Somerley House, Sutton Forest

Formerly known as Summerlees; Somerley House is one of the most picturesque wedding venues in all of the Southern Highlands.

If you are looking for a wedding venue with a lot of history, a country estate feel and in a wonderful location, then Somerley House is the venue for you. Perched up on a hill over looking Sutton Forest to the south and Moss Vale to the east, it’s wonder and beauty captures you as soon as you drive in the front gates. The well manicured gardens and grounds perfectly match the sophisticated and stately history of the property and it’s buildings.

About The Venue

Can we have our wedding ceremony here?

Yes. Somerley House has numerous ceremony options. You can get marred amongst the greenery of the forest on site or on the circular lawn in front of the country house.

Can we have our wedding reception here?

Yes. All wedding receptions take place within the garden room.

What kind of style is Somerley House?

The venue with its enchanting Victorian home and established gardens is elegant, with a country estate look and feel. The period buildings date back to 1875 and provide the perfect venue for you to add your own bespoke styling and touches to suit your wedding style.

What is the address?

7207 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest, NSW 2577, Australia

Somerley House is located between Sutton Forest and Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands of NSW. From Sydney, it is approximately a 2-hour drive. If you’re coming from Canberra it is 90-minutes.

How much does a wedding cost here?

For full package details and inclusions, it is best to contact the Somerley weddings team for full details. As a guide you could expect a cost upwards of $160 per head.

Is there accommodation on site?

The beautiful boutique guesthouse is available for you to get ready in on your special day. It features 3 double bedrooms, which is great if you are wanting to stay with your family or bridal party.

What accommodation options are in the area?

Somerley House is located close by to the smaller towns of Bundanoon, Sutton Forest and Exeter. There are larger towns also close by in Bowral, Mittagong, Berrima, Robertson and Moss Vale. There are a number of hotel, motel, B&B and Air BNB options in these areas for you and your wedding guests.

Is there parking on site?

Yes, there is plenty of parking available on site. We however would suggest you arrange a bus service to pickup and drop off your wedding guests on the day.

My Wedding Photography Portfolio

Night shot at Bendooley EstateBride and Groom at Centennial Vineyards Wedding in AutumnBride and Groom under a tree at Montrose Berry Farm

Why I Recommend Somerley House (As A Wedding Photographer)

For me setting the scene for the wedding in photographs is important as part of the story. A beautiful venue and location goes a long way in being able to set the scene. In many ways it effortlessly creates the best back drop for the story to unfold in photographs. I have only ever heard rave reviews from those that decided on Somerley House for their wedding day. The proof is in the experience and testimonials of these people.

The venue provides an intimate and special place for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Being able to enjoy your time with those closest to you in turn creates many opportunities for wonderful candid and natural photos.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding

  • It is always best to do a site visit when picking your wedding venue. You can only view the property by booking a viewing, so make sure you plan in advance.
  • Every season is beautiful down in the southern highlands. To me personally autumn is extra special for a wedding day with the amazing colours on show.
  • It can often be cool even in the summer time. When planning your outfits make sure you have something warmer to wear over the top (especially for the bridal party).
  • The best time of the day for wedding photos is as the sun starts to set. When planning your wedding day and the run sheet, consider building in the time to get photos in the best light of the day.
  • Whilst there are lots of accommodation options in the area, things book out fast. Make sure you give yourself and your guests enough time to get accommodation organised when you are considering your wedding date for your Somerley House wedding.

Similar Wedding Locations You Might Also Want to Consider

The Southern Highlands is a beautiful place to get married and there are some amazing wedding venues and regions to consider when planning your country wedding.

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If you are thinking about having a southern highlands wedding at Somerley House, we should definitely have a chat.

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