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PRIVATE & INTIMATE CELEBRATIONS
CEREMONIES & RECEPTIONS
HISTORIC HOPEWOOD HOUSE - EST. 1884
THE LOVERS GUIDE TO YOUR WEDDING DAY AT HOPEWOOD
On the day...
YOUR DREAMED OF DAY WITH HOPEWOOD DREAM A LITTLE DREAM - WHERE ROMANCE BLOOMS
Each of the select few weddings held at Hopewood each year are fully tailored to specification to create your perfect day (and treasured memories). Every Bride at Hopewood is given special access to a private bridal retreat area (including bathroom), used for bridal preparations or for their storage. Whilst you are having wedding photographs taken in the numerous garden locations, your guests can also explore the grounds, enjoy canapés, libations, croquet, and bocce.
ROSES & RINGS | INDOOR & OUTDOOR THE WEDDING LAWN, PAVILION BONG BONG BAR & LOUNGE CHAPEL
There are several areas around the Hopewood gardens to hold your ceremony. The most popular being The Wedding Lawn, other beautiful options include the sunken gardens, and various other garden locations depending on the size of the wedding. You must visit and explore. Photographers can roam to find unique and expansive garden areas, including the ruins and sunken gardens. Hopewood is particularly photogenic. Our winter and wet weather options are some of the warmest spaces in the Southern Highlands - Ask us about the Pavilion Terrace Lounge and the Chukka Bar. In Summer, open windows and the delights of the season in the southern highlands seeps in.
OUR PREMIER SPACE RECEPTIONS @ THE HOPEWOOD PAVILION
The Pavilion is Hopewood’s premier reception area, comfortably catering to 150 guests. The Pavilion upstairs includes; The Grand Dining Room, The Terrace Lounge & the Chukka Bar. Downstairs you will find the Bong Bong Bar & Lounge, outdoor fire & seating, and The Gallery (private). The Pavilion is tastefully decorated but can be easily expanded to any colour palette, theme or choice of flowers, with a marble fireplace and numerous the hanging chandeliers. Smaller weddings can be catered for in the Terrace Lounge, Bong Bong Bar & Lounge or in the Residence Conservatory, Library & Verandahs. Hopewood House works with a variety of highly-awarded and prestigious service providers - Access to our 'Little Black Book' upon booking.
AWARD WINNING PARTNERS SIMON EKAS CATERING, SYDNEY
You can expect only the finest award-winning canapés amidst the prestigious sunken gardens or one of Hopewoods many hidden nests. Our catering partners have been working with Hopewood Brides in creating truly tailored menus to specification and for all tastes. Hopewood and Simon Ekas offer four catering package options (additional cost per person). Menu's are tailored upon individual consultation to hearts delight.
HOPEWOOD IS FULLY LICENSED
Hopewood is fully licensed & supplies all alcohol. We have two options for drinks packages: The House Selection & The Connoisseur's Selection - priced additionally per person for 5-hours service. After the 5-hours service of your drinks package - we tally & charge by the glass. A range of Spirits & Cocktails are available for guests in the Chukka Bar & the Bong Bong Bar & Lounge - These are not included in the drinks packages.
We charge these on an individual cash basis unless you wish to establish a tab for the evening for Spirts & Cocktails. We have curated a selection of fine french champagnes (+$) which can be made available by special arrangement for the days special moments.
Discover the Historic Estate
Explore The Residence, Our Gardens & The Wedding Lawn,
Hopewood exclusively & intimately hosts just a handful of events each year.
Welcome to our Private Residence & Home - Hopewood.
Your wedding day is very special not only for you and your guests but us as we strive to be part of the best day of your life and make it everything you could hope for (and some). We can offer you a very personal planning service and access to our Little Black Book of wonderful & trusted suppliers for all wedding and event needs who have experience at Hopewood creating your dream.
Exclusive hire of Hopewood Estate Saturday Dates only | 150 Guests capacity
Exclusive use of: The Pavilion (Ballroom, Grand Dining Room, Terrace Lounge & Chukka Bar - excluding. the Gallery), the Hopewood Gardens (Garden Chapel & Lawn, Chuppah, outdoor Fireplaces, Hedge Mazes, Ruins & more).
Saturday Access: 10.30am till 11.30pm (Strict Residential Area Curfew.)
Friday Access: Available from 4pm for rehearsal and bump in.
Sunday Access: Bump out must be completed by 12pm.
Included in your Hopewood House Venue Hire fee is exceptional Musician - Bryne Burnell. Hopewood is a residential estate & has strict Council Monitored Sound restrictions - All music must not exceed 85db. A general rule: No Bands. DJ's who responsibly adhere to sound restrictions can be discussed.
Limited parking - 20 spots on site. Guest Buses can be arranged. No parking on Centennial Road.
Pavilion Package Extensions
The Original Residence Addition
Host your Drinks and Canapés at the Original Hopewood House Residence (Est. 1884). Full use of the Verandahs, Conservatory, Ballroom and Powder Rooms.
Bridal Cottage for the Wedding Day
This extension allows use of this space as the Bridal retreat for the duration of the wedding day celebrations not including overnight accommodation. Hopewood's Bridal Cottage accommodation is an elegantly decorated and self-contained nest of tranquillity. The Cottage boasts; 2 bedrooms, 2 ensuite bathrooms, living room and fire place, walls lined with Australian Art (Spot: John, Tim & others), and a country kitchen.
Bridal Cottage: Wedding Day Grazing Menu
Summer mint pea soup
Platter of sandwiches (HH chicken sandwiches & egg sandwiches)
Humus and beetroot dips
Cut fruit platter
To Drink: Sparklings, Wines & San Pellegrino *Per bottle on consumption (price list in cottage on day)
**Cheese Platter Price Depending Selections
Garden Games Addition
A little healthy casual competition for your guests.
