Poachers Pantry

(22 reviews)
431 Nanima Road, Hall, Australian Capital Territory
Business Hours
9.30am - 5:00pm
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Located just 25 minutes north of Canberra, Poachers Pantry offers the perfect setting for a country wedding. A Poachers country wedding... simply perfect.

Poachers Pantry offers you an amazing venue for a country wedding. The old farmhouse has been lovingly restored and has a smart but casual feel with room for up to 80 people for a sit down dining experience or a canape style function for up to 120 guests. Our beautiful garden marquee overlooking un-spoilt countryside, seats up to 240 guests for a sit down dining experience or 300 guests for a canape style reception. 

The lawns around the restaurant and marquee are beautiful in the early evening light. The Homestead lawn provides a perfect spot for a twilight ceremony under the spreading boughs of an ancient golden elm, followed by canapes while photographs are being taken. The unique country setting provides a stunning backdrop for your special wedding photos.

As Poachers Pantry is built around regional produce and the love of good food we can promise a meal that all will remember. Our staff will give you personalised and attentive service and with the relaxed rural setting we can create an unforgettable day.

A Poachers country wedding... simply perfect.

To view our wedding packages please visit our website.

To arrange a meeting contact our wedding coordinator by phone or email.

View our Facebook page, Poachers Pantry Weddings.


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min - / Max 240


Indoors & Outdoors

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


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What does Poachers Pantry have to offer?

Poachers Pantry offers the perfect venue for a garden wedding, a perfect location for a twilight ceremony in the quintessential Australian Countryside. This combined with a marquee space for your reception for up to 240 seated guests or for something smaller or more intimate we have The Old Farmhouse which has been recently renovated and has a smart-casual feel and room for up to 80 seated guests. While your guests enjoy canapes and drinks after the ceremony, you are able to drive around the property, our unique country setting provides a stunning backdrop for your special wedding photos. Everything you need in one location less then half an hours drive from the centre of Canberra. 

What food options do you offer?

Poachers Pantry is renowned for its food. It is a regional food icon and its smoked meats and wines are consitent award winners. We can assure you that the stunning combination of our food, wine and countryside will create an evening your guests will remember. 

We have several different menu options to meet the style you wish to create; Canape Wedding, Table d'hote or five course degustation - email weddings@poachers.com.au for more information (our menus change seasonally). 

Whatever your requirements for your special day, we are sure that one of our service styles will create an occasion that is simply perfect for you! 

Do you cater for dietary requirements and children?

We certainly do! Just let us know what you are looking for and we can sort you out, we also include children in our food and beverage packages (at a cheaper price of course) so they don't miss out on any of the good stuff! 

Rain, hail or shine? What is your wet weather plan!

At Poachers Pantry we have seen it all, so we have a back up plan for our back up plan. Our gorgeous golden elm tree creates a natural canopy if there is a light shower, in heavier weather however, we have a completely covered area that tucks you away from the harsh elements and still gives you the perfect ceremony! If the cold hits, everything can be enclosed and we have heaters to keep everyone toasty and warm - if it's a hot one, we open everything up and let the country air breeze through to keep your guests comfortable. 


(22 reviews)
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16 Dec 2018

An absolutely beautiful venue - with delicious food!

17 Nov 2018

We couldn't fault Poachers Pantry as a wedding venue. The location is lovely and offers the opportunity to have the ceremony and reception in the same place. The food and wine was excellent and the service was impeccable - the staff were incredibly friendly and were flexible and accommodating throughout the entire process.

19 Jan 2018

Poachers Pantry was an absolutely stunning location for our wedding. The tree was magical on the day and kept us surprisingly comfortable in the 39 degree heat! The grounds are so well looked after and our photographs have turned out amazing. Our wedding manager, Perri, was lovely to work with and very professional. She was quick to respond to questions and was keen to help us create the wedding we wanted. She is very experienced and was able to offer a lot of advice around the running of the day. Not all was smooth on the day, unfortunately they were understaffed, which had a bit of an impact on the running of the night and the cleanliness of the Marquee, but overall they should be congratulated on how well they managed. We would highly recommend Poacher's Pantry to other couples!

20 Mar 2020

Amazing! The events manager made everything so seamless. The day went by so perfectly and every single request I made was met and exceeded. The team was great on the day. We had both the ceremony and the reception at the same place which made it enjoyable for us as a couple. They helped organise a bus and they were so helpful with recommending suppliers to us. The food was delicious and every single person raved about the meal - we had canapés, main and dessert.

14 Mar 2020

The team at Poachers Pantry did a wonderful job at making our dream day come true. The food and specialised cocktail bar where a huge hit with the guests. Marcel was so easy to deal with and very responsive, taking a lot of the stress out of confirming the final details.

7 Sep 2019

Poachers Pantry is such a beautiful venue, it was everything that I pictured. The staff were very helpful and we felt totally welcomed. Unfortunately we did experience some communication issues as there was an event planner staff change, and some details were left out which meant that out marquee set up was different to expected. However our day was magical and the everyone did everything they could to make it perfect!

7 Apr 2018

The property was perfect, so amazed by the ceremony under their stunning golden elm tree, the restaurant was done up very nice for the reception and the food was amazing. Only had a few hiccups, they were late setting up for the reception to we had to wait to get the reception going and they went through 4 different wedding managers in the time I was organising my wedding, which did make it a bit frustrating. But all in all everyone had a great night.

5 May 2017

Amazing venue and staff! Went above and beyond to make our day special !

11 Dec 2016

We had a small lunch with family and friends. They had a nice set up for us, I know the owner so it was really nice of them.

20 Nov 2015

The venue and the food was absolutely outstanding! So many guests commented on how impressed they were with the scenery, the service and the food/wine. Perfect venue

20 Nov 2015

Poachers were great - they have the whole wedding process down to a T. We held the ceremony under the beautiful golden elm tree before moving to the marquee for the reception. We received so many compliments on the beauty of the venue, the delicious food, and the professional staff. It was a perfect day!

9 Oct 2015

Perfect! Marquee style weddings. Our fairy tale came true, with the help of Matt. Communication was outstanding and every single wish was granted.

Poachers Pantry  

Hi Victoria, Thank you very much for the comment. It's always a pleasure to read about our previous bride and groom experience. I have forwarded the message to all the staff as well. Hope to see you and Christopher back at Poachers some day.

12 Mar 2015

Amazing Venue and friendly staff. Couldnt of asked for a better place :)

Poachers Pantry  

Hi Chloe, thank you for your comment. It was lovely to have you here!

27 Feb 2015

Great venue - service was hassle free

Poachers Pantry  

Hi Susie, thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure having you and Greg at Poachers Pantry.

1 Nov 2014

I would recommend Poachers to people for fantastic food and great service. We had a few seating and set up challenges, but the team managed to keep it from the guests thankfully. The prior attention to detail and service from staff was outstanding, and they made the wedding day planning easy for us. A perfect location for a Spring wedding.

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