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Gorgeous Holiday Homes to Book for Your Next Group Celebration

From dinner parties overlooking vineyards to historic estates doubling up as dream wedding venues — get ready to fall in love with our pick of swoon-worthy these holiday homes.

Sometimes the hardest part about planning an event or party is choosing where to have it. Not everyone is blessed with a big backyard that’s large enough to host the masses or perhaps you're just looking to mitigate the stress that comes with hosting people in your home – luckily, you can borrow someone else’s home for that very purpose!.

So, to ensure your next party is a complete success, we’ve found twelve beautiful holiday homes around Australia that are not only available to stay in, but also have the space to throw an unforgettable bash.

From dinner parties overlooking vineyards to historic estates doubling up as dream wedding venues — get ready to fall in love with our pick of swoon-worthy party venues, guaranteed to kick off your celebrations in style. 

*If you're planning a wedding or large event make sure to be transparent with your host about your plans to avoiding losing your bond.

Homes to Book for Your Next Celebration: New South Wales

Rowlee Wines & Vineyard

Stunningly situated within Orange’s cool climate wine-growing region, Rowlee Wines & Vineyard is a picture-perfect property that combines its award-winning winery and cellar door with romantic cottages (designed for two) and lush landscaped gardens. On-site, there are several areas available for event hire, including an immaculate lawn for weddings and large parties, and a deck adjoined to the cellar door – the ideal holiday home for exclusive dinners overlooking the vineyard. 

From $795 (two-nights)

19 Lake Canobolas Road, Nashdale

Byron View Farm

Sitting pretty at the highest point of a secluded hilltop, with 360-degree uninterrupted views stretching out across the picturesque region of Byron Bay, is Byron View Farm. Here, the charming original white cottage takes centre stage, and though there’s only room inside to sleep two, the spacious wrap-around verandah can sit up to 80 guests, making it an ideal spot to host a scenic cocktail or dinner party.

Weddings are also a drawcard on this large property – they can cater for intimate gatherings and large-scale affairs of up to 120 guests – as well as hen’s parties. The ‘HENS Byron Bay’ package includes a bespoke lunch and choice of activities – think flower crown workshops, outdoor life drawing classes, spa therapies on the verandah, and many more.

From $425.71 per night

194 St Helena Road, Ewingsdale

Terragong Estate

The South Coast’s highest rated bed and breakfast, Terragong Estate attracts holidaymakers and party-goers in their droves. And it’s not hard to see why – it comes with twelve acres of surrounding lawns, gardens, a swimming pool lawn and terrace, paddocks, and romantic orchards peppered with towering trees. The stunning heritage-listed property may provide the perfect night’s rest, but events held here are next-level. Your party will be included as a whole-of-house bed and breakfast booking, which gives guests exclusive use of the house and grounds for 48 hours, ensuring that your special event is exclusive and completely private.

From $670 (minimum two-night stay)

467 Jamberoo Road, Jamberoo

Cooks Co-op

Nestled on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, the Cooks Co-op offers a tranquil setting, just an hour away from Sydney’s bustle. Surrounded by beautiful bushland, this intimate one-bedroom abode features delightfully bright interiors, with a dreamy outdoor space and views of the river. Additionally, there’s also a large shed onsite, that welcomes celebrations of all kinds, including private dinner parties, engagement parties, and of course, weddings. Run by the talented chef Martin Boetz (formerly of Longrain Sydney and Melbourne), guests can also book a tailored gourmet feast, each dish lovingly prepared using fresh, seasonal produce grown on the Cooks Co-op Farm itself.

2 West Portland Road, Sackville

Grounds of Cabarita

Behind a white picket fence sits a humble-yet-lovingly-renovated three-bedroom beach house. Situated in the heart of Cabarita Beach, just half an hour’s drive from Byron Bay, Grounds of Cabarita‘s idyllic coastal location is matched by the interior’s charming aesthetics. Comfortably sleeping up to six guests, there’s also a large and beautifully established garden towards the back, where you can host a variety of small celebratory gatherings, like an intimate bridal party or baby shower. There are plenty of spots to choose from too – between the grass area surrounded by trees, around the pool, or even around the firepit — take your pick.

