Before BoxGrove, unique wedding venues across country NSW were few and far between. Luckily couples now have access to this incredible family farm that boasts a purpose built-barn, accommodation for 40 guests and on-site bridal suite. Here we chat to the beauty and brains behind this exciting new space.
Tell us a bit about your venue…
We are a small family farm in Bathurst, country NSW with beautiful gardens and an epic new barn. Our reception centre is just over 12 months old and purpose-built for weddings. We think the barn has the right balance of a country, industrial feel with all of the modern luxuries like stylish bathrooms and air-conditioning.
What inspired you to get involved with weddings?
Melissa and Kayla have been in the wedding industry for 10 years doing hair and makeup, chatting to brides about their planning process and options for venues in the area (or lack thereof). These conversations inspired us to bridge this gap by opening our own unique, local wedding venue. We live and breathe weddings and enjoy the fun loving atmosphere of our couples big day!
Tell us about the facilities your venue offers?
We offer accommodation for up to 40 guests, have an onsite hair and beauty salon, have numerous ceremony locations and have a purpose built function centre. There is no need to leave the location – from Friday to Sunday our couples have the property to themselves and get to enjoy the moment with their loved ones all together.
What do you think is the selling point for most couples?
Most of our couples are from the city, wanting an all-in-one venue where they can escape to the country with their guests for the weekend. The BoxGrove team does all the set up, styling, co-ordination and pack down so there really is nothing to worry about.
Do you offer onsite accommodation? Alternatively, are there places to stay nearby?
Yes, for up to 40 guests but have close relationships with numerous hotels and B&B’s.
What’s your favourite thing you’ve seen a couple do at your venue?
We personally love a first look! That way the couple gets to enjoy the whole day with their guests without leaving for photos!
And what do you think would be epic at your property? Any ideas you’d love to see a couple carry out?
As our venue is purpose built, we have rigging points all over the ceiling for hanging florals and lighting. We would love to see a ceiling full of foliage!! Our exposed beams are just there waiting to be draped with amazing blooms!
Describe the kind of couples your venue attracts?
Our venue attracts a couple that wants a stylish wedding in the country with all of the comforts of a big function centre. As we do all of the planning a lot of our couples are busy with their careers or families and trust the BoxGrove team to do everything for them.
Any new additions on the horizon?
We are building a new bridal suite, think large glass walls and timber flooring, a minimalistic stylish sanctuary for the end of a beautiful day!
For more info or to make an enquiry with BoxGrove, head to their WedShed profile here.