The Oaklands Homestead
The Historic Oaklands Homestead is available to hold your wedding ceremony in the tranquil gardens, or available to be booked as holiday accommodation through the event centre all year 'round.
Accommodation is also available at the Homestead, catering to the needs of the bride and her bridal party before the wedding or for the couple's first night together.
Oaklands is of state significance as a rare surviving intact colonial homestead in its curtilage from the late Georgian period. The house was originally sited on a rise to avoid flooding and to overlook the pastoral landscape and its own landholdings.
Oaklands was the original site for the township of Pambula. The three Imlay brothers established "Pamboola Station" in 1833, before members of the Walker Family bought and set up their local holding firm of William Walker & Co. The Walker family built the historic homestead "Oaklands" in 1842 and described it as "…..a very pretty cottage...” In 1908 "the thirty feet high grand oak trees ... provided more than fifty bushels of acorns a season and were declared two of the largest English Oaks in the state". These still stand today, creating a perfect, leafy country setting.
The olive trees (Olea sp.) and oak trees (Quercus sp.), after which the house was named, were planted in the 1860s.
The homestead features fine cedar joinery, including a highly unusual set of finely glazed entrance doors with corresponding antechamber doors, original fire surrounds, floorboards, plasterwork and french doors with fine glazing bars. The house retains a high degree of integrity and intactness and is considered to have one of the finest Georgian colonial interiors on the South Coast.
"South Coast Colonial Gem… one of the earliest surviving Colonial properties on the Far South Coast." The Oaklands venue stands proudly alongside this historic property.