The Carrington Inn has a variety of excellent spaces for smaller to largish wedding ceremonies and receptions.  These include the following venues:

Rose Cottage Hall and Lounge: This is a venue with country charm whose character alone is quite sufficient to make a lovely reception, but easily becomes magnificent when specifically decorated to reflect the unique aspirations of the bridal couple.  The elegant Lounge provides for guests’ entrance, private full service bar, wishing well, gift and signing tables. It adjoins the Hall through tall French Doors. The Hall can accommodate up to 100 guests for formal dinner and 150 for ‘stand-up’ reception depending on table configuration.  Guests also have exclusive use of the Hall’s large enclosed outdoor patio area.  From mid-springtime through mid-autumn, the Rose Cottage is surrounded by dozens of fragrant rose bushes.

When used as a ceremony venue, the Hall can accommodate up to 100 guests.  The bridal party makes a dramatic entrance through the chandeliered Lounge to the Hall. Your decorations can make this an extraordinary place to take your vows.

Rose Cottage Veranda: The Veranda is a bright and uplifting space that is well suited for a beautiful wedding reception of up to 40 people dining, or 60 people for stand-up reception.  Surrounded on three sides by full length glass windows, this climate controlled Veranda feels like you are having your reception outdoors regardless of what’s happening with the weather. The space can accommodate a private bar, and gift and signing tables.  The Inn provides large freestanding white baskets around the veranda. Just add your flowers and the venue is beautiful and ready for your special day.  From mid-springtime through mid-autumn, the Rose Cottage is surrounded by dozens of fragrant rose bushes.

When used as a ceremony venue, the Veranda can accommodate up to 60 guests.  The bridal party makes an intimate entrance where guests’ feel part of the wedding, not just observers. For the smaller wedding, the Rose Cottage is an extraordinary place to take your vows.

ELM PARK Wedding Garden: The Wedding Garden is a discrete section of our ELM PARK Garden.  Over the years, it has been where many couples have affirmed their commitments to one another. The garden is fully grassed, and is heavily planted with roses and perennial flowers. The positioning of the tall Elms and the movement of the Sun, create the perfect light and shade conditions, regardless of the time of year. As a reception space, the venue can accommodate up to 70 people for formal meal service or 120 for a stand-up reception.  The Inn provides large freestanding white baskets around the Wedding Garden for your flowers to make a beautiful and affordable space.

When used as a ceremony venue, the Wedding Garden can accommodate up to 70 guests.  The bride makes a beautiful entrance between two child angel statues and through a large tea rose covered arch, while the 3-story Elms provide a natural and dramatic contrasting backdrop. It doesn’t get much better than this.

When a wedding or reception is booked for ELM PARK Wedding Garden, we reserve the Rose Cottage for you, free of charge, as Carrington Inn’s exclusive Rain Contingency insurance for the event.

ELM PARK Event Garden: The Carrington Inn’s Event Garden provides a remarkable space for a large and dramatic garden reception or vows ceremony.  The 3-story Elms, flowers, pathways, and garden follies provide a photogenic backdrop to a very special occasion.  For a dining reception the Event Garden can accommodate up to 150+ guests depending on table configuration.  More than 200+ guests can enjoy a stand-up reception.  Drinks service can be provided by private bar in the garden or from the adjacent Tom Wills Tavern.

Between Mid-September and Late-March the tall Elms and the Sun’s movement, create the perfect light, shade, and temperature conditions for a garden event.  At other times of the year, the garden can be chilly before 11am and after 4pm.

When used as a ceremony venue, the Event Garden can accommodate up to 200 guests.  The bride makes a long and stunning entrance up the centre aisle, with the Elms providing a natural and dramatic contrasting backdrop.  The centre aisle length was designed for perfect bridal party entrance pacing. For a 5-star wedding, the Event Garden is the venue to choose.

When a wedding and reception is booked for ELM PARK Event Garden, we reserve the Rose Cottage for you, as Carrington Inn’s exclusive Rain Contingency insurance for the event.

