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Why Berry is THE location for South Coast Weddings

When it comes to planning a South Coast Wedding, Berry and its surrounding areas should be at the top of your viewing list.  There are lots of things to consider when choosing your venue and the area.  Ultimately your venue needs to speak to you.  It should grab you the moment you walk in.  It needs to be photograph and videography worthy, beautiful, unique, memorable and easily accessible for your guests.  Ideally it should also be in a desirable location so that your guests are excited about making the journey and can plan a whole weekend away around your big day.

Why is Berry and its surrounding areas so popular for couples looking to get married?  It’s because of its natural beauty, its mix of country and some of NSW’s most beautiful beaches. Put simply, it just has so much to offer.

Where is Berry located?

The Township of Berry is located 2 hours south of Sydney.  With the recent creation of new highways, it’s a fast, easy and picturesque drive.  Berry is also 3 hours from Canberra.

Where is Eleven Eighty situated?

A lot of people are a tad confused when I tell them that Eleven Eighty is based in Coolangatta (a ten minute drive from the township of Berry).  Yes, there is another Coolangatta in Australia aside from the famous Gold Coast location.  Fun fact for you:  Our Coolangatta is the original Coolangatta!!!  Coolangatta in Qld was in fact named after the schooner, Coolangatta which in turn was named after the mountain between Shoalhaven Heads and Berry (a 2 minute drive from Eleven Eighty) which was wrecked on the coast in 1864.

About the Area

The Shoalhaven has it all (in our opinion).  Your retail therapy needs are covered in the township of Berry known for its amazing coffee shops, restaurants, home wares, bakeries, and watering holes.  A 3-minute drive from Eleven Eighty is the seaside town of Shoalhaven Heads offering pet friendly beach walks and even a fine dining option.  A ten-minute drive gets you to Gerroa – the start of the famous Seven Mile Beach and 5 minutes further along is Gerringong offering Werri beach – a hot spot for surfing and swimming, Werri lagoon for kayaking and fishing and Boat Harbour Rock pool, a favourite swimming spot with the locals.  The area offers it all:  Beautiful walks, fun on the water, country towns to explore.  For the more adventurous there are plenty of thrill seeking activities such as zip lining and rock climbing.  The team at Eleven Eighty would be happy to provide more guidance on things to do in the area.

 Why Berry and its surround area the ultimate wedding destination?

The South Coast has become the ultimate wedding destination for the discerning couple.  The wedding industry has matured on the South Coast and offers quality, experienced suppliers and vendors who will ensure that your day goes without a hitch.  We have florists, stylists, equipment hire, drink vans, caterers, celebrants, photographers, musicians and more.  We would be happy to provide you with our “Friends of the Eleven Eighty venue list”.  The wonderful array of dining, accommodation options and things to do means that the area is continuously increasing in demand as a highly sought-after wedding destination.

Not heard of Eleven Eighty?

Eleven Eighty is the newest boutique offering in the South Coast Wedding Venue space.  You have to see it to truly appreciate it.  We are probably the best kept secret on the South Coast.  It’s eclectic and beautiful, a wonderland of the unconventional.  It’s one of a kind:  Heritage listed, an old school hall, a train carriage, a barn, a bar and unexpected plot twists around every corner.  Eleven Eighty has been romantically restored and is full of historic treasures and curated artful spaces.  When couples view our stunning venue they book. And the best news, as a new venue in the area, unlike a lot of others in Berry, we can still offer availability in 2023.    If you would like to find out more about us or indeed book a viewing click here.

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Testimonials

We just had the most magical wedding here – 10/10 venue!!! We cannot speak more highly of our experience! Amazing hosts and team, with exceptional attention to detail. There are so many incredible places for photos (but also the photos don’t do it justice!) and the whole ambience really contributed to our wedding. It was amazing being able to stay at the property for the weekend. We absolutely loved it and could not recommend it more!

Jess D

The unique venue catered for our family requirements and beyond with many personalised details. Every part of the venue was utilised from the train carriage, the on-site accomodation, through to the beautifully decorated bar and iconic tree swing.

Our wedding getaway consisted of 3 days and 2 nights surrounded with loved ones onsite. We enjoyed great company, good food, fun lawn games, and created many wonderful memories. The venue was perfect for our needs. It was kid and dog friendly, spacious, clean, offered many entertainment spaces, and felt like a home away from our home.

We cannot thank Reanah enough for her support and recommendations. We are so grateful to have engaged such talented vendors who went out of their way to make our day special, thank you so much!

