Historic Sandstone Homestead Circa 1864, Exclusively Yours for Your Wedding Weekend
Woodburn Homestead is a stunning venue set on 42 beautiful acres and is a quintessential Australian property that inspires so many creative options. The long gum-lined driveway reveals the historic sandstone homestead, built in 1864 by Matthew Rankine (whose father, William Rankine, settled Strathalbyn). The Westphalen family recently renovated the entire property since their purchase in 2016.
The Homestead, Open Air Chapel and 160-Year-Old Moreton Bay Fig Tree
The Homestead features a fully equipped country kitchen and beautiful architectural details, including a Belvedere attic, underground cellar and wrap-around veranda. There are three bathrooms, and each of the four bedrooms has a private entrance, providing accommodation for up to 10 guests. The property’s beautiful grounds feature a gloriously large 160-year-old Moreton Bay fig tree, beautiful lawned spaces and intimate garden corners, all suitable to bring your wedding vision to life.
The gorgeous open-air chapel is the icon of the property, which was saved from crumbling with authentically restored stonework and limestone crush floor. Once a barn, the thick sandstone walls provide a warm, intimate and completely unique space for your vows. The Stables, enclosed and restored with concrete floor, is an intimate function space — suitable for up to 80 guests for a seated reception. The double doors open towards the front of the property onto a lush green lawn space that adjoins the open-air chapel, perfect for a casual lounge area, delicious pre-reception cocktails or an outdoor dinner under the stars. Towards the rear of the property, the Angas Lawns is the perfect space for larger wedding celebrations. We recommend styling this space with a clear marquee, including feature floral and lighting installations as well as a dancefloor.
Memorable Wedding Venue Hosted by an Award-Winning and Nationally Recognised Wedding Caterer and Planner
Woodburn Historic Homestead is an excellent venue for those that want the customised handcrafted look and flexibility without the stress. At Woodburn Homestead — you are only limited by your imagination! Wedding packages include assistance with planning, suppliers and set-up; all cutlery, crockery, glassware and bar equipment; as well as a bunch of other furniture inclusions. The property contains modern bathrooms (with disability access), parking and power to all spaces, which is hugely convenient!
Owner Cindy Westphalen is a highly awarded wedding caterer and wedding planner and brings years of experience to this property — something you can see at every corner. Cindy’s Classic Gourmet is Woodburn Homestead’s exclusive in-house caterer, run by Cindy and her highly experienced team in the large commercial kitchen. A variety of catering packages are on offer (cocktail, sit down and share platter), which can be tailored for individuals tastes and budgets. BYO alcohol is permitted.
An All-In-One Venue for Ceremony, Reception and Photography
This one-of-a-kind venue has everything to create a relaxing day for the couple and their guests. There are many photography locations across the entire property. Some of the most desired settings are beside the 160-year-old Morton Bay Fig, the Open-Air Chapel with authentic stone, or the rustic driveway on the outskirts of the property, lined with cacti and succulents. Another idyllic area is the magical backdrop of the Angas River, with the native gums and riverbank.
When looking at Woodburn Homestead, we think of dreamy pastel colour palettes, vintage styling and epic lighting installations for a fabulous weekend wedding celebration. Contact Woodburn Homestead to view this property for your special day.
This venue is absolutely second to none! With multiple areas to suit different event styles, the team will work with you to create anything you can dream of. Beautiful scenery, delicious food and quaint accommodation – definitely recommend for anyone looking for somewhere to host a memorable occasion.
A wonderful unique venue complete with luxurious Homestead accommodation, fantastic catering and numerous beautiful photo opportunities all set on the property. The Woodburn Homestead team are so friendly and helpful, making planning an event so lovely and easy to deal with.
The most amazing venue, wonderful food and best day of my life! Thank you so much for making my dream come true! Xx
If you are looking for a wedding venue that has it all… open air chapel, amazing food and accommodation all in one place, look no further this is the place for you… truly incredible. And Cindy will work her magic to make your day what you want it to be.