Our Venue

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The Chateau is a revived mid-century property located in the heart of Southport. Lovingly restored to maintain its original architectural features, Chateau Nesbit has been transformed into a French Provincial delight with accents inspired by the understated elegance and natural beauty of the South of France.  

The Chateau

Feel like you’ve been transported into another era as you step through the gates and into the whimsical courtyard. Whether day or night, your eye will be drawn to the many French inspired accents peppered throughout the property. 

Allow your imagination to run wild as you immediately picture your wedding or function in this beautifully appointed event location. Discover how Chateau Nesbit can transform your ideas into the wedding of your dreams with the beautiful French setting playing a minor or major role in your celebration.  

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The Details

Make your way under the ambient festoon lights that guide you to the main entrance and outdoor dining space. Imagine you and your guests gathering under the vintage chandelier, conversing around the stone table. The mirrored pergola area is ideal for congregating, making a toast, or cutting the cake. Picture yourself in this elegant setting, drinking, dining, and sharing special moments with your loved ones. 

Take a moment to explore the powder rooms. While these spaces aren’t traditionally a draw card for choosing your venue, you’ll want to add our spectacular rooms to your list of photo opportunities. Forget photo booths, your guests will be taking multiple selfies in our powder rooms. Enter the dining room and marvel at the beautiful space, ideal for intimate indoor receptions. Adjacent to the fully appointed commercial kitchen, this setting is perfect for those wanting a small-scale celebration in a cosy environment.  

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The French Aesthetic

Enter the gates to Chateau Nesbit and you’ll be swept up in the quaint, Provincial aesthetic that evokes romance and effortless style. An oasis in the city, the mise en scene features multiple garden spaces with perfect locales for your ceremony, reception, and photo shoot. 

Dotted with potted plants and French décor, you’ll be enchanted by the fanciful grounds of Chateau Nesbit.  

Choose from the lush herb garden, with its cottage aesthetic, or the sophisticated patio with lounges and a vintage swing for two. Everywhere you turn, you’ll discover yet another stunning backdrop for your special day.

Events

ceremony

The property offers multiple areas for your ceremony. Choose an elevated position, such as the main entrance steps or front patio or utilise the gardens as your backdrop. Let your imagination run wild and feel free to decorate the space to suit your wedding theme and aesthetic.  

Reception

Your reception at Chateau Nesbit is only restricted by your imagination. With options for an intimate indoor dinner party or room for larger numbers in the many outdoor dining locations, we can help you accommodate and host your guests in style.  

Utilise the permanent dining tables on site or hire extra furniture to satisfy your requirements. For small outdoor weddings, drink and dine beneath the chandelier or position long tables under the festoon lights for a larger group.  

Covered areas are also available for outdoor dining, dancefloors, grazing tables, or anything else your heart desires. Once again, you’re only limited by your imagination.  

Elopements

The size and aesthetic of Chateau Nesbit makes it the perfect venue for intimate weddings, including elopements. Keep your celebration small and stress free by choosing an elopement style wedding rather than an extravagant large-scale event.  

Small and simple doesn’t need to be boring. Feel inspired by the events we’ve hosted on the property to see how you can transform the space into your dream location. 

If you are struggling to envision your special day, we recommend engaging the help of experienced planners who can turn your dreams into a reality.  

With an abundance of backdrops and inspiration, Chateau Nesbit provides a variety of photographic opportunities for your wedding album. Your photographer will love the architectural elements of the property as well as the natural foliage and floral displays.  

Utilise all areas of the venue to create your visual memories. The carved timber doors, mirrored pergola, and decorative walls and windows, provide stunning backdrops that won’t overpower your images. Multiple step locations offer spaces for group shots with different height levels or come together on the patio swing for a fun shot of you and your loved ones.  

Achieve cute, candid pictures in the decorative powder rooms or by the herb garden. Capture twilight shots under the festoon lights or in the dining room for an understated elegance to your album. The photo opportunities are endless with a little imagination and the right photographer.  

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Chateau Nesbit offers access to our fully equipped, commercial kitchen. Your caterer is free to use the gas oven and stove, dishwashing facilities, and refrigeration. The kitchen features stainless steel surfaces with Smeg small appliances for your convenience.  

You have the option to supply your own or caterer or choose from one of our recommended vendors. Chateau Nesbit can accommodate food trucks or mobile bars onsite if you are looking for a unique and casual catering experience.  

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