Stacey and I highly recommend Eleven Eighty.

Paulina Acuna

I am in love with Eleven Eighty! Such a great DIY venue with accommodation, a well thought-out layout with different spaces hosting such an eclectic vibe to truly bring out your personality. The Owners & staff are so incredible to work alongside and we love planning & coordinating there. The courtyard is to die for!

Jess – Planned By Page

What a stunning venue, the way the light filters through the surrounding trees into the courtyard in the afternoon is just something else. They have thought of everything here you will need to make your wedding day perfect. Beautiful spaces to get ready in, the most divine settings for your reception and stunning photo opportunities, Eleven Eighty has it all.

Lean and Lens Photography

From the moment you enter Eleven Eighty you will be swept up by its character and charm. It really is a wonderland of the unexpected, every turn you take leads you to something more to be discovered. So many incredible options within this special property. The team have worked tirelessly to restore this historical venue with so much love and care.

Candice Seymour

Eleven Eighty has to be the best venue on the south coast for a funky lux wedding or to be honest, any event that you need to be seriously special. The place is like a treasure trove filed with beautiful thoughtfully curated objects and super styled so that every different area is truly unique. There are so many gorgeous settings all just perfectly put together. The vintage train carriage blew me away.

Gaynor Tracey

We fell in love with Eleven Eighty because it’s a super unique venue. We knew we wanted something a little less traditional with a cool, relaxed party vibe and felt that Eleven Eighty really delivered on this. We especially love the courtyard and alfresco dining aspect of the venue and the rustic vibe of the bar.

Rachel Appleby

WOW! An absolute sensory overload from the moment you pull into the driveway, there’s is sooo much to take in! Interesting, eclectic, full of character, it’s almost too much! It’s FANTASTIC! Love it! Just spent 3 nights there for New Years celebrations and what a brilliant time was had, the venue is perfect stage to have an incredible gathering.

David Annett

After visiting Eleven Eighty I was amazed by the effort that was put into every detail to truly capture the unique character and beauty that it has. The owners and manager were very friendly and went above and beyond to accommodate our upcoming event. We are all super excited!!!!

Kylie Brown

Love this beautiful property! Ticks all the boxes for an ideal wedding venue and such a lovely space to style, the courtyard is magical at night to dine and dance under. We love it!

The Wedding and Event Creators

I went to an event at Eleven Eighty, I felt like I was transported back in time. Full of character and history with all the different parts to explore and have fun. It was an unforgettable experience and I look forward to the next time.

Lucy Brown

The most idyllic, tranquil setting that makes you feel relaxed the minute you get there! The property is tastefully decorated, the team are so friendly and the facilities are awesome. Highly recommend it!

Michelle Rubinstein

Grounds of Alexandria meets Soho House meets Alice in Wonderland…… Wow! How did we not know about this place? So incredibly beautiful with hidden treasures and unexpected plot twists around every corner. Riddled with character, old world charm and modern luxury, I really can’t think of an event space that has as much wow factor as this did.

Angie Laxton

We have booked our special day here. We were looking for a venue that could show our personalities, and Eleven Eighty has plenty of that! It is so cute wherever you look. Reanah is super friendly and easy to talk to. She has taken our special day as hers and was super helpful with info and suppliers. I’m so excited about our wedding and spending it here with our families!

Vanessa Vernazza

“We had our wedding at Eleven Eighty in November and it was truly the most magical experience for us and also for all of our guests. The grounds and venue are simply beautiful. Everything is so well maintained and the attention is second to none!”

Phil & Sue - Sydney

“I facilitated a corporate away day for a Sydney-based team, and found the historic and quirky venue was a great experience, with all we needed for a productive and creative day included – even lawn games for brain breaks and team building!”

Anthony - Berry

“An out-of-the-ordinary South Coast getaway with lovely hosts Richard and Clare. They were extremely welcoming and ensured we were well looked after, helping us arrange a private chef and visits to the local attractions.”

Liat Gould - Sydney

“There are some amazing quirks on this property that we absolutely loved; the converted train carriage was fantastic! The house was immaculate and Clare and Richard are amazing, down to earth hosts – we felt well looked after from start to finish.”

Mark Hatnean - Sydney

“Fantastic, a touch of class with an oldy worldy feel. Perfect to escape the city, do nothing at all or go all out and fill your weekend with wineries, ziplining, kayaking and more. Did I mention there’s a train carriage in the garden?!”

Jay Hobson - Sydney
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