If you’re looking to escape to the country for your next celebration or corporate retreat, there are many rural gems tucked away in blissful locations.
From rustic barns to airy warehouses, these stylish venues cater for any occasion – whether it be a small exclusive event or a big playful bash.
Here are five reasons to swap city glam for country chic.
School Road, Menzies Creek VIC 3159
For those looking for a distinct provincial feel, this creative studio in rural Victoria offers the perfect location for corporate meetings, fashion shoots, or filming.
The quirky barn oozes Tuscan style with period furniture and plenty of natural light.
It is available by the hour or for the full day, and includes access to a small outdoor garden.
660 Majors Creek Rd, Braidwood NSW 2622
Overlooking a calm country pond, this converted mill offers plenty of room to move.
The outside is granite stone and soft-toned brick, while the inside is decorated with rustic wooden floors and massive interior beams.
Sitting on a 100-acre farm near the Budawang Mountains, this character-filled venue is suitable for gallery exhibitions, music events and professional workshops.
515 Carool Road, Carool NSW 2486
Nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland, this warehouse-style venue boasts stunning ocean views and lots of outside space.
Suitable for parties, weddings and family reunions, it includes a covered outdoor area complete with lighting, a kitchen and bathrooms.
Near the peak of Mt Carool, it is also only a short drive from the beach and 16 km from the Coolangatta airport, offering easy access for visiting friends and family.
Parker Street, Dunkeld VIC 3294
This classic Australian homestead offers the ultimate experience when it comes to rustic chic.
The country house is picturesque and equipped with period furniture. It is great for conferences, functions and workshop weekends.
Situated near the Grampian National Park, the venue is also within 3km of the celebrated, 40-room Royal Mail Hotel, and only a short drive from a range of impressive walks and waterfalls.
2389 Diggers Rest – Coimadai Road, Toolern Vale VIC 3337
If you want a country experience without travelling too far, then this light and airy warehouse might be just the ticket.
Hidden amongst 700 acres of Australian bush near Diggers Rest, the 550-square-metre building can comfortably cater for up to 150 people.
It boasts a high-pitched roof, a stage, a bar, a kitchen, and polished concrete floors – making it suitable for functions, workshops, trade shows, markets and conferences.