Must be the country girl lurking deep inside that drew me to the overall appeal of Adora Downs at rural Mt Tyson – just a short drive from the city sights of Toowoomba. This is a treat of a retreat. No wonder so many couples choose this as their wedding venue; so many organisations choose the rural setting for special events and why people from out west drop anchor here for the camping facilities.

A homestead property with an intriguing history, Adora Downs is owned and run by Mick and Michelle. This generation is not the first to put their stamp on the property, however. Originally Mick’s parents started collecting and coverting bits and pieces, and the old wool shed was converted to its current venue status.

While the drive in to the entrance is modest, and masks the sprawling panorama of historic treasures of bygone days, it is only a few steps from the car before the true extent of the homestead and its charms unfolds. The sweeping countryside is spectacular and the sunsets are stunning.

AD as a wedding venue is a jaw-dropping option. With the capacity to cater for 125 in onsite accommodation as well as wide open camping spots, this is an ideal weekend or staycation experience for guests. From tying the knot in the garden slab Chapel or being spoilt for choice of great photo locations, wedding parties are so well catered for. The special bridal suite has everything the blushing bride could need.

The quirky accommodation in rustic cabins and historic cottages and converted farm sheds belies the very comfortable and modern facilities on the inside. Recently Executive visitors Natasha O’Meara and Josh Griceb from ABIA Weddings Australia saw the venue and were as excited by it as I am.

Spaces abound for all tastes, families and specialty events. The Country Rockin Blues Shindig is a prime example of 100% fun and positive reviews.

You don’t have to worry about the quality of decor, delicious food, music, the fun noises coming from Ian Wickham’s In the Booth photographs, the bar or curfews here – it is all in very capable hands…..hospitality in spades! Quiet areas for the oldies, plenty to keep little ones occupied in the Old School Bus tv room, or the unusual tilt of the pool table – all add to the country comfort feel.

I am already planning retreats ……..bring it on!

654 Mondam Road, Mt Tyson – 0408 719 385

Blog by Molly B