Tocal Homestead

(24 reviews)
957 Tocal Road, Paterson, New South Wales
Business Hours
By Appointment
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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

“The wedding packages are good value for money and offer a variety of options to suit preferences and budgets. The catering by Sprout Catering is also exceptional with all our guests raving it was the best wedding food they had ever eaten! Michael is absolutely lovely. He made me and my wife, being the first same sex wedding at the Homestead, feel incredibly welcome and special. Some of my family also stayed at The Barracks and thought the service and accommodation was great.” Antonia F


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 60 / Max 350


Indoors & Outdoors

In-house catering


Event time included

12.00 hours

Questions and Answers

Is there additional Venue Hire Fee ?

Tocal Homestead

Venue Hire is Build intothe per head price on 90 Guest and above, small venue hire fee added if guest numbers below 90 

How late can we party?

Tocal Homestead

All Beverage service ends by 12am 

Finish time will depend when you beverage package ends and then you have 30minues to say godbyes and depart.

Can I extend beyond the 5hour Beverage package time?

Tocal Homestead

We can extend your beverage package for an additional hours.

Can I upgrade the beverages?

Tocal Homestead

You can upgrade your beverages to our Deluxe or Premium Package

Whats Included ?

Tocal Homestead

Full wedding cooridination & Setup 

Ceremony onsite - In your choosen location around the property

50 wooden folding 

Signing table + 2 Chairs
Power to your ceremony location

All photography on site 

Pre dinner - bar service 

Seated dinners include all table settings, glassware & napkins 

Round tables with white linen or 
Long shared wooden guest tables 
Wooden crossback Chairs

Tables for gifts & 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)

Easel & Frame (A2)
Table numbers
Tea light candles 


(24 reviews)
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19 Mar 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

5 Mar 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.

14 Apr 2018

Tocal was AMAZING! We couldn't have asked for anything more. They went above and beyond for us and were not phased by anything we asked. They let us have so much say in the menu and drinks selection and were so accommodating for changes. We opted for an early 6pm dinner, and then a hot chip station at 10pm - it was a hit!!! Can't recommend this place enough - absolutely fabulous.

15 Jan 2022

Cannot recommend Tocal Homestead and Sprout catering enough. After losing our original Wedding venue in November (for January) we contacted Tocal who were more than happy to help. They couldnt have made the process of re-planning our wedding any easier. Nothing was too much trouble, everything was seamlessly organised and communication was amazing. Despite a number of hurdles Tocal and Sprout catering went above and beyond to ensure our day was pure perfection. Guests couldn't stop raving about the location of the venue and its natural beauty. Likewise, the guests loved the food which was absolutely delicious. Service on the night was impeccable and 5 star. We'd happily do the whole day over again. Loved every minute of it.

4 Dec 2021

What a beautiful venue! Working with Aleisha & Evie was so easy and made our day run incredibly smoothly. We've had so many comments on the beautiful setting, and even more on how amazing the food was. Thank you once again for your support and hard work to make our day memorable!

19 Jun 2021

From start to finish Sprout Catering / Tocal Homestead we're easy to deal with. Our wedding day was spectacular and just flowed. We had to change out to the wet weather options the morning of the wedding, and there was no trouble at all for either the ceremony or canape hour which then just flowed into our reception. All staff we're lovely, polite, helpful and accommodating. The food was SPECTACULAR! Mains, desert and wedding cake, we're all raved as delicious by guests. The only downfall was they wanted more!

19 Dec 2020

Wow, what a stunning venue! I' am so happy my partner and I choose this venue. The food, the scenery and atmosphere is sooo worth the time and effort into planning a wedding. My photos and the video look stunning with multiple drop backs with the perfect landscape. The staff from Sprout catering were so helpful and especially during Covid restrictions, couldn't fault anything from this venue, Thank you!

23 Oct 2020

We were lucky enough to get married during a global pandemic. The team at Tocal (and Sprout Catering that supply Tocal) were amazing and did everything in their power to make our (covid wedding) day spectacular. The grounds and reception ‘shed’ were something straight off Pinterest. One of our favourite planning aspects was that we were able to see all prices online and could do any calculations we needed before getting our hopes up. We had the most magical day and would highly recommend Tocal Homestead.

22 Aug 2020

We got married at Tocal Homestead on August 22nd and it was absolutely perfect. Aleisha went way above and beyond to make our day easy, relaxed and simply beautiful. We decided earlier on when COVID hit to postpone our reception and the team at Sprout we’re so accommodating and helpful in making sure that our small ceremony and intimate reception were nothing short of amazing. Aleisha’s kindness and understanding in such trying times made the whole lead up to our big day as easy going as possible. We cannot wait to celebrate our reception at Tocal next year and work with the Sprout team again!

21 Mar 2020

We cannot thank Tocal enough for helping to make our wedding day perfect!! It is such a beautiful location, and the staff went above and beyond to make everything run smoothly. The food was so delicious too! I cannot recommend Tocal enough!!!

20 Mar 2020

Sprout Catering were fabulous when we got married at Tocal in March. On the day Aleisha and the staff did so much behind the scenes to make sure our day was wonderful and stress free. The food, venue and atmosphere couldn't have been more perfect!

15 Nov 2019

Had our wedding on the 15/11/19 and it was certainly everything that we wanted. From the amazing food, fantastic staff and most importantly how stunning the venue was made getting the perfect photo simple. A massive thank you to Aleisia and staff on the night, everything ran so smoothly because of you.

9 Nov 2019

Great Venue, great food, great service!!! Highly recommend Tocal as a wedding venue. They were able to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere that all our guests thoroughly enjoyed. They also provided us with a stress free day and time leading up to the wedding. Guests commented how amazing the food was!

1 Nov 2019

On the day everything was perfect, it was amazing - from the food, the staff and the service! Would definitely recommend.

27 Apr 2019

Tocal is a stunning venue. Throughout the whole process they were easy to work with, answered all our questions and were accommodating to our requests. On the day, they went above and beyond our expectations. The food was delicious and the staff amazing. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice to have our wedding at Tocal.

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