If you read on, it’ll come as little surprise we’re rather fond of Collits Inn – a pet-friendly Blue Mountains wedding venue. Built in 1823 it boasts some serious olde-worlde charm including a 190 year old barn that makes for the most epic reception space.
Take a walk around the property and you’ll also find views of the surrounding mountain ranges, horses quietly grazing and acres of beautiful Australian bush. What’s not to love?
Hey guys, can you tell us a bit about the inn?
Collits Inn is a heritage listed venue, built in 1823, being the oldest standing building west of the Blue Mountains! Fitted perfectly with the 190 year old barn, this venue sure does pack a whole lot of unique charm.
What inspired you to get involved with weddings?
As a family that has been in hospitality forever, when given the opportunity to turn this amazing property into a wedding venue, we couldn’t believe our luck! We love all things weddings! From the beautiful little touches, to the most delicious food and wine to match.
So nice. What sort of facilities does Collits Inn offer?
Collits Inn is an all-inclusive package. With the venue being exclusive to you for a whole weekend, the most stunning onsite ceremony locations, onsite accommodation and endless decorations to use – no extra charge. You can even bring your furry family member along!
What do you think is the biggest selling point for most couples?
We love that we can offer an all-inclusive package! We’re a venue that once your here, there’s no need to leave for the whole weekend. You can decorate the barn as little or as much as you like. Perfect for the bride or groom that wants to explore the DIY path, though just as perfect for the couple that doesn’t want to have to do anything at all! The barn is spectacular as is – that’s the beauty of it!
Do you offer onsite accommodation? And what about places to stay nearby for guests?
Our onsite accommodation is situated in the inn itself – each room full of character! The whole inn is yours to use during your stay, with room to get ready with your hair and makeup girls coming to you, along with a lounge room and an open fire. We can sleep a total of 11 with a full breakfast included. We can also accommodate your ‘night before’ dinner get together with close family and friends. There is plenty of other accommodation close by to recommend to the rest of your guests. We can send you a list on request.
What’s your favourite thing you’ve seen a couple do at your venue?
I love love LOVE a hanging garland of floral and greenery from the beams! One of the best things about the barn, is you can add as little or as much as you like, it’s spectacular. But add greenery with a touch of floral design and WOW!!! It looks fantastic with the fairy lights and hanging mason jar chandeliers.
And what do you think would be epic at your property? Any ideas you’d love to see a couple carry out?
We’ve had vintage caravan bars at Collits and they always look on point, especially with added festoon lighting through the garden. Though we’d love to see a full vintage lounge set up! Perfect around the fire pits, or placed anywhere in the gardens to enjoy during canapés. Best seat in the house to relax and watch the included lawn games being played out.
What kind of couples do you find the inn attracts?
All couples have one thing in common. They’re all very relaxed people and we love that as we’re exactly the same. Down to earth, laid-back people that love making your wedding one that your guests will talk about forever.