Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and be entranced by the lush surrounds of Bellingen and the historic Old Butter Factory. With its cathedral ceilings, an impressive all-weather forecourt, stunning gardens and plenty of parking space, the unique 110-year-old site can cater for up to 200 guests in picturesque surroundings for you and your wedding party to enjoy on the big day.
Owners Ray and Pia Seaword have more than 30 years’ event planning experience, having organised special events both nationally and internationally. “When we settled in Bellingen and developed the wonderful Old Butter Factory to accommodate parties and weddings, it provided an opportunity to take a step back and use our past city experience to take the stress out of these occasions. We cater for couples seeking a totally unique ‘country’ experience, while keeping a sense of international style,” Ray says.
The couple bought the complex in 2003 and have since worked tirelessly to restore the stunning regional landmark to provide couples with the best-possible experience.
“We like to meet our couples on-site over some refreshments and hear a very clear picture of what they want,” Ray says. “We listen, guide, advise and suggest as well as explore all the possibilities and the costs involved. Our vast experience, attention to detail and creative input is what sets us apart from more traditional venues.”