Tuggeranong Homestead is the best wedding venue if you’re after a relaxed country vibe in Canberra. You can hold your ceremony and reception at the same venue, which means less time travelling and more time with your family and friends on your wedding day! The Homestead is located on an extensive, heritage-listed rural property in the heart of southern Canberra. It’s convenient location and bush setting offers a tranquil and private alternative venue. Tuggeranong homestead caters for groups of 30 or more, and indoor and outdoor options can be combined for total seating of up to 500 people.

When Claire and Brenton married each other here, they had exclusive access to the Tuggeranong Homestead grounds including 70 acres of secluded countryside, garden marquees, the machinery shed and the sandstone paved cafe garden. The sandstone paved garden café area provided outdoor seating for their family and friends during pre-dinner drinks and canapes, followed by a formal dinner reception. The two venue choices for the wedding reception are the Homestead or Machinery Shed.

If you hold your wedding at an alternative space that’s not a traditional venue, it’s important to know what you’re required to supply. Tuggeranong Homestead is great in that it provides tables & chairs, table linen and napkins, glasses, tea and coffee, parking, a PA system, stereo and speakers and a fire pit among other facilities. The Homestead also cater for the evening in their commercial kitchen, so that’s one less thing you need to source.

The historical story of the Homestead encompasses the Indigenous owners of the land, it’s pastoral period and convict connections. The Ngunawal peoples inhabited the area before the stone barn was built by convicts in the 1830s, and the machinery shed and petrol bowser were constructed in the 1940s.

A big thank you goes out to Claire and Brenton for having us, and to Karli World for photographing with us on the day.