Weddings at the Castle

If you are after an affordable, unique and fun wedding venue, look no further than The Macadamia Castle.

We are located in the tranquil hinterland between Byron Bay and Ballina, with six acres of grounds, a pond, over 150 animals and attentive, experienced staff.

Weddings at the Castle enjoy exclusive use of the Park after 5pm, we can deliver a truly memorable experience for all ages, tastes and budgets.

You can hold your ceremony in our grounds and then move to our air-conditioned function room for the reception, which can seat up to 80 guests or 120 for a more relaxed cocktail affair.

We will provide bar service and keep everyone entertained between the ceremony and reception, with our very sociable animals, train ride, playground and interactive animal encounters.

The Castle delivers amazing photo experiences with many and varied backdrops as well as a range of animals, birds and reptiles to complement the happy couple.

Our full-service kitchen and hospitality staff deliver locally-sourced food of exceptional value and quality.

We have experience delivering events to many delighted families.

We have experience delivering events to many delighted families. Browse over our Wedding Brochure and please contact us with your enquiry at


“Our wedding was full of so much happiness and love and we couldn’t have imagined having it anywhere else! The amazing team looked after us and everyone that attended with so much detail that it seemed that they enjoyed the night as much as we all did – From animal encounters, train rides, setting up the space, the unique and yummy menu options and anything we needed was never too much trouble. It was full of so fun much and we received only wonderful feedback from our guest about everything. The animals were added surprise entertainment for all our guests – both youth and old. It was really just the best day ever!”

John and Kylie Longworth

Socrates the Barn Owl – the wedding accessory you never knew you needed!

Socs our barn owl can be the special guest at your wedding.  As the rings are such an important part of the ceremony, when the celebrant asks for the rings, Socs makes his magical appearance.

The idea came from a former bird trainer who wanted Socs to be the ring bearer at her own wedding, and he has been trained to deliver a ring to the bride, groom or celebrant. During the ceremony, when it comes time to exchange rings, a gloved hand is raised and Socs will fly across the crowd to deliver the rings in a little pouch on his foot.

Socs is exclusively available to weddings held at his home in the Macadamia Castle.

One of the fascinating things about barn owls is they fly absolutely silently, you cannot hear a wing flap. This is what makes this service so special, the guests are quietly watching the ceremony and the Socs silently flies over guests to deliver the rings for a stunning addition to the special day. Bookings with Socs include a rehearsal run through, appearance at the weddings and during photos after the event.

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Barn Owl Bird Ring Bearer