For many years, Galwiji Homestead has been thriving as a holiday accommodation. But now, for the first time since owner Malcolm’s marriage to Rosie 22 years ago, we’ve come full circle to again host weddings.
We can cover everything from the most intimate family gathering to the biggest country shindig. With a stunning tranquil garden with abundant birdlife, a 25 square heritage homestead and on-site accommodation, Galwiji is perfect for weddings.
Galwiji is your blank slate – what your wedding will look like is only limited by your imagination. And you’ll find our prices very reasonable indeed.
Here are two recent reviews from couples who looked to Galwiji to host their weddings:
“Choosing Galwiji for our 16 April 2016 wedding was the best decision we could have made. The property is absolutely beautiful (perfect blank canvas), the homestead is exactly right for large groups, and no one could be more helpful and accommodating than the Pryors. Practically speaking, our wedding was everything we wanted – plenty of room for our marquee, free rein to decorate as we wished, no worries about playing loud music into the wee hours, homestead for the kids to chill out in when it all got too much, and only a short drive from Buninyong and all its amenities. All our guests had a terrific time, with several already planning return visits as regular farmstay guests. We consider it a privilege, an honour, and a great omen for our future that we could be married at this much loved family farm. We cannot thank Dr. Bill, Ann, Malcolm, Rosie and the staff enough for helping give us one of the best days of our lives.”
Sarah and Jamie Swann, Golden Point, Vic.
“Galwiji is a wonderful property rooted in family humbleness and country beauty. After months of searching for a wedding venue, we finally found our idyllic Homestead to get married at and create our ideal setting.
The Pryor family, even though at the time they hadn’t had a wedding at Galwiji in over 20 years, agreed to lease us their century-old property.
We will never forget the kindness the entire family and staff have shown us. We started preparing the grounds a week earlier and they were there from the beginning, ensuring their best to make sure our day would be more than special. They organised a gardener to look after the gardens, CFA representative to ensure there were no issues on the day, mowed the grass for our ceremony spot and our marquee to make sure our summer wedding would be perfect.
The house itself is fantastic. There’s plenty of room to sleep and a massive rumpus room for table tennis, music and games. Our family and friends loved staying there, especially the tree farm which you must visit early in the morning. It has lots of wildlife and birds.”
Ennis and Carli Cehic, St. Albans, Vic. (December 2015)
Ballarat is an excellent place to hold your wedding – an easy 90 minute drive from Melbourne, friendly country businesses offering excellent service and almost no traffic!
As you can see from the pictures, spectacular scenery abounds and you’ll receive the warmest of country welcomes from your hosts, Ann and Bill, Malcolm and Rosie and Angus and Catrina Pryor.
Please call us to discuss your big day on 0424 750 555.
Ten out of ten for facilities, service, and value for money. We loved the relaxing atmosphere in the house with all its provisions. It’s perfect!
I loved the cow milking, open fires, kangaroos, electric blankets, comfy beds and pillows.
The owners live close by so it was especially thoughtful that they had a fire going for us (it was cold!) and had left lights on (given we arrived in the dark). The number of bedrooms (5) was great. The house was very suitable for a young family overall.
We all had a wonderful stay and we will all have many lovely memories staying here. A fantastic place for friends to have a wonderful weekend including sharing dinner and a games night.
It was great for all the family to be able to stay together. We enjoyed the quietness and space in our home away from home. We can’t think of anything that could have made the experience better for us.
The best part of our stay was being with family in an environment that was almost like being at home. We loved the fireplace and sitting around and feeling relaxed. I can’t think of anything that could have made it better.
Galwiji Homestead was very appropriate for our big group, comfortable, warm and most of all, ‘farmlike’. The homestead facilities and service in particular were great.
Everything was great. We loved the games and the family time.
A lovely large home with all the facilities available, eg. kitchen, games, walks etc. Close to all major attractions. Ideal for large family or small groups. Lovely, restful, peaceful time.
The children spent the weekend outside and there was plenty to occupy them. The fresh flowers were appreciated.