Georgian architecture, romantic city views and the enthralling gardens and native bushland of Marybank Farm have us lost for words. But we wouldn’t be doing our job if we left you to do all the hard work so here is our overview of this beautiful property.
Built in 1842, one of the original colonial properties of South Australia, Marybank Farm has always been spectacular. The original holding was 560 acres comprising of the homestead, gardens, a natural spring, paddocks and stables and breathtaking natural bushland which now form part of the adjoining Morialta Conservation Park. Entrusted to the Fox family in 1843 the property remains today with the family, who have carefully maintained this special piece of heritage only minutes from the Adelaide CBD.
Marybank’s hedged Wedding Lawn set within seven acres of landscaped gardens is a stunning ceremony location for up to 120 guests. Bordered by Mediterranean gardens, cypress pines and a highly sought after hills face setting of native bushland Marybank’s Wedding Lawn allows you flexibility in selecting your preferred vista.
Overlooking the lawn is the iconic Heritage Barn and what a picture it is! It’s timber barn doors, french windows, and climbing rose is enough to give the most well-traveled of people goosebumps.
Upstairs is a beautiful self-contained suite complete with rustic balcony, claw foot bath and open plan lounge/dining room area. The suite is an easy option for pre-wedding photography for a small bridal party and of course a beautiful space to retire to at the end of the night. Whilst on the topic of accommodation, a huge benefit of Marybank’s location is the convenience for your guests, with hundreds of options within a 15-minute drive.
Downstairs the barn’s whitewashed walls and large heritage fireplace have been accentuated by small modern details and tasteful lighting. It’s a spectacular space for a seated reception of 40 guests and a stylist’s dream, with so many possibilities and a setting that guarantees dramatic results.
Outside the barn the wisteria-lined terrace opening out into yet another beautiful garden is an alluring area to celebrate with your guests. The space is suited for up to 100 guests in a cocktail style reception or 50 seated. The terrace has also been lined with custom café blinds to ensure against evening chills and provide a trusted and beautiful space for a ceremony in inclement weather.
Chef Billy Bain, part of the family and a celebrity in his own right, offers a wide variety of onsite catering options made from delicious local cuisine suitable for seated, cocktail or less formal styles (we love his seasonal grazing boards as a great alternative to the traditional canapé service). Paired with in-house beverage packages available at a really reasonable price it couldn’t be easier.
This timeless property is one you’ll never regret and will undoubtedly steel a piece of your heart ❤️