Many of the best NSW wedding venues belong to Byron Bay and Newrybar Downs is certainly one of them.
Sitting pretty on 10 lush acres, this private property offers luxe accommodation, multiple ceremony and reception locations, first-class service and wet weather options (including a cabana completed in 2019 that will seat 120 people). Plus, it’s owners Pip and Greg are the ultimate hosts (trust us, we’ve enjoyed their company), so we can vouch you’ll be in wonderfully welcoming hands.
Hi Pip and Greg, can you tell us a bit about your Newrybar Downs?
We are a fully licensed luxury accommodation, wedding ceremony and intimate wedding location. Nestled in 10 acres of beautiful gardens, we are a hidden gem despite being so close to Newrybar Hamlet and only a short drive to the world’s best beaches.
What inspired you to get involved with weddings?
Weddings are such wonderful, happy and loving occasions and everyone is a delight to deal with. Happiness precedes weddings as well as follows them.
What kind of couples does Newrybar Downs tend to attract?
We attract a wide range of wedding couples from intimate, small wedding groups of 12 to wedding ceremonies of 120. We truly believe the couples that select Newrybar Downs do so because of the family feel to the property – they sense they are immediately at home and welcome.
We have decorated using our own personal art, artefacts, books and the like. Couples feel they are in a personal space at a very personal time in their lives.
What kind of facilities does your venue offer?
We offer luxury accommodation to the bride and her selected family and friends. We also provide all the ceremony furniture and accessories. We set up and pack down the ceremony area making the property pristine and ready for the next days activities, whether that be a family barbecue, drinks party or something around the pool.
What’s your favourite thing you’ve seen a couple do at your venue?
Due to the intimacy of our property I think wedding couples are free to be totally themselves. There are no outside distractions and no intrusions, it is totally and utterly about them – as our testimonials attest. Mostly we see them ENJOY!
And what do you think would be epic at your property? Any ideas you’d love to see a couple carry out?
Arrive by helicopter, which we can accommodate.
Any new additions on the horizon?
Ohhh yes we are about to extend our cabana to seat 120 for the all important Byron Bay wet weather option. This extension will be completed by 1st March 2019.