Bendooley Estate, a beautiful Wedding Venue
Can you spare 15 seconds, not minutes? If so, take a peek at this short video of Bendooley Estate, created by the talented team at Paper Cranes Productions. How gorgeous! Thanks, guys!
Sunday at the Cellar Door - Jazz by the Vines, 12pm until 4pm. Artwork by: Zoe Young Studio

The bright reds of autumn against the amazing blue skies we have had are hard to beat! 🙌🏻
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As wedding fever takes over the world, it’s nice to think how lucky we are to enjoy the beauty of a fabulous wedding every week! Like this installation by @be_designed. Classic elegance with greens, white and timber. 📷 @theevokecompany
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206 Reviews
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Sarah D'Arcy
· February 18, 2018
I recently got married at Bendooley Estate and I would highly recommend it as a wedding venue. Kelly, Mark and the whole team were there every step of the way. They were always in touch throughout the... year of planning and were there to ask even the silliest of questions. The day itself was a dream. The setting was idyllic, the food was mouth-watering and the wedding ran so smoothly. The Bendooley team ensured my husband and I were happy throughout the whole day, bringing us champagne and canapes and they even gifted us a lovely wedding present. We stayed on site in one of the cottages which I would highly recommend, as it is stunning accommodation and so convenient. Thank you to everyone at Bendooley for giving me the wedding day of my dreams! See More
Lynette Bentley
· May 18, 2018
My husband and I attended the Emma Pask Intimate Dinner & Show on 17/5/18. Bendooley Estate is a fabulous venue and we enjoyed the evening immensely. I was disappointed with the grazing plate having ...previously told the venue I required a low cholesterol menu but not much effort was put into this.
Overall the staff couldn't do enough for us on the night. We loved the whole experience of the concert and dinner. Emma's a wonderful performer and so entertaining. Can't wait to return for another concert!
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Virginia Huynh-Montgomery
· April 9, 2018
Delicious in every way shape and form! Arrived to the cellar door for lunch at 11:00 and it was completely packed by 11:30! We had the scrumptious and fresh beetroot, radish and lentil salad and the r...ich and divine beef cheeks for the main. The estate is just glorious and the fact that it’s child friendly makes it a thoughtful estate too. Will be back for more Bendooley goodness! See More
Danielle Gurr
· April 22, 2018
We went to lunch on Saturday on our way back home from Sydney and it was just amazing. Natasha was kind enough to find us a table and we had the most amazing seafood and wine. This is my second visit ...and I absolutely love it. See More
Clara Dixon
· January 20, 2018
We had our wedding at Bendooley Estate, and it was a perfectly magical day! Everything was perfectly timed, the food was incredible, and our guests had a blast. Could not recommend this place highly e...nough - Kelly, the wedding coordinator, was just lovely, and so was Mark, the venue manager. Just loved it!! Will definitely be going back � See More
Michael Ryan
· April 30, 2018
We had our wedding here last Friday- it was an amazing experience. The team at Bendooley made it all easy and let us focus on having fun and having a party! Shoutout to Mark and Kelly for making it al...l so easy! See More
Adele Flack
· April 2, 2018
Food was amazing, most delicious chicken burger and pizza. Very relaxing place to eat with lots of atmosphere. Staff were lovely and service was great. Highly recommend.
Nikki Carver
· January 19, 2018
Such a lovely property. The food was divine - I had the pork belly pizza and my husband had the eye fillet steak. We enjoyed browsing through the books and bought one to take home.
Rey Galloway
· March 21, 2018
Best ever place to attend a wedding reception ever with nice & friendly staffs,similar to hunter valley with main entrance full of vineyards,lots of parking spaces, nice quiet country sites only 1.5 ...Hrs from Sydney airport along M5.Near Bowral.��� See More
Richard Dickinson
· April 19, 2018
Lovely venue and a bit quirky! Food is nice but nothing special and the prices are over the top! Good for a group or special occasion but doubt I’ll be back.....
Sebastian Addams
· November 12, 2017
Bendooley has stunning grounds and beautiful buildings. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was amazing and of course the wine was delicious! An awesome vibe and feel to it that was c...hilled. Definitely be going back soon! See More
Brett Parker
· August 15, 2017
On first impressions as you enter it is just gorgeous however as soon as we entered the "cellar door" it all fell apart!

You truly just feel like a number here. There are so much staff but noone near you they all all just darting around the place looking quite pompous like you have inconvenienced them. When we asked if we could dine at the "cellar door " we were told they dont take bookings and we would just need to wait. Then we found out from another "very busy" waitress that there is a list of people waiting...

The wine tasting is out of place where it is located and one person was conducting the tasting and was clearly under pressure with so much trade. Wines are lovely but i feel they need to really segregate the two experiences with an emphasis on making it more of an experience for customers.

We then went to the restaurant where again people entered and had no direction from staff as they darted by with a lack of customer service.

We were seated then just left for a good 20 mins before even being offered a drink. Food was good but not incredible.

This place has such potential but i feel they have made it to commercial and loose the essence of the highlands feel.

