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Picturesque Wedding Venue in Woodville, Hunter Valley
Celebrate your wedding in the beauty and abundance of Albion Farm Gardens. Garden theme and country barn weddings are very popular at the moment for good reason – outdoor weddings are romantic and beautiful. The biggest advantage of an outdoor wedding with Albion Farm Gardens is that they are easy to organise and there is no decorating to be done with natural beauty all around you. Albion Farm, Gracemere and Albion Way are three adjoining farms with 15 acres of gardens that are shared, developed and maintained by family. They seamlessly merge to form the large and beautiful garden. Albion Farm is the central “hub” of the gardens and has a long and rich history.
Albion Farm Gardens is a beautiful and unique garden wedding venue located in Woodville, near Maitland and Newcastle, in the Hunter Valley. It is located 1 hour from the Central Coast and 2.5 hours from Sydney making this the perfect country wedding venue.
The Albion Farm Wedding Gardens are available for wedding ceremonies and photographic sessions all year round.
When you book with Albion Farm Gardens you have exclusive use of the gardens for your wedding ceremony and photographs.
Kate and her team offer a truly unique wedding service. Not only do they hire their beautiful garden and wedding barn for your exclusive use but they will help you organise the details of your wedding and will be there to make sure everything runs smoothly from the moment you book until your wedding day.
About the Gardens
As the first farm settled in the Hunter Valley, outside Newcastle, Albion Farm includes 100 acres of farmland and 15 acres of spectacular gardens. The carefully planned gardens include lake vistas, sandstone walls, rose gardens and wisteria walks. The gardens have been lovingly created over the past 40 years and are sure to provide inspiration and a magical atmosphere for your special day. There are five beautiful and romantic outdoor wedding locations including a stunning timber barn available for your wedding ceremony, depending on the look you are after and the weather on the day. The most popular are the Wisteria Walk, the Boston Ivy Rotunda, the Muse, The Barn and the Boat House Garden near the ornamental Lake.
Timber barn or garden ceremony
The stunning gardens are complemented by a recently restored antique timber Barn. The Barn was originally built between 1815 and 1825 and is now a large light filled space with windows on all sides and five stunning timber chandeliers with 150 shimmering candles. The Barn may be used for your wedding ceremony or photographs. If you opt for a garden wedding the Barn may used if the weather is inclement on the day. After the ceremony, your guests are then free to roam the gardens with champagne and canapés.
Bride and family accommodation
The farm house accommodation is available for hire for brides and their family the night before the wedding. Many brides have found this to be very convenient if they come from Sydney, the Central Coast, Muswellbrook, or Scone.
Due to the size of the gardens, an electric golf buggy with a driver is available so you are taken personally to all the best photographic locations.
There is no parking within the garden grounds, so guests are advised to park on the road outside. There is parking available for the elderly and disabled.
The venue advises against bringing children as there are numerous unfenced bodies of water which are hazardous for young children.
Albion Farm was settled in 1812 by John Tucker making it the first land settled in the Hunter Valley. Local historians say it is the oldest, continuously farmed land in Australia. The Redman family took over ownership of Albion Farm in 1971. “We had been living as ‘expats’ for seven years, mostly in Asia and some times in the U.K. We were very home sick for Australia after being away for so long and we asked our family here to be on the look out for a quiet place for us to rear our family. It was quite a challenge renovating the old federation homestead, rearing our children, running a business and starting the gardens. A happy journey and one we are glad to have taken.”
Gracemere was a division of Albion Farm in 1865. Gracemere has undergone a dramatic transformation with energy, dedication and creativity. This is where you will find the Boat House Garden, the Stone Bridge and The Muse. The stonework throughout the gardens has been Phil Redman’s labour of love.
Albion Way is another division of Albion Farm and is the home of The Barn. The barn is now the wedding centre. It is a large timber barn with round posts and was mentioned in the census of 1823. A cellar, built under the barn stored wine which was produced from the twelve acres of grapes growing in front of the barn. Some of this wine found its way to Newcastle, some to Sydney and some to Governor Macquarie who considered it, ‘fair’! During 1836 it was sold at the “Red Inn,” which served as the half way house between Morpeth and Paterson.
Wedding Photo Package
Albion Farm Gardens are a popular location for wedding photos. The Photographic Package is designed for those wishing to use the garden for a 2 hour photo shoot for their wedding. The Photographic Package does not include a wedding ceremony.
Champagne and canapés – Celebrate in style with your guests with mouth watering canapés and delicious bubbly. This is the perfect way to entertain your guests while you have your wedding photos taken! Let them know if you would like this service at the time of booking.
No on-site restaurant. External catering allowed. Venue can provide catering recommendations.
Not only does Albion Farm have beautiful gardens but features a gorgeous solid timber historic barn. The Wedding Barn was recently fully restored and is now a stunning light filled space perfect for holding your wedding ceremony or small reception.
There is no sit-down reception option, but there is a BYO champagne and canapé option where you can provide drinks and cheese plate ingredients for the venue to present and serve. The venue provides ice, glassware, servingware and RSA service.
Woodville School of Arts Hall
The Woodville School of Arts Hall is the perfect reception venue if you have up to 100 guests. The Hall is very close to Albion Farm Gardens and has a charming historical character that is a perfect fit with a garden wedding. Albion Farm Gardens has a list of suppliers available to make this the perfect country reception venue.
The Woodville Hall has a fully equipped commercial kitchen and they can recommend caterers or you could select your own. An advantage of hiring the Hall for your reception is that you can provide your own beverages.
If you have a very large number of guests for your wedding, please call as they can recommend some excellent reception venues in one of the larger towns nearby.
Indoor and outdoor ceremony options
There are many locations in the garden where you could hold your ceremony. The most popular are the Wisteria Walk, the Boston Ivy Rotunda, the Muse, The Barn or the Boat House Garden near the ornamental Lake.
The garden is available throughout the year with each season giving you a unique experience. In summer the garden is full of lush green growth. Autumn sees the beauty of the leaves turning reds and yellows. If you prefer to see the more architectural elements of the garden you may prefer a winter wedding. Of course a Spring garden wedding offers copious blossoms and scents. Click on the links for Season Gallery pages to see what the garden looks like during these times.
Albion Farm Gardens recently restored a timber barn. The Barn is a light filled, beautiful space to hold your ceremony on a rainy day.
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Bride and family cottage accommodation
Albion Way Cottage is an 1850s timber cottage that sleeps six people. There is a beautiful open fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and newly renovated bathroom. The Cottage is recommended to brides or their families as a beautiful space to get ready for your special wedding day. Catering can be provided on request.
Rates: $500 per night
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