The hidden heritage jewel of Castlemaine

Buda Historic Home and Garden is a goldfields villa house, museum and heritage garden located in Castlemaine. Step back in time to the Victorian Era and walk along the gravel paths, reliving yesteryear. Relax in Buda’s heritage garden, with the historic house and the purpose built Garden Room as a backdrop. The charming intimate Garden Room, as its name implies, overlooks the grounds and outdoor entertainment area of the Formal Garden.

Amble along pathways including Miss Hilda’s Walk, the Pergola Walk and onto the Formal Garden, where many a delightful wedding ceremony has taken place. There are a variety of romantic settings to choose from, whether on the stone steps overlooking the pond and fountain, or underneath the branches of the ancient oak.

Choose a garden wedding that reflects the seasonal changes that bring:

  • the fabulous foliage colours during the warm, balmy days of autumn
  • the small delights and unexpected life exposed by the chill of winter
  • the bright, verdant flushes of flower and fragrance in the crispness of spring
  • the goldfields authenticity of old plantings surviving the challenges of summer

The Garden Room can seat 70 people or hold up to 100 in an informal setting, or why not set up marquees on the Formal Garden for an outdoor wedding that will accommodate up to 150 people. Guests are able to walk through the grounds including the courtyard with its historic aviary and the rose garden, and appreciate the essence of Buda.

The Garden Room is a very versatile space which adapts to any type of function. Perfect for a design your own celebration, Buda does not offer event management, but in house catering can be arranged to suit your requirements, or you can choose your own caterer. The kitchen is equipped with a commercial oven/stove, dishwasher, fridge, crockery and cutlery. The room has a bar with a large commercial fridge as well as heating, cooling and universal access toilets.

We are happy to take you on a tour of Buda and to discuss the various options available to you for your special event at Buda.


Image credits: Penny Ryan and Carmen Bunting.