About This Venue
Beginning its life as a boot-makers boutique in 1864, the Tea House at 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 residence is now proudly refurbished and is the heart of the property, accommodating up to eight people, with two beautifully themed queen-sized bedrooms, a kid’s room with two bunk beds, 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 quarter 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 residence, the facilities block (comprising male & female/all access toilets), an all-weather stage, and the old stables – now converted into a full bar, commercial wash up area, storeroom and games 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 – perfect for caterer’s vans or deliveries.
Whether you go for al-fresco dining under umbrellas, or a full night-time marquee with fairy lights, the Tea House 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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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 up to an extra 2 nights accommodation. And a couple of fine local vintages to see you through.
Consider it your first wedding present, from us.
- AV system
- Bar area
- Bridal change room
- BYO alcohol
- BYO catering
- Clean-up included
- Fire pit
- Marquee or Tent
- No curfew
- Tables and seating
- Wet weather cover
- Wheelchair Access
- Air conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Linen supplied
- Open fireplace
- Towels supplied
- Washing machine
- Wheelchair access
Owner / Manager
Dufflebird is a professional property management company, owned by Fleur and Mike Leslie, who manage a select group of unique accommodation and function venues, in regional Victoria. Priding themselves on unique getaways for the curious, Dufflebird has built up over the years and enviable reputation for great venues and first-class professional service. See www.dufflebird.com.au.
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