When one thinks of the Hunter Valley region in New South Wales they think cellar doors, beautiful estates and local restaurants. Venture a little further up and you’ll find all three in one with views precisely made for the many wedding receptions Hollydene Estate hosts.
Hollydene Estate Location
The SE team has been to Hunter Valley many times before however this was a first venturing an estimated 54 minutes from the main area of the Hunter Valley region. The drive up was scenic and rewarding as Hollydene is home to a beautiful land known as ‘Arrowfield’ which lies around the Hunter and Goulburn Rivers.
The Vines Restaurant inside Hollydene Estate hosted the Social Edit team for breakfast with a simple, local and relaxed menu. The team enjoyed a variety of options including the Zucchini & Haloumi Fritters Stack (Served w/ bacon or smoked salmon n baby spinach w/ cherry tomatoes, avocado wedges & a poached egg) as well as the Hollydene Big Brekkie (poached, fried or scrambled) w/ bacon, crispy chorizo, potato rosti, roasted tomato, pan fried field mushrooms & toasted sourdough.
For a healthier option, the estate offers a Vines Brekkie Salad with mixed greens, bacon, cherry tomatoes, avocado & marinated feta OR for a sweeter treat, literally titled “The Sweet Treat”, the spelt flour buttermilk pancakes w/ fresh berries, coconut & caramel drizzle, pistachio praline & vanilla bean gelato.
In 2018’s digital world the importance of Google Reviews has grown incredibly, as Google is more likely than not a customer’s first point of contact. A good google ranking means that your business will rank higher in search engine results and a customers decision to engage with your business is also impacted by your review. Hollydene Estate has a wonderful 4.8/5 with visitors boasting of their experience here.
Finally the team finished off breakfast with an incredible wine tasting; the Hollydene grapes are sources from the family’s three, yes three, vineyards!
Wedding Receptions and Bridal Getaways
Being that the Social Edit team was on a bridal getaway, we couldn’t help but admire what beautiful grounds this estate held for a wedding reception. One look at the location tag of Hollydene on Instagram, and you’ll find one too many weddings and romantic getaways have been celebrated here.
The attention to detail inside the restaurant is one very much suited to a scenic, romantic, country wedding and the well kept grounds are something to be admired!