Weddings and milestone birthdays are a cause for weekend-long celebrations, and at Faversham House, event hosts can have exclusive use of the venue from Friday night to Sunday lunchtime.
Family, friends and colleagues can soak up the historic building’s charm in the enchanting secret garden and amphitheatre, or its rustic interiors adorned with stunning antiques, an open log fire and 13 bedrooms.
The business, acquired in 2004 by Nola and Richard Bliss, has earned a reputation for exceptional professional service, personal and flexible attitudes and the welcoming character of the owners and staff.
Often guests arrive as clients but depart as friends, resulting in many repeat bookings, both from the private sector as well as corporate and government bodies who love the style for their workshops, conference and leaders’ retreats.
While delicious in-house catering is provided, guests may choose to supply their own alcohol drinks to reduce costs.
Faversham House also has a sister business, the York Palace Hotel, with a restaurant and a further 20 bedrooms, for overflow accommodation needs, or to spread the occasion over two differing but equally top-quality venues.
No matter what the occasion, Nola, Richard and their staff pride themselves on offering all their clients the best possible experience, and leaving them with wonderful memories of rural historic Australia.
Where | Just 97km from Perth CBD, in the historic town of York in the Avon Valley.
Numbers | Faversham House has 13 bedrooms, can seat 40 inside in the conference room with tables, up to 80 seated theatre-style, and up to 100 for weddings under the stars or in a marquee.
Food | The venue’s catering firm can do any style or menu type – banquet, cocktail
Drink | Faversham is one of only a few quality venues that can offer a BYO drinks option. The venue can serve the alcohol that clients supply, with a small cover charge.
Address 24 Grey Street, York
Phone (08) 9641 1366, 0426 181 948