About This Venue
Brickendon Estate is one of Australia’s oldest privately-owned estates dating from 1824 when the first William Archer settled the land. Yearning for the English countryside, he set about developing his land the traditional English way with miles of white flowering hawthorn hedgerows, extensive gardens surrounding the elegant Georgian Homestead and a quaint rustic farming village for the convict workers. This magnificent family owned property is a perfect setting for weddings and receptions and provides the most unique and picturesque country location in Tasmania.
Set amongst a private cottage garden in the historic Farm Village is the most enchanting gothic chapel. Built by convict labour in the 1850’s, the Chapel is ideal for small and intimate weddings. With its steep pitched shingle roof, original stained-glass windows and the mellow timbers of the original Huon pine pews, the Brickendon Chapel is the perfect start to your special day. Surrounded by a quaint cottage garden the Chapel is suitable for up to 35 guests seated or approx 50 (with some standing). If you have a larger guest list, the Sussex Barn with its high gabled roof and memorabilia of days gone by, may be suitable for your ceremony.
If you would prefer a garden wedding, the gardens surrounding the Chapel or the main Brickendon Gardens both offer the picturesque locations. With the backdrop of the 1829 Georgian Homestead, the main gardens feature extensive plantings of old roses, perennials and 170 year old exotic trees – providing numerous ceremony options. Each season brings with it a change of colours so no ceremony at Brickendon is the same.
For a reception with a difference, the 1830’s Sussex Barn provides a unique canvas for your wedding theme. From vintage and rustic to contemporary and elegant you have total freedom to create your individual style. If however, you would prefer us to theme and setup your reception, we are happy to discuss this. From a casual get together to a fully catered silver service wedding reception the barn provides atmosphere and ambience that cannot be found anywhere else. We are very flexible with your personal wishes and look forward to assisting you in making the venue truly yours. This building is suitable for guest numbers from 30 to 140.
In addition to the Sussex Barn, Brickendon is now offering a site for marquee receptions in the extended gardens of the main homestead. Located on the original tennis court, the marquee site is suitable for a marquee or Hoecker up to 30m x 15m.
If any of your guests or the wedding party require accommodation, we can offer either an historic cottage or one of our farm cottages. All cottages are fully self-catering and provide a good base for the bridal party or relatives and friends who do not wish to drive after the wedding. In particular, our gardener’s cottage is very quaint and is very private so is an ideal spot for your wedding night.
If there is anything else that you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are very pleased to offer you this information and look forward to the opportunity to discuss your plans further during a site inspection of Brickendon at your convenience.
- 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
WHERE TO STAY
- The Racecourse Inn
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