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Tropical party design; photo credit Sarandipity Photography

Four designs that will give your event the WOW factor

So, you’re hosting an event. The basics are probably what come to mind – select a date, book a venue, pick a menu, choose a bar package, contemplate music, and you’re off to the races. All of the above certainly contribute to a successful celebration, in a mandatory sort of way. But, what if you flipped the script on the everyday party planning list and start with a theme? Depending on the type of event – the sky is really the limit in terms of what a theme could be. In addition to serving as a guide to the entire…
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Hustle in Heels credit: Sarandipity Photography

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Follow that bird: A new goose at Airlie

Visitors certainly expect to see a variety of wildlife as part of the Airlie experience. Canadian geese, fox, skunks (yep, it’s the country!), swans, and ducks are just some of the animals who call our grounds home. Recently, we discovered a new feathered friend, but we’re not quite sure how to identify him. So naturally, we turned to social media, and questioned the masses. A few answers we received were: Piebald Canadian Goose Domestic Goose x Canadian Goose Canadian Goose x Snow Goose Swan x Canadian Goose (Swoose) One user directed us to AskaNaturalist.com, which has an interesting article about…
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Wedding Room Block FAQ

If you are planning a wedding or special event, chances are you will want to book a room “block,” or set number of rate-protected rooms, at a hotel in close proximity to your venue. Like any aspect of event planning, there are many questions and considerations involved with this process. On the hotel and venue side, our team handles these requests on a daily basis so we thought it would be helpful to share some insight into how the process works at Airlie. Answered by our own Director of Rooms, Suzanne Gilmartin,¬†here are our top frequently asked questions about setting…
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