Danika Mason: Wedding venue’s mad scramble after Channel Nine star called off the ceremony just FOUR weeks out – as details emerge about celebrity guest list
Danika Mason: The mad battle at the wedding venue after the Channel Nine star called off the ceremony just FOUR weeks ago – as details emerge about celebrity guest list
It had all the ingredients for a dream wedding: an idyllic vineyard, famous guests and even a celebrant plucked from TV.
But Channel Nine sports presenter Danika Mason left her hand-picked venue having called off her wedding to gym rat fiance Todd Liubinskas just weeks before the big day.
The Greystone Estate in the NSW Hunter Valley – where Mason and Liubinskas were due to marry on October 27 – uploaded a frantic plea on Wednesday after the highly anticipated wedding was suddenly cancelled.
A post on the venue’s official Instagram account read: ‘A rare opportunity has become available to celebrate your wedding at Greystone Estate – with 50% off!’
A spokesperson for the venue confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that the vineyard – which sits on 10 acres along an olive tree-lined driveway and is “specifically designed to host lavish events” – had an unexpected cancellation. Sources confirmed this was the couple’s chosen location.
The wedding’s last-minute cancellation undoubtedly came as a surprise to many of the couple’s celebrity guests.
Set on 10 acres along an olive tree-lined driveway, Greystone Estate is centrally located in the iconic Hunter Valley and would be the scene of a dream wedding.
Danika Mason and Todd Liubinskas have been engaged for two years. Todd popped the question in July 2021
The venue uploaded this frantic ‘50% off’ post on Tuesday afternoon after announcing a ‘last minute cancellation’ on the weekend of the couple’s wedding
Sportscaster colleagues James Bracey and Clint Stanaway were expected to attend, plus Liubinskas’ close friend and 440 Run Club co-founder Trent Knox.
The Sunday Footy host was due to marry Liubinskas, 40, but was forced to cancel the event for five weeks for reasons not yet made public by the former couple.
The wedding was to be officiated by Seven News reporter and wedding celebrant Grace Fitzgibbon, the daughter of retired federal Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon.
The couple was engaged for two years after Liubinskas popped the question in July 2021.
Mason remained tight-lipped when contacted by Daily Mail Australia this week.
She subsequently confirmed the news of her split in a series of public appearances without her wedding ring.
Mason hosted the Sunday Footy Show this weekend, covering the Broncos vs Warriors preliminary final. She stood on the sidelines with her large diamond engagement ring conspicuously absent from her left hand.
Another of Liubinskas’ ex-girlfriends – who dated him for seven years before he started dating Mason – offered Mason a message of support.
News reporter Grace Fitzgibbon was set to marry the estranged couple in the Hunter Valley
The striking Air Pavilion is a highlight of Greystone Estate
Mason seemed dejected at her first sighting since the news broke
“I can only hope that Danika isn’t as blindsided as I was, or has experienced something similar,” the ex, who asked not to be named, told Daily Mail Australia.
“My heart goes out to her if she was.”
According to an insider, Liubinskas has accepted Mason’s decision to part ways. He stayed with his parents.
According to a Hunter Valley Wedding Concierge website, two wedding packages are offered at Greystone Estate at a rate of $20,300 or $15,200, excluding food and drinks.
Mason seemed dejected at her first sighting since the news broke on Tuesday. She subsequently withdrew from a planned media event.
Liubinskas looked glum as he was stuck in traffic in Sydney on Tuesday