The photos and videos on this page present a number of selections showing some of the history and restoration work of the guesthouse and its surroundings, as well as some examples of its use today.
The restoration work was undertaken in a manner to keep the character of the building intact with high walls, windows and floors. It contains a variety of antique fittings and fixtures as well as the inclusion of memorabilia of early years. The development of the grounds are also in keeping with the original intent by using the larger rocks retrieved from the excavation work as material for the numerous retaining walls onsite. The indoor entertainment area and the large outdoor entertainment deck, the plunge pool and extensive development of the grounds have lifted its potential to cater for a variety of casual and formal functions, weddings, intimate music and other media events, business conferences etc.
Since its opening in 2014, the Guesthouse has received a major heritage award and a number of positive media articles and is gaining popularity as an ideal venue for intimate functions. Its hidden charm definitely appeals as an exquisite wedding venue.
The slide show below will give you some prespective on the enormity of the project that was undertaken.
The following videos give some additional information about St Josephs Guesthouse and Function venue, St Albans and the Macdonald Valley.