Bendooley Book Barn, Southern Highlands

Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer

Bendooley Estate is a truly wonderful spot in the Southern Highlands for weddings in Berrima (right next to Bowral) which has 2 stunning locations on it for weddings.

Known as “The Book Barn” the reception venue is a book store & incredibly good restaurant by day (seriously, try the Crab Linguine!) and a stunning wedding venue in the night with the warmth of the fire place on the cooler months and the book worms among us love the atmosphere of being surrounded by books, old and new as a really unique backdrop. 

Right near where the ceremonies take place, is “The Homestead” ( first image below) which is a vine covered home that changes colours across all four seasons and is always a beautiful sight no matter what time of year you choose. 

Over the years, both my wife Michelle ( who is a makeup & hair artist) have gotten to know the Bendooley wedding coordinators  very well and have formed wonderful friendships with the team- Even being their photographer & makeup artist for one of the managers, Charles, on his own wedding day as well as having the  privilege of capturing family moments for the owners of this spectacular property.

They have amazing onsite cottages to get ready in, beautifully styled, roomy , with lots of natural light which is not only perfect for hair and makeup, but for your prep photos as well!

 The gardens are always perfectly maintained everything runs to schedule given the highly experienced team behind the scenes that are just a joy to work alongside.

No matter what time of year, it’s always a thrill coming here to shoot a wedding. You just KNOW the photos will be great 🙂

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