Abbey of the Roses Country House Manor in Warwick should be at the top of the list for a destination country-style wedding!
It is only two hours’ drive from the Brisbane CBD, an hour from Toowoomba, and only 45 minutes north of Stanthorpe.
Formerly a convent, the ABIA-Queensland State Award-winning Abbey has stood for over 120 years. Although modern roofing and decking adorns the castle-like structure, a look inside reveals a combination of contemporary furnishings, tech comforts, and elegant accoutrements. Rooms that can win you over include a suite formerly occupied by the Mother Superior and a well-refurbished attic.
Weddings at the Abbey can take on a life of their own if you’ve prepared well. How does a wedding ceremony at the Chapel or at the gazebo, a formal dinner reception and first dance at the Long Room, and retiring to your private suite for the wedding night sound? If you want to mix things up a little, the staff will be honoured to set up a custom programme with you. For couples who seek the best value for money, don’t forget to ask about special offers, which include midweek incentives such as a free ceremony and a cash-back gift.
Some couples may prefer simple elopement rites. The Abbey welcomes eloping couples with a ceremony at the Chapel, with the requisite two witnesses present.
Classic architecture, especially of the kind like that seen at the Abbey of the Roses, carries a fine flair about them as silent witnesses to a celebration of love and happiness. After all, the wedding day is yours and let nobody put that asunder.