Host your drinks/canapés in the gardens with a spread of activities, Hopewood is able to provide Lawn Games activities & set-up for hire for the day.
2 x Boules Sets
Professional Croquet Set
Hopewood Garden: Lemonade Stand
A small batch of Hopewood's famous non-alcohol home-made Lemonade.
The perfect refreshment for those out in the Gardens.
Pavilion Dining Extension: Crystal Candle Lights
Crystal Candle Holders & t-light candles to light.
Pavilion Dining Extension: Crystal & Glass Vases
Crystal & Glass Vases to fill the Pavilion Grand Dining Room, The Chukka Bar & Terrace Lounge. Florists love this extra.
Pavilion Dining Extension: Marie Antoinette Champagne Glasses
Pasabahce - European Marie Antoinette Champagne saucers
+ $2.00 pp
Simon Ekas Catering Packages
Tailored Menu's | Personalised Consultation
Hopewood in concert with Simon Ekas Catering pride ourselves on providing our clients an opportunity to select an exceptional menu that reflects your specific requirements. The menus are seasonal and of the highest standards and our waitstaff are also highly trained and experienced, taking great pride in their work. The Pavilion Building has been designed with restaurant class commercial kitchens to cater almost all event types. Packages are crafted in consultation with you and are priced per person.
Simon Ekas Catering offers a complementary tasting menu for two to finalise your menu selection. Tastings are completed in the Simon Ekas Catering kitchen (Sydney, AU). Additional guests are welcome to attend at a cost of $125.00 per head.
Hopewood & Simon Ekas offer Four Catering Package Options
Canapés, 2 course (Shared Entree/Alternate Serve Plated Main), Dessert station. Menu on consultation - designed to individual specification.
Canapés, 2 course (Alternate Serve Plated Entree/Alternate Serve Plated Main), dessert station. Menu on consultation - designed to individual specification.
The House lite
Canapés, 1 Course sit down, roving Dessert. Menu on consultation - designed to individual specification.
Canapés, late-night Supper, Cheese & Dessert Menu on consultation - designed to individual specification.
Please select one Sparkling Wine, one White Wine or Rosé and one Red Wine from our curated list. These will be served free-flowing for 5-hours service in addition the four Beers listed & assorted Soft drinks.
The Connoisseur’s Selection
5-hours of free-flowing drinks service
Please select one White Wine or Rosé and one Red Wine from our curated list. These will be served free-flowing for 5-hours servicein addition to Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Cuis Blanc De Blanc Champagne, the four Beers listed and assorted Soft drinks.
A CASH OR TAB BASIS OPERATES AFTER 5-HOURS CONSUMPTION INCLUDED IN YOUR DRINKS PACKAGE. OUR SELECTION WITH PRICES PER GLASS FOR REFERENCE AFTER THE 5-HOURS SERVICE CAN BE OBTAINED BY REQUEST | ON DAY CONSUMPTION / TALLY RECORDING.
A SPECIAL SELECTION OF FRENCH CHAMPAGNES CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE BY INDIVIDUAL ARRANGEMENT (+$) - PLEASE SEE OUR DRINKS LIST BELOW.
Hopewood Spirits & Cocktails
Hopewood is fully licensed & supplies all alcohol. We have a range of Spirits & Cocktails available for guests in the Chukka & Bong Bong Bars. Spirits & Cocktails are in addition to your Connoisseur's Selection packages. We charge these on an individual cash basis unless you wish to establish a tab for the evening.
Additional pricing per item / Consumption Tally : Bar-Tab
SHOULD YOU WISH TO SUPPLY YOUR OWN WINE PLEASE LIAISE W/ THE HOPEWOOD TEAM. NOTE: A CORKAGE/SERVICE CHARGE OF $25 PER BOTTLE WILL BE APPLIED.
The Artist's Cottage
2 BEDROOMS - 2 BATH - KITCHEN LIVING & FIREPLACE
Nestled next to the Original Hopewood Residence rests the elegantly decorated and self-contained nest of tranquillity - Hopewood's Artist's Cottage.
Perfect for a luxurious weekend escape.
A beautiful French provincial cottage - Set on 11 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. The cottage is an experience of rare Australian artwork (... like; John or Sidney). The garden boasts unique sculptures; and hidden follies/Ruins. It is truly enchanting and an unparalleled experience.
Ideas for Guests:
Guests may enjoy the Tennis Court, (Swimming Pool - Currently under construction) and the outdoor Fireplace. Why not stroll to the main Residence verandahs - relax on the wicker furniture on a sunny day.
Other things to note:
Hopewood is very peaceful however we do have resident peacocks and peahens who wander the grounds. Please give them space as they are curious but shy.
Janet goes above and beyond to makes every visit personal and unique.
The Caretaker's Cottage
3 BEDROOMS - 1 BATH - KITCHEN LIVING & FIREPLACE
Nestled near Austin's Lawn lies the Estate's original Caretakers Cottage - restorations completed in early 2018.
The Caretaker's Cottage is the perfect weekend escape.
Set on the beautiful, private estate of one of Australia's renowned landscape artists. This is truly a unique opportunity to explore the grounds of curated sculptures, artwork and rare botanicals the couple have privately collected.
Ideas for Guests:
This location is ideal for a romantic getaway, girls weekend,team building, bridal party or hens weekend.
Once the home of the estate's caretaker & his family. The cottage has been renovated by the resident artist's wife, Janet, in the style of the main house. It has been decorated with their personal collection of original artwork and furniture.
Janet goes above and beyond to makes every visit personal and unique.
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