The Great Barn Hunt

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Wedding Venues


Ever since I posted about Sarah’s hunt for a barn near Sydney (see the post here) to hold her wedding in, I’ve had countless emails from couples looking for barns for their own weddings.

So today I’m going to share with you my barn like finds around Sydney. (This list will be ever growing).

Barn from Saltwater Farm Barn

The search was a difficult one – Australia doesn’t seem to have many big empty barns like the original one requested above, but I did manage to find some venues which may give the same feel for your wedding.

The Great Cask Hall

The Great Cask Hall is located in Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin. Within the gorgeous wine region of the Hunter Valley, The Great Cask Hall allows you and your guests to sit and celebrate amongst 56 enormous wine barrels and can cater up to 180 guests.

Undercliff Winery

Undercliff Winery is located in Wollombi about an hour and 45 minutes out of Sydney. Settled as a farm in 1846, Undercliff Winery can be hired for functions.

Belgenny Farm

Belgenny Farm is located close to Sydney in Camden – just an hours drive. Established in 1805, the property is situated on 5000 acres and comprises of a number of buildings including stables, a blacksmith’s shop, creamery, smokehouse, slaughter house and the farm cottage.

Belgenny Farm has a function room known as The Granary which can seat up to 200 guests.

Peppers Creek

Peppers Creek is located two hours north of Sydney out of Cessnock.

The venue has a mud brick chapel and barrel room adjacent to each other, with the chapel featuring folding glass doors to let in the views of the surrounding vineyards. The venue can seat 150 guests.

Midginbil Hill


Located in the Byron Bay hinterland, Midginbil Hill has a bunkhouse on site and a homestead. They will allow you to bring in your own catering. They are situated on a 400 acre working cattle farm.

  • Angela says:
    October 20, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Ooh how about barns around MELBOURNE?

    • Vicky says:
      June 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      You know what, I’m very much icnlined to agree.

  • Does the Dress Fit says:
    October 21, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Barns…. I think that would make a great reception for weddings up north and spring weddings. Great idea/post! I think this one is worth looking into.

  • Polkadot Bride says:
    October 21, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Great idea Angela!

    I think barns are lovely DDF! Although they seem in short supply for functions in Australia!

  • Vanessa says:
    October 22, 2008 at 11:44 am

    These places all look fantastic, just what I’m after….except they’re in NSW. I would be very interested to hear if you have found any similar venues in VIC. I have found Stones of the Yarra Valley and Emu Bottom Homestead.

  • Trinity says:
    December 29, 2008 at 12:28 am

    I’ve also been on a barn hunt in the same kind of area. I was at Undercliff yesterday and although it is amazing, the barn is taken up with their wine brewing stuff, you could probably fit about 50ppl in around that. Such a shame. Ooh I want a barn so bad.

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    September 30, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Your Barn Wedding list for Victoria is fantastic, but has anyone got a list happening for South Australia? In particular the South East? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please help!

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    • Liv says:
      May 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Try Garan Vale Woolshed in Braidwood – perfect for weddings 🙂

  • Sarah-Jane says:
    February 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I LOVE THIS IDEA! A barn wedding! Can anyone help me around ACT or Bowral area. I love the rustic look, so it doesnt have to be a barn as such, just with the same feel.
    Thank you 🙂

  • Jenny says:
    February 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I love the barn idea too! I’m looking in the Hunter Valley area OR Dubbo / Mudgee. Does anyone know of any other barns / sheds in those areas??? For about 130 people. THANKS!

  • Amy says:
    March 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Hi, any update on the NSW barn search – I am looking for a barn near Sydney and can’t wait for the update. Thanks!

  • MrsHarrison2B says:
    August 5, 2011 at 9:54 am

    any update on SA barns yet?

  • Stephanie Jones says:
    October 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Amazzzzzzinnng site!! Luv luv luv it!! These venues look spectacular but the only problem is… They’re on the wrong side of the country! ; )

    Is there a WA list hiding somewhere or any info/ideas for a Rustic western Australia wedding?

    • Polka Dot Bride says:
      October 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      Oh Stephanie thanks for the request! I’ll pop it on my list and write it up in November!

  • Stephanie Jones says:
    October 26, 2011 at 11:35 am

    thank you soooo much!

    I’ve tried to do my own little bit of digging but can’t seem to get anywhere! I dare say, from what I have read, there’ll be a heaaaap of other WA B2B’s having a good squizz too!

    a very big thanks again! can’t wait to read!

  • Stephanie Jones says:
    December 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    heya! just wanted to see how you got in with the Rustic WA list?

    totally understand this is probably one of the busiest times of the year for you but so so exxxcited to see how you got on!

    • Polka Dot Bride says:
      December 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      Hi Stephanie, I’m working it on it for before Christmas!

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  • kathy collins says:
    January 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    There will be venue at our farm very soon – aptly called The Barn – it wont disapoint! Stay tuned…..

    • Natalie says:
      May 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      Hi Kathy,
      I was wondering if you had any more details about your upcoming venue – the barn?
      Where are you located? And could you provide a website/contact number?
      Hopefully hear from you soon

  • Cairyn says:
    July 19, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I searched loooong and hard for a barn to get married in! The best ones I found in NSW are (from best onwards)
    1. The Tocal Homestead (see photographer Ben Adams)
    2. Bella Vista farm (see photographers love Katie and Sarah)
    3. Belgenny Farm
    4. Buttai Barn

    All affordable but Tocal wins for sure!

  • Mandie Colemon says:
    August 24, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Welcome to the blog ag and thank you for your comments.



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