Are you looking for that different, intimate setting and location for a private daytime wedding?
St Joseph’s Guest House and Function Venue is your intimate daytime wedding specialist. Located in the MacDonald Valley, just 90 minutes from the busy hub of Sydney, this venue can offer you the peaceful day that you are looking for. We offer plenty of grassy areas forming a natural amphitheatre overlooking nuptials on the outdoor deck, or the tasteful ground floor of the church, rich in history and ambiance for an indoor wedding/reception – the setup is totally up to you!
Since its opening in 2014, the Guesthouse and Function Venue has received a number of both heritage and magazine awards. It is gaining popularity as an ideal venue for intimate functions and has received acknowledgment as an exquisite venue for weddings. Although a daytime-only wedding venue, the Guesthouse accommodation allows the couple and/or family and friends to arrive a day (or two) earlier and plan your individual styling.
After the wedding, when guests have gone home or elsewhere in the valley to continue celebrating, the newly married couple can have their first night together in a magnificent setting before heading back into the world. If there are also some special guests staying to continue celebrations inside the Guesthouse, there are five separate bedrooms to provide a quiet and peaceful sleep before the rigours of the next day.
We have three wedding packages which include the venue hire and accommodation for ten people. You are free to plan your special event anyway you wish. You can organise or bring your own tables and chairs, marquee, scatter rugs etc. or book what you need with our suppliers (see below). The following packages all include accommodation for ten guests as well as the use of the church and its grounds.
- 2 nights $5,500
- 3 nights $6,000
- 4 nights $6,500
The venue is Council approved for up to 60 guests who can enjoy an intimate indoor wedding within the splendour of the multilevel church or an outdoor wedding spread out across the grounds and the natural amphitheatre of the back terraced areas overlooking the nuptials on the rear deck. We provide the canvas for you to create your wedding masterpiece. Transport for attendants, staff or guests can be arranged if needed – nothing is impossible.
Party hire, catering and music/band options can include:
- hire professional caterers – our suppliers are skilled and helpful and know where to setup in the appropriate areas (see our Suppliers page)
- organise/bring your own catering – that way you have exactly what you want within your budget. We have a large domestic kitchen with crockery and cutlery and a huge bench space
- our Suppliers page has a selection of suppliers and services that you may find helpful to take the worry and stress out of planning and hosting your event. Even our prominent Wedding Planner (Nina from “Styled with Love”) held her own wedding at the church and has since planned many successful weddings here for other happy couples.
- music and band options are subject to strict Council requirements – please contact us for more information.
We believe the photos and videos on this page will show you some of the possibilities of declaring your love for your partner amongst family and friends in the presence of a deeply spiritual Australian history. In its very early days, countless convicts and free settlers have celebrated their love within the walls of this magnificent building, and now you too can have the opportunity to experience the richness of the Australian heritage that has given life to many generations.
We hope the images and videos below will provide some inspiration as to what could be achieved for such a joyous occasion.