Red Rattlers

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385 Tomewin Road, Dungay, New South Wales
Business Hours
7 Days by appointment
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Nestled in the beautiful countryside of the Northern Rivers in NSW, these beautiful vintage Red Rattlers offer a unique experience for your wedding. A Red Rattlers wedding is something that everyone will love, and remember forever. Let's be honest... a seriously cool venue like this is much more of a draw than, say, Hotel Ballroom #3... don't you think?

Our Red Rattlers, Carriage 3261 & 3255 were built at Walsh Island Dockyards, Newcastle, Australia in 1928. They ran on the Sydney suburban lines for many years with their last journey being all stations to Campbelltown in July 1991. Carriage C3255 is said to have travelled 8.2 million kilometres during that time.

They were then sold at auction and ended up in a paddock in Tambar Springs, Central West New South Wales. There they sat for 13 years, abandoned and trashed.

The current owner, tracked them down and trucked them here to Dungay, where she spent 4 years lovingly restoring them to their former glory.

For the past 11 years they were known as the Red Rattlers Gallery & Cafe, serving beautiful home made cakes & scones, Devonshire teas, High Teas and more.

After a beautiful make over they are back, and we are proud to introduce you to...

Red Rattlers Dungay

  • A beautiful, unique blank canvas to create the wedding of your dreams
  • Have your ceremony, reception or both at the Red Rattlers
  • Choose your package to suit from 3 day packages, 1 day celebrations or 2 hours for your ceremony
  • Choose your own caterers to suit your theme and your dreams
  • Decorate to suit the theme of your wedding - what's your style... vintage, boho, funky, casual, traditional... whatever makes you happy... it's your day!
  • Fixed seating in the dining carriage with a variety of options for seating on the large adjoining deck
  • Spread out into the garden for a more casual day... maybe a picnic style wedding
  • The Red Rattlers offers you so much flexibility, to use your creative flair and make your day one that everyone will remember
  • Endless options and we are happy to work with you to make your day one to remember

We love our train carriages and we love what we do, and we will make organising your day easy and enjoyable. You can personalise the setup with your theme and create a magical setting that will be unique and special to you, your wedding party and all your guests. We are here to assist in every way and will provide you with a list of local suppliers to help things run smoothly.

Contact us now, for an obligation free discussion on what you are planning, and we can plan together.


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 20 / Max 100


Indoors & Outdoors

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Music must end by

10:00 AM

Questions and Answers

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Do we get access to one or two train carriages?

Red Rattlers

You get both of the beautiful Red Rattlers. They are joined by a large covered deck which creates a perfect flow from carriage to carriage.  The entire area and surrounding garden is for your exclusive use on your special day.

How are the carriages laid out?

Red Rattlers

Our carriages have been fitted out to provide amazing photo opportunities.

Carriage one provides a lovely lounge area, with soft comfy lounges plus 2 antique day beds.  At the end of this carriage, we have a gorgeous bedroom, furnished and decorated to suit the era of these 1928 carriages.  This provides a beautiful setting for brides who choose to have their pre-wedding photos taken as they get dressed for their special day.

Carriage two is the dining carriage with original seats and camphor laurel table tops.  The dining carriage seats 30 and for larger numbers, we have beautiful camphor laurel tables and chairs on the deck area between the carriages.  Windows can be opened so guests don't feel separated.  There is an old piano in the dining carriage, which has provided entertainment for many Red Rattlers guests over the years.

Do you have WiFi?

Red Rattlers

YES we do!

We have unlimited WiFi available for all our guests.

We also have a smart TV in the lounge, which can access Netflix, Youtube and Amazon Prime.

Do the carriages have air-conditioning?

Red Rattlers

YES they do!

Each carriage has its own individual reverse cycle air-conditioner.

Do you supply catering?

Red Rattlers

You choose your own caterers.  We provide a list of local caterers so you can choose your own menu to make your wedding day perfect.  

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