The Old Church Estate

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Surrounded by extensive decks, tree shaded gardens, large open lawns and offers a multitude of beautiful spaces both indoors and out.

Forming the centre piece of this 17 acre naturally landscaped Estate is the impressive Heritage Listed Gothic-style former Church. Restored and updated the building is surrounded by extensive decks, tree shaded gardens, large open lawns and offers a multitude of beautiful spaces both indoors and out.

Located just 45 mins from Ballina/Byron Airport and the Byronshire Hinterland the Estate is set amid the rural farming setting of the Northern Rivers' Richmond Valley, only 15mins from the City of Lismore with its numerous accommodation options.

Having recently received Heritage funding from the Office of the Environment to enable the building to be opened for public use, the privately owned Estate is undergoing a facelift which will undoubtedly see it as one of the most in-demand wedding locations. Opening in July 2018 the Estate is offering a FREE drinks package worth up to $6000 to the first 10 couples who book.

* Dining for 50 – 120 guests indoors
* Suitable for 120 – 350 guests marquee events
* Indoor, under cover, open air or waterside ceremony options
* 2km of walking trails throughout the property
* Soaring 10m high ceilings
* Tree shaded 'Birds & Butterfly Garden' adjacent to the Church
* Extensive lawns for garden games or marquee
* On-site parking for 40 cars
* Suitable for coaches
* Wheelchair access and facilities

Also available to hire is the owners vintage 1963 Airstream Safari food truck. Perfect for photo's, canapes service or as an outdoor cocktail bar.


Sam and Dave were engaged in 2015, when searching for a potential wedding venue they considered many different styles and locations. At the same time they were looking to relocate to the Northern Rivers NSW and found The Old Church was for sale, just a short hop from the Byron Bay beaches. They fell in love with it immediately and decided that it would be the perfect venue for them to be married – not only that, they got to live there too and now are opening it for everyone to enjoy!

David Stringer

Business Owner

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Pre-opening offer - Free drinks package for first 10 couples to book - worth up to $6000

The Old Church Estate will be opening its doors in mid 2019.  Whilst we are getting everything ready we are offering the first 10 couples who book a FREE beverage package - worth up to $6000.  Enquire now and follow the progress of what will become a truly sensational and very special venue.

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The development works will be finished in April 2018 and we will be hosting our launch events in June & July.  We are are accepting wedding bookings from August 2018 onward, but we recomend that you express your interest ASAP - we already have reservations for late 2018 and 2019.

Absolutely.  We recomend you view as soon as you can.  The Estate already looks beautiful and it will be truely spectacular once all the additional works are completed.  We have already had a grest deal of interest, so make sure you reserve your preferred date as quickly as possible.

Fair point, but..... the owners have many years experience organising events. Both Samantha and David have organised weddings at numerous venues in the UK - including Royal Palaces and Parks. David ran a successful corporate events management company in London and Sam trainned, managed and organised temporary staff for everything from National Coca-Cola campaigns to the London Olympics. You will be in very safe and caring hands.

Abso-bloody-lutely!  We respect the fact that everyone has their own opinion on such matters but for us we are 100% embracing  marriage equality.  Quite frankly we can't beleive this 'issue' is still an issue.

We currently do not have any accommodation at the Estate.  Lismore and Ballina are not far away and they have heaps of options.  We will also be suggesting that some of our neighbours look into creating AirBnB offerings - there are some lovely properties here that would make awesome farm stays.

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Do many venues provide the option for a cash bar?

We don't drink, so are considering this as an option..

The Old Church Estate

Absolutely no problem.  We have a range of 'Alcoholic Packages' available but would be more than happy to create a non-alcohlic package with seasonal 'mocktails' and run a cash bar facility.  It is your day - you should exaclty what you want.  David - The Old Church Estate

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