Summerland House Farm is the perfect destination for romantic countryside weddings in the Ballina Byron Hinterland.
Located on the scenic Alstonville plateau in Ballina Byron Hinterland, Summerland House Farm offers sweeping views of the coast and the surrounding avocado and macadamia farms. It has become popular with brides and grooms, not just for its breath-taking rolling paddocks and fragrant orchards, but because it supports local people with disabilities. Run by House with No Steps, it gives people with disabilities the opportunity to work, learn new skills and enjoy that fulfilment that comes from a job.
This unique wedding venue offers a number of picturesque locations for ceremonies, wedding photo shoots and receptions. The property is brimming with gorgeous backdrops! You can exchange your vows in the pretty garden rotunda lined with country cottage flower beds and surrounded by the rolling hills! Or say “I do” under the striking Moreton Bay Fig encircled by lush, subtropical rainforest vegetation! Or set up your banquet table amid the magical macadamia orchards where you will have unspoiled 360-degree views of trees as far as the eye can see! The combination of peaceful ambience, beautifully manicured gardens and ‘feel-good' service of the disability employers make this venue unique and truly exceptional.
Summerland House Farm has employed many people with disabilities at the site and even inspired some brides who got married there to make a change in their careers. Kylie Crawley who married her husband Clint there in August 2017 was one of them. She decided to apply for a job with House with No Steps and today she is a Support Manager in the ACT.
Being one of Australia’s leading disability service providers, House with No Steps is dedicated to giving people with disability greater choice, control and freedom – empowering them to live life on their own terms across NSW, QLD, VIC and the ACT. Summerland House Farm is one of the nine businesses run by them, which offers supported employment to people with disability.