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Christened the Cathedral City, Armidale is one of Australia’s best wedding destinations in the New England High Country. It is renowned for its colorful autumn foliage and cool breeze in summer at an altitude of one kilometer above sea level, creating a beautifully romantic atmosphere. Wander the streets and find churches combined with classic cafes and restaurants from the 19th century that will undoubtedly add to the exquisite wedding atmosphere. There are many venues in the area to stage your perfect big day, too.

Homestead Saumarez is a beautiful country location for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, and wedding pictures. On your special day, you will be surrounded by the elegance, peace, and quiet of Saumarez Homestead. There are many spectacular choices for outdoor wedding ceremonies with magnificent formal gardens surrounding the main homestead. The Saumarez Centre, Jackson Centre, or Stables offer perfect indoor wet weather alternatives.

The Jackson Center – formerly the massive horse stables, carriage area, and laboratory – is the most popular indoor location for wedding ceremonies. The more formal Saumarez Center and other options are offered by the open stables. There are also several driven sites adjacent to the main homestead, Saumarez Center and the Farm Area for Marquees.

With over 10 hectares of land including the formal gardens, Mary’s garden, the Heritage Rose Garden and the historic homestead and farm area with its range of buildings of different architecture as well as many rural views, Saumarez Homestead provides wedding photographers with a dream canvas to do their magic to catch every highlight of what is a special day.

Whether tying the knot, commemorating the big day or embarking on other exciting adventures, Moore Park Inn has the character and charm to make your event a rare and unforgettable occasion. They are proud of their status as one of the leading venues in the New England area. They are consistently upholding the high standards they are renowned for.

They have tasty and efficient catering from seasoned chefs, with Archie’s on-site at the Park Restaurant. The feature menus for Archie are crafted so that individuals can select the menu style that fits them, customized to fit any budget. We can quickly appeal to your needs for any specific dietary requirements.

You will welcome up to 140 guests to a sit-down reception at the Powerhouse Hotel Armidale by Rydges or 220 for drinks and canapés in the luxurious wedding spaces. Whether you treat your guests to a glamorous wedding party in the Dumaresq Lounge or an elegant reception at the Azka Restaurant, their team of experienced wedding planners will create a beautiful and luxurious atmosphere on your special day.


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You can choose from a variety of wedding packages, including a bridal suite and wedding party accommodation, and a selection of tasty options for dinner and drink. Whatever choice you go for, the internationally trained head chef at the hotel will create a menu that will please you and your guests. Go no further than Powerhouse Hotel Armidale by Rydges for incredible hospitality and service. With a Powerhouse wedding, we make sure that every aspect has been considered so that you can enjoy the wedding ceremony and reception that you always wanted.

Petersons Guesthouse and Winery is the ideal place for your wedding, whether it’s an intimate fire-side affair in the heritage guesthouse or up to 250 in a wedding marquee on their beautiful lawn. The property is ideal for many photo opportunities, with a heritage-listed home, beautiful gardens, cellar door, and vineyard with character everywhere you look!

We definitely have it all, including outstanding service, beautiful food and wine, and spectacular scenery all over the property for your significant photo opportunities.

This stunning pocket among the New England Countryside is a real gem. It is renowned for being one of the few places in Australia that genuinely experiences “the four seasons.” At Peterson’s, witness bud bursts on vines in the spring, and the garden comes to life, stunning sunsets on our property after a long summer day, turned in autumn into a spectacle of orange and reds, making way for snuggles by the fire as it snows out in winter. You can’t get more romantic year-round than this.

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