Adelaide’s Downton Abbey, Carrick Hill, is almost beyond words.
This magnificent historic home is surrounded by 40 hectares of picture-perfect gardens and native bushland and boasts incredible views over Adelaide.
Driving up the tree-lined avenue and stepping out onto the immaculate lawns wrapped by manicured hedges you honestly couldn’t feel further away from the city or Australia for that matter, yet it’s only a 15 minute drive from the CBD.
We’ll try not to but….we could ramble on forever about this beautiful estate and it’s gardens which include a pleached-pear arbour, native bushland, cypress pine walkways, orchards, rose beds, tree-lined avenues, lawned terraces and an abundance of flowering blooms. You’ve fortunately got the choice of many of these spaces for your ceremony.
There is no need to ask guests to travel between the two, rather you can entertain them to relaxed afternoon canapés and sparkling wine on the lawns while you wander the gardens for your photographs, then join them to celebrate in the marquee for dinner and dancing overlooking the twinkling city skyline.
A large permanent marquee sits in front of the grand old house, with spectacular views that stretch from the Gulf of St Vincent across to the city. It’s a space that is suitable for a seated dinner of 100 but with an extension can accommodate up to 220 seated. Of course, as a cocktail space, it’s huge open area can allow you up to 300 guests.
Events are run by the experienced and award winning caterers Tabel Catering who have a genuine love of cooking and pride themselves on simple, generous, flavoursome and authentic food, crafted from fresh, seasonal and ethical ingredients.
Carrick Hill is a fully licensed venue and their packages include staffing and access to all the furniture and cutlery and crockery you need for your event. They are however flexible and allow you to bring in your own beverages for a corkage charge. The Fete Events team who work hand in hand with Tabel Catering can also offer a full styling service ensuring your celebration is everything you had imagined.
Carrick Hill is old-world elegance meets modern luxury, we highly recommend you take a look ❤️