Now it’s no secret at Honey Lane that we will not shy away from wedding and event locations outside of Sydney city. And weddings in the Southern Highlands are certainly one of our favs.
As Sydney based wedding planners and stylists, we find ourselves in our true natural habitat when working within rural properties in regional New South Wales, where we can throw on our work boots, lather ourselves in sun cream and insect repellent (yes, cue the thousands of flies!!), and get our hands really dirty.
Welcome to Bendooley Estate.
Bendooley Estate is situated just outside the historic Southern Highlands village of Berrima and only a short 1 hour and 45 minutes scenic drive from Sydney’s CBD. The estate offers an idyllic, intimate setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions for all seasons. The magnificent surrounds of the Estate are rich in seasonal colour during autumn, spring and summer. And in winter, the cool-climate gardens provide a truly spectacular backdrop for romance.
There are so many special treasures about this property that we adore. We first worked at Bendooley Estate back in 2018 and now find ourselves here more and more. This Southern Highlands wedding hotspot has provided some of our couples with the most memorable wedding days. With its exceptional staff, delightful event team and the most delicious food - continue reading to find out a little more why this might be the perfect wedding location for you!
Berkelouw Book Barn
Ah, the infamous Book Barn nestled in the heart of the estate. This iconic space boasts cathedral ceilings exposed timber beams, a vast stone fireplace, huge iron pendant lights, a large dance floor, state of the art sound system, cocktail bar and thousands of old and new books, the barn is a unique and inspirational space. And if all of that isn’t enough, The Berkelouw Book Barn also features your very own private bridal parlour, an elegant lounge and dressing area with ensuite and bathroom amenities overlooking the vineyard – are you sold yet?
Built over 100 years ago and architecturally remodelled to become a multifunctional space, it operates as a restaurant, café, cellar door and bookshop by day and a well-equipped functioning wedding space by night.