Dissapointing experience!
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Louise Morrisey
· September 2, 2017
We recently had our wedding at Bendooley Estate. Every moment was totally magic, from the pristine location, to the amazing, delicious food, and the service. We'd like to especially thank Kelly for he...r dedicated organisation in the lead up, Mark for calming the nerves on the big day, and to Sebastian, Charles, and the team for taking such good care of us and our families throughout the entire day and night. We wish we could get married at Bendooley every year! Couldn't recommend this romantic and unique wedding venue highly enough. See More
Laraine Meti
· February 20, 2018
The staff, atmosphere and ambiance all stunning. The food is superb, unfortunately very few choices for entree.
Alex Brown
· November 19, 2017
Very simple menu and not a lot of choice! Wines were lovely and the atmosphere was what made it a place to visit.
Rima Waters
· September 15, 2017
One of my favourite places. Nice atmosphere good food. Big thank you to Kym she makes the difference with her presence smile and good service.although yesterday Kym didn't serve us but she still came say hello. It was lovely and I agree with the others service wasn't up to the normal standard maybe because they were extra busy. See More
Lola Dalzotto
· May 13, 2018
Once again a great lunch ,the food was amazing, thank you Eva for looking after all of us you make us feel Special!!
Juliana Sugandy
· November 19, 2017
This place is awesome!! Awesome staff awesome food awesome wine tasting awesome atmosphere awesome architecturally designed structure!!

Must stop by! Don’t forget to book because it gets really busy!
Gary Williams
· November 10, 2017
Fantastic !!! ...The service,food and wine was faultless ..It’s a must for things to do in the southern highlands
Renee O'Brien
· November 5, 2017
5 stars all the way, one of our Favorite places to visit , the food is amazing so is the wine and the staff are extremely friendly.....
Aaron Goulding
· August 19, 2017
We've been back a few times since (and prior) to our wedding in Jan 17. Always an amazing meal with wonderful service. Accomodation is absolutely gorgeous and well worth it for a special occasion. Cou...ld not of asked for a better venue to host our event at! See More
Valentina Borbone
· September 4, 2017
3 visits and 3 great experiences. Food is great and location is magic. Biggest disappointment is the cost of the wine over lunch compared to cellar door, the difference of $25 on the same bottle. That...'s some corkage fee. See More
Deahne Denton
· July 31, 2017
My Husband and I were married at Bendooley Estate earlier this year. From the first time we had a tour with Mark around the property I was in love with it!! All of the staff were friendly, flexible an...d super good at what they do!! The food was DELICIOUS too. Well worth every penny!!!! I highly recommend this venue for your wedding day! It's magical!! � See More
Brianna Toohey
· May 11, 2018
Just want to thank Natasha for going out of her way and being so friendly even when it was busy! We will be coming back ���
Sandra Bennie
· September 3, 2017
Love this place. The food is excellent great atmosphere can be informal or elegant whatever you please beautifully located and a quick jaunt from Sydney definitely worth a visit for any special occasion.
Poppy Cohen
· February 17, 2018
Elegant dining experience! We had a wonderful celebration in a beautiful setting with superb food and service. Thank you
Jim Minns
· September 30, 2017
Avoid if looking for casual dining for lunch/afternoon coffee on a Sunday. Their main clientele is weddings and they take an active disinterest in anyone not attending one. Ridiculously unaccommodating.
Sue Leak
· September 17, 2017
Brilliant staff, sensational food and absolutely the perfect place for a wedding ! Thank you Bendooley for hosting the absolutely perfect wedding for my daughter and her gorgeous finance �
Troy Holmes
· July 30, 2017
The setting was perfect and the restaurant Lived up to the hype. We were recommended to go there for lunch and told we would not be disappointed and we were not. The staff were excellent, knowledgable... and courteous. The food was fantastic, they were able to modify the dished from vegetarian to Vegan for us. The serving sizes ensured we left food on our plate. The wine was excellent and the glass servings were generous. Make sure you book and you will walk away like us thinking, we'll be back. See More
Maro Preece
· September 24, 2017
We always in the past enjoyed our dinner/lunch. However yesterday waiting between our starters and main for 1.5hrs was a wee bit long.
Rhonda Willits McGrath
· January 10, 2018
Excellent atmosphere and good food and wine 🍷!
Bianca Beetson
· November 26, 2017
Great food great wine great surroundings great company
Lynne Moriarty
· September 7, 2017
The Cellar Door has a relaxed atmosphere, lovely circular fire place, delicious casual dining with fabulous wines. Perfect for chilly days but also warm ones too!
June-Rose Miles
· September 13, 2017
Very gracious wedding venue. Lake and wonderful house with cottage Well maintained Beautiful. Photography always looks fabulous and I have never heard a bad word about its management etc. brides ...always praise it. Well organised too See More
Sophie Cremasco
· October 9, 2017
The let down was the service.. so bad!!
Sadly they are obviously paying peanuts so they get monkeys.. would I go back? Probably not!
Rod Rose
· November 26, 2017
Great food and atmosphere. Drinks went with the meal nicely. Well done.
Lisa Tomlin
· August 17, 2017
What a hidden treasure!! I enjoyed a lovely lunch yesterday by the fire on a windy day where the food and service was excellent . I will be back !!
Heather Coulter
· September 19, 2017
Amazing location! The grounds are gorgeous, book shop has a tonne of character and the wines are delicious. Very Excited for our next visit ��
Maureen McCallum
· October 23, 2017
great food and service, lovely setting. would definitely recommend
Charmaine Bittruf
· July 24, 2017
Second time there. The venue is stunning!The books,to browse and buy are a different touch. The ambience is just lovely. The food is fresh and tasty, prices reasonable. Great service. Would recommend ...this place. Would be awesome for a wedding venue. See More