About This Venue
Interested in taking over one of the most historic pubs in NSW for your wedding? Not a bad idea, if we say so ourselves.
The Settlers Arms Inn is one of the oldest, convict-built, sandstone pubs in Australia. It’s a charming little-known-secret less than two hours from Sydney City and about the same from Newcastle. What you get here is the quintessential small pub experience: the Inn has been owned by the same family for 35 years – a passionate group of people who love good times and welcome new friends with open arms.
The Settlers Arms Inn dates back to 1836. There’s loads of history here, and the kind of quirky personality you can expect from a property with so many notches under its belt. Step into the main bar and watch your head – it’s cosy and perfect for a group bridal party snap (and drink).
The real selling point though, is the expansive and completely gorgeous beer garden out the back. Not kidding, you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life – think an enormous tree in the middle where three peacocks roost at night, wooden tables dotted about, grassy lawns and the freedom to create a celebration that’s totally yours. Hang festoons. Bring in your own styling. Set up lawn games. Make an outdoor lounge room or open-sky dancefloor. There are free-roaming chickens and those peacocks swan about and put on a good show too.
Food-wise, we specialise in big, community-style banquets. Think slow-roasted suckling pig, salmon fillets with dill butter, shared salads and roasted potatoes. Food that your guests will rave about, served in a style that’s relaxed like a family meal.
Wet weather? No worries. There’s a long private room out of the back of the pub with paned windows and cobblestone floors, along with two cosy carpeted rooms that you can use for a dance floor and break-out area. Or put up a marquee in the beer garden.
Some other perks?
– Accommodation for eight people in four cute double rooms, each with their own ensuite
– Free camping across the road in the park that runs along the river
– Zero fee for venue hire – just pay a per-head cost for food, and then set a tab for the bar. Simple and affordable
– Complimentary use of the beer garden and Inn for next-day recovery session or pre-wedding get-togethers
– A beautiful 12 metre swimming pool at the Inn for you to cool off in
– We are licensed to trade until midnight
- 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
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