From $707.14 per night

Homes to Book for Your Next Celebration: Victoria

Freshwater Creek Cottages

Tucked away in a small rural community of Freshwater Creek in Victoria, this sprawling 50-acre property combines 20 acres of farming paddocks, seven charming cottages (available to rent as accommodation), and a whimsical fruit orchard and olive grove. On their website, it states that, “...our aim is to provide you the backyard you’ve always wanted.” And that they certainly do – the farm offers a variety of set party packages, including Kids’ Birthday Parties, Rustic Farm Weddings, and even a Glamping Hens Party option. So, for grown-ups and children alike, there’s something here for everyone.

From $245 per night, per cottage

Pettavel Road, Freshwater Creek

Acre of Roses

First built in the early 1860s, Acre of Roses is a quaint miner’s cottage that’s been stylishly transformed into a unique three-bedroom homestay. And as of September 1st, they also have The Potting Shed – a beautiful self-contained studio that is equal parts stunning and intimate. Located in Trentham – a charming town 20 minutes from Daylesford – this beautiful property is the perfect holiday home, party pad. On-site, there’s a working micro-flower farm with the scent of more than 1500 organically and sustainably grown heritage rose bushes, providing the perfect backdrop for all kinds of celebrations – think intimate weddings, birthdays, baby showers, family gathering, girls’ weekends and more. 

From $500 for two-night stay

5 Blue Mount Road, Trentham

Mount Ophir Estate

Mount Ophir Estate is a historic country residence, located in Rutherglen – a small town in north-eastern Victoria. This stylishly restored, 140-acre property not only offers three different accommodation offerings – The Tower (sleeps 2), The Gatehouse (sleeps 8), and The Residence (sleeps 10) – but it also welcomes private events and weddings too.

The main winery building houses six main halls on two levels, which can accommodate from 60 to 450 people, and there’s also the ‘Celebration Lake’ – an enchanting alfresco area, should you wish to hold your celebration outside. You can also enlist the help of the venue’s onsite caterers, beverage suppliers, event planners, stylists, florists (and more), to bring your vision to life. Who said parties had to be hard work?

From $280 per night

168 Stillards Lane, Rutherglen

Homes to Book for Your Next Celebration: Queensland

Port Douglas Beachfront Home

Overlooking the Coral Sea and the Daintree, this serene property is one of the best placed homes in all of Far North Queensland. Sleeping 10 guests, this spot is perfect for a group getaway or small celebration. Swim laps in the huge pool or picnic on the lawns of this perfect slice of paradise.

$2,290 per night

15 Wharf Street, Port Douglas, Queensland

Homes to Book for Your Next Celebration: Western Australia

Stonebarn Western Australia
Stonebarn Western Australia

This epic venue is perfect for the enchanted, rustic wedding of your dreams with an intimate feel and breathtaking views of the forest, truffiére and river. Whether you're hiring the space out for a wedding or just an epic party you'll be offered complete privacy, flexibility and access to gorgeously appointed spaces. Keep the party going with their accommodation that sleeps 20 guests in eight luxury suites. Honestly, you'll never want to leave!

Prices for venue hire start at $6,000

Stonebarn, South West Pemberton, Western Australia

Homes to Book for Your Next Celebration: South Australia

Woodburn Homestead

On 42 acres set amongst the scenic vista of the Fleurieu Peninsula, the long-gum lined driveway leads up the the historic sandstone homestead is perfect for a wedding. The Homestead which sleeps 10 provides a fully equipped kitchen, underground cellar and four bedrooms. There's an open air chapel and a gorgeous 160-year-old Moreton Bay fig tree - you can practically feel the whimsy!

Venue hire prices from $6,000

Woodburn Homestead, 410 Angas Plains Road, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Photography credit: Randy Larcombe
Photography credit: Randy Larcombe
Arkaba Station

Set on 60,000 acres of private wildlife conservancy, a land mass roughly five times the size of Sydney Harbour, renting Arkaba Station is a truly unique experience. The station sleeps just ten guests at a time and you'll share your space with kangaroos, emus and unique Australian wildlife. The homestead with five ensuite rooms is an oasis of comfort and style set in stark contrast against the rugged natural landscape. This is the perfect spot for a wedding, a mile stone birthday or really any sort of group getaway. The memories you make here will truly leave an indelible mark! 

From $2,140 twin share or head here for exclusive hire 

Arkaba Station, Hawker, South Australia

Booked in one of these holiday homes for your next group celebration and looking for more travel inspo? Our Destination section has all your travel needs covered, from romantic getaways to iconic Australian stays.