The Garden Bar & Kitchen

5.0  ( 20 reviews ) · The Old Cheese Factory, 1 Remembrance Way, Frederickton, New South Wales · Show Phone
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Nestled within the historic embrace of Frederickton’s Old Cheese Factory, The Garden Bar & Kitchen offers more than just a venue; it’s the picturesque backdrop to your enchanting love story. Immerse yourself in tailor-made packages and a delectable menu crafted just for you. Say "I do" amidst the beauty of nature and the allure of our riverside haven at The Garden Bar & Kitchen.

Nestled amidst the historic charm of Frederickton’s Old Cheese Factory, The Garden Bar & Kitchen beckons brides to embark on a journey of timeless romance. With its breathtaking river views and rustic allure, our venue awaits to unveil its beauty to you.

From intimate cocktail parties to elegant sit-down dinners, The Garden Bar & Kitchen orchestrates the perfect setting for your magical day. Picture your ceremony in The Old Shed, steeped in 1860s charm, offering a cathedral-like ambiance that exudes class and character.

Elevated to capture a mesmerizing 180-degree water vista, The Garden Bar & Kitchen offers a spacious indoor dining area and a sprawling wrap-around balcony, ideal for wining, dining, and dancing the night away with your loved ones.

Indulge in our passion for fresh, locally-sourced cuisine from the Macleay Valley region. Our menus are meticulously crafted to reflect your unique love story, offering a delightful array of options from cheese & antipasto grazing tables to delectable canapés.

As you embark on this unforgettable journey, our dedicated events team stands ready to assist you every step of the way. Reach out to us today and let us transform your wedding dreams into reality at The Garden Bar & Kitchen.


Megan & Tom Reid founded The Garden Bar & Kitchen in 2019, fulfilling their dream of creating a top-tier restaurant and wedding venue on the Mid North Coast. With Megan's roots in South West Rocks and Tom's from England, they returned to the stunning coastal region to build their family and business. Today, The Garden Bar is renowned for its exceptional dining and premier wedding experiences, a testament to their passion and dedication.

Megan & Tom Reid


Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 20 / Max 160 Reception guests

Min 20 / Max 160 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 11:00 PM

In-house catering

Music must end by 11:00 PM

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The Old Shed where the ceremony is held, is completely weatherproof.

The Restaurant where the reception is held is completely weatherproof.

Ceremony: Lunch: 11am, Evening 4pm
Reception: Lunch 12pm – 4pm, Evening 5pm – 11pm

Event bump in is available from 9:00am the day of your event and must be completed two hours prior to the start of your event. Bump out must be completed by 10am the day following your event or as negotiated with The Garden Bar.

Last drinks 30 minutes before the end of the event.

Ceremony standing capacity: 160, Seated capacity: 120
Reception standing capacity: 160, Seated capacity: 120

Yes, you will have a designated wedding co-ordinator to assist with your wedding planning at The Garden Bar & Kitchen.

Yes, parking is available in the car park next to the restaurant and also out the front of The Old Cheese Factory.

20 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

March 2024

We recently celebrated our wedding at The Garden Bar & Kitchen, and it was an absolute dream come true! From the breathtaking view of the river, to the impeccable service, every moment was magical. Megan and all the staff went above and beyond to ensure that every detail was perfect, and our guests are still raving about the delicious food, cocktails and stunning venue. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful or memorable setting for our special day. Thank you to the entire team at The Garden Bar & Kitchen for making our wedding day truly unforgettable!

Keely M.

The Garden Bar & Kitchen

Thank you Keely for your review, It was an absolute honour to be apart of you day. Thank you for choosing to book your wedding at The Garden Bar. Megan x

May 2024

OUTSTANDING CONSISTENCY IN FOOD, SERVICE & ATMOSPHERE. SO MUCH SO WE HAD OUR STUNNING WEDDING HERE…. Meg, you and your team were so accommodating, nothing was a trouble and you truly went above and beyond to make sure not only our wedding day, but the lead up was seamless. We regularly make the trip to have lunches and drinks overlooking the beautiful river. Thank you for everything Meg. You and you’re staff are always so welcoming no matter the occasion. We cannot WAIT to come back and support you.

Louise S.

The Garden Bar & Kitchen

Thank you Lou for your review and for choosing The Garden Bar & Kitchen for your wedding. It was an absolute honour to be apart of your special day. Megan x

January 2024

We cannot thank Meg, Tom & ALL of the staff at Garden Bar for making our wedding day the absolute BEST day ever. From our very first enquiry, they were incredibly helpful & continued to make the entire process of organising our day a breeze. In the lead up, they continued to be beyond amazing in every possible way - they were always available to help with anything we needed & they were present our entire day to ensure everything ran smoothly so that we could just enjoy every minute. Our guests had endless compliments regarding the venue itself, the beautiful setup in collaboration with our other vendors, the convenience of having our ceremony & reception all in one location, the amazing food & beverages, the wonderful service from staff & just how much fun they had with the incredible vibe of the whole day. People always seem to say that wedding planning is a nightmare - this was not the case for us. We had SOOOO much fun j if we could do it all over again, we would book Garden Bar in an instant! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the venue to anyone planning their wedding & I can’t wait to go there for many more occasions in years ahead.

Kate J.

December 2023

Megan, Tom and the Garden Bar and Kitchen team were so thoughtful, accomodating and professional throughout the whole process; from first contact, to our food and drink tasting and all the way through to our special day! They made us and our guests feel very welcomed and looked after. The venue is just so beautiful and the food is a very high quality. We have several chef family and friends who all gave them glowing reviews! Our day flowed smoothly thanks to their amazing attention to detail and joyful personalities. Planning our big day was a breeze thanks to Megan. She is so responsive and kind; she made us feel comfortable and our big day feel important. Please! Do yourself the biggest favour and have your ceremony and reception at the Garden Bar and Kitchen!! ” Thanking you again so much!! Luka and Geoffrey xx

Luka L.

November 2023

Had my wedding at The Garden Bar in October and I could not have been happier with my day! Good vibes, good food, good views and good times! Meg the coordinator is the best, helped me all along the way and made sure my wedding was absolutely perfect. Everyone keeps telling me it's the best food they've ever had at a wedding and if you've eaten there before you'd understand why. They really go above and beyond to make sure you and your guests are having the best day ever. Couldn't recommend the Garden Bar enough.


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