You don’t have to travel beyond the black stump to host a sophisticated soiree in a historic country venue. Warrawong, in Melton, is a rare 19th-Century Heritage Listed bluestone shearing shed that once serviced the major pastoral estate Exford, which, at its peak, covered over 100,000 acres. This is the closest you’ll get to bush-dance country so near to Melbourne.
Built in the mid-to-late 1850s by a notable squatter, it sits on property affording panoramic views of Werribee River, Exford Reservoir, and the Toolern Creek valley. In the early 20th Century its owners included a well-known female racing motorist and the first Australian to compete in Monte Carlo – a world-ranking polo player, and the managing director of the Swallow and Ariel Biscuit Company.
Warrawong Shearing Shed’s historic appeal, generous dimensions, arcadian setting and proximity to the city make it a unique venue choice.
Kick-up your heels at a hoe-down: hay bales, square dancing, a hearty buffet and an authentic bush band.
Or perhaps Country Posh is more your style: a sophisticated dinner party in the landed-gentry style, with scene-stealing decor, elegant tableware, fine food, and classy entertainment.
For a party-with-a-twist, stage the most incongruously themed event for a bush shed: a corporate product launch, an evening of cocktails and jazz – the possibilities are endless!
Whether you’re planning a large-scale event or an intimate gathering of gourmands, let your imagination run wild and let ACC make it real.
- Seated Dining: 120 Guests
- Cocktail Event: 60 – 175 Guests
- Food and Beverage Catering
- Theme Consultation
- AV and Technical Support
- Equipment Hire
WARRAWONG ESTATE – THE WOOLSHED
The Woolshed for 3 days:
Day prior to the event to set up, (9am—6pm)
The day of the event 9am to 12 midnight
The day after the event until 12pm
Two bedroom cottage for the day of the event 9am to 12pm the following day – Cottage includes linen.
*** The days prior and post event are strictly to set up and pack up only.
Hermitage 9am from the day of the event to 12pm the following day – No linen provided $100
Furniture & Décor – Please refer to hire packages brochure
Camping for guests for the night of the event. Campers must leave the site by 10am the following day
$20 per adult, $10 per child 12 & under.
$500 payable with final invoice. Refunded as paid 7 days after event
THE WOOLSHED 2019
Peak 1 Oct – 30 April $3950
Off Peak 1 May – 30 Sept $3200
THE WOOLSHED 2020
Peak 1 Oct – 30 April $4500
Off Peak 1 May – 30 Sept $3600
THE WOOLSHED 2021
Peak 1 Oct – 30 April $4950
Off Peak 1 May – 30 Sept $3950