Poachers Pantry

(27 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


Questions and Answers

What does Poachers Pantry have to offer?

Poachers Pantry

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

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?

Poachers Pantry

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!

Poachers Pantry

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. 


(27 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!

7 Jan 2022

As soon as we walked through Poachers Pantry, we knew that it was the perfect venue for us. The team, lead by Tarli, went above and beyond to make our day perfect. They made our vision a reality, and this is no small feat in the middle of a pandamic. All of guests gave nothing but wonderful feedback, and the food and drinks were spectacular. Do yourself a favour, go check them out, you will not be disappointed

19 Mar 2021

Poachers Pantry is a beautiful wedding venue! Their food and wine was devine and the wedding/events manager, Tarli, is AMAZING at this job, his service was absolutely top notch.

13 Feb 2021

Amazing venue and staff. Our dream wedding was to have in the outdoors and we got just the right weather before we were hit with a rainstorm just hours after the reception finished. The food options are amazing and memories for a life time.

23 Oct 2020

Poacher's Pantry was the perfect, most accommodating venue for our wedding, we are so glad we chose to have our wedding with them. We absolutely recommend them as a wedding venue!! We moved our wedding date 3 times due to COVID-19 and we settled on a wedding that was a third of the original wedding size and Poacher's were very accommodating the whole time. Tarli the wedding planner there was so helpful and flexible, it was a pleasure to plan our wedding with him. The food at the wedding was delicious and beautifully presented - all our guests loved the food. They catered to all dietary requirements. The vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten free options were amazing (beautiful and delicious). The venue was also beautiful for the day- the grounds were beautifully kept and the staff were really nice. Perfect venue!

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.

20 Sep 2019

Could not have imagined a better venue. Tarli the wedding manager was a dream to work with, super accommodating and friendly! No request was too hard! We even had a big glitch just before the wedding and Tarli fixed it up for us no problem! Above and beyond. Our wedding was in Sept 2019 (yeah, we suck at reviewing!) and our guests still talk about the wedding and the food. The food, wine and beer were the best they had had at any wedding. The service was so smooth and basically we could not rave enough about how Poachers is the perfect place where you can make your wedding your own on a stunning property with 👌🏼 management.

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

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!

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