only. All items must be collected and taken off site by the end of each event. Nothing is permitted to be left on site.
What if we need to cancel or postpone our event date?
If you need to cancel the function date, the deposits may not be refunded. Please read our terms and conditions at the back of our function packages.
If we haven’t covered any questions that you may have, please contact our Functions and Events Managers.
Our staff are dedicated to taking the stress out of planning and organising your big event.
0451 111 139
Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden, The Georgian Road
Olinda, Victoria, 3788