We chatted to owners Keith and Elisabeth Hallett about their award-winning olive farm and nursery and how it became a wedding hotspot.
Hi guys, how would you describe Lonely Goat Olives?
The most stunning views in The Hunter Valley. Our olive grove is surrounded by mountain ranges and state forest.
What inspired you to get involved with weddings?
Two of our children got married here and it all went from there. We love to share what we have with our guests.
What kind of facilities does your farm offer?
We offer an award-winning two bedroom cottage with an outdoor kitchen, woodfired pizza oven, 100 square metres of decking, 260 degree views and beautiful gardens.
For the environmentally aware, our olive grove is completely off grid and we aim to be self sufficient in one more product each year. Last year turmeric was added to our veggie garden.
What do you think is the selling point for most couples?
The stunning views over the olive groves, along with our Highland Cattle.
You’ve got onsite accommodation – where can other guests stay?
We have two rooms and there are hundreds available close by. Most couples use a shuttle bus to take guests to their accommodation.
What’s your favourite thing you’ve seen a couple do at your venue?
Get married on top of the mountain, as well as an American cellist playing her cello on the deck.
And what do you think would be epic at your property? Any ideas you’d love to see a couple carry out?
I would love to a Scottish bagpiper walking the bride up the mountain.
Can you describe the kind of couples your venue attracts?
People who love the environment and the outdoor lifestyle.
Any new venue developments or plans on the horizon?
We’re planning on improving the facilities we have for glamping.