The Whitelocks
The Whitelocks
Friday 26 April 2019
 
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HENRY & GEORGIA | friday 26 april 2019

 
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THURSDAY 25 APRIL

ANZAC Day
The Pacific Hotel

FRIDAY 26 APRIL

Ceremony at 3.00pm
Main Beach, Yamba

Reception at 4.30pm
Yamba Surf Club

SATURDAY 27 APRIL

Recovery from 12.30pm
The Pacific Hotel

 
 
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Transport

Getting there & away

Yamba is a coastal town in northern NSW, situated at the mouth of the Clarence River. Laid-back, charming and popular with holiday-makers, but more low-key and undeveloped than Byron. It is the proud home of 'the best pub in Australia', and if you can find a better prawn this side of the equator, Willy will eat his hat.

 
 

Drive

Yamba is approximately 7.5hrs drive from Sydney, and about 3.5 hours from Brisbane.

Directions from Sydney >

Directions from Brisbane >

Fly

You can fly to either Ballina Byron on Jetstar, Virgin or Rex; or to Grafton with Rex only. Ballina Byron Airport is 1.5hrs from Yamba, Grafton is 55 mins. Please be aware that flights to Grafton can often be expensive with Rex!

There is a shuttle from Ballina to Yamba that runs regularly. Check the timetable and book tickets here.

train

You can catch a train and bus from Sydney (via Grafton) to Yamba.

It’s a long old trip (about 11 hours!) so let us know if this is looking like your only option and we’ll see if we can help organise a lift.

Accomodation

Where to stay

As school holidays finish on April 29, the Monday after the wedding,
we recommend booking accommodation as soon as possible.


Group reservations

We have made some group reservations at the following places; please call and mention Henry & Georgia’s wedding to secure a room. All of these are within very short walking distance to Main Beach and the Surf Club.

 
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YAMBA BEACH MOTEL

Ask for Shannon.

30 Clarence St, Yamba NSW 2464
(02) 6646 9411

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The Pacific Hotel

Ask for Caz.

18 Pilot St, Yamba NSW 2464
(02) 6646 2466

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The Cove

Ask for Leonie.

4 Queen St, Yamba NSW 2464
(02) 6603 0300


Houses and Apartments

There are fantastic holiday house accommodation options in Yamba and again, all super close to the venue!
Try the following sites as a starting point.

 

Gift registry

The Wedding Nest

We really don’t need presents - having all our favourite people make the (not inconsiderable) effort to get to Yamba for our wedding is enough of a gift in itself!

For those of you who would like to purchase something for us to mark the occasion,
we have online registry with The Wedding Nest.

 

insider tips

While you’re here…

 

Groceries & supplies

Spar
7 Wooli St, Yamba
For groceries and petrol.

Yamba Friendly Grocer
12-14 Yamba St, Yamba

Coles
Treelands Dr, Yamba
For a more extensive shop, there is a Coles at Yamba Fair, which is just off the main road as you come into Yamba. There is also a Country Target in this centre.

Fisherman’s Co-op
15 Yamba Rd, Yamba
The Seafood Co-op is next to the petrol station on the main road into town, and has the best prawns (there is a good seafood shop in Yamba as well).

clothing & gifts

Belinda’s Store
24 High St, Yamba

Shack
30 Coldstream St, Yamba

Birds Cage
13 Yamba St, Yamba

Food, drinks & coffee

Beachwood Cafe
22 High St, Yamba
Delicious food and coffee.

Sandbar Yamba
30 Clarence St, Yamba
Good coffee and breakfast close the Main Beach.

Irons and Craig
29 Coldstream Street
Great for breakfast, lunch and arvo cocktails.

Caperberry Cafe
25 Yamba St, Yamba
Henry goes here for coffee.

Sassafras
16 Coldstream St, Yamba
Delicious gourmet pizzas and pastas for takeaway or delivery.

Barbaresco
15 The Crescent, Angourie
Great dinner and cocktails (recommend booking over Easter period)

The Pacific Hotel
18 Pilot St, Yamba
ANZAC Day celebrations and the wedding recovery on Saturday will be here.

Beaches

Main Beach
Wedding and reception will be held here!

Convent Beach
Small and cute, just around the headland from Main.

Pippi Beach
Great for tanning and people watching.

Angourie
A short drive from Yamba, visit Angourie Point and Back Beach for untouched natural beauty and the best waves.

Things to do

FAQ

I have questions!


Are children invited?

Children are welcome at the ceremony but the reception is adults-only. If you are interested in babysitting services in Yamba let us know.


What does ‘beach cocktail’ mean?

Chinos, shirt and jacket for men, party outfits for women. We really just want you to be comfortable and enjoy yourself! Yamba in April should still be warm in the afternoon for the ceremony, but it will most likely be cooler in the evening.


Where on Main Beach is the ceremony?

When you arrive at the Main Beach car park there will be signs directing you down the stairs that lead to a grassy area on the right hand side of the beach, as you look out to sea. The ceremony will be held here, not on the actual beach (no sand to worry about!) There will be seating and shade.


How far is the Surf Club from Main Beach?

About 40 meters. You can see the Surf Club from the grassy area where the ceremony will be held. Please refer to the map to get an idea of how close everything is.


What is parking like nearby?

There is parking at Yamba Main Beach Parking on Queen Street, on the cliff above Main Beach, as well as street parking on Clarence Street.


What is the plan for Thursday?

The day before the wedding is obviously ANZAC Day—we have not organised any formal festivities but plan to be at the Pacific Hotel enjoying a few rounds of two-up after our morning swim. Bridal party and family will leave the pub in the afternoon for our rehearsal dinner, and to rest up before the real party on Friday!


Questions, concerns, I’m lost … 

Please contact George on 0424 464 521 or Henry on 0439 641 992. We can’t wait to see you all there! 😊 🎉 💕


RSVP

Thank you!

If have already responded and can still come, you will not need to RSVP again when you receive your formal invitation. Please let us know by 5th March 2019 if you cannot attend.

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