The Garden Bar & Kitchen

5.0  ( 19 reviews ) · The Old Cheese Factory, 1 Remembrance Way, Frederickton, New South Wales · Show Phone
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Situated on the banks of the Macleay River in Frederickton NSW, The Garden Bar & Kitchen is a waterfront restaurant awaiting your next function. Tailoring packages specially to your needs this rustic venue with panoramic river views and a delicious menu is the perfect location for your wedding.

The Garden Bar & Kitchen is nestled amongst the historical surroundings of Frederickton’s Old Cheese Factory. With its stunning river views and its rustic charm, we are thrilled to share this beautiful venue with you.

Whether you’re planning on holding a cocktail party or a sit-down dinner, The Garden Bar & Kitchen has all the ingredients which go towards making your wedding the most magical day. From a ceremony in The Old Shed, to a waterfront reception in the restaurant, great tasting food and endless photo opportunities.

The Garden Bar & Kitchen is a minute off the highway, but a mile from the chaos, located 35 minutes north of Port Macquarie airport and 1 hour south of Coffs Harbour airport.

Your ceremony will take place in the oldest part of the factory, The Old Shed, built in the 1860’s. With its high ceilings and cathedral like feel, The Old Shed oozes character and class.

Inclusions: Festoon lighting

Optional extras: choice of two arbors, hanging floral installation frame, chairs

The Garden Bar & Kitchen was built with weddings in mind. Elevated off the ground to capture the 180-degree water view. With its large wrap around balcony and spacious indoor dining area, it’s the perfect place to wine, dine and dance the night away with your loved ones. Couples are offered exclusive hire of the restaurant. The Garden Bar has a range of furniture that comes complimentary to hiring the venue.

The Garden Bar & Kitchen are passionate about providing good tasting, fresh food whilst using as much local produce from the Macleay Valley region as possible. Our menus have been carefully crafted to offer you a variety and selection of food that represents you best as a couple. For cocktail hour we offer cheese & antipasto grazing table and canapés. For main course you can choose between a la carte and canapés. 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated, friendly and professional events staff, who will be sure to look after you and answer any questions about our space and packages.

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 20 / Max 150 Reception guests

Min 20 / Max 150 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 11:00 PM

In-house catering

Music must end by 11:00 PM


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19 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

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.


July 2023

Megan and her team went above and beyond for my myself and my husbands wedding. It couldn't have run any smoother if we tried. The venue was amazing and it did not disappoint with guest. Megan was an absolute breeze to work with and made us feel so welcomed and listened to us throughout everything and took in what we wanted and absolutely nailed it !! From booking the venue, to having the tasting and choosing everything it was easier than I would ever have thought. The most amazing wedding and would do the day 1000x over again. Thank you everyone at the garden bar and kitchen

Bella C.

March 2023

Our experience with the garden bar and kitchen was truly amazing. We booked everything through email. We didn’t view the venue in person until 1 month prior to the wedding where we did an incredible tasting of our menu. Communication the whole time was professional and on point. Megan was truly amazing, so happy and welcoming. She went Above and beyond, to make sure everything was perfect. Even making sure my elderly grandparents got takeaway cake to go home with. The food was incredible, the drinks were endless and we had the most incredible party, the dance floor didn’t stop all night. We hit the jackpot with Megan and her beautiful team at the garden bar and kitchen. It’s a little oasis, hidden from reality with an absolutely insane views of the sunset. We are so thankful And highly recommend having your reception here, trust us you won’t be disappointed.


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.

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.

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