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Brockhurst Farm

BROCKHURST FARM, MOUNT MEE

Recently I filmed a wedding up at Brockhurst Farm in the D’Aguilar Ranges and realised it was a place that many of you would love for your own wedding. If you dream of a more laid-back, country wedding that you can plan and cater yourself, this could be ideal for you.

The D’Aguilar Ranges are located behind the historic town of Dayboro – just over an hour from Brisbane. The venue sits on 22 acres of rolling hills, high on a mountain in a rural setting. You can see all the way to Brisbane!

THE DIY WEDDING PACKAGE

The owners of Brockhurst Farm like to keep it simple, so they have one wedding package. (If making decisions about your wedding gives you choice-paralysis, you’ll definitely appreciate this!) They offer self-catered or DIY weddings on the property. Basically, you hire the farm for 3 days and 2 nights – it’s all yours. You’re allowed up to 80 guests for your wedding and reception.

You can also bring your dogs, as the venue is very dog friendly. There are just some rules you need to follow. (At the wedding I attended, the dogs were ring-bearers!) Farm animals and wildlife are dotted all around the property. And at night, the stars are stunning across the black sky.

However, if you’re having a wedding in winter, definitely rug up because it gets cold up there in the mountains. It’s a great place to sit in front of a fire and watch the mist roll across the mountains.

But what about the wedding itself?

Brockhurst Farm drone shot
Photoshoot at the Gantry Mount Mee
Brockhurst Farm

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION

There are lots of special places on the 22 acres to hold your ceremony. It’s only a short walk to these locations. There is a wedding ceremony area that includes timber benches for 25 people, and an antique school desk and chair for use as a signing table. The property has a purpose-built barn for your reception that you decorate yourself. It does come with:

-9 trestle tables and 80 white Americana chairs
-a separate food preparation area and BBQ
-a fire pit
-fairy lights.

As this is a self-catered wedding venue, there is no catering on site – you need to bring your own food and alcohol. However, the venue does provide a great list of local suppliers and other accommodation places for your guests. And the website has lots of pretty photos to give you some inspiration

PHOTOGRAPHS AND FOOTAGE

This is a wonderful place to fly a drone. You’re just surrounded by trees and open fields. I got some amazing footage while I was there. If you do want to go outside for photos, you’ve got The Gantry, a picturesque picnic spot just up the road. It has fantastic vistas into D’Aguilar National Park.

ACCOMMODATION

The wedding package includes several cabins for you and your guests. You can sleep up to 20 people across 4 self-contained cabins. There is a special 1-bedroom cabin for the happy couple, called “Top Cottage”. The package also provides:

-1-bedroom Ridge Top Cabin – for up to 4 people
-2-bedroom Snuggle Inn Cabin – for up to 5 people
-4-bedroom Tallow Wood Cabin – for up to 8 people.

These cabins are great for getting ready for the wedding and staying in, but be aware that they’re very dark inside, as they’re entirely wooden. (And quite cold in the winter.)

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WE CHAVE APTUREUnforgettable

MOMENTS

at Brockhurst Farm

Overall, I thought this was a great little venue where everything is in one place, so you don’t have to leave. The serenity certainly can’t be beat! Of course, there are a few rules – such as no drunken parties or late nights that may disturb people who live on adjoining properties. If this style of wedding appeals to you, you should definitely make the drive to Mount Mee to check out the venue, and the lovely little town while you’re there.

Contact me if you have any queries or would like to discuss your upcoming wedding.