Tocal Homestead

4.9  ( 37 reviews ) · 957 Tocal Road, Paterson, New South Wales · Show Phone
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Overlooking a lagoon from the top of a gentle rise is the historic Tocal Homestead, a beloved Hunter Valley treasure. Lovingly maintained barns, sheds, and a gorgeous chapel are located on the property. Framing the main house are beautiful fig trees and lush gardens, the perfect spot for ceremonies or outdoor cocktails and canapes. Head inside the heritage hayshed for a charming rustic reception.

For couples seeking a wedding venue in Hunter Valley that checks all the boxes, Tocal Homestead in Paterson should be high on your list. With a rich presence in the region’s history, Tocal Homestead is set upon a low rise overlooking a gorgeous lagoon and rolling hills. A collection of beautifully-maintained buildings, including the main house, lovely rustic barns and sheds, and a stunning chapel, Tocal Homestead is perfect for country-style weddings that still have the creature comforts of a modern soiree.


“As a photographer, Tocal is always one of my favourite locations to visit. Couples can have the ceremony, photos reception all on site, as well as having accommodation onsite and plenty more nearby. The grounds are gorgeous for photos and always has a beautiful angle for the sunset. The many barns, sheds verandahs provide plenty of undercover areas if it's a rainy day. Combined with the superb catering & service from the team, it's hard to find anything to complain about!” Ben H


Ceremonies can take place on the lawn beneath the skies, or in the gorgeous onsite chapel. Head over to the heritage hayshed for your reception, and throw open the wide doors so your guests can observe the magnificent sunset over the property. Ideal for weddings of up to 120 guests, the property also provides a dedicated staff and kitchen team to keep you all wined and dined with delicious gourmet meals. In the evening, retire to the nearby Tocal Barracks or other local accommodation in the Hunter Valley.


What you’ll love about Tocal Homestead for your Hunter Valley wedding:


  • A historic Hunter Valley venue. The Homestead is a landmark local venue within the world-famous Hunter Valley wine region.
  • Everything you need in one place. Multiple ceremony and reception locations, an experienced catering team, and exclusive accommodation is available to you all in one spot!
  • Meals by Sprout Catering. Your meals are taken care of by the renowned Sprout Catering, specialising in a wide range of catering styles and cuisines.


Highlights of Tocal Homestead:


  • Capacity for 120 guests
  • Country charm meets rustic-chic
  • Onsite staff and kitchen team
  • Accommodation available


Sprout catering was started by Award winning chef Jacqueline Brown 
Jacqueline won the Sydney Morning Herald Josephine Pignolet award in 2005, has been the head chef of a 2 Chefs Hat restaurant, Sean’s Panaroma, before heading to London to work with Gordon Ramsey and The River Café. Sprout Catering was founded with an aim of providing professional catering at the highest quality no matter how large or small the event. With 25 years experience in the hospitality industry.

Jacqueline Brown

Events Coordinator

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 60 / Max 350 Reception guests

In-house catering

7.00 hours Event time included

Music must end by 12:00 AM

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Unbeatable 2024-2025 Special

We have a wonderful off peak special for our gorgeous 2024 couples. If you book in the months of September to Februay 2025  you will recieve a discount. This includes $10 a head taken off on your selected package. 

* Please note, this is only for Friday & Saturday

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Nearby Accommodation


Venue Hire is Built into the per head price on 90 Guest and above, small venue hire fee is added if guest numbers are below 90 

All Beverage service must conclude by 12am 

Finish time will depend on when your beverage package ends and then you will have thirty minutes to say goodbyes and depart.

We can extend your beverage package for an additional hours.

You can upgrade your beverages to our Deluxe or Premium Package

Full wedding coordination & Setup 

Ceremony onsite - In your choosen location around the property

50 wooden folding chairs

Signing table + 2 Chairs
Power access to your ceremony location

All photography on site 

Pre dinner - bar service 

Seated dinners include all table settings, glassware & napkins 
Long shared wooden guest tables 
Wooden crossback Chairs

Tables for gifts

Wine barrel for cake

Selection of Vintage Lounges & Coffee tables 
Our team can place out your basic decorations
(speak to your coordinator regarding what you have to place out)

Tea light candles 

Available to hire:

- lawn games

- arbour

- fairy lighting

- drop down lighting

37 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

April 2023

An absolute amazing venue! Aleisha and Kalila at Sprout catering were so easy to work with and made everything easy and stress free. All our guests loved the venue and the food! Everyone was smiling all day long. Tocal Homestead has everything you want for your wedding day. Stunning ground for photos, delicious food, friendly staff and the best vibes to bring the party alive!

Meg W.

April 2021

Aleisha and Jacqueline at Sprout catering were a pleasure to work with from booking, postponement and all planning aspects. My husband and I fell in love with the venue as soon as we saw it, the venue has so many beautiful areas for photo's, ceremony and reception. The day went perfectly even in the torrential rain (and flooding the following day) but the team at Sprout made it so easy and stress free to move everything around at the last minute. The venue was perfect for our boho chic theme and the guests could not stop raving about the beautiful setting and tasty food and wines! Thank you again for all your help in making it the best day ever for us. Such a perfect venue and team to work with

Heidi W.

March 2021

Tocal homestead was the most amazing venue! Every guest commented about how picture perfect both the venue and the landscapes were! Sprout catering also provided the most amazing food, with plenty of it! Our wedding day was the best day of our life and it ran so smoothly with no hiccups! All my guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to; fun, laid back, and beautiful.

Georgia K.

June 2024

Our whole experience with tocal homestead was wonderful. They made the lead up enjoyable and easy, and on the day they did an incredible job of having everything run so smoothly. Not to mention an absolutely stunning venue. Our guests all loved it and many of them commented that the catering was the best they had experienced at a wedding.

Anabelle O.

May 2024

We could not recommend Tocal Homestead and Sprout Catering for your wedding venue more!! It’s not hard to fall in love with this stunning venue, filled with history, charm and character! Our day was so so so perfect at Tocal Homestead! From the very beginning communication with Tocal / Sprout was seamless. No questions was too hard and answered with a great amount of detail. The food was incredibly delicious and so so filling. All our family and friends have commented how much they loved their meal and that’s it’s the best wedding food they’ve ever had. The staff on the day were so helpful and lovely, nothing was too much to ask and no drink went empty! We are so happy we chose Tocal to be our wedding venue, we loved every single moment of it!

Georgia L.

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Late night snack ideas for our wedding reception

Hi! We love the idea of the midnight snack at our reception for the late partygoers. What are some unique/fun ideas that our guests will love?

Tocal Homestead

At Tocal Homestead, we offer a wide range of late night snack options lncluding:

- Hot chip station with a selection of condiments

- Roasted ham station served with fresh bread rolls, sauces, chutney, rocket and cheese

- Warm pretzel station served fresh in printed paper bags

- a mini sweets station with options of macarrons, brownies, churros, slices, biscuits and cakes. 

- A doughnut station with a variety of flavours

- A lollie bar of assorted sweets that match your colour scheme!

- A cheese or antipasto table with a variety of crackers, cheeses, fruits and cold meats. 

We also offer a late night whiskey bar

On the day of the wedding who sets up the decorations at the venue?

Tocal Homestead

Tocal Homestead offers full wedding coordination, which includes set up the day before, and pack down the night of/morning after. This includes setting your place cards, wedding favours and other decorations. 


What kind of confetti should I buy?

Tocal Homestead

Fresh Flower petals are alway the best option. 

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