An iconic Sydney wedding venue, known by wedding caterers in Sydney and across the country, is going up for sale for the first time in nearly 3 decades.
The Macarthur region’s charming Eschol Park House, which has not only hosted popular bridal events, but has also featured in several episodes of the Bachelor and the Bachelorette. Needless to say, it’s played host to countless events for nearly 3 decades.
And it will continue to do so, with wedding caterers in Sydney getting ready to work in the place, as it has wedding bookings in place until the end of 2019.
As a result of its popularity, the property is expected to smash record prices, the circa 1816 landmark, at 14 Eschol Park Drive, has been around for a while now.
Originally purchased by vendors Joe and Marija Masina in 1991, they transformed what was once an acreage site into the thriving business and popular venue the site is known as today, which was then passed along to their sons, Paul and Joe.
According to Paul, the previous owners of the property, the Townsends, had a small restaurant on the premises, but none of the big wedding rooms, which he says his father built over a 3 year time span, from 1993 to 1996.
He adds that the property holds a special place in their hearts, not just for the family, but also for the brides and grooms, and even some of the staff, who have married on the property and even had their children’s christenings on the property.
Eschol Park House has 1491m2 of internal floor space, with three function rooms; The Garden Room, The Regency Room, and the Queen Victoria Ballroom, the largest of the rooms with the ability to hold up to 180 guests. Each room has a view of the property’s gardens, which have acted as the backdrop for the hundreds of ceremonies that have been held on the premises.
Rooms feature timber flooring, high ceilings, fireplaces and bay windows. There’s also off-street parking for about 60 cars, plus commercial kitchen, bars, storage and cool rooms.
According to CoreLogic, the vendors bought the property for $590,000 back in 1991, before giving it a major overhaul. Despite the sale being about 3 decades in the past, the price for that transaction only clocks in at $330,000 less than the property’s top pricing to date.
Ray White Macarthur Group will be handling the sale, with one of their number saying that the property is an extremely rare offering, which has left quite the impression on visitors.