Bootmakers Cottage Birregurra

Great Ocean Road and Otways - VIC, Australia

Price From $2,000
Cocktail 180
Seated 80
Sleeps 6

About This Venue

Beginning its life as the home for James Townsend, Birregurra’s first bootmaker and saddler in 1864, Bootmakers Cottage in Birregurra in Victoria’s western-district, has seen many uses over the years, including a saddlery, surveyor’s office, and in more recent years a tea house, cafe and event venue.

The cottage is now proudly refurbished and is the heart of the property, accommodating up to six people, with two beautifully themed queen-sized bedrooms, a twin room, cute-as-a-button lounge and dining room, kitchenette and rustic bathroom and mud room. The residence is included in the hire of the venue and is perfect as a host quarters or preparation area.

The event space itself is a large red-brick courtyard, accessed via a gorgeous silver birch and lavender-lined pathway from a white picket gate on Main Street. The courtyard is ringed by period buildings – the cottage, the bathhouse (comprising male & female/all access toilets and shower), an all-weather stage which doubles as a day-lounge, and the old stables – now converted into a full bar, commercial wash up area, storeroom and escape room, complete with barn doors and internal bar. A 100 year old oak tree shades the courtyard and together with the English box hedges provides the perfect green backdrop for a summer, autumn or spring wedding. At the rear of the courtyard is a driveway and parking – great for caterer’s vans or deliveries.

Whether you go for al-fresco dining under umbrellas, or a full night-time marquee with fairy lights, Bootmakers Cottage at Birregurra is a delightful country wedding experience.

Birregurra itself is a charming country town, on the banks of the Barwon River and home to the world-famous Brae Restaurant. It has three beautiful heritage churches (including the heritage listed blue stone Christ Church), the Royal Mail hotel, a cute set of shops and boutiques, and a dinky country golf course and bowls club. “Birre” as the locals call it, is within a short drive to the beautiful Otway Ranges, mountain hamlet of Forest, and the beach side towns of Lorne, Anglesea, Aries Inlet and Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road – one of Victoria’s major international tourist attraction.

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Sheddies Special

Our minimum accommodation stay is 2 nights. But we get it that sometimes it’s nice to have some extra time to set up or chill out afterwards. That’s why we will throw In an extra nights accommodation. And a couple of fine local vintages to see you through. Consider it your first wedding present, from us.

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Venue Facilities

  • AV system
  • Bar area
  • Bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Bridal change room
  • BYO alcohol
  • BYO catering
  • Camping
  • Chapel
  • Clean-up included
  • Fire pit
  • Generator
  • Kitchen
  • Marquee or Tent
  • No curfew
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Power
  • Stage
  • Tables and seating
  • Water
  • Wet weather cover
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi

Accommodation Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Camping
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Linen supplied
  • Non-smoking
  • Open fireplace
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Towels supplied
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi

Owner / Manager

Events at Bootmakers are managed by Laura Wills from Wanderlust Creative, based in Torquay. Laura, a self-confessed romantic, prides herself on supporting her wedding couples to create unique and personal occasions – with as much or as little involvement as is needed. WIth impressive range local vendors, and years of experience of marketing and event planning, Laura and her team see beauty in simplicity and elegance, to help make your best-day-ever.



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