If you’re looking for a unique NSW country wedding venue, Kimo Estate should be right up there on your hit list. A 7,000 acre sheep and cattle farm, it boasts the most magnificent 110-year-old grain shed and, more recently, a Pinterest-worthy eco-friendly hut. It’s surrounded by rolling hills and the country air here is the best you’ll ever breath.
We took ten with owner Emelia to talk all things weddings and to find out what else sets Kimo apart.
Hey Emilia! Can you tell us a bit about Kimo Estate?
We are a 7,000 acre sheep and cattle farm that has been running weddings and accommodation for three years. I (Emelia) moved to the family farm so my husband could see if he enjoyed farming and I needed something to do… so here we are today!
What inspired you to get involved with weddings?
My husband was a wedding photographer before he decided to become a farmer and we wanted to diversify from farming.
What sort of facilities does Kimo offer?
We run our ceremonies in the garden of the homestead with guests enjoying canapés and drinks in the garden after the formalities. Our 110 year old grain shed is the site for the reception which sits overlooking the river flats of the Murrumbidgee River.
We offer accommodation on site for 30 people which is usually enough for bride and groom, bridal party and some immediate families. We can arrange buses to pick up guests from town and we stagger the return buses to cater for the guests.
The ceremony is set in the beautiful gardens surrounding the homestead which includes 40 walnut chavari chairs with cushions, a wooden arbour which can be decorated by a florist or stylist, vintage style bar, two market umbrellas, lawn games and signage. All our running costs are written into our per head pricing e.g. staff, hire, gardening, travel, co-ordination and planning of day etc.
The grain shed is set with walnut chavari chairs and cream cushions, rustic long timber tables, white table runners, glass lanterns, tea lights, candelabra, candles, crockery, cutlery and indoor bar. We provide unlimited glassware, cool room, ice, generator, marquee and cooking equipment for the caterer. Depending on the time of year we can put a large bonfire together which really does complete the country feel of the venue.
What do you think is the selling point for most couples?
That they can stay onsite and have a relaxed day surrounded by beautiful country and their friends and family.
Do you offer onsite accommodation? Alternatively, are there places to stay nearby?
Yes and we have just recently bought a B&B in town which we are going to turn into a boutique hotel.
What’s your favourite thing you’ve seen a couple do at your venue?
Sing to each other.
And what do you think would be epic at your property? Any ideas you’d love to see a couple carry out?
At one wedding I went to the waiters were disguised opera singers and put on a fabulous act which was paid by the brides parents – it was fabulous and I would love to see that Kimo Estate!
Describe the kind of couples your venue attracts?
Easygoing and fun people
Any new additions on the horizon?
Our boutique hotel and more huts on our hilltops!