Thurlby Domain is a stunning historic property located between Queenstown and Arrowtown. It is set in a semi-rural setting on the beautiful Speargrass Flat Road and is both private and peaceful.
(Note: despite the “Domain” in it’s name, Thurlby Domain is private property and as such you must ask permission from the owners to go onto their property).
Thurlby Domain is surprisingly large and consists of rambling forested grounds, a small pond and creek and the stone ruins of the old Hallenstein Homestead (this is where most people choose to have their ceremony) at one end. At the other end of the property is the woolshed (where receptions are held), the cow byre, the old stone stables (which people typically use as a bad weather back up option for the ceremony, but the stables are so stunning I have shot several weddings where the bride & groom elected to get married inside them even though the weather was perfect) and several other beautiful historic buildings.
To me Thurlby Domain feels like a rambling, long-lost English garden in a world where magic just might still exist.
As of July 2016, Revell and Vicki have finally updated their venue fees for Thurlby Domain. The new fees are $230 incl. GST to have photos only at Thurlby Domain, $575 incl. GST for a wedding ceremony and $3,450 incl. GST for ceremony and reception. However, obviously double check the pricing and other details with Vicki when you check availability/book.
I haven’t posted Revell and Vicki’s contact details here for a reason. They love hosting weddings at Thurlby Domain but they don’t want their property too heavily promoted. They feel (and I totally agree) that part of the beauty of Thurlby Domain is the fact that it’s not a wedding factory and it’s kind of off the radar. If you are keen to have your wedding at Thurlby Domain please contact me & I will happily tell you all about the place and pass on Revell and Vicki’s contact details.