We’ve heard of sustainable weddings, but what about inclusive?
Disability social enterprise, Sages Cottage Farm is joining forced with Melbourne Event Group (MEG) to transform the 38-acre Farm (which is run by 100 young people with disabilities) into a premier wedding venue.
Located on the Mornington Peninsula, Sages Cottage farm currently housing beautifully manicured rose gardens, a rustic cafe, vegetable gardens and farm animals.
Wallara’s CEO and father of a child with intellectual disability Phil Hayes-Brown said – Wallara’s vision with Sages Cottage Farm is to create Australia’s most inclusive farm. This is now open to the public 7 days a week and receives over 10,000 visitors.
“We know the rustic farm is perfectly suited to weddings and events and so we really wanted a partner who gets our inclusion vision,” he said.
“MEG is that partner and we are so excited to have one of the best event and catering teams in Melbourne partner with us.”
MEG Director, Eric Cohen said: “At Melbourne Event Group, we believe in the transformative power of events to bring people together.”
“Aligning with Wallara allows us to contribute to a vision where inclusivity and excellence coexist seamlessly. We are thrilled to introduce The Stables at Sages Cottage Farm to our portfolio of venues as an ideal for setting for rustic and unique weddings and events.”
The rich history of these meticulously restored 1850s heritage-protected buildings offers a unique backdrop, creating a timeless ambiance for celebrations.
Additionally, the serene lake, charming Sages Cottage, enchanting Rose Garden, and the picturesque Avenue of Pines provide a versatile canvas for crafting unforgettable moments.
Each element contributes to the venue's allure, offering a perfect blend of history and natural beauty.
Wallara is an innovative For Purpose disability support agency which supports over 600 adults across Melbourne’s south-east and north.
The Wallara Group now includes several certified social enterprises including Wallara Logistics, Brunswick Industries, Land Management Services, Wallara Productions (a digital media service) and Sages Cottage Farm.
Its major partners include Monash University, St Kilda Football Club, Kao Australia, and Princess Laundries. Melbourne Event Group is known for its commitment to catering and hospitality.