With the current travel restrictions in place, we decided as a team to explore a little bit more of what our beautiful country has to offer for our gorgeous New South Wales wedding couples. So, we packed our bags and started our very first mini weeknight getaway to the shiny South Coast and Southern Highlands. And let’s just say, we were not disappointed!
The South Coast of New South Wales offers a huge range of wedding venues from cliff top luxury waterfront resorts, laid back country wineries and native bushland hideaways. And the Southern Highlands – well that just has a special charm of its own. Not only do each of the properties provide incredible wedding spaces but a level of quality and comfortable accommodation – it’s a win win! We wish we could have visited every venue, but here is what we were able to get into two days!
First Stop – Kalinya Estate. Wow – what a unique venue. Featuring a stunning, heritage listed homestead, plus an additional 8 bedroom lodge, Kalinya estate is set on 5 acres of manicured gardens 2.5 hours south west of Sydney. This property is full of surprises. If you are looking for a venue that will take your guests on an adventure, then this is the place for you!
5 Favorite things about Kalinya Estate:
The heritage homestead is a beautiful example of an authentic country property with souring ceilings, stunning kitchen and gran bedrooms. It sleeps a total of 21 guests and with it’s large proportions you will all be completely comfortable.
The gardens are beautifully manicured – but they also feature a 17m pool, hot tub, tennis court, basketball court and garden games. Your guests will never be board with such a brilliant range of outdoor activities!
The property features an outdoor dining area that literally took our breaths away. Both the Homestead AND the lodge feature alfresco dining areas complete with wood fire pizza ovens. BBQs, firepits and custom seating. Absolutely perfect for night before celebrations or a brunch the next morning. So beautifully designed, we fell in love with these areas immediately!
The Barn is something that must be seen to be believed. The owners of the property have done such a spectacular job in creating spaces in the Barn that are the dream of most. Think – full size squash court, gym, piano bar…and…..
A cinema! Yes, you read right. The bard features a beautifully design cinema! We are not speaking of a small home cinema, we are referring to a proper, full cinema which would be perfect for kids, or watching “Bridesmaids” the night before your wedding!
Located in the Jervis bay area, The Woods Farm is an amazing luxury country farm venue perfect for a South Coast garden wedding, rustic wedding, vintage wedding, country wedding or a festival style wedding. With all your guests staying onsite, you will be able to create a wedding journey from the moment they arrive. It most definitely will be a wedding experience that you and your guests will not be forgetting for a while!
5 Favorite things about The Woods Farm:
It’s rare to find a venue that can accommodate all your wedding guests. Having all your guests stay on site ensures you really do have a “Wedding festival!” that runs from the night before until the morning after. We love the Glamping site too!
We adore all the unique and quirky locations for elements of the day, this really ensures that you take your guests on a journey. From the chill out pool and pergola area, pizza night under the stars in the veggie garden to the stunning Wedshed for the wedding reception. At every turn is a new experience.
We fell in love with the ceremony location, a gorgeous rustic arch way aisle, leads the path to this perfect little chapel that aligns perfectly with the vibe at The Woods Farm.
It’s great to have a venue that offers many styling items, this will eliminate any additional costs for furniture.
If you are looking a luxury, rustic vibe then Woods Farm is perfect, we feel that it’s great to have a venue that already has a style of its own.