St Claire Country House
A country estate for your wedding
St Claire Country House is a country estate with gracious French Colonial buildings and a perfumed romantic garden, all set in tranquil countryside. It can provide the perfect setting for your fashionable wedding in the country.
The venue space comprises a French Salon and the North Lawn. The ceremony can be in the Salon or outdoors. The reception can be in the Salon or outdoors on the North Lawn.
Beautiful French Salon
The Salon of St Claire is a splendid French conservatory style room, filled with flowers and plants. It was designed to be beautiful and captivating – a space suited to special occasions.
A wedding ceremony can be held on the North Lawn. If you wish a floral arch or wall can be set up.
For a reception on the North Lawn, you can have a chic white canvas and cotton rope and pole tent, a traditional marquee or a canvas village, with stations such as a bar, a food area, umbrellas with wine barrels under them and a lounge area. Games such as croquet, boules and chess can be played.
There is on-site accommodation for up to 24 people, across 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. There is a central gathering space with a large designer kitchen, a dining table that seats 24, a lounge area that seats 24 and a home theatre.
Explore the surroundings
Trentham is the centre of a very interesting tourist region so please stay and explore.
Trentham East, where St Claire is located, is only one hour North West from inner Melbourne and five minutes from Trentham village, with its gourmet Annie Smithers restaurant, gastro pubs and trendy cafes.
The Warehouse – Clunes
The Warehouse – Clunes houses the Visitor Information Centre, library, Clunes Museum, exhibitions, events and meeting spaces.
The Warehouse is situated next to Collins Place, which has a picnic area and provides a lovely space to relax. On the second Sunday of the month you will meet local producers at the Clunes Farmers Market. Over summer you can also experience the outdoor cinema. The Warehouse – Clunes has the facilities to be the location for your next team meeting, business conference, family gathering, tour group stop over or artistic exhibition.
The original part of this building was the former warehouse of contractors Nichol and Wallace, who supplied goods to Clunes' miners, farmers and residents. This part of the building is more than 100 years old and currently houses the Clunes Museum, a must visit when in Clunes.
Clunes Town Hall
The Clunes Town Hall and Court House is a striking and eclectic municipal building design by Percy Oakden, and a rare rural example of a combined Court House and Town Hall.
Built in 1872-3 the distinctive Victorian free Classical style building reflects the civic pride of a gold town at the peak of its prosperity, with many original period features intact. The hall is regularly used to events, meetings and functions. Visit during the Booktown festival and enjoy an event in the spectacular hall. Why not book the space for your next function?
The venue is available for hire for weddings, celebrations, fundraising events and other functions. For bookings or further information contact The Warehouse - Clunes on 03 5321 6131.
Story House and Garden
Story House and Garden is a place where people come together to listen, share and develop stories. Located in idyllic Daylesford, visitors can take an enchanted tour through a house and garden filled with stories, attend an entertaining storytelling session or participate in a range of interactive story workshops.
Stories are the foundation of a connected and happy life. People who know their own stories have an inner strength and confidence. But in today’s fast moving world people often don’t take the time to listen to stories and appreciate the power of their message.
Immerse yourself in the art of guitar making. A truly unique experience awaits you at Wildwood Instruments, with their exciting Electric Guitar Making courses on offer.
In just two days you will be professionally guided through turning guitar parts into a fully functioning instrument. You can choose from their range of popular electric and bass guitar kits and, by the end of the weekend, walk away with your very own custom made guitar.
No experience is necessary, as Luthier Nick Carpenter will assist in the whole process.
The Courses run monthly and start from $599. They are open to 16 year olds and above. For further information, and to place a booking, visit their website www.wildwoodinstruments.com.au
- 11 Phillips Rd, Mount Franklin VIC 3461, Australia
- Course bookings required.