An iconic wedding venue, known to wedding catering in Sydney and others in the industry, has gone up for grabs for the first time in nearly three decades.
The Macarthur region’s Eschol Park House, a famous venue that’s played host to hundreds of weddings, and featured in episodes of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, recently hit the market late 2018. In spite of this, wedding bookings are already in place at the venue up until the end of 2019.
Due to its popularity and the number of bookings it gets, the property at 14 Eschol Park Drive, circa 1816, are expected to set record prices.
The property was turned into what it was now thanks to Joe and Marija Masina, who acquired the property in 1991. Their sons, Paul and Joe, saw their parents turn the acreage into the iconic property it’s now known as.
Paul says that the previous owners, the Townsend family, had a small restaurant on the property, but none of the big wedding rooms, which his father built from 1993 to 1996. He adds that, thanks to their history with it, the iconic venue has a lot of special memories for them as a family, and so do the couples that have wed there, and even some of the staff, some of whom got married there and had their kid’s christenings on the property.
The iconic property, known to wedding catering in Sydney and across the industry, has 1491m2 of internal floor space, split across three function rooms; The Garden Room, The Regency Room, and the largest, The Queen Victoria Ballroom, which can hold up to 180 guests.
Each function room in the property has a view of the landscaped gardens outside, which have acted as the backdrop for the many ceremonies that have been held in the rooms. The rooms also feature timber floors, high ceilings, fireplaces and bay windows.
With off-street parking capable of holding around 60 cars, the property also has a commercial kitchen and bars, as well as storage and cool rooms.
CoreLogic’s records show that vendors first bought the acreage property for $590,000 back in 1991, before the major overhaul. The sale was nearly three decades ago, but the price was only $330,000 less than the property’s highest pricing to date.
Ray White Macarthur Group’s Brendan Lappan expects demand for the property, saying that it was an extremely rare offering, with privacy that is just special, as the acreage is secluded and set back from the street. He describes it as warm and inviting, saying that there’s already a lot of buyer interest.