Celebrating Love and Inclusion at Sages Cottage Farm with Melbourne Event Group
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Introducing Sages Cottage Farm!
Sages Cottage Farm is a 38-acre Farm located on the Mornington Peninsula and operated by Wallara Australia, a disability social enterprise supporting over 600 adults. In partnership with Melbourne Event Group (MEG), Sages Cottage Farm is set to become a premier wedding and event venue, redefining the essence of inclusive celebrations in Australia.
A Vision of Inclusion
Sages Cottage Farm is not just any venue. It’s a place where inclusivity blooms alongside its manicured rose gardens, rustic café, vegetable gardens, and farm animals. The farm is run by 150 young individuals with disabilities, embodying Wallara’s mission to create Australia’s most inclusive farm. Wallara’s CEO, Phil Hayes-Brown, inspired by his own journey as a father of a child with intellectual disabilities, envisions the farm as a beacon of inclusion, open to the public seven days a week and welcoming over 10,000 visitors annually.
The collaboration with Melbourne Event Group (MEG) marks a significant milestone in achieving this vision. MEG, renowned for its exceptional catering and event management services, brings its expertise to the table, transforming Sages Cottage Farm into an idyllic setting for weddings and events. “We believe in the transformative power of events to bring people together,” says MEG Director, Eric Cohen, expressing excitement over the partnership that aligns with the ethos of inclusivity and excellence.
The Event Spaces at Sages Cottage Farm
Sages Cottage Farm, with its rich history and 1850s heritage-protected buildings, offers a unique and enchanting backdrop for weddings and events. The Stables, the serene lake, the charming Sages Cottage, the enchanting Rose Garden, and the picturesque Avenue of Pines provide a versatile canvas for crafting unforgettable moments. This blend of historical charm and natural beauty, combined with the farm’s inclusive mission, makes it a pioneering venue for celebrations that embrace diversity and love in all its forms.
Wallara and MEG: Pioneers of Inclusive Celebrations
Wallara Australia, with its array of certified social enterprises and partnerships with notable organizations like Monash University and St Kilda Football Club, is at the forefront of promoting inclusion through various initiatives. Melbourne Event Group, with its distinguished portfolio including Leonda By The Yarra and Canvas House, is committed to delivering exceptional events that leave a lasting impression. Together, they are setting a new standard for the industry, proving that inclusivity and excellence can indeed coexist seamlessly.
In the end, it’s not just about the beautiful venue or the impeccable service. It’s about creating a space where every individual, regardless of their abilities, can be part of a celebration. Sages Cottage Farm and Melbourne Event Group invite you to be part of this journey.
For those dreaming of a rustic and unique wedding or event, Sages Cottage Farm now offers more than just a venue; it offers a chance to be part of something truly meaningful. Welcome to a place where every celebration is inclusive, every moment is cherished, and every memory is a step towards a more inclusive world.
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