Country weddings: the unique charm of Dundullimal Homestead

With its beautifully restored buildings and expansive gardens, historic Dundullimal Homestead in Dubbo is a picturesque spot for a country wedding. Here, three couples share their favourite memories from their special day.

Dudullimal Homestead
The 1840s homestead in Dubbo is surrounded by wide open parklands that are ideal for weddings and events.

Located in Wiradjuri Country, Dubbo, Dundullimal Homestead was originally a 10,000 hectare working property, and is now a beautifully-restored connection to the rural past that attracts thousands of visitors each year.

It’s such a unique location, Dundullimal Homestead is becoming an increasingly popular choice for brides looking for a venue that’s a bit off the beaten track and offers a truly Australian bush setting.

The former heritage machinery shed has been converted into a sophisticated function space that is full of rustic country charm. Wedding ceremonies can also be held in the circa 1870 timber church, or a range of tranquil, picture-perfect locations around the grounds.

Here, three couples who recently got married at Dundullimal Homestead share their memories of the day:

A hidden gem

Maree Weber calls Dundullimal “a hidden gem of wedding venues in Dubbo”. She and husband Jack live on the land and appreciate that “Dundullimal Homestead encompasses the brilliant history of farming and country living. We adored the tranquillity of the outdoors and the beautiful garden space. It was also in a perfect location in Dubbo – not too far from town and convenient for vendors and travelling guests.”

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Jack and Maree Weber.

Dancing in the rain

Kathryn and Dean Alchin chose Dundullimal for its “country feel, beautiful charm and nostalgia”, but heavy rain meant they had to implement “plan C”, moving the ceremony from the chapel into the reception hall.

“None of the guests were any the wiser, it looked stunning and as if it was meant to be,” Kathryn notes. The property’s homestead and stables provided a charming backdrop for photography and Kathryn says her memories of dancing in the rain with the bridal party are among her favourites from the day.

Her advice to others considering Dundullimal as a wedding venue is to utilise the entirety of the grounds. “The buildings, grounds and windmill make for amazing photos.”

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Kathryn and Dean Alchin.

Wide open spaces

The large established trees and open green spaces first attracted Alan and Myra Powell to Dundullimal Homestead. They also appreciated that it was reasonably priced and an easy 10-minute drive from town.

Sharing the occasion with her children and grandchildren – who all walked her down the aisle – is one of Myra’s most treasured memories from the day. “But best of all was meeting Al up the aisle and walking down to be married.”

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Alan and Myra Powell.

Celebrate with the National Trust

The National Trust has lots of spectacular heritage venues across NSW that are available to hire for weddings, celebrations and other events.

Book your next event at Dundullimal Homestead, or explore the full range of venues around NSW.



NSW Editor