Your Dream Wedding
Your Day Your Way - let your imagination run wild
One of the Hunter Valleys finest wedding venues, The Woodhouse is a purpose built architecturally designed space for weddings and events. There is simply nothing like it in the Hunter Valley.
An elegant timber building with a rustic but refined European elegance to it. Every detail has been well thought out. Think soaring 7m ceilings, 4m windows, freestanding fireplace, inside/outside bar, huge outdoor undercover dancefloor/lounge area covered in fairy lights, outdoor firepit with integrated lounge seating and entertaining courtyard. This is all complemented by a commercial sound and PA system.
The Woodhouse itself is approved for up to 150 people for either sit down or canape style weddings or event. Wedding guests will enjoy the delicious flavours of food created by our exclusive caterers Fennel & Co with service second to none.
There are a variety of beverage packages and options to suits all tastes with by consumption and 5 hour packages. Our wine list specialises in Hunter Valley wines (naturally) and with a few out of towners. The Woodhouse has DA imposed closing time of 11.30pm at which time all music must be turned off. Sunday events have an imposed bar closing time of 10pm due to licensing restrictions.
what you can expect
The Woodhouse is located on a stunning 100 acre country property, with expansive park-like grounds. It offers couples the freedom to create and style their very own bespoke wedding. As we say “Your day – Your way”. Working with an experienced team who have been hosting weddings at the property for last 10 + years, we are here to help bring your vision to reality. With plenty of ideas, our team aim to inspire and encourage and are there for brides every step of the way.
So what can you expect?
First, we take care of all the big things so you just need to focus on the little details that will make it ‘your day’. We have the ceremony covered with everything you need as well as lakeside post ceremony with our custom-built bar and furniture. When it comes to the reception at The Woodhouse, we only provide only the best. This includes handmade herringbone tables, natural country cross back chairs, premium glass ware and Robert Gordan plate ware. We are all about the fine details to ensure that each and every aspect of your wedding is exactly as you imagine it to be.
There are no upgrades where we come from.
Second, it is our goal to make your wedding journey up to and including the big day as seamless as possible.
To this end, each and vey couple have their own dedicated event manager to help and guide each couple.
We understand that your wedding is truly a special and unique event and pride ourselves in our flexibility, working closely with each couple so the day goes smoothly. We are 100% committed to each and every couple and can help coordinate other suppliers, provide helpful suggestions or direction if requested. We do not want any of our brides stressed. We would like them to enjoy themselves and the process and we are here to help in any capacity.
Lastly, we live and breathe our motto ‘your day your way’. We try are upmost to be as flexible as we can for each of our couples and not prescriptive to ensure your day is unique and reflects your wishes.
A visual Feast
Set amongst magnificent grounds, couples are spoiled with choice when it comes to the perfect ceremony locations. Our four most popular locations are lake side by the willows, in the shade and romance of our paperbark trees , the courtyard of The Woodhouse for that signature ceremony or our newest addition which we like to call St Peters because of the huge bridge timbers that encircle the space.
Once the ceremony has ended, your guests can wander up to our new bar and grab a drink and spend time relaxing lakeside, perhaps enjoying some games or relaxing on the pavilion.
Picking the Perfect Wedding Venue
Wollombi has quickly become a premier location for Hunter Valley weddings. At The Woodhouse Wollombi, we offer a stunning venue for your country wedding in the Hunter Valley. Our purpose-built, architecturally designed building sits on 100 acres of private property along with The Barnstay, our self-contained accommodation for you and up to 15 of your closest guests to stay in while you’re here. We are a unique wedding venue catering to couples who want the very best on their special day. Not all wedding venues are the same and what each can offer can vary enormously. Here are a few things to consider when picking your perfect wedding venue in the Hunter Valley. DO YOU NEED THE FLEXIBILITY TO TAILOR YOUR DAY YOUR WAY?
- Hunter Valley weddings are very popular and a lot of venues may host multiple ceremonies on any given day. That means that you may be restricted on times and the flow of your event which may mean you need to compromise on elements of your wedding.
- Having the flexibility to plan your day your way is one of the things that we pride ourselves on at The Woodhouse as our couples have exclusive use of the property with no set times or restrictions.
 The only restrictions are the 11.30pm event finish time and couples musicians must use our speaker system.
HOW IMPORTANT IS PRIVACY FOR YOUR WEDDING? If you are after a destination wedding, it is important to consider if you have to share your day with anyone else. Does the venue have multiple ceremony or reception spaces that you may need to share the property with that you had not thought about? At The Woodhouse, our couples have exclusive access and as such have total privacy to celebrate this special day. DO YOU NEED ACCOMMODATION ON SITE FOR YOUR WEDDING PARTY? If you are thinking about a destination wedding, such as a Hunter Valley wedding, a key consideration is if your wedding venue provides on-site accommodation. This can be a very useful feature as it allows the bridal party to stay on site and get ready for the big day without stressing about transportation to the venue. ARE YOU AFTER THE CEREMONY, POST CEREMONY AND RECEPTION TO BE IN THE ONE PLACE? There is a lot to be said for selecting a wedding venue where your guests can stay and relax from the start right through to the end of the night. If you are planning a Hunter Valley wedding ask the venue if they can host the ceremony as well as post ceremony drinks and the reception. While you are off having your photos taken, your guests don’t need to travel and can relax and enjoy themselves at the venue.