Anyone who has followed WedShed for a while would know Waldara is one of our all time favourite NSW country wedding venues. A working sheep and cattle farm, it’s about an hour past the Blue Mountains and a hop, skip and jump away from Oberon with plenty of accommodation options.
You’ll find two exquisite homesteads overlooking a large dam, as well as a beautifully maintained shearing shed, a tennis court and a gorgeous reception barn with modern amenities. It’s where we shot our first styled shoot and where we’ve been dreaming of getting hitched (again) ever since.
Tell us a bit about your venue…
Waldara is a working farm and wedding venue in the beautiful countryside of Oberon NSW.
What inspired you to get involved with weddings?
It was my own wedding experience that inspired me to get involved with the wedding business. After getting married at the Waldara property myself (it really was the best day ever!), I knew it would be the perfect place to create a wedding venue for couples who wanted a relaxed, bespoke, rustic, elegant country wedding.
Can you tell us about the facilities your venue offers?
We have a fantastic big wooden barn that acts as our reception hall – it’s fully fitted out with all you would need for a large scale party. There are two houses on the property so you can have 20 guests stay at the venue for your wedding weekend. There are several ceremony location options around the beautiful property including the characterful shearing shed which acts as an indoor option in case of rain.
What do you think is the selling point for most couples?
The privacy and exclusivity of the venue, you really feel like you have the whole place to yourself for the duration of your stay. The fact that you can have so many guests stay with you onsite so you can make the most of the lead up to the big day and not have to rush off as soon as the wedding is over.
So many couples say when they come to visit Waldara in person “Wow, it’s even more beautiful than in the photos”. It truly is a breathtaking and unique spot.
Do you offer onsite accommodation? Alternatively, are there places to stay nearby?
Yes the two houses on site that sleep 10 people each. There are also plenty of local accommodation options a short drive from Waldara for all your guests.
What’s your favourite thing you’ve seen a couple do at your venue?
Every wedding is so special and lovely. I love seeing the brides brave climbing onto the big boulders in our back paddock for a dramatic photo. Being a working farm we often have animals around. I love seeing couples interact with the baby lambs or cows or sometimes even horses that might come and say hello.
And what do you think would be epic at your property? Any ideas you’d love to see a couple carry out?
Although we have a great indoor reception hall, I would love to see a couple move all the tables and chairs outside next to the lake for a big meal under the stars. Maybe with some festoon lighting and fun food trucks.
Describe the kind of couples your venue attracts?
Relaxed, fun, adventurous, generous.