Valley the best place to tie the knot
THE Clarence Valley, with its pristine beaches, winding rivers, stunning parks and majestic churches, is brimming with wedding hot spots.
That is the view of The Daily Examiner's readers, who have turned to Facebook to provide a comprehensive list of the best places in the Clarence Valley for couples looking to tie the knot.
Suggestions ranged from Yamba's beaches to Grafton's churches and the region's parks.
Anita Edsell Moran said the south side of Yamba's main beach was gorgeous - especially under the pines.
Kellie Gardner tied the knot inside the Post Office Hotel in 2010 and said both the day and location were "amazing".
Something Special Weddings decorator Carol Davies said regardless of where couples chose to marry, there were a few simple factors to consider.
Mrs Davies urged those getting married to consider venue location, accessibility and accommodation availability.
"Lots of work goes into planning a wedding," she said.
"When you book accommodation, you should book 12 months in advance," she said.
"If there are a few weddings in town that week all the accommodation will be booked out."
Mrs Davies said if the reception was out of town, organising buses so people could have congratulatory drinks was important.
She said picking a place in town was convenient because accommodation would be close for guests.
But she said sometimes a location was chosen simply because it had meaning.
"Some people like to get married on the date and spot they first met," she said.
Wedding hot spots
The best places in the Clarence Valley to get married according to DEX readers.
Green Point, Angourie
Pilot Hill Lighthouse, Yamba
Big River Ski Lodge
St Matthew's Anglican Church, South Grafton
Diggers Camp, Wooli
St Mary's Catholic Church, Grafton
McLennan's Lane, Waterview Heights
Yamba Main Beach
Memorial Park, Grafton