Host an event in the Blue Mountains this Winter

We are able to offer fully catered events with indoor and outdoor facilities that will delight your guests.

We love Parties, in the style of Poirot (without the murder of course) and Sabrina. Parties that conjure images of Porkys or Frat Houses are not welcome or appreciated by our lovely neighbours.

Bradford House is perfect for many events including:

  • Weddings & Wedding Receptions
  • Bridal Showers
  • Hen’s Parties
  • Engagement Parties
  • Baby Showers
  • Family Reunions and gatherings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Romantic Weekends Away
  • Girls Weekend 
  • Host a murder party
  • Executive & Corporate Retreats in the Blue Mountains
  • Corporate Events and Team Development Workshops
  • Corporate Christmas Parties
  • Blue Mountains venue hire

We can cater to almost any event type or party requirement. Please let us know what you have in mind and we’ll come up with a great solution.


Our beautiful garden area is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding in the Blue Mountains for approx. 40-50 guests.

On your wedding day, the luxurious indoor and outdoor facilities of Caribay Hotel are available to you, your bridal party and guests. The Cottage can also be made available on the arrangement for an additional charge. Our home is perfect for an intimate garden wedding ceremony, or as a wedding reception venue for ceremonies held elsewhere.

We have a great relationship with local wedding suppliers in the Blue Mountains and are able to offer great packages on the following additional services:

Blue Mountains Wedding Catering
by Matunga’s Executive Chef, Martin Wrighton.
Custom Menu design available.

Floral Arrangements
by Ellen Woof, Professional Interior Designer and Floral Artist. 

Wedding Invitation and Stationery Design
by Special Something

Massage Therapy

Civil Marriage Celebrant

Marquee Hire

We are able to cater to almost any Wedding requirement as well as formal/informal weddings, so please don’t hesitate to contact us let us know what you have in my mind.

Caribay Hotel featured on Wedding Blog!

Caribay Hotel recently played host to a beautiful intimate wedding reception in the Blue mountains.

The wedding featured in Hello May magazine.


You’ll get no arguments from us when you say the Blue Mountains is one spectacular location to tie the knot! Heritage homesteads, breathtaking views and that “gone bush”  feeling you get when you are so far away from home yet so close all at the same time.

Our friends over at Mint Photography recently had the pleasure of shooting Amanda + Matthew’s wedding at Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains and what a spectacular day it was. Amanda tells us “We really liked the idea of all our family and friends actually spending a weekend away together. Yester Grange was about the fourth venue we’d actually looked at in person, and we just knew – the moment we walked down the driveway and saw the amazing view – that it was exactly what we wanted. After that none of the other venues even came close!” Amanda goes on to say “being married in the Blue Mountains was also significant for us as we met rock climbing and had spent many weekends there together.”

We love their neutral white colour palette with hints of vintage decorations here and there, all of which sit beautifully into the lush bush setting but the thing that impressed us the most? Amanda ordered her dress off the internet… no fittings, no viewings, no nothing… and here we are thinking rock climbing was brave!

Winter 2018 in the Blue Mountains

Autumn and Winter are magical times in the Blue Mountains

Enjoy the vast natural beauty of the mountains, the wonderful gourmet food and wine of the region, and the cozy nights by the wood fire with a hot drink and a good book.

Caribay Hotel is the perfect respite for pure relaxation.

What’s on during Winter in the Blue Mountains 2018

Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba – Saturday 22nd June 2018

The Winter Magic Festival is a free, annual community event, celebrated around the Winter solstice in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. The Winter Solstice in 2016 (Yule) falls on June 21st, 8:34 am AEST.

Winter Magic is the Blue Mountain’s highest-profile and most anticipated annual event. The Blue Mountains is NSW inaugural City of the Arts and Katoomba is the heart of that city. It is the weekend when artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls and community take over one of Australia’s most famous towns.

During the event, the main street of Katoomba is closed to motor traffic and open to pedestrian traffic. This allows the whole town to become a performance space. The streets are lined with market stalls and everybody who attends is encouraged to dress in costume.

Unlike many Festivals run by Chambers of Commerce and Councils, this event is run by community volunteers. It has a strong local focus and very wide general appeal. The setting is a town sitting on a narrow ridge and bound north and south by a World Heritage-listed National Park.

The festival itself is free, however, some activities charge a fee.

The Changing of the autumn leaves