WedShed connects couples with unique venues, Australia and New Zealand-wide. At least that’s how it started.
We realised soon after launching that couples were also searching for amazing wedding vendors through WedShed. So we built a directory to help lovers discover some of the most talented wedding suppliers and vendors across across both these fine nations – the first directory that matches up vendors to venues based on their locality, in fact.
"This website will help you find the website of your Pinterest dreams."
"Two Aussie friends have dreamed up a brilliant website - to help brides have the day of their dreams."
"Airbnb allows travellers to book an authentic experience. A new website, WedShed, is doing the same thing for wedding venues."
"The creation of an ‘Airbnb for the big day’ is a god send for brides and a perfectly fantastic way to inject investment in smaller communities."
"WedShed is Airbnb for wedding venues and it’s spectacular."
"Amy and Mel know first-hand how hard it can be to find the perfect venue, which is why they invented WedShed – a shortcut to finding some of Australia’s best kept secrets."
"This Sydney startup hopes to become the one-stop-shop for planning a wedding."
"WedShed is an online platform with a carefully curated selection of unique Australian wedding venues that are available to hire for weddings."
"Online wedding directory WedShed means you can say “I do” just about anywhere."
"We LOVE WedShed. A website dedicated to finding unique wedding venues, Australia-wide."
"When Airbnb was founded in 2008, it revolutionised the way people book accommodation. And now a website is doing the same for weddings."
"Airbnb for wedding venues: unique idea blossoms into WedShed."
"It’s the Airbnb for brides and it’s called WedShed."
"It’s the new way to discover wedding venues, like the “Airbnb of the wedding world."
"Next in line to join the booming sharing economy comes WedShed, a new online booking platform matching couples with unique wedding venues throughout Australia."
"The site now has about 150 diverse listings – everything from airplane hangars, to boats, whiskey distilleries, woolsheds and a former prison."
Our goal is to make wedding planning a simpler and more inspiring process.
And the best way we could think to do that was by bringing together the most creative and talented wedding folk together on one platform for couples to discover.
Request an invitation to join Wedshed, set up your venue’s profile and have instant backend access to see how your business is performing.
Communicate With Couples
All enquiries are sent directly to you. We also display your website and social media links for couples to reach you on.
Completely commission-free. And bask in the good feels of making a couple’s dream day happen.
What Sets Us Apart
We asked a whole swag of vendors what they wanted from an online wedding directory. And everything we do has been influenced by their answers.
Creating a sense of community among our business partners is important. It’s why we share weekly ‘Vendor-to-Vendor’ interviews full of peer-to-peer advice and experience, encourage you to join our closed WedShed Collective Facebook group and to contribute to our blog as a guest poster.
Qualified traffic (aka, the right couples at the right time)
We capture couples right at the start of their wedding planning journey (booking a venue). Our vendor directory benefits from the flow-on effect which means you’re spending your marketing dollars right where it counts.
We only partner with businesses we’d recommend to our closest mates. We know being exclusive establishes trust and authenticity with our couples and benefits our vendors big time – so we’re a bit fussy.
A human connection with real-life industry experience
We’re not anonymous. We’re Mel, Amy and a small team of digital-savvy, wedding-loving ladies (and lads too) that are on hand 24/7 to chat about anything – whether it be business-related or not. We love a yarn.
Think less bridezilla, more bridechilla. We attract down-to-earth couples that believe weddings are about love, family and community. Basically, the kind of people you want to work with.
From eBooks and eNewsletters to checklists and consults, we’re in regular communication with you. We’re constantly learning, analysing and improving – and we pass these insights on.
We do more than just list your business when you join WedShed.
Market Your Business
Social media shoutouts, features in eNewsletters to our couples, collaborations and styled shoots, inclusion in blog posts, targeted advertising and content partnerships. We actively market all of our WedShed partners beyond our website.
Want to see how your business is tracking on WedShed? Just use your personalised log-in to see how many views, enquiries and click-throughs your venue is receiving. Updated daily [Currently in development - coming soon].
Connect You With Wedding Venues
We’re the first website to directly link up vendors and venues using a back-end system that matches both parties based on location – you tell us where you’re happy to service and you’ll be recommended as a vendor for all our venues within these regions
Your communication just goes to show how genuine you are and this is a testament to your WedShed brand. Definitely on to something ladies, love your work!
Lauren Pool // Etc. Event Styling
Heart & Colour Photography
We have invested into many directories and we’ve never received an email like this. It’s refreshing and makes it less about the money and more about the heart! You girls are refreshing - so thank you so much!!!!
Phil, Bek and Tammie // Heart & Colour Photography
Kathryn Green Illustration
Hey Awesome WedShed Gals!!! I think you’re both incredibly clever ladies who have created a business that is so needed in Australia and the WORLD!!!
Kathryn Green // Kathryn Green Illustration
Luke Going Photography
I feel like you guys are onto something great here and we’re stoked to be a part of that :)
Rosie // Luke Going Photography
Sonia Allen Makeup
Awesome advice ladies! Congratulations again, you're inspirational and it's a pleasure to be part of your journey.