Wintergarden – Empire Hall:   This elegant Victorian hall is a perfect venue for smaller receptions that will truly impress.  The hall has tall sculptured ceilings, fireplaces and crystal chandeliers.  When configured for banquet dining the Hall can accommodate up to 40 people depending on table configuration. For stand-up reception up to 60 guests can be accommodated.  Regrettably, the Empire Hall does not accommodate a dance floor when more than 30 guests are dining.

Availability is limited.

The Empire Hall is not normally available for vows ceremonies.

For all venues the following items are included with venue hire:

For Receptions: Tables, tableware, white linen tablecloth and napkins, padded banquet chairs, sound system for speeches and your music playlist, sparkling wedding curtain (RC Hall only), large freestanding white flower baskets, draped tables for gifts, guest book, and memorabilia, smokers’ seating area, and onsite vehicle parking.

For Ceremonies: White folding Americana-style wedding chairs, sound system for celebrant and your music playlist, large freestanding white flower baskets, draped tables for gifts and guest book, water table for guests, and onsite vehicle parking.

Carrington award-winning catering is prepared onsite for all venues. Menus are prepared by Carrington Executive Chef Andrew Stansbie and 5-star Pastry Chef Haritha Ekanayake.  All food is prepared from fresh seasonal ingredients, which are locally sourced when available.

CEREMONY VENUES COST

Prices include set-up and take-down of folding wedding chairs, wireless microphones, sound system, lectern, signing table and seat, guests water table and glasses and a designated venue supervisor.

  • Rose Cottage Veranda (Indoor)

– $15.00 pp minimum 20 people

  • Rose Cottage Banquet Hall (Indoor)

– $17.00 pp minimum 40 people

  • ELM PARK Wedding Garden (Outdoor)

– $19.00 pp minimum 40 people

  • ELM PARK Event Garden (Outdoor)

– $21.00 pp minimum 100 people

  • Wintergarden – Empire Salon (Indoor)

– $25.00 pp minimum 20 people

Costs are reduced by 30% when bridal party is also having their reception at the Inn with a similar or greater amount of guests.

RECEPTION VENUES COST

Prices include set-up and take-down of required function tables and chairs, linen table draping, tableware, glassware, and cutlery, serving staff, wireless microphones, sound system, lectern, guest book and gift tables and a dedicated supervisor.

  • Rose Cottage Veranda (Indoor)

– $5.00 pp if under 30 people*

  • Rose Cottage Banquet Hall (Indoor)

– $7.00 pp if under 40 people*

  • ELM PARK Wedding Garden (Outdoor)

– $9.00 pp if under 50 people*

  • ELM PARK Event Garden (Outdoor)

– $11.00 pp if under 80 people*

  • Wintergarden – Empire Salon (Indoor)

– $15.00 pp if under 20 people*

* No Separate Venue Charge if Food and Beverage service exceeds the minimum number of people noted.

Equipment for hire

  • Stage $150
  • Dance floor $150

Minimum Spends Applicable to Rose Cottage Banquet Hall and ELM PARK venues only – (inclusive of food and drinks only)

  • Friday and Saturday nights – $7500
  • Monday to Thursday nights – $5000
  • Sunday – $10,000
  • Public holidays – $15,000

Other Information

  • We require confirmation of numbers and dietary requirements fourteen days before the scheduled day.
  • Final invoicing will be based on contracted, confirmed, or actual numbers, whichever is higher.
  • We can cater for most special diets with fourteen days notice. However, we need to know about Kosher and Halal meals 1 month in advance.
  • Children’s menu available.
  • Meals for entertainers and photographers $30 per person for one course.
  • Access times for entertainment, florist etc need to be prearranged with our function coordinator.
  • Additional per hour beverage charges are for a full hour or part thereof.
  • A labour charge of $2.50 per person, per half-hour, for functions which run over agreed time of conclusion, in addition to beverage charges.