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Ravensthorpe is a grand 19th century home purposely restored to cater for life’s celebrations.

With its 1890s Manor House, Bridal Suite, award-winning grounds, and purpose-built reception location, Ravensthorpe is the ideal romantic wedding destination. Guests are welcome to enjoy our property, which is yours privately for the period of your reservation.

At Ravensthorpe, you have the freedom to plan your wedding or event unlike any other.


History of Ravensthorpe


The Construction

Built as a family home for the area's first physician Dr Arthur Wigley Bateman, his wife Anna Louisa and their 11 children.


The First Wedding

Mary Bateman, the eldest daughter of Dr A. W. Bateman, married Jack "John" Raftery on the 30th of January. The wedding reception was held at Ravensthorpe


The Raftery Family

Jack "John" Raftery purchased Ravensthorpe from the Bateman family and the property became the family home for John, Mary and their 5 children


The Neaves Family

The Neaves family purchased Ravensthorpe from the Raftery family as their family home.


The Restoration

Purchased by Illawarra Heritage Accommodation Pty Ltd and fully restored with the addition of commercial catering facilities designed to cater for the celebrations of the people of the Illawarra and beyond


The Barrington Group

The Barrington Group purchased the property from Illawarra Heritage Accommodation and have promised to continue to service the South Coast Community and beyond with Weddings, Events and all celebrations.

About Jim + Deborah

Jim and Deborah McCallum are multi talented in complimentary ways and that makes them a formidable partnership within their profession. Sharing a background in music and entertainment, interior design and all things antique, Ravensthorpe is a culmination of their talents. Deborah trained as a chef with the French school Le Cordon Bleu and is a proponent of French provincial cuisine. Jim tends to the front of house and shares his excellent wine knowledge (and vocal talent) with restaurant patrons. Their joy in life is travelling to food and wine destinations and eating their way around the world!

Contact Us

We are always available if you have any questions. Please give us a call or use the form below.

56 Tongarra Road
Albion Park, NSW 2527

T. (02) 4257 6096E. office@ravensthorpe.com.au

F. (02) 4257 6608