Where is Down Converys Lane located?
Down Converys Lane is situated at 12 Converys Lane, Wollongbar NSW. We are conveniently located close to Ballina, Lismore, Alstonville, Byron Bay and Bangalow and within easy access to airports in both Ballina and Lismore.
Can I just venue hire or book Down Converys Lane for my wedding ceremony or photography session?
On your wedding day you are offered exclusive use of Down Converys Lane’s unique and private grounds thus we reserve the use of our venue for couples who embrace our wedding package inclusions and host their ceremony and reception with us. Our enviable photographic opportunities are also reserved only for Down Converys Lane newlyweds. The convenience of hosting your wedding ceremony and reception at Down Converys Lane allows your guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy the celebrations from the moment they arrive without the need to travel between venues. Down Converys Lane also offers the set up and use of the venue for your wedding ceremony at no additional charge.
What are your minimum/maximum number of guests?
Down Converys Lane occupies nearly 5 acres of rainforest gardens thus we are able to accommodate and cater for large weddings. We do have minimum numbers set at 40 guests however please contact us for special consideration.
Can I supply my own decorations?
Yes! However… unlike most other venues and as one of our major points of difference, Down Converys Lane does have a large and exclusive collection of both contemporary and vintage venue and table decorations that you are most welcome to use to complement and enhance your individual items. Selections can be made from our ever increasing Decoration Lists and we are more than happy to assist you in creating the perfect backdrop for your celebrations. These items of decoration are all part of our Inclusions and are supplied at no additional cost. The venue is also liberally decorated with wine barrels, historic wagons and other unique heritage items which all lend a definite WOW factor to the overall experience.
Do our belongings need to be removed from the venue at the end of the evening?
No. You certainly do not need to clean or clear the venue. At the completion of the evening, our staff will pack all your belongings away safely for collection the following day.
Is there a wedding venue co-ordinator and what will they take care of for me?
Venue and wedding co-ordination is our specialty! Personalised service is what we are
all about so on your special day every detail is professionally managed by Down Converys Lane’s on-site owner/managers. From table and decoration set up through to the co-ordination of your vendors, we can provide as much or as little support as you may require.
Do you have facilities for disabled access?
Our venue is designed to accommodate disabled access with ramps, flat covered walkways and wheelchair friendly amenities.
Is there any accommodation available?
Whilst we do not have accommodation on site, Down Converys Lane enjoys close proximity to many accommodation options within the immediate local area. As part of our Inclusions we provide a charter bus to chauffeur your guests’ home to the local accommodation of their choice.
What parking is available for guests?
Upon entry to the venue our Concierge will welcome your guests and Ushers will then direct them to our ample on-site Bus & Car Parking areas. Overnight car parking is also available.
What happens if it rains?
In the event of unfavourable weather conditions Down Converys Lane is unique in our ability to offer the use of our beautifully converted Stables for your wedding ceremony and canapés.
Our covered walkways provide shelter for the comfort of your guests and our Barn Style Reception Pavilion is weather proof with feature gas heating available if required. In the cooler months, wood burning Chimineas and fragrant oil burners also enhance the ambience and warmth of the surroundings.
Do I need to supply my own caterer?
As part of our Inclusions, Down Converys Lane provides a sumptuous 3 Course Wedding Feast which is prepared by our exclusive In House Chefs. Menus are seasonal and the most generous of proportions are on offer for every course. The elegant and sophisticated country style theme of our venue is reflected both in the setting and on the plate with farmhouse influences sumptuously prepared and presented for the enjoyment and fulfillment of you and your special guests.
What style of receptions are offered?
At Down Converys Lane you are able to choose from Individually Plated, Cocktail, Buffet or our signature Banquet style reception. Our beautifully decorated reception and dance area is large enough to allow for a variety of table and seating options specifically designed to suit your individual requirements. Afternoon Garden Ceremonies and Receptions are also offered. Please contact us for further details or to discuss your specific ideas.
Does Down Converys Lane cater for special dietary requirements?
Yes! With prior notice our In House Chefs are able to cater for all dietary requirements. Meals for your vendors such as photographers, musicians etc. are also provided free of charge.
What does BYO mean?
Our corkage free BYO option allows you the opportunity to pre purchase premium beverage selections at discounted prices. The on-site cold storage of your supplies is managed by our staff with half wine barrels, wash tubs, a claw foot bath and stainless steel dairy vats located throughout the venue for guests’ self-selection as desired. In conjunction with roving tray service, a dedicated bar is conveniently situated and functions during the 1 hour service of canapés with individual table service of wine, beer, champagne etc. provided during your reception.
What staff are provided?
Upon arrival through to the close of your function your guests will be served by our professional and dedicated Beverage and Wait staff. From our Creative Stylists who attend to your décor placement with fastidious attention to detail to our Plongeur and Catering staff, Down Converys Lane is fortunate to have an enthusiastic team who love their work and are committed to providing excellence at all levels.
What are Down Converys Lane Terms and Conditions?
Our Terms and Conditions are provided within our website in order to allow you the opportunity to consider them at your convenience. Please let us know if any of the issues raise particular concerns for you and we will endeavour to consider a favourable solution for your circumstances. Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions.
How do I obtain further information?
In order to experience the essence of what a Down Converys Lane wedding would be like, a tour of our very unique venue is highly recommended. During your visit we will provide you with our exclusive and comprehensive Wedding Portfolio and would be able to personally answer any queries you may have. We will also take time to discuss your individual plans and ideas so that we can explain how we could make your dream wedding come true!
Tour Bookings are essential so please contact us to arrange a time that is convenient for you to come and have a look around. If you live interstate please let us know as we would be more than happy to discuss details via email or by phone. Down Converys Lane specialises in assisting ‘away’ couples with all aspects of their wedding planning as we offer you all of our professional expertise in making your day truly amazing!