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Weddings at Briar Ridge

With stunning natural backdrops, ideal for your wedding photography, a choice of ceremony spaces and a private reception area, Briar Ridge is the perfect place to say your ‘I do’s’ and celebrate with family and friends. Award-winning cuisine prepared by catering partners, Bistro Molines, and an impressive selection of delicious Briar Ridge wines is the icing on the cake!

CEREMONY

Featuring two terraces and numerous secluded garden alcoves from which to choose, the tranquil gardens of Briar Ridge, overlooking vineyards and farmlands are quite magical and unique. The style of your ceremony can also be tailored, with your choice of alter (think rustic arbour or wine barrels) and seating. Either option with our unique church pews are charming and, when coupled with an abundance of florals, add to the garden’s natural aesthetic.

Post ceremony lawn games, sparkling wine and canapés will keep your wedding guests entertained, while you make your way to our breathtaking estate vineyards to capture your first moments as a married couple.

RECEPTION

The elegant Rose Room and adjoining terrace with delightful garden vistas is an ideal private space for your ensuing celebrations. Both areas can be styled as desired or are just as lovely with minimal styling. There is no ‘function room’ feel to this space with artwork, furniture and French Provincial décor carefully selected to enhance the rooms appeal without being obtrusive. A number of seating plans are also available to create the right feel for your reception.

FOOD & WINE

Briar Ridge partners with the Hunter Valley’s highly acclaimed restaurant, Bistro Molines for the catering of your special day. Keen foodies can design their own menu with Robert or select from his seasonal menu and signature dishes.

Teaming up with Bistro Molines allows us to offer the highest quality cuisine from the kitchen of Robert Molines, a true ‘Hunter Valley Legend’.

“The dappled sunlight that filters through surrounding native trees in the afternoon is simply enchanting. The scenery and vistas are truly unique to Briar Ridge and this area of the Valley. It’s easy to see why this place is so special.  If I could go back in time, this is where Robert and I would have our wedding day.”
Sally Molines

The wine made by Briar Ridge is also exemplary and despite being a boutique winery, their range is significant. There is something for everyone to enjoy from Pink Moscato and Rosé to Hunter classic styles and alternative varieties.

Photo Credits
FLOWERS & STYLING WOW Flowers 
PHOTOS Photography on Hermitage

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Group Information

What is the minimum number of people you will pick up?

There is no minimum restriction to book so singles and couples can book tours, but there is a minimum number of people needed to run tours effectively.

We do our best to make sure every tour runs, which sometimes means shuffling minimum numbers together so tours can operate.

We need to group together at least  4 people (minimum number shown on each tour) for it to operate.

Do you take parties like a 40th or 50th?

Yes. A day tour with your friends enjoying drinks and tasty food is one of the most enjoyable but hassle free ways to celebrate a birthday. We take care of the details and let us know if you would like something extra special too!

What size groups can you cater too?

Each tour vehicle contains passengers from multiple bookings until it is filled to the ‘maximum guest limit’ (shown on each tour). This limit keeps our group small so it’s fast and fun with premium access.

A tour will operate when a minimum of four seats are booked. If there are only four seats booked, great you will have the tour all to yourselves in one of our smaller vehicles. The more a tour fills up, the bigger the vehicle we use until our maximum guest limit for that tour is reached.

If you would like a completely private tour for two, or, have a larger group than the ‘maximum guest limit’ please contact us for options.

We can cater to larger groups by combining multiple vehicles for any tour.

Transfer Locations

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Sydney Transfers

  • SYDNEY direct transfers are not available.
  • To arrive from Sydney customers can catch the train between ‘Sydney-Newcastle-Maitland’ and request a Two Fat Blokes pick-up/drop-off at ‘Maitland’.

Transfer Fee Information

  • Flat rate is a single price for pick-up/drop-off at that location whether it’s two people or a full group of people.
  • Minimum 2 person pickup is required to operate the pickup service to fee based locations.
  • Fees are in addition to your tour booking and will be collected by your guide at time of pick-up. Please pay these fees by cash, ATM’s will be available on the tour.
Visit Wineries

Discover up to 3 great wineries handpicked for you.

How do you determine which wineries are best for my group?

Because we know the area so well and try to deliver the best experiences based on:
– Rave reviews from previous tour groups
– Boutique, non-touristy locations
– Excellent wines, moderately priced
– Warm & friendly service
– Perks available (cellar tours, barrel-tasting, wine-maker available, etc.)

Which wineries do we visit?

There is no set schedule of wineries. Our tour guides will take advantage of the best winery experiences available on that day, including special events, to make sure you get the most value from your itinerary, have an enjoyable day and maximise your taste time of the Hunter Valley.