Wedding Inspiration & Past Events
Circa 1876 is an award winning restaurant a brisk stroll from The Convent in the Hunter Valley (formerly Peppers Convent). Located in the historic cottage on Roscrea Estate, the restaurant prides itself on farm to fork ingredients with an impressive local wine list for its diners to enjoy. Circa 1876 has a hat under it sleeve and presents good value when compared to it’s Sydney awarded counterparts for quality and service.
I always think venues like this one shine during winter. It’s not because the restaurant has an oh-so-inviting fire place at one end of the room. Or because of the quaint little private room it has (The Champagne Lounge) also with its own roaring fire place and sitting area (perfect for the bridal party hors d’oeuvres). Gosh who knows, but this place has a great feeling best appreciated with a fully bodied red wine. How very appropriate! A few steps outside the restaurant leads you not only to the kitchen garden, but also to a canopy of trees which naturally create the perfect aisle for the wedding party. If your wedding is small, they can host your ceremony in wet weather in the venue’s onsite chapel. Wet weather back up plans are always a good idea, as anyone in this industry will tell you.
The best features aside from the awesome fireplaces it boasts, would be the exposed beams running the length of the room. I love these not only for the ambience they create, but also that you can use the beams for whatever your heart desires. Lighting, flowers and greenery, or draping of garlands all would work, and can be easily installed.
If you’re considering planning a wedding at Hunter Valley and would like to talk to us more about how we can help you with Circa 1876 in Polkobin, we would love to hear from you. In the meantime, take a look at our most recent event in this space and enjoy.